Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Greetings!



Good morning! One last post for the week, hence the Easter greetings. When my Easter cactus was loaded with buds, I was thrilled. Now I am down to just one beautiful blossom.

Lots of pictures...not a lot of commentary, if I can help it. ☺ 


It'll be a snow-covered Easter this year.


I've been having fun trying to create some tea/mug coasters following *Stephanie's excellent tutorial.* John is not always thrilled with the doily situation around here. Prior to his new coaster, he dealt with a little lace coaster. (Please don't pin from here; hers are so adorable!)


This morning was a two-pots-of-coffee morning as I had a chore I needed help with. Coffee is good currency at this house.






Yes, with everything else that must be done, I decided that I could not deal with the ratty hassock one more second. Now we have one that looks almost new. This was a Lynette Jennings tutorial from years ago. John does good work. 

Yesterday, I cut out these bunnies to make a banner I first saw at *Hymns and Verses.* Mine is a diminutive version of Doreen's.



~cropped~

I copied and wrote "Hippity Hoppity Easter's On Its Way." One could add her own message, though. There's a download if you have a working printer. (Mine's out of ink.) 


Do you suppose that this one last blossom could last until Easter? ☺

Have a blessed one, my friend.


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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs. I especially like the one of your spouse upholstery. I love your bunny garland.

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  2. Sweet post, Vee...It's funny that you call your cactus an Easter cactus...and it blooms then. I have a few of these and around here and everyone calls them Christmas cactus, even tho they bloom closer to Thanksgiving...it looks like exact same plant. Ironically, after I watered one of them that had been neglected for a while, it started blooming and is now full of little pink buds! It's amazing what a little water can do! I have never had them bloom at this time of the year before...go figure! You did a lovely job on your little tea/coffee coasters...and I will be so excited to mine from Stephanie (I was so excited to have been the winner) and your newly covered foot stool is gorgeous...good job, John! (and the part you played too, Vee :) Last but not least, the little bunnies are simply adorable! May you and yours have a most blessed Resurrection Sunday!!

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    1. There are very specific differences between Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving cacti. Counterintuitively, the Easter cactus has rounded edges on its leaves whereas the other two have jagged edges. It has been my experience that any of them can bloom any old time they want. =D

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    2. And, yes, they usually respond by blooming after a time of neglect. It's as if they are grateful.

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    3. Thank you for the lesson in horticulture! I did not know that...I think I may have some of each...lol! And yes, water is a GOOD thing :)

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  3. Happy Easter Blessings to you & John! Hope the snow goes away soon.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. Vee, I love Lynnette Jennings! I used to watch her television show every day and I learned so much about decorating and design from her! You and John did a great job on that hassock!

    Those bunnies are adorable! You've been busy doing great things at your Haven. The tea coasters are wonderful too. I must check those out and make time to make a few. I think they would work better around here than my crocheted ones!

    Blessed Easter to you all!

    He is Risen!

    Deanna

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  5. Good job on the hassock, do you want to come do mine now? Have a wonderful Easter and stay calm with all your people at the table! He is risen!

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  6. Super cute bunny garland! The ottoman looks lovely...and reminds me that mine needs some attention. Later. Have a blessed and Happy Easter Vee!

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  7. I'm sorry that you'll be having a snow covered Easter. However, your tea coasters and hassock turned out great. I've made some coasters, too, as they're a fun project from our friend, Stephanie.
    Happy Easter blessings to you and John!

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  8. Good job on the tea cup coasters and on the hassock!!! Looks like you're really getting ready for Easter - ENJOY every moment with your dear ones.

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  9. Hi Vee!

    Such a cute banner! Great job on the ottoman, it's beautiful! I have a really cute, "mug rug", that looks like a quilt block. I love to use it, and wish I was talented enough to make my own. I will check out your friends directions, they are adorable!

    Happy Easter!
    Barb

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  10. Now what a darling little Easter banner Vee. I so enjoyed seeing your creations! Lovely....cannot imaging having snow on Easter day....

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  11. Your Easter header says it all Vee.
    Family get-to-gethers, Easter eggs, chickens and rabbits and the highlight of our Risen Lord on Easter Sunday! This is the Day the Lord has Made!
    Happy Easter to you, John and all your family.
    Shane x

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  12. You are all set for Easter ... "new" hassock, cute bunny banner. Fun! Happy Easter to you and yours. Wishing you well.

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  13. Easter blessings Vee to you and John. The fabric on the hassock is lovely. Love your coasters, also.

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  14. Love the hassock - great job - love the pattern.
    I want to thank you for prayers for my mom and your comments. They are so thoughtful and always make me feel better. Thank you.

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  15. The hassock turned out wonderful. Have a lovely Easter Vee.

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  16. John did a great job on the hassock. Pretty fabric. I like your bunny banner and saw it on that blog too. Cute! Sending wishes to you and John for a very blessed Easter from Murray and I. xo

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  17. It could. It might and wouldn't that be lovely.
    Great job on the hassock. What was that you said about a Renaissance man recently in a comment? You have one, too.
    Blessed Easter to you, Vee and John.

