Monday, March 28, 2011

Perhaps


With a 2°C reading on the thermometer just outside the door, perhaps Spring is hiding beneath a thermal blanket and having a bit of a lie-in...


But we shall not despair... with Victoria magazine's newest publication in hand, 'Gardens of Bliss'


and a proper place to daydream (if only in my imagination) I shall indulge and savour every page...


As warm sunshine reflects off my sewing table and a sampling of French General's 'Pom Pom de Paris' fabric is calling out, I have chosen a fun project...


This Tilda booklet is bursting with cute and quick delights to create.


And with this wonderful antique ironstone soup tureen I captured at the auction, I'll plant crocus and hyacinth for a table top display... just so I can play in the dirt.


Have a great week!

* Pic of chairs amongst the flowers taken during my visit to the greenhouse last week.

16 comments:

Larkrise garden girl said...

Your siamese cats are very pretty. I had one years ago for 13 years and she was the most loyal cat. Your photos's of the dolls are a treat. Cheri

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear Susan, I feel I must just write a note to say the comment you made today on my blog...is just beautiful!

Jane x

Constance said...

I love your kitties, and I can't wait to see that beautiful piece of ironstone in full bloom.

Take care,
Sallie

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Pondside said...

Flowers, fabric, pastels......now you're talking my springtime language! I look forward to seeing just what it is

Theresa said...

Beautiful French General fabrics. They are such wonderful quality too. But the kitties, well they steal the show. Lovely cats and they always remind of the two my Grandparents had, Abbey & Oliver. Two toddler proof Seal points. :)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear me...you always seem to tempt me with such lovelies Susan. Kitties (and Miss Maddie surely), fabric, antique pottery, and a bit of indoor gardening, what could possibly be better?

Happy day to you...
Judy ox

Julie said...

HI Susan, Tallulah and Ling-Ling look so sweet in and snug in their bed. sit just sounds like you are having the most wonderful day.
Julie

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Susan! A fellow Victoria lover!!! I have every issue since the magazine was born waaaaayyyy back, and look forward to savoring each page too. Those fabrics you chose are gorgeous, and perfect colors with Easter coming up. I need to run over to the French General now that spring has sprung and see what lovely things they have too. (: have fun with that project~ xxVicki

Julia said...

Got my Garden of Bliss magazine too! Love the dolls, too cute!

Sea Angels said...

Sounds like you are having fun no matter where Spring is, your fabrics look inviting to play with, I bet you have a rather nice stash of those prettys xxx
Just look at your Siamese cat, they always look so cool and aloof yet they are so loving aren't they, gosh I do love cats any sort actually, they are soothing to the soul....like French fabric , and sunny days are..but much more loving and fun.
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What lovely bits of bliss in your post today! I love the fabric. And I must admit I'm partial to that Victoria magazine. I had the good fortune of writing several of the articles! Thanks for the inspiring post.

Catherine said...

I'm not sure where Spring went to... it seems to have just passed us by. What's up with that?

But look at the lovely greenhouse you can go to ~ wonderful! Spring is in there for sure! :)

xo Catherine

Miss Gracie's House said...

The tureen will just be gorgeous with blooms in it...yes, hope for spring!
Rene

Cottage Garden said...

Your Spring daydreams have made me smile Susan. Pretty sprigged cloth, inspirational magazines and tureens of sweet smelling hyacinth - pure bliss!

May you be visited by Spring very soon.

Jeanne
x

Suzanne said...

Cute kitties,and the ironstone tureen will look beautiful with blooms.
Hoping spring will arrive at your door soon.