Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Happy Day and Swap Treasures

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a Happy Easter, I know we did. Ours was great filled with lots of fun, happiness and love. Here we are just before sitting down for dinner.George spent the weekend with us, I love having family here and Carl is having the best time with his brother. They love talking about old times, going to the fishing hole along the river and even to the flea market.
Isn't this the sweetest bunny? I just love it! The guys went to the flea market on Saturday and this was an Easter surprise for me from George. When he saw it he said "this is Linda". When I opened it I knew this had to be our table centerpiece...too cute. Look at the cute little glass chick, it's one of my basket treats from my honey. We've always exchanged baskets with our family and friends it's just a tradition we enjoy. Do you see the little floating flower candles at each place? They are part of my Easter swap lovelies from Cate at A Charmed Life. My package arrived Saturday just in time for Easter.
Look at my special basket! It is so pretty, I love it! I think I'll put it beside my bed with books I'm reading and my journals. Cate is just so clever and creative look at all the precious treasures that were inside........
First let me tell you everything was wrapped in the prettiest pink and turquoise tissue and as I opened each package all I could say was "how pretty, oh, look, how neat, I love this"......there was the prettiest journal and notepad with pen, a darling flower mug with teas, candies, the floating candles, (click on the picture for a close up of all the treasures) the prettiest chenille heart and an egg that Cate made and the sweetest Easter bracelet she also made and a rose hanky. Cate, thank you for all the lovelies. Each time I use one of my treasures I will be reminded of my sweet new blogging friend.

Today is another pretty day, I'm meeting my Johnson friends for lunch at a beautiful new restaurant on the river....it will be fun to see everyone and catch up on the latest happenings. Do you have plans for today? Whatever you do just have a happy day. Hugs, Linda

32 comments:

Deb said...

Your Easter sounds lovely Linda.
What a sweet Easter surprise from the flea market :-} and your Easter swap parcel is wonderful! Enjoy your day lunching with friends.

Vintage Cate said...

Oh Linda, those candles look lovely the way you floated them with the ivy. It was so much fun preparing the "basket" for you and I just loved mine, too!

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Linday,
Well you are probably out having lunch with your friends right now. I hope yall will have a wonderful time. "THANK YOU" so much for the beautiful Anniversary card you emailed me yesterday. I will have to show that to my DH when he gets home tonight or tomorrow before he leaves out. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Easter. I love the Easter surprise that George got you. Your table looks so beautiful and I love the floating candles at each place. The basket that you got from your friend is so gorgeous. Everything in it is just beautiful. Is that an old lunchbox that your basket is made from? Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Alison Gibbs said...

Sounds like you really had a great Easter
Alison

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

Hope you have a great lunch today! Those are some great Easter pictures~George did good! That bunny is so you!

Your swap goodies look like fun too!

Michelle

Andi said...

Your Easter sounds wonderful! I love your centerpiece...how pretty! It's always nice to have family around.

And you Easter Swap was awesome! You really got some nice thing to enjoy.

Betty said...

Linda,
What a beautiful bunny...and I like all your gifts....

We had a wonderful Easter....thank you for the Easter wish...Betty

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your table looks great and so do all your goodies...everything is so pretty!I'm glad you had a lovely Easter!
Hugs,
Robin

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am glad you had a wondeful Easter. Your bunnie is sweet, and I love your green dishes. I always smile when I see that you have stopped by thank-you,
ginger

Jackie said...

Linda, it sounds as if you had a wonderful Easter.

That basket is beautiful and just perfect to store beside a bed.

Have a lovely lunch with your friends.

God bless.

Sharon said...

What a lovely table setting! You got such wonderful gifts! You lucky girl! It sounds like you had a beautiful time.

Hugs, Sharon

Swampgirl said...

Your jade-ite is just perfect on the Easter table with your new bunny! I had a big crew for Easter Monday dinner and I don't have enough jade-ite to use for everyone. Guess that means I need to add to that collection before next Easter, too! Lynn P.S. My parlor ceiling is Laura Ashley Gold 2 and the walls will be Gold 4!

Country Cottage Chic said...

That is a lovely bunny - a perfect Easter centrepiece! Your Easter swap basket looks wonderful too.

Country Cottage Chic said...

PS: I've added the instructions for making rice crispie cakes to my blog - really easy!

Monica said...

That hubby of yours is a great shopper, I love all the goodies he always picks up for you!
sounds like you all had a very nice holiday. Enjoy the rest of your week! The weather has been just gorgeous hasnt it?

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Linda,
I just came across your blog and LOVE it! What wonderful family and friends you have. Thank you for sharing your family traditions! I love how you celebrated Easter. How fun!
Patricia:o)

Sandra Evertson said...

Such treasures!
Sandra Evertson

Rosanne said...

Looks like you had a lovely Easter! And what a nice package of goodies! Thanks for your comments on my blog, do let me know if you try the salad recipe.

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
It looks like you had a Happy Easter!! What a sweet bunny!
Love your swap treasures too!
Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.
Have a nice night,
Rosemary

Brenda said...

Love your Easter. The brothers look so happy. You sure got some pretties.
I have work in the morning,but plan to play alittle after. I want to make a new porch wreath I saw in a store with sunflowers.
I am leaving my Easter up until the weekend and then I start on the other rooms.
Hugs,Brenda

PAT said...

Linda, your Easter table is so pretty. I love that bunny centerpiece!

Pat

JanaBanana said...

Hi Linda :) I found your link from a fellow blogger. I can tell you adore your family... thats always nice to see now a days. Glad you had a nice Easter.
Hope to get to know you better.

Jana

bj said...

What a nice Easter....and the swap gifts are just lovely!
hugs, bj

The Rose Room said...

Happy belated Easter Linda. I love that bunny and your gorgeous Easter Swap goodies. Lucky you! Thanks for the lovely comments you always leave me:) Rachaelxo

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Just wanted to drop by and say Thanks for the sweet card, and prayers.I really appreciate it so much.
Hope you have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Denise said...

that bunny is toooooooo cute and you can enjoy it for many years..... that is something that my DH would do..... your Easter pictures are great......Glad that you had a good day........ I love the basket ......it has a very vintage look....

You are blessed....

PrettyLifeOnline said...

I love your special basket!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sonda in OR said...

I loved looking at all of your Easter decor!! It's so SPRING-y and colorful. BTW...I just wanted to say I love the "Over the Rainbow" song that plays whenever I visit your blog. It makes me smile!

Sharon said...

Have a happy weekend Linda!

Hugs, Sharon

Tracie said...

Hi Linda,
Love the pictures, looks like everyone is so enjoying visiting!

Great swap items - so pretty.

Happy weekend
~Tracie

Mermaid Queen said...

Hi Linda,
I love your bunny center piece and the candle holders are beautiful. Glad you have such a wonderful Easter with family. Take care. ~Martha

Priscilla said...

I am so pleased your swap arrived and how lovley all the things are, and the way you have used the candles in your display, my swap parcel did arrive I am glad to say it came on the 27th, Iam so glad it arrived!

Priscilla x