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Inspired By: Spring Bouquets on Kitchen Counters

by | Feb 18, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Kitchens, spring decorating

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Inspired By: Spring Bouquets on Kitchen Counters

House Beautiful

I am SO ready for spring.

We are having sunshine this week (yeah, I am in SEATTLE. It should be raining right now, but it is SUNNY! Yay!) and it has got me in a major spring fever mode.

A little sunshine on my face has me itching to get out and plant spring flowers! Our new house yard is pretty much barren, so it is going to take awhile before I have flowers, but I can’t wait to get started!

How about you? What are you inspired by this week?

Link away! Be sure to only link up to a post relating to being inspired. Is is a broad topic but do your best to link to a post we all can find inspiration from! And link back here from your post while you are at it, ok?

PS. I adore that sink and counter, and I miss my old kitchen. Sniff.
One step at a time, right?


  1. Arleen

    Hi Melissa. I am SO ready for spring, too! I love that you featured a photograph of blue and white hydrangeas. My post today is all about blue, taupe, and white — a very fresh and soothing combination! ~Arleen
    .-= Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home´s last blog ..Bedrooms in Blue, Taupe, & White =-.

  2. Kim

    I love that sink! I’m really sick of the cold weather, and I can’t wait to wear shorts and flip flops! I’m glad you’re having sunshine. It won’t be long before it warms up for good. :)

    .-= Kim @ Everything Etsy´s last blog ..I Made It! – Blog Party at Everything Etsy (and Giveaway!) =-.

  3. Janell Beals

    Ironic, I was just working at a client’s house today, freshening up for spring with flowers, and added a large pitcher of flowers at her sink! Spring indeed, I am SO ready! janell
    .-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..Shelving For The Home Office Redesign =-.

  4. Remodeling Guy

    Hey Melissa! I love those blue and white flowers! They even match my blog! I’ve been wondering about farm sinks… you liked yours? They sure look great. My link is to something not normally considered inspiring, but when you see the picture… you’ll see…but your spring fever will get worse! Tim
    .-= Remodeling Guy´s last blog ..Custom Exterior Shutters Equals Serious “WOW!” =-.

  5. The Little Brown House

    I am ready for spring – but I live in the Pacific Northwest too and haven’t we had an amazingly mild winter!! But I am still looking forward to spring!
    Thanks so much for hosting us at your beautiful site.
    .-= The Little Brown House´s last blog ..Frugal Friday – DIY Cutie Chalkboard! =-.

  6. Leanne

    The flowers look beautiful. I can’t wait to have some around my house. I won’t be planting for at least 2 more months though. Thanks for hosting.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Fast and Cheap Centerpiece =-.

  7. Marianne

    The snow has melted and rained away, leaving everything looking barren and brown. But I can see the glimpses of new green coming. I am trying to look and stare them into growing faster.
    So while spring is still waiting outside I brought it inside. And inspired desicion if I say so myself ;-)
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Homemade Wire Cloche =-.

  8. KJ

    This photo reminds me very much of the Swedish blogs that I visit. Backgrounds of white with the vivid colors of nature adding the vibrancy. Here is SoCal, it is already beginning to act like Spring.

    .-= KJ´s last blog ..The Winner! =-.

  9. Renee

    I too am growing weary of winter {live in Michigan} and long for sun, warm weather and sitting on my back porch looking at the garden. Thanks for posting such a beautiful picture; assures me that spring is around the corner (hopefully not too far)

    .-= Renee´s last blog ..A PARISIAN ARTIST =-.

  10. Liz

    I’m totally ready for Spring too. We had some sun and 35 degrees yesterday, maybe it’s getting closer. We still have over a foot of snow on the ground though.
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Angel Food Cake =-.

  11. Debbie

    Melissa, I just wanted to say I LOVE that House Beautiful photo! I can picture me living in this kitchen. LOL.

    I already posted for Friday but I may need to take time to link up later today. This one looks fun and something I need right now as the movers will be here to begin taking away my furniture. We have a buyer for our house and another for all of our furniture.

    Love you,
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Lindenhurst High School 1971 =-.

  12. Irene

    I am so tired of Winter, you don’t even know. It’s funny, I blogged about Spring this morning myself.

    I love that farmhouse apron sink. It’s absolutely beautiful and so usable.
    .-= Irene´s last blog ..No Zap! =-.

  13. Richella

    I’m finally just embracing winter here. It’s been longer than normal for North Carolina, but it’s okay.

    Still, seeing those hydrangeas did tug at my heartstrings. I think hydrangeas are my very favorite of all flowers. Yummy.

    Enjoy your sunshine!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..Is it really that easy? =-.

  14. janice

    Perfect timing and a lovely photo! I’d just brightened up my kitchen by filling some jugs with flowers before I logged on to post. Filling our homes with flowers may be one of life’s simplest pleasures, but there’s nothing quite like it for stirring the spirit.

  15. 50centlove

    I’m a fairly new reader and I love your blog. It’s so bright, white, and clean. :) Debbie
    .-= 50centlove´s last blog He loves =-.

  16. Elizabeth

    Those flowers are beautiful! This week I’m inspired by some wild tulips on my kitchen table that are reminding me that while I’m buried in snow at the moment, spring is coming…

  17. Shannon

    Hi Melissa! I am in the Seattle area too, and the weather this week is amazing! I was out yesterday doing some yard prepping.. but I am definitely in the spring mode! I cant wait to get my containers done. I have bulbs coming up everywhere, and my hydrangeas are growing like crazy! I seriously cant wait for spring! Have a great weekend!
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..My Pottery Barn Inspired Nest Pillow Font =-.

  18. Adrianna

    I can’t wait for spring. I’m so hating the rare snow we get here in Tn. It’s old already. But I can’t wait to go through this link up list and get some new inspiration for spring time projects!!

  19. Mary Joy


    You really made me think today. There is so much that inspires me but I would have to say that my kids are one of my biggest inspirations. Creating time and space for them to feel comfortable being themselves and for us to enjoy being together as family. I am so excited about being able to create more special touches in our house that fit their personalities. Springtime is coming I feel it too…can we start spring cleaning yet? LOL
    .-= Mary Joy´s last blog ..My nesting journey ~ such a freeing place to be! =-.

  20. Shelley

    Awww, Seattle Sucker Weather! It’s the spring weather in February that makes us THINK spring is going to happen next week. Sadly, more rain is in our future!

  21. Melanie

    I am ready for spring too. With us moving from sunny Florida to northern Kentucky where we have had 3 snow storms in 10 days, has me wishing for sunshine and flip flops.
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..The Dining Room =-.

  22. Celeste

    That’s a pretty sink! I’d love to have an apron sink in my kitchen.

    Thanks for hosting a Mr Linky party for us all. I really appreciate it!
    .-= Celeste @ Cottage Dreamers´s last blog ..I won these nesting crates! =-.

  23. Sarah

    I love the hydrangeas – I’m putting together the photoshoot for Natural History some time next month and have been pining for dusky pink and green hydrangeas for it…
    .-= Sarah @ Natural History (was Passementerie)´s last blog ..Inspiration or Inadequacy? =-.

  24. Charlotta

    Love the colours of those Hydrangeas! So fresh.

    .-= Charlotta´s last blog ..Amy Morris =-.


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