Easter Blessings!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a lovely day. It’s spring! Does it feel like spring where you are?  I’m just popping by briefly to bring you a big beautiful bouquet of wonderfully warm wishes for a sublimely special Easter! I’m practicing my alliteration skills. Lol I was browsing through some old photo albums the other day, and with Easter fast approaching,  I thought that I would share these with you.  


A white rabbit appeared on the dresser in my kitchen! At first there was one…

Although most of our snow has already melted away and the sunlit days are lengthening, I have yet to see a crocus braving its sweet head above the soil.  There are no bird choirs rehearsing and just a few mornings ago, we awoke to a little snowfall that softly blanketed the lawns and streets. Thankfully, it left as quickly as it came. It’s cold here still and there is more snow in the forecast. The mercury is slowly climbing and so what happens to fall shouldn’t last long. Fingers crossed. Like many of you, I am done with winter. And, so I am sharing a decidedly floral theme to help brighten your day and warm your heart…   


Mr. Rabbit sits on a wicker basket filled with accoutrements for the perfect picnic!

I hope you don’t mind that these photos are not of ‘the real thing’.   Could you tell? Of course, there is no substitute for natural flowers but whenever I see a flattering imitation of a real bloom, I can’t help but scoop it up to use in my displays and projects, particularly my garden/tea wreaths.  I love crafting them for gifts and fundraisers.  (Click “A Garden Tea Wreath” for some beautiful inspiration.)


A gorgeous winged creature and a teeny watering can adorn my garden/tea wreath.

Many of these blossoms may look familiar to those of you who drop by regularly. They have been recycled from a ‘Surprise Wedding’ that I planned a few years ago for a co-worker. Yes, I did say, ‘Surprise!’ Have I peaked your curiousity? Well, you can read all about it here, if you like, at (The Gift of A Wedding)!  What delightful memories! Even though these flowers are ‘Everlasting’, I think they are very cheerful.  They bring a smile to my face every time I see them and I hope they will bring one to yours, too! Can you spot the real flowers amongst the imposters in the photos below?


Broken bits of china peep out from the delicate ferns and rose leaves.


This china cup with a rose motif is perfect for this symbol of welcome.

What comes to mind when you think of Easter?

  • Decorated eggs hung on tree branches
  • Tulips, lilies and hyacinths artfully arranged, tied up in raffia 
  • Glittery greeting cards tucked inside minty aqua envelopes
  • Easter grass, chocolate rabbits, marshmallow peeps 
  • Names written on confection eggs, basketweave icing
  • Rainbows of jelly beans in carrot-shaped cello
  • Brightly woven baskets and pastel ribbons
  • Floppy-eared furry rabbits and fuzzy yellow little chicks
  • New skipping ropes, bubble wands, sidewalk chaulk and paint sets  
  • Beautiful spring mornings and wide-brimmed hats
  • Church bells and services at sunrise  
  • Family gatherings for a special feast  
  • Easter breads and hot cross buns fresh from the oven!
  • Outdoor egg hunts
  • The promise of renewed faith and hope 

Easter means many things to many people.  It is perhaps the oldest, most significant and most celebrated occasion of the Christian church.  The date varies each year falling somewhere between mid-March and late April. The symbolism and customs vary widely all over the globe.  Whatever the Easter season holds for you, may it be filled with love and joy and may you have the great gift of hope – and a little chocolate wouldn’t hurt either!

EnJOY, dear friends, and Happy Easter from Newfoundland!

Are you comfy in that chair? Here’s a plump little pillow for your back. While you are having a browse, would you like to share a cuppa ? I’ll put on the kettle. The tea won’t be but a few minutes brewing.  You pick the teapot!  I’m thrilled you came to visit…

Wishing you a beautiful day,


“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”  Robert Flatt


Mr. Rabbit appears in a corner of my kitchen every year around this time! The shelves of the wine rack are draped with leafy green garlands and blush silken roses peeping out here and there. In the photos below, a springtime wreath hangs on the wall and I arranged some flowers in a french bucket just for you!




A close-up of the blooms in the bucket…


A close-up of the spring wreath…


I do love the colours – they’re so uplifting!


There’s a rooster in just about every room in the house!


A garden faeries waits to return to her home in our garden.


A collection of tea books, a delicate nest and a packet of foxglove seeds hint to warmer days ahead.


Would you like to borrow a tea book?


Roosters sit on a re-purposed dresser in the kitchen. Can you see the reflection of the leafy trees in the glass picture frame?   The top pedestal was my great-grandmother’s.


