Happy Easter


Happy Easter from Happy & Rosie
I have been meaning all week to decorate my Easter Tree, but I havn’t got around to it! tut! tut! I have been working like mad and also I have been painting and decorating the garden…for which now I have aches and pains on aches and pains!

Happy Easter from Max the wonder dog (alias Max Snooz’ums)

I have even given Max a trim (above)…ahh don’t he look sweet! who would think he was going to be 9 years old in August!

Earlier we went to Bluewater Shopping Center where we looked in John Lewis at all their wonderful Easter decorations…but I just couldn’t find any inspiration…until I found the wrapping paper section, for which I bought 1 sheet of fancy paper….so look out later today and I will reveal how I used it!

On Sunday, I am going to my local market to buy some plants for the garden….I have finally won the war with the ‘Bindweed’! Thank goodness! and have de-weeded the entire section, I plan to plant a Lavender, a rose bush and a Hydrangea for that section, but I will probably succombe to some other plants, as I am a sucker for anything pink and pretty!  (of course I will show you the results!).

 Ok ok, so this is a nice piccie anyway of the garden! This was taken in the summer of last year, but since then we have had our usual rain, wind and snow…and the garden looked so bleak and weedy and the grass was about 2ft high! Oooops!  so we have really worked hard…I got the whole family and a few of Rosie’s friends to help us!:)

I thought Easter would be a quiet time with only Hubs, Rosie, Max and I, but we might have a couple of extra guests now, as well as my Son, which will be nice! and although I am a traditionalist at heart…I don’t actually mind having a BBQ on sunday…with good company and a few jugs of Pimm’s what more could a gal ask for eh!

Right I will leave you now….and as I have said if I get around to it – I will post about my Easter tree later 🙂 Oh and don’t worry gals and guys! I havn’t forgotten to post about that Retro Chair!…perhaps next week now!

Happy Easter…and I’ll speak to you soon,


We finally got the tree sorted, saturday afternoon!…better late than never! 

It was lovely…we all sat around the table, Hubby, Rosie, Daz and I, cutting from wrapping paper onto card, these lovely cups and blue tits!..

We collected the twigs and leaves from the garden and also tied pieces of ribbon and added some vintage buttons…

It turned out a treat!

I hope you are all having fun! 🙂



  1. The Bird
    28th April 2011 / 8:46 am

    I love your Easter tree, it's so quirky. I also have an old bike in my garden. It was outside a house with various items to give away so I made my OH ride it home, flat tyre and all. Sam x

  2. Bee happy
    26th April 2011 / 1:31 pm

    Max looks so cute! Garden looked fab last year, can't wait to see this years pics :)Bee happy xHave a delicious day!

  3. thriftymissus
    26th April 2011 / 10:36 am

    The Easter Tree looks smashing! Happy easter to you & the family.I also love the tent in the garden from last year ,the garden looked wonderful, very welcoming:o)juliex(thriftymissus)x

  4. magpiesoup
    25th April 2011 / 10:47 pm

    I love reading your blog iys one of my must do`s .I feel more English when I`ve read it and more sunny.Yhankyou. I love your little part of Blighty.

  5. Anonymous
    25th April 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Oh….your Max is so adorable! I know what your mean about his age….our Izzy will be 9 the end of May and we can't believe it either….she still acts like a puppy……we love her so very much!

  6. K2
    25th April 2011 / 6:20 pm

    Did you make the cloth tent in the background or did you buy it with that lovely print on it?

  7. Design Elements
    25th April 2011 / 2:22 pm

    lovely images!

  8. AshTreeCottage
    24th April 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Happy Easter!Love,Susan and Bentleyxxoo

  9. Nattie
    23rd April 2011 / 11:22 am

    Happy Easter to Happy…..your garden looks delightful…sooooooo jealous! pretty, pretty pictures, and i think I NEED your doggy!!!Nattie x

  10. WinnibriggsHouse
    23rd April 2011 / 7:41 am

    It must have been a day for getting the garden in order. DH spent all day in ours yesterday and it finally looks'cared for'. Your little Max looks so cute (and so comfy)and I bet a bit cooler now.Have a wonderful break with your family.xx

  11. Florence and Mary
    23rd April 2011 / 7:37 am

    Have a "Happy" Easter and enjoy the BBQ – how can you not have one in this gorgeous weather!Victoria xx

  12. Ivy Black
    23rd April 2011 / 7:18 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous post! Ot's really cheered me up.Happy Easter to you both xx

  13. Scarlett Fontaine
    23rd April 2011 / 7:17 am

    Happy Easter, loving your garden pictures. Good luck with the replanting :o) Scarlet x

  14. delia hornbook
    23rd April 2011 / 7:09 am

    Lovely pictures gardening is such hard work but in this lovely sunshine its a joy 😉 Max is so cute bless him. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  15. Rosa Lily (Pen)
    23rd April 2011 / 6:07 am

    Love the way your garden looks, and Max is a sweetheart! xx

  16. angus.anderson
    23rd April 2011 / 4:14 am

    hello darling girl..love your world..

  17. My Vintage Mending
    23rd April 2011 / 2:43 am

    Happy Easter…Miss Happy…Enjoy the time with your family and that lovely market! We are still quite cold here in Kansas. Just a few peeks of flowers although the peony are swelling. Smiles…Renee

  18. Julie Harward
    23rd April 2011 / 2:29 am

    Your little cloth tent reminds me of what my grandma used to make for me in her yard. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. 😀

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