Friday, 18 March 2016

Five On Friday

Welcome as always on a Friday to Five On Friday!  It is great to have you here, thank you for stopping by! 

Thank you too for bearing with me last week and my non post.  I am feeling much less squibbly this week and far more myself again.  Life is returning to whatever it is that passes for normal in these parts once again and for that I am very grateful.  Your kindness and support certainly helped.
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Thank you as well for your thoughts on my post yesterday.  I do appreciate all that you had to say.  I am still mulling things over and will take my time in making a decision about what I want to do.  The overall consensus from you seems to be that you like a mix of things, which is good, because this blog is definitely a mix of things isn't it!  Once I have thought further about where I am going I will let you know and in the meantime will continue to mix things up.

Yesterday I did finally manage to load a video to the internet, but don't get excited and go looking for it because I deleted it.  It was just a test, but I now know that I can do it which if I want to do videos is a good thing isn't it.

One other thing before we start!  Next Friday will of course be Good Friday as I am sure you are aware.  So for me that isn't a day to be online and blogging.  I will therefore not be posting next Friday and there will not be a link up.  However, Five On Friday will of course return the week after so we can all start April together Fiveing as usual.

Hope you understand.

On with the post!

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The mantel is once again decorated!  All dressed up for Easter with things that I already had.  The daffodils were in use last year and have been waiting to make their appearance once again.  The tulips will need to be replaced before Easter, but I am sure that I can get some more.


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Everywhere seems to be covered in eggs and chicks.  Including the dining table.  This lot look very at home don't they.  I put the tray onto a cake stand and then I can move it easily without spilling them all everywhere!  One of my old mandalas adds a colourful touch as well.

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The sideboard is home to my Easter Tree this year.  The branches are silk forsythia that I have used for several years now.  They look quite effective I think and are always in bloom no matter what time Easter actually us.

I think that I have enough eggs hanging on the branches now.  What do you think!!!



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There are little groupings of things elsewhere too.  The chicks have spread themselves all around the room and made all sorts of nooks home!  You can never have too many chicks can you?


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It is also bunnies a go go time!  I made all of these a few years ago and bring them out each Easter.  They are old favourites now. 


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I know, I know, it is Five On Friday and here I am with a sixth thing!  Well my excuse is that I was lacking a fifth item last week so I have carried one over!!!  I thought you would like to see these daffs with their frilly edged trumpets.  I assumed when I bought them that they would be the normal type of yellow daffodils, so these were a lovely surprise.


So that is it for this week!  All things Easter have landed in our home and we are ready for the start of spring and all good things that are to come.  I hope that you are too!

In case I don't see you in the meantime and as I will not be here next Friday, I do hope that you have a wonderful Easter, that it brings great things to you and yours and that there are new beginnings, new life and that the sun will be shining upon you!

Happy Easter!

Hope you have a good weekend and that all is well with you!!

Amy

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68 comments:

  1. Amy you have such a beautiful home, the Easter decorations look marvelous! Happy Easter I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  2. Hi Amy, your Easter decorations are so lovely. And I loved seeing the unique daffodils. Wishing all the best, Pat xx

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  3. When we are sick, we don't have the energy and it is dificult to stay positive. I had such feeleings last week, too. I'm glad you feel better.!
    What beautiful Easter decorations you have. Enjoy the weekend and the coming Easter

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  4. What a lovely, cheerful Easter Five, Amy! Your decorations look so beautiful. (Love the pastel shades.)
    I wish you and yours a very happy and joyful Easter! xx

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  5. How jolly your house looks. I never think to decorate for Easter but I like the idea of an Easter tree. I'm about to do a Five on Friday post that has six things too! Will link up later today. Have a good weekend Amy.

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  6. I love the bunnies although the orange one looks rather worried :-) xx

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  7. What a lovely Easter home you have Amy, this year it seems to have passed me by. Not sure why really as normally I LOVE decorating for Easter, but not this year...

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  8. Wonderful post a lovely collection of eggs chicks and rabbits very seasonal and the daffs are stunning :-)

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  9. Hi Amy, I am up late, so thought I would be the first to comment! Love your daffodil garland and all your sweet Easter decorations! No, you can't have too many chicks! Fresh daffodils and tulips are so wonderful this time of year. Hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for hosting another great party. xx Karen

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  10. I love your forsythia tree with the eggs. So pretty. Have a lovely Easter Amy. B xx

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  11. Your decoration looks lovely! Have a Happy Easter! :)

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  12. Very pretty, love the silk forsythia branches. I think there is something selling locally, perhaps Mike will give me an advance on next months pocket money xx

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  13. A lovely collection of easter decorations and spring daffs. All so bright and cheery. I love the bunnies. Have a wonderful easter break yourself Amy xx

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  14. Lovely beautiful Easter decorations - my absolute favorite is the cute orange bunny.
    Have a great and blessed Easter time

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  15. Oh, well done, it all looks so cheerful and Spring-like. I always intend to make an Easter tree and then never get round to doing it. But this year's the year!