A prettily decorated egg is being cautiously watched.  Can you guess what the birdie will look like when it hatches? Lol


Can you see the oval rose-patterned platter on the easel behind the Tea Library?


A three-cup teapot sits at the feet of a prized garden fairy and an attentive frog.


A whimsical teapot, a fairy shoe and a wee purse!


A lovely coffee pot…


This round rose-strewn cake plate is my favourite!


Pick a pot!


Another collection of beautiful books!


Would you prefer instead a glass of wine?


I love this decorative tin can!


The rose in the print is so similar to the roses on my tea wreath!


This gorgeous set has 6 matching teacups, saucers and side plates.


On another day, I will show you my collection of pink porcelain heart-shaped teacups (18 of them) that are the same colour as the teacup in this photo. LOVE!


This teapot is a Sadler. I love its lattice design and the roses that bloom on its face. The yellow jugs with pink lilies on the handles once belonged to my mom’s mother.


This teapot is over 100 years old and it weighs a ton! The sugar pot was made in Germany and its design is hand painted. Both are gold-trimmed.


The tiny framed photo of the olive tree was purchased in Provence where I toured with a friend some years ago.


My tulip wreath hangs on a half wall in the kitchen. The large jug is White Wheat ironstone and belonged to my mother-in-law’s mother. It, too, is over 100 years old.


I added a full-blown rose to the ringlet of budding tulips.


The milk-and-honey jug came from Winners.




Supermarket soup tureen


A tea set from Bowring (See post  “Life Can Be A Walk in the Park”)


Another tea set from Bowring, teacup print from HomeSense


A trivet from Winner’s


Love this tiny ‘chocolate’ bunny


Bird condo


I am addicted to teapots!


Hmmm…What a great cuppa!


The tulips are real. The rabbit is not.


Isn’t this a cute little bunny plate?


Did you choose a teapot yet? Or, would you prefer the-Tea-for-One pot?


This gorgeous butterfly candle always lifts my spirits.



Would you like a ‘Cuppa Cookie’?


Sweet blessings!
Thank you for your beautiful footprints on my blog!
You are all awesome! XO
Hoppy Easter!

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  1. Carolyn
    2013/03/24 at 11:26 pm

    Hi Linda,
    Lots of pretties to enjoy. We share a love for teapots and I have some of the same tea books, too. We had stormy weather a couple of days last week so we have more snow now then we did all winter.
    Hope you and Midge enjoy a lovely Easter, too.

  2. 2013/03/24 at 11:30 pm

    I like every one of your flowers — they’re all real to me! All in my favorite colors for spring.
    Have a blessed Holy week.♥♫

  3. 2013/03/24 at 11:40 pm

    Oh, my goodness, what absolutely gorgeous photos and decor. Thanks so much for sharing. Great job!

  4. 2013/03/24 at 11:46 pm

    Hello Linda,
    It’s lovely to see you back again at “Sunlit Sunday”. You’ve brought plenty of springtime colour to my neighbourhood where only the snowdrops are blooming. All in good time. I can see that you have a romantic sensibility with the pretty wreaths and china.
    Thank you for the holiday wishes and Happy Easter to you as well!

  5. Patty
    2013/03/25 at 12:09 am

    Happy Spring, Linda!
    Though it is taking its time appearing, isn’t it?! Thank you for a beautiful post full of my favourite things – flowers, teapots and birds (followed closely behind by bunnies). As soon as I saw your post in my inbox, I loaded it and settled in with a freshly brewed cup of tea. Such a wonderful way to spend some time on a quiet Sunday evening. I love your peaceful, happy, warm pictues. The old Sadler teapot is my top choice, but they are all beautiful. Happy Easter and health and happiness blessings to you!

  6. 2013/03/25 at 12:57 am

    So many beautiful Spring images.
    Wonderful to have you at SEASONAL SUNDAYS.
    The Tablescaper

  7. 2013/03/25 at 9:55 am

    Oh so beautiful! What a delight to see all your beautiful things gathered for spring and Easter. You have a beautiful way of presenting and decorating with all your pretty china and flowers. It is quite stunning! I’m visiting from Sunlit Sunday. I hope you have a great week and that spring weather will soon be here! Blessings, Pamela

  8. 2013/03/25 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Linda,
    I enjoyed seeing a post of yours again! It’s really lovely and brightens up a cold and grey day in Holland. I believe the weather in Newfoundland and Rotterdam must be somewhat the same. The photos you posted look absolutely beautiful. All those roses, that pretty pastel coloured bouquet and the pretty china in between.
    Hope you and your husband will have a wonderful Easter! We plan to stay at home and celebrate with our daughters and parents.
    Madelief xox

  9. 2013/03/25 at 6:42 pm

    Ooohhh! Such lovely vignettes you have created! The flowers, the tea cup in the wreath, the moss nest for the egg…all just so lovely! Thank you for sharing them with us! Catherine (new follower)

  10. 2013/03/25 at 7:47 pm

    What lovely vignettes you’ve created. All the lovely flowers, birds, eggs, bunnies and, of course, teacups and teapots. I love the idea of using broken china in a wreath. The cuppa cookies look delicious. Just lovely!!!!!

