So Easter has been and gone, too short but very sweet - I have a rather more rounded than usual tummy as a result! I've put away the Easter decorations, not quite sure what to do with the painted twigs, they are rather bulky to put away, won't keep outside but it seems a shame to discard them, maybe I'll think on the idea of a summer tree. The only remnants of Easter left in the house are the flowers. I got these pretty potted bulbs from my brother and SIL, the wooden sign says 'Spring Flowers'. It had some fluffy Easter chicks on it as well but they've been put away with the rest of the Easter gang.
The daffodils that were determinedly staying in bud at the weekend have finally flowered.
I also bought a bumper bunch of tulips, some of which have replaced the Easter tree...
and the red ones, which flowered rather too hastily, are on another window-sill. They almost look like a competely different flower now. Underneath you can see my Emma Bridgwater biscuit tin which I picked up for £1 last week.
I've had a bit a of a furniture re-arrange in the kitchen as I needed somewhere to put this mirrored sideboard top which had been propped up against the wall until now.
When I moved into my first house, some old furniture had been left behind. This mirror had a matching sideboard base with cutlery drawers, cupboard doors and barleycorn legs, all painted a horrible dark brown gloss. Being young and foolish I immediately wanted to get rid of it but my dad persuaded me to keep the top, I'm glad he did and could kick myself for getting rid of the bottom part. It has travelled with me to every house since, and been stripped and sanded along the way. Fortunately it fits perfectly on top of this sideboard, it justs needs a coat of white or cream paint now I think.
I've moved the table into the middle of the room and it's a much cosier and more useable space now. I just need to retrieve some chairs from the shed now and give those a lick of paint too.
I've had this cakestand for a good while now, and lost count of the number of times I nearly threw it out because I had nowhere to put it. I've re-purposed it as a stand for my serving bowls, which would have been in the cupboard otherwise, I can display two in the space of one.
I've hung one of my favourite picture up too, these cute blue-tits on a blossom branch. This is the vintage version of a clip-frame where the glass was attached to the backing board with black tape. I think I prefer this version.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and aren't too shocked by the return to normality today.
Have a good week,