Saturday, May 24, 2008

Spring riot...


Now that spring really has arrived here in Minnesota (yea, I know...it's almost June...but in Minnesota is sometimes takes that long) we have seen a riot of color bursting forth from the crabapple trees this week. Accentuated by gorgeous blue skies and 70 degree weather. It was well worth the wait!

Cotton candy colored crabapple blossoms.Doesn't this tulip look like a strawberry sundae!
Saw this house on my way to an estate sale and thought it had such a retro vibe to it. The turquoise paint, bright pink tree in the front yard and shabby steps. Love it!
Found this old baby scale....

and loaded it up with vintage fabrics.

Hope you're taking some time this weekend to stop and smell the flowers:)



18 comments:

Jennifer Stewart said...

Hey there, Kari!

These photos are so gorgeous. LOVE that little retro house! So many wonderful shades of pink in your post today. :)

Jennifer

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey cutie,
Finally spring!!
love that Minnesota weather.
Have a great holiday weekend.
oxoxo,
jessi

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous photos Kari! Thanks for sharing your bit of spring. Bonnie

dede warren said...

Oh those flowers are fabulous Kari! In southern California we have trees that bloom in purple in the spring, but Oh to see a pink tree, I love it!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh I love that baby scale...and loaded up with vintage fabrics??? Even better! What a beautiful daughter you have, Kari!

The Rose Room said...

Nice, love the scale! I am smelling the roses:) Rachael

Sandy said...

I have been looking for a baby scale for a while! Does the seller have more? Love your floral pix!

Sandyx0x

Pamela Jane said...

gorgeously pink photos -- what a spring burst!

corina said...

I love the beauty in your photos!

Distressing Delilah said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the pinks!

Hazel said...

Beautiful photos, so much eye candy. Lovely post :)

Sharon & Rodger, American Harvest said...

Hi Kari,
Thank you for sharing the beautiful PINK flowering trees!!! I cannot get enough of that color. I am looking forward to seeing you later this summer when you come to Pleasanton, CA
Sharon

tammyCA said...

My favorite tree to climb as a kid was the crabapple tree in our yard...loved it so much and sat up there for hours. I don't live in the Midwest anymore so I miss them...well, I did plant a Japanese crabapple in our front yard 6 yrs ago and it still looks sickly, skinny and sideways...at least, it blooms. Lol.

That is a great looking retro house.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Those trees are beautiful!
Glad spring has sprung in Minnesota.
:)

Chicagoland Nesting Network said...

Love this post.. and love your blog!Great houses! CLNN

Branderella said...

OOOOhhhh I love the fabrics. I have pieces cut for a vintage quilt, i just haven't gotten around to makeing it yet =D What are ya going to do with all that fun stuff??
~Brandie

hautemommy said...

That funny little house is so great! And those trees are AMAZING! Spring was worth the wait!

Jeanne said...

Aren't crabapple trees the greatest? Ours bloom here in Illinois right in time for Mother's Day. It is like a little gift from nature each year. I also adore lilacs and their lovely scent. Chloe seems to enjoy them also!
xo
jeanne