zaterdag 23 april 2011

Happy Easter!

Just a short post today to wish you all a sunny and happy Easter with your families! This year Easter is  special to me, because I will be celebrating my birthday and that of my middle daughter. No garden party this year, but we are off to have an afternoon tea with our family in a special place nearby.

I will be joining Jane's party Flowers in the Home.

A lovely Easter to you all!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

72 opmerkingen:

  1. Ik wens jou en je dochter, maar natuurlijk ook de rest van de familie en vrienden een fijne verjaardag en fijne zonnige paasdagen!

    Have fun!


  2. Happy birthday dear Madelief and to your daughter.
    Enjoy the celebrations with your family. I love all the photos of your gorgeous flowers and photos.

    Wishing you a beautiful Easter weekend.


  3. Oh dear Madelief.. happy birthday to you.. and happy birthday to your daughter...
    and I wish you and your family happy eastern ;O)
    Kisses Susi

  4. Hej Madelief
    Happy Happy Birthday to wonderful you and your daughter. Have a beautiful day celebrating together!
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter too!

    P.S I am celebrating Easter in Sweden...I will be in London next week to celebrate the Royal Wedding of course! And to celebrate with my lovely Dad his birthday. Daughter working in S'holm :-( 1st Easter not been with her...
    EnJOY! X

  5. Wat weet je toch altijd weer een heerlijk sfeertje neer te zetten Madelief. Hele fijne verjaardag gewenst voor jou en je dochter! Lieve groet, Anja

  6. Oh Madelief..zucht ja daar ben ik weer hoor haha...maar ik zwijmel helemaal weg bij je foto`s,je servies,zoo gaaf! het bestek heb ik pas gekocht in 2 kleurtjes,de bloemetjes in de schaal en het boeketje,ben een groot fan van je,gefeliciteerd beide,gezellig zo samen vieren,ik wens jullie veel plezier en hele fijne paasdagen,lieve groet Joke.

  7. Dear Madelief

    Best wishes for a very happy birthday for you and your daughter. Afternoon tea with the weather we are having in Europe sounds delightful.
    Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.xx

  8. Heel hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag en die van je dochter. Ik word echt HE-LE-MAAl blij van deze prachtige plaatjes...wat een sfeer. Voorjaar ten top.

    Fijne pasen, Jolanda.

  9. Fijne verjaardag en fijne Pasen!

    Wat een mooie foto's heb je gemaakt! Zouden zo in een tijdschrift kunnen! En mooie bloemen!


  10. Hoi Madelief,

    Voor de 2e maal hihi mijn hartelijke felicitaties voor jouw verjaardag en voor de verjaardag van je dochter! Ik wens jullie een heel gezellig en feestelijk paasweekend toe!

    Veel liefs, Ingrid

  11. Dear Madelief,
    What a wonderful post. I love the flower arrangements and all the pretty china. A beautiful spring table for Easter and your birthday.
    Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day!!
    Ingrid xoxo

  12. Have an amazing time You look beautiful in that dress....and your garden is off to a beautiful start....Happy Easter!

  13. dear madelief,

    happy easter to you and your family. your garden photos are so beautiful. i would kill for those chippy green garden chairs. they are so pretty.


  14. Happy birthday to you my dear Madelief!!!!! May you have lots of loves and fun together with your loved ones, and happy Easter!!!
    Lovely seeing your beautiful flowers.

  15. oh what a charming picture of beauty and bliss, oh my madeleif, you sure make me dream away in lala land when i visit your blog, such beautiful images of your Alfresco dining ;0)
    wonderful Easter to you my sweets xxxx

  16. Happy Easter Madelief to you too,



  17. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter!
    Hope you both have wonderful days, and have a Happy Easter too!
    Such pretty springlike photos Madelief, lovely flowers and china in beautiful sugared almond colours - wonderful, thankyou for sharing!
    Gill xx

  18. Hi Madelief!
    Your blog is very nice!!!
    I wish you a Happy Easter!
    Best wishes, *Maristella*.
    (with translator)

  19. Happy Easter sweet friend and HAPPY BIRTHDAY...what a joy to celebrate your birthday around Easter and with your daughter. We will be having a birthday party today for my Ali she is my Easter baby ...the sun is shining and there is JOY all around.

    Sending you ooooodles of Blessings..and to your whole family. xoxooxox hugs

  20. Geniet van heerlijke zonnige dagen !! ....enne gefeliciteerd !! leuk !!!...liefs

  21. I love all the spring flowers Madelief, such beautiful soft colors! I hope you have a wonderful day of birthday celebrations!!!! Enjoy!!!
    Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!
    Chris :o)

  22. How wonderful! Happy birthday to both you and your daughter, and a very Happy Easter to your family!!!

  23. Ich wünsche Euch ein sonniges Osterfest und zwei tolle Geburtstagsfeiern!!!!

  24. dear madelief
    what a wonderful post. i love all the flowers and your pretty china!
    happy birthday to you and your daughter, and a
    very happy easter!!!

