Sunshine in the Kitchen

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our sunny weather has turned cold and windy today. It is dreary outside but my kitchen table is sunny with the help of daffodils from the yard and lemons from our tree.

The older I get the more I love yellow. I have always loved it and have had yellow rooms and even a yellow floral couch that my husband has never forgiven me for. He is tolerant of my tastes in decor but that couch pushed his limits. We lived with if for years so I guess it wasn't too bad.

These are the sweet gifts my blogging friends gave me Saturday for my birthday. Truly generous in spirit and friendship. I feel so blessed to have met these women through blogging.

They know me so well and chose things that I would have chose for myself. Thanks Shelly, Debbie and Patty.


Lois' Laughlines said...

Sweet gifts. I agree , blogging friends really are the nicest people. The yellow is so cheery, especially on cold, windy day.

Rebecca @ Time to Organize said...

The flowers are beautiful!

iSavortheWeekend said...

You do such a good job with all your decorations and table settings. I'm so jealous you have lemon trees. I used too live in Central CA when I was a very young girl and absolutely loved it. I miss the fantastic weather and Palm trees. Thanks for sharing :)

Olive Cooper said...

A lemon tree...oh that would be heavenly. That garden book looks interesting. They got you some red. I love know the yellow house that is yellow inside and out.

Ginger Zuck said...

Love your pretty yellows. I love yellows too. Looks like you got a loot of birthday gifts from the girls. and a good time too. Enjoy.

Mecky said...

What great gifts. How sweet of your friends. I really like that apron! Great fabric.

I like yellow more now than I use to. It's so cheery! Haing a lemon tree would be so nice!

Lady Farmer said...

Cheery Daffy's and what a delight to have your own lemons!
Sweet gifts from special friends!
Happy belated Birthday!
Thanks for dropping in today! I enjoyed our little visit!

It's All Connected said...

You have a lemon tree? You're killing me girl! I'm gonna go outside to my pinecone tree and do a cheery display! lol ~ Maureen

Cindy said...

The yellow is so cheerful, especially daffodil yellow! You got some great gifts. Is that a vintage book I see there?

Cindy said...

There are a lot of bloggers with birthday's in March, and it looks like you had a very good one.
Your yellow daffodils and lemons are so pretty on the red tablecloth.
Hugs, Cindy

Kris said...

I love yellow too! I love the sweet gifts, and that tablecloth...swoon!!!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Elaine! It was so nice of you to stop by my blog! I've been scrolling through your posts and we have a lot of similar decorating and collecting tastes! I have that little stove in my kitchen, a collection of graters on the wall, muffin tins and rolling pin collections. I love Maryjane Butters and yellow is fast becoming my favorite color too...but still love a splash of red!!
I'll be checking back!

Holly said...

Love the yellow! Is that an apron I see? Adorable!!!

ImSoVintage said...

Yellow just seems to fit your sunny, sweet disposition.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What great friends you have! I love how cheerful your daffodils and lemons look on your table. We have had some warmer weather the past few days. While I was out in our yard yesterday looking for signs of spring I saw the tips of what will be daffodils popping thru the earth. I can't wait!

poppilinnstudios said...

Love the daffodils and lemons-so cheery! My daffodils are just coming up around my tree-can wait to see them bloom.

notes of sincerity said...

Aw. Those are such sweet gifts. :0)
I love yellow too. Such a cheerful color.
Have a lovely week. :0)

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Happy belated birthday! You're very spoiled! Lovely gifts!
And overhere it's grey and rainy too, I'm longing for Spring and sunshine!
Hugs, Elly

Cranberry Morning said...

Yellow is such a cheering springtime color - and daffodils are my very favorite flower. It's probably because they're the first ones I see after a long snow-filled winter. And lemon? I love lemon-almost-anything! :-)

Claudia said...

I just bought some yellow flowers the other day. So cheery!

What neat gifts!


Shelley said...

Such sweet gifts...Happy belated birthday...blessings

Kuki... said...

I agree, yellow is such a "happy" color...and Happy Belated Birthday!

Privet and Holly said...

Happy belated b-day!
It is so cool to "know"
blogging friends before
you ever meet for real,
and often they know the
gifts that will touch us
more than our day to
day pals. Love the idea
of daffodils in March ~
not happening here
until the end of April!

xx Suzanne

nannykim said...

So many pretty things--daffodils are one of my favorite flowers--they are so sunny and cheerful.

Bonnie said...

I love the daffodils and lemons. Perfect combination. Hugs, Bonnie

labbie1 said...

Those are YOUR flowers from YOUR garden???? and lemons from your tree????? Oh lucky YOU!

Happy birthday! The little gardening tools tied to the small tin are just too cute! What wonderful birthday loot! Don't you just LOVE packages????

Gina said...

Happy Birthday! Such sweet gifts from special friends!

I do love touches of yellow and especially daffodils!



❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love yellow as's so cheery looking! And what lovely gifts from your blogging friends! Nothing could be nicer.

Linda said...

Our daffodils are just beginning to bloom...I can't wait...I have 3 different kind! It has been very cold and windy today...your table looks very cheery!

Debbie Kay said... sunny, so simple, so very YOU.....



Debbie said...

I'm all about the yellow this year and couldn't agree more about the sunshine of it.

You have some VERY sweet bloggy friends!

lulumusing said...

Just the sight of the daffodils makes my heart sing and brightens my day.

Style Sisters said...

Daffodils are the perfect spring flower! They are one of my favorites!! How cute that your boggy friends sent you such a nice gift for your birthday! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog?

Aledia said...

What sweet gifts!! How nice to have a lemon tree!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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