Friday, April 29, 2011

Tea & Scones

Did you watch the Royal Wedding?
With tea and scones? 
Check out my favorite easy scones recipe HERE.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blue Breakfast Tablescape

My inspiration for this week's table is the blue hydrangea plant that 
my friend Cathy brought to the Easter celebration.
I love blue hydrangeas,
but they do not love South Florida gardens. They are a treat for us at Easter. 
I started with a Blue Paisley tablesquare from Longaberger.
I layered my cobalt blue glass chargers and used
the Villeroy & Boch dishes in the Vieux Luxembourg pattern.
Added a pleated Blue Paisley Longaberger napkin tucked into
a cornflower blue Longaberger pottery napkin ring.
The cobalt blue goblets are from Walmart.
V&B salt and pepper.
 Blue and white is a favorite.
This V&B pattern is timeless. It was commissioned for Louis XV in 1745.
The V&B tea set
A three piece jam/condiment set was a gift from
 friends visiting us from Germany, Rita and Franz.
 The V&B cache' pot holds the plant.
The breakfast area.
V&B candlesticks with a white berry bobeche. 
Tonights treat with our steak is artichokes with garlic lemon butter!
So easy to make. Recipe HERE.

Have a good day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

100,000 Thank Yous!!!

I hit 100,000 page views today 
and I'm sending each and every one of you that have visited MAY DAYS
a big heartfelt THANK YOU!!! 
I hope you have enjoyed your visits and have seen something that you liked.
It was almost one year ago on May 1st...MAY DAY that I started my blog.
 I would have never imagined having so much company. It's been a learning experience for me and I plan to keep improving and learning new skills.
 I'm proud to be in the company of so many wonderful talented women bloggers. I'm inspired on a daily basis by their creativity.

Thank you to all my 222 followers!
(BTW that's our favorite number. Wed on 2-22)
 I know there are more of you out there that follow and haven't make it official. I appreciate all of you. I know you have very busy lives and to take time to pop in to see me occasionally is an honor.
Thank you for your wonderful comments. They let me know that you are out there and we're sharing common interests. 
Now, what's a post without a few pictures? 
This is the amazing cake that my niece Rita made 
and brought to our Easter celebration.
I'll make coffee and we can have a piece to celebrate! 

Thank you so very much and please come back soon!  Let me know that you dropped by. 

Love always...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Small Picnic Basket

I've been playing with my small thrifty picnic basket that I found at the Delray Beach GW.
(See my thrifty finds HERE.)
I'm trying to find a cute place to use it.
A place where I'll see it everyday.
My sugar and flour glass canisters just fit inside, and it still fits under the cabinet with it's lid open.
Because , as you know, when you spend $1.91, you want to get your money's worth!



Easter Welcome
Front door.
 Egg wreath from Pier 1.
Come inside.
Entry table.
Waterford Easter egg.
 Bunnies and a Limoges bunny plate.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Mug Shots

The coffee bar for Easter...
 Amaploa dishes by Villeroy & Boch.
Easter baskets by Longaberger. 
Applesauce muffins by me.

Click HERE to see all my Easter-izing.
Click HERE to see previous mug shots.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter in the Dining Room

I'm keeping with the blue and white theme for the dining room.
I just added a few Easter touches to the table.
 I made these eggs using cocktail napkins.
  Mostly blue, white and
a touch of yellow.
 Decoupaged blown-out eggs.
Just a few here and there.
These are clay eggs in Villeroy & Boch egg cups. 
The pattern is Vieux Luxembourg.
They are on the top of the pie safe, along with two more clay bunnies.
I found the leaded glass window on trash day. HERE.
Click HERE to see all my Easter decorating.

Have A Good Day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY Easter Egg Tree

I wanted a white branch to hang my
collection of hand painted blown eggs.
Step 1-Find a tree in the backyard
that can spare a branch.
 Step 2- Lop one off.
 Step 3-Trim off all the leaves.
 Step 4-Secure the branch for spray painting.
I used a wine bottle.
Step 5- Spray it white. 
Step 6- Wait 20 minutes for it to dry. 
Use this time to find a container. I'm using
 a Longaberger wine basket. I stuck the 
branch in a short bottle and weighted it 
with pebbles. I then scrunched some 
newspaper to fill the basket and 
topped it off with moss.
 Step 7- Hang the eggs. 
 All these eggs are hand painted (not by me).
When I'm done with the Easter eggs, I'll
hang the twig in the attic and I'll use it
for other holidays as well; hearts,
shamrocks, stars, bunting, etc. 
I put the egg tree on my patio dresser.
 I did this today instead of cleaning my house. 
So much more fun, don't you think?
You can read about my free patio dresser
 and window HERE
You can see all my Easter-izing HERE.