Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Decorating

I'm at work today trying to recuperate from Easter weekend. It was wonderful but exhausting. I had 20 for Easter dinner and the kids egg hunt. One of my favorite parts of hosting holiday dinners is the decorating, (keeping fun ideas for kids in mind).
I started with the candle for the table, a cute idea I found on "Pinterest", A glass vase, the bottom filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peep rabbits surround a candle set in the middle.

I set it in the center of my cake stand,

surrounded by hot-rod rabbits made from Twinkies, pretzel steering wheels, and Life Saver car wheels (another idea from Pinterest). For the gluten-free kids I made a chocolate cake and cut out a few car shapes. They loved them.


Sitting on the (finally shut off)  wood stove in an antique pink dish (that was my husband's great-grandma's) was a rabbit my girlfriend made me years ago..

Somehow it worked even with the neon yellow grass!

Outside to greet everyone I changed out my flower pot by taking out some of the winter greens and berries, adding in fresh pussy willows and eggs. Soon I'll be replacing all with flowers for the summer. I can't wait. 

Last week at quilt bee my friend showed her quilt she just finished for her grandsons high school graduation, made with his favorite sports t-shirts and some pictures of him playing sports transferred to fabric. Keeping this idea in mind for my grandsons, luckily quite a few years away.

Tomorrows my birthday and Earth day so I will be celebrating (a little after work) in the studio natural dyeing with some flowers my husband bought me. See you soon and have a great day!


Anonymous said...

love your Easter decorating!! Have a great birthday and enjoy your time in your dye studio. Enjoy your special day with those you love and make lots of great memories!! Love ya Kathy! Deb C

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday, Kathy -- what a great holiday to celebrate alongside. Your Easter decorations are wonderful, and, yes, you deserve a rest now, girlfriend. ;) Will watch for your latest dyeing project. Happy wishes coming your way! xoxo

Deb Hardman said...

Happy Birthday-Earthday Girlfriend! I hope it was wonderful!It's still the 22nd here, but the 23rd already at your house! I wish I could play in the studio with you. Your card was ready to be mailed last week ago, but my personal postman couldn't read my mind, so he didn't mail it out until Monday!

Deb Hardman said...

Oh, & the Easter decorations are super cute! you always make your house so cozy & welcoming!

Anonymous said...

Madame there a special agenda for our next meeting? Let me know please, Thanks and see you at the meeting. Deb C. :)

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Deb,
I'm still working on tonights agenda, and it's going to be a great one. I did tell Kay yesterday she's in danger of not being reelected if she doesn't keep up the good work as meeting/retreat coordinator.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Thank you for all the birthday wishes, I love my Earthday/birthday! Only I wish it didn't come with growing older part.

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