Pink and Green Thursday: Easter Edition

Hello friends!  Thanks for joining me for another Pink & Green Thursday!

I am thoroughly enjoying all your comments about your upcoming Easter celebrations! (and those who have relaxing weekend plans that don't involve Easter too!)  I love reading about your family traditions; such fun, happy times.

1.  We're headed back to D.C. this weekend to celebrate our birthdays as well as Easter with family and friends.  Of course we will also get to see the cherry blossoms!  I am like a little kid on Christmas morning when I am around those little pink blossoms; positively giddy I tell you.  I literally take hundreds of pictures, I can't get enough!

(CUTE! Cherry blossom pillows from Restoration Hardware Baby)

 2.  Champagne Saturday started early this week!  (I'm sure Megan & Kristin won't object, right girls?!) There has been much pink champagne consumed this birthday week.  Aren't these Tiffany champagne flutes adorable?  HEARTS!  My brother gave me two sets for Christmas.  I'm so lucky the men in my life know me so well!

3.  Thanks to a brilliant suggestion from Melanie (who won the same cocktail cookbook I posted about that SAME DAY!), I am going to be making the "Brake Tag" cocktail, from "In the Land of Cocktails" at this weekend's birthday bash. 

 Brake Tag

1 oz Southern Comfort (or other bourbon)
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz orange juice
1 oz cranberry juice
1 orange wedge
1 maraschino cherry

Combine the bourbon, amaretto, orange and cranberry juices in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice.  Skewer the orange wedge and cherry on a cocktail pick, place in glass, and serve immediately.

(I am going to substitute orangecello for OJ!)

4.  Check out all the pretty pinks and greens in this wedding, featured on the fabulous site, Style Me Pretty.  I am absolutely in love with the bride's wedding gown!  Don't you love all the paper lanterns too?

5.  This lovely tablescape via Traditional Home.  I love everything about it!  The first thing to catch my eye was the small posy of lisianthus on the table, they are one of my favorite flowers.  I love how the designer playfully selected the centerpieces and table settings.  Looks like a fun party to me!

6.  Lovely JMW posted "In Your Easter Bonnet" this week, and it got me thinking a lot about Easter dresses that I wore as a child.  So many fun memories of Easter egg hunts with my siblings and cousins, wearing smocked dresses and easter bonnets.  My grandmother used to be an amazing and brilliant seamstress.  She designed my cousin Lauren and I the most incredible dresses and bonnets with no patterns, no measurements..she could just look at us and know exactly how it would fit.  She even made matching dresses for our dolls!  We'd always change into a "play" dress in the afternoon, so as not to ruin our "pretties."

Speaking of little dolls, check out these sweet Easter outfits below.
Makes my baby fever kick in BIG TIME!


Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter holiday weekend!  Can't wait to see all your pretty Easter outfits and hear about your festivities. 

Don't forget to enter my Easter Giveaway if you haven't had a chance to do so yet.  I'll be announcing the Lilly winner on Monday morning!


(Images other than my own are via and web)


  1. First I wanted to thank you for the advice on my hair! And then I wanted to say how these wedding pictures are beautiful! I really love the paper lantern look! So colorful and fun! It really enhances the area!

  2. Happy happy Easter!!! Have a fab time in DC!

  3. I LOVE those pillows! Those are so cute!

  4. Love the pictures...the bunny in the teacup is precious! That tablescape is perfect! It makes me want to throw a garden party!

    My grandmother used to make all my dresses for holidays and special occasions when I was little too :) Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  5. pastels never looked so brilliant.

    would love for you to check out my blog of fashion illustrations!

  6. Can't wait to see your DC pictures! So funny you included the Little Lilly Shift in She's a Piston. Anxiously awaiting its arrival for my minnies. However, for Easter, they are wearing Strasburg -- I just love the handsmocking, embroidery and timeless pieces they make for special occasions...

  7. Lucky you ~ DC in the spring is lovely. Thank you for the cocktail ~ it sounds delish!


  8. Your posts always make me smile! I think that cocktail will too!

  9. Too funny, I just left DC and you're headed on in! I hope you enjoy the cherry blossoms, they're SO beautiful. Have the best Easter weekend!! xx

  10. Trish thanks for passing on the baby fever! I NEED someone to put in that little pink paisley shirt with the white flowers down the middle. SO cute.

    oh my goshhh that wedding was gorg! paper lanterns are the best and i love that dress, both her shoes and the dress were to die for no?!

    tiffany heart flutes...your are so amazing! have an awesome weekend! =)

  11. The paper lanterns at that wedding are gorgeous! I want some for my room! Thank you for sharing! Happy Easter!

  12. Jealous that you're headed to DC... It's my favorite city! And what a fabulous post; I love everything!
    xxoo Josie

  13. Just a quick note to wish you a wonderful Easter!

  14. The 4th little baby bubble is what june wore home from the hospital, but it was pink:) I cant believe she was ever so tiny.
    Let me know how the brake tag turns out!!!..Have a happy Easter!!!!

  15. in fact , I might have make the brake for my dad's annual crawfish boil tonight!!!

  16. Please tell me that the first picture includes someone you know!! What a fabulous picture :)

  17. I love this post! And I love your blog.


  18. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog... very stressful when you worry about your children!

    Have a wonderful visit in DC, a wonderful birthday, and blessed Easter!

  19. Thank you for visiting my blog! I was just admiring all of your beautiful photos!

    I know what you mean - sometimes I come across a blog and wonder why I havnt read it before!

    I have added you to my faves and I am a follower now!

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Have a fabulous Easter weekend...enjoy lots of chocolate! xx

  21. So many pretty things in one post... where do I begin? Champagne, Easter dresses, and weddings - I adore it all! Happy birthday x2 and Happy Easter darling! XO

  22. Again, I love this!!! There are just so many cute, pretty, fabulous, adorable, perfect things in this one lovely Pink and Green Thursday.

    I know you will have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to hear about it next week. Tell Hubby Happy Birthday!

    Safe travels. I'm thinking of you. HAPPY EASTER!!

    PS-I owe you an email. Sorry. :)

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  25. I LOVEED that wedding too!!! Her dress oh my gosh I love it. I think I should feature this wedding too :) xx

  26. Love, love, LOVE that tablescape from Traditional Home! Great eye candy, have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  27. Love the post!!! Enjoy DC and have a fabulous Easter girly!!!


  28. Have a happy Easter weekend. I love the bunny in the cup picture. adorable.

  29. What a gorgeous post...I love it!

    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog this week, you are very kind :)

    Have a wonderful Easter week-end!

  30. Those flutes are about the CUTEST thing over. I loooooove pink champagne. We just got some VERY good news...so I'm thinking a bottle of my favorite Moet Rose is in order!

  31. Love all of those items!!
    Have a great Spring time in DC! How lovely is that!
    I just loed your blog!
    I am now following you!

  32. Love those flutes and of course you can NEVER start Champagne Saturday too early! Cheers!

  33. those dresses are so cute! where did you find them?

  34. Those cherry blossom pillows from Restoration Hardware are too cute! I hope you were able to take a ton of pretty photos this past weekend. I’m sure the weather was gorgeous for you too. The hearts champagne flute is so adorable and filling it with pink champagne makes it absolutely perfect! The cocktail you decided upon for the party sounds tasty.

    The bride’s dress in the photos you posted is absolutely stunning and I also really love that pink and green tablescape.

    My grandmother was also an amazing seamstress and I’ll never forget some of her creations. I wish that her skills had rubbed off on me. I cannot sew at all!



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