I love this fresh, spring palette! Imagine it is spring, you have flung your windows open wide, birds are singing in the garden, and the sun is shining. I have been working on spring over here at FrenchGardenHouse, and I am definitely in SPRING mode. I hope some of these pieces will inspire you to bring spring inside, or add something in these luscious, soft colors to your home.

These are some of the best spring color inspirations from FrenchGardenHouse for this month. I hope you enjoy the images….spring is coming!

FGHInspiration List Feb


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46 thoughts on “THE INSPIRATION LIST”

  1. Have you noticed how nature’s colors in spring evolve? Yellow seems to come first, with daffodils and forsythia. Then pinks and lilacs with hyacinth and irises and lilacs.
    Then bolder colors with tulips.
    I love them all.

  2. I agree!! And since we’ve had virtually no winter at all here in No. Georgia we are lost in a sea of yellow right now. Even our azaleas are beginning to open! April is usually their month to show off! I’m thoroughly enjoying it but worry about what may in store for us ahead . . . March can be a beast!

  3. Carole Shiles

    In Central VA we are just beginning to see patches of fragile, bright green in our lawns. For me, that means spring is coming soon.

    1. Carole, isn’t that sweet, “new” green just so lovely?

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you are having a beautiful week,

  4. Leaving for Italy next month. I hope to see lots of lovely flowers and vines in bloom. Last year we were treated to the blue, purple hues of the lilac bushes as well as the wisteria. Not something we see here in South Florida.

  5. Cynthia Lambert

    We’ve got 12 inches of snow here in upstate New York, so it will be a few months before we see spring, but I love the pale greens of the willows as they leaf out. My favourites are the deep blues of the hyacinth and muscati, mixed in with the yellow jonquils, purple crocus and pink fritillaria.

    1. Cynthia, ALL of those are my favorites! I especially love muscati, as they always remind me of my childhood in Europe,
      it’s not often that I can get those in California.

  6. Bebe Bentley

    Thank you for the spring inspiration post. I soooo love your sweet rose wreath, it was singing my name.
    Just want you to know, you inspire me with every post to your blog.

    1. Bebe, thank you for your kindest comments….spring pastels are such a treat after winter, aren’t they?

  7. Bebe Bentley

    My very favorite colors are all the spring pastels especially the pinks. I swoon when I see them and smell them at the same time.

  8. Ginger Valdes

    The Paris spring roses wreath is so pretty. We’ve been in the eighties in San Antonio, but we’re not fooled. Last year it hailed mid April. It looked like a giant weed whacker had come from nowhere. I don’t dare plant beauties outside yet. But a pretty wreath or lovely floral.toleware tray sure would help while I’m inside with the air conditioner on in February.
    Xo, Ginger

    1. Ginger, that IS warm for February! Here in California we have been getting much needed rain, although in true Californian style, it’s pouring, instead of raining. Ugh on the April weed wacker! Let’s enjoy flowers inside for now then.

  9. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Thanks for sharing all your “prettiest “….what you say is true…spring is coming!,,,

  10. Gloria

    The yellow and white daffodils are just outside my window in North Carolina. I check everyday to see what plant has been told Spring is on the way “wake up”. Seeing your inspiration colors tell me it time to go out in my yard and start looking at what is popping up. What a time of renewal. Your trays and wreaths help brighten any day.

    1. Gloria, that sounds so lovely! I love this : :to see what plant has been told Spring is on the way “wake up”….I love looking in the gardens to see what is popping up at this time of year too!

  11. I love Coalport anything and the tea cup is outstanding. I have a few pieces I cherish. One piece is a covered serving dish I found long ago in an antique store. Have looked for other pieces in that pattern with no luck. Oh well, the joy of searching continues.

  12. Alice, good luck! I love fine quality Coalport, hoping you find some other pieces in the pattern. Many of the truly old pieces are getting quite rare to find, but you never know!

  13. Wrenda

    Such beauty for Spring inspiration! The antique biscuit jar and botanical Orchid prints are my favorites in your line-up. Here in North Texas, the poor plantings are so confused. We have been having such Spring-like weather; then again this morning it is 38 degrees. The jonquils seem happy!

    1. Wrenda, I hate when our plants get confused! Right now we are having chilly rainy weather for once {which is needed} in California, and I am looking forward to spring flowers and planting some pretty new plants for spring. But there have been plenty of years where summer temps early in the year made everything bloom way too early. Hope you are having a happy Thursday!

  14. Ahh, Lidy….my spirit yearns for more white, white, white, with shallow breaths of the soft pinks reflected in your Coalport cup and saucer, the Antique Biscuit Jar, and the real or faux lady finger rimmed confection surrounded by dusty pink ribbon and roses–a treat for the tummy as well as the eye! And,perhaps, a whisper of pale icy, blue sparingly added. My spirit is also contemplating hand pieced quilts in this colorway…well, maybe throws…small ones. The spirit is willing…but the body and time don’t always cooperate. Truly is an inspiring post..Thank you.