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  18. Happy Easter to you and John! Great job on the hassock, love the fabric! Our Easter will be snow-covered as well... You are not alone....

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  19. Vee, love all your pics - and yes, John certainly DOES good work - that ottoman looks awesome!

    Your bunny banner is adorable.

    Hope your blossom holds on, too.

    Happy Easter, Vee!

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  20. Isn't it great to have a handy man ? I have one to who can sew and re do fabric on furniture as well he he !! Oh I am sorry you will have a snowy Easter ours will be chilly and rainy . Lovely photos and post . Thanks for sharing , Have a Happy Easter weekend !

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  21. Vee, the hassock looks lovely all dressed in its' finery. I know your family will enjoy your adorable bunny banner--so cute! We'll have a house full like you and understand all the work that goes into the preparations. Blessings to you this Easter. ♥

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  22. Easter Blessings to you, Vee, and all your family.........Your hassock looks great now, and I love your bunny banner. Have a wonderful celebration of Easter with all your family!

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  23. I love your banner! I love LOVE love your window wall with the book cases! I guess I have never really seen this before - probably looking at details or eye candy at the time. It just looks awesome to me!
    I think I truly killed my Christmas Cactus this time.
    That hassock is a work of art. Snowy Easter? We had the A/C on today! It will be cooling off tomorrow so I can open up the house again. Not looking forward to being sealed inside this summer.
    I am hosting my children and grandchildren on Saturday evening for an Easter Dinner. Easter Sunday will be church and rest and reflection. Wishing you and John a blessed Easter!

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  24. I am really impressed with John's work. Your hassock is lovely. The bunny banner is adorable.

    Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter weekend.

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  25. Your decorations (both for Easter and your home decor) are beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter! I enjoy reading your blog.

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  26. Love your decorations and the hassock is just lovely. Happy Easter, dear friend, XOXO

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  27. Wonderful work on that hassock. I'm in a swirl of activity over here getting ready for Easter. Trying a new piece of lamb and recipe this year...oye. Hope it all works out not to mention the Kulich/Paska bread I'm making tomorrow.
    A very Happy Easter to you and yours, Vee.

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  28. Beautiful fabric (and workmanship!) on that hassock. I just whipped up a couple of spring banners myself but am not posting pics as they are for a gift. I do plan to make one for myself, probably after Easter. I'll be busy all day tomorrow baking for our breakfast at church, but it will be fun.

    A blessed Easter to you and yours!

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  29. Beautiful!!! (waving to John too)---btw, coffee is a staple in this house too and when I get a break during the day at school...yep...have to have coffee, that's my drug (I can hear you giggling too, lol.) Blessings

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  30. Happy Easter, Vee! I love the bunny banner. Saving for next year!

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  31. What fun it was to stroll through your home. :) Your coasters turned out very nice, good for you! Wonderful little foot stool! I need one about that size and would love for my husband to make one for me. He's quite good when it comes to furniture.
    How wonderful it would be to have that last bloom on Easter.

    Have a blessed Easter, Vee.
    Debbie

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  32. Your bloom is lovely...such a pretty pink. I do hope it hangs on for dear life! Regardless, you're going to have a wonderful gathering of people to celebrate His most glorious gift...the gift of eternal life! Easter blessings to you and yours!

    P.S. Hey, is there anything that John can't do?! Look at that hassock! Fabulous! (I love your currency.)

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  33. I love what you did with the hassock, and some days are just two pot days :)
    Wishing you and John a very blessed Easter.

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  34. John is so handy! Love the sweet bunny banner. Happy Easter to you and your family. xo

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  35. Happy Easter, Vee and John...love the new covering on the hassock..and the little bunny banner...

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  36. Wonderful to see your husband doing such an amazing job on your hassock! I'm so impressed. Have a Happy Easter and do hope the snow will be gone before too long! You asked me if I would be visiting the island this summer. I will be in July - can't wait!

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  37. Easter blessings to you, sweetie! Your latest creations are pretty. But may I gently suggest that John deserves a manly coaster as payment for all of his handyman work around the house?

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  38. Those are absolutely darling coasters! I'm sorry you had snow for an April Easter. Just doesn't seem right. Hope spring comes to the NE soon!

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  39. Hello, I think I will be trying my hand at those coasters myself soon! I bet that recovering just spruced up that footstool! May you have a great week my friend! Did the blossom make it till Easter? Also what a cute Bunny banner you made!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  40. Looks like you and your husband are keeping busy--and doing great work as well!

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  41. Hahaha. I love that coffee is a good currency around your house!

    Tell John he did a fine job of that hassock! Cute bunny banner...and coasters. You really took on all kinds of projects right before Easter.

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  42. Thanks for sharing my Hippity Hoppity banner, Vee!!

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