Sunday, March 31, 2013

HAPPY EASTER - a few fun ways to say it!

Hi everyone!

Just "hoppin" in to wish you a very 

Happy Easter Sunday!

Had these pics of baskets & such that I shared recently-
 only this time I embellished them
 with some fun graphics!

(Thanks for humoring me!)

Makes 'em look a little like cards being sent to you!

 John 3:16-17
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bunny in a Pink Tea Mug

Happy Pink Saturday


Happy Easter!

Sweet pink and Battenburg lace
 makes for a pretty sweet
 wee bunny in time for Easter!

God bless you and yours!


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Baskets at The Emporium!

Well it sure is nice to be back!

I really missed you all.

Thank you so  much all for your sweetest notes
 and comments about our family's loss.

The funeral went beautifully well -
 so many people came to pay their last respects -
 he was truly a remarkable and well loved man!


And here we are - Easter week!

I have just enough time today to share
 a few pretty Easter Baskets with you today
 for Beverly's Blog Shop party over at
 How Sweet the Sound blog!

Each one is for sale at the shoppe!

Some new, some made to look vintage and some truly vintage!

And all unique and sweet
 and sure to give you years of cute Easter/spring
 decorating pleasure!

Some made of ceramic and some made of metal!

All hold eggs beautifully!

Some are tiny and so cute!

There's lots of Easter wares at the Emporium - and selling fast!
Hope you can stop in and browse a bit!

Thank you!

As always, thanks for your visit!


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday - Devotional

Many people spread their cloaks on the road,

and others spread leafy palm branches

to lay a path before Him.

Those preceding Him,

as well as those following

kept crying out:


Blessed is he
 who comes in the name of the Lord!

BTW: The winner of the little chick demitasse teacup is
CHRISTINA from the blog Penny Wise!

If you haven't had the chance to check that blog out, please do-
 it is chalk full of amazing DYI frugally made items and cute posts!

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All images: Finch

Friday, March 22, 2013

Almost Easter!

It's just a little over a week till Easter!

How is this even possible - 
especially with SNOW coming again soon?!?

Unfortunately my husband just lost
 his beloved godfather/uncle - 
and we're heading out of state
 for all the sad business of saying good-bye.

So until I'm back I am simply sharing
a cute whimsical Easter Bunny teapot.

Isn't his little wee pink nose adorable?


If you missed my post before this one about my silly kitty, I hope you get the chance to see it.

As always, thanks for visiting!



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Silly Kitty!

We have a LOT going on here at this nest lately.

This week we had new house windows installed -
and soon we're going to elevate a "sunken" music room floor.....

In order to get that done first the piano (huge 7 foot grand)
 had to be moved this week as well!


So....before the floor can be elevated, before the new flooring is installed...there was a matter of a heaping GOB of precious china
that had to be wrapped....and stored -
 in order for us to be able to move the
 antique china CABINET!

So, my youngest came over
 and helped me wrap & pack it all 
in bubble wrap for safe keeping!

We drank coffee, we caught up, we giggled..........
and we even got a little "help" from Romeo the Kitty!

Hubs came home from work just as this happened
and captured it on film....
he hoped my blogger readers would find it funny, too.

So here is Romeo in all his 2 seconds of 

"YouTube Glory"

being the UnHelper Kitteh that he is know to be! 

He really is a clueless sweetie sometimes. 

As always, thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy First Day of Spring!

Well the sun is out and the skies are brighter...finally!

One more day of grey blustery cold and rain
 and I think I would have packed my bags
and left our nest for good!

The sun came just in is still quite COLD!

Most of the snow has melted and nothing looks like it wants to bloom yet.

So I am sharing a daffodil pic  I took from our garden last year-
to pretend it is warmer and more spring-like weather!

