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Monday, April 21, 2014

Bird’s Nest Breakfast

Easter Morning at my sister Laura’s home in Virginia.027

She was inspired by this lovely handmade nest…. tweak87

The idea of pussy willows surrounding new baby chicks to keep them warm is so sweet!


Each place setting has a little bread plate with a pair of birds on it.072062

We have the garden gate adorned with a silver vase made from the hollow end of a knife.


Of course we can’t forget the Italian Easter bread!  A tradition in my sister’s home…along with the lasagna!001008

The Dinner Dishes adorned with birds and botanicals actually turn out to be paper plates!061

Her napkin rings are vintage Bakelite.055063074tweak67

We are hoping your Easter was love filled and joyous!





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Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Monday, April 7, 2014

Irish Lassie in the Laces!

    Mom is sort of homebound with the continual snow up there in Pennsylvania and she has been using the winter days for crafting and to redecorate her studio. I am showing a sweet tote bag she created using some interesting linens my sister received from her Cioci Maryann and this Irish lass was on one of them!


I forgot to take a before photo, but, the little lady was part of a pillow top with photos of the Irish flag. 

Before a stitch was sown, Mom treated the little lady with a custom paint job!  She was brightly colored until it went into the washing machine and so Mom retouched her to bring her back to life!  I must say she mixed her colors perfectly, they blended into the original identically!!


She then surrounded her with vintage lace and mother of pearl buttons.  You can see some of My Mom’s vintage laces in the basket.


The last time Mom was sorting through her lace and ribbon stash she came up with the idea to wrap them on vintage postcards!  The postcards were a collection belonging to her grandmother.


Close ups of Lace wonderliciousness!!


Here we have the finished tote bag!


Mom carried her off to Bible Study the very next day!

Tomorrow, Mom and I are going to a ‘Quilt Hop’  in upstate New York!  I will try to get a post up about our trip later in the week.

Gone fabric hunting!


We are joining the parties below.  I hope you will stop by and say hello!  The Hostesses work very hard getting these up each week!

Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House

Your Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings the Heart of Your Home

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style