Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seed Packet Garland, Et Cetera

I switched to the New Interface just before I started this post last night. I remember being none too happy with it the first time around so I'm hoping that the bugs have all been worked out. When I saw that there'd be no choice and everyone would be switched to the new interface in April, I decided to jump instead of be pushed.

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  ~lining up my dollar store seed packets~

 ~pulling Hug Snug through punched holes with a bodkin~


I like the look of my new seed packet banner in tandem with everything else that's going on in the bay window, but my photography skills need work and this is the best I can do to show you how it looks. At one point, I thought I had the whole window/room photography thing figured out. Nope. If it ever comes together, I'll pop another photo in.

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Played with place settings yesterday and have decided to use the pink depression glass. Not sure what I'll use for the actual plate and I'm going to have to move on to Plan B with the tablecloth as well.  Decisions, decisions. Have you got your Easter plans all figured out?

Once I get back from my walk, I'm going to do a little blog reading and then start baking Paska. I want to give some away to some dear ones who need life to sweeten up a bit. This recipe can do that!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Love Vee

33 comments:

  1. Those are very pretty seed packets ~ great eye-catching design.

    Depression glass softens my heart. There is something about it the brings back such sweet childhood memories. Did you ever open an oatmeal box and find a piece of depression glass? (I think it was oatmeal - maybe it was laundry soap. Does anyone remember???!!)

    Since we don't have any family living nearby, it's just the two of us. We haven't made any Easter plans, but look forward to reading about what others have done to celebrate Easter.

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  2. i love your photos. you did just fine. i've always enjoyed depression glass. my mom has the yellow. i think that is the less wanted type or color? no clue if i'm right or not. i just think is fun & interesting compared to other dishes. not the norm you see these days. i'm waiting on the new blogger interface ... i want to see what others think... they have not changed me as of yet. i see the link to click. but i have yet to do so. i have looked at it ... but don't really like the layout. fingers crossed it will all go well & be a good change. any other thoughts there? do you like it?

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  3. Beautiful!

    What a wonderful idea, the seed packet garland! I love it...and the fabric one behind it. (Did you make that one too?) You always have such creative garlands! (Remembering the mitten garland at Christmastime...)

    Pink depression glass. Swooning again. You have such beautiful dishes! I know your Easter table will be gorgeous! (Dishes always speak to my heart.)

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  4. I think the seed packets are beautiful.
    I have a bit of pink depression glass also that was my grandmothers.
    We will be up on our land building a shed on Easter!! I'll have my own little walk with Jesus up there. : )

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  5. That is beautiful, Vee! I got a few of those same packets at Walmart...for 20 cents each, I think I can go back and get a few more ~ such a cute idea! I still have a few pieces of pink and green Depression glass, but gave quite a few pink pieces to a friend who collects it (as it was not my daughters' "thing", either of them)when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and thought I wouldn't need it anyway...well, here it is 13 years later, and I kinda wish I had it back...would never ask, though...♥
    Have a great day!
    Anne

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  6. giveaways up every saturday. come and see

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  7. Have not heard about the new interface!!

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  8. Good morning! Oh I loved the garland and the dishes. I have some very similiar pink depression dishes that were my grandmothers. I LOVE them. Looking like your Easter table will be lovely. Have a good day!

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  9. I love your seed packet banner. I wonder if our dollar stores would have such nice packets. I'll look and if not...I know where the border is.
    I have only several pieces of depression glass. One green small plate and one little bowl shaped mich like yours. Sigh...so pretty.

    All the best with your paska today. I've got my hotline ready if you need me. By now you are a pro ...right?

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  10. Love the depression glass, great choice. Still working out the kinks of getting everyone together here, maybe everyone cam make it on Friday evening. Happy planning!

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  11. I'm interested in seeing your seed packet garland in its entirety! You are full of good ideas! Thanks to your inspiration, I did go out and get some Easter decorations yesterday -- some bunnies and some little chicks similar to yours (I hope you don't mind:). I have been thinking through the menu and have most of it figured out. Still need to think of Easter basket fillers, though.

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  12. Such a pretty garland.....and really nice dishes!

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  13. I started collecting Royal Lace pink depression glass when I was a teen...after having countless tea parties using my mom's cherry blossom pink depression glass child sized tea set. Mom has her mom's green depression glass set. Her spring table settings always looks so fresh. My pink set...never have figured out a table linen color that doesn't wash out the pink.

