Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!


A little something warm
{hydrangea candles}

a little something sweet
{chocolate tulips, bunnies and M & M treats}
Photographed at Fresh Market on Sunday.
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Warm weekend  breezes melted all that snowing.
Mountain streams are finally flowing,
and tiny buds are shyly showing.


Candles
Chocolate
Snow
. . . Slowly melting into joy . . . 

Have a wonderful first day of spring everyone!
~Maria

ps.  Did you see the heart in the stream?

23 comments:

It's me said...

It are hyacinths candles darling....lovely spring......nice color all that treat !!...love love Ria....xxx...

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Aw, to read you are taking your camera too to take pictures in shops, it made me smile, Maria. Now I really need to find those Springy colored M&M's. I don't think I have ever seen these.
You are up eaeaeaearly, my friend. Have a lovely start to the new week, enjoy your morning cups. Did your Spring vacation also start?
Let's have a wonderful first day of Spring, I am in!
Much love, xxxxxx

Diana said...

Those candles were just gorgeous! It has been warm and sunny here. A bit of rain in between but I can't complain. Happy Spring to you Maria!
Love Di ♥

Wanda..... said...

The candles are such a cheerful Spring image this morning, Maria.
Thank you!

The Tablescaper said...

Such great photos. Love the hyacinth candles. Somehow grouping colors, even on a store shelf, creates such wonderful images.

I host a weekly blog called Seasonal Sundays. It's about ALL things seasonal. Your post would be perfect. I hope you come and join me.

- The Tablescaper

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The candles are so pretty. I've never seen any quite like that. Don't you love spring colors? It is so nice to see soft pinks, yellows and greens after a dark, ugly winter. We were still 70 degrees at 10:00 p.m. last night! It isn't going to last, but I'm enjoying every minute.

Wanda said...

It's rained hard for two days, so I am sitting in the sunlight of your post and enjoying all the delightful colorful thoughts of Spring.

Love ya....

Roo said...

beautiful maria! that chocolate has been on the hunt for some in this house. ;) xoxo much love my friend....

Barb said...

I was almost getting stuck on the mosaic of the candy, but then I saw the perfect heart in the stream. Happy spring, indeed, Maria!

Rosie said...

Oh Yes my Dear,
I too think...maybe, spring is here. What a gorgeous collection of Eastery goodness. Yummy, yummy tulips.
Your Raspberry pie is sure to draw a crowd, I bet...and ya, it is tough when our children spread their wings and fly off to explore their world. Both of my babies are quite a ways away. It makes the time that we spend together just that much more special. Think my son might come home this weekend. I am still moving a bit slow...OK like a SNAIL...so I will start getting ready for his arrival soon. I will bake a bit and make sure that everything sparkles...fun :)
Sending you a Spring Hug...when is your spring break?...do you have big plans?...xoxox...Rosie

koralee said...

Oh my goodness....this is my kinda market my sweet friend. I love chocolate covered sunflower seeds...I could eat that whole container ...really I could! And such pretty colours.

Well my first day of Spring Break was in Seattle with my sweet Sydney. We had a great day...shopping and eating!

Sounds like you have a family on the move too my friend. I only have one...can't image having more.

Sending you love for the rest of your week...hugs

Regina said...

Wow pretty and yummy!
Enjoy springtime my friend.

Regards.
xo

Dianne said...

Hey dear friend,
Just popping over to see how you are doing--love this beautiful pastel post--and glad the snow is finally melting up that way.

Hope this finds you well and happy!'

Love, D.

Dianne said...

I think you have a special gift for finding hearts in nature--♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ ♥

Julie Harward said...

I love the candles..so pretty and I have not seen any like that! I am so in the mood to go find some Spring colored M&M's..YUM. Spring is coming..I just know it is..even after a blizzard yesterday..but I have faith! :D

dcrelief said...

Great poem and I loved the rock heart! Happy Spring to you.
Dixie

Doreen said...

I LOVE those candles. I can see them in your home with all your tulip and bunny accoutrements for Spring! :o) Love the heart in the stream!

Gloria said...

Oh....such pretty Spring photos, and what a gorgeous shop you found!

That heart in the spring is very precious...:)

Have a joyous evening sweet Maria!

xoxo Gloria

Cathy said...

Love the heart in the stream and the flowers in the first picture! I love pastels so much.

saltbox treasures said...

Beautiful, spring inspiration. Amazing pic with the heart in the stream.
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That candy looks wonderful! It just makes you smile...I need to go visit a candy shop. The stream and hearts is great also.

Kathleen said...

Love those hydrangea candles, Maria.
But we had snow again today. No Spring here!

m.e (Cathie) said...

i love the heart in the stream Maria!
wow, look at all those sweets, love the pastel colors.

hope you are enjoying spring.
it's autumn here & getting colder.

happy weekend lovely to you ♥