Sunday, March 31, 2013

altered bottles and Easter

This is my smallest Grand girlie and she and I are making an altered bottle at Altered book club. I love this photo and this is how I want all of my little Grands to remember Nana - someone who loves them and wants to be with them and take time for them. We made two bottles for her and my bottle was pre-made because I knew most of my time would be spent on her.
This is my bottle. I did it with tissue paper and paint. I did do the "jewelery" for my bottle there at AB club.

My smallest Grandgirlie and I made the egg garland on my fireplace mantle. My DH was so sweet to get me these beautiful flowers that I was not going to purchase because I thought they were too expensive. So that makes them even more special to me! All my ceramic bunnies were made many years ago when I was into ceramics. There is Linda's altered spool on the mantle too!

 Here is our delicious meal! We had a spiral ham, green beans, Mac and cheese by my sweet little MIL, sweet potato casserole which is my sister's DH's grandmother's recipe, rolls and pickled beets and eggs that are in the Southern Living magazine this month. The recipe has a little too much salt but maybe they didn't intend for you to eat the beets - just the eggs . They are wonderful even if they are a little salty. I'll just reduce the salt next time and definitely will make them a next time!
This is my table with a vintage tablecloth, my Grandmother's dishes, Vintage family silver and glasses. I made some little bird nests with Chinese noodles and chocolate and candy eggs. There are more ceramic bunnies.  I have not taken down Jeri's Valentine Hangie that is hanging on my antique cabinet because I'm still enjoying it at Easter.

 That's me on the left, my tiny little 88 year old MIL, and my friend, Cherokee all having a good laugh. I don't know if you can tell or not, but my DH collects Santas.
Cherokee and I are cleaning up. This picture shows more of Grandmother's dishes, my lemon cake I made for Easter with a basketweave on it, and the little chocolate nests.

I had a great day! I hope your Easter was as fun and blessed as mine was.

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like you had a delightful Easter.