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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Around the house...

Sitting here at the table and I'm intoxicated by the fragrance of these...
 I bought them last week and within a few days of  being inside
with the warmth of the wood stove and some sunshine...
 ...they are all three stems, heavily laden with spring perfume...
 ...filling the house with promise and the optimism of warmer days to come...
My little oxalis which I received last St Patricks Day has laid dormant
for most of the winter. But in the past few weeks she has been
sprouting new leaves almost daily... if she's just bursting with spring joy!
I received something most interesting in the mail for my birthday a few weeks back...
 My daughter had these shipped from this shop. They hand make these beautiful arrows
with real feathers and poplar wood from sustainable sources...
 Sweet little gift tag as well!
 They're only for decorative use so don't imagine me out there in 
the forest looking for deer...maybe I'll use a few on Valentines Day!
 Do you like marbles? 
 I inherited a bunch of odds and ends from another crafter who was getting
rid of some felting supplies and these were in amongst them...
 We used to have huge marble collections when I was a girl and I remember
in the spring the school yard was full of all types of games to challenge your marble skills.
Many kids carried them around in those purple Crown Royal cloth bags that the 
whiskey came in. Of course the big boulder types and the clear crystal ones were the real prize ones...
...I always wondered about the coloured bits in the middle and how it was 
that the twisty design was made. I'm sure with technology these days I could 
google it and find out but for now I'll just enjoy them as is on my table reflecting the light.



Suz said...

ahhh nice post
I love all these things

Mairéad said...

I love the white hyacinths. I got some too and they are a lovely reminder that Spring is hopefully around the corner. Maybe you could tell me what to do to keep them from drooping?
The arrows make a most unusual display - your daughter was very thoughtful.

Nancy Kay said...

What beautiful images of color "around the house." Very nice photos! Love the spring flowers, and the arrows are really cool.

farmlady said...

Great post! I love it when you show us bits of your life inside.
Oh, the hyacinths... they are such a reminder of the coming Springtime and, I hope for you, sunshine and warmth.
I love the oxalis close ups. Beautiful! How different they are when closed up. I use to eat them when I was a kid. I can still remember the taste. And the marbles. I have my Mom's marbles from her childhood. They are chipped, opaque and dark. I love them. She use to say she was really good at playing with them.
Such a nice post.

Lucinda Keller said...

Great shots! So pretty!
Love those flowers!
And the green … need some for St. Patty's! So cute.