Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I’d been thinking for weeks about what I would show and write for
an Easter post.
Still not sure???
but a few weeks ago I decided to
make our breakfast table look a little more Springy


Remember my cute sheep that I got from Susie ?
I had fun playing around with them on the table

The glass dome was one I bought at the fleamarket
a few weeks back for $5. It had a horrible dried
flower arrangement in it that had seen better days.
….and boy was it stuck on with a lot of glue.
They must not have had hot glue guns back then
…..that glue comes off much easier.
I still need to paint the base white but for now I can live with it.



These were our Valentine carnations that I dried.
Inspired by June.
The queen of dried flowers.
Have you ever seen her dried peonies????
I envy her garden and at times her dry climate.
My peonies would rot before they could ever dry that beautifully.


s and p

These salt and pepper shakes I bought in a thrift store yrs ago.
Just realized that they were in the shape of eggs : )
and perfect of Easter.

Well I’m running late as usual
it’s already 3 in the afternoon on Sunday
so going home and adding
fresh flowers to the table
for Easter dinner…..
but before that
going to do a little yard work.



It's me said...

Happy easter weekend darling......enjoy.....have fun !! love love

Dorthe said...

Carole, and a Happy Easter to you, too.
I love your table with the little sweet spring "fairi" in the dome-and the beautifully dried flowers.Wishing you a happy sunday.

erin said...

hi carole,
your table looks lovely and the egg s+p shakers are cute. I know what you mean about drying is so HUMID here it is very difficult to dry flowers properly, at least the hyrangeas do well for drying, but i could never dry a peony.

happy easter,

Denise said...

Your table looks beautiful. I never have had any success drying flowers. Yours look lovely! Happy Easter to you too!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Happy Easter to you and I loved seeing all your Spring decorations around your gorgeous home.
well done for drying the carnations and it is great that they retained the pretty pink colour.


oldgreymare said...

Happy Easter. Hope you two are having a wonderful day.<3


A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Easter Carole!
We had a beautiful sunny day here...hope you did too!!

stefanie said...

wishing you a Happy Easter!!!

Anne Marie... said...

beautiful Easter to you Carole!!

June is a constant inpsiration to me too...

hope you are doing well and btw: I love the picture of Jelly and Mr.G -

hope to see you in May?!??
Anne Marie


Hi Carole, love the center piece, is there one in your store for sale? Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs Mary

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I usually read blogs in the early morning, so unfortunately I'm too late to wish you a Happy Easter. Hopefully you had a lovely day and a wonderful dinner. The glass dome with the figurine is pretty. I never see glass domes at the flea over here. Your Paris platter and vase are very pretty and your dried carnations look wonderful.
I hope you got some warmer weather in the meanwhile. While the middle and South of Germany has temperatures about 71 and more, we only get 53 today. The wind makes it feel even a little bit colder but we enjoy the sunshine anyway.
Have a great week!
Warm wishes and big hugs,

slommler said...

Beautiful table...!!
My Easter was uneventful and quiet and filled with love and thanksgiving!!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Morning Carole...

These photos are gorgeous and the color scheme is so tranquil.....

Still no spring here in this section of CT, how about you? LOL!

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Everything looks beautiful!!! Hope your Easter was filled with joy!

June said...

How in the world did I ever miss three of your posts Carole? Wow, did those carnations dry awesome! Thank you so much for such a compliment on my dried blooms!!!
I can't get over your beautiful pictures in this and the post before this one. I love it when I get the chance to see what you see through your lens. To me, that is the best part, capturing simple beauty that we have around us everyday.
I guess I don't have to ask how your Easter was. I can see it was just lovely.
big hugs from me....

Karen said...

That is a lovely Easter table Carole. I love the spring decoration under the cloche. Those carnations really dried beautifully.

EFT Abundance said...

Your ideas are just divine! Your Easter table is definitely divine!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hope you had a joyful Easter, Carole! Love those dried peonies! For some reason, they remind me of my late sweet grandmother. ♥

xoxo laurie

Madam Butterfly said...

What a darling tablescape! Thank you for the idea for drying carnations!

Prior said...

What a lovely setting, Carole. lovely dried carnations.

Poppy said...

Hi Carole,

your table looks adorable....

I hope you had a lovely Easter!

Lou xxx

A New England Life said...

Carole, your house is always lovely, no matter the season. And you always have nice decorating ideas!

Thank you for pointing the way towards Junes blog. It's very nice, indeed! I wonder if you put Peonies in the refrigerator to dry if that would work? Cool and dry might give just the effect of what your looking for. I find her dried arrangements to be very inspiring!

Did you enjoy hot temps yesterday? I heard it was in the mid 80's in CT. We only made it to the mid 50's here in NH : ( said...

Sooo pretty Carole:) Hope your Easter was a beautiful one.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I keep missing your posts Carole.. sneaking them in while I was sleeping!! [good name for a movie.. but bad english]

So I love these shots and the whole look you have created here.. and please send me your dinnerware NOW!!

Have a lovely week .. ciao xxx Julie

Theresa said...

I just love those little sheep Carole, and your sweet fairy is just adorable, what would we do without glass domes? I will have to tell Z about the Peter O'toole comment. lol! t. xoxo

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Tamara Jansen said...

Love your easter table setting! And your blog is beautiful too. Hope you have a busy and successful spring.

From one greenhouse gal to another :)

Bleudelavande said...

I hope is not too late to wish you a happy Eater time!
Your Easter table is so beautiful!!!!
Have a nice week

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what a beautiful post- love your table- so inviting. your spring wishes greeter is charming...