Friday, May 4, 2012

Purple around the Nest

I just love the color of purple and lilac and have a lot of these colors inside and outside our nest.  As you walk up to our house this is what greets you for spring:

We have a black bench on the side of the front porch by the door that is holding this chippy basket at the moment.

A little closer look:

You can find pretty purple violas in the front, back and side gardens here. They're one of my favorite spring flowers. Their fragrance is heavenly! This beautiful little cluster is located very near the front door to greet you! Another "heavenly" thing about this particular cluster is that God must have "planted" it, because we didn't. And we never had any violas in the front God brought us beauty where there had been none.

One just never knows where one will find some purple sneaking about around here!

One of my few but favorite whimsical items is this springy  decorative birdhouse. I think this cute Yellow Finch enjoys living at Finch Rest. (You know how birds of a feather flock together!) He never gets lonely with all the other Yellow Finches who "rest" here!

This plaque shows the name of our home and is on the front of our house.

It isn't exactly purple but it is applicable to finches.

And by REST we mean this is a safe haven, not that they ever stop eating from all our bird feeders to rest! They empty 7 of the feeders daily, the hungry chubby Yellow Meatballs!

OK this is getting much too long....let me close by showing at least ONE of my purple teacups! This is a pretty Royal Standard of England, along with the afore mentioned shabby basket and birdhouse.

I plan on posting more on purple once my lilacs are in full bloom!


Pink Saturday (even though this is purple, sorry!)

Cottage Garden Party

Masterpiece Monday

Seasonal Sundays

Tea Cup Tuesday


  1. I was very drawn to purple and lavendar this year, too, Michele. I started with it on the wreath I made for my door. I went and got some plants this week and found that I bought lavendar petunias, purpley pink hanging geranium and a hanging basket with assorted plants, but purple definitely lets itself be known. Even the coleus I got had some purple in it!

    I'm thinking of going to the Springfield Extravaganza {on the Friday}, if you plan on being there at all maybe we could meet up.

  2. Very pretty, did you make the door wreath? and the pink and yellow birdhouse and purple flowers on the cup...oh so pretty!

  3. That teacup is STUNNING. I absolutely love it. And the flowers on the black bench and the beautiful!! I too love purple. Almost bought some today. We are two of a pair!


  4. A lovely post Michelle,
    A lilac post. How wonderful the little pansies grew all on their own...the seeds must have flown over to you.
    Your door decor ring is beautiful.. i like that.
    thank you Michelle,
    Happy Saturday

  5. don't you just love flowers that just pop up?! their are so pretty! gorgeous wreath on your front door:)

  6. Purple is the best color in the world. Well, I think so anyway. Beautiful pictures. I like your style. Thanks for posting.

  7. Beautiful post! I love purple and lavender too. Gorgeous wreath and teacup!! Give Romeo and big "thank you" for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! :)
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. Your wreath is so pretty. :) You should show us your black bench. I bet is darling. We feed our little finches too. Ours are yellow though. They are adapted to the desert so they look like little rocks. But they are so sweet! :)

    Have a lovely weekend!


  9. Michele, your purple-lilac theme is so very pretty. The wreath and basket of flowers is a very welcoming sight at your front door. I like your other items as well, especially the lovely teacup and saucer. Your theme reminds me of a friend's child who loved purple so much that she didn't want to wear any color but purple. I think people who love purple REALLY love purple! I am one of those people.------------- Shannon

  10. Just lovely. Wonderful to be a part to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescape

  11. I'm a fan of all the shades, hues, tints of purple. My front garden is usually filled with these colors much of the year. Mix in a lot of white, and I'm a happy gardener! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love purple too, thanks for the photo tour around your nest! I found you at Seasonal Sundays.

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  14. I am a lilac lover too. I can't wait to see your blooms. I got a lilac candle from Bath & Body not too long ago. I swear it smells like a huge lilac bush is in my house. It's just heavenly. :o)

  15. I love your purple wreath. What a wonderful way to greet all your visitors. Your blog makes me smile every time I visit :)


  16. I love the softer - lavender shades of purple - in our home we have each color represented - purple - light is in my daughter's room! Lovely wire basket! I hope you have a blessed week,

  17. so many sweet things. The teacup is lovely! Hugs and thank you for joining in the hop fun. xo

  18. That is one sweet violet cup! I love violet cups! Yours has fab color and a delightfully fancy handle. I too love the shades of lavender. Your wreath is very pretty!


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