Monday, February 10, 2014

yellow daffodils, purple scarf



 Daffodils in the house,
sassy yellow, scent of spring. 

It's hard to be winter broody with 
their cheerful daffodilly selves at my side.


When I was in New York I admired the scarf that
 my son's fiancee's mother, Carol
(there must be a better way to explain that relationship)
 was wearing, and she knit one for me.

A surprise package in the mail, such a treat.

It is wonderfully thick and textured, long and wavy.



I wear it outside in the frigid air,
 and inside too, sometimes.

It goes beautifully with books and tea and daffodils
and reminds me of good things.

Visit Small but Charming for more Flowers in the House.

You'll be glad you did.

                            Jen




48 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, We may not have snow, but it gets very chilly and damp here, and no indoor heat! My own effort to warm things up involved buying a new set of brightly-colored ceramic cups, (red/green/yellow/black) which have become instant favorites.
    --Jim

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    1. No indoor heat? I want to know more.
      And see a picture of your cups.

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  2. I love that purple and yellow together and I just love the description 'frigid air'!

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    1. Frigidaire was the brand name of a popular refrigerator here.

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  3. Such a pretty combination. Love your scarf!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thanks, Madelief. Enjoy you garden!

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  4. Lovely daffodils in the house ! This is a beautiful decoration.
    Greetings

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  5. I'm loving yellow lately too. And pretty scarf! Handmade is always a special treat.

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    1. I've always like blue and yellow, but this makes me look at purple in a new way.

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  7. What a lovely scarf - and a lovely present! Gorgeous, cheerful daffodils! X

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    1. Funny how some flowers seem so cheerful--that's the first thing I think of. And they're usually yellow or orange.

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  8. Lovely yellows and purple. The scarf looks so warm and cozy!

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    1. It is. When I put it around my neck and let it hang down it goes to my knees.

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  9. I've never thought to put purple and yellow together, but it looks nice.

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    1. I'm going to try it with some flower combos.

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  10. Daffodils are so cheerful, aren't they? I love that we can have them in our houses even as the piles and piles of snow keep our own bulbs in deep hibernation mode still. There'll be no early spring in Minnesota this year, but I'm enjoying my FITH photo-blog tour immensely. The purple scarf is gorgeous, btw.

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    1. We're deep under snow here too. I saw those daffs in the supermarket--they we calling out to me.

      Love FITH!

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  11. I love the daffodils and your pretty purple scarf! Don't you just love awesome surprises like that? So sweet!

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  12. Ahhh, sorry kept trying to reply from hospital but every time I had comment written they would call my name.

    So there I was freezing in a paper gown warmed only by the yellow daffs and thoughts of how cosy that scarf must be.

    Brrr, thanks for the warm thoughts.

    xo J

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    1. You poor thing. I hate it when they make you wait in those gowns.

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  13. Thank you for the much needed hint of Spring, stupid groundhog! Your scarf is very pretty and looks warming, that was very nice of her, your future in-law.

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    1. Stupid groundhog indeed.
      She's (future...I should just say friend) great.

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  14. Love that daffodil shot of yellow--Spring's coming!

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  15. I'm going to learn how to knit. That scarf is so pretty! and cozy looking!
    Yellow and purple: complimentary colors!

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    1. I want to learn to knit too. Maybe we should learn together. I just read The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood--really enjoyed it.

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  16. Well, you could say my daughter's mother-in-law. Yelp, "friend" is good.
    I could stand to learn knitting also. Isn't it so nice when someone thinks to make something for you and then surprises you with it.
    I think next TJ visit I'll go with daffodils or tulips. Sunflowers die a slow and painful death. Makes me sad.

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    1. Sorry about the sunflowers. Daffodils go quick. TJ always has a fun selection of flowers.

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  17. Beautiful! What a vibrant combination! I miss flowers so. Just a few more months now...

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    1. That's what I keep telling myself.

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    1. It was a complete surprise. A friend and I have started exchanging real old-fashioned letters. (Well we write them on the computer and print them out. My hand gets cramped after two sentences in longhand.) So nice to open the envelope and sit down and read, paper in hand.

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  19. Lovely post Jen.
    I have been tongue tied ..trying to explain who is married or goes out with who.. no other way to explain it.
    A lovely present Jen. It will sure be useful on these cold days.
    you are lucky to have daffodils.. normally mine are coming through now..but the ground is water logged.
    wishing you a happy week. val xx

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    1. It is awkward! Maybe everyone should be friend.

      I wish those daffodils were from my garden, but we are still deep in snow.

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  20. My mother always has flowers. She putters around with tiny arrangements. I wish I had that gene. Your flowers do make me smell spring, just seeing them.
    And I love your reading shawl.

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  21. Great colors together...reminds me of some of my favorite paintings. You do have a wonderful eye for arrangements. I too received a "out of the blue" gift scarf from a lovey knitter. Surprise gifts are the best, don't you think? We call those hard to explain relationship "outlaws" in our family.

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    1. Now I want to know about your favorite paintings.
      Outlaws :)

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  22. Jen.. What a lovely surprise and paired with the pretty yellow daffodils.. a lovely vignette! We do love our son's wife so she is our "daughter-in-love" so that makes her mom, "Cliff's mom-in-love"... Connections will be easier after the wedding! Take care.., hope you are warm and cozy! Susan

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  23. oh, I can't have daffodils in the house. my cats can't seem to remember that they are poisonous... too bad :(

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    1. Eek--I didn't know that. I have to watch Aji carefully. I had paperwhites and found out they are toxic.

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