Having never grown Larkspurs in my own garden before, I was quite excited when they started to flower. The colours are so deep and really vivid...just so in sync with my blue passions at the moment.
Last year I was lucky enough to spend a few months in the UK with my husband's family. We were there in the winter and towards the end of February when the first spring bulbs appeared along roadsides, in fields and in gardens, my sister in law became a new woman. (Well, almost!) There was a spring in her step, her eyes lit up, more humming and smiling was going on as she knew that her world was about to change!
I will never forget it. Even though it was still cold the new growth heralded a warmer and brighter change of seasons.
My first jonquils are showing their pretty heads and I thought of her today and how she felt last winter. Although it is not officially spring in Brisbane and our change of seasons are very mild, I look around and feel grateful for our clear blue skies and it is not that cold really....a completely different attitude.
I bought this lovely rose doily at the thrift store the other day - of course red roses, well that is what I am calling them. The roses were stapled on to the doily would you believe! Needless to say that I am happy to report they are now stitched on.
At the moment, it is under a lamp on a gorgeous vintage cupboard that I bought from Katherine from the oldboathouse at the Cottage Garden Nursery. As far as I know, teeth were not chipped when they found this cupboard! I will share this amazing find with you in another post.
Now for something really sweet that I found yesterday - a vintage honey pot. It is a lovely green with crazing all over it - just perfect for that sweet sticky stuff.
Have a great weekend. Pam x