Bloggers are the best people! Write about something as un-glamorous as cleaning up your act and you still get the sweetest comments. Thanks so much for the words of support. It's going to be an endless effort. But seeing the progress keeps me going.
The quieter side of life has more of my attention these days, and I am taking pleasure in the recent rains making the periwinkle perk up. It is a subtle bloom that I never thought to use as a cut flower. Until now.
I used a creamy vase that seems to echo the vine, and a new teacup trio with the same suggestion to show them off.
I also added this lavender hued Russian Sage next to the creeping myrtle in my patio scene because I have seen its spectacular bloom around town in mid summer. And it can suffer the neglect. Some folks here confuse it with lavender.
I may do some under plantings to see how long they last before the sage blooms. The heat can get intense out here.
I have been searching Pinterest pics for dooryard gardens like those in the countryside and alley ways of Europe. Especially France. Wherever you go there is always something blooming in a pot or more at the door. And my new book is also providing loads of inspiration for that!
By now many of you have seen this gorgeous book by Georgianna Lane featured around blog town. It is one of my major inspirations this spring, and you can see more of the breathtaking photography at the website link here. It will knock your flip flops off!
One little shot from its dreamy pages . . .
It is also the perfect occasion to show you my new "Summer Glory" trio.
Triple the inspiration!
Taking a minute to jot a birthday note on this luscious rose card from a museum shop.
A little snippet of vintage lace elevates a simple tea break.
And it's all about the little things. . . .
Wishing you a lovely spring weekend!