Welcome to Sundays on Silverado #41!
It was such a nice week around here at The House on Silverado.
We made a visit to the Pella Tulip Festival, and enjoyed a day filled with stunning tulip displays, history, crafts, and of course, amazing Dutch treats. We got enough Dutch Letters to send some home with all the kids, and still have a couple left to enjoy with our coffee. ☕️ (My Dutch Letter Bars Recipe is inspired by these special Dutch treats from Pella.)
It was a beautiful Mothers Day spent with my family. My husband made breakfast, and later the kids and my mother-in-law all came over. My sweet husband mixed cocktails for us, and arranged a delicious lunch.
I bought a cute flower made of spoons while we were in Pella, and took it out to the cemetery for my mom. 🌺
Isn’t this quacamole bowl that my mother-in-law gave me adorable? I can’t wait to mix up some guac for Happy Hour at Home.
I made the pies for our Mothers Day dessert– Rhubarb Raspberry, which I’ll share soon, and Lemon Cream, which I posted earlier this week.
Fog Over the Pasture
We’ve had several absolutely beautiful weather days lately. I took these pictures of morning fog over the pasture one day this week. Nature is such a mood-booster, don’t you think?
In Case You Missed It…
You can read about the DIY Reversible Porch Sign I made for the Spring into Summer Blog Hop, as well as find the recipe for the Magnolia Lemon Pie I served on Mothers Day…
The Weekly Features!
I love this rock wall shared by Marie. We have a boulder retaining wall in our yard, and I’ve been brainstorming about how to add some plants in and around it. I already have my mom’s Hens & Chicks there, and they’ve multiplied and filled in so much! Marie’s wall gives me some more ideas.
Rockery Wall Transformation | This Dear Casa
This upcylced birch slice tray is so cute! I love anything with a rustic, nature-y vibe to it!
DIY Wood Tray | Saved From Salvage
I have a rocking chair almost just like this that is going to get a makeover this summer. My mom gave it to me about 10 years or so ago, because it was the chair she rocked me in as an infant. I love this idea of a monogram.
DIY Rocking Chair Makeover | Sonata Home Design
Lisa’s book cover reminds me so much of the Vintage Embroidered Flour Sack Towels I inherited. Her book is such a creative use of similar towels you might find in a thrift store or antique mall.
Sewing Theme Altered Book | Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
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17 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #41”
Fab to hear that you had a lovely Mother’s Day and that you spent it with family. The flower for your mom is beautiful. Such a lovely thought.
And what a beautiful view from your home. I totally agree, nature is a super mood-booster.
Have a lovely week ahead Niky. 🙂
I love tulip festivals! They are so much fun and soooo beautiful! Thanks for hosting, Niky! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Thank you so much for hosting the party.
I adore those vintage flour sack tea towels.
That Festival looks so cool and I am glad that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I might be in your woods next summer. I met a long lost Aunt of mine over the weekend at my brother’s memorial service and she lives in Cedar Rapids but still has a house in Oelwein. My adult kids want to go and see if we can track down other relatives on my side of the family.
Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.
That sounds like a very cool family adventure! I did the same a few years ago before both my parents died. We treked through the dirt roads of Iowa to many a long-forgotten rural cemetery looking for connections to generations before us. It was a worthwhile endeavor.
A new round of recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight! Thanks for hosting this link-up, I hope you have an amazing week ahead!
The Pella Tulip Festival looks great. It’s definitely going on our list for next year.
So glad you’re planning to visit Pella! I don’t think you will be disappointed! Be sure to take the City Tour with the tractor ride!
Thanks so much for hosting Niky! The tulips look so beautiful and remind me of my childhood. My neighbor had a field of them and always let me take some home. Also… I need that guac bowl! It is perfect for my back patio Margaritaville bar. Have a great week ahead and thanks again.
Mother’s day is tough once your own mum is no longer around but it can still be a lovely day right? xxx It’s a balance I think and it sounds like you have the balance just about right. The tulips sound just lovely and I’ve never heard of Dutch Letters so I’m going to pop by and check out your recipe now.
You have a gorgeous view. I just want to linger….
Thank you so much for sharing my Altered book.
I just go crazy over embroidered tea towels too!
Hi Niky, sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thanks so much for hosting!
Niky, I’ve been painting tulips lately. Love them. Can’t wait to check out the tulips in Pella AND the Dutch treats from Pella. Thank you for hosting. Love your new guacamole bowl, and it goes with my link today!
Sounds like you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Thank you so much for sharing my rock wall. Glad to hear the hens and chicks are filling in😊 Have a great week!
I need one of those adorable guacamole dishes. Our favorite snack on the deck during the summer is homemade guac and salsa with a tall glass of Strongbow on ice. Wishing you a lovely Sunday, Nicky!
Much appreciation for hosting this wonderful party each week!! Thanks so much! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
The tulip festival sounds like fun and the Dutch letters sound very tasty.