Monday, March 12, 2012

Dreaming of Spring....

Hello friends!
I'm dreaming of a bad way.
We've had a mild winter but that doesn't make my yearning any less.

I changed my dining room sideboard for Spring.
See my poor daughter in the reflection? She broke her arm and has had a whole bunch of things go wrong since then. She is at home sick today.

I love this little birdhouse filled with faux eggs for Easter.

Another birdhouse I love.

I got this "garden" pot from Michaels. I am using a few of them in my craft room for storage.
Wire cake stand is from Target years ago.
The bird houses are from The Barn, my favorite place to shop!

My pink carnations are still going, it's been over two weeks since I purchased them! Maybe even three weeks!

My backyard looks like this.......

Last summer it looked like this!
Oh! I can hardly wait for this again!
Sorry so grainy, I took it from old blog photos, my computer is new so I would have to get the original from my old one and no time for that!
You can see my original post here.

My front porch looks like this now......

Last summer it looked like this....again, sorry so grainy.
You can see the original post here.

Side view today....

I added this tray to my badly peeling wicker (I love it's chippiness!). My husband put these two bottles of Salt Lake Water here, once the water evaporates there will be salt crystals left. We gathered it last summer and it's only evaporated two inches worth!

I love this chippy, green table.

I added some things from inside, including this custom made table from my husband's friend.

My turquoise pots are waiting for flowers.

Oh, how I love to drink coffee in the morning here. It faces East so the sun is so warm on the chilly spring mornings.

My faux chandy I made last year.

Spring is just around the corner!
Have a great week!


Linking with.....

Cozy Home Scenes

Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Wow! Love all of your beautiful details! Sorry to hear about your little princess. Bless her heart! Hope she feels better soon.
    You certainly know how to do a gorgeous landscape! Wish you could come help my yard!

  2. Oh Shanon!

    First off, I am so sorry your little girl is home sick, and dealing with a broken arm too. May she be blessed with good health and a fast recovery soon.

    Second, love all your awesome spring vignettes - they are GREAT!

    I adored your "compares" outdoors with the dead versus the blooming - was a true testiment to spring/summer WILL come, and faster than we believe right now. You have a beautiful yard and garden and patio and porch - I would love having my morning coffee in that place, too, most definately!

    You have a gorgeous home, it is so beautiful.

    Love your blog.

  3. Oh my gracious Shanon, your home is gorgeous!!! If I had a backyard like that, I would spend my whole Summer out there even nights!!~ :)
    I love all of your lovely birdhouses, especially the one with vintage paper on it.
    I'm so sorry about your poor daughter, I hope things get better and that her arm will start to heal soon! I know how hard it is at that age to have a cast!
    Hope you have a beautiful night and thank you so much for all of your lovely comments that you always leave on my blog, I really do appreciate them!!

  4. Sick and a broken arm!! That's just not fair, poor girl. Hope she feels better soon.
    Love all the Spring decor and I'm ready for Summer and flowers everywhere too!!

  5. After viewing your summer pics , I see why you can't wait for Spring/Summer...Beautiful!!! Blessings Lori

  6. oh, I am so excited for this summer to see your beautiful outside decorating! You inspire me--I want to do more outside this year. Love those pots--the color is fantastic! I also love that birdhouse and your inside pretties! I hope your daughter feels better soon!

  7. Oh girl, I love your outdoors. The chandi is perfect. The green pots wonderful. The furniture great. Good grief...I could go on and on. Can I come for coffee?

  8. Cute sideboard decor! Bring on the spring!!

  9. It looks like spring has sprung where you live. I am dreaming of some warm sunny days. Maybe we'll see some in April. I walk outside in my winter coat, the wind nipping at my cheeks and count the tulips as they start showing their little sprouts. "Come on sweet things", I am so into encouraging them and spring weather to show it's face. Your front porch is so charming and the little birdhouses are a delight. I am glad that I came across your blog it brighten my day. Come visit, your new fan and fellow blogger, Connie

  10. Which of your little ones has the broken arm? I couldn't catch the reflection in the mirror. I'm sure you want to know that it was 76 F this afternoon and I worked in my herb garden wearing a tank top!

