Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Perfect Blossom!

Spring is here!

I would like to Thank Maria from the fantastic Dreamy Whites for posting about our home today! I am sure you have all seen her magazine perfect home..I just know her stunning home will end up in Country Living!! On top of her extreme talents she is super nice,  genuine and loves to share many ideas!! Thank you Maria!

ahh… Cherry Blossom’s

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I think blogging is such a wonderful place. You get to meet the most amazing, unique, talented women and men out there!  This is what it is ALL about. To share ideas, connect with others, and build great friendships  from across the sea’s! I am so grateful to have begun this blog fun!

Have a beautiful day!



  1. how lovely! i love this cherry bloosom! i will check now on marias' blog!
    your blog is lovely and i ADORE your style!
    have a sweet sunday evening!

  2. Cherry Blossoms. My favorite! I am having no luck finding them though!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos. I have enjoyed every one of your posts!

    Happy Spring!

  3. It was a long time i wanted to have a tour in your blog. I read your comments on mine and was very curious about it. And i'm so happy to have found it!! now I'm a follower...I saw your mother in the photo in Italy. Was she italian?...I live in a small city south Milan, but there are many other better places in Italy to live in ;)

    Hugs from me
    Zaira xx

  4. You are so right ~ blogging is so much fun & its exciting finding lots of creative & inspiring blogs out there!!

    Love those cherry blossom photos!

  5. What a beautiful post. I LOVE cherry blossoms and they look so pretty sitting next to the window pane!
    Health and happiness,

  6. I have never seen a cherry blossom up close (don't have them here in Florida ). So glad you shared this picture, I just LOVE them.

  7. Sooo beautiful!! Love it:)


  8. I think you are so correct about the friendships and connections people make throuh blogging. There are so many interesting and talented people out there. I love "getting to know" the various bloggers and their styles. I think blogging encourages one to be creative and inspires new projects, interestes etc.

    I work primarily from my home, so many days I share my coffee break with my blogging pals reading my favourites. Of course.

    The cherry blossoms in that vase are gorgeous!.

  9. I live in south Florida but I am originally from NC and miss the Spring blossoms thanks for sharing...

  10. I saw you over there, Lulu! Yippee!

  11. There is no end to my cherry blossom love. BEAUTIFUL!

  12. Dear Lulu,
    You are the sweetest friend. I think we both feel the same way about blogging. We are both new to this, and can you remember life before blogging? I have met so many amazing women, You being one of them. My life has been so enriched because of all of you. Thank you for everything you just said about me. You are so kind Lulu. LOVE LOVE all these pictures. I basically saved all of your photos to my computer as I was uploading them, I realized I better save some for them to see on your blog. You are the best!!!
    Take Care,
    p.s. I took a bunch of pictures last week of branches with pink blossoms on them. They were for my guest post this week.

  13. Aren't cherry blossoms wonderful? I always loved to travel to D.C. just to see all the wonderful blossoms in bloom during the festival. :-)

    And you are so right about Maria, she is the real deal, such a sweet and generous spirit.
    Just like you!

    Have a wonderful week,

  14. My favorite of all! I Adore cherry blossoms!! Thank you thank you thank you for these beautiful images today!

  15. GORGEOUS! I have a friend heading to DC in a couple of weeks. I am so jealous because she will be there when the city is covered in Cherry Blossoms...your photos are so pretty...I will have to look at them to feel like I am there! They are just beautiful! ;o) ~mary~

  16. I so agree. Our worlds have expanded, our eyes opened, through blogging. Hugs, Laura

  17. Gorgeous pics as always Lulu!! I love cherry blossoms and our street here at home is lined on both sides with flowering plum trees and looks so pretty in Spring - unfortunately Autumn has arrived with force and the trees are now bare. So I can enjoy a little of your spring via your gorgeous pics:) Lovely words about Maria and oh so true! She is such a kind and generous lady, just like yourself dear Lulu. Congrats on having your home featured on Dreamy Whites my dear. I think we may be seeing your home in Country Living too:) Enjoy your day my friend ~ Tina xx

  18. I can't help it. Every time I see a cherry blossom now I think of the movie, The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise. " A man could look a lifetime for the perfect cherry blossom and not have wasted it." ...or something like that. Beautiful pics Lulu. Enjoyed them.

