Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Sure Sign of Spring......

Every year since moving into the cottage, we eagerly await a bit of warmth and and sun to give the front porch a good cleaning and get it ready for the summer. This past weekend we had both sun and warmth for the entire weekend! It was heavenly! 

 So Saturday morning we got to it and pulled the whole porch apart. Pillow and cushion covers came off and went in the wash, furniture moved and floors scrubbed, windows and window sills washed down, and wicker and chairs wiped down. Not a speck of dirt left anywhere!

 Now we are ready for summer! So clean and sparkly. Don't you love that fresh and clean feel?

It is so nice to relax on the wicker furniture and know the cushions are clean and fresh. I am so glad I went through the trouble of putting zippers in all the pillows and cushions. (It is amazing how dusty everything gets over the winter!) And they have held up beautifully! 

 It was lovely to be able to bask in the evening sun Saturday...... To know it was a job well done......
And to dream of the summer evenings to come.........

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Daffodils and a Vintage Figurine Vase

At last we have daffodils! I have been waiting so long to use this lovely vase. The minute I brought it home this winter I was dreaming of how beautiful daffodils would look in it. 

They are as pretty as I was imagining!

 Isn't that a sweet face? I fell in love with her the moment I spotted her at an estate sale sitting there surrounded by kitchen clutter. And of course how could I not bring her home when the price tag was a half off!!

I did a little research and I think she might have been made by the Weil Ware Pottery Co., though there isn't any markings or labels. Don't you think she looks very 1940's? 
(I think she needs a name. Does she look like a Helen?)

 The reason her price tag was so low is she has been glued back together again and there is quite a bit of crazing. But that doesn't matter to me! (She still holds water for the flowers!)

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Is it Spring...or not?

Some crazy weather around here lately. We are kind of use to big fluctuation in temperature from day to day this time of year, but it has been crazier them normal!
The poor little daffodils are trying their best to bloom.

This is what we woke up to on Saturday morning. We even heard there was white out conditions up by the highway. So gloomy and snowy. With big wet fluffy flakes.

But there was still small signs of spring! Do you see the bit of green?

Kerri certainly thought it was great fun. The rest of us weren't too sure.
Strangely, by noon the sun was shining and all the snow was gone! You never would have known it was this wintry in the morning. 

(We are in Spring Cleaning mode here and happily the weather doesn't effect that! We might wish for warm sunshine to throw open the windows to, but the dust on the baseboards doesn't disappear any faster with sun)