I love Spring! Everything about it is so cheerful and full of promise. One of the things that I look forward to the most is planting fresh flowers in the garden, and one of my absolute favorites is lavender. Though I am usually a “white flowers only” girl, for some reason, the soft purple color and of course, that fragrance, really speak to me in the Spring. Also, it is drought tolerant so it grows really well here, even in the heat of summer. But I love it inside as well; it’s adorable in pots around the house (it looks especially good in galvanized buckets) and looks amazing on a kitchen counter!
I have been thinking lately of incorporating the spring floral trend by buying a floral jacket. A few years ago I probably would’ve never even considered wearing one, feeling like it was too bright or too busy. But now I almost feel it’s a “must have.” All you need is one great blazer to add a lot of pop to your wardrobe for the entire spring and summer seasons. It can easily brighten up a jeans and tee outfit, while also working over a dress as a light layer. I especially like them with distressed denim!Ro & De floral print blazerSheila xo
Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower! But not every color carries equal weight. For me, it’s the white ones. I know people love the blue, but the white are what make my heart skip a beat! I usually have white hydrangeas in a pitcher in the kitchen on a weekly basis when I can find them, and we have them in both our front and backyards. Luckily for me, I have a Trader Joe’s close to my home as they carry them almost year round. And that’s another thing about them; they look good anytime of year! They look spring-y and fresh in the spring and summer months (especially the white ones that are tinged with green), but they also look amazing in the winter. I love them mixed with pine and berries at Christmas! And they look great in any container; from an old crusty urn or bucket, to a crystal vase or a white pitcher (my personal favorite!) They’re versatile and so long lasting – another one of their many wonderful traits!
|Love them in a simple vase. Design by Linda McDougald.|
|Love them in vintage urns. Via The Enchanted Home.|
|Love them in baskets in the yard or house. (Source unknown.)|
|Love them in a silver bowl. Via Country Living.|
|Love them in the yard. Via Houzz.|
|Absolutely love these by this pool (would love to do this in my yard!) (Source unknown).|
|Simply stunning! Via Atelier de Campagne.|
Wishing you have a lovely weekend! I’m off to the garden store to buy some new white hydrangeas to add to the front beds and to TJ’s to get some for the kitchen counter…..