Thanks to Julia from Hooked on Houses for hosting one of our favourite blog parties, Hooked on Fridays!
I have spring on the brain. It could be because my blog partner Kelly recently wrote about the coming of spring (you’ll find her posts here and here)… it could be because it’s taken forever and ever to arrive… it could be because this morning I finally noticed that the neighbour’s tree is starting to bud… or it could be because my seasonal allergies have flared up and I’ve been suffering all week! Yep… that’s gotta be it!! ;-)
And don’t forget about all the beautiful potted flowers and plants that are starting to arrive at the local gardening centres OR all the stuff I’m reading out in Blogsphere about spring plantings. Perfect example: HGTV Canada’s blog Style Sheet.
Yes, spring is in the air… finally!!
Problem. I have a brown thumb!
But that doesn’t stop me from trying to grow beautiful flowers. Why? Because I LOVE window boxes!!
Let me share with you the current, sorry state of my window baskets…
Poor things, hey? They were pretty last summer, but you know… they never got as full, dramatic and beautiful as these inspirational lovelies…
Some lovely windows in France
If only my baskets could look as decadent as this one created by Dewald Gardens
Or… like these lovely displays on a Brooklyn brownstone
Credit: Brownstoner (a site about Brooklyn real estate & renovation)
Love window boxes on sheds… so pretty!
Finally… in honour of Kelly’s love of purple…
Originally featured on Apartment Therapy
And… I need… Flowers!!!
But it’s still too cold outside to plant much :-(
I guess that means that instead of planting pretty flowers into pots this weekend, I’m painting my client Kate’s bathroom (hey… I kinda enjoy painting) and shopping. I think I can have a little fun at Ikea, the fabric store, Liberty Living (big, huge sale on this weekend!) and even Home Depot, too, don’t you?? And maybe I’ll browse some wallpaper books for Kate’s bedroom wall…
Maybe those planting projects can wait after all – I’ve got fun stuff to do this weekend!! (no wonder my thumb is brown!)
Be sure to head back to party central for Hooked on Fridays!
Victoria from Edin Interiors