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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Peeking into Summer

Here in Alberta on the prairie spring is a slow arriving miracle.  It's been slow coming this year but today felt like summer may come soon.  It made me feel like brightening my home in preparation.

Two trips to Ikea, one with out a pot in sight and the second trip there was only one:

....and I made a beeline and grabbed it!  I have wanted this pot for a looonnnggg time and now I have it ... for less than $4.00.  It's beautiful iron lacy detail in white is what got me. 

With a maidenhair fern, so pretty.  I love a maidenhair fern, I killed mine in January by accident (I swear!) and had to wait until April to get another.  Give them some fertilizer, keep them moist and out of the sun and you will be rewarded with light green fronds that are delicate and lacy.

On this little white stand it brings a light spring feel to the room.

To keep with light I changed my cushions on the couch as well:

Rachel Ashwell Jubilee Pillow case.  When I'm on my couch I like to lounge with pillows that are soft.


It is a lovely pattern with light blue and pink.

After a day in the garden I'm ready to lounge.



  1. Beautiful!
    I hope you get more warm weather soon. I grew up in Calgary. :)
    I love all the white in your living room.

  2. Now that is a GREAT find from IKEA! Love the classic trimwork on her.

  3. Hi Patricia;
    I've just awarded you the Liebster Award - please visit my site to accept!
    home sweet nest

  4. Dear Patricia, just came over from Home Sweet Nest blog.
    I read this post and loved the little pot, need to go to Ikea, too!
    I went to your bed post and I had tears in my eyes...
    I have been a single mom and remember separating and having to downsize... All the same thoughts you had, making your home beautiful no matter where, or what size. Your results are amazing, I love your bedroom! I actually have the same bed in the guest room I decorated for my mom (she is visiting in June). Hugs,