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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Is it May yet????

I am seriously overdue on a new post.  The Holidays have barely past us and I am already dreaming of green grass, chirping crickets and the opening day of the flea markets;)

It has been bitterly cold here in CT for the past few days. I just emptied the house of all children "off to school" when I get a flashing message on my cell, "Early school dismissal due to a water break". I am NOT a cold weather kind of girl. Barely do I find solace in cozy fires, comfort dinners or a brisk walk. They sound good but as long as I'm being honest....I would seriously prefer sand between my toes, lemonade on the deck and perusing the flea market stalls leisurely in a tank top (I cannot stand layering).

So it is without delay that I ask you to think ahead to warmer months, if just for a moment.

I recently picked up this vintage 1898 Sentiments Book by Tennyson titled "Violets". The illustrations and words inside are sweet, warm and wonderful.
I also gravitate towards any vintage china that is adorned with  lilacs or violets. So soft and romantic ~ perfect for a Mothers Day brunch.

These French canvas prints were a great find ~ I can almost smell the violets.

I think I will treat myself to a mini-vacation and visit to one of the many local greenhouses in town today, just to unwind, inhale the smell of fresh soil and dream of May.

Jumping back into the party scene with these talented ladies ~
Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Deborah @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney @ The French Country Cottage for  Feathered Nest Friday
All links @ sidebar

Have a great week ~
Dee  XO


  1. I love your vintage book. How charming, and your violet china is beautiful as well. I don't envy you living in cold country. I live in California and I too am longing for warmer weather, longer days and time spent in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR DEE!!! It is bitter cold today. Your idea of going to a greenhouse is a great one:)Hope your Christmas was a good one. Talk to you soon:)
    ~Debra xxx

  3. Dee,

    I prefer 'just right' temps of autumn and spring but tolerate the cold better than heat especially now that I reside in an old house with no central air ... yet! I adore your Violet garden -- the antique Tennyson book and vintage dishes are exquisite.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2012!


  4. Just beautiful...I love violets too.
    Wishing you an early spring!


  5. Love your sweet violet book...I wish I could send you some of our unseasonably warm weather :)

  6. yep. I am thinking Spring.
    We have to think about, and get ready for it, early.

    barbara jean

  7. Such a beautiful book....everything looks wonderful. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at

  8. We finally got snow...a dusting but it is still too much for this "not a cold weather girl" either!! Thanks for warming things up today!

  9. So pretty- what a lovely post! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  10. Oh, I luv the vintage Valentines and Easter cards...the book of poems is to die for. Can you hear the whine in my voice....everything is soooooo beautiful.


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