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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring has Sprung 2014

What's it Wednesday #116

As soon as I heard the birds chirping and saw a myriad of colorful butterflies in the garden, I knew immediately that Spring had finally Sprung, so I sprung into action. 

This is the time of year when friends and family arrive to thaw out. So I keep plenty of candy out to welcome them. Sweet and salt are always a big hit. This is the second batch of sweet actually. The first batch consisted of carrot cake M & Ms. Oh my goodness sinfully delicious. Now I cannot find them any where. Dove & Cadbury chocolates will just have to do. The salt comes from the sea salted pistachios. 



Today was a perfect day for a Spring lunch for a few dear friends. One of them brought these gorgeous tulips which brightened up the dining room table. 


Flowers are blooming all around which is the perfect reason to break out the Spring china.

I was also inspired to pick up some Peace Lilies and place them all around the house. 


While at the plant nursery, I picked up a variety of impatiens and placed them in this three tiered birdcage on the front porch. The birdcage was recently purchased at Bjs. Y'all know Patty and I have a weakness for birdcages.


Succulents are plentiful this time of year as well. This arrangement was perfect for the smaller bird cage on the front porch. 



Bromeliads and hibiscus are also bursting with color and add amazing color to the yard. What are some signs that "Spring has Sprung" in your neighborhood?

xoxoxo
Paula
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63 comments:

Trisha said...

Happy Spring to you!

~Trisha

Jill Harrison said...

your table looks ready for spring. Gorgeous colours.
Happy spring days ahead. Thankyou for the invitation to link up.

Patricia Krank said...

Oh how I love your floral china and the big bird cage filled with plants! Spring vignettes make me feel so happy. Thank you for hosting and blessings to you,
Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Spring is looking beautiful there! Love the birdcage! Thanks so much for the wonderful feature and for hosting!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What fantastic features - and that birdcage? OMG - how gorgeous - perfect for spring flowrers!
Thanks so much for hosting another great one - hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Suzan

Junkchiccottage said...

Great features. Thanks for hosting. Love your party.
Kris

Ann Huffman said...

Your bird cage looks great! My tulips are leafing out in the ground but no buds peeking through yet. Won't be long now! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am so happy it is spring in your neck of the woods. Today is SNOWED and it STUCK. The grass is all white again. Sigh. Will spring ever arrive?

Well to celebrate spring - even without spring weather, I am having a 4 part giveaway! Hope on over to enter! : - )

Thank you for hosting.

Lori L Lehman said...

Wow what a fabulous 3 tier birdcage!! I love it!! Thank you for hosting! Happy Spring!

Dana Bishop said...

I am so honored to have been featured today! Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely party. I love the way your spring touches speak 'love' to your guests. You are a very gracious hostess!

xinex said...

Cute post! I love your features too. Thanks for hosting....Christine

xinex said...

Cute post! I love your features too. Thanks for hosting....Christine

amy mayen said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I haven't gotten a single bloom yet, not been the irises! It doesn't feel like Siri g until the irises pop up:) thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Happy Spring! Thanks for hosting.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Wow, so many pretty spring-y photos! There is NO sign of spring in our Colorado neighborhood just yet. I just heard we are expecting snow tomorrow. But it will get here eventually :) Thanks so much for the fun party!

Jeanette

The Vintage Chateau said...

What beautiful dishes! Mmm, time for me to buy some Easter candy.
Karee

Natasha In Oz said...

Many thanks for having me today. Hope you have a happy Wednesday!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Marlene Plasencia said...

I missed your beautiful blog, so glad I made it. Your table looks beautiful. Happy spring! Love the feaures.
Blessing,
Marlene

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I just love your candy arrangement! It is so festive and so original in those fitted jars. I also love your china and table setting; it is just so beautiful. ♡ Also, thank you, Patti and Paula for featuring my garden beds. That was so sweet of you. xoxo

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Great features. Thanks for hosting.
Happy spring girls!
Hugs,
Vesna

Boxwood Cottage said...

Love your chocolate eggs and pistachios displayed in the big jars and yes pretty tulips and flowers just say Spring especially when you can see the sun shining in the pictures too like I can in yours. Spring has sprung here in Germany also and for a good month long already and we all so enjoy this unsually early Spring around here. Nature is at least 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the season here, so I also shared some garden and flower shosts today but also some Spring decor inside the cottage. Sending you and Patti very Happy Spring wishes!
Carola

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I love all the colour, everything is so pretty, and the Spring china is gorgeous.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Happy Wednesday ladies. Thanks for hosting.

Robyn said...

Spring has truly sprung in your beautiful home! The spring china is to die for - fabulous! Tulips are so special, aren't they? As always the visual treats here are such a great way to start the day.
Thanks so much for featuring my biryani, Ladies! You truly made my day. xo

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good Morning Ladies!

What a sweet looking table! Tulips make my heart sing. They looks so refreshing with your luncheon dishes.

