Monday, February 27

a 'false sense of spring'...

two months into the new shiny year and i always come unstuck. it happens every year, i embrace the new year with all the wonder of starting a fresh, then by the time february bids farewell my 'freshness' is going stale and i realize despite the odd days of sun, spring is still a long way off. then just like every year, i rustle around my drawer marked 'good for rustling in during blearghy months' and pull out my thrift store kitschy plastic flowers. more often than not they are of the pink variety, happy bright pink and brilliantly peachy pink varieties are in there too.


i then proceed to go around our shed, plonking mixed bunches in likely looking containers to add a bit of cheer. yes springifying the shed is my only way to get through those pesky weeks before Mr Spring truly comes a~calling.

 yesterday my rustling ways unearthed a couple of kitschy strings of flowers which i recall finding at a craft shop a good year or so ago. i have always been rather fond of these strings and their ability to look most pretty. so i hung one up and then proceeded to take a few scraps of my precious Liberty pile of fabrics (kindly donated to me by the peachy Rachelle) and with a needle and thread, added a little bit of dottie to it. not a lot, just a little, but i am thinking one could really add a lot and have quite the time with 'dottie angeling' such a string of flowers.





i noted, little lucky bunny looked in need of a bit of cheer too



and once again, i am left marveling at how adding a few happy scraps of fabric to a little string of flowers does a wondrous job at adding to my 'false sense of spring' within the shed and my head. 


such is my marvelling ways, tomorrow i'm going to pottle around our shed, taking snaps of all my 'false sense of spring' signs i have rustled up with the contents of my drawer and show them right here on my shiny place. yes, that is what i will do, for right there and then, i have made tomorrow, now look most thrilling...
 goodness, who would believe a few stems of fake flowers plonked around a shed, had such power to take one from 'bleargh' to 'less bleargh, more happy'. 'tis a small mircale and those are the besty best kind of all...

Tif 

19 comments:

delia hornbook said...

aahh it all looks lovely that flask the flowers are in is so pretty and the flower garland looks really sweet. Happy pottering tomorrow. dee x

hookytime.blogspot.com said...

Tiff that shed looks extremely spring like to me!!!
Those bits of fabric have certainly done the trick and Im sure now lucky bunny has his new cape, the sun will be sure to shine;))))
Best wishes
Issyx

www.hookytime.blogspot.com

Zoe said...

I adore the floral fabric on your pretty little couch!! The pink flowers sure do add that needed cheer awaiting the sunbeams!! I'll have to do this myself!

kelli may-krenz said...

your simply strands of beauty show your beauty inside and out. you my dear simply have a rare soul that is so so pretty. adore your little touches of spring.

Saphy said...

They look great, I love my fake flowers they bring me so much joy. x

Miss Jenna said...

I am also living in a false sense of Spring in my home!! The military forced us into TERRIBLE base housing this year & after a week of feeling gloomy, I spent the day putting up flowers, brightly coloured candles, & a couple of flittering butterflies about the house to cheer it up & make it feel a bit Springy!

I love your happy little string of spring! I'm thinking of crocheting some flowery bunting for my living room!

x Jenna

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your bright bits, that thermos with flowers is just beautiful!

xo Mary Jo

JunqueMagnet said...

Fun as ever. Band do forgive my drooling over what appears to be a most fabulous Kokeshi doll lamp (squeal). My daughter collects the dolls and now I shall have to keep ever alert for a lamp! Enjoy.

nikkijoy said...

Your house is beautiful! I love your simple Spring-ifying. The floral container your flowers are in is gorgeous =)

dottie angel said...

hurrah hooray for 'a false sense of spring' in all our nests! and Jenna, brilliantly brilliant for you my dear, i am sending you happy thoughts for settling in your new abode :)

that little kokeshi doll lamp, i found about 4 years ago, in a vintage mall, on clearance for $3.25. i think i can safely say it is one of my most treasured finds. it even has a mint green flex & little vintage plug. i have never seen one since, but i wish you happy hunting!

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Peachy perfect petals my dear :o)

Hoping you are all well and accounted for across the pond.

Sending you love and hugs,
Donna xx

Carol said...

The shed is looking very none bleargh in its flowery miracle.
Carol xx

Greenmare said...

I could use some happy flowers around here, not only is spring a long way from Wisconsin, but winter is rearing it's snowy head again..... sigh.

Deb Baker said...

oh I can so relate to the February staleness .. however here in the land of Australia it's the impending end to summer that has me feeling dreary .. your kitschy little flowers on a string brightened my day .. thank you xx

vintage grey said...

Love your touch of spring goodness. I love the floral fabric on your sofa. It's stunning! Thanks for always being inspiring to the crafty souls! :)

Dacia said...

and there was sun for you today, too! the past few times it's been out most of the day I've found myself floating around thinking, my! I'm so happy! what a lovely day it is today! tpday is the day! and then I start to wonder where this burst of cheer is coming from and then i look out and see the sun and wonder what life would be like with more of its influence. ;)

sylvie Galy-Nadal said...

always so poetic and creative ... i like ++

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

"happy little strings of spring"...sigh. flowers always make me smile :). i am always starved for flowers by the end of february, and resort to buying them. Although,the daffy dillies bloomed early this year, so i went around the property giving them a little trim; they sit on my coffee table, in a milk glass sugar bowl, atop a doily! btw, i love it that you don't generally capitalize. Please enjoy your happy strings of spring!
Gerri

Katie said...

Thank you, Tif, for providing a little solution to my spring-is-so-close-but-not-really-here blues! We have unseasonably warm weather, but no promise that it'll stay warm...it's taunting us!