Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring continues....

Before I begin the subject of today's post, I want to take time to mention that my thoughts and prayers continue to be offered for those who have been affected by the events in Boston on Monday afternoon. 

Continuing on around the house, there are some indications that spring has arrived.
Iris will soon be in bloom.

Souvenir brought back by City Girl.

Did you know the Iris is Tennessee's state flower?

And - of course, the dogwoods! 
The bunny mugs have given way to these more seasonal ones.   We have mugs for just about every season of the year!:-) 

 When City Girl was in high school, she attended a Mu Alpha Theta (math) convention in the Tampa area and brought back the mug as a gift, so it has been around a number of years.  How old do mugs have to be before they are considered "antique?":-)

The dogwood has such a significance for our area during the month of April, so of course I have to have mugs showing dogwoods!:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate  your comments.


  1. Nellie, You seem to have a nice collection of flowery mugs. Good for sharing coffee or tea with friends. xoxo,Susie

  2. Very lovely mugs, Nellie! We also have several mugs, but most of them have Christmas designs or just nice pictures. My favorite is a Garfield mug that our daughter gave me nearly 20 years ago, and Garfield is still just as sassy as ever! Have a beautiful day! :-)

  3. You have a lovely collections of mugs for all season!

  4. Mugs for all seasons for sure... How gorgeous.. Can't wait til the Irises bloom here--and our Pink Dogwood...

    Hope you all escape the severe storms around today.. We are fine --although we have had some warnings.


  5. It's pouring rain outside of my University office. I keep reminding myself that April showers, bring May flowers. Can't wait!!

  6. beautiful mugs, I think thats lovely to have different ones for different seasons, we still have snow, sickening isn't it,

  7. you have such pretty things, to decorate with.

    when is something an 'antique'? good question. :-)

  8. LOL- Not sure how old a cup has to be to be an "antique". I am feeling like an antique myself lately. Love your pretty cups. xo Diana

  9. A nice collection of flowered mugs. You must lots of mugs!!

  10. Hi Nellie... love all your pretty mugs... it's fun to change them for the different seasons... and your paintings in your top post are all beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. PS Anything must be over 100 years old to be considered an "antique"... many dealers even advertise things as antique when infact they are "vintage"... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. I did not know that the Iris was Tennesee's state flower! I always think of my Mother when I see Iris plants as she always had them in her front yard. i wonder if they would grow here in Colorado and if the deer would eat them? We had more snow this past week so my garden is still asleep ;)