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Splash Of Colour : February

by greenrabbitdesigns

Well here we are at the last Splash of Colour post organised by Emma of Silverpebble. When the Splash of Colour posts started at the beginning of November, spring seemed a long way off and now, happily, it’s just around the corner.

This month I thought that flowers seemed the most appropriate subjects as we look forward to springtime. The above daffodil is from my first bunch of daffodils of the year. This lovely bunch of flowers are definitely brightening up my living room and me too, when I look at them!!

This pretty little pot of tete a tete are having the same effect on the kitchen!

Last weekend I bought this lovely box of primula to cheer up my window boxes, which are a bit sad looking after the severe weather at Christmas time. Something pretty to look out at when I’m busy in the kitchen. Primula have the most intense colours, just gorgeous and just the right flower for this time of year.

Now I have just finished my spring cleaning. Am I feeling quite self-righteous? You bet I am !!! My theory is, get the spring cleaning done during January then when spring does arrive you won’t have to waste it cleaning!! Spring should be for gardening, walking, knitting, crocheting, baking and all the other pleasant things in life, certainly not cleaning! Now during my spring cleaning many things turn up and I have shared some of them already. This last week I’ve been cleaning my kitchen cupboards and when this gets done all my china (and there is quite bit of it) gets taken out, washed and put back, sadly I never seem to use any of it anymore. We got so many teasets as wedding presents and my last Splash of Colour photo shows one of them. It’s Royal Albert’s Lady Carlisle and although I’m generally not a ‘pink person’ this china is so pretty, I thought I would share it with you.

Just before I go I would like to thank Emma for coming up with the Splash of Colour idea. It helped get us through the dark days of winter and always kept us on the look-out for colour.
Check out Emma’s blog for some more links to Splash of Colour posts and the Splash of Colour Flickr group for lots more colour!

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Helen Philipps February 2, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Beautiful lemony yellow daffodils in close up – I just love those pictures! And the different coloured primroses are just so bright and cheery. I have a cup and saucer in that Royal Albert pattern (though no plate!)Have a lovely spring-ish week. Helen x

jill February 2, 2011 - 3:10 pm

I agree – Primula really are cheerful flowers and come in a host of beautiful colours. A lovely splash of colour Vivienne :0)

Emma February 2, 2011 - 3:44 pm

WOw, your images of your daffodils are stunning Vivienne, particularly that little one bowing its head. There’s so much pretty spring colour in the Flickr pool today!

Emma Angel February 2, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Those plates are fabulous!

Jane February 2, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Now daffs are my favourite flower..how I love them Vivienne, every year by my son’s birthday (24th Feb) there is always at least one open in my garden…magic, such a sunny,cheerful flowers.
Jane x

marigold jam February 2, 2011 - 7:50 pm

Brilliant post! I can almost smell that lovely daffodil and the colours of the primulas are so beautiful and springlike. The china is very pretty – do use it. I used to visit an old lady who had some lovely china but only ever used the cheap stuff and I thought how sad when she died that it was all still in the cupboard and no doubt her family got rid of it – she could have enjoyed using it everyday!


Lola Nova February 2, 2011 - 9:15 pm

How beautiful and cheery, thank you for that splash of color!

harmony and rosie February 2, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Lovely colour Vivienne, these past few wintery months really have gone quickly haven’t they. By the way, I didn’t eat all the coconut rings – husband’s been at home and he loves them too, grrrrrrr!


soili February 3, 2011 - 6:26 am

nice pictures. I like what you said about spring cleanning. Great idea, I’m going to do that too. There is not much going on in January.

melanie February 3, 2011 - 8:58 am

Daffodils are so cheery arnt they, they are one of my favourite flowers, they remind me of little miniture sunshine 🙂 xxx

alisonb2 February 3, 2011 - 9:54 am

Spring flowers are beautiful and I bought my MIL a bunch of Tulips yesterday. I couldn’t resist them and now wish I had bought a bunch for me too! What’s this about Spring cleaning – all done?!! Help! I do like your theory though – cloth at the ready!! Stay happy. x

Mia February 3, 2011 - 11:14 am

Hi Viv!

The flowers are lovely, but I LOVE the china! So my colors!!! I would be so happy to have that in my cupboard (even they’re packed already, I would make room for those beauties)!

Have a lovely day!


Emma Angel February 3, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Hi there, me again. Would you please accept the Stylish Blogger Award? As you know, I love your blog and would be honoured if you would accept.

thelinencat February 3, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Lovely photos and perfect for this time of year. We went to the playground after school for the first time today and it was actually warm! Well OK, not proper warm but the low sun was wonderful on our faces.

Spring clean? What’t that then 😉 Bethx

simone February 3, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Wow!!! A wonderful invigorating splash of colour!!! You have enticed me to get my spring cleaning done now too and save spring for doing the more enjoyable things!x

Liz in Missouri, USA February 3, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Oh, How NICE!!! Here we sit in southern Missouri where the town has ground to a hault under snow and sub zero temps so your blog was a joy today. The cold will be gone soon enough, though, and hopefully an just a few short weeks the blooms will come through.

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