Home is a delicious scent: Cherry Blossoms!

Welcome to Home is … Day here at RE! This week we’re sharing about …

… a delicious scent in our home!

About Home is

Each Wednesday you can link up here at RE, to a different theme that I will share in advance … which may be something like a beautiful set table, a snack waiting for your kids when they get home from school, fresh flowers in the kitchen, dishes in your hutch, a meal on the stove (maybe using leftovers), a family heirloom, a yard sale find and how you put it to use, pictures on the walls, music being played in the background … a feeling, a smell, a touch.

What’s exciting about this day is that I will provide you (on my sidebar) the theme each week which will hopefully inspire you!

A few short rules to follow:

    1. Just add your name to the description. The photo itself will help people browse. See on Emily’s (Chatting at the Sky) blog how my post came up #25? How simple is that?
    2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. Please follow this instruction, otherwise I will have to delete your entry. If you need help with a permalink, click here.
    3. Go back to your original post and link this party to that post, and you are may also include the Home is … button from my sidebar, to bring people back here to RE.

HOME IS … a delicious scent of Cherry Blossoms!

This week I brought blossoms into my home … for a springy feel and a delicious scent!

On these beautiful springy days, I’m just so enthralled by the colors. And last week I brought the vibrant yellow to my front door area, and at the same time I brought cherry blossoms inside.

I found what I wanted to display them in, which really is more of a candle holder.

So I put a vase of water inside.

Placed the beautiful blossoms into the water.

For a few days we enjoyed them on our kitchen counter. Oh the yummy smell!

That is, until those with allergies in my house started protesting!

Taking the blossoms outside definitely inspired me to do a bit of spring cleaning on my back patio.

And I pulled out of the cupboard something I’ve been saving for spring. I purchased this on clearance at Pier 1 – $3.98.

Ah yes, the colors of spring.

Blossoms in. Or blossoms out.

I just love this time of year. The scents are amazing! One memory I have, as a small girl, was pulling a small branch off the Daphne bush that was growing right outside our front door. I put the small branch in my hair, on my way to catch the bus!

To me, home is … gathering beautiful scented blossoms together to enjoy!

What have you done in your home to add a touch of spring, or a delicious scent?

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN … and Thank You for participating!


  1. Hi Sandy,
    I’m so excited about your new feature and seeing everyone else’s links. We’re moving to a new house next month (our first house after years of living in flats) and I really need all the inspiration.

    Thanks for starting this. I love cherry blossom too but I never thought about putting it in a vase before like this.

    Have a lovely day,
    .-= Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..Home is… Haikus =-.

  2. Hi, Sandy! I’ve been looking forward to your Home Is. . . series!

    Those cherry blossoms are just beautiful! The fruit trees around here have been stunning this year. I’m afraid that they’d have us sneezing like crazy if I brought them inside, but I could put some on the table of my porch! That’s a great idea.

    Thanks for providing this series–what great food for thought! And thanks for hosting. I appreciate you!

  3. What a beautiful arrangement. I’ve been so busy this week bustling about that I’ve not even thought about stopping to pull a little spring indoors – thanks for the inspiration.
    .-= Amy from She Wears Many Hats´s last blog ..What it is? It’s a winner. =-.

  4. I love the scent of gardenias and would love to have a gardenia bush when I have a house someday! Kelly
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..coming up!!! =-.

  5. Oh I bet it smells wonderful. I love walking through and Orange Orchard when the are blooming because they smell so good.
    And I’ve been known to use a candle holder for other things then just a candle too.

    Have a great day!
    .-= Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart´s last blog ..Home is……. =-.

  6. I love the idea of bringing in the cherry blossoms. Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I really like the new Home Is… feature.
    .-= Jennifer@HomeMatters´s last blog ..Free Gift Bag When You Sign Up For Baby Registry At Target =-.

  7. Love the cherry blossoms. Reminds me of the apple blossoms from when I was little. Apple blossoms & lilacs…. If I could grow lilacs here in the desert I would bring bushels of them into the house.
    .-= Janice´s last blog ..Eggstra! Eggstra! Read All About It! =-.

  8. I love how you used that candle holder for the vase! I hope to join in on the fun of this carnival in the future!
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Outdoor Wednesday ~ Saturday in the Northwest =-.

  9. As soon as I get some buds around here in Minnesota…I will be forcing some branches of blooms myself!! When I lived in Maryland, where Kristin lives now I would use big branches of yellow forsythias. I love decorating~in or out!!

    Today I’m off to the Macy’s Flowers Show in Minneapolis!! More inspiration awaits!!

    Have a great day!! Chris Ann
    .-= LoveFeast Table´s last blog ..Gearing Up For Avocado Pound Cake =-.

  10. Yeah!! Can’t wait to join in…going to write my post now..

  11. Good morning!

    Thank you for the post! Your kitchen is most definitely ready for Spring…I might have to ask my neighbors for a few branches again this year!
    .-= lisa pearson´s last blog ..Peony Dinner Party =-.

  12. The cherry blossoms are wonderful as it the container. I was going to write about geraniums as my scent of home and instead it came out as stir0fry…go figure. Happy to be a part of the party!
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..I’ll Be Tickled Pink on Friday {and have a little something for you}! =-.

  13. I’ve sadly done NOTHING to decorate for Spring…except open the drapes to let more light in. Does that count?! (HA!)

  14. Coming to peek and check in –

    looks great here!

    Eager for blooms like you have. :)

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  16. I am loving this new linky! It makes it so easy and fun to check out each of the links. I love the scent of my home and was excited to share that with everyone. Thanks Sandy!

    PS: Your pictures are AMAZING!

  17. Your pictures made me excited all over again to have the cherry trees in bloom down at the Botanical Gardens- they overlook the river and an cathedral- just beautiful and the smell is so sweet! I can’t wait for my vases to arrive so I can have fresh blooms in the house more easily!
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Sweet Smells of Home =-.

  18. What a fun meme! Oh, if only I could smell those cherry blossoms…I just know they’d be lovely! We have orange blossoms here and the scent is so sweet and lovely…wish I could find some to put in my home! :)
    .-= Kathy C.´s last blog ..Home is… =-.

  19. Sandy, once again you are inspiring! I love your new ‘party.’ Thanks for letting me be a part of it. I wish we had cherry blossoms around here, I am waiting for May so I can smell some lilacs!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Home is . . .so many things =-.

  20. Hi Sandy!

    Hope you’ll stop by my blog today and read about someone who unknowingly inspired me several years ago… you!

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”
    .-= Emily N.´s last blog ..The "Spring Desperatly Wanting to Blosom" Season =-.

  21. Oh, I love cherry blossoms! I also love the smell of buttercups and keep them in my home all through Spring, so I linked up my post about them. Blessings!
    .-= Traci´s last blog ..Wednesdays with Wanda =-.

  22. I bought some pansies last week and had them still sitting in their packs on my kitchen table. I never realized that they have a scent…it was nice. I love their happy little faces and pansies are a great way to welcome spring. They are now planted in my pot on the front porch and near the dinning room window on my covered deck so I just look out to see them.

  23. I just love Cherry Blossoms, but never thought to cut some and bring inside! What a wonderful idea! Your pictures are beautiful!
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Easter Mantle =-.

  24. Too late for this week, but plan to join in next week if I can :)
    .-= janmary, n ireland´s last blog ..Some Shabby Chic Wall Decor for our Cottage =-.

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