Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Simple Easter Breakfast Tablescape


New size 125 tall 

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This is my first time participating in Susan’s  84th Tablescape Thursday. I’ve set a really simple table by using a lace tablecloth that I found at a yard sale last fall. To add a little color, woven straw placemats in spring green were used for each of the place settings. White dinner plates and floral luncheon plates and bowls were placed on top of them.  Nothing fancy, by any means~ just pretty, pastel, spring colors that let us know that a new season is upon us.  






The centerpiece of the table is a large cloche covering a moss covered basket filled with speckled wooden eggs. A garland of faux dogwood blossoms encircles the bottom of the dome.






Each luncheon plate and bowl has a different bouquet of flowers embellishing it.




I used two different colored napkins and wrapped them with faux tea roses and ivy.  I alternated pink and green egg cups to the right of the napkins and  vintage green juice glasses to the left.



Who wouldn’t want to eat a soft cooked egg from this sweet little eggcup?




A small iron stand holds salt and pepper shakers, as well as a sugar bowl.




This little bunny is holding a watering can and is ready to get her garden growing.




And this rabbit looks as if he is ready for a snack.


I’m looking forward to eating a nice breakfast casserole and some fresh fruit,  as well as enjoying some pomegranate juice and a hot cup of coffee on Easter morning. I might even add a chocolate egg or some jelly beans as my dessert!  Do you get dessert with breakfast?!


New size 125 tall click on button


Hope you have a joyous Easter Holiday! 


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tole and More…



It’s time, once again, to visit Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures. Stop by to see what she and all of her party participants are showing as their thrifty finds.


Although I didn’t get out to visit any sales this week, I’ve been wanting to show the tole tray that I found at an estate sale back before the holidays.  It measures about 9x21 inches, is in pretty good condition, and I only paid $22 for it. I’d like to start collecting them, and I’ll definitely be on the look-out for more once the season gets into full swing.

tray close-up

While out at the drug store picking up a prescription, I found this little guy and couldn’t resist bringing him home with me.


Quack, Quack, Quack……..      Couldn’t you just see him floating in a bathtub, head bobbing up and down?

But wait…………..


He’s a hollow piece of chocolate candy!!!!  At $.99  I think he was a darn good bargain and he’ll make a great addition to an Easter vignette.

And speaking of vignettes, I added this paper mache’ bunny rabbit to my dining room table decor.

paper mache bunny

I’m always thinking ahead to the holidays when I’m shopping summer garage sales. I picked this up at a sale in my neighborhood for a quarter. Can you say Bargain?!

bunny table

While these eggs and bunnies may look like chocolate, they definitely are not edible.  There is NO WAY I would dare set out the real thing. I’d be nibbling every time I walked by!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Leap Frog Bunnies


Although there is a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning and the temperatures are in the 20’s, I wanted to show you what brightened up my day as I came down the stairs.



This pretty spring bouquet was given to me by a thoughtful neighbor who thought we would enjoy it while Mr. S is recuperating. He likes fresh flowers and thought the hydrangeas in this arrangement were particularly pretty.










Do you see  who is playing a game of leap frog in this bouquet?





Why, it’s those little bunnies on a stick that were so popular in blogland last spring!



I’m hoping that these flowers will stay fresh until Mr. S gets home from the hospital, but I’m glad that he was able to see them before he went in. We are still waiting to hear what his doctors are planning as a course of action to prevent the problem he encountered after his surgery last week. Three operations within the course of 10 weeks is not something he had anticipated. He had been feeling so well and was enjoying walks through the neighborhood on his crutches. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts.

Lots of hugs,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We Have A Winner!!


I got up this morning, tallied the entries for my Anniversary Give-away,  and used the Random Number selector to choose a winner for these prizes.



monogram ~ twiceasnice 

Graphic Wall Vinyl  from the twins @ Twice as Nice Lettering





Assorted goodies from my estate sale-ing.


The winner is……………………………………………………………..


bj 001   Sweet Nothing’s own BJ who said….

O, Sue...I am just about beside myself over this generous and YUMMY giveaway. Everything is just PERFECT!! I, too, have ordered things from the sweet twins and been so pleased with their work. They are very good at what they do. I do love buying things from our blogging sister friends MUCH more than shopping in stores. Etsy shops are wonderful.
I am a follower..have been since this all started, I guess. Thank you so much for giving us all a chance at winning this wonderful prize.
Havin' a hissy fit...:O)
xo bj

Congratulations BJ!!!   You and the twins can get together to select your colors for the monogram and your package will be on its way soon.

Thanks to everyone else who entered to help celebrate this occasion. I really appreciate all of your friendship! 




~Update on the hub’s health…..

