Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter! and turning a great idea into reality

Happy Easter everyone!  Easter, for me is my favourite time of year, even more so than Christmas.  It's full of hope and everything to look forward to, not to mention copious amounts of chocolate!

Today we've off to my parents to have a huge Sunday roast.  My brother and his wife are coming from London to enjoy the day too.  This is the first time we've all spent a day together for a long time, so it's something I'm looking forward to.

Over the last few days I've been busy decorating the hall, landing and stairs - what a task...I've painted it in Farrow and Ball - Parma Grey (which is actually more blue than grey). 

Now it's finished I can add the finishing touches. Whilst in Liberty's last week I saw a great idea. They had fabric displayed in embroidery hoops hanging from the ceiling.

Keen to capture the idea, I added some of my Liberty fabric to 3 different sized hoops, sewed on some pretty buttons to 2 of them, and have hung them up on the wall.  Hanging from the ceiling would annoy me after a while!  So simple, and cheap to do too. Sorry about the photo's, the light is terrible at the moment.

When in London for Jack's birthday we popped into the V & A and I bought a poster which up to now has been rolled up.  This now proudly hangs on the stairwell.

My ultimate finishing off piece is a patchwork curtain for the front door using 1930's repro fabric........I'll share that with you on my next post!

Have a fantastic day and see you anon.


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

Happy Easter and enjoy the Sunday lunch :) x

marigold jam said...

Enjoy your Mum's cooking and have a great weekend. Love the idea of the embroidery hoops + fabric. And that paint colour looks lovely.


Louise said...

I agree about this time of year showing signs of hope. Thanks for sharing the idea for the hanging hoops, it's a good one. Happy Easter weekend! x

Annie said...

Your hall looks great, Parma Grey is a lovely colour we used it in our last house. Enjoy your Sunday dinner.
Ann x

Amy said...


Happy easter! xxx

maryannlucy said...

Happy Easter - hope you had a lovely easter with your family

Country Style Living said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your lovely comments. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend!