Saturday, 22 February 2014

A little bit of Spring in my house

Although here in the Netherlands the weather has been anything but wintery, I begin to long for Spring. Last week I went to the garden center and bought a few things to bring me into a Spring mood.
First of all these things, in Dutch they are called Wilgenkatjes, I have no idea what that is in English (and I cannot find a translation I trust)
They look great in a glass jar in the window sill.

Secondly I bough some of these lovely Spring flowers, Grape hyacinths. They are so cute and although they are small, they brighten up my room.


And for my dining table I bought three similar creme pots with three herbs. Melissa, Thyme and Sage. It looks amazing and it smells great as well.

6 comments:

  1. Very spring-y photos :) It's been warm here in Helsinki too in the past weeks and I hope most of the winter is over, that would be a nice compensation to the last year, when it seemed to last forever...

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    1. Thanks, Riv. Here it has not been cold yet, but last year we had some weeks with loads of snow and ice and coldness. I do not mind cold, I do mind snow!
      Let's hope for Spring.

      Kind regards,

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  2. It's always nice to brighten up your household, isn't it? Particularly with winter coming to a close. I like the plant shown in the first picture, it's quite unique.
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thank you, Jade, making a few changes every now and then is always a good idea, I think.
      The first picture is not really a plant, they are branches from a willow. I cannot find the English name in my dictionary and Google translate (hate that thing!) says: Willow catkins, but I do not know if that is correct or just nonsense :-D

      Kind regards,

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  3. We call them pussy willow. So, you were close. Beautiful thoughts of spring. Winter seems relentless this year in the US!

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    1. Pussy willow, that is a very cute name, and very similar to the Dutch Wilgenkatjes (katjes are little cats, wilgen are willows)
      I hope Spring will come to the US fast, after a while the relentless Winter gets a bit depressing, I always find.

      Thank you for your comment.
      Kind regards,

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