Thursday, February 17, 2011

fresh air

Dare I even type that it feels like spring today? That tall piles of snow are melting? That windows are open? Weeks ago many of us were cooing over combos of evergreen and berry, but not today ... not me! Let's have aqua and baby blue, strawberry, and a twist of lime.



This cute-as-a-button lavender-filled heart was a gift from the sweet and ever-so-busy Sonia. She's in the midst of wrapping up the spring issue of Creating Vintage Charm ...



I've had a peek at the contents since I'm helping with some editing and let me tell you, the new issue looks to be wonderful!



These happy bluebird cards are a giveaway win from Vintage Paper Parade (browse at etsy or visit at blog); adorable custom prints, tags and more. The ribbon is from the new Whimsy Cottage collection from Michaels.



{Covered paper clips from Michaels' clearance, spill gracefully from one of my tinkered canning jars.}

I recently heard some weather-folklore that if you have thunder during a snow storm it will be the last snow of the season. We had thunder-snow during the last storm; I'm fascinated to see if the tale will hold true. (My boys think I'm a little cuckoo for considering this theory with no evidence. We shall see!)

For now, I'm enjoying some fresh air!

xo
elyse

36 comments:

Karen said...

It is a wonderful 63 degrees here today...AHH it feels so good.

Heidi said...

Cute cute cute paper clips...would be easy to make! Sweet items~
~Heidi

Angela said...

Your blog always looks like a breath of Spring! Love it!!

Mary Ellen said...

Elyse- I had never heard of the thunder folklore but how wonderful if it ends up being true! Snow melting off here but the wind has kicked up something fierce! I had to sleep downstairs last night to get away from some of the noise that happens upstairs when it blows.

Enjoy your bit of spring- however long it lasts!

bee blessed
mary

It's me said...

Nice things here today....lovely ....love Ria...xxx...

Free Pretty Things For You said...

I'm believing with you!! no more snow! ;)

A Vintage Chic said...

Such beautiful little treasures, Elyse...love that sweet bluebird!

I think you're absolutely right about the snow--folklore sticks through the years for a reason, right?! Here's hopin'!

Julie

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Elyse, oh that little heart-shaped gifty is so adorable...yes, and i like baby blues, pinks, soft lime greens etc ;) :) Have a great day!!! Those paperclips are really cute too. It snowed for a few minutes earlier today... now it's sunshine :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Theresa said...

I have been enjoying some fresh air too:) It is wonderful weather here and I will enjoy it while it is nice! It usually gets cold again but TODAY it is nice and I'll cross the "chilly" bridge when I have to cross it! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Claudia said...

I had the window open today, too. I know it won't last, but at least the snow is melting!

Well, I don't want to burst your bubble, but NYC had thunder snow a few times this season and they continued to have snow afterwards.

One can hope...

xo
Claudia

Jill said...

Your post today was sunshine on my stormy day here. I love that sweet little fabric heart- such wonderful colors! Those ribbons are darling too~

So glad that you and Claudia are getting a little relief from the winter weather. I hope that the thunder/storm theory comes true for you!

Hugs,
Jill

Brenda Kula said...

Oh my, such cuteness, Elyse, always seems to be here when I visit you!
Brenda

Vintage Gal said...

It's 50 degrees here in Ontario and I'm loving every minute. Loved that little sachet heart cut as a button. ;-)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

it was about 60 here in chicago today! maggie and i went for a nice stroll...
i did not know about Creating Vintage Charm Magazine and I am so excited you have posted about it! looking forward to the spring issue, love the preview pics!! those paper clips are so cute from michael's, i bought some flower pens and glitter embellishments (they are rachel ashwell shabby chic...when did she even create this line for michael's??) from there recently. okay, this comment is getting out of control long...bye for now!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I am happy to report that we got above freezing this week...but it looks like several inches of snow coming over the weekend. ugh..I am tired of winter.

Elyse-Those paper clips are darling..you are just the most clever tinkerer ever! Hugs-Diana

Suz said...

Cute and happy clips and gifties! Your colors are always so happy and everything is so well presented.
xo,
Suz

Whimsy by Victoria said...

Love that cute heart Sonia made!! I too am ready for spring colors! The magazine looks wonderful...when will it be available? Yes, let's hope Spring is right around the corner...Spring and Summer are my seasons!! :)

Hugs,
Victoria

Liberty Biberty said...

I'm sorry Elyse but you just can't have spring yet...because I'm not ready to let go of summer here in my part of the world!
Mercedes

Lilybets said...

Adorables pictures Elyse !.Here it looks spring/summer...nature is getting off and temperature is nice.But...humidity is the problem...so,so humid!.

Jen Kershner said...

I had some fresh breeze yesterday too. I'm loving every minute. I have the fever bad. I think Emma has it even worse. I hope you have another gorgeous day today.

Marie said...

What a very pretty post! Thanks for giving us such eye candies Elyse. Happy weekend!
-marie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

That is the cutest thing EVER!!!!!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh I'm so fed up of the cold weather but at least our snow has gone!
I can't wait for Spring.
Have a lovely weekend sweetie.
love
Alison
x

Stevie said...

It's a beautiful day out! I just love the lavender filled heart. The colors are so lovely. I can't wait to order the Spring magazine, I'm sure it's filled to the brim with gorgeous photos and inspiration :0). Aw, now Elyse! You could make lovelier paperclips than those store bought ones :0). They are definitely cute though!!!

koralee said...

Such charming images my friend...I am off to visit that etsy shop..how can I resist that sweet bluebird note...hugs for a great weekend. oxoxxo ..

Shellie said...

I love the new layout! :) looking beautiful (as always)

Such gorgeous weather this week - too bad it didn't last. BLAH. March will be here soon and Spring will have nowhere to hide!

xoxo

Zuzu said...

So many cute pics!!! I hope you are right about the snow! :)
Happy weekend, Elyse!
Zuzu

birdie blue said...

loving the warmer weather here, elyse. so fun to see your pretty little finds from michaels.

your blog is looking lovely, with all of your little tweaks and changes.

xo
~molly

birdie blue said...

loving the warmer weather here, elyse. so fun to see your pretty little finds from michaels.

your blog is looking lovely, with all of your little tweaks and changes.

xo
~molly

FairieMoon said...

One can only wish we will have no more snow, but we had some yesterday. Not a lot but it was messy and blew all over.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I hope that your story is true too! What lovely things and I am so in love with your color pallet. I saw socks in one of my recent Somerset magazines and thought of you. I bet all the land of Blog thinks of you when they see this print. Your heart sachet is lovely.

Karen

June said...

Hi Elyse,
The little sachet of Sonia's is so lovely. All the colors I'm craving now that it is closer to Spring.(actually I crave them all year round)
The magazine looks like it will be a stunner!

Amy C said...

yeah roll on spring and many more wonderful springy color combos and bowls of strawberries!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such a sweet heart from Sonia! Oh, I am sad. Sonia said she wanted to use me in her spring issue using my laundry soap, etc. She said she would get back with me. Boohoo, maybe another time! :)

Love you Elyse!
Maryjane

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Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

It is so so so so so sweet here! every inch of your blog makes me happy!