Monday, March 31, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I love my new bunny plates that I added to our white china for a different look. I placed everyone's take home favors on small crystal ruffled dishes.
And yes, I made the favors myself. Painted & glittered the little bunnies & molds a week ago, but added the grass, handle, bow, & eggs while guests were walking in the front door. Talk about cutting it close!!
The napkin rings were easily made by using decorative bunny button covers attached to sheer pink organza ribbon. Thought Karla of Karla's cottage would like my fairy bunnies!
Made this little grouping for our kitchen table. I just love cake plates & compotes for adding varying heights for displays.
Lori, NOW do you see why I'm soooo interested in where you got your HUGE chocolate bunny?!?!? I NEED ONE!!!!!! I purchased the little pastel bottle brush trees, but made the two bunny boxes. My first attempt at making little boxes. I love doing it!! But wowser, does that fine glitter go EVERYWHERE!!!!
Finally got everything ready to go. Church, hearing our new minister, visiting with friends, then home to stuff ourselves silly! We had a wonderful day, just our small family. I do hope & pray that each of you had a wonderful Easter, too.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I have a nice little collection of porcelain hinged boxes so I purchased this cute little cottage shelf & hung in it my entry way. I change it out with different themed boxes to go along with each season. My granddaughter recently gifted me with my newest pieces for this ~ the dangle legged bunny, the precious bunnies in a hatbox, & the large white bunny with a pink rose on it! All with her very own allowance money!! Boy, she is a girl after my heart!!!!
I'm a member of a group called PRH & we recently had an Easter Swap & below are some pics of what I received from my sweet PRH sister, Shirl of Shirl's Rose Cottage. She spoiled me with Linder Truffles (white chocolate ~ yummmm), a precious bunny tote with beautiful roses, netting & other florals, a gorgeous cross-stitch Easter pillow, a silk ribbon embroidery sachet, a lovely handmade card & tag (her very first!! I'm so honored to have received it!), & gifts for my two "girls", our pets.
Close up of the beautiful tote & her awesome handmade "chick" tag..... Easter Pillow & heavenly lavender scented sachet with SRE.........
Closeup of the intricate details........ Shirl just recently retired from her banking job & is getting ready to offer some awesome items for sale, so check out her blog soon & I'm sure she can help spoil you, too!!!
This is what I sent to Shirl. A Happy Easter card, glittered of course, that said "From one hip chick to another!". A topiary bunny, a framed cross-stitched bunny in a Spring wreath, & a fou-foued pink egg ornament. Oh, mustn't forget the decorated cookie, a little yellow chick popping out of an Easter Egg!
The pink feathers were used in my daughter's wedding decor a few months ago, & the silk roses & ribbon trim & pearls were given to my by my other sweet PRH sis, Rhea of Sweet 'n Shabby Roses. They really helped fou-fou up the bling-y egg in style!!
My girls heard that Shirl even remembered them, so here is Miss Rosie looking for her loot!!
Sissy is a bit more mannerly. She only stands on her hind legs, begging. She would never put a paw on the table!!!
Now Rosie, on the other hand, would crawl right up there if her short little legs would just cooperate. Funny, but when you are blonde & beautiful, you can get away with soooo much more!!
Sissy wearing her cute bandana that Shirl made especially for her.
Rosie feeling oh so pretty in her brand new pink roses hair bow that Shirl made. It even glitters, too!! AND she made one for my "adopted" love, Precious, my mother's little Shih Tzu!! How sweet is that?!?!?!
Shirl, thank you so very very much for spoiling me rotten with such lovely goodies. I love you, dear friend! Have a wonderful Easter with your sweet family!
Now I really really must get down to the kitchen & see how to work that oven!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The little bisque bunny baby in a basket was given by my parents to my daughter for her 1st Easter. You can see where it says that on the bottom edge of the basket if you click to enlarge the picture. I believe it is made by Lefton, as are most of my vintage Easter china pieces.
Two of my very favorite bunny boxes that I purchased last year. And my vintage (we are talking 45 yrs. here) pink bottle brush tree from when I was a wee tot!
Gotta love these apothecary jars that were purchased at Hobby Lobby! So fun to fill them with different items for the changing seasons.
Now, on to some of my newest/old thrifting finds......little roses change trays, an old china doll, aluminum molds, some pretty candleholders, & a vintage china saucer.
I fell in love with this little PINK bone dish. It features a Victorian Courting Couple & is edged in gold trim. Just perfect for holding paperclips in my office!
I'm naming my little china doll "Miss Bertie" after one of my dear Victorian PRH sisters, Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage! Bertie is a true doll & has the prettiest items you'll find this side of the 1900's!! And she is having an Easter Egg hunt with a prize! So hop on over to her blog!Now, I'm off to visit some of your blogs for more decorating inspiration!