Wanted to let you know that Mr. S had to go back into the hospital on Tuesday for emergency surgery on his leg. The doctors thought he had compartmental syndrome, which could have caused him to lose his leg. They removed a massive hematoma and he is out of intensive care now and we are just waiting to hear test results.

I will be away from blogging for a while longer now. Sheesh, and just when I thought we were turning the corner and he was doing so well with his recovery from the initial surgery back in January.  Take care, all.   xo Sue

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A-thriftin’ I have been and a give-away reminder….


Thought I’d show you some more of the goodies I found while out on a couple of my thrifting excursions last week.  Along with some vintage items, I found a few more Easter decorations, including this Fitz and Floyd bunny plate that I’m displaying on the checkerboard table in the kitchen.


He’s so sweet looking, with that garland of flowers around his neck. I don’t think the seller knew what she was getting rid of. I snatched him up for the paltry sum of $2.00.



Glitter everywhere with this sparkly little box showcasing a little church and steeple, as well as a bottlebrush tree decorated with Easter eggs.




I love this “olden-looking” girl bunny sitting in her wire high chair.  She reminded me of a bunny rabbit I used to have many moons ago, but got rid of  when I decided that “country” was no longer my style.  I am still kicking myself for taking multiple carloads to Goodwill after my last garage sale!  What WAS I thinking?  



Bunny girl cost me $3.00 and the wired high chair was a mere dollar.




Now, I don’t have any idea what I am going to do with these two little metal molds. They just intrigued me and I had to have them!  Does anyone have a clue as to what they may have been used for?



This little nudie baby is kinda scary, really! Check out those peepers and the little curly Q in his hair. I think he’s saying, “Please pick me up.”  Either that or, “BOO!”


I’m not sure why this young boy has his hand down his pants.   *grin*

Maybe he is just reaching into a pocket in  his little bloomers.





Once I shine up this child’s silver cup, I think I’ll fill it with some moss and a couple of little colored Easter eggs.




I’m linking to  Rhoda’s party on Monday. I’m so glad she brought this meme back now that we all seem to be getting out in the better weather to thrift shop. Stop by to see what everyone found this week.




You should also visit Linda at Coastal Charm to check out Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. It’s my first time at her par-tay, and I’m anxious to meet some new friends!


I’m also linking with Leigh @Tales from Bloggeritaville  for her Thrifty Thursday meme. Don’t forget to stop there, too.


And don’t forget to visit my  Give-away post HERE to celebrate my first year of blogging.  Deadline to comment and enter on this post is Wednesday, March 24.



 click on picture to see Give-away post

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blogging Anniversary Give-away


Last week I told you that I had missed celebrating one year of blogging. Sheesh, how does one forget that? It’s taken me a few days to figure out what I was doing, but today’s post will show you the package I’m offering to one lucky winner. 

I am so appreciative of my followers and how you’ve stuck with me during my first, fun year of blogging. I’ve enjoyed the reciprocal sharing of our thrifting, our decorating, our projects, and our collecting. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that, through this amazing medium of blogging, I would  be forging such great friendships with such wonderful people .  So without further ado, here we go.

The rules are really simple. The give-away is open to my followers.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is to comment on this post and tell me that you follow.  If you’d like to share the give-away on your blog, feel free to do so.

If you sign up to follow in order to be entered in the give-away,  just tell me in your comment.  As of today, I am showing 175 of you on the follow list on my sidebar. If the number grows between now and midnight EDT Wednesday, March 24, which is the deadline for the give-away entry, I’ll be really thrilled. I love making new friends!  :-) 



For  the first item in the give-away,

I have partnered with my two good friends, Fern and Fran,


 Twice As Nice Lettering. 


The girls create vinyl wall graphics and sell them in their Etsy shop. I’ve ordered several pieces, including some that were custom,  from them and have been extremely satisfied with their quality.

monogram ~ twiceasnice 

You win the personalized monogram shown above. You’ll be able to choose your colors and use your own initials. 




In addition to the vinyl, the winner will receive a few treasures that I’ve picked up from estate sales and at some of my favorite antique/thrift shops. 






I showed you this silver-plated salt and pepper shaker set in a recent post. Who doesn’t like birds? This little set is so sweet and would be a perfect addition to someone’s bird or silver collection.



Most of you know that I love collecting old cut glass. I must have liked this piece because I purchased two identical bowls at two different times.  This bowl would be perfect for serving or displaying.




So many of you love roosters, and this small plate could surely accent an existing collection or begin a new one.




Where could you see yourself using this little star?




Here’s a new way to enjoy a candle. You just add this packet to a container of water, light the wick, and you have an instant candle!




On Easter Sunday morning,  enjoy your toast and coffee with a soft-cooked egg eaten out of this bunny egg cup and saucer.


So there you have it. Many thanks to you for your friendship.  I look forward to many more posts with you!