When we were little our mom would take us on walks. A LOT of walks. We went in every season, every kind of weather and as we would walk she would say, “smell girls, smell!” and we would all stop and take deep sniffs of the air. I can’t speak for Heather but I’m fairly certain that at the time I didn’t fully appreciate just what I was smelling.
But, somewhere along the line, the aromas of the different seasons began to seep into my pores and become apart of my very being. I might have been a city girl but I could smell a change in the weather as well as any farmer! Which would make perfect sense seeing that I am a farmer’s daughter’s daughter.
As soon as the first daffodils begin poking their way through the ground each year I have to call that farmer’s daughter and tell her.
She says it makes her heart ache. She is a farmer’s daughter, after all. And she knows what she is missing. They might now live where there is plenty of sunshine but there aren’t very many daffodils…or hyacinths…or bearded iris (her favorite!).
Of course when she tells me it makes her heart ache it makes my heart ache too. In that strange, bittersweet kind of way where you aren’t sure if you want to cry or laugh. So you do a little of both.
I know she would love seeing this daffodil centerpiece set on top of a tablecloth which belonged to her mother. She would ask me if I had purchased the pots as is and I would tell her that I simply took plain terracotta pots and did a quick white-wash. Glass pieces of varying shapes and sizes provide the perfect little stands for showing them off.
Being a farmer’s daughter means she is also very practical so she would really like that this centerpiece can do dual purpose as Spring mantel decor. She might even go over to one of those pots and stick a finger in the dirt just for fun.
I wouldn’t put it past her!
And she would bury her head right into those daffodils and inhale their subtle, sweet aroma.
She would be the first to be invited to my home for a Spring brunch. OK…maybe it would be a tie for first place with my sister.
*I’ll be sharing more details from my Spring Brunch Buffet later on this week so be sure to come back for that*
And, there is no doubt in my mind that she would be so proud when she is outside playing with her grandchildren and one of them lifts their nose into the air and says, “smell Nonna, smell!”
This post is just the latest stop on the It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hop!
There have been some incredible projects shared so far!
Lemon and Blueberry Butter Cake from Cupcakes and Crinoline. Spring Tablescape and Dining Room from Dear Lillie. Spring Scrap Wood Sign from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Easy Spring Centerpiece from Simply Klassic Home. Spring Mantel from Fox Hollow Cottage. Spring/Summertime Crafts from Debbiedoos. Tips for Decorating a Spring Mantel from Setting for Four. Spring Chevron Tote Bag from JoJo & Eloise.
Be sure to follow along and on March 18 we’ll all be hosting one HUGE It’s a Spring Thing! Linky Party where you can link up your spring and Easter posts. Hope you’ll join us!
Thanks so much for joining me today at the Fence,