4.18.2011

Tornadoes & Bunnies

The weather outside was frightful.......with dark and gloomy skies and calls for wind, rain, hail and tornadoes but forecast of foreboding weather could not keep the sisters from having a glorious time. It was like Christmas around here with sweet cord handled pastel bags filled to the brim with frothy papers and pink crinkle Easter grass, fluffy feathered Easter baskets......pink bunnies and sweet smelling lotions, beautiful soaps and chocolate eggs,  gorgeous blooming plants and little lambs, pretty gardening gloves and thoughts of love.  I will let the photos speak for themselves.  Have a wonderful blessed Holy week. xoxo

dark skies can't dampen that gorgeous Spring green


 and down it came....hail as big as quarters and rain so heavy you couldn't see


 Welcome


 the smell of Spring.....lilacs....heavenly!


 a pink dogwood tree so heavily flowered this year it makes the family room glow pink


 Yum!


Yum Yum!


 Yum Yum Yum!  (Pink champagne for Voila French Thursday...grin)


Dining outdoor wasn't meant to be this day :)


 Dining Room Spring Theme ~ Sweet White Rabbits and Nested Egg



they came bearing gifts of flowers to plant in the summer garden and brighten the kitchen window sill



Fluffy Baskets and Pink Birds



sweet spring time table ware in a crystal jar


daffodil encased candy cookies and chick topped cupcakes.....sweet treats to end a sweet day




even big girls love soft cuddly stuffed animals


and who doesn't love a beautiful pink Easter Bunny finger adornment??!


My beautiful sisters, moi and Mom in the middle with her bunny.  Isn't she gorgeous for 87?    I can only hope for that someday.


now to hear me tell this story, you would think there are no guys in the picture but rest assured they were there........our heros were glued to the television watching the weather reports unfold, ready to whisk us off to safety if need be.  :) 

thank you for taking the time to read this long post and thank you to these bloggers for allowing me to be a part of their parties this week. :)


Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here 

Voila Party Thursday at French Cupboard

Feather Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

34 comments :

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn! What a wonderful brunch and everything looks so pretty! Love the lilacs and the cute cupcakes.
Hugs,
Sherry

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, what a beautiful celebration. Your family is beautiful Lynn...

Happy Easter!
BG

Connie said...

Yum, indeed, sugar!!!! WOW. Love the rain also. And that yard is as green as Ireland...
xoxo,
Connie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

looks like you had a great time. And how lucky for them to have such a gorgeous place to have a family get together!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

I am glad that everybody is fine there...We had wicked weather with rain and very strong winds here in Toronto since Friday night.
But instead of hail we got flurries yesterday...well it's Canada, Eh? :o)

Love that lunch setting...hint, hint, hint...Very soon...

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

What a scary and fun day!! I'm so glad you were OK...I hated seeing that hail on your patio!! Did it mess with your gorgeous blooming trees? We had a hail storm last fall....stones the size of tennis balls. Yep, we got a new roof...and ours was just 5 years old.

OMG..you are so lucky to have so many sisters..and to have your beautiful mother!!! I am jealous, but very happy for all of you.

Your party looks perfect....that menu is amazing!!! I adore copper pennies...and mimosas :) Did they love your hostess gift?

Gotta head to the store and UPS. I'm late getting a swap in the mail....but late is my middle name these days.

Thanks for this great share!

L, Dana

Marie Antionette said...

OMG Lynn!!!
That was aweful weather,
But seeing all of your gorgeous gorgeous decore put the smile righ back on my face.
And your lovely family...What a beautiful picture you all make.
I really enjoyd this post Dear.
May you have a Blessed Easter,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Jenny S said...

We did have the tornados! Come see the pics on my blog!

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm glad the bad weather didn't hamper your brunch...it looks like it was so much fun! Very pretty pictures, I enjoyed them and I love the one of your family, you are all beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Sunny said...

Lynne, Hello! I am happy to meet you and loved reading the girl's journey. It sounds like you had a great time, as I in reading it. I love the pic of your family together. Your mom looks GREAT! Mine just turned 80 and we celebrated by spending a few days in Amish country, Ohio. I am adding you to my faves. Have a wonderful week! Sunny109

NanaDiana said...

First off- Your Mom looks fantastic for her age! What a blessing to have your Mom around to enjoy a party with you. Love your decorations...they are beautiful! It is too bad that you had such rotten weather but it looked nice and sunny inside~ and your decorations are lovely! Hugs- Diana

Marydon said...

Lynn, all of you are beautiful but Mother is gorgeous! What a wonderful time you had. What a sweet party, setting & decor. The weather outside is frightful, for sure ...

Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a fun time you must have had with your sisters and your pretty Mama. (yes she DOES look great!) I'm so glad you didn't allow the horrible weather to dampen your spirits. I loved seeing your pictures this time ~~ so pretty as always AND inspiring. We just made need a recipe or two. Have you shared the Bell Pepper Breakfast casserole? Lucky you with 3 sisters. I have only one and love her to pieces.

Donna

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Lynn, what a fun day!! Sorry about your weather, but looks like it was sunny inside. Oh, I wish I sisters!

Carol

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like a fun time! Any cupcakes left...they'd be perfect for my breakfast!!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

I don't know how you do it all between website, boutique and entertaining. Everything looks so yummy!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful day! I don't have sisters but wish that I did...I'd love to get together and have special times! Thankfully, we've got 4 daughters (so far) so I'm hoping they'll delight in getting together and making good memories all their lives!

Sarah

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

What a great post to come back to! Have missed reading your "doin's".
Ya'll are a beautiful bunch and I know you had a great time.
(())

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lynn, your decorations and food look wonderful. I know everyone enjoyed the party! I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

Sue said...

Oh Lynn, Everything looked just beautiful! You sure know how to throw a party! How wonderful to have been able to be with them all for brunch. We've had horrible weather, too. No hail, though... Have a very blessed Easter celebration, my friend. hugs, Sue

Shelia said...

Hi Lynn! Lovely post and you have a lovely family! My mom is 87 too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam said...

What a wonderful brunch. You thought of everything. I love the lilacs in the silver urn.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What drama! Both inside and out! What a fab pink tree. Your brunch is charming! Love those cupcakes. Looks like you had a wonderful event.

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate the season, (in spite of the weather!)

Jan

Margaret Cloud said...

This looks like a fun get together. This is such a nice picture of all and what fun to be together, your mom looks great. Have a nice Easter even though the weather will be cold. I always enjoy your pictures.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so beautiful, lovely images.Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for letting us in to see how your Easter traditions are shared with your family.
Your menu looked so good, my mouth is still watering!
Your tables were so pretty and where did you get the scalloped cupcake paper holders? I have never seen anything like them! Beautiful...all of you and every little detail.

Happy Easter blessings to you~
Alison

Shirley said...

Dear Lynn,
HAPPY EASTER...hope the weather is much better than it was when this was posted. Your beautiful flowers arrived today..I cant wait to have enough flowers to start my project. Thank you, they are so soft and sweet. Can you remind me what flower they are? ..I have an idea to ask all who read my blog to press some for me so I can make a beautiful piece of framed art..do you think they would?
I love the picture of you and your mom and siblings..how nice when we all can be together..time flies and life is short, so we must enjoy it now..rain or shine! Have a blessed holiday my good friend..
~Shirley

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful post. The cupcakes look so yummy!!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Love your photos! In spite of the hail storm, it looks like your day still turned out wonderful - look at all that delicious food!

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Everything looks great, but that weather of yours... ;9

Sorry for the absence, but one week off means three weeks busy to recover... Blogtrotter Two is around the canals of Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

Gypsy Brocante said...

You sure know how ti make the best of things ... looks like the party went off without a hitch inspite of the weather ... everything looks yummy and so festive! I'm sure all your guest enjoyed themselves ... especially your Mom!

xo
Jill

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Lynn~
Everything looks like it turned out wonderful in spite of the crazy weather! What a gorgeous table and sweet little touches - love the cherub and lilacs! Just gorgeous Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful brunch. You didn't miss a detail. Glad it was a wonderful time and the you survived the threatening weather. ~ Sarah

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