Friday, April 15, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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At our home, it is often difficult to tell what holiday we are celebrating.  Maybe that’s why my nephew and his wife gave me this plate for Christmas one year.

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If you have been visiting my blog for very long, you know how much I love my Christmas trees.  Well, it’s baaaack!  This aluminum tree does not stay in my holiday closet for very long.  It comes back out for a lot of different occasions.  I guess that makes it one of my favorite things.

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Apparently, another favorite of mine is Easter eggs depicting stylishly dressed geese.  You may have seen my recent “goose egg” purchase that reminded me of my Mother’s book.  I don’t know if I’m just now noticing them, or if people were ashamed of their dressed up geese and kept them hidden away, but I found another fashionable goose on an egg at Lynn’s Vintage Nest store.

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I also found this pretty plateau mirror at The Vintage Nest store.  You’ll probably be seeing this often in tablescapes.  (I love a new tablescaping tool!)

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Aren’t these bunnies on burlap adorable?  I ordered this new favorite from the Sweet European Dreams Etsy.

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This framed Daffodil needlepoint that I nabbed for $8.00 at an estate sale is my contribution to Thrifty Things Friday this week.  It’s so hard for me to imagine a family member selling needlework that was created by a loved one, but  I’m sure that, after I’m gone, some of my needlework (that has caused my eyesight to deteriorate and my fingers to get cramps) will be sold for less than $8.00.

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On the evening before I was hosting a little dinner at my house for the launch of Michael Lee West’s new book, one of my granddaughters ran in my house, and yelled, “Gigi, come see the cotton balls God put in the sky”!  I was pretty busy, and if it hadn’t been one of my grands asking me to do something, I probably would have declined.  I’m so glad I did go out with her, because I got to share in her excitement of seeing another of my favorite things ~ the majesty of God’s creation.  (They do look like fluffy cotton balls, don’t they?)

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Thanks so much to the following host blogs:

 

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It was so good to have a visit from you today.  There are so many wonderful links at at the blogs shown above and at Favorite Things shown below.  Have fun visiting them! laurie




37 comments:

Susan S. said...

Hi Laurie....I always love to come to your blog and see what you are up to! That Platter is PERFECT....I believe in celebrating everything too. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the aluminum tree, it looks great! And thank goodness you went out to see those cotton ball clouds.....they are wonderful! Hope Y'all have a great weekend!

Sherry said...

Laurie,
You have the cutest Easter decor. Pretty needlepoint too. I love those flowers! Thanks for hosting and linking up!
Sherry

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Laurie! I love all of your Easter decor ~ but I especially love your "Happy Everything" platter. I think that platter really expresses the fun and happy person you are! Your great enthusiasm and high spirits is a kick!! Thanks for bringing lots of sunshine into our lives and thanks for being our fun hostess!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Diann said...

Hi Laurie!
Oh, you have so many fun and pretty things in this post! I love your "all holiday" platter! And that tree is such a great thing to have for different seasons. And that raised mirror on the table is beautiful! The needlework is so pretty. I always see things like this that took someone a lot of time to create and it is so hard for me to pass them up. I always feel they need to be loved! thank you for joining me for TTF! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes! That plate covers it all! I'd just leave that out all year and never have to change the decor a gain! :-)
But I would miss my "stuff". I really like the cute little bunny tabelcloth. And the daffodils are really pretty too. Only $8? You know where to shop!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your pretty Easter decor. Don't think I have every seen clouds like that - thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

Laurie,
The cotton balls in the sky are amazing! It's wonderful to see God's creation through a child's eyes.
The bunnies and geese are darling. Your tablecloth is great!
Thank you for hosting! and have a wonderful weekend!

Krafty Kat said...

You make the tree work for all occassions! I love the platter, lol! So many wonderful, whimsical touches you have in your home. The daffodil needlepoint is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your Happy Everything platter Laurie! The tree's so cute, this is the second time I've seen the ornament bunny eggs with the ears... gonna be on the lookout for some of them-enjoy:@)

xinex said...

I love all your eggs. So much fun!...Christine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tree is so sweet with the eggs on them! I'm ready to get some Easter decorations out!

bj said...

ooo, I just love your little silver Easter tree, Laurie. You have so many beautiful things.
xo bj

Shirley said...

Dear Laurie, Boy, do your family members know you..that platter is perfect for all the seasons you celebrate..at first I wrote the all seasoned lady until I re- read it..hahaha..not saying your not seasoned because you truly know what you like..the cotton ball cloud picture is my favorite..
You have a smart grandchild there..
Hugs...

