Monday, March 10, 2014

celebrating March and early Spring . . .



I celebrate March and early Spring with cool and vibrant greens . . .

towering Bells of Ireland
small bouquets of tender chamomile
soft, floral & white table settings
vanilla caramel truffle tea & minted sugar cookies

When I look through our living and dining room windows, I can see tiny green buds blooming on our birch trees.  For soon after the green buds arrive, I know that beautiful blooms in our garden will follow. Ahhhh, Spring.

But until then, I celebrate EARLY Spring . . . and all its tender glories.






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











 

 


I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~ Ruth Stout

















LET'S STAY in touch!







31 comments:

  1. I love fresh green - so pretty! My daughter had Bells of Ireland and green hydrangea in her wedding bouquet, so they always make me smile!

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    1. Oh, that's beautiful, Sharon . . . thanks so much for sharing.
      I can only find Bells of Ireland one week out of the year in March. I just love them . . . and they last for up to three weeks too.
      So happy you came by,
      Suzanne

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  2. I love Bells of Ireland. Our local flower market is out this week, and I ant to find some for Monday. Your photography is so pretty! I love all your photos. SO HAPPY that spring is almost here!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, your photos are fabulous and I adore the green. Everything looks so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Beautiful photos...love the bells of Ireland.

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  5. After all of this beauty I am certainly ready for spring. The quote by Dickens is one of my favorites. Thanks for all the joy of color.

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    1. Hi Donna, So happy you came by.
      Wishing you a happy Spring!
      Suzanne

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  6. Lovely post! The pictures are beautiful and I love the quotes.

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    1. Thanks so much!
      Happy Spring,
      Suzanne

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  7. Dear Suzanne,
    very delightful and tastey. It's amazing how you bring spring in your houe and to your visitors!
    All the best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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    1. Dear Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your kind comments.
      I hope you come by again soon.
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  8. Absolutely beautiful and the Dickens quote is so perfect! Alice @ Mums Make Lists #CreativeMuster

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    1. Thanks, Alice! So happy you stopped by.
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  9. I have never seen Bells of Ireland before!!! I must be living under a rock!! But we don't have a really good flower shop anywhere near us. Your photos are gorgeous!! I am drooling over how pretty everything is!

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    1. Hi Ann! Thanks so much for coming by.
      Your comments are so kind :o)
      Hope you come back again soon.
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  10. Breath of fresh air is what I say when I look at all your photos! I seriously need to come to your house next time I am in Cali....everything is always gorgeous!! I hope you link this to Centerpiece Wednesday.
    Karin

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    1. Hi sweet Karin!
      So happy you came by. I love that you frequent California. There are so many beautiful sites here. And yes, I'd love to meet you :0)
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  11. Stopping by from the linkup! I absolutely LOVE your floral decor. Makes me so giddy for spring. xoxo

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    1. Hi Shannon! Your comment about being 'giddy' makes me smile :0)
      Happy, happy Spring!
      Suzanne

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  12. Love the bells of Ireland, one of my favorites, and white hydrangeas are at the top of the list~your photos and vignettes are just lovely~
    Jenna

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    1. Hi Jenna! Thanks so much for coming by to visit.
      Happy Spring!
      Suzanne

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful shades of green and your photos are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! So happy that you came by.
      Happy Spring . . . have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  14. What a stunning post! Your pictures are so crisp and beautiful. So glad I stopped by!

    Please come and say g'day at my blog if you have a minute. My weekly Say G'day Saturday linky party has just started and this post would be a perfect addition to the party!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Hi Natasha! Thanks so much for coming by and extending an invitation to join your party!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  15. Love your style and Happy Spring!!

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    1. Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for coming by!
      Hope you keep in touch.
      Have a great weekend . . . and Happy Spring!
      Suzanne

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the combination of pink and green! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  17. Suzanne! I love this post! Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. This is such a strikingly beautiful tribute to March and Spring, Suzanne. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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