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  16. Love all the Easter decorations - just starting to get mine up here!

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  17. You look all prepared for Easter, Amy and your bunnies and chicks look happy in their new homes. My eggs, chicks and bunnies are still in the cupboard as I have to go out and find a suitable twig to make an Easter tree with. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  18. Is it Easter by any chance Amy? Ha ha you can't miss it in your house. Fabulous, everything is so cheerful. Have a good weekend x

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  19. Your home looks beautiful and you've reminded me to dig out the Easter decorations this weekend. I love your daffodil garland. Have a wonderful Easter. xx

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  20. Happy five on
    Friday Amy! Lots of lovely spring joy & happiness in your home for spring! It all looks so sweet!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  21. Looking lovely there...Easter here we come! ;) xxx

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  22. Beautiful Easter/Spring décor, loved seeing the mantel again a real delight. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Such beautiful Easter/Spring décor, it was lovely to see the mantel again, a real delight. Have a great weekend.

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  24. What a lot of decorations! I don't even do that much at Christmas. I think maybe the most I'll do is a fresh bunch of daffodils. (And I have some pussy willow in a vase after pruning my tree last weekend. That'll be spring-like when the leaves start to emerge.)
    I'm loving your frilly daffs. They're a delicate colour aren't they?

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  25. You have decorated beautifully for Easter! Your tree looks so sweet, and I love all those eggs. Bunnies are a favourite around here too ;) Our "Smudge" bunny is a live decoration himself! Your mantle looks so nice with the crocheted daffodil bunting. Have a wonderful Easter Amy! And now I have to read your last post as I missed it.
    Wendy xox

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  26. I absolutely love your tree, it is gorgeous! I agree that you cannot have too many chicks ever. Those daffodils are lovely and what a great surprise too. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for hosting xx

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  27. All looking very spring-y and eggy in your place :-) Have a happy Easter Amy. x

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  28. It's looking a lot like Spring here too. Loving the warmer weather. I enjoyed the Easter decorations. It's those little touches that make a house a home. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    xx Beca

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  29. I like all your Easter decorations - those giant Easter eggs in front of the mantel are fantastic. Enjoy your weekend! X

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  30. Your home looks very seasonal Amy. Love the eggs hanging on the branches of forsythia with the silk flowers. What a good idea! I shall now have to do some browsing the stores, get our my Easter treasures and start decorating our home! Thank you for hosting Five on Friday. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  31. There's been a bit of an egg-splosion in your house! LOL

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  32. Lovely to see all your Easter decorations, love your forsythia tree with the eggs. Your close-up photo of the daffodil trumpet is beautiful. xx

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  33. Your spring/Easter decorations look lovely Amy. The daffodils sure do brighten up the day.

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  34. It's looking very Easterish in your house. I do love the Easter tree, it's so pretty.

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  35. You are such a faithful seasonal decorator, and the yellows are really lovely.

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  36. This is my first time linking up and it was great timing for me to find your party! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Easter!

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  37. I adore your bunnies and that Easter Tree is delightful. I am glad you are not doing Five on Friday next week, as I won't be participating too as I am off to see my MIL. So I wish you a Happy Easter and a Good Friday, As always thank you for hosting.

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  38. I always love to see your adorable mantle Amy! I love those Easter lantern things on your hearth!! Your Easter tree is so fun too!! Yay for Easter right around the corner. ;)

    Blessings on your weekend dear Friend. Thanks for hosting!! xoxo

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  39. I really love your Easter decorations, can't wait to get the rest of mine out this weekend, I love Easter!xx

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  40. What a fun post....adoring images....so filled with brightness of Spring and Easter! Love the egg tree.

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  41. I can never have enough daffodils pictures, they are so cheerful. All your decorations are lovely. You certainly make everywhere look spring-like.

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  42. Hello dear Amy! Love your fluffy daffodils and all your very Springy decor for Easter. Easter is my favorite. Growing up we always fasted on Good Friday and it was a quiet day. Thanks for postponing the Five for that day. Those bunnies you made a few years ago are fabulous! Today I'm posting from Vancouver in British Columbia Canada! Happy Friday to you!

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  43. I don't usually decorate for Easter, but I think I might have to now!

