bringing spring inside

by Sharon Santoni


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Spring is Definitely Here – (have I mentioned that before?!) and today we have windows and doors flung wide open, in fact we even ate lunch outside on the terrace – YAY!!

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One of the things I love at this season is that it marks the start of the garden flowers that can be picked and brought inside.   It doesn’t have to be big or grandiose, in fact with delicate blossom, like this pink Prunus, a few sparse sprigs are more effective than a big bunch.

Here I teamed the blossom with a few velvety hazelnut buds, and simply popped them in a crystal vase ….

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but if you prefer bouquets that make more of a statement, then the same flowers are quite sociable and will have no objection to being teamed up with a bunch of tulips …

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 ….. loving spring ….

….. keeping it simple  …


Jeanne McKay Hartmann March 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Beautiful, Sharon. I love seeing spring in your corner of the world!

Monique March 5, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Love your flair with flowers:)

Pam March 5, 2014 - 3:59 pm


Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon March 5, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Thanks for the pick me up. It is lovely here, but I so enjoy your flower arrangements and what is going on in France. I had never heard of the hazel buds. I think here they are known as pussy willow – at least that is what they look like.

Emm March 5, 2014 - 5:26 pm

As someone with ice still on the front steps from the storm two days ago, I am officially jealous. And never knew that pussy willows were really hazelnut buds! Thank you for a glimpse of spring.

BrocanteuseRose March 5, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Love, LOVE spring!

Denise at Forest Manor March 5, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Beautiful, Sharon! You always create such LOVELY flower arrangements!! Spring hasn’t quite gotten here yet; we had rain, sleet, and snow on Monday and very cold temps, and more winter precipitation is forecast for Thursday. Sigh. This has been a winter for the record books, for sure.

Enjoy your day!


Linda March 5, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Beautiful photos! Your flower arrangements are lovely. Looks as if spring has arrived at your house. Here we have rain all week but I have some spring bulbs in bloom on the patio outside our back door and a bouquet or two inside the house to bring a little spring indoors. Can’t wait for spring to really arrive.

Eileen March 5, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Will spring ever come to the Midwest USA? I envy the beautiful weather and admire your lovely words and floral arrangements! Thank you, as always, for sharing a part of your day with others!

Sally March 5, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Beautiful and simple, your flowers are perfect Sharon
…isnt spring such a time of joy and inspiration? as if nature’s creativity is alive again

I brought a large bunch of early white blossom into the house a few days ago, it looks like a cloud in the sunlight ( and almost as if it has snowed indoors !!)

I love Gibson and Ghetto, they are my favourite Instagram x

Pat Smith March 5, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Looks promising in France. We just had two more no school snow days.

Esther George March 6, 2014 - 9:38 am

Just Lovely…. Hi Sharon, thank you for sharing these beauties. Our days are still quite warm…. bring on Autumn. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS enjoy the new season.

The Enchanted Home March 6, 2014 - 11:16 am

Love it when it comes to nature…simple is best. The blossoma are heavenly.

Delaine March 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Would love to be in Normandy about now! It would be wonderful to see these flowers in person, but for now I’m enjoying your gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Peggy Braswell March 7, 2014 - 2:20 am

these are so beautiful -all of them…

vicki archer March 7, 2014 - 10:32 am

So pretty Sharon… I do love bringing the blossoms inside… xv


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