Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bonjour Spring


Happy March!  There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, right?!  Although March is still a cold month here in the Chicago area, at least I know the worst of it is over...and I am anxiously awaiting Spring!

Just a few Spring inspired images for you today...


I gathered up the last of my quince branches that had leafed out and some hyacinth that I bought, and grouped them together in the lovely lavender bottles that I bought from Dreamy Whites...and then added a few of my vintage maps and an ironstone platter...






And I am waiting for my forsythia branches to open up...I think they are pretty even as little buds :)





Have a great weekend! 


Tracey

56 comments:

Sheila R said...

What beautiful pictures. So love how captured the buds!

Jem said...

The stirrings of spring has to be one of my favourite times of year, still a refreshing nip in the air but things are budding and the sun gains a little strength :-) I ove your old map!

Jem xXx

Leah C said...

Even when I can't find spring outside my window...I know I'll find it here!! Love every single photo, Tracey; each one is bursting with beauty:)
P.S. Hope to see you at the Na-DA Farm in May:)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Snow is just about out of sight again except for a few patches... Heavy rain for this weekend concerns me some for those who are already in dismay with flooding... Your lovely touches of spring look very inviting... You are right we may get snow but it goes away in a couple days... Stay warm and safe... Glad you are better.....

Shabbylishious said...

Hi Tracey.

What beutiful post about spring you bring. I suspect we have the same climate. March is a bit of cold moth here as well. But we call it the first spring month. Snow is diseapering and buds fattens up on the trees. Bulbs start to carefully peep up from the soil. Wonderful time.
I used to have a Forsythia, but since we moved I have not planted a new one. A bit silly. They brings such joy and message of spring.
Have a wonderful day. :)
Line-Cathrin

It's me said...

Great spring pictures here today by you Tracey !! lovely...have a nice day ...love Ria...xxx...

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love seeing pictures of spring the buds are gorgeous!
I just decorated my spring mantel in hopes that it will come very soon!
XO
Kristin

Sandi said...

Such lovely photos that scream Spring Tracey. I am definitely ready!
Blessings~

Debra@Common Ground said...

The bottles are just beautiful, and I love seeing those little buds peeking out!
Happy Spring!
xo,
Debra

Robynne's Nest said...

Lovely photos Tracey, we are all impatiently waiting for spring here in England...no sign yet...lots of grey dreary weather! Robx

Rachel Noelle said...

Such beautiful images Tracey~ Love your lavender bottles! Hugs,Rachel

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Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
I bought yesterday some cherryblossoms too! I love to decorate with them!
Your decoration and style is so beautiful and your photos are stunning!
Have a wonderful day,
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

I think I love the buds as much as the blooms....so simple and pretty. I can only imagine all the growth going on in your garden - you must share pics :)
XOX

Anne Marie... said...

thanks Tracey.....you too!!

Pattie said...

AH yes spring... We deserve spring love the buds on the branches, Come over and see my egg tree if you have a min. have a great rest of the week

~~Pattie~~

Rosie said...

Such beautiful photos - I love them all!

Lille vildand said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Rhonda said...

Being a Chicago transplant, I know what you are saying, March is the month you "really" are hoping for Spring weather.

I also snipped some fresh garden lavender and rosemary and made a small bouquet for my kitchen island.

Meg said...

I planted my first ever hydrangeas this fall and we have buds this week! They made it through the winter. Yay!!!

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Beautiful pictures Tracey, I always love them and your photography is superb. Have a lovely weekend!! Leahxx

Marina Mott said...

Stunning pictures!

BonjourRomance said...

I love seeing new bud waiting to burst forth. Thes images are lovely Tracey. The sun was out and the yellow jonquills are blooming here in Paris...Spring is on its way, and I cannot wait!
Enjoy,
Mimi

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh yes...can hardly wait! Your photos are perfect for a spring post...o.k so Shannon called to say her mag. came and of course mine did not(lucky bum)she went on and on and on about how lovely an issue it is!!!! Anyway, have a great weekend..oh posted some of John's furniture today,I know you like to see it!! xoxo

Martha said...

I love spring images...so pretty!

Florence said...

I am so ready for spring, with ten inches of snow on Monday this week, now we have a soggy mess. Let spring come on quickly. Florence

Between You and Me said...

spring is surely coming!

umelecky said...

Thanks for sharing some of your Spring. It may be a while before we see anything green here.

