Hello spring

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When you’re really lucky, you get flowers instead of showers in April, and you don’t have to wait until May.

For the first time this year, there were enough pretty things growing in the garden to go out and gather up a little bouquet.

I tucked a pair of scarlet Mache Ranunculus, a hot pink and white Mona Lisa Anemone, a few sprigs of Gold Mound Spirea and a silvery-green Lady’s Mantle leaf into a vase on the dining room table.

It’s made me smile all week. Well, that and my newy planted strawberry patch.

Happy spring!

Spring palette inspiration

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We’ve reached the time of year when layers of navy, grey, burgundy, and black don’t seem cozy and comforting as much as depressing. I’m ready to trade those rich, dark, cold weather colors for a lighter, brighter palette. Who’s with me?

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I came across this pretty ranunculus print. And not only would I like to have it hanging somewhere within eyesight, I kind of want to move into this world of faded brights and blushy-buff tones that manages to be both romantic and casual at the same time. Since I can’t literally move in, I’ll settle for living in spring clothes inspired by this dreamy palette. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together some favorites.

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