Sunday, April 5, 2009


Yesterday Leiny and I put out some of the Easter decorations, I found the cutest pink feather boa with glitter eggs along the length. I really wanted to wear it but it looked much better in the living room.

Those Crazy Chickens made a comeback again this year, who knows what they will get up to this time.

We took Maurice (Morris Minor) out for a spin, with the Kath Kidston rug Mel purchased especially for those picnic trips.

This kitchen dresser I call the blue one and it holds the jug collection, plates, glasses and dinner service. Mr Margie put it together thirteen years ago from recycled marine ply kitchen cupboards. I painted it about five years ago and made a cardboard stencil to put the baskets on the doors.

This kitchen dresser, the green one, holds all the dried food and has an eclectic mix of keepsakes, photos and reference books on birds. It too is recycled from an yellow sideboard (you can see some of the old yellow paint coming through the green on the left side), Mr Margie worked his magic again and made the shelves for the top.

Happy Easter, I hope you all enjoy the weekend.



Vee said...

The decorations look fantastic. I love the blanket special for picnic outings and now think I must have one. ;>

Mr. Margie is a very talented carpenter. Those are wonderful cabinets.

Enjoy your Palm Sunday, Margie, and family!

Deborah said...

I love the cupboards! It's fun to paint furniture, isn't it? Now I'm inspired (in spite of our snow) to put out my decorations today. Thanks for the lovely photos. Maurice is great!

Shabby Chick said...

Oooh Maurice is lovely! My brother used to have a Morris Minor and I was so sad when he got rid of it.

The cupboards are fab, love all the chicken-y things on them. Painted furniture is so nice.

mel xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Love all your easter decorations! the chickens look cute. And I love the easter wreath!

I adore painted furniture, and hope one day to have a welsh dresser sat in my gorgeous kitchen (the one in my head of course!) with loads of pretty things and knick knacks!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love it. I'm delighted you are taking the award 'cos ...girl - yo' got the gift!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Margie! Your post is faboulous! Your dressers are sooo pretty...very nice colours!!! Beautiful Easter decorations and your car??? It's so "British"! I just love it!!!!
have a marvellous and sunny week!
Warm hugs

The Whispering Poppies said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Margie! What wonderful shelves your hubby made.

And now my hubby is jealous of your Morris Minor ~ what a fabulous shade of blue!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now who'd a thought we would be using pink boas to decorate with at Easter but it's just perfect! Happy Easter week to you too Margie and I love your "under the bed" list....too funny. xo Lynn

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Happy easter for you all. your decorations look great!!!

Sabina said...

Hi Margie! Your Easter decorations look wonderful and the cupboards are fabulous!!


Stephanie said...

Happy Easter! I love the Easter decorations, they look great and I think I want those cupbaords lol.

Elly said...

What a beautiful egg-wreath you have! And I love your kitchen cabinets, especially the red and green one (but I think that doesn't surprise you!). Happy Easter!

Annie Wicking said...

Wonderful to see a craftsman at work. It looks lovely. thank you for sharing your home with us.

Happy Easter

Les Cotrions said...

Hello my friend! Just to wish you and your family Happy Easter!
Have a nice and sunny time!!!
Warm hugs

The Whispering Poppies said...

Have a joyous Easter, Margie & family! =)

Anonymous said...

What beautiful Easter decorations Margie !!!! I love your Kitchen dressers they are magnificent !!! You are lucky to have a magician at home :) Lovely work !
Happy Easter dear Margie !!!!! xo

piitis said...

Hi Margie!
Your decorations look fantastic and the cupboards are fabulous!!:))
I like it very much:))
Happy easter!!
Piitis from Finland

THEA said...

Hello Margie, nice to see you on my blog !!

I like yours to.

Happy Easter !!!

Greetings from Holland !

Hoebeltje said...

A Happy Easter for you too. I like your website, I like Ireland even more now :D

Greetings from Belgium, Borduurmeisje. (Embroiderygirl)

Hoebeltje said...

Thank you, I added your blog to my list too. It's still quite some trying out for me, both this blog thing and embroidery.

I didn't knew Mr. Margie was from Belgium, is he from the French speaking part or the Dutch speaking part?

Greetings, Borduurmeisje.

Glenda said...


Thanks for stopping by.

I see you've plucked some colorful chickens to make that garland.

Love the car.

Stop by again for a visit, I'll do the same.