Busy, busy days make for less blogging time. As we are just a week away from Easter it seemed appropriate to show a few of my Easter decorations.
My newlywed daughter and her husband make a quick day trip to town to celebrate a birthday on Dan’s side of the family. They were only going to be at our house for an hour or so this morning. I recently ran across this Lemon Blueberry bread that just had my name all over it. I love lemons and I love blueberries. The combination seemed so springy and something I knew my family would love. The timer had just gone off signaling the bread was done when Jamie and Dan arrived. Knowing they were having lunch at the party I had a very informal brunch for them….yummy bread and hard boiled eggs with coffee.
…and a bowl of gorgeous blackberries, my new favorite fruit
Happy, springtime dishes and flowery, bird placemats
Mr. Rabbit shown from behind carrying his load of Springtime carrots
I love this figurine. He was found a Goodwill with a couple of little chips, but nothing that a little Sharpie couldn’t help with. You can see where I touched up the brim of his hat. The gorgeous carrots were made by a friend.
Would you like the recipe for my bread? umm, humm, I thought so!
Springtime Lemon Blueberry Bread
1/3 cup butter,softened
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 T. lemon zest
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 c. sugar
1.Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour an 8x4” loaf pan. In a med. bowl, mix flour,baking powder and salt together…set aside.
2.In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Mix in juice of lemon. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Fold in the lemon zest and blueberries. Pour into loaf pan.
3.Bake for 60-70 mins. or til toothpick comes out clean. For glaze, combine 1/4 c. sugar and 2 T. lemon juice. Drizzle over bread while warm and top with a bit more lemon zest.
There probably aren’t many bloggers who don’t have one of these Bunnies on a Stick from Pier 1. I sold a good many of these at my floral shows the past couple of years but did keep one for myself. I love the little vintage pot I found for it. This is in my master bath along with
a little ceramic container that has a basket weave. As you can see it currently holds cotton balls but I may have to move it to the kitchen for Easter.
Mrs. Cottontail carries her wagon with real malted eggs and chocolate foiled covered carrots. I found her last year at an Estate sale and just had to have her.
A big jar of robin blue eggs with a bronze cross inside sit at my kitchen window. You can see I had a lot of glare from the sun.
I just found this sweet little creamer at a local antique store last week. The owner was selling old dishes with real spring bulbs included. This is a hyacinth bulb popping up. The whole thing was $6. Now how could I pass up a deal like that?
Moving on to our office area where I blog you will find more ironstone pieces from the thrift store along with
this rabbit plate which I LOVE! “Rabbit, Rabbit, Run Rabbit Run run run, Don’t let the Farmer have His Fun, fun, fun”. I leave this up year round. It’s made in England and was $6.00 marked down to $3.
My last “Decoration” to show you is REAL and I couldn’t be more excited. I have tried for three years to get Eastern Bluebirds to make a nest in my bluebird house and this is my first year!!! Just today Mrs. Bluebird laid her fifth egg!! Aren’t they so pretty? I hope they all hatch.
I can see the birdhouse from my kitchen window and have so much fun watching their activity.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my Spring Easter decorations. I’m joining in on several parties this week. Do take a moment to visit and see what everyone else is up to. Thanks for stopping by!
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