  15. Joyce, that all sounds beautiful, and knowing you like I do, I know those soft, whisper pale colors are your favorite! Icy blue…gorgeous! And your quilting is so lovely.

    The lady finger cake IS faux….if I were to have an actual cake for the photos every time, I’d eat it! Since it’s mostly just the two of us at home now, I only buy “real” desserts for the photoshoots when I know friends or family are soon to arrive…it’s better for me that way! 😉

  16. We are still covered with snow here in Canada. So thank you for your beautiful spring post, it brings me hope!

  17. Marianne Gum

    What a beautiful inspiration board! Even though it is only mid February, here in Alabama we already have spring blossoming. New leaves, lady banks roses, and bulbs testifying to new life.

  18. You’ve made me want spring even more. We have had a taste of it this week here in SW France, basking in warm sunshine of 20C and now I am getting greedy, I don’t want just a nibble I want it all! I can’t wait, we have daffodils in flower and beautiful tiny purple violets, the first blossom has appeared on trees and the bluebells are now several inches out of the ground but I think it will be at least another month before they flower. It’s such a fabulous time of year filled with so much hope. I am definitely a spring/summer girl!

    1. Susan, blue bells!! In France…what could be more beautiful than spring awakening in your darling village? Can’t wait.

  19. Lovely yellow daffodils announce that spring has arrived. They bring energy and enthusiasm for us to enjoy each day to the fullest. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. diane trahan

    My spring color palette is fresh greens.
    They pop in my neutral decor.

  21. Maritza

    I’m loving the soft pinks, but here on Long Island N.Y it will be a while yet before we see any green…..ugh….oh well I’m going to start bring out my bunnies to cheer me up……


  22. Oh, that wreath is so pretty! It screams SPRING! It’s very dreary here…I truly need a pick-me-up!

    Jane x

  23. Julie Watson

    I have seen the little weed shoots coming up in the garden, so I know the crocus, and daffodils can’t be far behind.;) My favorite “rite of spring” is to fill my home with the scent of lilacs, even if only for a day or two.
    By the way, Lidy, I heart the small cafe au lait bowl. So sweet.

  24. Julie, I love, love, love lilacs! They are only available for a short time, but when they are, I fill up our home too. They are beautiful to look at and then there is that smell, heavenly.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  25. Oh, this post is truly inspirational for me. I’ve been dreaming about pastels for several weeks and would love to change the textiles in our sitting room from their dark colors to pale green, pink and blue. Maybe a touch of the palest yellow. Very much like the tole tray. I love what you’ve shown here. You have a beautiful blog.

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! It’s such a lift to the spirit when we change a few things for the coming season, isn’t it?

  26. Denise

    Lidy, I love all the beautiful spring color,this post just makes me want spring that much more. it will be awhile being I live in mn. Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks, Denise

  27. Nancy Harris

    My favorite colors of spring are in the flowers. From the pastel colors in the carnations to the breath taking vibrant roses. Not to mention all the sweet smells. Everything comes out of hibernation and is buzzing with life.

  28. All is brown and many shades of green here, but the earliest narcissus are up a few inches and the pink periscopes of peonies are just barely showing. Daydreams of a garden in bloom, and pretty blog posts will have to do for a while yet.

    Love that sweet biscuit jar, Lidy. 🙂

  29. Right now I’m having an affair with pinks. I’m searching the world over for the perfect pink tops to go with my jeans. Soon it will be time for a pink pedicure. Spring is arriving here in Texas now…it will be 80ish today.

    The tole tray in your photo is stunning! I think that would be perfect in our new house. 🙂

    1. Stacey, I love pinks! After all our (much needed) rain in California, I’m ready for spring, and some PINK!

  30. So many beautiful Spring additions to your shop, Lidy. I love the antique prints and I would have my morning coffee in the gorgeous teacup everyday! There is nothing like watching fresh blooms of Spring. We have daffodils and flowering pear trees blooming in February – hard to believe!

  31. Hello sweet Lidy 🙂

    I adore winter normally, but for some reason I’ve been aching for Spring far earlier than normal. Even more so now that I’ve finished reading all your posts I missed. One things for certain…. I need to get my butt to the store and get some flowers!

    By the way, every time I see an article of yours in a magazine, I want to tell everyone in the store that I know you lol I don’t of course, but I thought you’d think that was funny 🙂

    Hugs to you, my friend.

    1. Rue! Get some flowers, it will make your days brighter…:) And YES, you DO know me, my friend. 🙂

  32. If one is not inspired by this post, I think we need to check for a pulse! That wreath with the roses is absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are beautiful and soothing, a feast for the eyes. Yes, sign me up for Spring!

  33. Tracy Harvey

    Beautiful site ,lots of inspiration and eye candy!

  34. How did I miss this post!….Such lovely inspiration…I have an English biscuit jar similar to the one you have…yours is a beauty!…Even though I have been using pink lately, I have always loved yellow for Spring…then lavender is a close second!

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