16 April 2017

Easter Pretties 2017

I wanted to publish this before the holiday, but the week slipped by quickly.
With work in the garden, cleaning the potting shed, staining a bench, and the passing of our kitty, Jack, I did not get to this until now. 

Here we have flowers gathered from the yard arranged in a Lenox bowl with a butterfly pattern, but beside it are the linens I have to iron.  They just looked pretty together.
 This post is all about "pretty pairings or things that are pretty together'.






Hard boiled eggs are paired with a white bowl that sort has the cast of an abalone shell.
Pretty together...







These flowers are the inspiration for the eggs' colors.
I love them against the robin's egg blue table.
So pretty together.








Colored eggs next to the bouquet that inspired them with some eggs left white like the white roses.
A pretty pairing...










This is such an easy recipe.  It's  lemon cake with poppy seeds added. The best... Add as much as you like to a Krusteaz lemon cake mix. I added at least a quarter cup, maybe more. It's delicious to pair with vanilla manuka tea.








Here is where the flowers came from. I love this faded blue chair in front of a gray bed.







Here we have roses mixed with the tomatoes just picked. Together they make a beautiful photo. I will use the flowers in a bouquet and the tomatoes in a Caprice salad: mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette. 
Pretty perfect together. 








This is hair. Both beautiful. 
My daughter is past bows in her hair, but Madeline is not. 









Butterflies look pretty with angels.
Happy and blessed Easter and Passover to all.

xoxo
Su

My home tour 2017 is here.


39 comments:

  1. Trusting you had a lovely and peaceful Easter, I'm thanking you for this so wonderful post of yours, darling Su, I'm so grateful to you for all the BEAUTY you always share, blessed be !

    Wishing you a most lovely new week

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you so much, Daniela. Yes, it was lovely. Have a wonderful week, and thank you for the thoughtful sentiments. xoxo Su

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  2. Beautiful, soft, romantic color combinations.

    My daughter said goodbye last Thursday to her kitty of 17 years. Very tough. Comfort to your family in the loss of Jack.

    Wonderful photo of your daughter's pretty hair and Madeline so sweetly coiffed.

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    1. Thank you so much, Vee. It is really sad to have to let them go. xoxo Su

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  3. Lovely pairings, indeed, Su. You have a great eye for these details and your photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing. xo

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about Jack. Losing our feline and canine friends is always hard. Your pairings and photos of them are lovely, as always.

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara. It really is hard to say goodbye to our dear animal friends. Have a lovely week, and thank you for stopping by with a comforting thought. xoxo Su

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  5. Sorry about losing Jack. It is so hard when our fur babies leave us. Hugs to you.
    Have a great start to the new week ahead. Loved seeing your beautiful pictures this morning.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. It is. We gave him a couple of good years. I was going to post one of him last Easter with a rabbit, but my daughter can't find her phone. It was on mine as well, but I broke my phone last week, and have a new one and don't have everything on it. xoox Su

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  6. So sorry for the loss of your sweet pet!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bernideen, for stopping by and leaving a sweet message of comfort. We gave him a couple of good years. Poor little guy. xoxo Su

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  7. Happy Easter Su! Your beautiful vignettes are so lovely (and I'm so jealous that you already have flowers in your garden!!! although I do have crocuses flowering now). xox

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne. Crocuses sound wonderful... I don't think they can be grown here. xoxo Su

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  8. I'm sorry for the loss of your kitty Jack. Many easter blessings to you, may you always have such prettiness in your life.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. He was a sweet kitty, and it was nice that we could give him a home for a couple of years. I think it's a blessing to see things as pretty even if they are worn or old or plain. I think you would agree. A happy autumn to you. We are going to start that awful heat probably this weekend. xoxo Su

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  9. Beautiful combinations of colours and textures, Su. Your pics are a pretty presentation of Spring!

    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you so much, Poppy. I am really loving your posts back in Crete. xoxo Su

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  10. So sorry about your kitty. Pets become such an important part of our families. Your vignettes are just breath taking! Thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy, for stopping by, and leaving such a thoughtful note. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  11. Love your backyard, so lovely in the desert. I know someone that is putting astro turf in their backyard to save on their water bill here in Phoenix. Can you belive it's suppose to be in the high 90s this weekend, no way! I suggested that they use crushed granite for walkways. I thought of your yard and what you did to make it beautiful and practical. Of course poodles need bows:). Our cat passed in January and there is cat hanging around ( I'm pretty sure it's a neighbors cat behind our house ) regardless of our barking dogs, looks like our Tiger. My husband thinks it's Tiger teasing the dogs, she was the boss of them.
    Happy Easter! Kathleen in Az
    I love your cupboard with your dishes and such, pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have some faux grass. They have the most beautiful faux grass at Scottsdale quarter; it looks real, and I had to touch. They pulled out the real grass and put that in by the play area. But then the practical side of me thinks, it would be hot, and I would have to clean it. NO... I can't believe the temperatures.. Though it was 94 a few days ago... I think... Earliest 100 day is March 22, I think... in the 80s... so I guess I should be grateful... yuck... I use very little water... My bill is about 70 dollars per month and add another 25 for sewer and garbage. I have everything on a timer. The beds go twice a day, but everything else is a few times per week, once a day. We have a spa too. The crushed granite stays cool. It doesn't radiate a lot of heat like the rock. Now when I lived North of here, the water was outrageous, and all I had was desert plants and a pool. The pool only raised it a few dollars, because it is based on an allowable usage. It was just outrageous. That's sad about your kitty, but sweet to see another kitty fill in for her.

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  12. I always love a peek inside your enchanting cottage. My thoughts are with you over the loss of Jack and I send you love.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Vera, for your kind words about Jack. xoxo Su

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  13. I agree with Row Homes above. Peeking into your desert world always leaves me wanting to see more. In fact, I clicked on your 2017 home tour to see that post once again. Your home and yard are inspiring and seem to live larger than the actual square footage. You have inspired me to add built-ins and shelving through out my own house.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear. That is so neat, and I just love the idea you have for your dining room, and it will be wonderful to see it come to fruition. It's so true about the view from the front door. I once didn't get a house, because from the front door, I could see the stove. I do love this old house, old by the west standands, 3/4 of a century. I don't think I would ever go large or new again. I think I found my nest. xoxo Su

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  14. I loved the pictures.
    Nice to meet your blog.
    Janicce

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  15. Your photos are always lovely, Su. I am so sorry to hear about Jack. The loss of a furry friend is never easy. Sending hugs to you all...

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim, for the kind thought. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  16. Lovely, romantic pictures and colours. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog
    Hugs Alessandra

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    1. Thank you so much, Alessandra, for such kindness. xoxo Su

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  17. Beautiful post,Gorgeous Home Tour !!I am delighted with you charming and lovely house ! Thanks for sharing !Maristella.

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  18. It's all so gorgeous, Su. I miss Annie in bows and I bet you miss your girl in bows too. Time is so fleeting.

    xoxo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you so much, Rue. Oh... I do. So true about time. Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend. xoxo Su

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  19. I love your soft decorations for Easter and that picture of Madeline and your daughter is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I'm glad you agree on that photo of Madeline and my daughter. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  20. Sorry about your kitty. Your pairings are beautiful.

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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