  19. Your blossom branches are adorable, LuLu!
    Have a lovely week. xo

  20. The pink blossom looks stunning in your kitchen. You take fantastic photos - thanks for sharing.

  21. Although These are beautiful blossoms... but that old window does it for me ... !

  22. I know I'll be seeing YOUR blog or photos in a magazine some day! Sure of it!

  23. Fantastic blossoms and photos... in Poland first blossoms are on lilac trees. This year we have very long and very hard winter, but this week we expect sunny days and 65 F degrees :)Have a lovely week :)And I agree with everything you write :)

  24. so pretty! I really love blogging too! It's exciting to see there are other women out there enjoying the same things!
    Have a nice week,

  25. I couldn't agree with you more honey, it's a great place to hang out in.

    Beautiful blossoms,

  26. Yes its a great place to meet talented people that's for sure.

  27. The blossoms are gorgeous Lulu as is your home. Congratulations on being featured on Dreamy Whites. You are such a talented lady and I am sure we will be seeing your home in magazines too! xx

  28. I agree with everyone above, your home will be right alongside Maria's in CL too!
    Cherry blossoms are the best welcome for spring and your photos are wonderful. It is getting very cool here in Australia, so it is nice to see the blossoms in your part of the world.
    Ness xx

  29. Dear Lulu
    your house deserve to be in a glossy mag too! I'm so glad to have found your amazing blog (thanks Maria!).. love all of your stunning pics, and I think you really have a wonderful family .
    Thanks for sharing it all with us
    xxx, Flaviana

  30. your home and photography are both stunning.
    have a beautiful spring day!

  31. Hi Lulu, I have an award for you over on my blog. Stop by to pick it up! Love your Blog. xx

  32. hello =)
    this is my first time visiting your beautiful blog,thank you for sharing your creativ idees.
    keep in touch
    hugs erica

  33. Very pretty your pictures Lu, and also your post.
    I agree with you, blogging is giving me such a wonderful time not only to meet new people, but to share what I know with others.
    Have a lovely day,

  34. Hi Lulu.......thanks for your nice comment the other day about our living space - we really enjoy it so much more now with all the books....

    your blog is so nicely put together Lulu - and these pictures you took for this post are def. postcard worthy!!

  35. Hi Lulu,
    I love cherry blossoms, in fact i'm just finishing a painting of them as we speak!
    I'm very new to blogging, but I couldn't agree more with your comments. I've met so many generous and supportive people in such a short time - I find it quite amazing.
    So glad I've found your blog - it's lovely!
    Kerri x

  36. Lulu! Love it - such a fabulous tribute to Maria - and what fun to be featured on her blog!!!

    Did you go to the flea last weekend? find anything - would have loved to meet up with you .... perhaps next time!

    Hugs ~

  37. Beautiful beautiful blossoms and you have a beautiful beautiful home:)

  38. You have a to-die-for home and blog! I just became a follower. I found you through Dreamy Whites, but I was drawn to you do to your name. Check mine out if you get a chance.

  39. The blossoms are starting to turn to leaves... so sad! ;) We take kid photos among the blossoms every year! welcome spring!

  40. beautiful photos! nothing blooming here yet but i can't wait! susan

  41. i can't wait for our cherry blossom tree to bloom... it has buds on it now.... very soon!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  42. Oh how I love cherry blossoms, they have a little piece of my heart, because after my son was born, the husband is suppose to give a gift to the woman after she bears a child, well my hubby bought me a cherry tree!! I fell in love with them then and there along with my little bundle of joy! gorgeous photos!