Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

This year, an array of macaroons, chocolate eggs and rabbits made a happy and colorful contribution to our Easter breakfast table..

completed by home made cinnamon rolls, after a recipe of my finish grandmother

A couple of weeks ago, the postman delivered a most wonderful surprise, a box of beautifully handcrafted Easter eggs, sent to me by a very special and dear friend. She is amazingly talented and creative, and I am so honored to be the recipient of these beauties!
I've cut some olive branches, and placed them into a large vase on my kitchen counter, then suspending the precious eggs from them. A simple arrangement, bringing much joy and happiness!


Happy Easter, everyone!!

MaiTai xx

25 comments:

  1. Thank you, Dear Maitai, a happy Easter to you too. You photos are beautiful and the cinammon cakes look delicious!!!

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  2. Happy Easter Mai Tai! Photos are lovely except for some reason some were removed and I couldn't see them.

    I enjoy your blog so much and here is what it's done for me: You have caused me to step it up! In the USA so many are dressing so horribly and forgetting the old traditions (I could write a book on this) but you have made me keep my game on! Have a great day!

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  3. Thank you, dear Manuela :-) Will post the recipe of the cinnamon rolls when I get to it, they are one of my family's favorite breakfast treat!

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  4. So happy to hear, dear emilyatheart! And kudos to you for keeping the game on :-) The joy of life a little extra TLC brings, is such a worthwhile reward and makes it all fun. Here's to you, and to 'joie de vivre'! x

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  5. Oh and many thanks for alerting me to the missing photos, emilyatheart, thanks to your comment I was able to correct the mistake very swiftly :-) x

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  6. Thank you, dear Maitai, I look forward to it!Hug to you.

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  7. Oh! what a talented friend you have !! The Easter eggs are wonderful!! and so beautifully displayed! Lovely!! mou mou

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  8. manuela <3

    Thank you, mou mou. I will happily pass your compliments to my friend! Glad you like the ensemble too :-)

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  9. What a lovely Easter breakfast table. I'm just wondering if DS was able to forego the chocolate bunny and eggs long enough to devour those delicious looking cinnamon rolls!

    And the Easter store windows - just lovely. Those brown bunnies at Bergine are just too adorable. I would have had to have bought them up right out of the Easter display!

    Happy Easter. Happy Spring.

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  10. So beautiful, MaiTai! Happy Easter!

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  11. Happy Easter! Those rolls and the branches and Hermes eggs all look picture perfect.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, creative eggs from your friend. Wow! Hope you had a great Easter.

    x

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  13. Dear Jerrine, CashmereLibrarian, FauxFuchsia and SheWoreItWell, many thanks for your sweet comments and good wishes, hope you ladies had a wonderful and happy Easter! x

    Jerrine, DS enjoys hunting the eggs more than eating them, he only finished his chocolate Santa a couple of weeks ago, lol. Happy Spring to you too :-)

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  14. Wow what gorgeous Easter photos MaiTai and I especially love the handcrafted egss they are truly fantastic and what a clever friend you have!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a lovely Easter.

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  15. ITA with emilyatheart - I did use to think about, what I'd wear before knowing you, but now I even h-it-up, when just going to the grocery store. You truly are such an inspiration! Love the easter pics, especially the olive branches with the special "orange" eggs and those cinnamon rolls look delicious. Hope, you had a wonderful easter weekend, hugs, HM.

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  16. Hope you had a lovely Easter too, Scarf Addict! And thank you for the praise re my very special H eggs, I will happily pass on your compliments to the very talented creator! :-)

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  17. hair-mess, it makes my day to hear that through here, you have found inspiraton to 'H it up' even on normal days, or when completing mundane tasks. It's a great habit to get into, and does not need much.. even tiny things can add so much magic to 'la vie quotidienne'! But I have to thank you too, your sweet and loyal participation on this blog adds plenty of 'joie de vivre' to my life, so here's to you, and all happy things in life! <3

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  18. This is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing...and the lady who painted the eggs is extremely talented =) (I might have a guess who she is ;p) Your cinnamon rolls look amazing, and almost as though I can smell them from my part of the world! Enjoy! And Happy Easter too <3 Hugs to you!!

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  19. Aww, dear DD, I am sure you can sleuth it out, lol! As for the cinnamon rolls, we can find out in summer whether the smell matches the taste <3

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  20. What a wonderful, talented and thoughtful friend you have, MaiTai. The eggs are really special, and I loved your arrangement. Hope your Easter was as delightful as it looked.

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  21. Happy Easter MaiTai,

    What spectacular pictures you posted! I hope you and your family had a delightful Easter. Your friend is wonderfully talented and I loved the way you displayed her beautiful work.

    And oh, chocolate, macarons and cinnamon rolls. TDF!!!!!

    xx,
    P-

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  22. Oh goodness, those Hermès eggs are perfection! What wonderful surprise to receive in the mail.

    MaiTai, I was wondering whether you could help in identifying this enamel bracelet:

    http://unebellefille.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dtp1027-haidi_26-03-10.jpg

    I've had it for a few years and I adore the colour and bird motif, but I don't know anything about it's name, age etc.

    Belated happy Easter! xx

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  23. You have described my friend so well, xandrah33 :-) Thank you for your good wishes, we had a wonderful Easter indeed. Hope yours was a delight too.

    Dear Pauillac, it is always such a pleasure to see you here. Thank you for your sweet comment, I hope you had a wonderful Easter too x

    unebellefille, happy you like the eggs, and yes, the surprise was magnifique indeed. Your bracelet is stunningly beautiful, it is called 'L'intrus'. The artist is Antoine De Jacquelot, and it came out in 1996.

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  24. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! The joy of both giving and receiving...

    Maisie

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  25. Beautifully said, dear Maisie <3 This Easter, the joy of receiving clearly surpassed the joy of giving though ;-)

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