  11. 2013/03/25 at 10:32 pm

    So many lovely florals and vignettes! Just beautiful!

  12. 2013/03/25 at 10:40 pm

    I love your Easter vignette and wreath. Your florals are gorgeous.

  13. 2013/03/25 at 10:56 pm

    Linda, this is such a beautiful post. Your photos are stunning and I enjoyed every one. Love the big white rooster. Your teapots and teacups are lovely, too.
    Happy Easter, my friend, and thank you for coming to tea.

  14. Pam
    2013/03/26 at 12:00 pm

    Spring is all around you and the best part is your sharing it with us! The darling bunnies and birds are so precious. I really love your beautiful flowers even if they are faux. Each vignette caused me to stop and view each detail. Lovely Spring!


  15. 2013/03/26 at 7:45 pm

    What yet another gorgeous post! Your photos blow me away. Your post is the picture of Spring!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  16. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    2013/03/27 at 11:34 am

    Oh, my! Your decorations are all stunning and your pictures are perfection.
    Thanks for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Easter.

  17. 2013/03/27 at 11:16 pm

    Your Easter decor is stunning! Faux flowers or not, they are beautiful.
    Thank you for linking up to What We Accomplished Wednesdays.
    Have a lovely week!

  18. 2013/03/28 at 4:49 am

    Hello to you!! I must say that you have a beautiful home and it’s all decked out for spring!! LOVE those flowers all over and the china mixed in with the decor!! Lovely space and beautiful photos!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovelies with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!

  19. 2013/03/28 at 7:25 am

    What a beautiful spring post! I love all your beautiful vignettes, so pretty! Those roses do look real to me. What lovely yellows and pinks. You have a wonderful sense of display!
    I am glad you joined in Tea Cup Tuesday!
    Happy Easter,

  20. 2013/03/28 at 7:42 am

    Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely romantic photos.
    Happy Easter, Happy Spring to you!!
    ~ Rose

  21. 2013/03/29 at 10:35 am

    I feel as though I took a beautiful trip to a magical and peaceful land!! Your decorating and photos are truly beautiful!
    I dropped by after visiting Common Ground-
    Happy Easter!

  22. 2013/03/29 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Linda,
    What gorgeous pictures you take. I bet you spent a long time taking all those. I also bet you have great pleasure doing it because they are so beautiful and you have surrounded yourself with such lovely things.
    Come visit Lady B and me at: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

  23. 2013/03/30 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful! I like all of them! Beautiful inspiration, you creative lady.
    Thank you so much for sharing on The Creative Blog Hop.
    Happy Easter to you, Linda!

  24. 2013/03/31 at 12:07 am

    So many beautiful pictures, love them all – the bunny rabbit and the beautiful roses and the wonderful wreaths. Wow, I will have to go back again, I love the photos…
    Happy Easter.

  25. 2013/04/02 at 7:45 pm

    So many wonderful photos! Love all your beautiful Spring and Easter ideas!!

  26. 2013/04/03 at 12:30 am

    Your photos are beautiful and I love the floral arrangements.
    Thank you for joining the Open House party and check this week’s party to see your feature.

  27. 2013/04/03 at 4:38 am

    Adorable. As per usual. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be sharing with us again this week!

  28. 2013/04/03 at 11:24 am

    Oh, my! This is a magical wonderland, Linda.
    Congrats with your feature on WWW and for leaving a comment for Mademoiselle Aimee.
    She appreciates it:)

  29. 2013/04/03 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, Linda, this is such a lovely Easter, spring post – a feast for the eyes! In the south, we have not had snow nor very cold weather – but I, too, am ready for the balmy days of spring. I do appreciate you sharing your gorgeous post with Home and Garden Thursday.

  30. 2013/04/03 at 11:52 pm

    OMGoodness, as a floral designer I HAD to come see this! Your arrangements and decor is gorgeous!!!! I have a collection of tea cups that I should send you as they are never used…or displayed anymore. Have a great week. XO, Pinky

    • 2013/04/18 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you, Pinky! That is a high compliment coming from a designer. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the post and seeing the spring florals.

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