Hi there bloggers! I hope everyone had a really great weekend? We spent ours at Cranberry Cottage. It was very cold with temperatures dropping to -10C at night but our days were filled with blue skies and sunshine to spite the cold. I am afraid the flowers bulbs (crocus and daffodils) are feeling rather sorry for themselves in this heavy frost. It is not overly sunny in our garden with it bordering on the woods so our bulbs get a late start compared to others around us here in Holland. Even our garden in the city is a small garden with a high hedge giving a walled garden effect which also means less sun. We are anticipating they will all give an explosion of color once the temperatures rise again after this cold period.
I had a fun find a few weeks ago and had to wait to take it to Cranberry Cottage to share it with you. One friend of mine cringed when she saw this find but I love it. I bought this very old and damaged looking mirror at a garden center. I feel in love with it as soon as I walked past it! It reminded me of having my great aunt's furniture with its very imperfect mirror as a girl in high school. I miss that furniture which I had to give up when I immigrated. I had been wanting the perfect mirror to use in our bedroom at the cottage for behind our headboard. The roof slopes and I felt a mirror would give a more spacious effect. I love that this one is all spotted as we did not really want one that was too reflective yet gave the illusion of more light and thus more space. Jos was not too wild about the mirror until he hung it here for me. It is just right for this room. I also brought the quilt I used to have hanging in my upstairs hallway at our house to use on the end of the bed here as it works well with the colors of the floral quilt.
My weekend started receiving an sweet gift from a blogging friend Carolien. She came over on Friday and had this wonderful bouquet of mixed tulips for me. I took it up to the cottage to enjoy them for the weekend. Aren't they like a rainbow of joy?
I wrapped them back up and brought them home again on Sunday. Now they are sitting on my coffee table as I am taking my Valentine's Day decorations away and changing them today. I love puttering around the house changing my decorations! The little pinkeep you see was a gift I just received on Friday from an online friend in Germany. I think it is so adorable! Thanks Britt!