Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring branches

At last, it's officially the beginning Spring - full of hope and potential and the promise of so many wonderful things to come. I've been starting to notice tiny little buds popping up on the stark branches, promising to emerge in a beautiful burst of colour.

I love bringing this favourite moment indoors with me with just a few simple branches in a tall vase. The branches themselves have an almost sculptural effect and are beautiful as is, but of course, hold the most delightful surprise as soft, delicate petals start to emerge.
As we wait with anticipation for the Spring blossoms, celebrate early indoors by forcing branches of some of your favourite flowers. Get how-to guides here and here.

Happy Spring everyone!


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** Update: #6 - L.C was the winner of the Spring give-away for the Coach Carly handbag.
Congratulations!


{Photos: 1, 3 - the home of Jenna Lyons, taken by Melanie Acevedo for Domino magazine, 2 - Jose Picayo for Martha Stewart Living via thisisglamorous, 4- Martha Stewart, 5- Oprah magazine via Aubrey Road, edited by escapade}

22 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

fantastically beautiful images...thanks so much

teebarnes said...

Flowering branches are just heavenly! I purchased some over the weekend. They add instant glamour and drama to a space.

Laura Trevey said...

gorgeous!!

Rachel said...

wow i really really love that quote. my coworker brings me in cuttings from his pink jasmine plant. smells amazing, looks beautiful & always brightens my day :)
oh & i would love your input on my newest post.
hope you had a great weekend

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Lovely post, Shar! Now only if our weather would realize that it's spring. I'm freezing over here!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so appropriate for the season, really pretty

Brandi said...

These are just wonderful. I love how the bushes are the first to bloom and we so rarely think of bringing them inside, but my, don't they look lovely there.

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful!

Lillian Chang said...

Oh wow, utterly gorgeous!! I love the idea of branches in the home...it brings the beautiful natural look indoors! And branches paired with prink flowers...it's so perfect...I love these!!

Things That Inspire said...

Beautiful pictures - i have never seen any of these!

One of my favorite posts from spring of last year was about flowering quince. I seemed to have missed the window for flowering quince...I keep checking Whole Foods, and have not seen it!

pennyrounds said...

Beautiful post! Such an inspiration!

Maria said...

I love this look and its so perfectly befitting the cherry blossoms that are about to bloom, i think i need some on my table!

Betty Gaeta said...

Pretty photos! Here, in Brazil, we are in the autumn.
Happy Spring for you.

everyanything said...

this post is beautiful. i love thin light branches, and miss them being in central america, though the flora is beautiful it lacks delicacy.

thanks for the comment, i love your blog and cannot believe i havent stumbled upon it earlier, despite my limited internet access. would you mind if i linked you as one of my favorites

martel

也許 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

Splendid Willow said...

Sharalees, dear. The most beautiful selection of branches I think I have ever seen! My oh my!
A warm Spring hug to you. Mon.

SPLENDEROSA said...

Just simply splendid. I could hardly take my eyes away. The quote is lovely too. Come see my Amalfi Coast + jewelry post this week. xx's Marsha

Simply Luxurious said...

I've always wanted to try this idea. I just need to get up the nerve and do it! Thank you for the inspiration. Perfect quote to accompany these photos.

OneCraftyFox said...

Lovely! I'm looking forward to purchasing some new indoor plants, flowers always cheer up a room and give it life.

mandyface said...

So this is love mhmmmm! So. Pretty.

{this is glamorous} said...

there are few things adore more than spring branches -- beautiful!

escapade said...

Tee - sounds perfect, I'm sure they look stunning!

Rachel - jasmine has always been a favourite of mine. We used to have a long hedge of it growing up - had the most delicious fragrance on warm summer nights.

Things that Inspire - I haven't seen any quince either, perhaps you could try a greenhouse?

Thank you Ally! Sending you thoughts of sunny days! xo

Betty - always funny - opposite seasons! Happy Autumn to you!

Martel - thank you so much for such a lovely comment. Of course I'd be delighted to be added to your links :)

Mon - big hug right back to you! xo

Splenderosa - will definitely check it out!

SL + CraftyFox - do it!! :)

Mandyface - love your comment, reminds me of the song from Cinderella, always a favourite

tig- completely agree, they really are pure magic!

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