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March 2, 2009

Spring Fever's Coming On...

Yes, it's coming on... Spring Fever,

Even though
It's a dark and stormy night here (really!)

Bringing blossoms in from the yard
(yes, it's early because of the strange weather
we've had in California)

I've always loved to collect antique & vintage items
(I know, no surprise there ;)

Garden goods are high on my list of collectibles.

Vintage goods that have touched my heart
and people before me...

Vintage frogs (a few have been added to the shoppe
and more later this week)
I have tons of them!

Vintage petite pots from France
I love the patina on these beauties

I daydream of a french woman planting
for hours using these pots and what her garden
looked like so green and full of fleurs.

I think the pots would
be perfect for petit herbes...

Maybe I'll plant my own Herbes de Provence!

Do you collect antique/vintage gardening items?


Do you feel Spring fever coming on
(even though the weather's cold)?

Happy Week to All

Au revoir for now~


Judy said...

Hi Tracie, since it's 70 degrees here this week we are really getting spring fever. Of course March is our snowiest month so it may not last long.

Pearl said...

Hello to my sweet hat-tipping friend ♥

Such beautiful blooms from your garden... and I love your Vintage garden items... I think you should do an herb garden in those well-used, well-loved pots... isn't it fun to dream about who used those things before we stumbled upon them?! I have several old pots from my MIL's place, and a few old watering cans she had laying around... and, my collection of ceramic planters is slowly growing... do they count?

I just ache for Spring to arrive... the cold does not help my health much... and yesterday we got 10 inches of SNOW... ohhhhh Tracie, make it go away!
~whines 'n complains~

I hope 'n pray that you and your family are doing well... and that all of your fur-babies are well, too... especially my sweet Zeke! I am sad to report that Miss Cocoa Puff has been a very, very, very naughty lil girl... ~deep sigh~ ... I cannot even bring myself to tell you what she did right now ... just know that I have cried oceans over her naughty ways...

Enjoy your sunshine and know that you're always in my heart ♥

God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~


TattingChic said...

Hi! Those flower pots do look lovely! Thanks for the beautiful photos! So inspiring! :)

alicew said...

Beautiful Tracie! I actually just started "redecorating" for spring this weekend...with the computer down I tried to keep myself busy (It's back up now though...yay!)...and I have been in a "French farmhouse" mood my decorating is following...everything you have here would fit beautifully...sigh...

Suzy said...

I love the herb pots! I can't find them here at all, only some plastic ones which I really don't like. And I am planning to plans lot of herbs but it is still to early here.
But the sun came out, the ice is gone so I am enjoying almost spring!

Nice post. Sending smiles. Suzy

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

Hi Tracie
Love the post ~ we are all anxiously anticipating Spring in England ~ it has been so dark and grey here with only the odd hour of blue skies.
The vintage garden treasures are delightful ~ we have inherited from the previous owner at our house an old (guessing early 20thc) lawn roller with gorgeous decorative handle that I am planning to clean up and place like a statue somewhere in the garden!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Nothing like old and weathered pots, especially from France. When I lived there I had a tiny balcony with French doors that I filled with pots of beautiful flowers - it was heaven to me.

Tiedupmemories said...

I just love those pots! Beautiful blog!

cityfarmer said...

I can feel it ... I think, as I sit here in woolens and fleece.

The "frogs" are my favorite ~

A Romantic Porch said...

Ah yes, spring fever to the hilt!!! Your vintage goods are so charming! xo rachel

Fete et Fleur said...

It will be so wonderful to see are garden bursting with color soon. Yes! Spring fever . . .


Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Tracie, your package is on the way:-). Thanks for your sweet comment last night. I love vintage garden items as well and have many of those old flower frogs in my personal collection.....xoxo, Janet

rochambeau said...

Spring is coming Tracie!! Yes,
and soon those beautiful little pots and frogs are going to be coming in handy.
Sending sunshine your way!


Michelle said...

Tracie these are so lovely! I am about to start fixing up my two decks and would love to have this kind of feel to it! Beautiful!

Andrea said...

Tracie...I can't tell you how much I love your goodies. You have amazing taste and style. Why couldn't I have found you before I moved out of CA...shucks!

Claudia said...

I love all your vintage garden finds! Your blog is lovely...I love your style. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and for all the lovely comments you so generously made. I can't wait to explore more of your blog.

Take care!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I am always looking for vintage garden tools ....I just adore them.... Hope Zeke is staying dry...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

I love anything antique and your little French pots are wonderful.
Yes, with herbs growing in them, would be lovely.

I hope Spring, will soon be there for you.


Olive Rue said...

You wouldn't know it around here. We got snow on Sunday and today the high was 40. But I am ready for Spring. I love your photos and the last one is my fav!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Despite having some snow this morning, I do feel spring is in the air! The daffodils in our garden are almost ready to blossom. That is when I feel spring in the air.

