Category: Spring

Sitting Pretty and a Just-Picked Garden Bouquet

I filled a new-to-me vintage enamel pitcher with a garden bouquet of azalea, Bridalwreath Spirea and wild daisies. A happy and care free mix of blooms. . . And a guaranteed blues-buster with wild, sunny daisies free for the picking. I picked up a vintage lawn chair for my Potting Shed recently. . . Sitting pretty…

Nest Feathering with Birdhouses, Dishes and Snowballs!

I’ve been feathering my nest with snowballs! The Chinese Snowball Viburnum kind of snowballs, enjoying the snowball effect around the Potting Shed. I had a little tabletop fun with bird houses and dishes for a little whimsy, enjoying the snowball blooms before they melt away from all our April Showers :) Timely with nesting season. We look forward to bluebirds…

A Welcome Snowball Effect

Snowballs in April are a good thing if you’re talking flowers! Our Chinese Snowball Viburnum is blooming, covered in fluffy white flowers. We planted our shrub about 3 years ago but this is the first year it’s been covered in welcome snowballs. The hydrangea-like blooms start out as green, changing over to cream and then white. It’s also ideal to…

A Happy Spring Wreath With Blooming Wellies

We’ve had some beautiful spring weather and the trees have been bursting with blooms! I always look forward to seeing the plum trees dressed in pink, putting on their annual spring show. And I can’t resist cutting branches of pink petals to dress my Potting Shed for spring. I filled some watering cans with blossoms to enjoy before they scatter to the…

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Vinaigrette is spring on plate! Colorful and delicious with fresh spring asparagus and strawberries and pretty enough to serve company! We enjoyed this salad for Easter. You can prepare the components of the salad in advance and assemble right before serving. Asparagus and strawberries may seem like unlikely salad partners, but their…

At the Table: Katie Alice Scarlet Posey

 I have a table full of posies in time for spring and gardening season, Katie Alice® Scarlet Posey by Pfaltzgraff! Northamptonshire born lifestyle designer, Katie Alice, weaves her colorful magical story across beautiful tableware collections, inspired by her love of vintage heirlooms and antique fabrics. Scarlet Posey Dinnerware, a pattern inspired by a snippet of 1950s textile, is…