cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring, spring, spring.....

It is spring! Just take a peek out through my window and into my garden to see...

Het is lente! Neem een kijkje uit onze raam...


We planted up more bulbs last autumn and are now being rewarded with beautiful colors. With our warm winter this past season, we seem to have more things blooming at once than normal.

Bollen planten in de herfst geeft kleur in de lente. Met het warme wintermaanden lijkt het alsof er meer dingen gelijktijdig bloeien.


My March violets have decided to do extra this year. They are seeding themselves in more places in the garden and seem to have twice as many blossoms as usual. The malus apple tree is blooming but there is a storm expected this evening so I have my fingers crossed that it and my other flowers will not suffer too much damage.

Mijn maartse viooltjes doen het beter dan ooit. De malus appel bloeit. Hopelijk de verwachte storm vanavond zou niet al te heftig zijn. 


I have started to decorate for Easter today. What better way to spend a Monday??? I am changing all the quilts in the room and adding some seasonal stitching.

Wat is leuker op een maandagochtend dan een beetje Paasversiering aan te brengen? Quilts en borduurwerkjes veranderen...


A bouquet of tulips indoors always creates instant spring. My Easter tree is ready to welcome the holiday. We did a little adjusting of furniture in our living room last week. I moved my antique sea chest over to by our couch. I also changed my curtains to my summer linen storing my brown heavy ones away until autumn comes around again. 

Een bouquet tulpen brengt de lente in huis. Mijn Paasboom is klaar. Wij hebben ook van meubels verplaatst en de lichte gordijnen hangen in plaats van de donkere gordijnen.



Then I moved my pine desk into the living room. Yes Silvia, we decided to do it after all. *grins* I was debating as it is pine and the other items in my living room are dark oak. But it works well. We are blessed with a very large living room which seemed to grow larger due to the new floor.  I have more than enough room for the desk. Jos was really pleased with how it looks now and likes the idea of being able to work here. This is now where I blog. 

Wij hebben een grote woonkamer die nog groter lijkt met onze nieuwe vloer. Dus ik heb mijn grenen bureau in de kamer geplaatst. (Ja hoor Silvia...toch gedaan.) Omdat ik donker eiken in de kamer heb twijfelde ik maar het werkt goed samen. Jos vindt het nu helemaal leuk want hij kan hier werken. Het is ook mijn plekje om te bloggen. 

Heidi

15 comments:

  1. Hoi Heidi!!!

    Hahahahahahaha!!!! Ziet er goed uit hoor, je weet wat ik bedoel!!!
    Je tuin is prachtig en je hebt een mooi maarts viooltje!! Ik heb een soort met een groen blad en een kleiner bloemetje, maar ook die bloeit uitbundig :-) :-)
    Een gezellige avond en een zonnige groet Silvia.

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    1. Dank je wel Silvia! Wil jij een kleine plantje van mijn viooltje? Ik heb het met donker blad. Er zijn nieuwe plantjes die opkomen.

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    2. LOL, you two are so funny. Yesterday he was fighting you about wanting to move the desk to that spot, nowwwwwwwwwwww, he wants to use it. He is such a nut. Tell him I said that too. It looks just fine there and so nice by the window when you are working, which you are doing now as we talk on skype.
      Love you, Mom

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  2. Oh, I forgot to comment on your beautiful garden which looks like a magizine picture. Wow. I also love all your decorations for Easter.
    Love you again, Mom

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  3. Heidi, it all looks so lovely...as your mum says, like a magazine photo!

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara! Is your bedroom redo done?

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  4. Your garden is just gorgeous and just love your Easter decorations! I just pulled out my Easter bin so I think I'll spend some time this week putting a few things out.

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    1. Thanks Manuela. I am glad my comment went through. I don't know why it would not let me comment. I am looking forward to seeing your Easter decorations.

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  5. I need you to come decorate for me! I'm not good at it at all!

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    1. If I lived near you I would. It would be fun. Is it getting really warm there now?

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  6. You know I love your garden - it looks so peaceful and is just lovely.
    Nothing really blooming here yet, though there is a bit of green peeking out.

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    1. Thanks Tammy. We enjoy spending time in the garden both to work and relax. All that green peeking out is a sign that spring is starting so it will not be long for you now.

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  7. Ik kom t gauw in t echt bewonderen!

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    1. Ja hoor Sonja. Ik heb er zin in. Hopelijk vinden jullie de Paasverrassing leuk. :)

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  8. Beautiful vignettes all through your house...I love the Easter tree!

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