Friday, February 17, 2012

Yearning For Spring And Roses

The grass so little has to do,
A sphere of simple green,
With only butterflies to brood,
And bees to entertain.
Emily Dickenson

I did not know what to post this Saturday when my new Victoria was delivered yesterday.
I opened the front cover and here is this beautiful sunny picture of roses and a poem by Emily Dickenson...what could be better to warm our hearts?

I am sure I am far from alone in yearning for warm days, the buzz of bees, soft green grass and our gardens all in bloom....sweet tea in a porch swing....Oh, how ready I am!
So, in the meantime, up North here, we have to content ourselves with pictures and enjoying the beauty our china offers with their lovely pinks and roses...And speaking of pink, this is our day to celebrate this lovely color and to do this click on over to Beverly's to visit all the beautiful ladies sharing theirs ...♥

Isn't this the prettiest platter? I have been searching my brain to remember where I found it....I have had for a while. It was gracing one of the shelves in my pie safe, kind of hidden in the back. I brought it out and have it on an end table in the dining room and I have to say, it brings me sweet pleasure every time I look at it! Sort of like having something new...

And this pretty lidless pitcher....I found this in a small antique store that is in the back of a sweet olde home soon after we moved here, nine years ago. Up in Lexington, MI. Before I was on ebay or even knew what a blog was...I asked the old gentleman how much and expecting much more was given the pleasant surprise of just $5.00. I don't think a$5.00 purchase has ever made this gal happier! ♥

All these beautiful roses inspire me to paint....

May years ago, while living in the Prescott, AZ. area, I spotted these in one of their many area antique stores....My dear Mr. S. surprised me with it for our 22nd anniversary...

And, lastly, a plate found recently at our Salvation Army store for a mere $.99 cents. I left the price on the back as I was so amazed! It is now the last in a collection of pretty plates that frame a dining room window.....

I hope you enjoyed my pinks....I have to say, I love the Paris and white looks and because I am an eclectic soul, incorporate it here and here. I could never have it all one way as I would find that a tad boring.... It is very restful and so pretty, but for me, there will always be pink and roses in my home as there always has been....

Have a sweet and happy weekend!
♥ Jil