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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Tablescape -Bunny Ears!

Welcome to my Easter Table!
The bunnies have joined us for this year's Easter celebrations.
I love these little plates that just have the bunny ears peeking over the edge.
I bought these on clearance after last Easter.

Here is another bunny that had to get into the action.
But I don't mind - this one is offering Dove chocolate!
 I did purchase some new clear glass plates that have an interesting bubble edge to them.
I picked up some flat branch willows at my favorite local store, Paper Twigs.
added some tulips and baby's breath for my centerpiece.
Right now I am working on my Lenten promises, so its off to set up for my church's fish fry for tomorrow night.

I hope you are having fun getting ready for your Easter Celebration. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann 

Sources:
Napkins and Pink plates - Pottery Barn two years ago
Easter Plates - Happy Easter Set of 4 by Rae Dunn - clearance at Marshall's last year
Cream color bunny rim plates - clearance at Marshalls about 3 years ago
Glass plates and spring twig wreaths used as chargers - Amish Country Peddler in Walnut Creek
Burlap placements - Pier One Imports
Flatware - Ikea

I am linked up at:
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Tablescape with Hyacinths

I'm celebrating the season with a Spring Tablescape,
Although, the season doesn't really want to celebrate here, just yet. We still had some snow coming down!
No Hyacinths blooming around here, so I had to buy my own spring at Trader Joe's!
and fake it some more with my little grape hyacinth tins!
I used some polka dot placemats - for some reason polka dots remind me of spring.
Mixing patterns is always fun, so I used some checked napkins.

Now, if we could just get Mother Nature to do her thing and warm things up around here,
then it would really feel like spring!

I hope the start of your spring is going well.

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann


I am linking up at:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Patrick's Day -B'gosh and Begorrah! it's Shamrocks!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
B'gosh and Begorrah! We are among the shamrocks at our table.
St. Patrick's Day has always been a fun day at our house,
not because we are Irish, because we aren't!
But, we celebrate anyway because it is my birthday!!

I've added some shamrock's  - which means young clover - I figured if I called them shamrock's I might feel just as young!
And who is that hiding among the shamrocks?
 That bunny is making an early appearance.
I hope you have some fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

Sources:
White Plates and goblets- World Market several years ago but I believe the still carry them
Flatware and polka dot napkins - Homegoods several years ago
Striped/floral napkin - Butternchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek, Ohio several years ago
Burlap placemats - Pier 1 Imports
Silk Shamrock plants - Homespun Treasures in Walnut Creek, Ohio


I made the moss napkin rings several years ago for this post
Spring Garden
  You may also enjoy some of my previous St. Patrick's Day posts
       Ewe & McGregor    or   Cabbage, Parsley and Potatoes

I am linking up to the following parties:
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today is Barbie's Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Barbie!
 She looks pretty good for 58, doesn't she?
Barbie and I are the same age, born only about a week apart.
Call me jealous, but I think she has had some "plastic" surgery over the years!?! 
Everyone has varying opinions about this iconic doll.  I am a Barbie girl at heart.  All the girls in our neighborhood would get together and play Barbie's all day long.  We often made her clothes,  or furniture and cars out of boxes, we got very creative.   I'm not even sure if there was such a thing as a Barbie DreamHouse back then.  To us Barbie was just fun!! 

When I grew up I had the pleasure of working for Mattel Toys for many years as a retail service representative and was fortunate enough to be able to work with their trade services department at many of their trade shows.   When I retired two years ago, my boss made those fun champagne flutes for my retirement dinner!  

I hope you enjoyed this fun little birthday tribute to a real doll!

Thanks for stopping by
Ann

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage