Spring Mantel

My vintage blue jars have found a new home on the mantel in my bedroom.

vintage blue jars on mantel

So far I really like them there.  Every time I walk into the room, the beauty of that spot makes me feel happier, lighter.  I love the way the colors all work together, the aquas, white, and cream.  The vintage frame used to hang above our bed.  I like it’s new home.

vintage jars and empty frame on mantel

The child sized blue chair is one of my most favorite vintage pieces.   It’s getting a little rickety, so I rescued it from my children to keep in my own room.  I think it’s happier there.

mantel with vintage jars

Doesn’t it just make you feel like spring might actually arrive?  It does for me!

I’m excited to pull this room together and share the whole thing (that is, if I can find the time to finish it and if the sun will come back so I can photograph it).

Either way, I’m loving my jars!

Ranunculus, my favorite flower

Do you have a favorite flower?

ranunculus 1

I have several of them, actually (like these hydrangeas ).  But there is one that I love more than all the others.

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Ranunculus.  My all-time favorite.  The flower that makes my heart skip a beat.

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Earlier this week I ran into a florist shop looking for white flowers, and there, to my amazement, was a bucket of 6 white ranunculus, just arrived.  I was so excited!  The girl working in the shop had no clue what they were.  I purchased the prettiest ones and happily brought them home.

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They’ve been making me happy all week, so I thought I’d share.

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I love all the gorgeous fabric flowers floating around the fashion world, but when I see these, I just don’t think anything else comes close to the real thing.

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I stand in awe of the beauty in our world, and feel grateful to have a little drop of it in my home.

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No wonder so much has been written over the centuries about flowers…

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They bring happiness on a winter’s day.

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They bring happiness on any day!

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What’s your favorite flower?  Do tell!
After you tell, hop over to The Inspired Room for more inspiration.
Have a great day!

Hopeful Homemaker

Inspired by: Blue & White (and pink)

What would life be like without color?  I must be craving spring, because I’ve been running for my camera all week long!

These are the things I’ve been drawn to:

blue and white hydrangeas

white chair with quilts

heart hands holding pink candles

blue and white french knots flower

blue frosted cupcake

pink gumball machine

white hydrangea

cupcake with candle

white hydrangea

pink candles

What colors have been calling your name lately?

I’m linking this post to Melissa’s Inspired Room .  Check out what others are inspired by and add your own!
Have a great day!

Hopeful Homemaker

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