Sunday, February 17, 2008

That's it. Winter and I are officially over. Never mind that I can't see the ground for the grungy snow. Never mind that it is supposed to be in the 20's all week. Never mind. I've seen the bluebird, It rained today and hit 4o degrees. Yesterday I went out to my car, in the bright morning sunshine and the birds were singing! I cleared out the hutch in the dining room today and replaced all the silver and white with flower sprigged tea cups, ivy and birds. In the northeast corner of my dining room it is now spring. I was totally inspired by Mary and this blog (what beautiful inspiration!) I got the green depression glass sunflower cake plate at a garage sale last year for $3. It really seems to glow in the light and gives a nice spring green aura to everything in the hutch. I have been bustling around after church, cleaning, reorganizing, making spring. It feels good. I had gotten so far behind. Time to go make spring in another corner. My family just smiles and shake their heads, but they know I come alive in the spring and they can't begrudge me my fantasies of springtime in February:>)


  1. Now I like your thinking Kathy! I agree. I am ready for spring and have been putting it around my house too. Now if I could just hear the birds!

    Love ya,

  2. I'm working on spring here too.
    Kathy,I know your hutch is just beautiful,from the look of the pic here.
    Love the green depression plate,and what a deal you found...
    Enjoy your springtime in February... :)

  3. Very pretty display Kathy! Love the vaseline glass!

  4. Beautiful photo Kathy, love that green glass and how it glows. We imagine you would be so looking forward to Spring after that looong cold winter :) Jenn and Jacqui

  5. You go girl! Perhaps if we all just ignore winter it will go away sooner. Love the teacup and saucer :-) Rosie

  6. Hi Kathy, I'm looking forward to Spring too. what a pretty vignette. I love green depression glass and your tea cup with the little eggs is precious. Linda

  7. Beautiful photograph! This morning I walked the dogs and the birds were singing! The first time I've noticed in many months. The temp is supposed to be almost 60 so they must have got the memo and came out this morning!

  8. The birds were singing here yesterday, too. Yay!!! Love your creation under glass -- the teacup with eggs and ivy is just so beautiful! I'd love to see other pics of your "spring" hutch.

    Hope you have a wonderful week, and that all that nasty snow melts. Wel, some of it anyway -- we don't want a flood, right?

  9. Kathy

    What a nice creation! Jusr keep staring and staring at it! Spring will be here eventually...these teases of 40 degrees and birds singing have got to stay!!

  10. Oh, such a beautiful setting. You have such an artists' eye, Kathy.
    I am still not ready to let winter and big, toasty fires in my wood burning stove go but I will welcome summer, too. Spring is not a very good time in my area of West Texas. We have high winds and when the wind blows here, so does the dirt. Big, bad sandstorms! Not fun, at all.
    I am ready to clear out all the winter decorations and start making things look a little lighter, tho.
    hugs, bj

  11. Love it Kathey so pretty! Great job.

  12. I love your vignette! Wonderfully pictured! and I totally agree...spring just has to be around the corner.

  13. I'm definitely with you on this one!! I have broken it off with Old Man Winter for sure. =) Blessings... Polly

  14. What a beautiful display. I am so ready for spring. I am trying to get some garden things done now.
    Thanks- for visiting my blog

  15. Kathy, what a beautiful spring display. I love that green depression glass platter.

    I haven't done anything for spring yet...I have been thinking about the two lions planters on either side of my door outside, but it is still a bit cool even here in NC for spring planting...soon..

  16. **Shhhh!**
    You are invited to a SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for kari this Wednesday, Feb 20.
    She is turning 40!!!

    Please stop by the party on Wednesday to mingle a bit, say hi to the surprised (hopefully!) birthday girl, enjoy a bite of cake, sprinkle a little of your magic birthday dust, and check out the party favor giveaway!


  17. So pretty, Kathy! I love how the light captures the green in the plate and the!


  18. Such a beautiful display! Your hutch looked so pretty...
    Spring...where is it? Oh, under all our snow!!


  19. I love the cloche vignette! It's a very attractive display!

    Hugs, KJ


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