Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Pretties - Part 1

Happy Pink Saturday! I want to thank Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday for all of us pink lovin' ladies! Please visit her blog at and check out all the other Pink Saturday posts! I took the blue and green spring bird decorations down and packed them away. Although they were pretty and still soft and pastel, I was so excited to bring some PINK back in to my life! I have several sweet Easter pinks to show you but first I wanted to share that wonderful Coconut Bird Nest recipe with you that I made for my spring tea! You take 2 egg whites and 2 1/4 cups of coconut and mix them together in a bowl. Measure the mixture out by tablespoons full (I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup because I found that easier for me) and form into nests. Place them on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 16-20 minutes. Let the nests cool completely and place candy eggs in the center. The recipe only makes about 5 or 6 nests so if you are feeding a crowd you may want to double or triple the recipe. I hope you enjoy them!
So I have been working hard to decorate for Easter and I decided to use a TON of pink this year. Things are sure looking pretty in my little cottage and I can't wait to share everything with you! Above you will see Miss Molly in a beautiful dress that was given to me by a sweet lady at my church that knows I love Victorian, frilly, pink things. She wanted me to have it because she knew I would love it. She is right!
Here are some Easter egg pillows I made last year from felt and embellishments. The pink one is my favorite!
Rebecca,, painted this beautiful rabbit and I bought it when she had an antique booth in Oklahoma City. I sure miss that place! I made that sweet bucket next to the bunny. It was just a plain old metal bucket and with some love . . .
it turned out to be one of the sweetest Easter decorations I have. It is much prettier in person!
This fellow here is Chester. I bought him at Cracker Barrel one day and James and I named him Chester. I tied some PINK ribbon around his neck. It matches his fluffy tail that you can't see. It is totally pink! I think he is so cute!
Isn't this rose detail lovely? I added it to my sweet pink bird house yesterday to dress it up a bit!
Now I have to get better at painting roses and I will paint some on her and she will be perfect!

This is a plain pink jar I bought and added all the pretty ribbon, roses, and other embellishments to decorate it up. Aren't the bunnies so cute! I can't help but smile and laugh when I see them!

Here is a sweet Easter egg I made from felt and embellishments a few years ago. I think I will make some more of those to place around for Easter this year! They sure are sweet!
This is a small wreath I made last year to tie on the back of each one of my kitchen chairs. I love the sweet pastel colors. I hand-painted and speckled each one of the eggs. James helped me dismantle them because they are getting a makeover. They don't really match with the decor in the kitchen this year and I want them to be more PINK. I can't wait to show you the transformation!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday! Please leave me a comment so I know you were here and I will visit your blog in return!

Blessings to you!

Love Tammy


  1. I LOVE this post! Everything is so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. All of your pinks are so very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday to you!


  3. Everything is so pink and pretty! So cozy and feminine! I have to say that my very favorite bunny is Chester.....I love the pop of color! And he is different.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Tammy, this is just absolutely gorgeous. I adore everything in this post... from those cute cookies to that lovely pink gown to the suitcase to the bunny... everything. So very lovely.

    Happy Pink Saturday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  5. All your pink pretties are gorgeous and you are so lucky to be given that stunning vintage & pink dress....I love vintage clothing..everything was made so well and so very feminine.
    Happy Pink Saturday

  6. Your Easter pink is absolutely beautiful! The vintage dress and suitcase are sooo pretty! What a great way to decorate a room. I'm a new follower.

  7. I just started to tell you there are so many other lovely creators in OK & you should stop by Ginger's shop ... & then realized you are her daughter. Hell-o WAKE UP! Marydon. Your pretties are lovely Tammy ... so love the dress & suitcase, also.

    Have a sweet PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

    FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

  8. You truly have one of the prettiest blog sidebars and header I have seen in awhile. Simply lovely along with all the pinks you shared. Your post should put us all in the Easter spirit.

  9. Happy Pink Saturday
    your post today is awesome!!!
    and your blog is beautiful.
    I enjoyed my visit :D

  10. Beautiful vignettes. So many lovely pinks. I really like your laughing bunnies. They do make me smile.


  11. Hi Tammy, Happy Pink Saturday, love your blog and joined as a follower. Your home is just beautiful, love all your white, so pretty!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  12. Hi Tammy! You have such a lovely cottage and it's been a pleasure to visit. The Victorian dress is absolutely divine. How sweet of your friend to be so thoughtful. Have a wonderful weekend! Terri

  13. Tammy,
    Love your Easter decor!! So pretty!
    The eggs you made and the pillows are just darling!!

    And I am totally in love with Chester!!
    He is so very cute!!



  14. Happy Pink Saturday
    I have to say that I am blown away by your home and your preparations for easter. The dress, the birdhouse, need I go on lol.
    Enjoy your Pink Saturday. This is my first time and I am having such fun.

  15. I LOVE Chester! He is so Spring like and festive!

  16. Hi Tammy,

    Nice to meet you! Your home is so pretty, and I love all your pretty Easter things. I love the papers that you used for your nest letters. I can't find papers like that. Do you have any extras of the ones on N,S, and T? I would love them, and would purchase them from you. Thanks so much! My e-mail is


  17. What a beautiful, beautiful blog!! I just love it, so glad I came for Pink Saturday! Everything you create is stunning! Kerrie

  18. Everything is so pretty - you did an amazing job! So inspiring - I have so little for Easter and I'm having great fun trying to rememdy that. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you!

  19. OMGosh everything is sooo pretty and creative ...HPS!

  20. Everything is SO pretty, I don't know where to start. LOVE your birds nest recipe, and adorable pink suitcase. I think your blog is so lovely, I am excited to be following!:)

  21. I love all your pretty things! Your bucket is especially gorgeous and I love the pink suitcase! I've got an old trunk here that I found at a yard sale...I wonder if I ought to paint it up all pink? :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  22. Hi tammy - it's me again. Thank you for visiting. In answer to your question, there is a button or badge on the left sidebar of my blog for the Etsy shop - just click on it and it will take you right there. Hugs, Dru

  23. what a sweet blog you have. I love it. Purple pansies were my grandmother's favorites and every time I see them I just get the sweetest memories - thank you for that :) I love your little bird nests. I am traveling this week but hopefully when I get home I can give the recipe a go. Very festive.