April 22, 2014

A $2 box of happiness...

While running errands last Saturday in preparation for Easter, there happened to be an estate sale advertised within a few miles of our house. It was day 2 of the sale and everything was 50% off.   The dolls are in great condition, but they need some Kim K. clothes.  
Lucky for me, a few holiday goodies were still sitting in the basement.
That black cat with the orange striped scarf is a big winner.
The floral picks will be put on my Halloween tree.
The felt handmade stocking will become part of my Christmas stocking valance.
A $2 box of happiness! Yippee for the return of estate sale season!

April 20, 2014

Easter Selfies!

The girls and I decided to do a few selfies in our Easter finery before church.
 May your day be filled with joy, peace and perhaps a bit of chocolate.
Wishing you a blessed Easter! 
 He is risen!

Easter hugs from our house to your own!

April 18, 2014

Easter is coming!!

As you've seen over these last few weeks, Easter holds a special place at our house.
Although we will be heading to my parent’s home for dinner after mass on Sunday, I decided to decorate our own dining room table for our own "early" Easter celebration. 
The garden/bunny tablecloth is now 17+ years old.
It's a Wilton Court tablecloth that has bunnies working in their garden.
The green dishes were formally my Great Aunt Marie’s which were then passed onto my late Grandmother. I feel honored to own them.
 The center piece is made with silk daffodils this year because the real ones are still hiding in our muddy brown yard.
As you can see, I filled the table with a few of my favorite Easter themed planters picked up from estate sales (as well as Caledonia Vintage Marketplace) and given Kim K. makeovers.
The yellow vintage nut cups were a recent estate sale purchase.
Happy "almost" Easter!
Wishing you a blessed Good Friday!

April 15, 2014

Our eggs-traordinary reveal (like you'd expect anything less)!

Several years ago, we made a couple of minion Easter eggs based on the Despicable Me movie.

 This picture was from 2011.
This year the girls have fallen in love with the movie Frozen and so we decided to make the snowman Olaf out of two of our non-dyed eggs.  

Out came my glue gun, marker, yarn, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.

 Isn't he rather cute?

Of course, we also made a few dyed eggs.    I don't know who has more fun decorating eggs (me or the girls)!

Another familiar Easter tradition is the return of Mr. Easter Bunny to the front porch.
Mr. Easter Bunny is sporting a new pink bow this year and I added some Christmas lights and plastic eggs to the window box.  I have a few more things to share later this week.  Until then, Easter hugs from our house to your own!!

PS.  We woke up to fresh snow this morning. 

I'm sure no one is surprised, but I had to document it on the blog.  
Today is only a high of 36 but we are expected to see 50s later this week. 

April 13, 2014

Mail call and the Easter Bunny plays with glue guns!

I have to thank two of my favorite blogging friends who recently sent me packages. 
 Linda from Lutaandco sent me a box filled with dolls just waiting for makeovers.

I haven't had time to play with all of them, but one of them is now ready for a future patriotic celebration at the Plantation dollhouse.
She also sent me several handmade Easter ornaments.

I just added some fresh white glitter and a few new embellishments.
She also included a few  pumpkins that will be perfect on my Halloween tree.  Thank you, Linda.

Lynne from Irish Garden House sent me two special vintage sugared eggs.
I worked hard to capture the interior with my camera. Here's a peek at one of the insides.
Thank you, Lynne.  Aren't blogging friends are so generous?  Thank you, ladies! 

Saturday morning, the Easter Bunny went on a quick trip to Five Below and purchased a couple of $1 wind up toys.

Did you know that the Easter Bunny plays with glue guns?

For those of you observing Lent, Happy Palm Sunday! The Easter decorating countdown continues at our house!  PS.  The Easter rabbit blow mold light will be making an appearance soon.