Salutations from the spring-y coast of ol’ VA! It’s looking like we’re getting treated to an early spring here in the land of shabby cottage treasures and charming cheeky puppies! The air is warm by late morning and the color is blooming all over town. Give me spring, lots of spring… in late February! Grin.
fresh cut grass
birds singing their song
waking with the sun
I’m always changing things around with the seasons, and sometimes just for the sake of change. It helps keep things looking fresh. I went just a tad overboard with blue, blue everywhere on everything, so I’ve been changing up some of my blue to add more interest and contrast. I painted this vintage mirror with two coats of Martha Stewart metallic acrylic paint in brushed bronze (it looks more gold to me). I hand brushed it with the tiniest of brushes and then touched it up a bit. The brilliant gold color really warms up our living room and makes it feel all cozy. And maybe a wee bit fancy.
And now let me introduce you to the sweetest of sweet miniature schnauzer puppies! Meet Scout! She’s my parents’ new baby girl puppy, and Paisley’s best little buddy. So far their favorite games to play together are hide and seek and run super fast around the tree. Just look at that sweet little teddy bear girl. She’ll melt your heart.
Honey surprised me with this orchid for Valentine’s Day. Isn’t it pretty! And I love the way it looks with the new gold color on the mirror. My mom has a pink orchid that she’s kept alive for years now. She puts two to three ice cubes in it once a week so that’s my plan too. I think the hard part is to remember to add the ice even after the blooms have faded. And the camellia blooms are from our back garden. I just can’t resist the urge to pluck and snip away out there. We’ve got daffodils popping up too. Yay!