Awaiting spring

Sunday, February 8, 2009 |
It is a beautiful day here on the East Coast ~ a balmy 38 degrees outside and the sun is shinning brightly. The day has a promise of cheeriness to to it. We are suppose to get up into the 50's today.
I must admit that I've enjoyed our beautiful blankets of snow this winter, chilly nights by the fireplace and the warmth and coziness that only winter can provide.
However, I'm beginning to feel the itch of spring. I'm ready to work in my flower beds, plant a few vegetables, hear the birds chirping in the morning, the sound of rain on the roof, and the wonderful clean smell it leaves.
This all leads to my ever growing fondness of urns ~ we have large ones on our front entry filled with flowers during the summer, mums in autumn, and even use them for decoration during the Christmas season. On our back patio I grow my mint in one to keep it pot bound, and flowers in the others during the summer. We have smaller ones dispersed throughout our home for practical uses as well as holding plants.
When we were in Newport this past December, I found these. They are gorgeous!

They are enormous but the sizing for this lawn is balanced as they are
placed next to a mansion. The one above is taller than I, and I'm 5'8"
I absolutely love this one. If only I could find one on a much smaller scale for my home.

If we had an entry from our gate to our drive, I would love to have something such as this. On either side of the drive, they had urns on decorative stone pillars. Not only are they architectural beautiful, they soften the scene before you which is the mansion standing so stellar against the vast waters in the background.

These are situated on either side of the steps leading down to the lawn overlooking the water. I took these on a cold dreary December afternoon which doesn't do justice to the beauty. If you can, imagine a warm summer day with green grass, blue skies and a warm breeze coming off the water.

These lovelies welcomed you onto the side porch.
Once again .... if only they came in my size.

I just couldn't choose a favorite. I loved them all. There were more but, it was really chilly out and my patient husband suggested we return on a warmer day to photograph the others.

I shall return!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore urns too!

Petunia said...

Love them! Sometimes I see smaller versions of these at Horchow and Frontgate online.

Rue said...

Hi Jo :)

Those really are beautiful!

By the way, your hair looks wonderful. I go to Aveda salons too :)


Sandy Toes said...

I love urns...especially with moss on top..perfect.
-sandy toe

Coco said...

I am assuming your house is filled with urns AND fleur de lis as well. What a beutiful combo, and also fun things to "find" while antiquing.

OK, I read you everyday. What is the new adventure???

Felicia said...

These urns are fabulous...I love them all!

LuLu said...

I love urns too. i wish I could find the perfect pair for my walkway...

Rae said...

Love those and love this weather too!!

Preppy Mama said...

Lovely pictures. I went to school in Newport my freshman year, your pictures brought back some fond memories!

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