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Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Decorating ideas for tablescapes, centerpieces and vignettes.

Life has been pretty crazy around here with my two injured boys. I would have thought that with 2 broken bones Big Al would have been sad and miserable all week but he has been a marvelous patient and is being so mature....can you see where I might be heading with this? Mr Attorney, who has a minor fracture to his elbow, is acting like a five year old and winces with pain if anyone even goes near him! I feel sorry for him because he can't drive and he has to rely on everyone else to do nearly everything for him, but really, men are such babies aren't they!!!

Beautiful Maddy has been a wonderful help this week and she even did some Easter decorating to surprise me! She knew that I wanted to take part in Lynette's Easter decor party  because I had started decorating our side table.

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter






Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter


Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter

Alas, this is as far as I got with my easter decorating....that is until Maddy stepped in!

Have a look at what my mini-Martha did for me!

First she found all the Easter things that she could from around the house and then she set a beautiful table for dinner with our Spode Blue Italian side plates and Strachan Silverware. She thought it might be nice for Susan's Tablescape Thursday! This girl is such a decorator!

She used our vintage napkins and some other Easter decorations as napkin rings.

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter



Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter

She then found a basket and some plastic straw and made a beautiful centre-piece for the table. Big Al didn't want to miss out on the action and offered some decorating advice!

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter

Aren't the little Easter egg picks cute!

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter



Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter, Natasha in Oz


Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter, Natasha in Oz


Didn't she do a beautiful job! She even knew where to place the silverware!

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter


She then made this beautiful display for my cloche!
Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter, cloche, Natasha in Oz

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter Cloche, Natasha in Oz

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter Cloche, Peter Rabbit, Natasha in Oz


Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter



Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter


She then helped me make dinner! Yes indeed this girl is amazing! She made the dressing for this divine spinach,apple and pecan salad! I am probably breaking some blogging rules here by participating in so many linky parties but I thought this would be a great recipe to share for Foodie Friday with Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum!

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I just found out that I am a finalist for the Foodie Friday Photo Contest! How exciting! Thank you Michael Lee for including me! 
I am so happy!!!

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Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter, Salad


The salad is made of 1/2 cup of toasted pecans, 2 sliced apples (we used Red delicious) and spinach leaves. The dressing is so easy, just mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon of mustard. We used dijon but wholegrain would be beautiful too. We had lots of spinach so we doubled the recipe for the dressing. It was delicious!

Easter Decorating, Madeleine, Easter, Salad

Can you believe how amazing my daughter is! Thank you Maddy! You saved the day!

Best wishes to you all at this beautiful time of year!

Natasha In Oz 

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