Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Late-Spring Snow

'Twas the Night Before Easter and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The Easter eggs were hung on the willow tree with care, 
In hopes that the Easter Bunny soon would be there....

     There was a snowstorm on Saturday, the day before Easter. It was beautiful, to be sure.Was it welcome? see, there's just so much work to be done in the garden....and so many daffodils to bloom...and....

     Instead of bemoaning the snowstorm right before Easter, Marjorie and I snuggled up in her cozy house, woodstove cranking. I hurried inside, leaving my wellies at the door, and she immediately plopped me in a cozy loveseat and covered me with a quilt. I snuggled with Ellie's favorite two stuffed corgis that she left at "Nana's" house (more on those later). Peppermint tea was brought to me in a beautiful mug, and Marjorie showed me her latest creations...two lovely doll heads/faces, while I happily sipped tea and 'ooooo-ed and ahhhh-ed.' 

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     There's just something special about Tudor family homes in the evening. They fill my heart to overflowing with a sense of home and comforting familiarity. They envelop you in a hug. No matter how long you've been gone, the down pillows on the couch will cradle you like they've missed you ever so much. The dogs lay at your feet, as if they are helping to ease the burden of your day, that they, too, are commiserating the harsh blow of a late-April storm.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Order Surprise

We have a little surprise for you on your next order. Some of you probably received this pretty little thing with your Easter egg orders: our new mailing label. Don't worry, they will still be hand-addressed, but made even more charming with a twig border and parchment background. We're so excited about it! Let us know what you think when you receive your next package!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Decorated Easter Eggs

 {detail of Easter egg Dresden trim}

We've been busy-busy bunnies here at the Rookery working on our special, handmade Easter eggs that will be going on sale this week (tomorrow, we hope!). We use blown goose, duck, and quail eggs just like Tasha did; Victorian paper scraps decoupaged just like Tasha used; gold Dresden trims from Germany, just like Tasha used; the tiniest velvet ribbons and gold trims....just like Tasha did! We top each unique egg with a ribbon topper and a tassel for hanging (or, on the quail eggs, as Sophie loves to say, "tiny bows"),  but not before giving each egg one final, glossy coat! These go quickly each year, so be on the lookout in the Kitchen & Home section of our website before they all hop off to new homes!

4/5/11 Update: Eggs are available NOW! Click here to Order.