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  44. all your Easter decorations are lovely, I love the happy colours of Spring.
    Jill

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  45. Looks fab Amy - I've earmarked next week to put up all our Easter decorations. We do an Easter tree every year too - it's so much fun :)

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  46. Always enjoy seeing Easter decorations. I like the idea of using silk forsythia for an Easter Tree. may have to "borrow" that idea.

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  47. You are READY! I love seeing your Easter decor. I love Spring and cannot wait for Easter. No candies this year for me. Well, maybe one jelly bean

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  48. Your Easter tree is so pretty with the pale forsythia that always blooms, and the colourful eggs. It's such a joyous time of year. I somehow missed the bunches of daffodils for sale this year - maybe I was in too much of a hurry to get to the tulips. Daffs are blooming in my garden but I don't have enough to pick them and also enjoy them outdoors. Your frilly trumpet photo is ever so pretty.

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  49. I love your easter decorations Amy. I start on mine this weekend! Hope everything is OK my friend xx

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  50. Wonderful spring, beautiful colours everywhere. And I really love those pale daffodils, so pretty and a change from the bright yellow ones. Wishing you a good weekend Amy. CJ xx

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  51. Your Easter Tree is beautiful. Have a lovely relaxing weekend.

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  52. I love all those pretty pastel pieces. Easter has well and truly arrived in your home. Thanks for hosting and I hope you too have a lovely break.

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  53. Your Easter decorations are wonderful! I especially love the rabbits you made. I'm glad you are recovering. It took me about 2 weeks to feel completely normal again, and a friend has it right now and is dreadfully sick. I suspect it was the flu and not just a run-of-the-mill cold.

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  54. I have never decorated for Easter but I can see I am missing out. Your displays are lovely Amy. Not sure if my creativity is up to posting a Five on Friday this week but I will share a link to your page nonetheless.

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  55. I have been missing you Amy, wonderful Spring/Easter things to celebrate.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  56. The forsythia "tree" is a great idea. If I can find some branches, I shall become an Amy Copy-Cat. I hope you don't mind.

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  57. Fab Easter decorations Amy, I really like the silk forsythia, are you sure you can't squeeze one or two more eggs on it?! ;-) Thanks for hosting Five on Friday and I'm glad you're feeling better xxx

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  58. Hi Amy,

    I adore your handmade seasonal banners; I've been promising myself that I will try to make some, but so far have not gotten around to it. I love the Easter egg tree you've made with the forsythia branches. I have a bunch of those little hanging Easter ornaments, too, and I will have to try your idea. :) The bunnies you made are precious, and your daffodils are beautiful. They look like a pot full of sunshine. :-D

    Thank you for hosting the party and have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  59. Lots of whimsical spring and Easter decor in your home. I like your Easter tree, I'm still decorating the new table top tree I bought for Christmas with seasonal decorations. I like lots of eggs on mine too.

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  60. Lovely Amy and so very you. Have a great Easter and take care.

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  61. I love your Easter tree! So pretty and whimsical. You're so sweet and caring. Wishing you a very happy Easter!

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  62. Hi Amy,

    I loved seeing all your beautiful Easter decorations, all the sweet chicks, eggs, bunnies and your pretty flowers.
    Have a happy Easter
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  63. Love your Easter decorations, Amy. So pretty and fun.
    Amalia
    xo

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  64. Sorry Amy - I've arrived too late.
    With my birthday on Saturday - celebrations and I had worked all week, things got a bit behind.
    I love these little Easter trees I've been seeing everywhere - if I see one in the shops I'll be buying one too - they're perfect for hanging the tiny chocolate eggs!
    Shane

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  65. I used to enjoy making Easter decorations with the children (my daughter was an Easter baby and the run-up to Easter always a very special time). Pom-Pom bunnies and chicks, painting with watercolours on blown eggs and hanging them from a pretty blossom branch cut from our malus floribunda tree, making nests out of sticks and moss and filling them with found treasures and little clumps of wild primrose pulled from the garden and pushed into tiny terracotta pots so we could admire the flowers close up before re-planting back into the garden. Then we would cycle down to the allotment for weeding, seed sowing and potato planting - happy, happy days!

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  66. Your house looks so sunny and welcoming! Lovely all those easter decorations... Mirjam xx

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  67. I love your decorations, Amy! Lovely to see the mantel daffodils and your Easter tree, and the way you photographed your daffodil too ... don't you just love daffodils, so many types and all so pretty!
    Have a great Easter!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  68. I love how you have decorated your home for Easter! and that little handmade orange bunny is so cute! xxx

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