Rain, rain, go away is my mantra today. My neighbor even called to lodge a complaint about the overcast and ugly weather we've been having for days now. My only outings have been to take the dogs out, and after doing laundry, dishes, and surfing Pinterest, I'm experiencing some serious cabin fever.
In a phone conversation with Mr. Tide today, where I was lamenting all of this dreary weather, he suggested that we never live in Seattle. Not that I'm sure Seattle isn't a beautiful part of our country, but for me, I think it would consume me. The lush dampness and beautiful grey would leave me wanting sunshine and days when your feet stick to the asphalt! Of course I've never been there, but he has and thinks it would be best if we cross it off of our future places to live list, penciling in St. John, USVI instead.
Although I adore a lack of color at times, my alter ego often craves it. So I was instantly drawn to this little Lipton tea tin I found at a Paris flea market. I love the artwork, the beautiful scrollwork, and most of all the color!
On Mr. Tide's way home from work the other night I emailed him a grocery list that looked like this...
....you get the idea!!!
Thankfully he got my "subtle" hints and brought me not one, but 3 beautiful bouquets of flowers...pink tulips, dutch iris, and a mixed bouquet with carnations, roses, and mums.
I feel like Marie Antoinette with all of the flowers in my house right now, and I love the hint of springtime they bring. I hope you are finding ways to cope with the cold and dreary days if you are like me and long for warmer weather and a bit of color!