Thursday, February 13, 2014

(Early) Spring Balcony


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Thank God for warm (and sometimes sunny) weather! Who would have thought that we could enjoy a cup of tea on the small balcony, in February?! So, the days went from bloody freezing to mild and I prepared a cozy corner on the balcony. We've got sheep skin to keep us warm, a well equipped serving tray, potted plants and fresh flowers :)



The pride of my spring balcony are the "green babies" who survived a cold Romanian winter. These plants, mostly succulents, spider plants and ferns, are already trained to spend a few months on the chilly balcony. The space is enclosed with glass, but it's not heated and not many plants can make it til spring. 



I've already daydreamed about enjoying a cup of mint tea with my boyfriend :) Valentine's Day is tomorrow and the balcony is the perfect place to spend the morning together. That's why there is a whimsical heart hanging there. I love the way it looks, with the dusty pink silk and the delicate lace. But the hearts means so much more to me, because it's a handmade present from lovely Lisa. Hop over to her blog Lisa Sol to see her talent in action!



The colors make me smile and it feels like Spring already! Even the hyacinths come in three colors! I just used whatever was handy, not thinking about the chromatic at all. That's why you can see a lovely mix of greens, blues and pinks against the white background of the balcony. Oh, and a little bit of yellow, too!



Ladies, you are invited to take a break with me on the balcony. It is warm and fresh in here. It smells of hyacinths and tea and honey. The teapot is made by local artisans and the green poster is a simple DIY from origami paper. If it gets dark, we'll light the candle and the Moroccan lamp on the shelf! 





17 comments:

  1. Chętnie usiądę z Tobą na Twoim ślicznym balkonie i napiję się kawy, jeśli mogę. Pozdrawiam.
    We are happy to sit with you on your lovely balcony and I drink coffee, if I can. Yours.

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    1. Welcome on my little balcony, Giga! I've got very good coffee, freshly roasted just for you!
      Witam na moim małym balkonem, Giga! Mam bardzo dobrą kawę, świeżo palona dla Ciebie!

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  2. Aahh how I wish I had a balcony. Love your whimsical style as always, Meeha! Did you install the wood planks and gravel? They're gorgeous!!!

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    1. Amy, I guess that a tiny balcony is better than no balcony at all :D
      And here I am, complaining that my balcony is half the size of a decent one...
      Yes the gravel and the wood were my idea and I added them myself. I also stained the wood myself, one of my first DIY projects.
      On the other hand, my cats keep knocking down the flower pots and the soil is practically impossible to clean from the gravel. I plan to switch to big pebbles this year, instead of the gravel :)

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  3. Lovely! So fresh and optimistic :) I wish spring to come fast...

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Myyna! "Optimistic" is the right word, I don't know what will happen tomorrow with the weather :D

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  4. oh, I am soooo comming over!
    also, I am bringing something stronger for us to drink!

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    1. How about a smooth sour cherry vermouth, made by my father with sour cherries from his orchard? xoxo

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  5. Very lovely pictures, Meeha! !!:) You made me very happy and proud! :D Love to se the heart on your balcony! I have looked at the pictures several times this evening, between sewing a birthday present for my daughter. She has birthday tomorrow.
    A very delicate mix of the gorgeous hyasinth, fur, plants and everything. Exciting with the contasting yellow cup. A great post! :D
    Happy valentine! :)
    Big hugs from Lisa

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  6. I'm in deep need for some spring time weather! I love your setup and the flowers just warm my soul.

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  7. How how pretty! I am so ready for spring and I still want to come sit on your balcony! I think your balcony post a few years ago was the one that caught my eye and made me follow along! So glad i did! Your hyacinths are so pretty!

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  8. It looks like a place where I'd like to relax right now!

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  9. Ooh! It looks Amazing...
    Colors, flowers, ambience... I loved everything which I saw there.
    Wish I could come there for a cup of coffee.

    Lots of love...

    Ayda

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  10. Heaven for a balcony :) Love the white, and pops of pink, green and purple!

    Beautiful blog there, I'm your newest follower!

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