We've only been back a week or so, but it's been busy. So, an interruption in some of the travel posts to catch up on some seasonal fun!
We started our Easter weekend with the annual egg-dyeing-Life-of-Brian tradition with our friends Mark and Jan. This year I did half hard boiled, half raw and I only got one mixed up when I started opening them!
The next day was a paint-your-pet workshop. This was great fun and I learned a lot of new tips!
Here's my girl. I have a long way to go to fully capture her technique-wise, but I learned a lot and for a first time portrait, I was happy. Michelle, the instructor, was terrific and we have a good group to work with.
Of course there was a trip to the market for flowers and veggies. Everything was springy and joyful!
I knew I'd add a few more things to the decorations! Last year's Southern Exposure wreath was moved about till it found a new home!
And, I brought out the Pendelfin bunnies I collected decades ago. Their beautifully painted faces still charm me.
One of last year's Make-and-Take wreaths got an Easter update!
A new bunny, tulips, definitely ready for spring!
And visit Emily at The French Hutch! Her post on using a grapevine wreath to make a wonderful centerpiece filled with spring plants inspired me to make one of my own.
They are set on a tray, over which is a grapevine wreath. A little moss and Easter bits finish it off. Thanks again for the inspiration, Emily!
A fully set table, friends and family for dinner.
Dogs outside, please!
And a showstopper dessert. I'll share more on this one in a future post! But think Nigella Lawson, Lemon Meringue Cake. Not hard and wonderful!
Here's hoping everyone's Easter was beautiful.
This post is linked to Talk of the Town and Thoughts of Home on Thursday, where you'll find all sorts of fun decorating, home, travel posts and more creative ideas than you can imagine!
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