Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Decorating


I've been doing a bit of decorating for Easter! 


What? It's about time, you say? 

I know! 


Here's my centerpiece. 

Real hand painted eggs in a hand painted vase. 

A gift from my daughter a few years ago. 


My thrifted glass rabbit candy dish holds foil covered chocolate eggs. 


I am hosting Easter Brunch this year and wanted to see how my table settings would look. 


I painted the berry baskets blue and filled them with foil wrapped candies. 

The napkins are my Mother's vintage eyelet. 


I also painted this little basket that holds my flocked rabbits and glass eggs. 


It looked like this. 


While I had my paints out, I also painted this tin heart. 


Doesn't it look better? 


I also put out my 'spring' Whitman Sampler tin. 


The needlework says, 'Glory in each morning' with a cross stitched morning glory.  I found it years ago at an antique show. 

I just repainted the brown frame green.


I added some Easter touches to my Kitchen Queen. 


A clay rabbit holds a pink egg. 


My Dear Mother made this little rabbit in the basket about 20 years ago. 


I made this little couple at the same time. We used to have a shop together. 


Mr. Rabbit holds a carrot with a crocheted top in his pocket. 


Mrs. Rabbit has pockets full of little ones. 


Mom's Rabbit holds a striped carrot. The cabbage is made from crinkled heavy paper and he wears a tiny blue heart. 

We didn't make much money, but we did have fun dreaming together. 


This little sweetie is all dressed for the Easter Parade. 


My treadle sewing machine holds my hanging egg tree. 

Eggs do grow on trees, don't they? 


It sits on top of my vintage embroidered cloth with basket design. 


A large decoupage' egg with sweet birds was a gift from my daughter. 


Another little basket holds hand painted wooden eggs, collected over time. 


Fresh cut daffodils complete the scene. 


I'm looking forward to having my whole family together for a very special day. 


I hope you have a Very Lovely Easter! 


Just don't eat too many Jelly Beans! 

xoxo

47 comments:

  1. Hi Karen, looks like you are ALL ready for Easter and it looks so cute. Love your idea about painting the berry baskets. I never think to paint things...what a difference it makes. I keep losing your blog! Need to add it to my sidebar so it's right there to see! I enjoy your blog very much.
    Happy Easter
    Linda

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    1. I do love to add a little paint to spruce things up! Thank you for your very sweet comments and a very Happy Easter to you and your family! xoxo

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  2. Happy Easter Karen, with all best wishes!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Vicky - a very Happy Easter to you! xoxo

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  3. Hi Karen, Your Easter table looks wonderful & all the beautiful touches around you home are just perfect! Have a safe Happy Easter with your lovely family... Hugs May x x x

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    1. Thank you, May - A wonderful Easter to you and your family ! Hugs xoxo

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  4. Hi Karen, what a charming decoration! All those details are beautiful. I love knowing the habitudes around the world.

    Hugs

    Marina

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    1. Thank you, Marina - it is fun to see other people's customs! That's why I love blogging! Happy Easter and thanks for visiting! Hugs xoxo

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  5. Karen- Your table looks so lovely. You really have a nice touch in putting it all together. I love all the sweet bunnies you and your Mom made. I did a ton of craft shows making bunnies 20 years ago, too. I hope you have a wonderful brunch...and I don't see any snow on your deck!;>) xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana - Thank you, and I saw your post on your sweet hand made bunnies! We were living parallel lives, I think... No, the snow is gone, hopefully for good! That is my wish for you, and a Lovely Easter to you and your family! xoxo

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  6. I gotta say, that center piece is awesome!!

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  7. Ohh I love everything - how did you get that overhead photo of the table? Can you fly? Your house looks fabulous - so many pretty things. I love your stove, and teh bunnies and the painted baskets. It is all so sweet and springy.

