Little Green – March styling the seasons

styling the seasons march - a little green

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.

styling the seasons march - a little greenstyling the seasons march - a little green

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.

styling the seasons march - a little green
styling the seasons march - a little green

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.

styling the seasons march - a little greenstyling the seasons march - a little green

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.

styling the seasons march - a little greenstyling the seasons march - a little green

Why don’t you take a moment to listen to ‘Little Green’, it’s such a beautiful song. Happy Springtime everyone.

And don’t forget you can join in with Katy and Charlotte and #stylingtheseasons too. Just style a surface and share online using the hashtag.

 

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  • What a lovely Spring theme, and beautiful words too – love the record cover! Happy March lovely x

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thanks Sarah-Lou 🙂 I know, it’s such a lovely cover, can’t believe I’ve had it hidden away all this time. Happy March to you too. x

  • What a beautiful arrangement – love it! I’m so ready for some spring colour – I have a pot of daffodils just outside my kitchen and they make me smile so much. Bring on the blossom!

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thank you Zoe and yes, bring on the blossom!! X

  • This is such a happy post and happy mantelpiece! Love the thought that has gone into it, especially the record cover. So enjoyed reading this xx

    • geoffreyandgrace

      Thanks Katy X