Wednesday, April 27, 2011

spring cheer

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As I peeked into the drawers that hold our seasonal nature table creations I was somewhat surprised to find more colorful little eggs than I thought we had. I forgot about some that I had needle felted last year, though of course I remembered the "giant preppy easter egg".

I spent my evenings last week knitting two more colorful eggs and an "easter bunny", from this simple pattern. It has a cute little tail...

The girls arranged the nature table on Sunday, after they searched not once, but twice, for all the hidden easter eggs. The hiding and searching happened indoors though, it was such a rainy day!

A nice cozy day with leftover hot cross buns and tea at breakfast, and the baking of some special bread in the afternoon to go with our simple dinner of soup and asparagus.

I must admit though that we really wouldn't have minded having some warmth and sun.

Eventually that rain turned to snow. It has been fairly dreary, and really very cold. So we are needing to make extra efforts to seek cheer and warmth!


On a recent sunny day the kitchen was feeling quite cheerful to me so I took a few pictures.

I was also intentionally taking pictures of the cluttered counter top. I tend to have a hard time with clutter, but it was seeming kind of pretty to me that day, so I was trying to embrace that...

Hope you have been finding warmth and cheer in your days!


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11 comments:

Dawn Dutton said...

Your kitchen looks very nice.

Linda said...

Your Spring table looks beautiful and your kitchen looks wonderful, I love the crochet bunting above the window:)
xo
Linda

W-S Wanderings said...

Such a happy spring table. And your kitchen does look very cheery and fresh. Also loving that bunting! And that flour sack is GORGEOUS!!!

softearthart said...

The warmth is imbued and felt in your lovely home, cheers Marie

angie said...

what a lovely spring table. And boy does that challah looks yummy! I've yet to try and make it myself.

rainblissed said...

We had a rainy Sunday, too. Love your solutions and your cozy kitchen!

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

Oh Renee, your kitchen is so cheery! Wish we could bake together in it!

kyndale_pease said...

You have a very pretty kitchen! ♥Kyndale

Lynnette said...

I hope you guys are staying warm today. We are getting snow, which is moisture for the ground but hard to enjoy after some nice Spring weather. I love your granny squares in your kitchen window! Makes days like today more cheerful.

earthboysblog said...

So pretty Renee, your easter felt work is beautiful. Your kitchen looks so lovely and neat! Ah I see you are doing pretty well at baking your challahs these days. You braided it perfectly. We are still here. Don't have a departure date yet. Sending much love and warmth to you and your beautiful family.xxx

Sara said...

I just had to say that I adore the granny square bunting in your window! xox s