It was time to change things up around the house and bring in some pretty spring colours. It may still be ice and snow outside (and we just got another 4 cms this weekend), but I sure was ready for fresh spring turquoise and yellow inside.
This was the first time I had put my Grandmother's batik on the mantel (it usually goes over the sideboard in the dining room) and I'm so glad I did because the colours are perfect for spring. I lined all the turquoise and a few clear glass vases and mason jars up along either end of the mantel and added some tiny pink flowers. I didn't know the name of these flowers until I Googled them, but it seems like they are waxflowers (chamelaucium).
At the other end of the room I used yellow on the sideboard and dining room table. My husband has a green thumb and has managed to whisper in the ear of all three of our orchid plants and they are blooming at the same time. And for this lovely display they deserve to be given pride of place on the dining room table. You can't really see all three plants in the photo below so I included a second shot with all of the plants visible.
The sideboard has yellow striped napkins on it and a yellow striped jug on top. I love all the sun-shiney yellow. Yesterday I ventured out through our snowy backyard and climbed the snowy climber to get some pussywillow cuttings. They are actually starting to open up on the tree. How do they do that when it is well below zero outside and the ground is covered in snow? All I can say is that it sure is a welcome sign of spring.