Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow is a Four Letter Word

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but seriously, we got another 2" yesterday.
 I can't look out the window any more. 
This time of year I find myself craving flowers.  Victoria knows this about me and last week she picked up a few bunches of pink spray roses. Luscious.  I was a little disappointed when they started to die without opening up ( my Kroger is a bit neglectful in the floral dept. and sometimes it shows in my flowers dying an untimely death), I was disappointed until I saw how perfectly they were drying on the stem and keeping their gorgeous color!  I snipped the little darlings off the stem and have some pretty plans for them:>)
Only 51 days until Spring. Yes, I'm counting.
 I love these pink and white phlox.
And sunshiny daffodils? Sign me up.
I'm ready for masses of summer blooms in blue Ball jars 
I spent a few minutes putting together some dryer sachets for my lovely daughter in New Jersey. She loves lavender and I happened to have a jar that I had harvested from the garden and hadn't used.  I whipped up these little hearts in no time, filled with the dried buds and a little lavender essential oil for a bit more oomph.  I hope these will make her sheets smell like Spring:>)
 
How are you holding up? Are you counting the days until Spring?

19 comments:

julie - eab designs said...

Hope you get a break in the snow accumulation soon! I'm not minding the snow so much as I am the freezing temps. Longing for the warm sun on my face, a cool spring breeze, and picking fresh herbs from the garden!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those hearts are so cute. We have not had hardly any snow, but it has been bone chillingly cold. Today is a nice sunny day in the high 40's, but tomorrow we are suppose to get a little snow. I want to be someplace warm.

Cindy said...

The snow doesn't bother me so much, it's the cold that does it! We've had record low temps - tonight is going to be -15! Love your flower pictures. What are you going to do with the roses?

Anita Kehn said...

Sorry you have so much snow. I guess that's why we live in Kansas! Winters are milder yet we do have snow and cold some. Those dryer sachets are darling. I've got some lavender buds and most certainly plenty of scrap fabric so should make some too. By the way I looked for primroses in our local Home Depot but no luck. Maybe next time... Keep your chin up and keep on making pretty stuff.

camp and cottage living said...

Kathy
The heart sachets are perfect for Valentines and I love the fresh smell of lavender.
I'm not counting the day until Spring, because my Spring comes in June!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your flowers cheered me up, Kathy! I've had the non-opening thing happen, too, with flowers...lilies, tulips, etc. I thought it was best to buy them when they were tightly closed. Hmmmm...I think the little roses look pretty just like this and of course, there are a few more ideas up your sleeve! :)

The sachets are pretty. I should learn to sew.

Stay warm.

XO,
Jane

Lady Lilith said...

What lovely flowers. They are amazing to see when all is so cold and gray. Thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

I don't look for spring before May. That way, I am not disappointed. I am taking life easy and trying to enjoy my days. We had snow today and it was quite pleasant, but then I had lively companions.

Vee said...

I forgot to say how cheering I find posts like this with beautiful flowers and the scent of lavender as real as if it were here with me.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm visiting from B J's! I love your pretty flowers and cute hearts! It's nice to visit you! (I live in Florida) Hugs!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

We're supposed to get snow tomorrow! So exciting! Hopefully the power will stay on.

The roses are just beautiful!

Betty W said...

I don't like to wish time away, but can't wait for spring to come. Love the little hearts you made.

Elizabethd said...

Waiting.... One day the rain will stop, the daffodils will bloom, and we shall have Spring!

Audrey said...

Love the dried roses and glad they are holding their color. Anxious to see what you do with them.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Brenda said...

Oh my your flowers are so pretty even dried! I am cold, I have been cold all day long. Tired of driving on the icy roads to work also. Spring cannot come soon enough for me! I like the idea of dryer sachets, had never thought of using them for that purpose. I grow lavender maybe I will try that this next summer. Cannot wait to see what you do with the roses! Stay warm, keep the curtains closed.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your flowers and sachets are beautiful. Your photographs would make lovely decals. I bought a blue and white china Holland shoe filled with crocus' and have it sitting on my table. All a reminder that Spring is just around the corner.

Karen

kathy-o said...

oh....the flowers....so beautiful. And that mason jar holder - I need to go looking for one. Perfect for flowers! I can smell the lavender...thank you for this post.

20 North Ora said...

Everyone is so tired of the cold and the snow! Flowers and hearts are so pretty.

Stay warm.

Judy

Joy said...

I came over from Cornish Cream. Our Walmart put out some roses one time that didn't open up, just like yours. I also realized that they were perfect to be dried. Just bound the bunch and hung them upside down. I am tired of snow and cold too!