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)))

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!

 

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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.

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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)))

Eggs, over easy

Over easy (dippy eggs) is my favorite way to eat eggs.

  From wikipedia, Over easy’ cooked on both sides; the yolk is a light runny and the egg white is fully cooked. "Over easy" fried eggs are also commonly referred to as dippy eggs or dip eggs by Marylanders, by Pennsylvania Dutch persons living in central Pennsylvania and those living around them, mainly due to the practice of dipping toast into the yolk while eating.

So when you say dippy eggs around these parts, people know what you’re talking about.

Source These are sunny side up, definitely not dippy.

Fry Perfect Eggs

And these yolks look cooked a little too much for my liking.

 

 

 

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As much as I love the perfect dippy eggs, I CANNOT make them at home!

I think my cooking technique is ok. It’s the flipping technique that’s impossible for me to master!

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This was my lunch. I end up with broken yolks every time and hardly any dippy! Every    single     time.

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Will I ever attain nirvana?  Steak and the perfect dippies! So good!

Eggs over easy, home fries without onions, rye toast, and sausage.  Enough to take some home.

From Mayfield Diner in PA

I dream of putting on my apron and pearls, à la June Cleaver and serving up the perfect eggs.  So I’m sending out an SOS.  Making the perfect dippy egg is on my bucket list……..I know….pathetic,  truly pathetic, but help me please!

 

Debbie (((xx)))