Green Pears, Pink Roses, Artichoke. By Raymond Han. Demiurge.
Mother Nature, I'm waving the white flag. Enough with the snow, thank you. Could we see some green outside before May, please? At least I'm asking nicely.
The reality is that short of a trip to Maui, the landscape is not changing anytime soon. Spring color can only be cultivated indoors for now. My choice is a citrus green that's refreshing, not shocking and maybe a hint of pink that's pleasing, not punchy.
I've found the following for inspiration and I say "inspiration" because most of these items will cost a winter's worth of snow removal service.
A brightly colored ceramic garden stool is a bold change from the typical white, blue and celadon varieties.
Diptyque Fig scented candle. Happiness in a jar (although the same has been said about Nutella).
Pratesi bed linens with green chain trim. Luxurious and pretty although Lands End, Garnet Hill, Pottery Barn and other stores carry affordable versions.
A soft green antique trumeau mirror instead of the usual white or gray trumeau
The sparkle of this emerald-colored crystal vanity set is dazzling, but you can find green glass accessories at flea markets and antique shops.
Watermelon green 1950's Murano glass lamps. These are unusual, but must be just as bright when they're off as when they're on.
I'm not one for folklore, but Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this morning so apparently, we're due for an early spring. At this point, I'm a believer.