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!





  1. Pretty little Easter/Spring decorations... Have a good week Michele

  2. This is such a sweet giveaway, Michele! What a big heart you have. Your spring decorations are precious!


  3. Ah yes, blue is essential for Easter pretty. I love your blues; Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Michele.

  4. Oh I love those Cadbury eggs, too. Would you believe that I found a bag a few weeks ago and can't find more? Have you been buying all the Cadbury eggs?

    1. Um....looks away nervously.....uh, perhaps in the north Columbus, Ohio metro area I may I get a bunch soon as I see em 'cuz they go FAST because they are THAT GOOD!!!

  5. Those Cadbury eggs have addictive qualities---I can't eat just one! Your Easter decor is lovely as usual Michelle. ♥
    Martha Ellen

  6. Oh, I'd love to win such a sweet cup -- and thank you for reminding me I need to get some of those Cadbury mini-eggs before they are GONE with the wind. Love those things!

  7. Hello Michelle
    I like the little Easter bouquet in the first photo and the eggs scattered around, especially chocolate ones.
    The teacup for your giveaway is sweet with the little chick on it.

  8. Your spring/Easter decorations are so sweet Michelle. I love the little egg cup and of course the mini eggs. Happy spring to you!

  9. The decorated egg cups are eggs-tra-special. Such lovely soft colors.

  10. Because blue is my favorite color, I'm especially attracted to the eggs of that hue!

    Blue Shoe

  11. So pretty! I love decorating for Spring! Love the cup.

  12. I love your little cups with chocolate eggs in them - a very good idea for using old vintage teacups!

  13. I came upon your blog tonight and love your pictures. Please throw my name in the hat for your sweet giveaway and take a minute to stop by my blog.

  14. Hello, Michele
    This sweet demitasse cup is so adorable! I know someone who would love to have it and that is my own Mother. She grew up raising tiny chicks...kind of like Dorothy in Oz.
    Thank you for a chance to win this dear sweet cup!
    Teresa in California

  15. Hi sweet Michele!! I would LOVE to be entered into your Spring giveaway...and will head over to make sure that I follow you as well ~ thank you so much for your precious comment on my art doll...we'll see how long it takes me to get the courage up to make her!!! hugs and love, Dawn

  16. Wonderful pics. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  17. Love your Easter post and the give away cup is birds. So happy to see spring peeking in!

  18. Hello Michelle,
    Your Easter themed post is very lovely. Your egg cup is very very sweet! And that is a dear little cup you are giving away.
    I am glad you joined in T.T.
    Have a lovely week : )

  19. Hi Michelle, That's so funny, I almost brought out a couple of forget-me-not cups for my post too! Now I wish I had and we could have linked. :) But I love your little nest idea inside the cups. Very clever and very spring. Also love the little vintage chick cup. I saw a snowdrop cup without the plate at a thrift store the other day and now I'm thinking of getting it for the nest idea.

  20. Oh he is darling- would love to be entered in the giveaway contest- found you through Teacup Tuesday and am now following!

  21. Cute little chick cup! Thank goodness I didn't waste time decorating for the fleeting St I don't have to change anything! Spring decor lasts SO much longer....MUCH more worth the effort! Love your little vignettes!

  22. Happy Spring tomorrow to you! Your photographs are so pretty! Thank you for sharing all the blue!


  23. Your decorations are so lovely and your photos are just as lovely. Looks like you are ready for spring.
    I am your newest GFC. Thanks for stopping by my and commenting.
    Have a great week

  24. Hello Michelle,
    Looks like you are feathering your nest with lovely pieces and sweet colors that add a festive touch to your home. Nice candid photos!

  25. Great pictures of your "Nest" I love the cup and all the decor. I hope I win the giveaway.


  26. Wonderful photos and such a sweet cup, new follower as well. xo

  27. Wonderful Spring post and such a cute teacup to give-a-way. I'd love to give it a good home. I promise to love on it! :D :D

  28. Oh I so love blue Forget-Me-Nots, they are the first to announce Spring has arrived in my garden!
    A very pretty BLUE welcome to Spring!
    What an adorable little cup with the fluffy little chicken, it would be a very welcome addition to my Easter vignette Michele.
    I've already sent my little Cadbury eggs to France thank goodness - as they're hard to find here now too!
    Shane ♥

  29. What a sweet little cup. I am a new follower via Vee's Note Card Party. Happy Spring! (love the note card photos as well!!)

  30. Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love to be able to display the little chick cup at Easter time (filled with Cadbury eggs of course!).

  31. Hi Michelle: Love your post today. The little cup is so sweet. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  32. What gorgeous photos, Michele! Thank you for the opportunity to win the cute little chick cup.

  33. What a sweet cup! Thanks for the chance to have it in my own home. Happy Spring!

  34. Cute little cup you are giving away Michelle.

  35. But, I did find your giveaway post! (I was just on your more recent post w/a comment about your link). Cute cup.
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate!
    Happy Spring! Jenn

  36. Hi Michele,
    What a beautiful Easter/Spring post! Love your sweet cup with the little birdie... giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

  37. Hi Michele!

    I've been happily enjoying your Spring postings.
    That darling vintage chick cup with the eggs is a great welcome to Spring and all it's glory.
    We've been enjoying wildflowers in our woodlands here in the Pacific-Northwest USA and my mini-daffoldils are all up and waving in the soft breezes.
    Blessings of Spring to you!


  38. I really like the picture of the old egg cup! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  39. This is such a sweet giveaway. Thank you for your generosity. Your spring decorations are delightful~

  40. How pretty---I'd love to win! I'm so sorry to hear you've had a loss in your family!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  41. You've probably already given away the sweet teacup - it is a lovely treat! Love your Easter decor - beautifully done and the Cadbury eggs do look yummy! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  42. I missed your give-away but the cup is very sweet! Love your Easter decor. Lovely! I'm so sorry for your loss.


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