Saturday, February 23, 2013

SURE SIGNS OF SPRING










Beautiful Blooms




If you haven't been thinking of spring you only have to visit one of my very favorite shops to walk in and feel like spring has sprung! Anthropologie is in full bloom and will certainly give you a good dose of spring fever. Blooms cover everything, just take a look and enjoy the flower show. I love this place!




Flower pots and vases










A flower garden of fragrant candles





Floral fragrant soaps




Seed packets soaps






Floral fashion





Strawberry fields tea towel





The Classics, floral covered book jackets










Sweet floral fragrances 





Spring lambs




Floral bedding






Floral patterns





What's blooming now

Looking no further than my own backyard I see early signs of spring. In the past two weeks we've had cold days, warm balmy days and a lot of rain. Even though we will have more cold weather I now see spring at the end of winter's long dark tunnel. 


Falconet daffodils still blooming








Tete-a-Tete (miniature daffodil narcissus)





Pansies






Day Lilies are coming out




Blooming ground covers




Mexican Heather





Verbena




Ornamental Cabbage





Rosemary Blooms





Anthropologie Tulip Display




What I'm most excited about are the buds on the climbing rose!

From the first buds


45 comments:

  1. Definitely in spring fever mode today. It attended a garden dedication today for a sweet friend I lost to cancer. It was a perfect morning!
    And just now have returned from Anthro. Love all the spring inspiration there. The yellow vase with purple flower was in my hand, selected as a birthday gift for a friend, but as I walked to the checkout, I spied the candles in the ceramic pots topped with beautiful ceramic flowers. The one topped with a poppy is now the birthday gift. Love that store!!!
    Enjoy the day..........Sarah

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  2. I'm enjoying all of your blooms! Those in your garden and those on your trip to Anthro.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Enjoyed the tour of the store and I loved seeing how your fence will look soon with the beautiful roses. Thank you for the glimpse of spring!

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  4. Thanks for taking us shopping. I'm soo ready for Spring. Your garden looks ahead of mine a little bit. Some of my plants had started budding until the other day when we had that cold snap, but some of my ground covers are blooming though. Thanks for sending flowers in your post. I love fragrant soaps, and just reminded myself to look for some the next time I go shopping. Hugs, and happy Sunday.

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  5. Oh my, what a breath of fresh spring air! I am still frozen where I live, but looking forward to spring soon. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  7. So man lovely photos! Well, not in a spring mood here today. We have had very cold and raw weather the last week. Have a nice week.

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  8. How lovely all of this is. That shop must be lots of fun -- beautiful and different merchandise -- definitely not the cookie-cutter kind of store. And your spring is going to be wonderful!!

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  9. No signs of spring here in Ohio! I am ready though...I think those book jackets are fabulous. What a great idea. :o)

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  10. I like the unique vases at the store, and the books! A fabulous collection to choose from.
    Judith

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  11. I'll have to go online and look at this amazing store! WOW! We have dogwoods and redbuds in full bloom here in Florida!

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  12. I *so* have spring fever! :D Isn't today just beautiful! We really needed a pretty day.

    LOVELY post. I can't wait to feather the nest for spring. Your post had made me happy today, Emily!

    xo,
    RJ

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  13. bloom bloom bloom! from the gorgeous pots to the beautiful books to your garden ... spring is arriving! you might have heard me today (!!!) as i finally found gerbera daisies in various shades -- all ready to go into the garden. yippeee!!!!

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  14. Lovely cute flower pots, very springy for sure! I am so ready for spring and to see some flowers. Lovely post and photos. Have a happy week!

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  15. Definitely Spring on your blog ~ Beautiful photography and creative items of all sorts ~ Lovely for MM ^_^

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  16. Emily thanks so much for the visit and wow love all the pics, how lucky are you with all those flowers in your yard,I'm ready for spring, just need to get rid of the 2 ft of snow LOL thanks for sharing these with us...

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  17. What beautiful stuff Anthropologie has. We don't have one nearby so the temptation can be withstood. I loved the coloured books, and those sweet wrapped soaps.
    Your garden is coming along well - far ahead of ours.

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  18. The Anthropologie flower pieces are gorgeous, Emily, but your early blooming flowers are even prettier! It will be awhile before I see flowers here--we had a foot of snow today! :)

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  19. I've always loved Spring! Of course, in Florida, where I live, the weather is often Spring-like.

