Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spring Greens


I have been inspired by the fresh greens that have sprung up in my front garden this season......
to paint this little cupboard a very vivid shade.

It is in the hallway just outside the kitchen. A useful little cupboard for spare light bulbs and other bits and bobs!

I bought this vintage bird cage from Louise recently. It is a gorgeous aqua green and it stands in our Laundry room. I thought I may line the bottom in vintage wallpaper and display some of my fairy dolls inside.
Here are some other spring greens that accompany the cage.
I found the 'N' for Nostalgia whilst on holiday in Devon a few years ago.
Spring fever has even crept into my crafting this week too....

Have a happy Springtime!

33 comments:

  1. Your garden is beautiful! We still have snow but things are sprouting.Love all your spring greens!

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  2. What a lovely little garden! The snow is melting here but we are still far from doing any gardening.

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  3. Not to much around here yet that says spring, I maybe hear birds again, thats about it.
    Yes your green things are pretty, are you finished in your kitchen now?
    I was playing around with all my thrift store things from yesterday and finding a home for them. I took pictures of course. Oh no! I think tomorrow is yet another thrift store day, I usually go right after I drop my daughter off at work, and yep, she works tomorrow. So see its not my fault.
    NANCY JO

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful flowers and I love the cupboard!! Spring is just wonderful!

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  5. Hi Niki, that green is lovely - is it 'that' green?! Isn't it wonderful to see everything in the garden coming to life? We have been spoilt with this lovely weather and I hear snow is on the way...!

    Keep warm!

    Clare x

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  6. i am very partial to green! i love spring! it has arrived early here in so cal.

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  7. Lovely inspiration, Niki! I am rather partial to your cupboard! And I love the old mirror in it. Putting your dolls in that vintage birdcage sounds like a wonderful idea!

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  8. Hi Niki

    Green AND yellow? What's happening to you?!!!

    Yes, the oils on glass are mounted on velvet plaques. They'll be going to Shepton!

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  9. I love the green cabinet and the bird cage is wonderful from Louise. I'm not totally comfortable about the fairies behind bars,I think they are quite well behaved and should have a reprieve.

    best wishes Ginny

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  10. I really love your vintage bird cage. And the curtain in your prewius post are adorable, I love the colours.

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  11. The little cupboard looks lovely.
    It's a nice colour to compliment what looks like Carleton Ware on the top of it. Very spring like indeed..!

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  12. love your flower garden =) i think your fairy dolls (one of those is on my "wish" list, one of these days...) would look adorable on vintage paper lining your yummy green bird cage. debbie

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  13. Love the birdcage! Also, what are those two sweet little jars with the roses, to the right in the pic with the "N"? Those are beautiful!! :)

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  14. I love green, seems to be my favourite colourat the moment. I like that little cupboard of yours.
    Penny.

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  15. I love the way you translate spring into your home! All of your photos and collections are wonderfully sweet!

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  16. What a gorgeous green, just the right shade. Nice to see your garden blooming too. Your house looks heavenly!
    Kim x

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  17. Such fun, springy colors!
    LOVE that green cupboard!
    Love all your stuff!

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  18. NIKKI,
    I was thinking about you today because I got the most beautiful green shawl at the thrift store today, flowers and gold trim, so pretty.
    NANCY JO

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  19. Love the greens and the little cupboard. Still anxiously waiting Spring. Got a slight feel of it a few days ago with record high temperatures but I'm afraid it’s back to the cold for a little longer. I'll just enjoy looking at your blog and others who are having spring earlier.Everything is just beautiful in your home Niki!

    Luv Annabelle

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  20. Your spring fever is very inspiring, Niki! Your front garden looks so pretty and welcoming with all those flowers!

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  21. Fabulous garden and I adore the spring green you painted the cabinet, as well as the birdcage. What a find!

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  22. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! You have such an inspirational blog!!! Thanks for all the gorgeous pics, and your little dolls are so enchanting!

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  23. I love that green. Your house is really coming alive for Spring. It looks so lovely. Makes me want to get out the paint tin. Mary.

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  24. So pretty! I love it all, love the syle, the colors. They are perfect.
    Allie from Minneapolis
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  25. Lovely to see spring when it's trying to snow here. I love the green of the cabinet, and I'm fascinated by the two little pots with metal tops (they look a little like egg coddlers but seem to big??) on the shelf about 3 pictures down. Now, that's the way to live!

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  26. I can certainly see why you need the millinery flower from shabby in the city...looks like things are coming along.

    I feel so at home here...be sure to stay tuned to my ever changing ebay site on my side bar...closing out an estate for a friend and later today listing some wonderful treasure i.e. red transfer

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  27. Each of your photos is full of spring!
    I love the little cupboard in the hallway. It looks perfectly english for me, because it reminds me of the nice little cottage we rented in Kent last june.
    Have a nice weekend, kind regards, Monika

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  28. Everything is looking lovely at Stone House, just wanted to stop by and thankyou for your well wishes.

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  29. Lovely pictures,very inspiring. The cupboard looks great, I'm a cream and white paint convert... but might have to consider a change of palette! BTW, Matalan are selling a vintage style white birdcage at the moment, £15 I think, for those of us who can't find a true vintage one!

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  30. Love the green of that cabinet. I have a real love of the colour at the moment. Love how you have put your Carlton Ware on it.

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  31. Ah lovely spring greens are doing such good for the soul! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures Niki, you know that I always love to see pictures of your garden too! Hugs Carol xox

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  32. Love your green cabinet! And your gardens! And, well...everything else, too! Lol!

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  33. Love that special green of spring and how you are bringing it indoors. And putting your fairies in the birdcage ~ what a fun way to display them!

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Niki xx