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    1. Ha ha - yes, didn't you know I can fly? Actually, I did some chair standing. I don't recommend it and my Hubby would be mad at me. Thank you for your sweet comments and Happy Easter! xoxo

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  8. Happy Easter, Karen. Your home looks lovely, as always! <3

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    1. Thank you, Stacy - Happy Easter! xoxo

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  9. my favorites are the tiny yellow chicks in the egg cups. :)

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    1. I knew you would like those, Theresa! Happy Easter! xx

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  10. You create a nice scenery for celebrate Easter. I love the work you did with the paintings in blue. Have a happy and relaxing Easter week end !
    Cheers
    Olympia

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    1. Thank you, Olympia - Happy Easter to you and your family! xoxo

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  11. Karen, everything looks so pretty! I may use your idea with the painted berry boxes for each place setting. I'm doing Easter dinner.
    Have a very Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Cindy, it only took me about an hour - so easy. Thank you, and I hope you have a lovely Easter dinner with your family! xx

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  12. What a beautiful scene! Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous Easter! I love your Spring decorating...

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    1. Thank you for the sweet blessings, Dianne and I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family! xoxo

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  13. It is so pretty and festive! I love how you used the berry baskets. Very clever way to re-purpose them! Happy Easter!

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  14. Oh my goodness gracious! Flocked rabbits! Brings back so many memories. Easter Blessings, dear Karen.

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    1. I know! I love them! Blessings to you, too Maureen for a lovely Easter! xoxo

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  15. all so very sweet. isn't it fun to pull out the trinkets and add some happiness to the decor. I am sure the brunch will be as tasty as the table is decorated!!

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    1. Let's hope...ha ha! Thank you, Dear and have a lovely Easter! xoxo

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  16. Oh no, you didn't hear me say "about time" - I haven't even thought about it... (oops). Your decorations are all so pretty! Have a wonderful Easter!

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    1. A girl after my own heart! Seeing I was hosting, I thought it was time! ha ha! Thank you and I hope your Easter is wonderful! xoxo

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  17. Hello! You have a very nice blog! I invite you to visit my blog and / or follow you, hope you like it frosted glass Greetings and ... congratulations!

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    1. Hello, Maria, thank you for visiting! I will stop by and see your blog! xx

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  18. Dearest Karen,
    Lost my previous comment; we're on and off from the Internet connection lately...
    Loved reading your Easter Book! That was a long showing of special things. A few things stand out; you do LOVE blue. Also the sweet wording of you and your dear Mom dreaming when running that shop together. You still got some lasting memories and you are a very talented lady for making such cute rabbits!
    Wishing you and yours a lovely Easter together!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette,

      Yes, the internet has been acting up lately. I heard on the news it was because of two big companies hacking each other's data bases, but no danger of privacy stolen, just two big cyber bullies waging war. We live in a new world!

      Thank you for your sweet comments - yes, I am in love with blue - turquoise actually. Oh, I do miss my time running the shop with Mom, such fun we had!

      I do hope you and Pieter have a lovely Easter, too!

      Hugs, xoxo

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  19. Oh my goodness, Karen, you went all out! Such pretty decorations. I especially love the little basket with the bunnies and the decoupage/hand painted eggs. Have a lovely Easter :)

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  20. You have created a really beautiful Easter welcome! When you said 'kitchen queen' it reminded me of my Grandma saying 'go to the kitchen queen for the biscuits'! Well done and I hope you have time to relax over the holiday. Have a wonderful Easter. Chel x

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  21. Hey you!!! I hope that you have a wonderful celebration with your family!!! Your table is pretty and perfect and your home feels warm and inviting!!! My favorite pieces are the bunnies that you and your mom made! How special. You have reminded me to do something like that with my mom while I have her with me. Thank you! Happy Easter Karen!

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  22. I am now feeling guilty for not putting out hardly any Easter decorations this year. You have some delightful items.

    Happy Easter!

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  23. lovely decorating indeed. We'd just eat too much chocolate around here, not jelly beans. And tulips from the tulip farm my daughter works at. I have a vase full and then she brought some home for her sis in love. i love this time of year! A blessed Easter to you!

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  24. Nice Easter pictures you show. Wishing you and your a happy Easter :) Hanne Bente

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  25. How beautiful your house is, with all your lovely Easter decorations. I'm sure your guests will love them all when they come for brunch.

    Have a lovely Easter, Karen. xox

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  26. Beautiful decorations! I have to confess that I love your stove. I had one like it many years ago and still miss it.

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  27. This is beautiful Karen. Happy Easter! :-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  28. Happy Easter !

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  29. Fun, fun, fun Easter decor. Happy Easter, Karen!

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