Monday, February 15, 2010

Hungry for Spring



We're having a warm spell these last few days, and it is making me all the more hungry for spring. Our local grocery has been keeping beautiful spring flowers in stock, and I'm rarely able to resist bringing home an armful of fresh blossoms.

This week it's lilies.




Last week it was daffodils.



The week before that, white tulips.



...and here's the last of the white tulips as they were beginning to fade.

We had a busy weekend as we finally began our 'renovation' of the old sauna. This includes (present tense -we're still working on it!) removing the old steam benches (to be recycled into shelving), and prepping (with primer and spackle) and painting the wall boards. Like all projects, it's taking forever, it's hard work and we probably won't be done until next weekend - photos to follow!

Off to paint! By writing this, I'm hoping that it motivates me to actually go out there and paint.

PS. We did take breaks to celebrate Valentine's Day with a couple of date nights, and a lovely fireside french toast breakfast on Valentine's Day morning!

36 comments :

My Yellow House said...

Hi Trina! I love logging on and seeing a new post from you. I love how everything is so simple and you let the flowers be your accessories. It's still blizzarding in NE and very few flowers in our markets.
So, I'm painting my kitchen today and it's a disaster-it was supposed to be a very light creamy beige color so there's a LITTLE contrast with the cabinets and trim but it is looking purple/gray. I'm afraid to keep going!
Looking forward to seeing the sauna-you lucky girl!
Sarah

French Buttons said...

Trina ... another beautiful post! I love the flowers signs of spring!!

Love your blog so glad I discovered it. I am new to the blog world please visit my blog . I have showcased my own pink vista china as well. h//p://frenchbuttons59.blogspot.com
Pamela

Living It At Home said...

Your flower selections are heavenly! I too am hungry for Spring! Can't wait. I love how your Valentine's Day turned out. Can't wait to see the transformed sauna!

An Urban Cottage said...

I hear you! I went out today and was poking around in the leaves looking for any sign of life and I actually found a few! February and March always seem to last forever here in New England so seeing some green shoots was so exciting it made me do some spring cleaning today!

The Little Red Shop said...

Ahhh...Spring flowers! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are doing with your sauna.

: )

Julie M.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Trina....go paint!! If i know others are painting around the globe it just might inspire me to paint my kitchen and hallway this weekend!

jules :)

Between You and Me said...

love it. I'm actually going to do a post on all of my favorite pictures from YOUR home. :) Check it out!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your flower pictures are beautiful and I love the milk glass vase you have the tulips in in the last photo . I was at the grocery store today, but they didn't have anything that jumped out at me, no tulips, mostly just carnations that were on their last legs! I hope to find some primroses somewhere this week though.

Good luck with the painting and fixing up of the sauna, I can't wait to see it when you're finished! And glad you had a nice Valentine's weekend.

Kat :)

A Room For Everyone said...

What a fantastic blog, the house looks beautiful. Give me a country home any day..Rx

Acanthus and Acorn said...

These are all beautiful. It was snowing again here earlier today. UGH! So, thanks for a little glimpse of spring.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

so beautiful...springlike here today too...

just got in from planting dahlia bulbs...and it felt good....

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh gorgeous blooms! Even though we have things in the yard blooming and coming back after the freeze...I went out and brought home some tulips this weekend...we can't grow them...and I miss them the most!

IslandHome said...

Love the wonderful glow from the sconce in your kitchen. As spring starts to awaken life in your corner of the world, here in New Zealand we are beginning the gentle slide into autumn. All the best with your sauna project - can't wait to see the photos.
Julia

Prior said...

LOVE your flowers. I like to redo the grocery store flowers. Love your tub, too. I have a red one! Lezlee

Gail said...

Pretty flowers...those blossoms would make anyone hungry for Spring! Your reno sounds exciting...though I understand the struggle to feel motivated. I'm excited to see photos when you're done...I hope that helps to motivate you in some way! :)

Windlost said...

Gorgeous flowers Trina - I am not a yellow fan but I die for daffodils and forsythia and any other yellow flower - such a punch of happiness. But I love them all and could not choose a favorite. Your house looks happy!

xo Terri

Agoura Antique Mart said...

I can not wait for spring! thank you for the pretty flowers to remind us it is just around the corner! Maria

Torie Jayne said...

What a beautiful post! Such pretty flowers, Have a sweet day!

Tara Dillard said...

Trina this is one of the most amazing posts. It's your real life.

AND.

The pictures flow with the template on your blog creating the prettiest blog post+template I've ever seen. EVER.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

frugal farmhouse design said...

The flowers are so beautiful in your home. I have a little touch of the winter blues, I love to treat myself to some "grocery store" flowers, when I do my shopping. Amazing what some fresh flowers can do for the spirit. Looking forward to seeing the results of your next project. All the best, Lori

Amy R. said...

Trina, this post is making me itch for some sunshine. It is snowing again today in KY. I am ready for SPRING! I love fresh flowers, they always refresh my spirit. Good luck on the sauna!

Morning T said...

Hi Trina~ I agree with Sarah, I love seeing your new posts and more of your gorgeous home.

Please check out today's post for a quick highlight of your fabulous blog!! :-)

niartist said...

Oh don't I know the pains and woes of renovations! LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE your spring flowers post. Scott got me orange tulips for Valentines Day - *(MY FAVORITE)* - and I've been enjoying them in the living room, secretly wishing the bathroom were finished because I know they'd look great in there! :) Thanks for stopping by the blog! The bathroom is getting there ... slowly, but surely as my mother used to say! :) Take good care! Artie

Jennifer said...

glad I'm not the only one who finds it totally impossible to NOT bring flowers home from the grocery store!

and I love tulips as they fade ...

An Urban Cottage said...

Hey, I just noticed your header photo is gone! Is this the new "Simply White" version?

thedomesticfringe said...

Your flowers are all beautiful! I bought some red tulips last week and it was a bit of sunshine in our gray world.

-FringeGirl

Lauren said...

Tina,

just went back to see all the posts I'd missed. i could look at photos of your home all day. so beautiful and i just adore your style.
xoxo,
lauren

Grace said...

I haven't succumbed to buying spring flowers yet, but will have to now after seeing your lovely bouquets.

the polished pebble said...

Beautiful

Beautiful

Beautiful

the gardeners cottage said...

Trina,

Sorry I'm so late to the love fest. Your flowers are spectacular as usual. Your photography is getting better although I don't know how that is possible. You are amazing.

janet

Kathysue said...

I am a flower lover and seem to require them in my life, I just had a post on this very subject on my new blog. I have some images you will probably enjoy seeing.I have pink tulips this week,Kathysue

gina said...

I too am ready for Spring- why didn't i think of adding some flowers? Off to the store...

C.J. said...

really nice blog, thank you. I too, have white tulips, love em. you're home is lovely.

Pavement and Prada said...

I LOVE the idea of a small table in the bathroom with flowers on it!! I'm definitely going to do this in my new apartment!!

The Brick Cottage said...

I've just stumbled across your blog and I have to chime in to say that your photographs are lovely! The flowers in the bathroom are perfection and I'm off now to peruse your archives to see more pictures of your beautiful home.

StephenSaint-Onge.com said...

Trina:

We are big fans of your website here. Always inspirational and visually uplifting...Thank you for keeping the focus on home so beautiful too...

Regards, Lane

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