Thursday, March 31, 2016

Welcome Spring and My Latest Project

Welcome to Spring in my new home!  The first thing I had to do was hang a Spring wreath by the front door.

I am constantly amazed at how the Dogwood always blooms for Easter.

I love the significance of the Dogwood flower.  And it never matters when Easter comes - early or late - it blooms for Easter Sunday.

I have two big areas of my flower beds that had these little sprouts pop up and didn't know until today what kind of flower they were.  I think they are Lilies of the Valley.  Am I right?

This huge Hosta is in my front flower bed.  It's about four foot across.

These Hostas are in the back yard under a tree.  I love the way they get larger as they go.  I guess it has something to do with the sunshine or lack of.

In the back yard are many colorful flowers.  All of the borders are these tiny violets.  So sweet!

Now to my latest project!!  I did an arrangement of stacked plates in the guest room.  This is a yellow room with the red toile.

I cannot take credit for this idea.  When I first started reading blogs, one of my favorite was Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage.  She had one of these in a bedroom and I have always wanted to make one.  It was fun but quite time consuming.

I'm just hoping that if we have a tornado (which Tulsa did have last night but not in my area) or an earthquake, it won't knock my dishes off of the wall.  Do you know that Oklahoma has had more earthquakes that California?  Scary, eh?  It has something to do with the oil drilling they are doing.  I hope they stop soon.  Very soon!!

I also hung this picture.  A very dear friend of mine was moving and had had this in her home as long as I have known her (which is about 50 years).  She didn't have room for it in her new home and gave it to me.  I have always loved this sweet picture.

So, I'm trying to get the guest room all done as the first room to check off of my list.  I don't seem to be progressing as much as I wish I was.  But, I will get there and am enjoying every minute of it.




  1. Oh Judy, everything looks terrific. I love the wreath on the door. The guest bedroom looks so good with your plate arrangement. I like it very much.

    Glad to hear that you were not effected by the tornado. I was in one when
    I was 20 years old and scared me to death.

    Your home is looking wonderful.
    Yes, they are Lilies of the Valley and smell wonderful. You have some very pretty flowers in your gardens.

  2. Lovely post, Judy. All of your flowers are so very pretty! Spring is definitely in bloom at your new home! Love the plate project too! May God Bless you and you continue to settle in your new place! Blessings, Cindy xo

  3. The dogwood blossoms are so pretty. Yes, that's Lily of the Valley that you've got coming up in your yard. How fun it will be to see what else blooms this spring! I love your wreath by your front door and your plate wall, too. Happy Spring!

  4. Wonderful surprises when the plants and flowers start. Welcoming wreath plus your plate wall, love seeing them. Hugs.

  5. Sounds like you are having fun decorating, Judy! I LOVE your wreath and the plate display!

  6. The plates are pretty. I always love a wreath on a door, and yours is so cute. xoox Su

  7. Lovely post! Glad the tornado passed you by.

    Happy Spring in your new home ~ FlowerLady

  8. The dogwood and hostas are so beautiful. I love your plate wall and that sweet picture too. Have fun and Happy April!

  9. Your door wreath is so pretty and welcoming! Loved seeing all your beautiful flowers coming up too. Wishing you a happy Spring in your new home, Judy.
    Helen xox

  10. Your spring blooms are way ahead of ours here in northern IL. The hostas are barely poking through the ground right now. Dogwood won't be blooming for another 2-3 weeks. Yes, that's Lily of the Valley coming up in your yard. So pretty! Love your plate wall and the painting from your friend.

  11. I love your front door wreath! The shape is fun. I ADORE the plate wall you did! WOW! Was it hard to do??? Yes, you have Lily of the Valley in your yard and I love their smell. They are so cute in little vases! One of my favorite flowers! The sun is out today, hooray! Happy weekend.

  12. You mentioned the plate idea wasn't yours, but just the same, you arrangement is amazing. Love it so much, and can't imagine how long it had to take, to make it this perfect. How do you ever hang the plates that are in front (on top of the other) Did you have to lay it out first on the floor to get an idea where to place each plate, or did you just go ahead (like I would, "willy nilly". I have a number of hand painted antique plates, and would love to do this, but alas, I have no wall space. But yours are beautiful!!!! I have a flower bed of Lily of the Valley in the side yard, but mine have not peeked out yet.They are a favorite of mine, the fragrance is wonderful. Here in Wisconsin, Spring can't come soon enough.

  13. Judy, what fun to see what he garden is going to give you! Love the wreath and the plate wall is so pretty. Happy to see you enjoying your new home.

  14. Love your spring wreath! Yes that is Lily of the Valley. Mom had them in a big bed back in Idaho and they are wonderful. I can't wait to see how your garden comes together because I know it will be beautiful!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. So much fun seeing what will pop up in your gardens...I remember the first spring we were here it was such a delight, as we moved in January.
    Yes, I hope they quit drilling, they are making the area so unstable.
    Love your wreath with the little birds sitting on the edge of the watering can.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  16. Judy, I wasn't familiar with the Dogwood flower until I saw it on many of my blog friend's posts. It has an interesting story behind the flower. And how wonderful that it blooms for you at Easter. The stacked plates are delightful. It looks lovely on your wall. Yes, let's hope that none fall off. I absolutely love that picture that your friend gave you. It's something I would put in my own home.

    You always have charming posts, Judy. Happy April!

    love, ~Sheri

  17. Your flowers are amazing!!!! Who knew!!!! Those are lilies of the valley..and you know, I am sure, that they are very poisonous. I remember seeing that stacked plates idea somewhere. That was quite an undertaking and you did a phenomenal job of pulling that all together. WOW! What an amazing statement that makes on the wall.

    Happy April to you in your new home, Judy. I am so thrilled for you- xo Diana

  18. Everything is looking really great Judy.
    Happy Spring.

  19. I do like your door wreath, very welcoming.

    All the best Jan

  20. Hi Judy, your flowers and dogwood are so pretty! And your plate wall arrangement is very creative! Have a great week!

  21. It looks like you are going to have some gorgeous garden beds in your new home! Love the white perennial too! Love the plate wall and how to you get some of the plate to stick out farther? Your door wreath is also very cute!

    1. I used longer and bigger nails. I'm going to do a tutorial on it soon.


  22. My dear Judy, your garden is simply stunning and it would appear Spring has arrived in full bloom :) Where I live in the mountains it will be another 3-4 weeks until we see any buds on the trees, but right now you can see they are coming to life.

    And your plates are fabulous! I love them :) Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs!



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