Spring of Daffodils

By: M. Lott

We watch as the little crocus heads
Pop out of the ground in spring;
Primroses so sweet and colorful 
Is a flower warm weather brings

Fruit blossoms take our breath away

And fill our world with color;

But the daffodils with their yellow coats
Bring us springtime like no other

Tiny blue and white forget-me-nots

I treasure every single one;

So many springtime flowers 
Open up to the brilliant sun 

Many things this time of year

Give my heart a thrill;

It’s the time of year I love the most
But nothing says spring like daffodils! 

If you haven't yet signed up for my giveaway,
 be sure to visit here for your chance to win!

As always, thank you for visiting!

Happy first Day of Spring, whatever your weather!



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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Card Party - March!

Card Party Time!

Simply pick 4 of your fav pics
on past posts and link up to the party!

(Easy peasey - and lots of fun!)

Decided to go with an egg theme

since Easter is just a few weeks away!

Whether they're used as a simple
 floral arrangement vessel
(that I made for an Easter tea guest favor) ...

Or artistically painted by a talented hand
 and then displayed & housed in a beautiful glass box....

Or displayed as simple cute candles....

Or placed inside a sweet 

springtime cup....

Or even a wee teacup giveaway!

If you missed my post yesterday
with some pretty springtime eggs

~~and the giveaway~~

 be sure to visit for your chance to win!

A Haven for Vee

As always, thanks for your visit!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Stirrings & Spring Giveaway!

St. Patrick's is a fond memory now
 and it is time to put away the shamrocks and
"spring forward" here at the nest.

Mr. FR has been kindly bringing me up my spring decor boxes
 and slowly but surely things are getting its touch.

Today I share a sprinkling of Easter BLUE!

Pretty vintage china with blue Forget-Me-Nots on it!


 I just love candy-coated solid chocolate Cadbury mini eggs!

And they look so cute tucked inside a old egg cup!

Egg candles on a sweet little stoneware plate
is simply spring!


------->Having a GIVEAWAY<--------

 to celebrate the official start
of Easter/spring decorating!

Giving away this vintage demitasse teacup with a chick on it:

It is quite shabby with crazing and cracks
but sure acts sweet as a Cadbury egg vessel!

Here is the backside with some pretty floral gilding:

Giveaway goes out to any reader anywhere - just leave a comment!

I would hope you are linked up to my blog, but that isn't a requirement.

Giveaway ends Sunday March 24th after church sometime.

*Please note a change - we've had a death in the family so the giveaway
winner will be picked late monday evening upon our return! Sorry!

Extra chances if you share the giveaway info on your blog
(let me know if you do in a separate comment to count as an extra!)

PLEASE DO watch for your win - will need your email contact info
to get your snail mail so I can get this mailed to you in quick time!

As always,  thanks for your visit!




Friday, March 15, 2013

Cute Pink Cloissone Pig!

Isn't he just the cutest. thing. ever?!?

OMG - just look at his sweet face!

Everytime I look at it I smile.

I've had him a long long time.

I got lucky when I found him at an antiques auction.

I think his best part is his curlieque tail!

The Irish Pig Jig

by Marion Sharville 

One Irish spring morn,
a wee leprechaun
saw a little pink pig
a-dancing a jig.

Its trotters were
flying all over the place.
Leprechaun cried
“Pig, you are a disgrace.”

“I’m full of the whisky,
that’s why I’m so frisky,”
cried Pig, with a shout
as it fell on its snout.

The folks came a-trotting
to see what was what-ing,
to gaze on the sight
of the pig who was tight.

They proceeded to pick up
that pig with the hiccup.
They took it away
and late that same day,

they dined on some Spam
and lots of boiled ham
then washed it all down
with a drop of the ‘brown’.

The leprechaun
went back home to his dell
and took with him
lots of boiled bacon, as well.

So, pink pigs take warning,
who drink in the morning,
if you want to get tight,
drink your whisky… night!


(I'm a wee early - because it's St. Pat's weekend & we have fun plans.)

As always, thanks for your visit!

Have a safe and happy weekend!




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