Happy Easter. Viva Spring. Viva Sweet Love

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Sweet spring is your time
is my time
is our time for springtime
and viva sweet love.   –E.E. Cummings

 

Several weeks ago I had a fleeting thought about hosting an Easter brunch for the family. I procrastinated and never got around to actually planning anything. Shame on me. I guess I can try for next year! Instead, the Mr. and I will be having an Easter BBQ at home for just the two of us. I also plan to spend the morning out in the backyard garden to tidy up the containers just a bit. This morning I spent quite some time outdoors taking inventory of what needs to be done. Nature’s lovely creatures were out in full force. I really enjoyed seeing all the hummingbirds, lizards, butterflies and squirrels in action. I can’t say the same for a couple of spiders I encountered. EEK!!!!! Couple all the “activity” in the garden with the sight of beautiful new blooms and I was reminded me that spring is definitely here!

Viva Spring. Viva sweet love. Happy Easter!  xoxo- V.

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Original photos by Reviving Charm

If you want to read a few Easter posts from the archives, be sure to check out these:

Setting the Table: Easter Inspiration

This season I’ve noticed that I’ve become more and more partial to the color lavender than I ever have in the past. It is usually a color that I normally don’t gravitate toward. However, I really like this Easter table setting as seen in Victoria Magazine. The combination of lavender and green seems perfect for a springtime holiday celebration.easter entertainingeaster inspiration via reviving charm 4easter inspiration via reviving charm 2

If you don’t have the details of your Easter table ironed out yet, I’ve made it easy for you to recreate the look you see above. Just a few key pieces are all you need to recreate a similar table setting.
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  • China: There are two china patterns used for this table setting and each is by Anna Weatherley. Antique Vegetable is a discontinued pattern but Springtime in Budapest, above, is a current pattern and available here. The pattern is pricey but each piece is delicately hand painted in Hungary. Consider them heirloom pieces.
  • Lavender German crystal glass goblets available here.
  • Linen hemstitch napkins available here.
  • Beaded flatware available here.

If you already have your tablescape all taken care of, I would love to hear about what you have planned…

From the Desk of Reviving Charm

Reviving Charm turns 2 blog anniversary

From the desk of Reviving Charm: A heartfelt thank you from me to you.

Dear Readers,

It’s two years and 271 posts later. When you start a new endeavor you never really know where it will take you. I started this site a while after we moved into our seaside ranch home as a way to document the transformation of our fixer-upper. Admittedly, I haven’t shared much of our home and the projects are slow to come. I can barely finish one room without already starting to think about re-doing it. Am I the only one with this problem? The guest bedroom is a prime example.

I’ve tried to find my voice along the way and be true to myself. I post about things that inspire me in hopes that they inspire you also. Each post is a little glimpse into what gives me joy. And if you truly want to know what makes me tick then don’t forget to review my list here. 

I’ve watched the readership of my humble little blog continue to grow and have made some nice friendships that would not otherwise have happened if it weren’t for this site. Thank you to everyone who continues to visit and particular thanks to those who’ve left comments and to those who’ve reached out. Your support of this website and the somewhat anonymous woman behind the keyboard is what fuels the fire to keep posting. Thank you! I don’t ask for much from friends but as a birthday present, please share my site with friends and family. Pass along a post you think they might enjoy or give Reviving Charm a shout-out somewhere. Remember my motto…sharing is caring!

Again, thank you for your continued readership. I know the internet is a vast space with an overwhelming number of reading options to choose from but you continue to visit and support Reviving Charm. I appreciate it more than you will ever know…

Grazie Mille & All the Best.
vanessa.