It’s Monday so let’s pretend, okay?
For those of you waiting for the snow to melt, let’s pretend that you’ve really been experiencing the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been facing down here in Texas.
And for those of you freaking out over the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been facing down here, let’s pretend that this spring won’t really be the hot, dusty, miserable season it feels like it’s going to be.
I mean, my irises are already blooming, people. That’s 2 months earlier than last year. What??
Last spring was so beautiful with its bounty of wildflowers and normal bloom times.
Sigh…good luck this year, dear honeysuckle. (Though she’s not bloomed yet. And I stress “yet.”)
This early spring weather, however, does have me itching to fill my life with other spring delights.
Are you feeling the same itch for spring delights but need some inspiration?
Then let’s keep pretending that you have all morning to browse these lovely creations! (We’re still pretending, right?)
Spring Delights to Get Your Juices Flowing
“Smitten” is how I feel about this pastel and weathered-wood clock I spotted in Bury, England a couple years ago. I’m still trying to work up the courage and the materials to craft my own version. Then every day will be springtime once it’s hanging on my living room wall!
Another thing I love about this clock is that it’s practically a color wheel. Hmmm…what shades go well with coral and pink, I wonder? Oh, duh! Sea green and robin’s egg blue. Thanks, clock, for the decorating advice.
BASKETS (and basket makeovers)
I know several people who collect Longaberger baskets, and though they are great quality, so many of them are painfully outdated.
Well, looky what I found!
This gorgeous coral picnic basket is actually a made-over Longaberger:
Not only do I see myself stuffing this basket for a picnic, but this piece would look great as a magazine or towel cubby.
So if you have a stash of baskets that are in desperate need of an update, check out this basket painting tutorial. You won’t BELIEVE what this basket looked like before its makeover!
One photo of this Triple Lemon Buttercream Cake was all I needed to know what my Easter dessert would be.
I think it was the lemon and the layers that won me over. I very much dig lemony foods and layered foods.
Would YOU prepare this cake for Easter?
LIGHT, FLOWERY WREATHS
Yesterday, my bulky winter wreaths said goodbye to the porch and hello to the attic. Since is the first year for me to even hang wreaths (our porch was ugly until recently), I don’t own any spring ones.
I’m especially fond of the forsythia wreaths I’ve been seeing in the stores, but I am NOT fond of the prices. $60 for a circle of fake flowers?? Uh-uh.
Therefore, I was very pleased to find this forsythia wreath tutorial. The yellow petals will look amazing against my bright, blue doors!
Well, darn. It looks like we’ve come to the end of our pretending session.
However, if this fact makes you grumpy, then fix yourself another cup of coffee (extra cream, please) and enjoy some grumpy, spring-time inspiration from this other clock I spotted in England: