"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Decorating

 I bought this Easter Lily at the grocery store and stuck it in the copper champagne bucket from E.Dehillerin, Paris.  That bucket proves to be handy time and again.
 I always enjoy decorating for Easter and every year I haul out these wooden eggs that I bought on etsy about eight years ago.  How do you like their lil' baskets?
Lil' Easter Egg Baskets

 We are a long way from seeing tulips or anything colourful in our gardens so thank heavens for tulips from the grocery.  I bought these apricot tulips, choosing them from hundreds of bunches.  They were so pretty that I went back for more the next day... and they were all gone.  Looks like everyone needs a shot of spring colour these days.
 I'll be cooking from my new favourite cookbook this weekend: A Kitchen in France.
Parisian Sole on Good Friday
 The recipes!  The photos!  The dogs and the children!

Speaking of dogs, here's the Welcome Committee:
Scout, Welcome Committee
I think we need to talk about Easter outfits, how about you?
xoxDani

37 comments:

  1. Love your choices for Easter decor Dani. That copper champagne bucket is gorgeous as are the eggs!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
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    1. Thank you Karena, a copper champagne bucket is never disappointing ;)

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  2. Love it! We never had lilies in the house growing up because my mother's brother died at easter time and that's what everyone sent the house so they had very sad conations for her. I haven't gotten my flowers yet, but my table has bunnies all over the center. it is quite horrifying garish in a small child kind of way and I love it! Glad Scout is watching for me to arrive (I wish!). As you know, we are doing an easter brunch Saturday morning, trying to beat Jesus out of that cave I guess. I did up the menu today so will have to go buy what's needed tomorrow. Since we will start around 10 .am. that can only mean one thing: mimosas!!!! What will I wear???? Oh gosh. we will probably still be in PJS!

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    1. Oh yes there will be mimosas. I'm going to dress up all weekend, I have had such low outfit moments these last months, sweater pants, grey black blah blah, I love Easter for the colours. See what our Hexicon is wearing, we should copy as best we can!

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    2. Okay - colour it is! Will take pics!

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  3. Loving the Welcome Committee - hope she doesn't frighten off the Bunny! ;)

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    1. Fred it's likely. Scout is the biggest goof ever but she only wants to love... and eat bunnies.

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  4. Oh come down here! The tulips, daffodils, cherry trees are all starting to bloom. We actually mowed the grass last week. I am trying to decide what to take to Italy...my go to dress mysteriously shrank a bit in the closet since last wear, ugh. So bring on the spring outfits.

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    1. Mowing grass, I forgot that was a thing. Aaaargh desperate for spring. It is warm today (8C) but it's supposed to snow again next week.
      Do you want to workshop your packing-up for Italy?

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  5. I have a new eBay find--Kate Spade pink tweed suit. It's a bit OTT, trimmed with tweed fringe, pink chiffon, and chartreuse rhinestones and paillettes, but if you can't wear that on Easter when can you wear it? This non-churchgoer needs *something* to get her through Easter mass. Happy Triduum to those who celebrate.

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    1. Hex it sounds totally fabulous I love it!

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  6. Oh Scout, how adorable are you? I love you. You should have been the top picture (now I'm sounding like my Mum)
    Hope you are well Dani, much love, Jody

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    1. Jody she's cute isn't she, good thing because she is a sock-eating rascal as well. xx

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  7. Our daffs are blooming and the tulips are almost out...I'm a big fan of buying flowers to cheer up the home. Your blue and white jug is a perfect vessel for those pretty tulips...looks like Emma Bridgewater! I plan to go to E. Dehillerin in Paris but have no plans to buy anything too big or heavy and if I do..I'll have to have it shipped home!!!
    Happy Easter and do tell us what you plan to wear.

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    1. Good spotting Hostess that is EB! You must go even just to buy a whisk and some wooden spoons.

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  8. I posted my Easter garden - that's my bit for the cause! I love your copper bucket. Covet it, in fact:). For outfits I suspect I'll be in gardening clothes, so I'll live vicariously on everyone else's finery. xox.

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    1. Lisa I must go have a look at your garden, ours is muck and snow!

