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:
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!