Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Southern Spring Show

It’s a tradition that I look forward to every year.
When the Southern Spring Show comes to town Mr. Heart checks his schedule and makes a date with me!  He’ll do a bit of work early in the morning and then we’ll head out for brunch, tour the show, and end the day with dinner.  There are lots of goodies to see in the vendor area.  We don’t usually buy anything other than a batch of warm sweet covered almonds.  My favorite part of the show is strolling through the garden area...

Southern Spring Show Floral Fountain Table

The show lighting isn't the best for picture taking.
This table was beautiful!  A table fountain covered with slate tiles, bordered with several mosses and a center piece full of ivy and flowers.  The water springs up through the center of the table, trickles down the table and off into a large clay pitcher where it cycles through again.

The fountain pump is underneath the table.  It is hard to see in this next picture, but the water is being pumped up through the center of the table right beneath the center flower vase pedestal…

Southern Spring Show Floral Table

it then slowly runs down through all the lush greenery, flowers and stone along the center and then off the edge into the clay pitcher…

Southern Spring Show Fountain Table

So creative!!!
The table was set with dainty dishes and napkins wrapped with green bows…

Southern Spring Show Floral dishes

Moss filled goblets and little lights…

Southern Spring Show Moss Light

some  Phlox…

Southern Spring Show Phlox

truly a unique table fountain.

Southern Spring Show Slate Fountain Table

There were outdoor fireplaces…

Southern Spring Show Fireplace


Southern Spring Show Waterfalls

There were flowers galore.  Treasure chests full of tulips…

Southern Spring Show tulip treasure chest

And cute little critters here…

Southern Spring Show Tulips

and there...

Southern Spring Show Critters

And in the Wizard of Oz garden was the scarecrow…

Southern Spring Show Scarecrow

Dorothy was close by, see her ruby red slippers…

Southern Spring Show Dorothy's ruby red slippers

and yes…Toto too!

Southern Spring Show TOTO TOO

Old fashioned drive-in movies…

Southern Spring Show DRIVE IN THEATRE

A wedding dress and cake made of flowers…

Southern Spring Show Wedding Flowers

Flower bonnets…

Southern Spring Show flower bonnet

They were ready for the Oscars.
Let’s hear it for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…

Southern Spring Show One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Or maybe your prefer Breakfast at Tiffany’s…

Southern Spring Show breakfast at tiffany's

Tiffany blue with a picture of Audrey Hepburn in each frame…

Southern Spring Show breakfast at tiffany's frames

Butterflies are Free to Fly…

  Southern Spring Show butterflies are free

 Southern Spring Show Butterflies are free to fly 

My Fair Lady…

Southern Spring Show My Fair Lady

Southern Spring Show My Fair Lady Table Setting

Designers showcase their style…

Southern Spring Show designer

  Southern Spring Show designer display

Southern Spring Show designer

Southern Spring Show Designers

 Southern Spring Show designer showcase 

Southern Spring Show interior designers

Flower boxes and gnomes…

Southern Spring Show gnome

      Southern Spring Show Gnome and flowers

Rescued red tailed hawks…

  Southern Spring Show red tailed hawk

Little red tractors full of garden flowers…

Southern Spring Show red tractor

Walls with seats, inviting us to sit a spell and dream of far away places…

Southern Spring Show hyacinth    
Inspirational yard decor, tee hee…

     Southern Spring Show Toilet & Tulips 

And a water hydrant fountain, the BLUE ribbon winner!

  Southern Spring Show water hydrant fountain

It was a fun day!

Hope you enjoyed a stroll through the Southern Spring Show!

Please leave a comment so I’ll know you did…


  1. What an amazing, amazing show. I absolutely love everything. We missed ours here this year and I am sorry we did because I always come away feeling full of hope and anticipation of Spring days. Your show is wonderful!!! xo Diana

  2. I love that table fountain, office and green living room. (that's the color of my walls) I just had my toilet replaced and had visions (for years) of making it into a planter. Hubby had it hauled off, dang it!

  3. About the middle of the pics there was a wonderful red leather chair. And somewhere in there was a vintage red truck. Can you tell my favorite color?

  4. I so enjoyed this post, Cindy! The table fountain is so creative...loved it and pinned it!

  5. Cindy, what a fun post! I saw so many things that "spoke" to me. Audrey Hepburn is a favorite at our house, so I loved the tables that featured her. Hawks, too, hold a special place in our hearts, so I was thrilled to see the one that had been rescued. The table with the fountain was pretty incredible - so glad you and your husband had a wonderful time!

  6. I enjoyed touring the Spring show with you. So many unique things to see, and great ideas, too!
    Love that fountain table!
    What a great way to spend an afternoon.

  7. What a fabulous show...your photos are gorgeous!!

  8. Cindy, this looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! The displays are amazing! Love all of the garden photos!!! They are just beautiful!!

  9. Cindy,
    Thank you for taking me along with you to this show...I had a wonderful time:) Our show is this week and I am not going to get to go:( The toilet planter...oh my!!


  10. What a fun place to visit, the rooms were really beautiful and your photos turned out really nice!

  11. Everything is so beautiful! I don't know what I like best! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  12. My husband and I usually do the same thing but this year he was not able to go with me because we had been out of town for 2 weeks and he needed to be in the office. We look forward to it every year too, or at least I do! The first garden with the water feature tablescape was my favorite but I thoroughly enjoyed all of the gardens!Great post!

  13. Wow, makes me wish I lived in that area to go...Amazing show!

  14. Oh my goodness, Cindy, this is spectacular! This is SO different from the Home & Garden Shows we get here. The fountain table is amazing. I certainly understand why you look forward to it every year!


  15. I would have loved to see that event. Everything is so pretty except for the toilet, lol...Christine

  16. Oh I agree. I can see why you look forward to this. What an awesome looking show!

  17. What fun, pretty pictures! :)

  18. Hi Cindy,
    What a beautiful Home & Garden Show! I love the treasure chest of tulips and the spring table settings.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

  19. Wow, what an amazing show - so much for the eye to behold! Lovely tablesettings, room decor and garden ideas! What a wonderful date day for you and your hubby! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. What a wonderful event! I kept saying "Oh, I love that" with each new picture! I think my favorite fountain is the table you featured first. So clever! I also loved the Breakfast At Tiffany's table - just charming. I would definitely attend this every year if it were near me!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  21. What an amazing show!!!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. what an incredible show, those tables are amazing, what fun to see everything, such a feast for the eyes...

  23. Cindy, thanks for taking us along to this amazing show. Enjoyed it!

  24. Wow, a house and a garden show! Very nice tour. I would have loved to have attended this show.

  25. What a super cool date to go on with your husband!!! My husband and I love these kinds of shows, too, and we always look forward. Your show there has displays that are much more lush than most of the booths in the shows here. Most booths here are home improvement things. Very few really cool things like what you've shown here. I LOVE that first table and all of the ones toward the end, too! All of the vignettes were very pretty, and the tables quite creative! Thank you for sharing this fun with us! (visiting from Seasonal Sundays)

  26. Wow, what a great show, how much fun to see all those creative tables up close and personal! Thanks for sharing your amazing date!

  27. Thanks for taking us on the tour, loved it. So beautiful.

  28. Aaaaahhh.....What a lovely tour! Have never been to this type of show, but I would like to go some time! Such creative displays of beauty. Thank you for sharing these photos. They made me smile! : ) Catherine (new follower)


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