Bursting of Daffodils at the Front Door
Spring is bursting all over in our front and back yards. Buds and blossoms are peeking through, the sun has been shining so brightly the past few days here in Oregon, and I’d say we for sure have a tad bit of Spring Fever.
I haven’t started planting flowers in pots yet, but one thing I’ve done is spruce up the front entry area. Because when guests are coming, the front porch is the first impression they get as they walk up to your front door.
I’m not saying it has to be perfect. Ours is far from that. We know the paint is chipping on our front door and it will be a BIG project this year to remove, sand, and repaint (actually a dreaded chore).
But there are other ways to spruce up areas, including making sure it’s clean, and there’s something fresh and eye-catching!
And because we’re usually harder on ourselves, I find our guests are gracious and never seem to see the little things that we see.
I’m thankful for that.
How to get started …
-Find a basket, container, or vessel that you can put branches, fresh flowers, or even pussy willows in.
-Purchase several bunches of daffodils at the local grocery store (inexpensive).
-Buy as buds, put them in a water glass, and set them aside until they start to bloom.
I love fresh flowers at the front door. They’re a symbol that spring is coming! They’re a celebration of the first new blooming of nature.
It’s just a feeling of joy, of gratitude and brightness, a way that we can naturally celebrate nature and what’s to come!
Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have a joyous weekend!
What kind of flower have you already begun to celebrate Spring with, either inside or out?
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I just bought a bunch of daffodils at Trader Joe’s today. We still have snow on the ground outside, but I’m forcing spring to the forefront inside!
What a beautiful way to welcome people to your house. My goal this year is to create more inviting areas of the house…including outdoors. Thanks for such an inspirational post!
I’m having house guests this weekend, so bought 3 small pots of ranunculus in different, complimentary colors, a pot of alyssum for the wonderful sweet smell, and a couple of six packs of pansies, because they’re my favorite and make me smile. They were all less than $13. They’re all in pots on the front porch, and when I can be more sure of the weather, they can go into the ground. (The ranunculus are not hardy, though the others are. Pansies can emerge from snow and keep on smiling!) I plan to cut some daffodils and/or narcissus from the yard to go in their room. I love Spring!
What a beautiful idea! The only flowers in my life right now are a few crocuses (outside) and an african violet (inside). But there are green shoots coming up in the garden, promising daffodils and bluebells in a few more weeks. :)
I grew up calling these Easter flowers and they are so bright and welcoming.
So cheerful! I wish I had a fun spot to hang fresh flowers at my front door. You have definitely inspired me to pick up a few bunches of daffodils to fill the house though. Happy Friday sweets. xoxo
Daffodils are SO festive and fun! I actually saw them for the first time this year here in Arkansas – so pretty!
So gorgeous, Sandy! I’d love to be walking up to your front door again! ♥
They are so pretty, Sandy! I can’t wait for it to warm up so I can get some stuff planted!
Daffodils just make me so happy at this (still chilly) time of year – they promise bright sunny days ahead! I just decorated my table with a fun daffodil centerpiece! http://kristinpotpie.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/simple-spring-daffodil-centerpiece/
Beautiful! Daffodils are such a happy flower. Yay for spring! :)