Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dreaming Of Spring



"Today is the day when bold kites fly,
When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.
When robins return, when children cheer,
When light rain beckons spring to appear.

Today is the day when daffodils bloom,
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen."
- Robert McCracken, Spring



My garden Club and our local florist set up a plan
where, for one reasonable price, we garden club
members will receive a bouquet of flowers each
month for a year. I put the arrangement in an old
yellow ceramic coffee pot I found at the thrift store.
I love yellow in the spring. It reminds me of the
buttercups my mother used to grow along our
sidewalk.









This is a pretty spring plate with lovely yellow flowers.
There isn't a mark on the bottom.







Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.
~Clara

 

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty flower arrangement, always nice to have fresh flowers in the house. I am so ready for Spring, lovely poem! Have a happy week!

Vee said...

Beautiful yellows so springy and cheerful!

Leslie's Garden said...

What a pretty bouquet! It's so bright a cheery - announcing Spring to be not far off!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow I love the idea your florist came up with. Such a beautiful arrangement. Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty things arranged for Spring. I think I'll get a few things out tomorrow. Happy Monday!

Lavender Cottage said...

The cottage teapots are sweet Clara. I like the arrangement between your garden club and florist, perhaps I'll mention it to ours in town. Did you have to pay up front for the whole year?
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

I agree with Valerie and Judith, nice arrangement between your garden club and florist. Flowers once a month for a year, fabulous.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Beautiful bouquet, and I love the cottage teapots.

Karen

Lorrie said...

The daisies in the yellow jug are so fresh and springlike. And I agree with others - what a fabulous arrangement between the garden club and florist. A real treat to look forward to each month.

janice15 said...

Such sweet words... Love your yellow Tea pot..and sweet pretty flowers..Nice flowers once a month for a year what more could you ask for..have a great new week..with love Janice

DIMI said...

Dear Clara,lovely poem!What a pretty bouquet!Amazing pictures!The cottage teapots are so preety!Thank you for visiting my blog!Have a wonderful week!
Dimi..

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Very pretty!! I love the cottages, I collect them too.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely bouquet! It certainly does speak of spring! I love the cotteage ware cream and sugar. Lovely photos! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Snap said...

I hope Spring is around the corner! :D Lovely post. I enjoyed the wonderful golden color. The teapots are adorable and your pitcher with the flower arrangement -- lovely! Happy Tea Day!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Clara,

What a Springlike and charming tea post celebrating all things yellow, warm and cottagey and most of all the warmth of hospitality, afternoon tea, friendship and home.

I love the soft yellow coffeepot with your delightful floral bouquet of daisy's, and carnations with a touch of sprightly yellow flowers.What a great idea with he florists shop and garden club. I also love the pretty plate, white wicker, dear little cottage mini teapots and yellow teacup with the daisy motif saucer. Utterly fresh and charming.


Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Beth said...

Hi Clara, Love the little cream and sugar and your yellow floral plates. They look great accompanied by the yellow teacup and your floral arrangement!

Ornate Splendor said...

Love the flower arrangement in the sweet yellow teapot! So ready for Spring!! Catherine

podso said...

Love the bright cheeriness of this post and the spring colors. How nice you get a bouquet of flowers each month-- great idea of the florist.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty springtime tea, Clara! The thatched cottage pieces are adorable and how lovely to receive a bouquet of flowers each month! I enjoyed your poem too. Thank you for coming to tea and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nikki said...

What beautiful photos! I'm shivering in my little room but now I'm really feeling like spring is on it's way :) Thank you for such a cheerful post!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Clara. I love this pretty vignette with the bright yellows and the cute house cream and sugar set. It looks very much like a spring tea. Sweet post! Blessings, Pamela

RobinfromCA said...

Just lovely! You've made me want to go get some flowers for my kitchen table. Thanks!
Robin

kitty said...

Clara, what a lovely Spring vignette! I love the idea of monthly bouquets of flowers. You've displayed yours so prettily. Those little cottages are too adorable.

Johanna said...

Hello Clara,
Yellow is such a spring color. Your tea setting is sweet and the pretty flowers add a wonderful idea of spring to it. I am craving so much for spring. Thank you for sharing this sweet tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mary Massot said...

Hello, I am french and I leave near Versailles. But, I am sorry, my english is not good. I love your yellow pot because is a original color not bleu ou rose... Have a good day !

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
Thank you for starting off my day with such a cheery poem!
Your tea setting is so cheery itself in yellow and white. I love the idea of getting a bouquet of flowers every month! Yours is very spring like!
Have a lovely day,
Hugs,
Terri

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Clara, your yellow is absolutely perfect for this time of year and also for me who has been stuck in the Pacific Northwest rain for weeks on end. I was just noticing some beautiful yellow crocuses in the garden and they stand out so well against the manky gray weather. So lovely that you belong to a gardening club. I keep meaning to join one here in Vancouver but I do belong to one in my other home in our village in England. I can't wait for the daffodils, can you? Then we'll have yellow everywhere. :)

Bernideen said...

Hello Clara:
I absolutely love those darling cottage teapots and your plate is really pretty! This post definitely screams springtime and I love it! Thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: What a perfect post! Love the tea pots. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very pretty Clara! The yellow is so cheerful and it certainly brings in the air of spring~

Eileen said...

What beautiful daisies! And I love the yellow pitcher ~ just lovely.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The pitcher is perfect for spring and I love the plate, even with no mark! Having fresh flower in the house is a little pleasure I never tire of!

KathyB. said...

What a sunshiny cheerful teapot & teacup. To have a fresh bouquet every month from the florist would be a delight. A garden club must be fun and very interesting...I know our local garden club ladies enjoy themselves, and their floral creations add a lot to out local fairs.

Things and Thoughts said...

I'm fond of yellow, so I enjoyed your lovely photos!

Ruth Kelly said...

Tis a lovely poem - I like it a lot.

Chel C said...

Such beautiful springtime shots. Not long now until everything is 'rosy' in the gardens. Take care. Chel

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~