    Have a good Blue Monday, Emily

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  20. Lovely shots of inspiration! I've seen in the magazines that floral is hugh in clothing this spring. The spring buds are not here yet but I'm looking forward to it. We are getting up to 20" of snow in our second round today.Lots of gorgeous color.
    Ann

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  21. Beautiful series of shots. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  22. Yes these flowers are encourgaging, Spring will be here before we know it. Blessings, Debbie

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  23. Love the tour of Anthropologie and all the beautiful spring colors. We have a winter storm warning in our area for today and tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your spring flowers. so pretty!
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  24. Hi lovely lady.
    You have a Beautiful Blog you did a lovely job putting this altogether love all your photos. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post for St. Patrick's Day. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

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  25. I am sooooo ready for spring! Love those soaps and dishtowels. xo

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  26. Hello sweet Emily.
    Your photographs are always so full of life, but today's are simply bursting with it. LOVE the colors! My favorite is the rose fence. Oh my goodness!! It's dreamy.
    From Anthropologie I'd purchase one of the candles, a few of those beautiful soaps, and I know I would probably not be able to resist Wuthering Heights wearing that gorgeous floral jacket. :)
    Thank you for stopping by and visiting especially since I'm taking a little posting break. I'll probably be back next week. HUGS TO YOU, my friend.
    MUAH!

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  27. I used to (get spring fever at the first signs of it) when we lived in Oregon...now this time of year I start to get envious of the beautiful early spring flowers... on blogs and when I talk to family and friends back home. (We're in Florida during the winters now and the downside of no winter weather is no spring -- at least not the kind you have!) It's worth the tradeoff at my age, but I still miss those daffodils ;>)

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  28. It definitely does look like spring. So pretty and all of your pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  29. Hi Emily! Although in my country we don't experience spring, I love seeing items and pictures of other countries as they go to this transition. Spring for me always means colors and new beginnings.

    I love the classical books, colorful pouches and the flower vases of course.

    Thank you for linking up in my very shy Beautiful Sunday series. Hope to see you there more often :)

    Have a great week!

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  30. Yes I have gardening fever. We cut back nearly everything in February and have had trouble getting to them in this terrible rain. A vole or mole ate all my daffs. Next time I will lay down mesh. Your daffs are beautiful.

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  31. Spring...can hardly wait for Spring to come. Soon flowers will be blooming again. Ah, the smell of rain. Dew on the grass. Yes, I can hardly wait.
    JM Illinois

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  32. What a lovely post with beautiful photography...my money and I would soon be part in that shop you visited. Lovely flowers everywhere.

    My Rednesday post is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2013/02/this-is-my-first-time-to-participate-in.html

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  33. O, my....such beautiful shots of lovely blooms of all kinds.
    Our springs aren't very nice with lots of wind and sand blowing...not my fav. season, at all. I do love summer, tho. :)

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  34. I've got a bad case of Spring Fever! Can't wait to see my tulips and daffodils start to pop up, and I'm looking forward to planting pansies in my windowboxes!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  35. Spring fever? Absolutely! Even here in CA where people think we have an eternal spring. But, the trees are beginning to flower and it's lovely here! I love all of your florals on everything. The books were my favorites but I could also almost smell those soaps. Time to go to my favorite French store and get some more verbena soap!
    Robin

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  36. Absolutely the most awesome photos! I so love those vases from Anthropologie. Thank you for this feast for the eyes and for also taking the time to visit my blog.
    Randee

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  37. Just like you, I'm looking for signs of spring... But they arent' many in France lately. The weatherman promised some sunshine for the weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    Your pictures are lovely.

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  38. Love the rosemary blooms. I am drooling over those books!

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  39. Absolutely! So many lovely colors, thank you for reminding me how in just 8 weeks it will be beautiful again.
    Jeannie

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  40. Beautiful world indeed, my friend. Stopping by to say hello and hum a little tune. :)
    Wish you a beautiful weekend.
    XOXO's

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  41. Boy do I ever have the fever. Now if our snow will just melt. Sun shiny today. The tips of my Daffodils are all that I see but soon I'll have gorgeous blooms. Thanks for sharing so many fun floral things with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. LOVE the coraö vase above - and your pretty books! I'm your newest follower now - come and follow me too? I'm coming over from Anita and want to invite you to my giveaway. You can win free stylish eyeglasses - have a look!
    Cheers to a lovely weekend!

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  43. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your colors of Spring.Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescape "La Chef" I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  44. Love the book collections! Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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