Yearning for Spring

Today is only the first day of the second month of this year, but I seriously cannot wait for Spring this year. Usually, I visit my family in South Africa with my husband around Christmas, New Years and early January, but we didn't this year. Going in April when hubby's competing in Ironman South Africa - Yay!

We spent Christmas and NY in frosty London, bundled up inside watching the 1st and 2nd series of Homeland and drinking red wine in front of the fireplace to keep warm. Not an entirely bad way to spend a holiday, but I miss sunshine and flowers!

These beautiful blooms on My Pinterest Board made me anticipate Spring even more. I think I might even make it to the Chelsea Flower Show this year. I've never been. Is it worth it?

beautiful blooms

basket of tulips

Mason Jar Obsession:  Be Happy

Flowers at Prairie Collective
February 01, 2013

And the winner is...

THIS IS BAZAAR from Derbyshire! Congratulations, you are the winner of your A3 sized silkscreen print of choice, Manor Garden. Here is the comment that This is Bazaar left on the blog post: "Lovin' the Manor Garden - reminds me of well-manicured gardens at a stately home. Come to Derbyshire and visit Chatsworth House!" Thanks This is Bazaar!

After reaching the landmark 100 sales in my Etsy shop, the giveaway is now closed for entries. Thanks to my husband Nico who randomly pulled the winner's name out of a hat.

"Manor Garden" silkscreen print (available in green and red)

Handpainted pots by Schwidle Shop

Just love these handpainted pots by Schwidle Shop on Etsy. They are available in a variety of bright colours and designs and are coated with weatherproof varnish.
April 26, 2010
Tags: gardening