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  14. I love that seed packet garland Vee! My photography skills haven't improved much since I got my new camera and the book I talked your into. My problem is finding the time to actually read the book and along with using the camera.

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  15. Seed packets for decorating...I like that!

    I did a quickie Easter table setting yesterday...since I hosted an impromptu Easter dinner for my siblings and spouses. I'll be switching things up a bit for Sunday. Paska...one batch baked and 'down the hatch'. Another batch happening here tomorrow.

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  16. Love your depression glass of course...those little plates are the same as I have from my grandma. What a cute idea for a banner! Your photos look good to me!

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  17. Your seed banner is such a sweet idea! Did you plant all the seeds in your garden first? Your pink dishes are perfect --I think they would look so pretty on white plates and then on an aqua or pastel green tablecloth if you have one.

    On this Good Friday it will be the three month anniversary of my Mom's passing, so our Easter will be a quiet and reflective one this year. I'm keeping it fairly simple as it will only be the two of us.

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  18. Vee,
    The seed packets are beautiful. The depression glass is lovely.
    I have a to do list for Easter, but it's too early to do much of it yet. Baking Saturday, celebrating Him Sunday.

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  19. I love that garland, it looks really nice Vee! :)

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  20. I like your new look around here. Very cheery. I'm not making paska until Friday. Enjoy your day...

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  21. What a clever idea! How colorful and fun for a spring garden party!

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  22. What a great idea Vee!!! Love, love this seed packet garland! So many ideas...so little time...why do I want to make every thing I see? I hope you're having a wonderful week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

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  23. You clever girl you! the seed packet garland is genius! I might borrow this idea for my bathroom....hmmm.

    For Easter I am going to use my new white Pfaltzgraff plates with the basket weave on the edges. I don't think I will do a table cloth, but I may get new napkins or make some! We are doing a pretty table but simple, oh and I want to make one of those 'empty tomb' gardens with the kids for a center piece!

    Deanna

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  24. Cute garland and those seed packets are so colourful. I like the look of your blog with the pretty daisy wallpaper. I think the pink depression glass is very pretty. Enjoy the day! Pam

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  25. Oh Vee, what a darling idea for a garland. It's bright and cheery and happy!

    The days are ticking away here and although I have plans in my head, very few of them are coming to fruition. I do want to make paska or hot cross buns, am hosting 7 of us on Saturday evening for our family get together, will be at church on Good Friday and Sunday, but want to play with pretty table settings and flowers, too. Hmmm. Plus continue getting the house in order.

    I have one cake plate of pink depression glass. I've always wanted more, but it's never been a priority. Your bowl is sweet. Have a wonderful "rest of the day."

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  26. Had to pop over and find out what paska is- sounds delicious!
    My Easter plans are slowly coming together- I seem to be lagging behind a bit this year.

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  27. I love depression glass and only have a few pieces that were my grandmothers. Your pink dishes are perfect for Easter and I know your table will be lovely. Great idea with the seed packets!

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  28. The seed banner was a clever idea. I am not a fan of the new interface, I resisted last fall and like you I went ahead and clicked just recently cause I saw where there was going to be no choice...still trying to get used to it. Hope you have a nice Easter

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  29. What is this new interface thingy I keep hearing about????

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  30. Hi Vee

    Love the new look with your header. I'm doing Paska on Friday if we have off from work. Mr OP put in his request tonight.

    We're coloring our eggs on Friday, and I think that I'll set the table then too.

    Soo sweet to make extra Paska to share. I like to do that too.

    xo

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  31. Those seed packets have beautiful graphics, and the banner idea is fabulous. I would like to see the entire banner hanging in the window, so I hope you figure out the camera angle. I'm still doing the auto setting, point and shoot. Happy Easter! Linda

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  32. Well, it's past April 1 and nothing has changed on my blog. Are they tryin' to scare us? :)

    I know what seed packets are *(DebbieDoo did a darling garland with them, too) but no idea what Paska is....where have I been all my life??
    I will google it...

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  33. A Polish bread...??? no wonder I never heard of in since it's not "a Southern thang." :))
    Sure sounds good, tho.

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