  11. today we woke to snow, had rain...and just finished a hail storm to lead into a bright sunny moment!.Crazy...are we ready for spring! you bet!
    Love all your purely delightful things on your front porch!..oh! That little turquoise table & plant stand& your fabrics....Spring & summer inspiration all in one!

  12. I remember your carnations...glad they are still around!

  13. My brother once had both of his arms broken at the same time, so I know how miserable your daughter is. I hope her arm heals quickly and correctly. No fun to be sick on top of that. :(

    If my porch looked as pretty as yours, I'd be anxious for spring to redo it too! I love those wicker pieces and the pretty floral cushions you have. The birdhouse you have in the house is very nice too!

    Thanks for taking the time to link up to my party this week. I'm always happy when friends can drop by. Hope your and your daughter's week improved from here on out.

  14. what beautiful pictures! we've had a mild winter here in new england too but it's still dreary & the grass looks so awful. what a transformation our homes & yards make when the weather is warm & everything turns green! your poor daughter with her broken arm-hope she is better soon....:) chris

  15. I can see why you're waiting for spring your gardens look gorgeous when they are in bloom and you have such great porches and patios to enjoy it all. Can't wait until you are in bloom and you post pictures for us to see. Loving your clever :)

  16. Wow! You have a beautiful beautiful house. I wish my house is as pretty as this.
    Thank you for sharing and inspire me
    I'm your new follower on Linky. Hope you can follow me too :D

    Witha @

  17. Firsy of all, LOVE the birdhouse vignette. Totally cute!! And your back yard and front yard and porch are stunning!!
    Love the wicker on your front porch!!


  18. I am with you in wanting Spring to be here for real. We seem to have a couple of sunny days and then a cool down every week lately. I love the comparison photos especially your turquoise pots just waiting to come out and play. Your blog is so pretty and inviting...I am following now. Patty

  19. Hi Shanon!!!

    Oh your backyard is just gorgeous!!! Actually, your whole entire house is just lovely! :) It's very "Spring" over here!!! Never snows where I'm at, so I'm kind of envious of your colder weather....maybe we can "trade seasons" for a week! lol Well spring will be here before you know it, and you can enjoy your beautiful garden again! Oh and your carnations are so pretty - love how they can last for sooo long! :) Take care and enjoy your weekend!


  20. I love all your springness! I'm longing for the flowers too although I don't even remember what we have planted here since I was so focused on the inside when we moved in. I hope your girl is all healed soon. Poor thing!

  21. Hi Shanon. It should be no surprise to you by now that I love your home. Just dropping by today to let you know this post was included in my Saturday Picks today. Thanks for joining the party and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  22. You have a beautiful home and your yard will soon be filled with spring time beauty. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter the latest giveaway too.

  23. Your yard and gardens are so beautiful in the summer time, I know you must be looking forward to it so much.
    I love the bird houses and your front porch.
    Hugs, Cindy

  24. Your porch looks so inviting! Spring has sprung her.We have had temps in the 80's im IA we are loving it! I can't wait to decorate my porch! Loved your cushions on porch were they made by you? Traci

  25. What a perfect spot for morning coffee on that porch! Your outdoor photos look amazing, especially those summer ones (despite graininess, they are fabulous)!
    Lovely vignette in your dining room, too. Hope your little one is feeling better.
    I wanted to thank you for the forsythia tips, Shanon - I had success forcing them!
    - Susan

  26. Hi Shanon! It looks like you're all ready for warm weather. My, what a pretty backyard you have. I love all the trees and how it seems kind of cozy.

    That's too bad about your daughter's arm. I hope she's on the mend and feeling better soon. Have a good weekend :)


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