Monday, 6 February 2017

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is on it's way in between the snow showers,winds and rains of late....the pansies I planted in Autumn are starting to flower, although a little bruised by the winds they are a cheery sight outside the French doors...


Hyacinths,muscari and bluebells are springing up all over our garden..


Along with daffodils,snow drops and crocus, it won't be long now before we have some lovely Spring flowers in the garden to look at from the window on cold chilly days...


Today was very cold and chilly with a ground frost but the sun was shining and the sky was blue and Beatrix and I set off on a walk down the hill to town to blow off the cobwebs,it was lovely to be out in the fresh air getting some exercise....


We called into the chemist and then the flower shop where I treated myself to a bunch of hyacinths,after our walk up hill we reached our garden gate and then the kitchen door,Beatrix was having a good old drink while I filled the kettle for a nice cup of tea..
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I popped the hyacinth in an old cut glass vase and popped them on the window ledge,the little sylvac bunny was a recent find that came home with me from an antique and collectors fair..

I wish you could smell their heady perfume..
 

I think it's time Spring arrived don't you? it is getting lighter on a morning and staying lighter a little longer on an evening too....


I brought a selection of floral china,brooches and a hyacinth embroidered table cloth this time last year which I will be using on our dining table this Spring..


Is Spring starting to Spring up in your corner of the world too? I would love to know...



Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?

XxX

16 comments:

  1. So pretty and I love your hyacinth tablecloth. I have some old hand embroidered ones from my mother and grandmother. Your little bunny is very cute.

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    1. Thank you Pieta, I love old embroidered table cloths,i have an old trunk full that I should photograph for my blog. you are lucky yours have been handed down that makes them extra special. I have wanted one of those little bunnies for such a long time,wishing you a lovely day x

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  2. Way to go ,gal! My jonquils are up and budded but no flowers yet. No sign of crocus. But daylillies are up. Weird climate these days. Your cottage is so darling. Thanks for sharing.
    MJ in western North Carolina USA

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    1. Thank you Mj, our day lillies are peeping too which I thought was really early but like you say the climate is weird these days,wishing you a lovely day xx

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  3. Just love seeing your flowers coming up and the cheery springiness! We are in the middle of a snowstorm here in the Pacific Northwest, Washington in the States. We have snow, ice, and wind. It's the worst winter we've had in several years. I'm longing for summer and your pictures cheered me so much! Enjoy your lovely weather!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, I hope brighter days are with you soon,stay cosy and have a lovely day xx

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  4. What pretty harbingers of Spring on your windowsill! I see some anemones with some little itty bitty buds in their centers. The Iris are poking through the soil too. Every little wonder is welcome here for sure. Have a lovely day and dream on for Spring...XXOO

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  5. Thank you dear Logan, I never thought to look to see if the iris were growing,i did plant a little pot full of anenomes by the garden gate last year too,i will pop out after the rains and see if I have signs like you,wishing you a wonderful day too xxx

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  6. Spring hasn't sprung here yet, like Betsy I too live in the Pacific Northwest about 60 miles north of Seattle. It snowed off and on and finally starting to warm up, we'll by about 4 degrees. All of your lovely little flowers popping up are a delight, and the interior goodies are Too! Have a wonderful lovely rest of the week, xxxx

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  7. Thank you Mary, we have had snow,gales and rain and it has been bitterly cold but still everything is on it's way, I can't wait to be cutting flowers again, sleep tight! I know my mornings mean your bedtimes now xxx

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  8. I do love your Spring flowers and little bunny,I have one the same and a Hyacinth tablecloth too!I would dearly love to see your trunk full of linens. I love everything vintage!

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    1. Hello Georgina, I will photograph them then for an upcoming post it will be a nice excuse to get them all out again, I do love the little daisies on our embroidered table cloths and was so pleased to find the bunny as I have wanted one for such a long time,have a lovely day xxx

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  9. I love seeing your n beautiful flowers and your cozy home
    Hugs Alessandra

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    1. Thank you Alessandra,wishing you a lovely day xx

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  10. Happened to stumble upon your enchanting blog. I have dreamed of living in the English countryside in a charming cottage and your words and pictures transport me there. I surely wish that spring would come this early to Wisconsin (USA) but I will have to be content with enjoying yours! Beatrix is just adorable.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Shelia Ann,i'm glad you found us and I hope Spring is on it's way to you, we have snowdrops flowering in the gardens today after a much needed sunny day yesterday,wishing you a lovely day xx

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