Monday, February 27, 2012

Back to the Mantle, it's Flowers in the House

Jane at Small But Charming is hosting Flowers in the House this Monday.  From my early perusal this morning, I see that daffs are a popular theme.  I love this variety, especially when it starts coming in from the Northwest in boxes ... not terribly long lasting, but ever so cheery.


Jonquils with Modestine, a present from the Girls one Christmas after I'd seen it at the Antique Market...her nose is a bit smashed, but I love her and I love that she was rescued by them, and that they didn't think I was nuts for admiring her so much.


And on my way to the car this morning I took a pic of the first snowdrops.

Snow is predicted this week.  It IS March, but with our track record for snow this winter, I'll believe it when I see it.

11 comments:

flwrjane said...

I love the color of those daffs, jonquils, which is which, does it matter?

And I also love your little pony:-)

xo jane

An Urban Cottage said...

I always thought that was a narcissus.

I saw a crocus today!

flowers on my table said...

I prefer the white ones to the yellow(whatever they're called). I love your little Modestine! Love Linda x

webb said...

So pretty. Won't you just love it when daffs are just scattered everywhere you look? Can't wait!

Katie Petix said...

love the two tone jonquils. they seem much more sassy than your run of the mill single color bunch :)
xoxox kat

rachel said...

Jonquils? I didn't know that.

Jen said...

Wonderful colors and I adore Modestine.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Ok, Jonquils are many clustered Narcissus and narcissus is what I posted, (not clustered), but they all can commonly be called "daffodils". Hope this helps with the confusion I created. Thank you all for liking Modestine. She's named after a donkey that Robert Louis Stevenson took with him on a trip he took in theCevennes in south central France.
She was a difficult traveler, but adored Stevenson. He cried when he sold her at the end of his trip.

Sharon Parker said...

I tend to think of jonquils, daffodils and narcissus as interchangeable, but I guess that's rather imprecise of me. They're very pretty, anyway, and the little donkey is sweet. It reminds me of a chewed-up burro that my husband still has from when his parents went to New Mexico when he was a boy. He asked them to bring him back a burro, and so they did! I think the dog had a go at it, so it's bit peg-legged now. Modestine appears to have fared a bit better.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Helen, she IS a burrow, and apparently was attached to a cart at one time.

gillian. said...

modestine is the luckiest girl now. she has the best home: shelley's animal farm/mantle.