I do love those antique garden pots! I have a few antique gardening items but they are safely tucked away until we have completed some of the work being carried out in front and back garden. I could easily visualize that descripton you gave of a French lady gardening. I could almost smell the mixture of Rosemary, Lavender & thyme in the air...
Isabelle x

Gossamer Creations said...

Hi Tracie,

I love your post. I can't wait for spring. I am already planning my vegetable garden out in my head and longing to plant more flowers. I live in California too and it is supposed to rain today. Have a wonderful day.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thank you so much for stopping by - your blog is lovely. I'm a new follower!

Jeanneoli said...

We have had 60-70 degrees days...which means we will get a huge snow storm any day now!!!! Wanting spring very badly!!!

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hi Tracie, I also collect vintage garden items like frogs, old sprinklers, and little watering cans. Wonderful post. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Patricia

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh my yes! I am thrilled with spring temps right now!

The Victorian Parlor said...

I am so ready for spring! We actually collect vintage watering cans. We also collect terra cotta pots as our house is named 'Terra Cottage'. The more unusual the pot the better:)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

HI Tracie, am loving those vintage frogs. I've got a bit of a thing for old flower frogs they are just so sculptural. Lucky you heading for spring, we are heading for autumn now!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee! I havent had much time to visit all my blog pals! I had a few min. to stop by and say hello! I love pots also and vintage garden items esp the iron tabels with the hearts! Spring hasnt come fast enough I am so ready for the flower shows and planting bright colored flowers! well off to paint a dresser! big hugs


trash talk said...

Tracie, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

I love the colors of the frogs played against the pots. Just a beautiful combination.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Tracie!

Thanks for visiting me! I am waiting for spring here in Minnesota! I do enjoy vintage garden wares,especially those patina pots and garden cherubs. You have such a lovely style...I will visit again tomorrow since I have the day off! I want to dream of springtime. Take care! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Tracie! It is Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages. I am revisiting your beautiful site and just soaking in all the beauty while I have more time. I am interested in the layout of your blog as well; How do you find such beautiful headers? I am rather new to blogging and I want to spice up my layout. Let me know when you get a moment and your French theme is stunning. Ciao! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Tracie! It is Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages. I am revisiting your beautiful site and just soaking in all the beauty while I have more time. I am interested in the layout of your blog as well; How do you find such beautiful headers? I am rather new to blogging and I want to spice up my layout. Let me know when you get a moment and your French theme is stunning. Ciao! Anita

Tutti Chic said...

Such wonderful inspiring photos for us to anticipate springs arrival! :) chris

flatwoodsfolkart said...

Tracie! Look at all of these wonderful goodies! We received snow here last weekend, around 7 inches, and now this weekend it will be in the 70's with sunshine. My first daffodils are starting to bloom even while the last vestiges of snow cling to them.


Fifi Flowers said...

Yessssssss... it will be lovely to see the leaves back on the trees... although they do block my view of the mountain range a bit.
Aaaah the flowers and the fragrance... I do love Spring best of all seasons!
How are you? How is Polly? What is happening with this new site you were helping start?
Email me with details if you have a moment.
ENJOY your day!

*Ulrike* said...

Snow last weekend, 70's this weekend...come on spring! It's time to get the pots out for planting and I wish I had some of yours!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Tracie!

Thanks for letting me know about the graphics. There is so much to learn about blogging but I am loving it; meeting people and making friends...c' est bon! Anita

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tracie, I planted my spinach and lettuce today. With our warm temps. after the snow storm last weekend, it was almost surreal. Did you see the article in the March Martha Stewart magazine on how to age clay post? Very interesting. ~ Lynn

Brissonte' said...

Thank you for the lovely flowers. They were a breathe of Spring to me. We seem to be stuck in Winter and Spring so far away. AS much as I like winter and the beauty of it, I am quite, quite ready for the Robins to arrive bringing the smell of Spring with them.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bon jour Tracie!

I am sooo ready for spring! Today was the 1st day of spring-like weather. Oh how I love the wire frogs you have! And oh how I would love to see some of France's lovely gardens and ladies planting their fleurs. I am beginning to learn French at the start of my golden years and I love it! I practice on anyone that seems like they know some French.
I have been feeling very well, thank you for asking, since I've started pain management and I start physical therapy on Monday! They're not going to hold me down!!
I enjoy your blog so much Tracie, it's so lovely and peaceful. And you find the most interesting things!

A la prochaine!
Bisous, Sherry

Bonjour Madame said...

It got up to 80 here this week. I will be out planting this coming weekend. I love the little French pots! So cute!

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Tracie,
I too have Spring fever, it has been either snowing or raining for months here, we need Spring to come soon! Your post is just lovely, your photos are always a delight to look at and savor.
Donna Lynn