  25. Oh, Madelief! I love every single window into the world of the beauty that you see, that you show us. I'm just sure that this makes sense.=D

    Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! It sounds like you are going to have a very light and bright Easter celebration, this year.

    I cannot believe all of the blooms that you have! Forget-me-nots! Your pretty spring flowers, china and beautiful lace shawl go together so perfectly. It's been snowing all morning, here, but is, now, turning to rain. I am hoping and expecting that when it melts off, it will have greened up tremendously. Spring snow is wonderful that way. We don't have any leaves on the trees or bushes, yet, but my plants are coming up beautifully in the garden below the wall. The snow was longer going off the top and I am anxiously waiting to see what has survived. Happily, I have three delphiniums sprouting green. The bulbs are starting to poke up everywhere, now, too.

    I never ordered the seeds. I am completely perplexed about what kind of garden that I have. I really planted blindly, in a way. I made conscious choices about where I put things, what they're next to, how they're spaced, etc. but I really cannot visualize it.

    I cannot even explain how magic it is to have a garden again. I am enjoying seeing the baby new life but I cannot wait to see it in bloom!!! In other words (after all of these words) I am so happy and excited!

    There is a steep bank on the side of the house that the kitchen and dining room widows look out on. (Our house is literally "nestled" in at the foot of the hill.) It's a bit shaded under the willow tree and I have plans to plant it with rhododendron, bleeding hearts, ferns, spiderwort, hostas, trilliums - "woodsy garden" types of plants. I have many of the plants, already, in the vegetable patch, where they wintered over. I'm hoping to transplant them in time to see it bloom, this year. I just have never planted on such a slope before and am feeling intimidated by the project. When that garden is established, the view from the windows will be filled with the bank of plants and flowers. What a dream!

    Happy Easter, sweet friend!


    Katy Noelle xo

  26. Oh, on the bank will also be violets, forget-me-nots and lily of the valley! =]

  27. Een korte post maar wel een om van te genieten.
    fijne paasdagen
    lieve groet Lia

  28. Oh zeg wat weer genieten...een prachtige salade bijna van tafel zo prachtig en sfeervol gedekt, je sjaal, je broche......Super weer.
    Wens je een fijne dubbele verjaardag toe, grappig mijn oudste is morgen 1e paasdag jarig.
    Fijne dagen

  29. Happy Birthday to you and to your daughter too! Thank you for sharing such sweet and beautiful photos in this post - the fresh, delicate colours are my favourites! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

  30. Dear Madelief, Happy Easter to you and your family!!!
    I think today is not your birthday, is this right?
    Oh a tea-party that's a nice idea, I like it!!
    Nice Easterdays

  31. Wat een heerlijke foto's weer, ja zo komen we allemaal in de Paas- en verjaardagstemming. De hartelijke felicitaties voor jou en je dochter en heeeel veel plezier morgen!

  32. Have a very happy time celebrating Easter and your double birthday party!xx

  33. Dearest Madelief,

    Happy birthdays and Happy Easter! Funny, it is also my brother's birthday and Pieter's birthday as an American citizen; he turned 18 today...

    Your photos are like a fairytale...

    Enjoy your time!

    Lots of love,


  34. Gefeliciteerd allebei en wat heerlijk om het samen ergens te vieren. Is ook wel eens fijn, geen voorbereidingen, boodschappen en je lekker laten verwennen! Geniet ervan.
    Wat een gezellige foto's, echte plaatjes zijn het, lieve groetjes

  35. Sooo pretty softice-color-photos, dearest Madelief! Warm Easter-hugs to you and your family! Küschelbüschel, Traude :o)

  36. I hope my Easter table looks half as beautiful as yours. I hope you have a wonderful Easter Thankyou again for sharing your beautiful garden with us. Hugs, Stephie x

  37. Fijne Paasdagen en een gelukkige verjaardag voor allebei !

  38. Beautifuel garden pctures from you...just LOVELY:)
    Hugs hugs

  39. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! Happy Easter too :)

    Beautiful, inspiring photos XOL

  40. Dear Madelief,
    I wish you a wonderful and sunny Easter weekend and Happy Birthday to you and your daughter. Enjoy your afternoon tea!

    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  41. Dear Madelief,
    i wish you and your lovely Family a wonderful peaceful Easter.
    Enjoy the beautiful day's with summer weather.
    And thanks for all your many nice Comments.
    Sorry that you hear not so anything from me.
    Best greetings,

  42. Liebe Madelief,

    ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie ein ganz schönes osterfest. Es sieht so reizend bei dir aus- so viele schöne Blüten, die einem ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubern.Das wünsche ich dir auch zu deinem Geburtstag. Das du ein Lächeln in dein geischt gezaubert bekommst, weil du den Tag richtig genießen kannst. ih wünsche dir alle, alles Liebe. Auch deiner Tochter einen herzlichen Glückwunsch.