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your Easter decor, Laurie! But your sweet grandchild's remark...which was perfect, by the way...was the best! Happy weekend...hugs... Debbie

Scribbler said...

Happy Everything! I like it!

tammylovesdishes said...

Your bunnies on burlap is adorable. I'm heading over to check out that shop!

How precious of your granddaughter. That is one of the cutest things I've ever heard. And she was right! It did look as if God put cotton balls in the sky.

Tammy

Curtains In My Tree said...

Oh Laurie

your header and Easter Bunnies are so pretty
really makes me sad I sold all my bunnies at a past yard sale

Kathleen said...

Or cauliflower in the sky! I am hungry, can you tell?
I love the bunnies on burlap, your are an Etsy's dream! :)

I love that you celebrate everything.
You are the best Nana!
Thanks so much for hosting Favorite Things!

The Tablescaper said...

You have made some terrific purchases lately. Thanks so much for hosting.

- The Tablescaper

sweet european dreams said...

yay! I'm so happy that you received the burlap linen! I put your Favorites linky on my blog on Thursday night and just remembered now that I never came back to link up! Glad I made it in time. I'm off to look at some other Favorites links...it's inspiration time! -diane

CAS said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful finds. I'm with you about that needlepoint piece. It is so lovely & looks like very fine work.
CAS

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They definitely look like cotton balls in the sky. Love all your collectible Easter items. I love that plate your Nephew got you, it's perfect!

Sue said...

"Happy Everything"- I love it! Laurie, you always have the best holiday decor to show us. Love the new mirror and the basket full of eggs on display there. How can ya not love a goose? How astute of the grand to realize the clouds really did look like giant cotton balls! Out of the mouths of babes.... Thanks for hosting another party. hugs, Sue

Kathy said...

Lovely Easter decorations - love the garden girl and the eggs! Those clouds do look like colored cotton balls! Beautiful,
Kathy

Sarah said...

Cotton balls in the sky! That has to be the cutest, most adorable observation I've seen in a long time. Out of the mouths of babes ~ that's what I miss about being in a classroom. Sweet new finds, Laurie. ;-)
~ Sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing all your neat things!

Love the cotton balls in the sky!

Katherine

Pearl said...

Just such lovely things to bring the Easter spirit. I love your tree adorned with eggs. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Take care,

Queenie said...

I love that cloth with the bunnies on it..that's just too cute :) What an amazing sight in the sky too...so glad you could capture it...there's nothing like the handiwork of God :)
Happy SS!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Hi Laurie -- love your blog! I'm parking myself her for awhile to browse and I added your Saturday party button to my blog and am a new follower. I just adore all of your vintage bunny/Easter decorations! That burlap mat with the bunnies is fantastic!

Lady Katherine said...

Adore all your Easter eggs, tablecloth. The mirror is lovely! I love the basket! The clouds are wonderful, I'm so glad you went out too.
I received my wonderful gift, and I have been on the sofa at our store, reading away! Thank you so much for doing this for me! So sweet of you! Wish I could have been there! I know you all had a lovely time!!! Thank you with all my heart!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Pretty mirror and tbcloth, all those eggs are great! I'm totally in love with your ceramic basket, it's gorgeous! The burlap mat with bunnies is terrific! Love it!
Happy Easter
FABBY

mustard seeds said...

I just love that adorable platter. Seeing your picture of that tablecloth reminds me I have one almost like it. Hmm...I will have to find it. Enjoyed all your decorations. I just don't know how you have the energy to do it all.
Sheila

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I would have never thought to use aluminum trees to display Easter eggs--I bought some online when Kohl's were offering them on after-Christmas clearance. Hmmm...

Love the cotton ball clouds and glad your little sweetie got your attention to admire them!

Marlis said...

Cute tree. Love the bunny table topper too. and the daffodils cross stitch. Great treasures you have.

lulumusing said...

Christmas tree for Easter.....I love it, and I bet it's no accident that you have the perfect things to hang on its branches.
Like your granddaughter I love clouds. One of these days they will be the subject of a blog. Have a most wonderful week.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
How come you always have the cutest and funest stuff! I just love that Easter Basket and the bunny table topper too.
I went back and read your post with Michael Lee. You look so pretty in that pic, love your hair, love your dress!
Hugs to you my friend,
Cindy

Debbie said...

They do look exactly like cotton balls! That's really cool.

Or maybe scary. I can't decide.

I love your "Happy Everything" plate, Laurie. That's so cute.
Actually, all your festive Easter stuff is cute.