Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Decorating on a Lovely Morning


Hello, Dear Friends, I hope that you are 
enjoying this beautiful month of April,
wherever you may be. 


We are having typical spring weather,
here in the foothills of the Cascade mountains
of western Washington state. 
One minute the sun is shining beautifully, 
and the next there is a sudden, cold wind,
dark clouds and rain. 


So, while the weather sorts itself out, 
I decided to bake some delicious 
banana muffins and do some Easter decorating. 

You can find the recipe on Deb's fun blog, 
Here


A gal needs sustenance for a decorating session.....
and an inspirational bit of reading. 

Do you read while you nibble?

If I am sitting, I am reading.....


I picked some pansies from my pot garden on the deck, 
and set a pretty place for myself with my 'new'
depression glass pretties. 




These are so good with or without butter :)


A sweet illustration from the book
by Tasha Tudor. 


Oh my, that was good! 

I'll clean up and then I will show you some of 
my Easter decorations. 



I've hung my hand-blown, painted glass eggs 
from my chandelier this year. 


Each one is a little bit different, painted with bunnies, 
lambs, ducks and chicks. 


My table has a simple centerpiece of 
faux checkered lilies
on an embroidered linen table-runner. 

The bunny is a painted rock :)


I am not hosting Easter dinner this year
so I have kept it simple. 
We will be having dinner at my son, Gabe and wife Erica's
 home with the whole family. 


I've put my dishes and pansies back on my 
cupboard shelves. 




I've had the ceramic egg for years and it 
perfectly mimics the flowers in the jar. 


This sweet little dish was a gift from my daughter
Heather. The nest has a little bird and 
speckled glass eggs. 






 I won this tiny cross-stitch on a blog
give-away a few years ago. 

The blog is no longer........


My little basket holds more glass eggs. 


Weenie Baby enjoys a little sunshine on the daybed :)


She has sweet company. 



I had two sheep - this one and a white one....

I wonder where the white one went? 


Oh no! :0 ........

Who could do such a thing?!?


Me: "Was it you, Kai?" 

Kai: "Who, me? What? Who did what? Where?"

Me: "Sigh........It's a good thing you are cute."


Kai:  "I'm always getting the blame!"

Me: "If the shoe fits...."


My little farm table. 


My daughter, Jennie painted the ceramic egg box . 


A tiny spring fairy with her pet bunny has 
moved into my primrose Easter basket. 



Hand-painted blown eggs .....


Part of my collection of Beatrix Potter books. 




I recently found the Wedgwood plate. 

It has a rather disturbing little quote on it :) 

I've found that most children's books of a vintage 
nature sometimes have scary 'lessons' inside. 



My Mom and Dad made the wooden bunny hanger. 
They used to sell crafts at a local shop :)

More hand-blown and painted eggs. 

xoxo


I hope you enjoyed my Easter decorating, 
dear friends! 
Come back next time and I will show you the rest. 

xoxo

Today I am linking with:

Cooking and Crafting with J&J

Won't you join the fun?

xoxo

23 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely post, so lovely to see your Easter décor.

    I'm sure you are looking forward to having Easter dinner at your son, Gabe and wife Erica's home with the whole family ... that will be so special.


    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  2. I loved your Easter decor tour, thanks so much.

    You have put quite a few smiles on my face!

    Happy Easter! Big hugs!

    xxoo ♥♥♥

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  3. I so enjoyed your posting. You are all spruced up for Easter. So, so charming. Thank you for sharing. Easter Blessings ♥ Teri

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  4. Your Easter decor is so pretty. I really like the embroidered napkin that found its way into several photos. Did you embroider it?

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    1. Hi Lorrie, thank-you for your sweet visits <3 To answer your question - no, the napkin is vintage, but it would be fun to have a whole set! xo Karen

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  5. Your home is so, so beautiful. And the green glassware collection is so pretty and goes so well with Spring feelings. Happy Easter Karen & your family!

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  6. Oh who does't love B. Potter? You are all set with your cheerful collections. And your room is so inviting with the soft green and sunlight. Even the muffins are tempting. Just like a storybook! I especially like those elegant glass eggs. I hope you have a lovely celebration. Nice to be hosted!