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  9. Dani,
    I do hope those sweater pants have been evacuated away from the premises...or I may have to task Scout with a chew project. Perhaps they can be 're-purposed' (I know how you gals love that word!) as part of a scarecrow ensemble in some precious organic (natch!) cornfield.
    Love the Easter Lily and place it in a sightline with those festive eggs and please have sis bring us each a mimosa to my window seat perch.

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    1. G they are still in my possession but barely!

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  10. How lovely! I love easter and hopefully this tiny warm spell means good shoes can be worn.

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    1. Jen I don't think good shoes are an option outdoors unless they are our best wellies. ;)

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  11. I look forward to Easter dinner for months. I cannot wait for Sunday to come. I'll have a lot of flowers in the house as décor. I wish I had some baskets full of beautiful wooden eggs!

    Scout looks so serious about her duties as greeter. Our little one is the same way. He can watch the window intently for hours.

    I am looking forward to hearing about the Easter outfit, Dani. I need inspiration.

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    1. DF she takes her job very seriously indeed, and she sleeps right next to the front door during the day, the marble floor there is heated but it means she can pounce up as soon as someone approaches. I wonder that she doesn't frighten the mailman out of his wits.xo

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  12. Love your apricot tulips Dani, especially with the blue and white vase. We are supposed to get snow flurries this weekend - I'm sure I'll still be in boots and parka for the Easter Vigil!

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    1. Patricia yes it is a cold weekend for the Easter bunny! :)

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  13. We are having snow flurries this week,too. I have begun with some salmon pink tulips, and I may progress to some yellow daffs. Our garden bulbs are barely emerging, if they can be seen at all with the snow pack, but the yard will be bursting with flowers in a month or so. No spring outfits here yet, but I wore them all winter in the south so can't complain.

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    1. Lane do you wish you were still in Florida? Imagine your garden in a month's time it will be glorious.

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  14. Dear Dani.
    What beautifully subdued colours on those pretty wooden eggs!
    And you have done a perfect job of co-ordinating your flowers and vases.
    Now to hone those skills on your Spring garb......
    Noticed Brora has some splendid Spring colours and florals on their dresses this year...
    Perhaps one can find its way into your basket, across the ocean and into your brand new wardrobe.??
    Have a blessed Easter - hopefully with all the family under your maternal wing.
    And stay safe - which undoubtedly you will with that shaggy pile guarding the door. Too precious!
    Helen : )

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    1. Helen she is a shaggy pile, isn't she adorable. I have looked at Brora for spring and of course they have gorgeous things as usual, but with our low currency I'm not tempted. For once! xo

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  15. Hello Dani,

    The Lilium Regale looks truly wonderful and, teamed with the copper ice bucket, is truly chic. We can sniff the scent from here. There is really nothing better than the perfume that these flowers exude. It reminds us of the soapy scents which emanate from the bathroom when one s having a long and luxurious soak.

    Easter is such a promising time of year and fully deserves being dressed up for. The fish receipt looks and will surely taste delicious and we can just imagine it being served in style with your looking every bit the glamorous part as the hostess. Wishing you all a joyful Eastertide!

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    1. Thank you Jane and Lance! I'll be cooking that Parisian sole this evening, I think with a cream sauce I can hardly go wrong. Happy Easter to you both xo

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  16. Scout is so precious. I love his hair! I Don't think you can go wrong with tulips in any color. But especially not with that color + blue and white. Love it! Happy Easter!

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    1. Stephen Andrew I'm still thinking over your wonderful Easter post.
      Yes doesn't Scout have wonderful blonde hair? xo!

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  17. Fabulous, I love it in the copper champagne bucket! Scout is darling and huge:)) Tulips are always a happy flower to me. I just wish they lasted longer on my house.

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    1. Jennifer if I don't give them fresh water every day mine don't last long either, I think it's the indoor heating that does it to them.
      She is a big dog, 70lbs plus loads of shaggy fur! :)

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  18. Apricot tulips are a particular favorite of mine and I love to make arrangements of them with green parrot tulips when I can find them. They never fail to cheer me up - no wonder all the bunches were gone when you returned for more!

    Adore your Easter eggs - Happy Easter Dani!

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    1. CD that sounds a beautiful combination, you have such an eye for colour and arrangement. Happy Easter to you and your family :)

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