Four spring inspirations with love from Cornwall

spring inspiration - fill jam jars full of bright spring daffodils to deck the Breakfast table - farmhouse Breakfast - Ednovean FarmSpringtime in Cornwall is a wonderful season to soak up the atmosphere as fresh new buds open in the garden, to bring welcome flashes of green so full of luscious promises.; take a walk in the countryside or even a ride around the lanes; to just sit on the beach and eat an ice cream and of course to welcome spring back into the home by freshening up the look.

 The sea change in the season

The sun silently slipped back into our lives this week bringing spring’s breath of summer with it and reawakening memories of its comfortable warmth, so very nearly forgotten through the long winter months.


Spring celebration in the garden with fresh new growth - a statue glimpse through spring Narcissus


The sea change came with a soft tranquil morning with glittering dew on the glass and a quiet stillness about the garden before the days unfolded with the beautiful skies and exquisite sunshine. The hedgerows that have lain dormant for so long were clothed in the soft fragrant white May flowers.

1) Celebrating the sunshine with Ice cream of course


Spring view over Mounts Bay from Marazion beach to the Lizard


Four spring inspirations to enjoy the season - table set with Daffodils at Ednovean Farm


We celebrated by stopping in Marazion on the way for one of our B&B shopping expeditions and sitting on the seawall– feet dangling over the edge, eating ice cream to watch the paddle boarders and surfers in the dancing sea and the gaggle of people strolling along the sands below us. The Lizard lay mistily to the far east of the bay and more immediately we could see the walkers on St Michael’s mount causeway – tiny stick people in our panorama. We sat, sated by the warmth with the delicious feeling of the sun burning out legs through our clothes, in idle celebration of the day before driving on to the supermarket

2) Take a walk or a ride under blue skies through country lanes


Sunday brought a clear blue day and a few hours to enjoy the Cornish lanes with the horses passing the commercial daffodil fields abandoned now, the remaining flowers a blush of gold and the lanes snake on their timeless unaltered routes. We returned to Perranuthnoe by cutting down through Trebarvah. We don’t offer horse riding at Ednovean farm but our guests have enjoyed the gentle Morgan horses at Equus Solutions, St Hilary to explore the countryside


Grey spanish stallion Danilon on the country lane o Trebarvah with the backdrop of blue seas on Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount

Danilon our Spanish Stallion enjoying the cornish countryside


(Photo credit here to friend Niki Groves who can snap and ride at the same time!) before dropping down the cliff path to pass the beach, threading our way through the eager families heading for the sands laden with body boards and beach detritus before winding our way back up the hill to Ednovean.

3) Spring inspirations in our home

As autumn brings the need for cosy Hygge so spring brings a need to revitalise our home with a fresh spring look. I placed simple jam jars of daffodils in a repetitive rhythm down the centre of the Breakfast table to reflect the season.

Spring inspiration for the home make breakfst sunny with lots of Daffodils set in simple pots


For a fresh spring look for the Pink bedroom, I found some fresh yellow, geometric lampshades, to pick up the gold of the Laura Ashley tartan that trims the bed hangings


Spring inspirations for the bedroom - here I've added fresh yellow lamp shades for a dash of the new season


And paint! we’ve bought gallons of paint – there is something about spring that inspires spring cleans and nest building don’t you think. Have a great week – I may well be painting!


4) And finally, a little bit of “Me” time


This week the newly reclaimed sunshine, has inspired a new spring look for our home and little dalliance to watch the world go by above the beach but there’s always time for a relaxing cup of tea and a few minutes “me” time – my final Spring inspiration for today’s blog!



About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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