Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Table & Dining Room



I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday!

We had perfect weather - rare for our Easter Sundays!


Thought I'd share our Easter table today - better late than never!







We're not terribly whimsical around here anymore-
our children have all grown up - so I kept it
natural and fresh and easy.

I gave my little sister, who has 4 younger children
all my fun colourful Easter decor.

It's fun to go over there and see it again -
making so many happy again.

(Note to self: get pics of it over there next year to share on blog.)
















Here are some views before I remembered
 I had burlap place mats.
I remembered only after I started scratching the table
 moving those twig chargers around!


Duh.








Here is a close up of my real bird's nest
 under a chicken wire cloche centerpiece-
toss some dried moss, a dried paper flower and faux ivy,
set a little ceramic birdie inside, voila - a perfect
outdoorsy centerpiece that did the trick perfectly.

The bird's nest my husband found me a few years ago
when we had a nasty storm and it blew out of the
tree it was in.....by the way - it weighs a ton!








Another pic of tablescape before my brain remembered
 I had place mats... which made a big difference
 in warming up our big long dark table.









Buffet  behind the table against the wall:








Here is a close up of my jeweled precious enameled bunny
 sitting on top of those green silk napkins.

My sweet and dear tea "sister" friend Karen
gave me as a hostess gift when I had her for tea a few years ago.

He stays out nearly year 'round here at our nest.
 I ♥ him!









On the baker's rack in the dining room
nest to the piano - a simple touch of green moss:











My wonderful "hostess" gifts from the daughters:


Evelyn knows that white tulips are on the top
 of my *very* favorite flowers list!


That glass hurricane is going to have lots of use
after the flowers are spent and get planted outside 
in the fall!









My clever younger daughter Katie knows how to frugally impress -
 she took a Christmas ornament she received
as a gift a few years ago
 (since she hasn't had a large tree in a number of years)
and re-purposed it by spray painting it a new neutral colour
 and using it as a lovely gift box, filling with spring items!











She found these alphabet stamps at the Goodwill for $1 -
 love how she used them!

(Can't wait to see what plants bloom once this is all planted!)

It's wonderful spring has finally arrived!  Yay!








Linking:

Tablescape Thursday   *  Home Sweet Home   *  Be Inspired

Saturday, April 19, 2014

An Easter Joke to Make You Smile




My cousin just sent me this
 and I thought it was too cute not to share!










A man is driving along a highway
 and sees a rabbit
jump out across the middle of the road.

He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps
 right in front of the car. 

The driver, a sensitive man
 as well as an animal lover,
 pulls over and gets out to see
what has become of the rabbit.

Much to his dismay, the rabbit is
the Easter Bunny,
 and he is  DEAD .
The driver feels so awful
  that he begins to cry. 
A beautiful blonde woman driving
 down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road
and pulls over.


She steps out of the car and asks the man
what's it wrong. 


"I feel terrible!"  he explains,
"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny
 with my car and KILLED HIM!" 

The blonde says,"Don't worry, darlin!"

She runs to her car
 and pulls out a spray can.

She walks over to the limp,
 dead
  Easter Bunny; bends down,
 and sprays the contents onto him. 

The  Easter Bunny  jumps up,
 waves its paw at the two of them
 and hops off down the road.

Ten feet away he stops,
 turns around and waves again,
hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves, hops another ten feet, 
turns and waves,
 and repeats this
 again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.
The man is astonished.

He runs over to the woman and demands,
 
"What is in that can?
What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" 


The woman turns the can around
so that the man can read the label.

It says...

(Are you ready for this?) 
(You know you're gonna be sorry!) 
(Last chance!!!)

OK, here it is:

It says, 










"Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair,
and adds permanent wave."
Happy Easter!! 


Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday







Worthy is the Lamb Who is slain;
He hath taken away the sins of the world.

Eternal Father - the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
 of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ...
in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world....




...for the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
 have mercy on the whole world.


May the blessings of this Holy Easter
 bring peace, love and joy to your home.



~Michele










Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Card Party - April



It's that time again to pick
 a few fav pics from past posts and
share them at Vee's card party!































(If you haven't yet seen my Easter wishes to you, click here.)


As always, thanks for visiting!


~Michele



Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!





Happy Easter to you ~ and Happy Spring!









I wish for you the very best
 this special season has to offer!









I hope its blessings are present
in every moment of your time together with
your family and friends.










I wish you happy memories of Easters past,
and for loved ones long gone
(but still very near and dear to your heart.)








I hope springtime brings you
lots of sweet surprises...









Baskets full of Easter Joy - 
(and may none of your eggs be rotten!)


















I hope you have some nice egg cups to hold them!

















I wish for you a peaceful respite
 and some time to savor your tea -
 especially if it's from a Funny Bunny teapot!










And I especially wish you a really hoppin' good time...
'cuz Here Comes Peter Cottontail!








As always, thank you for your visit!



~Michele



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday




May today bring you the joy of His arrival
  and all its promises....






God bless you and yours as we prepare
for this most Holy Week of weeks!

Be ever mindful of His sacrifice
and thankful for our blessings.

 ♥

~Michele

(Closed comments - devotional Sunday)


Monday, April 7, 2014

And the giveaway winners are......


What a week and weekend it has been.....so so busy!

Still have my older sister staying with me but wanted to hop on quickly

while I had the chance to finally announce the winners
 of my 4-part Spring giveaway!

(Random number generator chose the following.)




Winner of the bunny is:








Winner of the vintage tea towel is:











The winner of the 2 chippy ceramic frames is:
 Raquel of Organized Island










The winner of the 2 china floral mugs is:
 Lady Linda of the blog Lady Linda






Thank you all for entering! 
Hope you had fun and win next time!



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As always, thanks for being such
 wonderful and loyal  readers.

Have a wonderful week!


~Michele