Michele Khokhlan said...

I am SO ready for Spring! Love the photos.

- Michele

http://www.lovesunshineforever.blogspot.com

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful pictures that are fragile and tender reminders of the beautiful season of spring that is beckoning...can't wait!!
Please visit me..doing a great giveaway, a pair of gorgesou Murano handblown glass lamps..you must see them!
www.thenchantedhome.blogspot.com

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Beautiful. Glad you are finally well. I came down with this flu thats going around this week...but I am recovering faster than my busy family members did because I am able to stay home and rest.

I have missed ordering the Jeanne D Arc living mags from you, but my hubby has been laid off his job for over 6 mos. now so until we get back on our feet these lil luxuries have to wait. ox

Robin said...

Flowers and maps - what an unexpected yet lovely combo. Your photos are as always beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely petals with us.

Emma Burgess said...

Thanks Tracey,

We are heading towards colder months over here...it's lovely to enjoy your pictures! Have a wonderful weekend. Emma.

Heaven's Walk - said...

You're so lucky to experience spring down there before we do up here, Tracey. :) BUT there's a light at the end of the tunnel! The bluebirds and robins have returned here! Yay! Love your photos, as usual, sweetie. Sooooo pretty!

xoxo laurie

Jennifer Rizzo said...

So so pretty!I love the picture angles. I gotta get me some of them purdy things.... I need some serious spring here...

AIR KISS said...

I always feel such inspiration after viewing your wonderful posts! Those lavender bottles - LOVE THEM & the map background, too! You have such a amazing photography style with bokeh! Your hyacinths are so pretty. I just picked up the purple ones.. Jewel has them buy 1, get 1 free this week! :)
Lara

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

So beautiful. Although I guess I will always feel that hyacinths are more christmas than summer, but I guess that's just because of tradition.

I love those branches, and I hope that I will soon be able to snap some from my own garden that is covered in snow.

Thilda said...

This is beautiful blog, I think I will stay :)

About Vintage French Hen said...

Gorgeous as always Tracey! You have a wonderful weekend too!

Wilma said...

Here in the Netherlands,the sun was shining this afternoon. I can't wait till it's getting warmer and and we can live outdoor. Sadly here March is also still cold. Last night it has frozen about 5 degrees c. So 'for now we're enjoying the sun in our lovely warm home. Have a nice weekend!

Wilma

paperbird said...

Tracey I am loving the Jeanne D' Arc this month- so much to be inspired by and how
beautiful it is here, I love your spring pics.

Have a beautiful weekend

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Bonjour Tracey! Loving your images of spring. So waiting for it to come. I keep buying pots of white tulips...

kris said...

I too have spring fever! Thanks for the great pictures of the buds being so close to opening, would love to see them in bloom when it happens!

CapeBretonLiving said...

Beautiful photos and so inspirational! We're also anxiously awaiting spring here in Nova Scotia
~ have a great weekend.

All That Jazz said...

Beautiful images!! Spring is the air here today....I can finally feel it! ;-)
Have a happy weekend!
~michelle~

AngiLovesBlue said...

I like your wonderful blog. I follow it since a few weeks and I will do it again.
So many nice pictures.
Have a nice week.

Angi from germany

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What beautiful pictures, Tracey!!! You've really captured the spirit of Spring! Some things are starting to bloom here in central California, and it's getting me so excited about the garden again.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)
xoxo,
Jo

Barbara Jacksier said...

Lovely, lovely photos. I can almost inhale the hyacinths sweet scent.

traci said...

little late on my blog hoppin'. these images have just boosted my spirits 100%. wow. spring is just around the corner isn't it.

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, how lovely, Tracey, the hyacinths at the market today smelled just divine!

: )

Julie M.

Barbara said...

The only things I miss....forsythia....lilacs and lilies of the valley.
I used to love bringing in those branches to bloom....made me feel spring was there!

Jeanneoli said...

Gorgeous images. I thought it was getting warmer here and then it snowed again:-) Heard you braved a freezing flea market.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey...just checkin in....hope your feeling better..I miss your posts!! Still no magazine...going to kiss the mailman when he delivers it!!! Talk soon,xoxo

RSA Certificate said...

Oh your little hyacinths are so gorgeous! I love spring time ;)

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

I am jealous of your chalkboard.
I love it!
Julie

Luiza do Valle said...

A LOVELY Blog!
Congrats!
Luiza

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