Friday, February 3, 2012

Daphne and Daffodils

Hey, y'all.  
It's been so warm here in Georgia; it really feels like Spring is here. Yesterday, I worked in the yard a bit, and pruned the Natchez crepe myrtle in the front yard. Hubby trimmed the monkey grass, thank goodness...not one of my favorite things to do. 
I've been putting off pruning, because I was afraid we'd get a freeze. But, our  Georgia groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, said we'll have an early Spring, so I guess I'm ok.

Our Winter Daphne, out back by the shed, and the daffodils in the side yard, have started blooming. The fragrance of the daphne is heavenly; so, I cut some and added a few of the daffodils, for my bedside table.

I won't show you the rest of  the bedroom, since it really isn't blog ready... you know...I haven't ironed the sheets and pillowcases or  straightened the rest of the room.

This little majolica pitcher is one of my favorite antique store finds. I don't know the pattern or maker, but I just love it.

I wish you could smell the wonderful fragrance.

Hope you have beautiful weather and a great weekend.

I'll be joining :
Sherry@The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Honey@2805 for Potpourri Friday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday



Daffodils are so pretty and with such sweet fragrance, I can smell it. I love your pitcher, it is a beauty and certainly your bedroom is lovely...even if you haven't iron anything.
Happy weekend. Hugs,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Look at you with flower cuttings already. It has been strangely warm this year. My verbena has never quit blooming from last year. It only has a couple, but really should have died out. Still green and thriving. My petunias on the deck are still green, but no blooms. I love your majolica vase.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty Babs and I love your little majolica pitcher! Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah said...

Babs, love the majolica vase and your pretty blooms. I love to have daffodil blooms in the house, but haven't seen them in the grocery store yet. Hopefully soon!
~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous pitcher and the flowers are heavenly. Wish I had some, the smell really is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Can't believe you're cutting flowers. This has been one of the strangest winters as far as weather is concerned. It's been in the 50's here this week. I sure hope it doesn't mean we'll have blizzards in April! I wish I could smell the fragrance too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Flowers blooming! Oh I can't wait!

Deserae said...

Very pretty! Love the little majolica pitcher too...very sweet :o)

Debbie said...

Beautiful as always. I saw our daffodils and jonquils popping up their heads along my way yesterday. I had figured that they would.

I love the way you used yours. I know what you mean about the fragrance. (And I know what you mean about something not being "blog ready" too. ha!)

Actually, I cheered when the Pennsylvania groundhog saw its shadow. I was hoping General Lee would see his too. But alas, I will just trust God and go ahead and call it spring.

Olive said...

You have been doing exactly what we have been doing. I am going after our monkey grass today. Some I sit down and trim with scissors-it's an awful job but worthwhile later on. The pitcher is a wonderful find and I fear my room would never be blog worthy. Have a happy weekend, olive

Kelly said...

I love that Daphne! I don't have any. That was a good idea to clip some off and put it by your bed like that. Your bedding looks very pretty! I hope you'll share it some time. Hasn't the mild weather been nice? I don't think we've ever been able to get out and work in the yard this early before.

Richard Cottrell said...

My Jonquils here in Missouri are up several inches and have big buds. never heard of in Feb. I hope the Lord knows what he is doing, as I love spring and am so sad when they are all frozen by late winter weather. I wish I was there to enjoy yours. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Anonymous said...

Simply. Not. Fair. ;0) It will be almost May before I see those! I am imagining the beautiful smell and enjoying them on your nightstand! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Marigene said...

Beautiful little vase. I am wanting a cold snap with a little snow, maybe it will kill all the germs that are wreaking havoc with everyone...then it can warm up enough to make me believe spring is here!

The French Hutch said...

Your weather sounds like what we're having here. My daffodils are about ready to bloom. I love daffs, my favorite flower. I love the little majolica pitcher in your bedroom. So lovely with the arrangement on your table.
Hope you are enjoying these lovely temps as much as I am. I'm a little worried about not having any cold/freezing temps. Hope the insects don't take over this year……….

The French Hutch

Chubby Chieque said...

Both flowers are one of my faves. Sweet and pretty.

Have great week-end...

Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by westiejulep.blogspot and leaving a comment - it is much appreciated!

I'm hoping we will get an early spring - but secretly I do wish for one nice little snow.

All the best for a great weekend,
Katie from
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Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

HI Babs-
Well we are a ways from spring here, but it has been warm for us and light on snow! No one is complaining- except the ski lodges and snowmobilers. How nice that you already have some flowers! I won't be able to do that until April/May.
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Martha said...

I envy you your daffodils and I've heard of daphne but haven't really seen it!

I also love your pitcher -- it is really pretty.

On Crooked Creek said...

These florals are lovely! I can imagine the fragrance is heady from the daphne, alone. Combined with the daffodil, it truly sounds heavenly, dear. Your Master Bedroom looks divine, indeed. Is there a reveal in the making? I'll be checking back just in case!!!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty I can almost smell it! :D Spring is coming!


Anonymous said...

HI Babs! What a gorgeous container - envy envy! :) Love daffs too!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Our daffodils,are blooming too in Western Kentucky.I hope Spring is on it way.JoAnn

Honey at 2805 said...

The pitcher and flowers are wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

The Tablescaper said...

These are amazing. I'm so happy you brought this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper