Hello my friends! Thank you SO MUCH for all the wonderful and sweet comments about our anniversary.. it was like having a big worldwide party and it meant so much to both of us! The lilacs finally got to the blooming point to be cut for a bouquet yesterday - and here they are in all their glory on the dining room table, scenting the house with their exotic perfume. I *LOVE* lilacs! I have 3 color varieties, white, dark purple and good old fashioned farm lavender. Don't you want to bury your nose in here and breathe in deeply?
The dining room table all set up with my Easter collections. Oops, a light bulb is burned out but it's fixed now.
I had to move the things to the end of the table to get some good photos as they were backlit before. I put some of our fresh eggs in my vintage wooden egg holder and put out my 3 little ceramic Peter Rabbit figurines.
See the speckled egg? We got a chicken that was "supposed" to be an Ameracauna.. her name is Shelby and she's very pretty.. but seemingly did not ever lay eggs.. until now we have a different colored egg than ever before so I think she has begun to lay. The dark brown is from the Cuckoo Maran named "Hershey" as her eggs look like chocolate. The aqua egg is from Gracie - our grey feathered Ameracauna. The light brown egg is from Buffy - the Buff Orpington.
I made 2 more crocheted Easter eggs - they fit just right in my vintage glass chick egg cups! :-)
I love my Royal Doulton Peter Rabbit family of bunnies. Mrs. Rabbit and Bunnies, Fierce Bad Rabbit and Mrs. Flopsy Bunny. :-)
The cast of characters.
My basket of crocheted eggs, a chick and the Peep I made last year. I may need to make more of those!
Fun fun crochet!
A favorite is this Beatrix Potter figurine of Mrs. Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny". That she is knitting makes me smile so big!
My Peep.. I need a yellow one and blue one and maybe a purple one.. right?
I just took a walkabout outside and my first rose is in bloom! My 4th of July rose.. isn't that amazing?
We have a little volunteer in the yard - it was there last year and it's back - it's a Bluebell! Isn't it sweet?
My white Azalea is starting to bloom.. in my "white garden".. next to my white lilac. I think I need to plant some white Irises in front of them.
I peeked into our front walk garden in the picket fence and saw the beginnings of my Lily-of-the-Valley bloom. Oh boy.. I wait for this all year. Soon I will pick a full little bouquet of them and put them in my pretty little hobnail vases and set them about the house to scent the rooms.
A tightly furled Rhododendron beginning to open.
Our DIL Kristi got this amazing photo of my special tulip we bought at the Tulip Festival last year.. isn't it gorgeous?
Are you all set for Easter? We have a special ham, and I'm going to try making "smashed" potatoes and our birthday boys have requested homemade Macaroni and cheese - Kristi has all kinds of fun plans as it's also the birthday party for the little guys and our other son and his family will be joining us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Now, I'm off to join Gracie for lunch and then swimming. ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ ((hugs)), Teresa :-)