13 April 2014

Coloring and Picking Flowers













I cleaned the counter to take these photos.  We had so much fun that we had food coloring on the wood, because I had not sealed the counter in awhile:)  






Every year I pin the fancy eggs, and every year I stick with traditional.  It's what kids enjoy, and coloring eggs is suppose to be fun.














The roses and the cilantro came from the garden. The sticks are from the Mexican Bird of Paradise.  I wish we had more roses, but it's a new bush and there were only two blossoms. But the cilantro is as tall as the tomato plants, and there is plenty; it smells pretty, and its little white flowers look like lace.









The kitchen's white, rose wreath is still holding.  I placed the bird tray behind the faucet for a festive touch.








We used regular food coloring and neon with water and vinegar.
If the eggs get eaten, we will color more.








Daughter's Photo


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43 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa, for such a sweet compliment. :) xoxo

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  2. You know I love your house! and that photo is ADORABLE! How cute is that?!

    Have a great night!

    xox

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    1. Thank you, Anne, for your visit and sweet compliment. xoxo

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  3. Having fun is the main thing, Su! The colors look great. I used to let my kids do whatever colors they wanted. Of course, we didn't have Pinterest and blogs then!

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  4. Your kitchen is just beautiful and even more so with Easter eggs.

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  5. Just adorable..the way you have displayed your kitchen, your beautiful eggs, and I think your canisters with the pewter looking tops are just the cutest thing ever.....
    You have totally inspired me to get my eggs died and try a few cute arrangements.

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  6. I miss those days dying eggs with my son. Your egg colors are soooo pretty! And....I enjoy seeing pics of your beautiful kitchen. I went back, looked and re-read about your kitchen renovation. You had wonderful ideas! Our kitchens are approx. the same in space but are laid out differently. I like yours because it appears bigger and you can have an island because of the flow....mine can't. I love that bird tray behind your faucet....beautiful! (and sooo many more things!) Have a blessed week~~~Roxie

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    1. Thank you, Roxie. I look forward to seeing yours. Your plans sound wonderful. Because the wall was non weight bearing, we were able to remove most of it entering the kitchen, except for where the pipes were. Now the traffic can go into the kitchen and out the door to the carport. There is just enough room for an island,without it there would be little counter space, because each functional wall is about 7.5 feet including the stove, sink, and refrigerator. I didn't get many good before photos because the kitchen was so dark. But there were cabinets on three sides, on the wall we removed, so there was hardly room to turn around and only one person could fit.:) It also had empty soffits that held the cabinets lower, so the room was optically narrower. It's amazing what we can do today. Have a beautiful week. xoxo Su

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  7. Dear Su,

    your kitchen is most beautiful, with all that lovely details adding a personal touch, old china and so many flowers. Looking at your coloured eggs makes be yearn for my easter break (I haven´t done any colouring yet...)! Have a nice week!
    Yours Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. xoxo It's a favorite room for us. It's functional, but looks like a fairytale. Have a wonderful week.
      ♡, Su

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  8. Your bird tray is beautiful!! Also, I love that little egg holder you have...It looks so much nicer than having to put the eggs back into the carton. Have a Happy Easter!!

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    1. Thank you, Olivia. Happy Easter to you too! xoxo I've seen these trays at several places, but I think World Market had them for the least amount. Crate and Barrel's were also reasonably priced.

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    2. I forgot to say that I use it every day, because it takes up less space than the carton.

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  9. What a lovely and colourful post and such a gorgeous kitchen and (as I could see in a glimp) home. I'm in love with that bird tray.... have a wonderful Easter ! Anita xo

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    1. Thank you, Anita, for you sweet visit and compliment. I found the bird tray in a second hand store for a couple of dollars! xoxo Happy Easter to you too. Su

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  10. Love your beautiful kitchen and the colored eggs looks soo pretty.

    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. The eggs really make it festive. Hugs to you too.

