Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Blessings



                                                                Easter Blessings
                       I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter. We had our family for dinner so with a
                       big family it works good to have the little ones sitting a there own little tables
                       so I set this one up with a Peter Rabbit theme.
                                                          Love these plates!

                                Did you notice the vintage Easter tablecloth ~ perfect!
                            The little chairs got a fresh coat of paint as well as the dresser behind it,
                            just in time for Easter.

After dinner the little ones enjoyed an
Easter egg hunt indoors but ran off
some energy outdoors too.

                                                           Easter vignette.
                     I thought I should show you one of my projects this week ~ this dresser
                     is one we have had for many years but it was creamy white before.
                     I painted it Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore and put a dark wax
                    from Annie Sloan on it. I think I need to play with the wax on it
                    a bit more but still I am pleased with it.
                                                 One of our tables set for Easter......not fancy but we
                                                 enjoyed our meal and time together. We usually have
                                                 a roast beef and ham dinner but decided on a turkey
                                                 dinner this year as everyone likes turkey best.

                                    The library is used as a ding area when everyone comes
                                     for a meal ~ we move out the small round table and put
                                     this plain folding table in it's place and haul our extra
                                     chairs up from the basement.


                                                         Tulips and roses for these bouquets.

           It was a lovely Easter but I must admit it is early to bed for me tonight!

                    There is one more day left to enter my giveaway for my Afternoon Tea
                    book just leave a comment here if you haven't already.

                                                                         Thank you for visiting,
                                                                                                  Carolyn

                                                                        

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Walking Tour of Celebration ,Florida



                                                                Hello Everyone,
                                 I hope your week is going well. We have had a painter in this
                                 giving a few rooms a new coat of paint and so things have been
                                 topsy turvy around here as we move furniture,dishes,pictures etc.
                                and then trying to get it all back in order before Easter when our
                                family all come for dinner.
                                     Anyway,I am finally getting a few minutes to take you on a
                                little walking tour on one of my favorite places to go in
                               Florida.
                                    I certainly enjoyed seeing colorful blooms again.



                                                What a nice way to start a street.
                                     In the middle of some streets they have these pretty
                                     little parks to sit and enjoy the sights,
The downtown part of Celebrations from across the water.

                                                     Love this waterway in between the streets.


                                                         The shops downtown.
                                               A pretty Victorian style home.
                                                 Love all the pretty porches too!



                             I am noticing a fondness for yellow ~it seems to suit the southern sun.








           I hope I didn't wear you out but there are so many pretty homes and all
                     are so well kept.....I think it is the neatest town I have ever seen!
                    Celebration is only a few minutes from where we stayed so it was
                    a pleasant place to go for lunch , a walk and then a Kilwins
                   icecream cone.
                                 Thank you to all who left sweet comments on my last
                   post and if you would like to enter the draw for my Afternoon
                      Tea book there is still time just leave a comment on my
                  previous post below.
                       I hope to be back again in a day or two but just in case
                    Easter Blessings to you all!

                                                            Carolyn