After a few beautiful days last week (70+ degrees) and lots of hints of spring, yesterday it snowed!
Our daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses (croci?) are in full bloom, as are the fruit trees, so I hope this doesn’t ruin all of our apples and plums for the year.
Despite the wintery landscape outside, I’ve made a few tweaks for spring inside. We are still locked down so I haven’t purchased any throw pillows or candles lately, but I’ve been keeping an eye on vintage chandeliers on FB marketplace and hopefully will bring one or two home soon.
I did find this pretty brass urn online and the seller shipped it to me; it had Easter eggs in it until this morning.
(Shout out to my talented friend Ashly who inspired me to put the matchbox into the little glass trinket box; she has the best decorating ideas).
In the dining room, I’m debating changing out the chandelier. I know this one fits the style of the building, but it might be a little too modern for me. Stay tuned as I discover whether German wiring is the same as US wiring!
I also have a new piece of artwork in the dining room:
This piece is called “Nostradamus” and is an original painted by our talented neighbor, artist Sibylle Rassfeld. You can see the other piece of hers that we have in this post.
The other piece of art in the dining room is one that my mother in law passed down to us years ago. I’ve always loved the colors. It’s a lithograph of Picasso’s “Mother and Child.”
You can peek out the window to see the snow-topped roofs…hopefully it will melt soon and spring will come back!
I feel like I haven’t made a lot of progress, but everything has been closed for so long, and of course we can’t entertain either so there’s not much motivation to decorate. I feel so badly for all of the small businesses that are closing down permanently in the city, especially restaurants. I know the news is saying that Germany’s rate is super-high right now, but today that translates to 0.27% of our total population testing positive (228,306 out of a population of 83,989,194), and only 2% of that number (3680 people) are considered serious or critical. And as Forrest Gump said, that’s all I’m going to say about that.
I hope it’s warmer (and not snowy) where you are. Thanks for stopping by!
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