It snowed here in Ohio yesterday...sigh. But we keep hoping that Spring will actually Spring out of hibernation. So I keep "thinking Spring, thinking Spring".

Blessings, Edie Marie

Gail said...

What a beautiful spring tablescape! The calendar may say spring but it's no where in sight here. But your post sure does put me in the mood! Thanks for hosting!

Shannon said...

Those tulips are beautiful. That color is so vibrant. Thanks for hosting.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

SimpleLifeOf AFireWife said...

Thank you for hosting! Love your spring decor!
-Emily

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the pretty dishes on the table! The sweet and salty is a deadly combination for me so hard the resist. Thanks for hosting, Laura

Julie R said...

Wonderful features and another great party!! Thanks for hosting!

Joy said...

Your Spring tablescape is stunning! Thank you for the party and the lovely spring images! ♥

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Paula..Happy spring. Although spring hasn't really arrived yet here at the Jersey shore, snow again last night. :(
Love your candy jars & beautiful colors.
Thanks for hosting!
:)
Tami

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a pretty tablescape- those are beautiful dishes (they would have gone nicely with my recent floral centerpiece)! Spring hasn't quite sprung here- just a little too far north!! I heard about those M & M's and need to try them. Loving the bird cages too! I'm going to make my one and only one into a centerpiece soon. Thanks for hosting!

Shelia said...

Oh, my! Your table is just stunning! What pretty dishes and those tulips are gorgeous. Love the bird cages too. Thank you for hosting your party. I linked up but my thumbnail is black! I don't know what I did wrong, but I'm here! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

HERE ...http://carrotcakemms.com

lots of M & M flavors ! I wanna come to your house !!!!
(())

Dee Lapin said...

Thanks for hosting the party!
I love your spring table and all the beautiful flowers.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Love your Birdcage-perfectly delightful in every way!
Happy Spring!
Jemma

Curtains in My Tree said...

Well dear
There is no spring here yet. It has been in the 20's every morning this week and even snowed Saturday a little no accumulation.
My iris are peeking up through all the leaves I piled on them for a winter bed.
It is to warm up this week starting today so maybe spring is close by

make s me want tom get a pretty table set at my house after seeing yours

Jody and Stan said...

Happy Spring Girls!
Hugs,
Jody

Lynda Brandly said...

Spring is looking gorgeous in your home! Thanks for hosting!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

BESA GM said...

Your table is gorgeous! What pretty dishes and those tulips are adorable, and I am in love with that bird cage. Thank you for featuring my knotted pillow project and great thanks for hosting the party each week.
Besa

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

It's so nice to see pretty, bright colors again! Love your bromeliads! Thanks for hosting the party!

The Charm of Home said...

Ladies your tulips and dinerware are gorgeous! That really speaks spring. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the candy jars, the tables, the tulips! Just an all around pretty post.

Muscetta said...

Thanks for hosting. Tina

Faye said...

Your spring china is GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks for hosting!

Faye said...

Your spring china is GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks for hosting!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Patti, your table is beautiful and those tulips were PERFECT!!!! They go with your dishes beautifully!!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Beautiful table!!! (Of course) Love your enthusiasm... mine was up for awhile but then we had a coating of snow this morning. :(

But, thankfully, it has almost all melted!

Thanks for hosting this fun party.

Alessandra said...

What a marvellous tablescape! The floral china is very romantic and fresh.I love the birdcages!!!!
Kisses
Alessandra

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a beautiful post. I love all of the photographs and ideas! Thank you for hosting all of us.

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Happy Spring.. Thanks for hosting.

Janet

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Love that three tiered bird cage! Your spring china is so pretty...beautiful post. Thanks for hosting. HAPPY SPRING:]

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love Spring, and Love your flowers. Nothing better than floral china! Thanks for hosting, take care

Doreen said...

Happy Spring! I updated an old rusty tray table to celebrate springtime on my patio. Thanks for the fun party.

Paula Driesell said...

Hey hey Paula........great party! Thanks for hosting.



Paula
Locksley Lane

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the idea of the bridcage filled with flowers!

Mary Soulios said...

Just happened upon your blog. Love the birdcage, and thanks for hosting this fun party!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh what a lovely visual treat you have blessed me with. It looks fantastic.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Paula,
thats a gorgeous Easter tablescape. Love the china. And the vibrant colors are so springy. Thank you so much for sharing this and hosting this sweet party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my thank you for the beautiful touch of Spring!!! Hugs, Beverly

Sebastian Chuter said...

As always, you have beautiful and attractive topics! I have already bloomed my flowers this spring and I’m delighted that you have flowers blooming around you! I love your mini plant nursery! Unique!

Sebastian of
Bali Hut Super Store

Annesphamily said...

Spring is perfect here! I love the flowery birdcages and all your blooms. Goodness the blog is a pretty place to visit. Hugs and Happy weekend. Anne

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