Friday, April 1, 2016

Wonderful April

We’ve probably mentioned it many times already but April is just one of the most wonderful months of the year here in Denmark. The expectations of the months ahead are practically bubbling up inside us. It’s such a beautiful thing when everything starts to bloom and we transition from the dark and cold of winter to lighter, warmer and greener days. Our hands are itching to get out into the garden and patio. To get started planting and fixing up. We can head outside to do some raking and weeding but we’ll have to use a bit of patience as far as planting goes. Most of us have had the experience – and some more times than others – of being seized with wanton excitement and falling for the amazing selection at nurseries and florists right now. Spent a lot of money and planted our pots and flower beds only to have a sudden night frost set in and kill everything. It’s such a shame. So this year we’re going to wait patiently and just start by getting ready for spring indoors: Make use of some of the wonderful plants inside and wait until the end of the month to plant outside. Begin with some of the hardier plants. Until then you can get set about doing some small, cozy projects to pass the time while you wait. In this issue we’re featuring an article with plenty of ideas and inspiration for how to make your own ”brocante” finds very inexpensively out of recycled materials, flea market finds and new materials, just using a bit of paint or making other small changes. We’ll also show you several other DIY projects that hint at the coming of spring, including a pretty planting table that’s perfect for preparing the coming months of gardening. Or perhaps you’ll be spending a Saturday sewing new pillows for the living room in true vintage style or playing around with wallpaper. The urge for renewal that seems to always be brought on by the arrival of spring can certainly be satisfied with small things. /Vivian

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