Hello sweet friends! I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful weekend! I have finally been able to catch my breath a bit. It was a busy weekend as always, but do you ever feel you just need to find some time to do what you love despite how busy things seem to be? Silly question I suppose, of course you do :) well I carved out a few hours to get Inspired this weekend. I gave in to the few moments of Spring weather and set up a picnic with Mel. Picnics are one of my favorite things to do to relax. It's really so much easier when you keep things really ( and I mean really! ) simple! Just some sandwiches,fresh fruit, a salad and a few cozy things to spruce it up and you are done.
In this weather it might only last an hour, but what an hour it is! The Sun took all day to finally come out on Sunday, so I grabbed it like a long lost friend!
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." ~Charles Dickens
And Thanks to my sweet friend Penny at Lavender hill Studio, I was able to use the basket I bought last fall to put us in the Picnic mood. She is so talented and this basket means so much to me because she picked out my favorite style plates to use as the mosaic on top!
I also spent some of the weekend adding new things to the website. Spring is surely a favorite of mine, I love planting seeds and getting things all spruced up so that as Summer comes I am ready to relax and enjoy it all. I have always loved the scent you get when you walk into the garden department a little early in Spring, and another favorite part is seeing all the pretty seed packets! Oh I just love that! I wanted to carry some Signs on the website that evoked that kind of feeling. I tend to love the vintage ones best. Some of the images on the signs date back to 1930. I always think of the person who did the planting way back then , or at least I imagine her. Did she do it like me?, in a bunch of little egg holders, or was she planting a whole fields worth? Opps, lol, it could be a "he" too, but I always invent a "she" in my mind :) lol
Some of the Signs have a more Kitchen-y feel, because next to being outside that's another favorite place of mine :)
And of course , I can't add anything to the site without including something with the word Vintage ....
~ vintage garden look ~
The color on this one below is so pretty in person, it's this soft Robins egg Blue I just love!
This one is filled with images from Vintage magazine Ads from the 40's and 50's ....and a drop of glass glitter too! :) Its on a very Vintage pink background and has sweet words decoupaged on to complete the feeling of nostalgia...
~ you can click on any image to see the details up close ~
I hope all of you are finding your Inspiration this Spring! I am so happy to get caught up with work around here, now I can settle down a bit, wait for the warm days and enjoy visiting you all and checking in and seeing what everyone else is up to!
I Hope you have a wonderful week and many blessings and lovely days ahead!
Hugs and Thankfulness for your warm Friendship!
~ Cynthia ~