Easter table, golden eggs and polka dots

While going through all my things that were packed away in the basement, I found my collection of green depression glass and that was the starting point for this table.  I knew I wanted it to be fun and festive. What’s more fun than polka dots? I added metallic gold faux eggs  for a festive touch. Here’s how I created the tablescape.Easter table with golden eggs

 

The eggs and urn were spray painted with the blogger’s BFF, spray paint. The china, with a golden ring around the edge and the golden chargers are all part of a set I got at Sam’s Club a long time ago.Easter table

 

I used metallic paint and a foam pouncer brush to make the dots on an old tablecloth. It was a  quick and easy little project. The trick  is having just the right amount of paint on the brush, but it’s pretty forgiving and you can go back over it if there’s not enough paint.

.golden eggs

 

Coffee cups, lined up down the center of the table, hold the golden eggs in a little nest of green moss. I think the flowers look fake but they’re real grocery store flowers. Lately I can’t resist grocery store bouquets.polka dot Easter table

 

The depression glass adds a bit of green color. The turquoise napkins are from TJmaxx and the patterned bowls are from Big Lots.polka dot tablecloth

 

I think the polka dots are so cute! An unexpected touch of whimsy!natural dye Easter egg

 

Mottled green eggs in a napkin nest are nestled in the bowls.green egg

 

I rolled up the napkins diagonally and tucked them in the bowls. Then fluffed them up a little bit to create the nests.

 

Have a very Happy Easter.

 

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

 

Pops of bright color to welcome Spring

This post should be titled, purple bunnies, gold and silver eggs, painted glass jars and DIY Easter grass…….so many colorful things going on!   Painting glass jars has been done all over blogland and I’m slow to hopping on this trend but I decided to try painting mason jars with Valspar’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. It’s a bright color and not to everyone’s liking but in small doses it looks pretty…..that’s just my opinion.  A bouquet of flowers from the grocery store looks perfect in the painted jar helps, brightens up the kitchen and my mood. I had a serious case of the winter doldrums!
painted mason jar
I really like this cheery look in my kitchen. The tablecloth is from Target and the “move mountains” tag was with a Miss Mustard seed tee shirt that I won.
radiant orchid painted mason jar
I used primer on the jars before I painted them. You can see brush strokes but that adds to the charm!
Next I painted a glass vase that had a design on it.
radiant orchid painted vase
Painting it helped  make the design more noticeable. I added pussy willow stems and put it in the dining room and there it is! Amazing what a little color can do!
painted vase radiant orchid
It’s a nice punch of color in the corner of the room. I think Valspar may have chosen this color because it complements the grays and greige colors that are so popular now. Could be….
img class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-3731″ src=”http://www.thebungalowblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Easter-bunny-centerpiece-417×625.jpg” alt=”Easter bunny centerpiece” width=”417″ height=”625″ />
The verdict is out on these painted bunnies. Since they were in need of freshening up they got painted too.
Easter bunny radiant orchid gold eggs
This will be the centerpiece at Easter. Orchid bunnies and gold and silver eggs! It’ll be whimsical for sure.
gold and silver Easter eggs
The faux eggs were spray painted with metallic gold and silver. There’s also gold and silver wrapping paper in the Easter grass. No need to buy Easter grass. Just put it through your paper shredder.  You could use any colorful paper. Leftover wrapping paper, magazines or any shredded paper.
I’m so glad that cold and dark weather is almost gone and it helps to lighten up with some bright color inside…….a little Radiant Orchid, some fresh flowers, purple bunnies, pretty shredded paper and gold and silver eggs! Yes it’s Spring…..finally!
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

Happy Easter

Spring is a favorite time of year. We celebrate this time of renewal and Christ’s resurrection. He is risen!

bunny cake 2013 2

I hope you enjoy this day surrounded by your family and friends!

bunny cake 2013

Mark 16:1-8,   When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

"Don’t be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ “

Christ is risen INDEED!

 

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

L’eggs eggs, remember these?

 

Remember when L’eggs pantyhose came in an egg? In the early 90’s they stopped using the plastic eggs and put them in a box instead.

From: HanesBrands Inc. has ceased packaging the hosiery in the hard plastic shells. Notwithstanding the secondary uses for the eggs by crafters, artists, and hobbyists, the two-part plastic egg containers were seen as an example of wastefulness.

That is just a shame! We are not wasteful! Think of all the ways bloggers and crafters could use them. Burlap wrapped, silver leafed, decoupaged, blackboard paint……..

 

 

 

Legg’s were the only pantyhose I ever wore, back in the day when I wore pantyhose.

 

So I got a little nostalgic when I found a bag of Legg’s eggs at the thrift store. They reminded me of my younger days!

 

2

With a little white glue and yarn they become colorful Easter eggs. Just brush on the glue and start wrapping the yarn around and around.4 I found it easier to start at the tips and end in the middle, wrapping each end separately so I could still open the eggs.

3

Nothing beats a great pair of L’eggs {eggs}Winking smileand they hold plenty of treats too! What’s your favorite Easter candy?

Peeps! I love me some sugary purple peeps!

 

Debbie (((xx)))

An Easter card for YOU

Romans 6:8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.


~Have a Blessed Easter~

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew:28, 5-6

glitter-graphics.com

These are two of my favorite Easter hymns that I love singing.

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! ( I especially like singing the Alleluia part!)
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Words: Charles Wesley, 1739
Music:Lyra Davidica, 1708
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!

Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
Words & Music: Ro­bert Low­ry
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Try not to overeat….ham & chocolate bunnies, peanut butter eggs, fresh asparagus, hot rolls, yummy carrot cake with cream cheese icing……..Oh My!

Easter Blessings to you & your loved ones!