I’m feeling a bit blah lately and it’s really not about the weather. It’s crazy warm in northern California. Dare, I say, too warm for this time of year?
We have 5 pear trees in the backyard and they bloomed unseasonably early. now I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining, ‘Cuz I’m not. I’m SO not. I feel terrible for all the folks under so much snow. Growing up back east, I get it. And I very much appreciate the good weather I enjoy now.
These trees are beautiful in bloom but sadly the blooms have come and gone already.
I enjoyed them thoroughly but now I feel in limbo. It’s still too cold overnight to start planting my containers outside although it’s in the 70s during mid day.
Aren’t these blooms gorgeous? I love how delicate they are. So since I can’t really plant outside I’ve brought some nature inside.
I added some succulents & lemons on my coffee table in the living room to jump start into spring.
I got the mini succulents at the home depot and put them in some of my silver plate pieces, lined with spanish moss.
I used a silver plate gravy boat, a creamer and a small pitcher, using three different individual succulents in each container. I used three different shaped containers but their profiles all compliment each other.
The fact that they are all succulents, in silver plate containers with Spanish moss accents unifies them although they are all different styles. It’s the balance I love between contrast and compliment. I have them on my wooden capitol with some old books to add different heights. Balanced on the other end with a bowl of lemons. Another natural element. I’ve started drinking a cup of hot water with lemon juice & honey every morning so I’m using a lot of lemons. I’ll share more about this in a later post.
I added some fresh ivy plants to my a cast iron planter on the mantle as well.
I love greenery. I believe it’s one of the best ways to decorate and liven up a space. My mom always said homes should have books & plants. And I agree 100%.
Fresh greenery just makes me happy. Nothing livens up a room as quickly & economically.
This has helped chase my winter blues | blahs away, starting my spring inspiration process.
I also added some stock to my green bottle collection on my kitchen table.
What do you do to chase away the winter blues | blahs?