Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Today is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Enjoy the beauty of spring flowers from members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team!
Ah, spring flowers – just the mere mention of spring flowers and my heart starts to race (I’m Canadian and our winters can be long). I have lily of the valley planted everywhere here on the farm and the ones by the doors and windows welcome visitors with their heady fragrance and graceful demeanor. Besides, they remind me that a fairy just might be lurking near by.
I have more Spring flowers in my shop than anything else. Spring is my favorite time of year after surviving long Minnesota winters. I spend time in the Spring assembling flower arrangements indoors while waiting for the temperature to warm up outside.
The yellow flowers in this arrangement are just so nice and sunny and are my partner’s favorite color. The lacy metal flower pot is my mom’s favorite. Ranunculus is my favorite flower so I’ve included one of those to dance with the tulips and daisies. And the butterfly, well, what could symbolize renewal of the seasons more than that?
In my shop I’ve many items made by spring flowers!
I adore them: so many kinds and colors, from the delicate peach blossom to the strong colors of tulips, buttercups, irises and others.
Here in South Italy, although never too cold in winter, it’s really soon warm in spring. And when you look around, everywhere you can see flowered trees and smell pleasant scents!
The most exciting smell for me is that coming from orange blossoms and effectively in my shop I also have some wreaths with those flowers.
I generally prefer strong colors but, at the same time, I love those timid flowers, not easy to see: delicate pansies and tremulous lilies of the valley.
In this my last wreath I put them together, creating a pleasant color contrast between white and many shades of lilac.
Nice cheerful sunflower, and vintage no less! I purchased this many moons ago at a wonderful handmade craft fair show… all of it’s “cousins” have found homes, this is the last of the bunch!
Funny you ask, I have been decoupaging with a lot of floral patterns in anticipating Spring!
More to come!
Big, bright, beautiful daisies! Spring & Summer is just around the corner and daisies are the perfect flower to lighten and brighten your home decor! Daisies are so friendly aren’t they?!
I was so ready for spring craft shows and ready to make some different aprons for craft shows that are reflective of vendor’s attitude at Spring craft shows-ready to be back out, ready to start a new year and meet new people. Then, right in front of me in February appeared this fabulous floral print!
I seem to work with flowers no matter the season.
My first listing of March is this triple strand bracelet using glass beads in shades of white with off white roses. I like how it’s crisp but not too formal. That’s sort of how I feel the season of Spring to be. Crisp and new, but too young and carefree to be too serious. This coloring of this bracelet plays as a neutral so you can wear it with just about everything.
Can’t wait to see some real spring flowers. But, I made this bracelet to fill the void until we get some real ones. I’ve used the Czech Glass Flowers in blue and added some bright green beads and garden charms.
I love to watch spring unfold as the leaves and flowers unfurl I know that winter is finally over and warmth will soon follow, I created this particular watch from a selection of glass flowers and leaves it reminds me of my garden as the new season starts.
I love roses, and mine generally arrive in mid-spring. This year, however, we’ve had a long hard winter so I thought a little hand lift was in order (to encourage good green and pink thoughts!).
Having found this carved gemstone, I began to think how to make it into a pendant necklace. With the lovely color, I found these beautiful pastel gemstone beads, together I knew they would make for a great jewelry piece.
I have spring flowers… some are found in the boutonnieres below. I also have vintage hankies with blossoms, buds and vines that make me just want to sing of spring!
I love to garden and my friends always ask for seeds when spring arrives of the many wildflowers that pop up here in Texas. After requests and requests I started selling them in my shop too. I love to share TX color with my friends who have moved away from Texas and also with people who love to garden. Once I started listing many more people were asking for other seeds so I branched into the seed listings during the spring and summer months so I can save up corks for my projects. Check out my shop of the variety of seeds I have available.