Hello and Happy Good Friday everyone, I love anything vintage, especially when it comes to the holidays. I thought today we would take a look at vintage Easter images as we prepare to celebrate the biggest holiday of the Spring season. I can never quite put my finger on why I like anything vintage, I suppose it has something to do with memories, a lot of these things remind me of grandparents and great-grandparents. I hope you enjoy what I’ve put together today and have a very Happy Easter. Check back later this morning when I’ll share ideas of using Lilies in your Spring and Easter arrangements. Enjoy!!! (above image via)
April 14, 2017
April 13, 2017
This week kind of got away from me and I didn’t get the tablescape done that I had planned but I wanted to share table decorations that I came up with a couple of years ago for an Easter table. Everything I used in this tablescape was from the Dollar Store, Big Lots, and Dollar General except for the fresh flowers which you can easily pick up at the grocery store. This decoration was quick, simple, fun and full of bright colors. Remember, you can take any of the ideas from the table and use any one or more of them for your dining table at home, buffet table or even a kid’s table.
To see the whole blog post I wrote in 2015 click here, and as always, Enjoy!!!
April 12, 2017
Easter is this Sunday and if you are needing some last minute ideas for decorations around the house or on your dining table then I’ve got some ideas for you. One great place to start is Pier 1, almost all major cities have a Pier 1 and of course, you can order online, although it may be a little late now. Pier 1 always has great choices in Holiday decorations for all seasons and today we are going to take a look at a few of the many and wonderful choices they have in Rabbits and Bunnies. Pier 1 has rabbits that are cute and homey and rabbits that look very high end as well as some that are very “artsy” looking. Any of these rabbits and bunnies can be combined with decorations you already own or you can pick up some of the other great decorating items Pier 1 has in stock. Join me for a trip down the bunny trail as we pay Peter Rabbit a visit, Enjoy!!!
April 5, 2017
I’m trying to come up with more holiday oriented posts for the blog, especially ones that include homemade merchandise that isn’t too difficult or too expensive to make. Back during the Christmas holidays I shared a homemade wreath I made for our front door and at the time I made a note to myself that this could easily be done for other holidays. With that in mind, I loaded up on ornaments, especially shatterproof, at the after Christmas sales, all of today’s ornaments came from At Home. But, unfortunately, life and work got in the way and Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day passed by and I didn’t’ get the wreaths done that I wanted to so I promised myself that I would DEFINITELY do a wreath for Easter and I made it yesterday. This really is an easy recipe to make this wreath, you need a wreath form, a spring colored garland to wrap the form, ornaments to hot glue to the garland and anything else you want to add for the holiday you’re doing, I used Easter eggs and chicks. For a step by step how to, you can revisit my Christmas Wreath post here and I’ve included some pictures of the finished product. Let me know what you think, I’m seriously thinking about making these to sell, thoughts? Enjoy!!!
March 30, 2017
I’m in the middle of planning a trip to New York City later next month and I was excited to recently learn about the Mr. Chocolate Museum that’s run by Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Jacques Torres. So, of course, I got to digging around and found all the goodies he currently has up for grabs for Easter and knew I had to share them with you. These are some of the cutest chocolate creations I’ve seen, I think the thing that is so appealing to me about them is that they are very simple and not SO over the top. They are all shapes that many of us grew up associating with Easter and for some of us they are shapes we saw every day in our lives. I’ve already texted and emailed friends telling them they need to order certain things for their kids, the chocolate pig, and I want to share it all with you today. I’ll tell you all about Jacques Torres and the Chocolate Museum next month after we visit, in the meantime, Enjoy!!!
March 3, 2017
Mark your calendars, Easter this year is Sunday, April 16th so we better get hopping and start shopping, let’s check out MacKenzie-Childs first. MC has wonderful things available this year as far as bunny and egg decorations, I definitely think you can put out your Easter decor now and leave it up throughout the Spring season, nothing says spring like rabbits and bright pastel colors. One great thing about MacKenzie-Childs merchandise is that it really works with anything, their black and white Courtly Check pattern looks great with pastels, greens, purple, you name it and it works. Join me as we flip through the newest MC catalog and check out the bunnies and eggs, Enjoy!!!
March 17, 2016
I think Sugar Panorama Eggs are fascinating, they have been around for many many years, dating back to Victorian times, but are still an unknown art to many people. The eggs are created by mixing sugar and water together into two molds after it hardens the insides are scooped out and royal icing is used to decorate and join the two halves together. There is also a little window cut out of one of the halves that allows you peer inside and view a scene created in the interior of the egg. Occasionally you will find Sugar Panorama Eggs in stores and of course, you can find them online.
The eggs make beautiful decorations and centerpieces for the Easter holidays, just imagine one in the center of your dining table with low flower arrangements on each side or perhaps a sugar egg as the focal point of a floral arrangement. You could also elevate your egg on a stack of books and place it in the middle of the dessert table and cover the books with a brightly covered cloth. However you decide to use an egg they will add something special to your decor, today we are looking at the eggs from SugarEggs.com. The owner of Sugar Eggs talks about how this is something they were introduced to as children by their mother and today they’ve been able to turn it into a business. Join me for a look at these delicate beauties, check out SugarEggs.com website and indulge in a food art made just for this time of year, Enjoy!!!
March 16, 2016
Growing up I always received a chocolate bunny (or 2) for Easter, my grandma Minnie always bought them for her grandkids and lots of times the Easter Bunny brought me one as well. I LOVE chocolate and the first part to go was the ears and for some reason, I’ve always had a thing for those little candy eyes. Now I’m a grown adult (sort of) and I still love chocolate bunnies at Easter, but now the choices are numerous, and the design that goes into creating them is amazing. I’ve been shopping around and I’m going to show you what I’ve found from two companies, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Conrad’s Candy there’s still time to order these guys and have them delivered by Easter, the hard choice for me is dark chocolate or milk chocolate…..one of each PLEASE!! Enjoy!!! (remember to click on the product name in orange to go directly to the web page.