Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Zinc


It's a good thing I took pictures of  the lilacs and flowering trees while the sun was still shining last week...
...because, by the time the torrential rains end this weekend
 the blossoms will be gone.
Such a fleeting but always inspiring time of year...



The forecast is for clearing weather by Saturday ...
...just in time for the sale at Paula's home in Centerbrook, CT....





I have been dragging out the zinc pots and containers....
...still have to find all those watering cans.


Trying to decide what to bring to sell.
Can't keep it all!


Hope you are having a good and productive week...
decisions, decisions!
:)

21 comments:

Nancy @ I'm All Astonishment said...

I was just enjoying the antics of Mildred and Talulah and checking out your past posts about Paula's home and garden. Then when I hit the back button, this post was there. Love it. Glad you posted the lovely lilacs before they are gone. I never got photos of my hyacinths or daffodils before the snow and hail reappeared here in Michigan. I really enjoy your blog. Good luck with the sale at Paula's. I wish Connecticut was closer.
~Nancy~

Marilyn said...

Just love all the buckets..... I see so many plants in them !!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn

Laura said...

Beautiful photos!! I just love the lilacs, they remind me of the ones in my yard growing up on Long Island. Alas the ones I have now are the Asian variety and the flowers are smaller. Pretty but not the same. So nice that your post brought back those memories!

High Street Cottage said...

Very pretty Laura, I just bought a piece of zinc yesterday, not sure if I want it for my shop or myself :) Gorgeous collection you have. Hope you have a wonderful week, tami

Jenny Petricek said...

Love those lilacs! We are still waiting for them to bloom here in Wisconsin! We also had a cold, wet, dreary weekend up here!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Oh Laura
I love the watering can any chance I could buy it?
Fabulous pictures too
Please let me know if the watering can is for sale
xxoo
Pam

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Pretty, pretty!
Love zinc.

oldgreymare said...

You are breaking my heart. My back yard is zinc land. I must send Carole to scope out for me..oh goodness postage ARGH!
xx
z

Roberta said...

Just love the all the shapes and sizes in beautiful matt gray! I'm planting flowers in mine for an upcoming photo shoot with Fifi!

les filles de la colline said...

completly Zinc, as we say in France.
beautiful pictures

sweet night

Sweet Young Journey said...

Love zinc and the combo of pretty flowers in them are perfect!
Have a wonderful day : )
Cheryl

manon21 said...

Alors tu viens quand chiner en France!

Belle soirée

Manon

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
It must be so hard for you to decide which things to keep and which to sell. I always feel that each and every little treasure that you own is so precious to you. You always wax lyrical about all of your beautiful possessions. ......oh, sorry Laura. I've probably made it worse now !!
I am sure that you know that you need to make some room for more additions !!
Good luck Laura. XXXX

Pattie said...

Laura, are you sure you need all of those beauties? I could give them a good home...LOL that is one great collection girl.... I would keep them all.

Pattie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How lovely. I'd have a hard time deciding too as it is all so fun, isn't it?

Hugs,
Judy

LizlovesVintage said...

Laura,
Just keep the watering can!!
I know what you are going through.
xxx Liz

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

My, what big zinc cans you have!

Vintage Gal said...

Love all the zinc. I have a HARD time trying to figure out what zinc items to keep and what to sell ~ Hate making that decision ~ Oh well, like you said ~ can't keep it all (why not?) ;-)

Bren said...

luv luv luv your lilacs... reminds me of my grandmas yard where the lilac bush smelled oh so good! I wish I had a place where I could grow lilacs... thanks for the memory =)

Suz said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Laura. I hate missing any of your posts. We are so deeply involved in the chemo thing that I just don't get by as often. It is so nice to visit your oasis of calm and beauty. I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. This grief thing is not easy.
Sending love,
Suz

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy the weather is looking up for you Laura! What a great collection you have!! It will be hard to part with some of those!