prelude to Spring vignette

Salutations Cottage Fix friends! I’m so ready for Spring! This past week I’ve been finding Spring inspiration right here in the day to day ins and outs of my silly little family living in this silly little cottage. The warmer weather moving in has certainly helped too. As well as the daffodils that are popping up through the winter soaked soil. Oh yes, the promise of Spring is on the horizon and our shabby little cottage is coming to life.

Cottage Fix - prelude to Spring vignetteI created a bit of a prelude to Spring vignette with tulips, books, and mercury glass. I love a floppy whimsical bouquet, nothing too contrived. When my daughter was in grade school my husband swung her by the florist on the way home so she could pick out Mother’s Day flowers. She chose this huge red and white creation that resembled something from a funeral home. Oh, she was so happy with herself and with her larger than life arrangement she had picked out, just the cutest thing. Although it wasn’t quite my style, that red and white monument will always be one of my favorite bouquets. My honey and I still laugh about it sometimes.

Cottage Fix - pink tulipsIt seems that inspiration comes in waves. Sometimes it comes pouring in and then other times, not so much.  Just the other day my son got out his guitar and started to strum along, he’s only been playing the piano lately. His guitar has been patiently waiting for him, I guess he needs his bit of inspiration sometimes too. Anyways, he started to play and sing, and it was beautiful. Any mama listening to her son strum away on his guitar and sing is bound to get the warm and fuzzies. Don’t you think?

Cottage Fix - prelude to Spring vignetteAnd then, my honey surprised me with these tulips. He had them sent to the house while he was in the office, so sweet. I love getting tulips and watching them change.  These were completely closed when they arrived. It’s fun how they open quickly, and then continue to grow until they droop over. I love a bundle of droopy tulips to brighten up our place.

Cottage Fix - white sofa, natural rug, and pink tulipsAnd then, when I was dropping off my daughter at school she turned to me with a twinkle in her eye and a smirky little smile and said “Don’t forget to pick us up for soccer!” She finds such joy in everyday life, and moves through her days with a zest and enthusiasm that I’m hoping will rub off on me.

Cottage Fix - white sofa, crochet, and pink tulipsWhich all lead me to my little vignette inspired by my sweet family, and the promise of Spring.

xoxo Sally

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20 thoughts on “prelude to Spring vignette

  1. Lin

    Ahhhhhhhhhh. So sweet! Love the little peeks into your beautiful cottage and learning a little bit more about you and your family.
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Kathy

    What a beautiful post. My son used to play the guitar and I loved listening to him play! I wish he would start again but, he is busy working and life got in the way.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Margie

    It’s such an exciting time of year. Love seeing the changes in your home and hearing about your lovely family. Your children sound sweet 🙂 I’m just beginning to understand the immense joy that children can bring to our lives and I look forward to moments like those!

  4. Vickie

    My father-in-law always told us that the golden years are really the years you’re all together as a family, and I kind of agree. I still miss those days. Enjoy every moment of your precious family!

    Love the pretty droopy tulips!

  5. Julie

    Your vignette is perfect, Sally. What a lovely family you and your husband have created. The years go by quickly…savor the little moments.

  6. kelly

    I love your tulips! they look so pretty in the silver container. I like how the color pops against the lighter color in the room. That was a cute story about the flowers your daughter gave you for Mother’s Day.

  7. Karen

    What a lovely room and beautiful photos! I wold love for you to stop by my blog tomorrow and join our Something to Talk About link party!
    Have a great week!

  8. Diana

    Hi Sally–thanks so much for visiting me today via Something to Talk About 🙂 Love your pretty pink tulips, especially against your beautiful, white decor. Happy Spring!

  9. Jane

    I saw your pretty room posted at Kelly’s…just beautiful. And I love your blog. I’m a new follower! I see you have the tulip fever, too! 🙂

    Jane x

    1. sally Post author

      Thank you Jane!! Yes, tulip fever and any flower really.I have lots of favorites.:)

  10. Doré @ BurlapLuxe

    Sally, I so need to relax in my home, your beautiful home and it’s relaxed style is so inviting, I need to embrace the beauty you have done so well here in your home. Even though I feel similarities in our style, my style lacks that misplaced beauty yours so pulls off with perfect grace. I have told you this before, but again here I go, I could so move right in on your beauty of vintage rustic charm.

    Love the moppy tulips, happy spring and all it inspire you to create and design.


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