I've been battling a sinus infection the last few days, topped off with a whopping migraine. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, I have searched for things that could put spring back into my step as these annoying anti-biotics start to work!
On my table:
Not sure what these pink lovelies are called - they look a lot like snapdragons to me....
Out in the garden:
The two crab apple trees hubby gave me last Mother's Day are just about to burst with the loveliest of white fleurs.
This tree (which will also remain nameless - Sorry!)is the only tree in my garden with burgundy-coloured branches and leaves. I love the dark centres of the flowers against the daintiest of pink petals.
And THESE!! Double tulips in ballet slipper pink!! These took FOREVER to burst their buds, and now I have about 15 of these pretties growing near our front door. (And you know something is truly lovely when even my 3 and 7 year old SONS stop to take a look!)
This is the birdhouse I fell in love with at a craft fair late last summer. I couldn't wait to plop it in our yard and see what kind of bird it could entice to make a nest. At this point - NONE!! Still as empty as when I bought it. However, a lovely family of birds did decide to build a gigantic nest in my dryer vent!! Ugh. Let's just say- that ended very badly for the bird couple and their 4 little eggies.....
I'd love to share a few non-flowery things that have made my day recently, too.
This lovely Emma Bridgewater teapot was picked up for a song at the local Goodwill. Don't people know when they have a good thing? How can they possibly let it go???
And on a second trip in the last week, Goodwill bestowed these lovely treasures on me, too:
*A textured metal bin in a steely shade of blue that now holds toilet paper in our Master Bath.
*A huge chunk of royal blue polka-dotted fabric. I've got plans for this already. Stay tuned!
*2 brand new green tea-towels that match my kitchen walls perfectly!
*And a blue and white mini-thermos that will carry my tea back and forth to school for the rest of the year and then travel with me to every flea market and trunk sale I can muster during the summer.