Thursday, February 7, 2013

BRINGING THE GARDEN INSIDE for "Open House"


You've seen all the lovely plants at the market - primroses, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, etc.  I tend to do a major slowdown in this part of the grocery store. Fresh flowers, plants and even dried flowers will help you "brighten up" your winter days. We had just a bit of snow last night so it is no longer brown outside.  I have watered my small flower garden twice lately just because their hasn't been enough moisture.






I look at the pictures of the English conservatories in magazines and marvel.  I wonder if Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)  has a conservatory and why don't they show us a lovely garden?  When the Countess indicates to Edith that gardening would be undesirable...that was sad.  I was glad that Mr. Moseley won the rose contest.










Today is "Open House" all about your home and something you would like to share from your blog.  (cooking, decorating, DIY, antiquing, tea, hobbies, etc.) Just link at the bottom please.  Please do not link anything that isn't related to home.   Please no Blog Give Aways.  Please include a link to my post on yours.







I will also be sharing my post at these blog parties: The Charm of Home and Thursday's Inspiration at Little Red House and Share Your Cup Thursday and Show and Tell Friday and Homespun Happenings and The Rose Garden in Malevik Saturday Showoff

28 comments:

Luján Fraix said...

Hola
Gracias por venir a visitarme a Argentina.

Es un honor para mí que hayas dejado un mensaje en mi humilde entrada del té y digo humilde por tus bonitas tazas violetas, tu decoración...

Una preciosidad!!!

Un beso grande.

[email protected] said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your party. I feel very flattered. Your new follower,
Magali

Beth said...

Your dish garden is so cheerful! It really makes your table feel joyful and springy.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I love a cheery tabletop garden at this time of year.
Judith

kitty said...

Your home looks like a breath of springtime, Bernideen! Thanks for hosting your party.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. We have a sun room , but no plants. Allergies...sigh. I really am allergic to lilies but LOVE them! They are gorgeous! Your table and gorgeous flowers is a wonderful glimpse of spring!
Ruth

Olive said...

The lilies are beautiful. I love to garden, dig in dirt, watch plants emerge, I would not survive without it.

Vee said...

Oh I remember that when Mr. Mosely won the contest. That was another time when Violet was very wise. Your pictures are gorgeous...delightful for eyes wearying of the dullness that winter can be guilty of.

Elizabeth said...

Everything is sooo beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful lilies. I just love their fragrance and showy appearance! I was glad, too, when Mr. Mosely won the rose contest.

Sandra said...

I also blogged about bringing plants in to my home...I guess we're on the same wavelength. :o)

Happy to be joining your linky today. :o)

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful sight for this dreary winter! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Inspiration! xoxo

8)(8 said...

Those are beautiful arrangements!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This is lovely Bernideen!
That is just the sweetest little indoor garden!
Living in a temperate climate (New Zealand) luckily I have something flowering in the garden all year.
I realise this isn't possible in snow covered areas.

I'm going to link to your party now too!
hugs
Shane ♥

Pondside said...

I loved that indoor garden - a little bit of sweetness at the end of a long day!

Angela McRae said...

I have been into African violets lately, as those seem to do pretty well for me. I'm like you and enjoy bringing the garden "inside" until the happy day I can play in it "outside" once more!

Marilyn said...

The flowers here are just beautiful! I am loving and anxiously awaiting the blooming of my daffodils. The crocus are showing their shining faces.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Gorgeous photos...I needed them...it helps remind me, after such a gloomy day, that spring will return! THANKS for sharing! Love your header too!!!

Susan said...

Oh my, the flowers are just beautiful and I can almost smell their glorious fragrance. Our annual Northwest Flower Show is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to have a good dose of Spring--I'm ready! XOXO

Jann Olson said...

How lovely Bernideen. I bought some tulips a couple weeks ago, but I can see that I need another trip to the market. Love your spring time blossoms!
hugs,
Jann

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love bringing home plants and posies from the grocery store. Hubby brought me some half priced tulips and roses last night and with a massive snow storm bearing down on us this weekend, they will certainly lift my spirits. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lady Linda said...

Oh flowers! I want I want I want! I may have to go to the grocery store today...lol.
Lovely post and cause for lots of smiles.
Thanks for your party.
Linda

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
thats a wonderful place to set the table. And you definately brought spring in your house. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tammy said...

looks like spring! Thanks for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

The Downton moment you mention, Violet's gardening remark, stands out in *my* mind too! Fresh flowers brighten a room in a way nothing else can.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

absolutely luv this, Bernideen!
coming from the World Lily Capital, I appreciate the beauties you've offered today =)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Bernideen,
I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I don't do many mixed flowers on the table the way you have done here. it looks so pretty and English!