Sunday, 1 April 2018

Easter Time

It's Easter Time again and the cockerel is telling one and all!

We have been busy here at Shingle Cottage getting our home ready for the celebrations, daffodils have been picked from our gardens, my favourite are the one's with the orange centre, I always think they look oldy wordy like the Easter vases high up on a church window ledge.

Our painted glass eggs have been hung above the dining table where they catch the light..... fingers crossed for a little sunshine..

The tiny Easter tree has been decorated and a new to me but old linen tablecloth has been washed and pressed for the table, I found it last week in a charity shop and the embroidery is so fine and delicate, violets and snowdrops grow all around the edge and in the centre a fairy ring of little buds..

 Eggs and chicks are brightening up the cottage kitchen...

From the kitchen window wafts  the heavy scent of white hydrangea picked from the garden with a few golden daffodils..

Along the window ledge, a pot of forget me not's that I grew from seed, tiny daffodils and pansies, a cheery sight while washing the dishes and upon opening the curtains first thing on a morning..

Fairy cakes in paper bun cases have been baked and decorated, Steve and Beatrix have been enjoying them this afternoon..   

I have been measuring and whisking and rolling out marzipan in the kitchen to bake one of our favourite cakes the simnel cake, it smells heavenly..

 Chocolate eggs have been delivered to our friends and we brought a bag home from them too, cards have been sent, all making for a Happy Easter!.. I want to say a big thank you to Steve for popping down to town especially for the yellow ribbon to tie around our simnel cake and he scores extra points for choosing the sparkly one over the plain ;) 

I love Easter and I am so enjoying the lighter nights too and the promise of Spring are you? I think we may be enjoying some walks on these lighter nights after eating all these goodies!

I would like to wish you a Happy Easter and may your weekend be blessed x

He Is Risen...

I hope you enjoy a chocolate egg or two :) Happy Easter!

Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage ?....



  1. How beautiful all your sweet Easter eggs, rabbits and flowers are! All is very welcoming and makes me even for anxious for Spring to arrive.



    1. Thank you Logan so kind of you! I am so looking forward to Spring too, although it has rained the whole day here in England I still have my fingers crossed for sunshine, enjoy your day xxx

  2. Happy Easter Krissie! Lovely Spring post and I hope to be visiting you more often since I have removed myself from Facebook. Going to spend more time painting, creating and blogging!
    Be well my friend,
    The Empty Nest

    1. Thank you Janet, Happy Easter to you too! painting,ceating and blogging is muside to my ears! i'll pop on over for a visit, pop the kettle one :) have a wonderful day my friend xxx

  3. Happy Easter,we are away this year so I didn't bake or decorate the house.Your things are so pretty and your simmnel cake looks delicious!

    1. Thank you Georgina, Happy Easter to you too! enjoy your time away xxx

  4. That cockerel appears to have plenty to say ;) Happy Easter from Tasmania.

    1. Ha indeed he does ;) Thank you, Happy Easter from England x

  5. Your Easter decors are such beautiful.

    1. Thank you Alessandra, have a wonderful week xxx


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