Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Vignettes

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I finished getting all our tax information together for our accountant and just have to get it in the mail.  Have been spending time doing all that tedious work for much of last week.
 Oy, my neck hurts from sitting at our desktop (it has Excel loaded on it) and much prefer lounging in bed or in my comfy chair with my laptop.

In between tax stuff I've taken breaks for a few minutes here and there to  put together a Spring vignette and to enjoy the gorgeous weather we've been having. 

The silver tray with the antique keys ended up on the dresser in our Foyer. The dresser holds tablecloths and placemats.(fyi)

After venturing outside, I discovered beautiful blooms on our Camelia bush. Would you believe the  following two photos are of the same plant?  This bush produces both white and pink striped Camelias and red Camelias.

The plant has mostly red blooms, but it also has several  pink and white blooms, as well. You can see a pink and white bloom in the upper left hand corner.

Cherry trees are in full bloom all over the neighborhood and this past weekend it was "raining" pink petals everywhere. It was so beautiful.

Last, but not least, we took about and hour to finish up spreading mulch on the side of the house and WE ARE FINISHED! Hurray!!! The whole property took 23 yards of mulch total. It looks great even covered with pink  petals from our cherry tree. If you missed the post about our early Spring 2012  yard, you can see it HERE. The yard is even greener this week.
As for my new raised bed veggie garden (and last years raised beds), plants are sprouting up everywhere and are doing great. I will be sharing them with you shortly. (I couldn't just show you a big box full of dirt, now could I?)

How's it going with you? Did you do something productive this past weekend or did you do something fun....or both?




  1. Looks beautiful Pam! Love your Spring vignette, that picture is so pretty!

  2. Wow! 23 yards of mulch is a LOT! I'm sure it looks beautiful.
    XO Cindy

  3. Beautiful vignette Pam! I love that picture. Your outside looks beautiful too!

  4. Pam, thanks for bringing Camelias into my northern home! I think they are the most intoxicating flower! Unfortunately, they don't grow here.
    Spring has come gently to your home... that vignette is so soft... just like spring itself! What a sweet and inviting "nest" for the little bird! I love the keys on the silver, a touch of old silver is always welcoming! Lovely post! Very inspiring!

  5. Beautiful vignette...I love milk glass..and the camellias? They are gorgeous..I just wish I could figure out how to have camellias and keep the deer away from them!

  6. The camellia's are beautiful and so southern...wish we could grow them up here! Your vignette is so light and bright and welcoming.

  7. Love your beautiful vignette and your camellia's are gorgeous!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Really pretty Pam! I love the milk glass! The whole vignette is lovely! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  9. So so pretty, Pam! Perfect for spring! And your hard work in the yard is paying off! Hurray!

  10. I love your vignette, it's so fresh and pretty. I love the white goblet shape, with the birdie on it; it has a vintage look to it. Just dropped by from Met.Monday too. Enjoy your week.

  11. Your Spring vignette is beautiful, Pam.

    I love camelias! I've never seen two colors on one plant.

  12. What a cute vignette. I love your Camelias! We had beautiful ones in Long Beach, but haven't lived in a climate since where they thrive.

    Great job on the mulch. That's a lot of work.

    I was able to get out in the yard this weekend. I can't wait till the warm weather gets here for good!

    Have a great week.

  13. Love the pitcher in the vignette and the entire vignette too. Putting out that much mulch is serious work. We burned tree limbs yesterday for 8 hrs.

  14. I'm sure you're relieved getting all the yard work done for now. Thanks for the great tip on saving money on mulch. I'm sure your yard looks fantastic.

  15. I love Camelia's! Mine have already finished blooming. I wish they lasted longer. We finally finished with our mulch too. I played in the dirt all day Sunday. It was a gorgeous day!

  16. So beautiful, thanks for stopping by:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  17. Awesome! Love your spring vignette! Your hobnail dish is cute with the bird!
    The camelias are lovely! Wish I could grow them up here! Love the shot of the flowering cherry tree- beautiful!
    23 yards of mulch! You guys are crazy!! I know.... shut up!! LOL..
    How's the shoulder??? :-)


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