Sunday, March 21, 2021

Hello Spring

Hello, Spring!
We've been eagerly awaiting your arrival.

I refreshed the terrace containers 
with spring bulbs, geraniums, and violas.

And of course a touch of whimsy!

My Frog Prince doesn't linger outside,
but what's a celebration without a regal touch.

This guy on the other hand is 
one of the containers.

He moves about from table to terrace.

I'm grateful for Trader Joe's.
They sell potted bulbs that instantly perk up
one's garden in time for the spring equinox. 

These two beautiful ceramic vases arrived 
this week, also in time to celebrate spring's arrival.

The Tulip Garden Egg Vase is a MacKenzie-Childs limited edition.
  I filled it with a petite grocery store bouquet, but it will
be perfect for simple blooms from my garden.

The Odd Fellows tulipiere is also a new piece this season,
and was a belated birthday gift from my husband.

Filled with springtime daffodils, I anticipate it too 
will be well used for cuttings from the garden.

I'm totally smitten with this charmer!

As I am with the petite egg vase.

The garden center is close by Goodwill, so of course I took a look.
I couldn't resist bringing these three cuties home.
Less than $2 each, and full of charm!
Easter is just two weeks away!

Sadie and I wish each of 
you a colorful spring!


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Dearest Sarah,
    Wishing you all also a colorful and 'warm' spring!
    Right now it is so nippy...
    LOVE your happy daffodils in the vases with the Easter bunnies and also the Frog.

  2. Thanks for this post Sarah! I needed to see what spring will look like when all the snow finally goes away. It's snowing right this minute again. Enough! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for this bit of cheer.

  3. Swoon Sarah...what a gorgeous array of planters and blooms! Your MKC tulipiere and petite egg vase are stunners! I love seeing your GW finds sprinkled in the mix as well as your Frog Prince. Oh to have a Trader Joe's nearby...! Thank you for the flower therapy and smiles this morning. Doggie kisses for Miss Sadie ♥

  4. So many pretties in your garden to welcome spring. Trader Joe's is a wonderful place to pick up potted plants for sprucing up these sad March gardens. I'd say your husband has excellent taste with that gorgeous birthday gift. The new MC pieces are stunning. I think you are all set and ready to enjoy spring. Sadie looks like she is enjoying the spring garden too.......

  5. Such happy additions to your outstanding collection, Sarah! HapPy SPring!

  6. So pretty Sarah. Love how you’ve arranged it all. The GW treasures adorable too

  7. You’ve got a “bunny hop” jump on Spring! We’ve barely got daffodils and crocuses blooming just yet. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s! I like your Goodwill finds. I’ve not been in a thrift store in awhile, but it sure is time to get back in there and do some digging for bargains! Happy Spring, and have a great week!

  8. Sarah, spring arrived beautifully on your terrace! The MKC tulipiere and the egg vase are stunning as are all of your blooms! Thanks so much for the flower therapy. Happy Spring to you and Sadie!

  9. Oh Sarah you've captured Spring so beautifully, I am drooling over your new Odd Fellows tulipere, it is gorgeous! the photo of all your pots grouped together looks like a page out of the MKC catalog! I adore the MKC frogs too, and sweet Sadie seems like she approves! So many beautiful blooms, you have started my week off in such a happy way 🌷🌼🌷

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Spring vignettes Sarah! I love the black and white MC containers with all those beautiful flowers! Happy Spring!

  11. Such pretty settings Sarah. I adore your new vases along with the favorite Courtly Check. The flowers look lovely and so perfect for spring. A lovely way to brighten anyone’s day. Of course I love your frog prince and fellow frog planter. Happy spring.

  12. What a joyful post. We are just starting to see green poking up...just the tips mind you..and still no budding on the trees. Loving all your sweet touches and the black and white pots...! Hugs, Sandi

  13. Sarah, you always put together such beautiful arrangements. Love your new vases and all the bright and beautiful flowers. It looks very much like spring..Stay well..xxoJudy

  14. Sarah... thank you for my daily dose of eye candy! Your arrangements are stunning. Have a wonderful week.

  15. Love your blog post and all the colorful flowers and great arrangements!

  16. So delightful, Sarah! I adore your terrace all dressed for spring. I would be smitten with your new vases too. You are so blessed to have Trader Joes nearby. I love all the spring bulbs you found. Your post is a good dose of medicine for the soul.Happy Spring!

  17. WOW what a beautiful display of flowers, everything is just gorgeous! I love shopping at Trader joes!

  18. This may be my favorite post of all the spring bloom posts I've seen, Sarah. Every touch is simply glorious. It makes me feel like singing. But, as I said on FB, that last photo of Sadie is really a gem. The framing, the color, the detail -- it all works. Bravo!

  19. Your post is full of Spring cheer, Sarah! All your flowered and touches of whimsy add to the charm that you create. Of course, your Sadie sniffing the flowers, is the cutest!

  20. Sarah,
    Wow, I love all of your plants and planters. You are ready for spring. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Party. I hope you stop by.


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