I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hello! Happy holidays! A storm is blowing in this Easter Friday, don't let that blue sky fool you! Chilly mid-50s, very windy.  But inside the beach cottage Mo and I are relentlessly sunny and springlike.

Mo is very happy that I have mislaid his bunny ears.

I made matzo ball soup to ward off the chill. Second try, different broth. Much better, yum.

I searched my closets high and low for daffodil accents to add to my blue and white decor. Found nothing except some silk forsythia and a few small quilts.

I'm relying on my new bright pillows and vases of spring flowers, eggs and bunnies too. You'll see in the photos how the rooms evolved over the weeks since end of March, items moved and rearranged, ending in  a very Easter-y look, just for this week. Using yellow is new to me, it required experimentation and patience, but no real effort, no ''heavy lifting'',lol.

Easter Basket/ "Tiny Baskets'' quilt on the bed. Flannel sheets and warm throws still very much needed.

Adding [easily changed out] bright yellow accents:

 Starting with quiet blues.l

This is a pillow made with a remnant of a beautiful Coxcomb pattern. I hope to remake a version someday. The quilting is exquisite as is the reverse applique. Very poor condition now.

 Adding the new Daffodil Yellow pillows, and another Basket quilt

The Swedish bench evolves...

 I love my authentic eggs and get them out in late March.

Flowers everywhere, so plentiful and inexpensive in the stores here. The candle is bergamot scent.

 Adding a sweet little quilt.

A favorite plate under the candle, Cape Cod Dump Swap Shop treasure.

The glass cylinder vase, from the Costco tulips, now holds Easter eggs.

Another little quilt and Bunny.

More flowers. The blue hyacinths smell so delightfully of Easter and spring.

Tiniest old ink bottle c.1850?, a beach treasure, 1" tall. It holds a sprig of hyacinth.

Enjoy your holiday! 



gone to the beach....

Tonight: The Pink Moon, be sure to look.