March 10, 2011

An Early Taste of Spring

It's raining outside and it's still cold, but snow is melting and charming little blooms have begun appearing on the trees... Spring isn't that far away.

But is not here yet.
I am not worried because ''NO MATTER HOW LONG THE WINTER, SPRING IS SURE TO FOLLOW".  In fact, I know that ''She" is drawing somewhere in the South. Usually our city comes into full bloom in April.
Instead of waiting for Mother Nature to present the splendor of Spring in all its glory, I decided to give a little help by soaking all the outdoor colors and set them in our home. Nothing captures the mood of the season better than bringing a little outdoors inside, right?

What better time to be inspired and create - an Early test of Spring at home ...!?
Lets begin with the "early bloomers" by forcing favorite bulbs into flowers. Potted bulbs make delightful decoration and spread the scent of spring, so I transferred a delicate pink hyacinth blossom into a teacup, just before it bloomed.

Another simple project has been calmly waiting for an appropriate time and mood. The time for the Spring Blossom Urn has come. My favorite urn is going to have another life. It hasn't been used since
Christmas; the big pine cone will be replaced with an explosion of flowers. 

Please enlarge the photo to see the steps for creating this urn /read "wires"/

After all, isn't spring all about the abundance of colors that awaken our senses and make us wish for changes, new possibilities and new LIFE.


A little something here and there, and Spring is finally Home.


I couldn't help it, but continue creating. I've recently developed a new passion for crafting cards and I feel like sharing my freshly made spring cards with you. 


 And doing all this is easy with the help of a cup of fresh coffee in my favorite spring coffee mug.

" Winter is on my head , but eternal spring is in my heart" ~ Victor Hugo

Thank you for visiting my blog, dear friend ! 
I hope you find Spring here..... and in your heart, of course ! 

Thank you to all of you who host these parties !

I am joining : 
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Home Sweet Home
Show and Tell Friday
A Stroll Thru Life
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest 
Inspiration Journey at Modern Country Style 
Frugalicious Friday
Happy Pink Saturday !


  1. So beatuiful. All the little "tastes" of spring. And in the end the beautiful flower arrangement. Thanks you for sharing. Karie

  2. Awesome post. Thanks for the lovely tutorial. I really like your pretty cloche, too! Your sofa table is ready for spring! And you did a great job on your pretty cards. The last one is my favorite. It is my style! :D

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Ricki Jill

  3. Gorgeous flora and fauna. Lovely vignette. Beautiful juxtapostion at it's very best!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Everything looks so lovely. The cards are so cute.

  5. Looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.

  6. I can't wait for Spring to really get going. Your pictures are so beautiful. And those cards? Love!!


  7. What a pretty vignette, Sylvia! I love the hyacinth in the teacup.

  8. Very beautiful, dear Sylvia, thanks so much for the directions on how to arrange the urn. I love it! And all of your Spring touches are adorable!
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. Love your easy crafts - that flower arrangement is beautiful! Absolutely love cloches - as usual - you do a beautiful job and terrific photography -
    Hope you have a great weekend,

  10. You made a lovely post. I sure enjoyed all the feels of spring you found.

  11. Hi Sylvia! This is just a lovely spring post! I love your garden themed coffee cup! Flowers in urns are one of the most beautiful things to have! Your arrangement is wonderful!

  12. Sylvia, your beautiful presentation is so enjoyed ... the florals are awesome, the coffee cup idea is fab! Yup! You brought spring to us ... love the vignette.

    Pop over for a visit, I am now following you.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~


  13. What a delightful post filled with so many lovely things!!



  14. Beautiful post and love display. You have also outdone yourself with the cards. Just lovely. ~~Sherry~~

  15. Oh dearest, you are doing EXACTLY what I am doing this sweet but chilly weekend; cloches lining up on my sofa table!!! How dear of you to come and leave such a kind comment...let us all make the space we occupy a better place because we are in it. LOVE YOUR DÉCOR!!! HAVE FUN, Anita

  16. Ahhh...once again you have made me feel like a just had a little slice of calm in the midst of a crazy day! Your photos are gorgeous as are the subject matters in them and you just have such a way of creating the most lovely vignettes. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  17. What a beautiful arrangement you created! I love the twigs and moss in the urn too. Just beautiful as is your photography. Thanks for linking up!

  18. All is gorgeous!Love the hyacinth in the teacup.

  19. i love all the pretty photos and especially the hyacinth popping up thru the soil...spring's a comin'...thanks too for sharing this at fridays unfolde.


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  20. Hi Sylvia,

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! You have been very creative! The urn with the flowers looks beautiful!

    Happy sunday & lieve groet,


  21. Hello there Sylvia,

    What lovely fabric touches of Spring and prettiest of card creations!~ They are all so exquisitely detailed and very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us for last week's TTTT and also for my 73rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' also! ~ Your teacups and beautiful photo vignettes were just heavenly last week!..,

    (My apologies;I was out of the office and therefore unable to pop by until now)..,

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  22. Oh such pretty spring displays. Eveything is lovely and your cloches are displayed beautifully. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  23. Beautiful floral arrangement Sylvia! I love your vignette with your nested cloche & sweet teacup planted hyacinth!

  24. Everything is so, so Pretty! And, yes, that ol' Hope of Spring- it gets me through these long, cold and snowy winters. I am so Ready!!!
    Thank you for joining my Friday Pretties party!


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