Home and Garden Thursday



Home and Garden Thursday

I greatly appreciate you visiting, and hopefully participating today! Those of you who regularly share your posts with Home and Garden Thursday make the party wonderful and those of you who are new will find a marvelous, creative community.

google reader

If you follow your favorite blog through RSS feeds, you most likely use Google Reader, an excellent tool that sadly will be retired July 1, 2013. There are, thankfully a few options/alternatives available to us. Thankfully, some of those alternatives have seen the need with Google Reader’s retirement and are working to fill the need. Feedly is one of those options. This is one I have chosen to use — the terrific part is that since they’re working on meeting the Google Reader customers, they’ve enabled their product to automatically migrate your RSS feeds from Google Reader. This is wonderful, you don’t have to manually do this or figure out how. I shared with you some of this information and a few other RSS reader options.

tea and scone at Blackbird CafeOn Monday, I spent the day doing some much needed shopping, but beforehand I stopped at the local Coffee Cafe for some tea, White Peony from Two Leaves and a Bud and Raspberry White Chocolate Scone. I also reflected on last year’s A Return to Loveliness posts in March, it is fantastic that through blogging, I am able to relive these moments.

Fragrant Lilies and Roses bWhile grocery shopping at Kroger Monday, I stopped at the floral section and found these gorgeous roses and lilies at clearance prices – the whole bouquet came to seven dollars! The lily’s fragrance is heavenly.

You all were amazing this past week – so many gorgeous posts! Here are the FEATURES from last week’s party:

j biggs little piecesJudy at JBigg’s Little Pieces put together the most charming and whimsical tablescape – all beautifully harmonized by the gorgeous tablecloth she found at Home Goods! Boy, do I wish there was a store near me! I adore her sweet bunnies – the sleeping one and the one holding the tulips, the dishes, glassware and silverware all come together to make a marvelous tablescape.

a cozy place called homeShannon at A Cozy Place Called Home shared with us a step-by-step tutorial on how she created this gorgeous Easter Topiary – love the textured pot and the flowers! Beautifully done!

lovelivegarden.com sprouted wheatAt Love Live Garden-A Guide to Garden Inspired Living, Nadia shared with us a unique Easter decor, sprouted wheat. Love the look – she gives you a step-by-step tutorial.

tablescaper Easter tablescapeOur dear friend, The Tablescaper put together a gorgeous tablescape featuring vintage china from her mom, modern moss rabbits, frutal finds from The Christmas Tree Shop – all beautifully coming together to create a lovely, whimsical tablescape.

Home Chic Club

Vesna, at Home Chic Club shared this adorable Easter decor – love the tiered Easter decor using cups, bowls and plates as well as adorable chickens, bunnies and eggs – marvelously done!

white ironstone cottage kitchen

Pam, at White Ironstone Cottage shared that she was happily doing some spring cleaning in her kitchen – wouldn’t you just LOVE to spring clean here! Gorgeous kitchen.

rosemary and thyme orange sour cream pound cake

This cake by Janet at Rosemary and Thyme is just too beautiful to cut – but I am sure the heavenly aroma of the orange would be quite tempting. You can find the recipe for Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake at Rosemary and Thyme

Thanks again for sharing with us, I do hope you have a blessed week and Easter weekend!

Home and Garden Thursday

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  1. What gorgeous features! Thank you for sharing them – and now I must go visit those blogs! Also, thank you for hosting. 🙂

  2. Lovely features this week. 🙂
    I neglected to comment earlier, but I had never thought to look for discounted flowers. Yours look so nice. How long do they usually last?

    • Just about the same as fresher flowers. I may loose two or three roses – I can tell which ones – the green just below the petals turns brown – those I dry. They make terrific roses for drying too.

  3. Thanks for hosting the party each week and for featuring my Easter Wreath Topiary among all these pretty posts. Have a great night Kathy.

  4. Thank you for Hosting…very beautiful features. I have started using bloglovin and like it, it also transfer all GFC contacts automatically. so now I use that to read all blogs.

  5. Thanks for sharing the Reader info from Google. I have a lot to figure out! Great features. Thanks for hosting Kathy.
    Happy Easter,
    The French Hutch

  6. Thank you so much for hosting! Also, thank you for featuring my post! xx

  7. Wonderful inspiration features. Thanks for hosting and Happy Easter to you! ~ Sarah

  8. Hello, my sweet friend.
    What a delightful post. I am mesmerized by the soft pastels. What a beautiful and clever tower of eggs. I love the use of tea cups to add additional height . I am going to stop by and visit for sure. The mossy green bunnies, ribbons and beautiful table scapes are so elegant.
    Thank you for hosting. I look forward each week to joining in.
    Blessings and happy Easter.
    Carolynn xoxo

  9. Thanks for hosting Kathy! Happy Easter to you and to your family.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. Kathy, the features are fabulous!! Wow, I am headed to pin all of them. Thank you so much for hosting eacg week! Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!!

  11. So much loveliness here, Kathy! I hope you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!
    Thank you for hosting this! It was a great way to open up my new blog!

  12. Kathy, Thank you for hosting. This is my first time joining. I am interested in Feedly! Tell us more about it in future posts.
    Have a blessed Easter,

  13. That scone looks delicious right now. Lovely Easter features. Thanks so much for hosting!

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my Easter Dinner table and for hosting. Have a very happy Easter.

    – The Tablescaper

  15. Kathy,
    What a wonderful post this week!
    Thank you for hosting such a great party.
    Happy Easter to you and your family,

  16. Kathy, there are a LOT of link-ups I want to visit in this week’s party! Thanks for being such a good hostess- have a Happy Easter!

  17. Great features Kathy. Love, love that kitchen! Thanks for hosting.

  18. Thanks so much for hosting! I am loving all of the features!

  19. Thanks for hosting. The features are great, I had missed that lovely Easter table last week!

  20. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! Wishing you a very Happy Easter!!


  21. Kathy,
    Thanks for hosting such a great blog hop! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  22. Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  23. Love your sweet roses and your beautiful features. Thanks so much for hosting!

  24. Hello Kathy. Thank you for featuring my Pound Cake recipe. I am truly thankful. I love all the features too. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party.

  25. Thank you so much Kathy !! I am honored and thrilled that you chosen my post!!
    Happy Easter!

  26. Happy Easter! Many beautiful ideas


  27. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for hosting! And for visiting me today.
    Your sweet comments made my day.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas


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