Hi there! I have sooooo missed being in blogland, making my rounds and really missed all my readers! My little getaway was wonderful and I came back to an overflowing mailbox, and lots of orders to get out. No rest for the weary…but I love every minute:) We are off again later today on a mini road trip for the next three days to do some college visits so I am thrilled to share with you a post I had put together a week or so ago, I will be back on Sunday and just in case I do not have the chance to post want to wish everyone a very happy Easter! Next week…..everything goes back to normal! I looooove cherry blossoms. I can still remember the first time we attended a cherry blossom festival in Washington DC when I was a kid, I was totally transfixed in a way I cannot quite explain. As a young girl, we were also in Japan for the cherry blossom festival and have lots of pictures of my sister and I standing against natures most spectacular backdrop. Perhaps this was the very beginning of my love for flowers and nature in general, without my even knowing it. They are as beautiful and elegant as they are dramatic. Only downside is that they don’t last as long as would be ideal (forever would be ideal). I have searched high and low for a very realistic looking cherry blossom and finally found them! I am soon going to be offering them on my online site, under new arrivals. These blossoms are exceptional! Best part, they really do last forever!! I am also offering up a wonderful giveaway from Madhouse by Michael Aram, the maker of beautiful and sophisticated melamine and paper dinnerware. Love the line….all details below. So first a look at all the beautiful ways cherry blossoms can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors…….. Simply breathtaking! The public Asian Japan cherry blossom festival, Artsonearth DC in all its cherry blossom glory! Jennings and Gates Nothing quite like the wow factor that cherry blossoms always bring to a table! Theknot Walking underneath a huge canopy of cherry blossoms is like walking down heavens path……. Florie Hupert Stunning cherry blossom inspired wallpaper in this gorgeous bathroom is so fresh, Houzz WOW!!! Themetapicture.com They certainly make a beautiful wedding cake! The cake girls What room doesnt’ look instantly spectacular with a huge spray of cherry blossoms? Love them as inspiration for beautiful cookies, Callmecupcake.com Preston Bailey has proven over and over again he knows how to create total fairytales out of flowers! And can a party table look any prettier than one set with an explosion of cherry blossoms? Collection 26 Love the idea of spring-y dinnerware with a cherry blossom theme, Macys Against the all white, the effect of the pale pink blossoms is simply breathtaking! Elizabeth Stunning cherry blossoms cake Let them eat cake Cherry blossom festival in Tokyo, Japan They make a lovely card even lovelier….Mujka Bellaink Adore this bathroom! So elegant and refreshing with the pink cherry blossom paper! How incredible are these etched glasses with cherry blossoms!! I love them! Branca Wow…..this just takes my breath away! Calligraphy by Jennifer Now to show I practice what I preach, here they are in my own home…………. Love them! They add such elegance and a bit of drama to any room they are used in. The height does magic…….I love real of course but a good faux is hard to beat as they last forever! How about you? Do you love them as much as I do? Now onto this wonderful giveaway from The Madhouse Collection by Michael Aram . The giveaway is for a dinnerware setting for 8. They make beautiful papergoods and melamine dinnerware, looks really expensive but the prices are amazing! Their designs are simply gorgeous, so unique and really sophisticated. The lucky winner will get to choose their pattern. I will announce a winner on Monday. To enter simply visit Madhouse by clicking here, come back and tell me your favorite collection. Simple as that. So much to love! Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in! Thanks Madhouse for your giveaway. Hope alls well over in your corner of the world and once again wishing everyone a happy and healthy Easter!