Spring 🌷

Holidays/Events
  • Spring Equinox
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter
  • The Kentucky Derby
Themes/Subjects/Atmosphere/Moods
  • Rebirth
  • New life
  • Fresh starts
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Pastoral
  • Botany, gardening, nature studies
  • Flower fairies
  • Garden party
  • Weddings
  • Meadows, vales, dales, valleys, spring woodlands, waterfalls
Books
  • New
    • Thoreau
    • Emerson
    • Nature Books
    • Tasha Tudor
    • Brambly Hedge
    • Books on floriography
    • My Classics Club
      • Finish Richard III
      • Finish Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
      • Finish The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
      • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
      • Through the Looking Glass
      • Walden by Henry Thoreau
      • An anthology of American poetry
      • An anthology of British poetry
      • Anthony Trollope novels
      • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
      • Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
      • House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
      • The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
      • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
    • From Darling Desi’s suggestions
      • Bird Cottage by Eva Mayer
      • By Ash Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison
      • Old Herbaceous
      • The Last Garden in England
      • Little Witch Hazel by Phoebe Wahl
      • A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor
      • The Tea Dragon Society
      • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig
      • Beatrix Potters Gardening Life
      • The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables
  • Rereads
    • Romeo and Juliet 2021
    • To Have and to Hold 2021
    • Under the Lilacs 2021
    • Patricia St. John (the spring-y ones) 2022
    • Friendship and Folly 2022
    • Gail Carson Levine 2022
    • Little Women trilogy 2022
    • Oscar Wilde 2022
    • Jeeves and Wooster 2022
    • Kilmney of the Orchard 2022
    • The Penderwicks 2023
    • Anne series 2024
    • Georgette Heyer Novels 2024
    • Grandma’s Attic 2024
    • Mary Stewart 2024
    • James herriot 2024
    • Greenwillow 2025
    • Tucker Twins?
Movies
  • Sports
    • Derby/Horse-racing
    • Golf
  • Hallmark
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • K-dramas
  • Rom-Coms
  • Period Dramas
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Little Women
  • Emma (2009 and 2020)
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Oscar Wilde adaptations
  • Those modern Peter Rabbit movies
  • Darling Desi’s Recommendations
    • Finding Neverland
    • Christopher Robin
    • Cinderella 2015
    • Princess Diaries (I pretty much immediately went and re-watched these for the like, billionth time)
    • The Secret Garden
TV
  • Darling Desi
    • Bridgerton
    • Great British Baking Show
    • Spy X Family
  • All Creatures Great and Small
Music
  • Playlist
  • Instrumental
  • Light, happy
Activities/Bucket List
  • Basically a lot of summery things that I would die of heat if I did these in summer (might still in the spring since it’s early May and this week is 80’s)
  • Make a giant pouf/beanbag to sit on my balcony and read
  • Visit parks and nature preserves, hopefully to see spring flowers
  • Farmers Market
  • Plant a balcony garden
  • I’d like to visit some local nurseries and plant shops and not just get everything from Lowe’s and such
  • Picnic
  • Hiking
  • Dog park
  • Garden parties, tea parties
  • Reading outside
  • Camping
  • U-pick strawberries
  • Bake a strawberry cake
  • Maybe make strawberry jam
  • Learn watercolor
  • Do more fan sketches again
  • Learn pastels/crayons
  • Make some spring goodies
  • Swimming
Taste/Scent
  • Strawberry
  • Any fresh produce
  • Fresh
  • Floral
Drinks
  • Punch
  • Iced tea
  • Cordial
  • And if you are a serious Derby person, drink, and like bourbon, Mint Julep
Food
  • Strawberry cake!!!!
  • Carrot cake
  • Hummingbird cake (at the most recent family wedding my cousin had this, yum!)
  • Benedictine
  • Tuna salad
  • Chicken salad
  • Egg salad
  • Anything sort of picnic-y and tea party
  • Fun sandwiches like focaccia sandwiches
Colors
  • Cooler, softer shades
  • White
  • Silver
Fashion
    • Styles
      • Frilly dresses
      • Frilly blouses
      • Vintage 30’s and 40’s (think Magic of Ordinary Days
      • Elegant hats
      • “Cottagecore” or as I prefer “romantic pastoral”
      • Dirdnls/peasant style
    • Fabrics/Textures/Prints
      • Florals
      • Polka Dots
      • Lace
      • Silk
      • Sheer fabrics
      • Eyelet
    • Jewelry
      • Silver
      • Pearl
      • Delicate styles
      • Flowers
    • Nail Polish
      • Light pinks
      • Roses
      • Light purples
      • Blush
      • Neutrals
Decor
  • Fresh flowers!!!
  • For Easter, bunnies and nature
  • For Derby, horses