Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring, thrifted.


*wish* I could find some "spring" for a good price around here... but it doesn't seem to be available yet.

So I'll have to make due with this.

I've never been much of a fan of fake flowers, but these were super-cheap at a thrift store Abbie and I visited last weekend, so I purchased some spring! It actually bothers me that these flowers would never really be blooming together at the same time.

But I got over it. A long winter will do that to you.

The cool old pail was a Christmas gift from Abbie this year. I love its old farmhouse patina! I kept some pretty pinecones in it until this week when I decided that the pinecones (and cloudy winter days) simply must go!

It doesn't show in the photo, but there are some small rust spots on it that just add to its character, in my opinion.

Dear Spring,

Please quit hiding. We miss you.

a mom with lots of boys who have endless amounts of energy!



  1. We are also excited for spring here too. Although we just had our biggest snowfall of the season last night and we are all waking up to a beautiful white, snowy morning.
    But spring is coming and God is good.
    Warm wishes,

  2. Love your note to spring! I thoroughly understand the part relating to boys!! lol. pam

  3. I'm so glad you found some spring! I have that same aversion to fake flowers. In fact when I strolled through Wal-mart yesterday I looked at the fake flower isle and thought to myself "hmmmm, maybe they don't look so bad" :-) Seems we have the same thoughts~

    Boys, boundless engergy....yes.....I can totally relate. I long for spring so they can go out and mow the lawn! :-)

    This morning it was -3*....brrrr~

    Lovely spring post~ Cinnamon

  4. Such a pretty your pictures AND the way you decorate! There is the true gardener in your statement that it bothers you they would not really be in bloom at the same time...I would never know that! LOL!! Gorgeous...simply gorgeous! In Heaven they will all be in bloom all the time!! Yaay!

    With Love,

  5. HI Susan,

    I just found your blog via Camille :) I think you did a wonderful job decorating, it's beautiful. I cannot wait for Spring either, here in Colorado we are still getting snow :( I look forward to visiting again :)

    Have a blessed day in the Lord!


  6. Tonya, Yes, spring *is* coming! When I went out early this morning to get firewood I could hear lots of birds! Yay! They've only been back for a few days now. It'll be here soon.....

    Nice to "see" you here!

  7. Hey Pam and Cinnamon, yep, gotta' get those boys and their boundless energy outside!

    Cinnamon, that's so funny that you also had the same "warming" toward fake flowers! funny! And yes, it was 3 F. here this morning~ I think you are a little north of us in IA, right? (We're in Kansas City)

  8. Camille, Yes! I like thinking about the flowers we will have in heaven~ and no weeds either! LOL!

    Sharon, nice to "meet" you here! Welcome! We are still getting snow here too~ only we don't have the good skiing that you do there in CO! LOL! I think if I lived in CO I'd have trouble getting my work done~ *love* getting out hiking, skiing etc.

    Hope you have a blessed Thursday!

  9. Yes we are North of you in Iowa. A few hours I think. I've only been to KC a time or two.

    It's cold isn't it? It's a cold...cold too :-)

    Glad to hear we're not the only ones walking around with layers on :-) At least the roads are clearing up~



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