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Rainbow Blooms

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Winter has been hanging on this year and despite the fact that spring is less than 10 days away. We still have snow on the ground and are expecting more tonight. During these final winter days, I love to fill my home with fresh blooms. Somehow they get me over the final hump as I anticipate getting into my gardens.

I found some beautiful white carnations at the grocery store and added them to a recycled glass jar. They were pretty enough, but looked blah with the snowy white backdrop. What they needed was a pop of color. Out came the food coloring and some creativity with the kids. By morning, we were greeted with the loveliest blooms. A rainbow had appeared! If I hadn’t made these with my kids, they probably would have believed that a leprechaun might have had something to do with it!

To me, these are just the perfect addition that sings spring.
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Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • Good morning – Happy Wednesday! Thanks for hosting!

  • Yup winter is hanging on ! Yesterday it was so nice warm and sunny all day I was outside all day with a sweatshirt no coat , today snow storm with high winds BLAH !! Lovely post and thanks for hosting . Have a good day !

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  • Love your 'dyed' carnations! They are so pretty! :)

  • Stem dyed carnations – loved making those as a kid. That one made me smile hope you enjoy a beautiful day! -Carole

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  • Anonymous

    Love your FB page and read it several times a day. We are getting 16 chicks the end of April and this brooder would be really nice to have!