Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guest post 01: 'Spring' by Sue of The Zhush

Hello everyone, I'm Sue from The Zhush!  I am thrilled to be over here today, talking about one of my favorite things...warm weather! 

It's been a really brutal Winter here in New York, and while there doesn't seem to be an end to the amount of cold arctic air and freezing snow, my calendar tells me there is actually less than one month until Spring!  Which always makes me think of this famous quote:

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."

Sad but true over here in the North-East of the United States...but until the real warmer climes are here to stay, I always try to speed the "feeling" of Spring along by filling the house with fresh flowers. 

At first they might be from the market...but eventually the store bought blooms turn into the daffodils and forsythia branches from the garden.  I love the look and feeling of fresh flowers in a home.  And once Spring is really here, I love to open up all the windows and let the clean fresh Spring air in!


Even just writing this, I can imagine that I am hearing all the gutters running with water from the ice melting every where, that the ground is soft and smells so great... but its just a daydream for now.  {sigh}  I am really ready for that first spring about you?

Images via:  LA times, Elle Decor

Just click on the link to visit Sue. x


A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful, sue. I really shouldn't tell you this but we've been near 70 degrees here in the south the last few days and I'm beginning to see buds all around. a little early, and I know we'll be cool again, but I'll take it!

love to you! donna

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, very inspiring, I love flowers, kisses!

casa decorada said...

Beautiful table mirror with basketry! Congratulations and when you want to come visit me at my house!

Kerry said...

I'm heading to New York from Australia in three weeks and hoping for a change in your weather before I get there! Doesn't matter if not ...exciting any way you look at it :) Hope you get some relief from the arctic conditions soon though!

Katie @ covestreetblog said...

Sooo ready for warm weather! Those pictures get me excited for the freshness that spring brings. Thanks for sharing Sue!

Raina Cox said...

Sue + Charlotta = a blissfully happy me!

So ready for blooms and green grass myself.


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Kathysue said...

Charlotta and Sue, aaaah I can smell the fresh spring air. Love the image of the open doors. that is exactly what I do with all the doors and windows when it warms up. Actually I even do it when it is a little chilly if the sun is out I open the house up, I have to have fresh air, Kathysue

Hamptontoes said...

Love all of Sue's idea for spring and I'm a big fan of flowers in the home too! We are wrapping up our ski trip and now I can say I am really ready for spring!

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Great post Sue - some lovely inspiration here which is appropriate given Charlotta's name for her blog! :-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE that chandelier in the last photo! xo

Global Atelier said...

I love how light seems to pour into all of these rooms. They really do look like summer. We just had a late snow storm today - its beautiful but I also look forward to sunny days!

Stacey said...

I love warm weather too Sue! Lovely images to beckon in the warm weather.Great post! XX

Priscila Peters said...

I'm counting the days to Spring!
Great post.

Nuit said...

oh Sue!!! PERFECT post as usual :) xoxo

Casa Très Chic said...

This post is perfect adn so fresh, love specially the last picture.

Splendid Willow said...

I am so ready for Spring and flowers and less clothes (and less nasty colds!) and the whole deal! Beautiful post, Sue! Love the pictures you chose.

Hugs to you both!


Tina said...

Totally ready, can´t wait for it to actually show up:)!
This post have helped me to get me into a 'spring feeling' this morning!
Thanks Sue:)!

The Zhush said...

Rain today in NY on this Monday morning...not complaining...its washing away some of the snow...and it almost, almost feels spring-like! Loved posting over here! Thanks for having me!

Charlotta Ward said...

Biggest hug and thank you to Sue for this wonderful post on Spring.
Summer is drawing to an end here in Sydney and though I will miss it so much, I am also looking forward to quieter and cooler days ahead.

Thank you also to all who popped into visit and for all your comments.

xx Charlotta

Mochatini said...

yes yes to warm weather sue! lovely pics and totally great for a rainy day like here in dc. love the last image with the mirrored entryway table

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