    Liebe Grüße


  44. Gefeliciteerd Madelief...én middelste dochter!;)!


  45. Hi Madelief,
    Happy birthday to you and your daughter. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.
    I really enjoy seeing your garden and all your pretty china along with charming bouquets.
    I was finally able to have a bouquet from our garden-cheery daffodils.The grass is just starting to get green and the leaves are starting to bud. I am happy to be able to get out and clean up the beds.Your garden is so much further ahead then ours.
    Thank you for your well wishes for my Mom.

    Take care,

  46. Oh, I love yur ictures today! Your flower decorations are so lovely!

    I hope you had a great day today!

    Eva x

  47. Alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd, lieve Madelief. Het is vast en zeker prachtig in je mooie tuin deze dagen.
    Een fijne Paasmaandag xxxx

  48. Hello Madelief,
    I like the very pretty photos with spring flowers and china.
    I wish you a very happy birthday to you and your daughter and a delightfull Easter weekend.

  49. Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, en natuurlijk ook voor je dochter. Morgen hebben wij feest (dochterlief) en hoop ik echt dat het nog mooi weer is om in de tuin te zitten.

    Geniet ervan!

    Lieve groet Petra

  50. Happy birthday to the two of you. Hope you have a great Easter weekend. Love all your beautiful photographs, always so inspiring!

  51. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your birthdays and Easter, I hope you had a lovely time and that the sun shined for you.
    love Jillx

  52. Van harte gefeliciteerd voor jullie beiden en onzettend veel plezier met elkaar bij de high tea!
    liefs van Maaike

    Oh en dat haken, wanneer ik dat doe? Dagelijks in de trein en tram op en neer naar m'n werk, haha.

  53. GEFELICITEERD!! Wouw, wat een heerrrrlijk weekend om je verjaardag te vieren! Geniet ervan! En...geweldige foto's weer! Ik word lyrisch van het tasje op de laatste foto :-)

    Groetjes, Heidi

  54. Ik geniet hier weer van je mooie foto's Madelief en ik geef jullie ook nog een dikke proficiat.....hele fijne dag nog....

  55. Many happy returns to you and your daughter. I hope you enjoy your birthday tea and Easter too.The photos were beautiful and I just loved the grey item of clothing, so feminine and pretty. Thankyou for visiting, lots of love to you, Linda x

  56. nog gefeliciteerd met de verjaardagen..julie hadden je geen mooier weer kunnen wensen...fijne avond nog
    liefs hannie

  57. Happy Birthday, Happy Easter and happy flowers in the garden from the garden day!

    Love the spirea, one of my favorites. Lets face it, I love them all.

    Thanks for joining in. And best wishes for a wonderful year.

    xo Jane

  58. Dear Madelief,

    Hope that you and your daughter are having wonderful birthdays and enjoying Easter.
    I love all the wonderful photos of your garden and also your new profile photograph.
    You asked what part of the US I am from, I actually live in New Zealand, on a small Island called Waiheke Is.

    Happy new week

  59. Wat een leuk berichtje liet je vandaag achter. Naar de Vogezen, we zijn daar nog nooit geweest, maar Frankrijk is heel mooi. Geen Engeland? hihi. Ik kijk uit naar je berichtje, kan geen email lezen hier, vanaf 7 mei weer. We hebben geen vakantieplannen in de maand augustus. Het lijkt me heel leuk en kom graag.
    Liefs xxxx

  60. Dear Madlief, I spent my Easter holidays in your lovely country!!! You are so lucky living there!! and you flower arrangements....are a dream!!

  61. Dear Madelief, hope you had a great eastertime1 Your garden and flower impressions are so breathtaking. WOW! This is my personal dream of how I wish our garden will look like one day.:-)))) Hugs Yvonne

  62. Happy Birthday Madelief ! For you and your daugther. I wish you a lot of hapiness, wonderful flowers, colored dishes and your marvellous garden for ever. Thank you for these sweet photos ! I hope you have a very beautiful Easter.
    Lieve Groet,
    Amitiés, xxx

  63. Lieve Madelief
    IK had net een berichtje getkt maar nu is het weg? Misschien krijg je het dus twee keer :)
    Van harte gefeliciteerd voro jullie beide. Bijzonder he om samen met je dochter je verjaardag te vieren! Ik hoop dat jullie een hele fijne dag hebben gehad.
    Liefs Michaja

  64. So very lovely.... love your backyard and all your pretty treasures!


  65. Happy Birthday, dear Madelief!
    Love your photos!

  66. What a treasure Madelief to have all of the loveliness around to enjoy such a wonderful day!
    Take Care,


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