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•♦• Coming Out Of Hibernation—with Touches of Spring & A Dining Room Makeover •♦•

 

The gray and dreary, snowy and cold days of January and February are behind us….

This was a long, hard winter for a lot of folks…it seems that all most of us did these past two months was shovel snow, plow snow and snow blow snow….feet and feet of snow!!

SNOW SNOW SNOW

I say:

Good riddance February…I for one am so Happy to see you go!!

and:

Hello March,  I WELCOME you with open arms…and joyfully await those little perks that will be riding in on your coattails…. more sunshine, brighter, longer, warmer days, …

melting(our gargantuan piles of)snow…

and….soon, very soon….

SPRING!

I know…I know… we will no doubt,  have more snow - but “March-April snow” …well, somehow, is not the same as “January-February” snow….

Oh- don’t get me wrong, I don’t ‘hate’ winter-I enjoy the seasonal changes, I can appreciate winter [MINUS the ‘feet’ upon ‘feet’ of snow], after all without the bleak days of winter what would we have to look forward to? 

I am Merrily 

~~Welcoming March~~

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[above-March day with snow clinging to the windowpane—Winter in the shade]

-It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  ~Charles Dickens

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[March day with warm sun shining through through the windowpane—Summer in the light….]

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So with March here and Spring approaching:

I’ve been going through my favorite seed catalogs…planning what will go into the vegetable garden this year…

seeds

I’m so looking forward to getting out there and working my flower beds too…seeing what’s happening over at my pond, watching my fish slowly come back to life after their long dormancy (which is sorta how I feel too…)

It’s still some time away…we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground here, then of course comes the season of muck and mud…

-The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.  ~Henry Van Dyke

But there are little signs showing up every day now, showing me that Spring is indeed on it’s way

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With March now here and Spring upon us:

I’m doing my Springtime cleaning and ‘planting’ some little bursts of bright & cheery Spring throughout the home…

doorbox

Nothing celebrates “MARCH” and “SPRING

like SHAMROCKS!

spring doorbox

What could possibly be more Welcoming,  than my Hospitality Pineapple door box dressed with Lucky Shamrocks…

…. a sweet springy way to greet a friend

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A little touch of green tucked in here and there brings on a much desired glimmer of spring.

spring shelf

a sprig of greens tucked in a jug

 

family room

in a wall box on top of my shelf.  It doesn’t take much to brighten a room!

(Oh-look I have some ivy in my door box in the picture…that was my ‘after the holidays-before spring’ door box dressing!)

Springtime Stems and a wreath of White Heather

spring olde chair

Greens and flowers just make everything cheerful and give the sense of freshness after the long, dull, monochrome months of winter

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spring bucket

I filled my olde wooden bucket with a large bunch of Button Leaf stems

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With March Comes:

A fresh,  new,  untouched growth of Spring bulbs…their beautiful, bright colors… splashed here and there

daffs

Daffodils are always a welcome sign of Spring in my gardens.  Crocuses, Tulips, Hyacinth…those little tiny bulbs, dormant…just waiting to emerge from their long winters nap…how can they not make  you happy, give you hope…make you smile?

spring touches

 

Springtime means Fresh Beginnings…

Sheep are having their little lamb babies now…

spring sheep

   Sheep, for some reason always remind me of Spring and Easter…

Spring and Easter remind me of…

new beginnings. Of, HOPE!

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Hanging in my kitchen…

spring vine basket

A simple Grapevine Basket filled with some more greens

Just a nice little pop of happy!

No such thing as too many greens or too much Happy!

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-Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn.

spring swan

-It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! 

~Mark Twain

 

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And….

With Springtime just around the corner I’ve decided make a few changes!

Fresh paint - new colors and textures!

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Here’s a few hints of what I’ve been up to in the dining room

Au Lait Ole

 

paint colors

 

 

Below is my ‘dining room storyboard’:

I do this to get all my colors/tones and textures to come together.  I like a visual and this just helps me when planning a room makeover.

storyboard

Everything in this one photo is part of my makeover project!

 

You’ll have to c’mon back and see what I’ve been working on….I’m not quite finished!! 

Just a few little things left to do!

Oh…I can’t wait for the big reveal!!

Well, it’s big for me…Seems like I’ve been working on this project for quite a while-I’m happy that it’s just about complete!!

Here’s one more peek…

 

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Hope you’ll stop back to see how the room turns out!!!   

--Until then--

Have a most wonderful weekend—thanks ever so much for stopping by! 

MERRY MARCH

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Springtime Blessings to you!

♥~Kath