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  11. Oh my, the bird tray! Such lovely colored eggs! Always gorgeous, Su! xo Jen

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    1. Hi, Jen. Thank you. The bird tray was found at a second hand store for very little! Hugs. I hope you are having a nice day today. Su

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  12. you have my dream kitchen! How charming is that? I am going to be dreaming about your fridge for awhile now.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria, for such a sweet compliment. xoxo My spouse and I did almost all the design and work ourselves to save, and we had fun and some frustrations., but the result makes me smile every day!

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  13. It's always a pleasure to wander through your kitchen. I love the tray with the birds!

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    1. Thank you, Magali, for your sweet visit. I found the bird tray at a second hand store for very little! xoxo

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  14. Your roses are gorgeous, and the eggs are vibrant. We love cilantro. I can't wait until we have a place where we can grow it. The basket on top of your refrigerator is wonderful. The tray is so pretty, and your daughter's photo is beyond charming. We're in the process of designing our now cottage, and will be installing a farm sink. I'm considering fireclay or copper. I wonder how you like your copper sink. Any negatives?

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    1. I meant to type "new" cottage. :)

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    2. Hi, Nancy, and thank you for your sweet comment. xoxo I love this sink. It does tarnish, but it looks better with age. The main thing is not to leave things sitting in the sink and it won't get rings. But actually the only thing that made a mark was rubber bottomed mixing bowl, and it eventually disappeared. I have a habit of wiping the sink dry after use, so it is wearing nicely. Scratches disappear with oxidation. It is anti-microbial and could be recycled if we wanted a new sink. It looks old. We don't have a dishwasher so it gets a lot of use.

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    3. Thanks for the info, Su. In our last home we had a 33" single bowl stainless steel farm sink. We do all our dishes by hand, so it was nice to have such a large sink. I wanted something less contemporary this time around, as well as a material that wouldn't show scratches like my ss did. I like the patina of the aged copper sink. Your sink is certainly beautiful. :)

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    4. Thank you, Nancy. So cool that you do your dishes by hand too. The sink I picked is one big bowl, and it is deep enough to hide something from the door. I like it. In my last home I had a divided sink with unequal sizes. I like it.

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  15. Hi Su,

    What a pleasure visiting your dreamy kitchen today, adorned with the festive colours of Easter! SO pretty!!

    Happy Easter!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy, and happy Easter to you too. xoxo

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  16. What a lovely, domestic scene...the colors are wonderful. I have fridge envy right now - your kitchen is so charming. Love your bird tray - a perfect touch for spring. Wishing you a Happy Easter! xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Happy Easter to you too! xoxo

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  17. Lovely post, and I remember that our roses loved the desert when we lived in Scottsdale! I like your idea of using the bird tray as a backsplash. I will probably steal, I mean, borrow your idea! ;P

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    1. Thank you, RJ. I hope the roses make it. xoxo

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  18. Your kitchen is so pretty, Su. Your little blue Smeg is adorable. :)

    I have such sweet memories of dying eggs with my kids. I smile just thinking about them. Fun times.

    I planted a rose bush last year... my first, and if it makes it through winter, I'll plant another. The first roses are such a treat.

    Wishing you & yours a very happy day,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. Kids just love coloring eggs. We are really happy with the refrigerator choice.

      I think we are both gardening in extremes!

      I hope you have a beautiful day. Su

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  19. I haven't dyed Easter eggs in years - someday there will be little ones again.

    I love the photo with the eggs, pitcher of flower and the wreath in the window.

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  20. Such pretty eggs! Makes me wish I had someone to dye eggs with for Easter. (Food crafting all alone is just not the same).

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  21. I found you on Mod Vintage, and your picture caught my eye right away. Your kitchen is beautiful! I also love the bold colors of your eggs. I think simple Easter eggs are so pretty (I actually wrote a post about it http://tshirtjeans.blogspot.com/2014/04/simple-easter-eggs.html). I'm looking forward to exploring the rest of your blog!

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su