This months Styling the Seasons is inspired by Joni Mitchell and is about rediscovering the beauty in things I’d forgotten I had.
March means the beginning of Springtime to me and nothing says Springtime quite like Daffodils and Irises. Daffodils are such a friendly flower, and I love how low maintenance they are. You can buy a bunch for a pound and simply place them in a vase and they look so lovely. No flower arranging or faffing is required. I do enjoy a good faff, but it is sometimes nice not to have to. This vase they are in here, was my latest charity shop find at the pleasingly good price of £2.
When I think of spring I can’t help but think of a lyric from one of my favourite Joni Mitchell songs; ‘Little Green’. If you haven’t heard it, here are the lyrics from the chorus…
Just a little green
Like the colour when the spring is born
There’ll be crocuses to bring to school tomorrow
Just a little green
Like the nights when the Northern lights perform
There’ll be icicles and birthday clothes
And sometimes there’ll be sorrow
I think there is such lovely imagery in the song. As someone who loves words and writing I am ever in awe of the way Joni Mitchell weaves words together to create little moments of magic and meaning.
I then, of course, had a sudden urge to listen to some Joni and came across this record I’d forgotten I had. Now die hard music fans will know that Little Green isn’t on Court and Spark, but is on the album Blue. As I picked it up though, it struck me what a simply gorgeous painting it is. For those who like these sorts of facts, it is actually drawn by Joni Mitchell herself. I thought rather than it being hidden at the bottom of a pile of vinyl, I would prop it up so I can see it all the time.
I love the colours that make up the album sleeve, so they set the tone for this months Styling the Seasons. I am particularly in love with the shades of blues and greens that cluster vibrantly at the bottom of the mountain range. They contrast beautifully with the deep chocolate brown and beige. I then found some crystals that had been hiding in a box under our bed. I had forgotten how beautiful these stones are to look at, so it seems only right that they too are now on our mantelpiece for all to see.
Why don’t you take a moment to listen to ‘Little Green’, it’s such a beautiful song. Happy Springtime everyone.