Saturday, 21 April 2012

Spring - Daffodils, Blossoms & Pretty Linen

Its geographically Autumn in New Zealand, however, at the moment we seem to be experiencing an "Indian summer" and to me it feels like Spring has just arrived. Even my mother's paper-whites are showing their heads, I always thought Paperwhites were a Spring bulb but stand to be corrected by my knowledgeable readers.  As you know my passion is blooms, therefore, any excuse to include them in a post is a joy to today is a celebration of Spring, or at least the "feeling" of Spring...

My mother bought these pretty mauve hydrangeas for me yesterday, I love them!

Spring items that caught my eye...
I adore this Orlina patchwork floral duvet cover from Anthropologie

Pretty Spring dish towel from  Lisa Rupp Design

More pretty Spring linen - Rikshaw design from Layla Grayce

You may also like my post on Spring bulbs - Paperwhites and Hyacynths - lots of inspiration on how to display them.

Along my Spring discovery I followed this pretty Image above from Pinterest back to a delightful lifestyle blog called daniella marie.  Daniella's blog is full of gorgeous images, recipes and lovely stories, 

Image sources:

Image 1 - Pinterest
Image 2 - Pinterest
Image 3 - Pinterest
Image 4 - Lee Caroline 

(If you  are the original owner any of the Pinterest images, please let me know so I can credit accordingly)

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  1. Yes, we have been loving this weather, especially since it's the school holidays. As we speak we have all the doors and windows thrown open, and the kids are going swimming. xxx

    1. Isn't it wonderful Vic, I am soaking it up taking advantage of lots of walks with Poppy along Tamaki drive in Auckland. Yesterday the sea looked so gorgeous with flickers of light from the sun.

      Lee ☺

  2. Wow ~ you really have an eye for beauty and capturing it in each of your photos. It is such a pleasure visiting with you and perusing your posts.

    Kindly, Lorraine

    1. Thank you Lorraine, I cannot take credit for the actual photography though only in the image with the hydrangeas in this post. However, I am saving hard to buy a really good SLR camera so I can take the images I want and not have to maniuplate them through an editing program.

      Thank you for visiting, I hope you come back again.

      Lee ☺

  3. Love the floral duvet too. Wouldn't that BRIGHTEN up a room???

    Im now following you. Please come visit me at http://PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot and hopefully you'll follow back. THANKS 8-)

    1. Thank you Candy for adding yourself as my latest follower ☺. I will definitely drop by and look at your blog. I agree the duvet would definitely brighten up a room, I absolutely love Anthropologie.

      Lee ☺


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