This weekend, the change up to spring began here at Opulent Cottage. And it was so easy to get spring fever, with sunny days nearing 70! Not to taunt those of you still in the deep of winter. I keep reminding myself that we could have a winter storm at any time, like 3 years ago, when it snowed on the first day of spring.
For the next week or so, the house will be in transition. Which means a big, fat mess! Time for the Valentine's decorations to go away and the boxes of spring decor to come down from the attic. I'm not really ready to be looking at Easter eggs and bunnies just yet, so they will stay packed away for a few more weeks.
I did break down and buy a few spring plants. Home Depot had some really nice flats of marigolds, and for just $12 I filled quite a few pots. I splurged on a few impatiens too (who could resist them for 88 cents!). It's nice to have a little burst of color in our courtyard. Here's a peek --
I'll be doing a post in the future on using items from our home in the garden! You can see how I have used them in the past here in this post.
Daylilies are popping up, roses are budding, and even my elephant ears are sprouting new leaves. But I just checked the weather, and we will be back down into the 30s tomorrow night, with two days of cold rain on the way. Sigh. It's not spring yet!
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Dawn for Budget Decorating at Creative Cain Cabin
Kim for Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home