The rainy days, one after another, for the past week, are getting me a little down. So, while I am waiting for sunny skies and warmer days, here are the things that are keeping me busy until I can finally get into my garden and do my summer planting next weekend (at least I hope!)
First, I braved the rain to see what might be blooming and I found that my sweet lily of the valley are looking so pretty. Soon, I will be able to gather a simple bouquet and enjoy their lovely scent. For some reason, this flower reminds me of my childhood and gathering bouquets of these for my mother. I didn't plant the ones I have, but inherited them when we bought our house and am so glad every spring, when they bloom. For many years when my girls were in parochial school, we also made a bouquet, during the month of May, for the blessed mother. So simple, but so sweet.
Another way to spend the rainy days, is to spend a little time on Pinterest and dream of how I want my dining room update to look. I started a Dining Room Inspiration board to help me plan some of the details. I think the first photo is closest to what I will achieve, but am also drawn to the softness of the other looks. Right now, I am making some final decisions and placing an order for the chair fabric. To see my other inspiration pieces, you can read the blog post here.
Finally, what better way to spend a rainy day, than with a good book and a cup of tea in my favorite mug. For lack of a better book to read, I have been re-reading the last book in Diana Galbadon's Outlander series in anticipation of her new book - Written In My Own Heart's Blood. It will be published June 10th and it will be downloaded on my iPad as soon as it is available.
Have a wonderful weekend!