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  7. Dear Karen, my sweet friend,
    I lvoe your Easter decor so much! You have so many pretty things to make your home wonderful for every Reason!
    Wishing you a wondeful , happy, peaceful and lovely Eastercelebration!
    Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xoxo

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  8. Your home is so prettily decorated! You have great taste and have made some lovely collections to display. I adore the Beatrix Potter books and all of her work, but gosh yes, some of the stories can be rather scary can't they!

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  9. Oh Peter Rabbit, I do love it and all Beatrix Potter's animals.
    My daughter's name is Beatrice; everytime she travels to UK or US everybody calls her Beatrix as they say Beatrice is too difficult to say.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love

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  10. Your home is so inviting... Peter Rabbit at the welcoming door! Love the idea of reading while eating warm muffins. I think I will just run in the kitchen and find something to nibble on.... see you soon.

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  11. What a delight to visit your home Karen...:0) the glasses filled with spoons and such are just such a good idea :0) thank you so much for sharing...mari

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  12. Karen, Your photos are always so gorgeous. Uh oh, Kai was bad, but even when they are bad they look so cute and innocent, lol. Such yummy looking muffins. My favorite is the glass Easter eggs hanging from your chandelier, genius and gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  13. Wonderful spring decorating, Karen! I love the greens & yellows! Uh-oh, a chewed up sheep...did the dog ever fess us to being the culprit? :-) I'd love to do some decorating, but I just want to get my house organized! :-) We have been hitting some Moving/Estate sales and checking on craigslist for various pieces that are helping us with our storage. I am really happy with what we have found. It will take probably well over a year, what with the painting and other major things that have to be done (I want to put some shelves between the kitchen & dining rooms) and of course the various outbuildings we want to put in will take even longer. But, it's a work in progress, and exciting and fun! Your house is always an inspiration!

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  14. I thought it was the weenie dog who chewed up your lamb. We have a dachshund too and she loves to tug on things and tear everything up. Your home is always so welcoming. You have an amazing view of the mountains. I don't think I could ever tire of it. So wonderful.
    xx Beca

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  15. I love all the pretty green everywhere! So fresh and Spring-like. ;) I love all of your sweet decorations too (even if one succumbed to being a chew toy - Lol) That Kai is darn cute though.

    I love all of your sweet bunnies! So adorable that you even have some on your couch. And I love that bunny hanger your folks made!!! So very sweet. And you know I love when the fairies come land and share in all of the fun. ;)

    Your views, as always, are so magnificent. Perfect backdrop for your beautiful and cozy home.

    Blessings for a wonderful Easter weekend ahead! xoxo

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  16. Dear Karen,
    I heartily thank you for sharing such lovely inspirations, your post is truly outstanding and so, so heartwarming !!!

    Hope your week is off to a good start,
    I'm sending blessings on your coming days
    with much love

    XOXO Dany

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  17. Somehow when I spent hours with you earlier today this post and the next did not roll up into view, so now I have the treat of viewing them before I climb into bed. Isn't it lovely to have things around you that are gifts from loved ones? I treasure the artistry of my loved ones in either making or purchasing things that they know will please me. I have some books about Tasha Tudor and would like to have some of her children's books, and those of Beatrix Potter as well. Thanks for another lovely post, Karen...ahh those flowers and views! xx

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  18. Seeing all your lovely Easter decor has lifted my spirits somewhat. I've been in a funk since two of the grandkids spent a week here with us. So sad to see them go when they live so far away. You're right about the old nursery rhymes. I about died when I learned Ring Around The Rosies was about the plague.

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  19. Karen, I don't know how I missed this post. I'm stopping here before part 2. Hello Weenie Baby! Your green depression glass is gorgeous! As is all your decor! (I have that very same Peter Rabbit plate!) xo

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  20. The fog picture is just amazing! Such lovely decorations, I think my favorite is the glass eggs hanging, such a wonderful way to showcase them. Oh my the poor white sheep is hardly recognizable, it is amazing the things our furbabies can get into :)

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  21. I love all your beautiful Easter decor. What a shame about the white sheep, I had a laugh with the way you told the story though. The glass Easter Eggs hanging from the chandelier are beautiful. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

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  22. Hi Karen, I love your pretty Easter decorations. The chandelier looks great. Weenie baby is just adorable enjoying the sunshine. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Wishing you a Happy Easter.
    Julie

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