Good morning! How are you? We’re good here, my twins are making us laugh a lot nowadays which is something that brings more joy than I know what to do with. A deep joy that I didn’t know existed. If someone had asked me what it was that I was most looking forward to about having children I never would have thought of saying “Oh, it’ll definitely be when they make us laugh”. But right now, apart from when they nuzzle and throw their heads in to our chests, them making us laugh is my favourite thing.
One thing I enjoy about decorating for a holiday or a celebration is when I bring the outside inside. Today is a case in point.
So, I’m starting with our white wooden table.
I’ve added a runner / table setting of sorts in the shape of two hemmed pieces of fabric. This fabric was left over from the apron I made recently so nothing is going to waste.
And then as a base for the table’s centerpiece I went outside and cut a few branches of the Corkscrew Hazel tree. I removed almost all of the Catkins, a few escaped me, and then I spray painted it white. I may be giving it a third coat as it looks a little grey to me and not quite white enough but it’s hard to get in to all the nooks with branches so curly. I have made Easter Trees and centerpieces from all manner of twigs and branches so you certainly don’t have to use Corkscrew Hazel you can use whatever. However, I needed to prune the thinner branches that were growing lower down the tree as they are not needed and can remove nutrients believe it or not so again nothing is going to waste here!
Mmmm, I think it needs another coat of paint. I want it ‘white’ white!!
Once the base for the table is in place (the Hazel) I can then set about adding colour and that is the fun bit. Currently the colour is coming from pastel shaded micro eggs which are WITHOUT DOUBT the cutest, best, and my current favourite, type of Easter Egg.
The great thing about having a neutral, almost blank, centerpiece is that you can add colour and then add even more colour. I’m doing that with flowers picked from the garden and I’m desperate for someone to tell me the variety…….anyone???? I didn’t grow them. Please, it’s like an itch I can’t scratch…….TELL MEEEEEE, I want to plant some more you see.
Told you I loved the ‘microness’ of the micro egg. Do you not love them? Are they not just didi and cute and small?
Come on, guys!!! If you tell me the name of these flowers I’ll give you a micro egg.
Oh, and you can copy all of my table ideas for the whole of the build up to Easter.
I love you. I love you as much as the smell of cut grass that I smelt for the first time this morning.
And that, my friends, is a whole lotta love.
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