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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ann Estelle's Easter

The Easter Rabbit stopped by to visit Ann Estelle . . .

And her baby sister, Lilah.

He left a big basket of colored eggs, a

chocolate bunny, jelly beans, and yellow peeps.

Ann Estelle and Lilah Paper Dolls
HOME COMPANION, April/May 2000, 2003

What did you find in your Easter basket?



  1. This is abosolutely adorable. Oh how I miss M.E.'s magazine.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. What a delightful visit from the Easter Bunny! Fun captures for the day! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Sarah, and enjoy your week!


  3. Oh how cute! I really miss her magazine where Estelle always appeared.


  4. Very Sweet Sarah...the Easter Bunny skipped my house this year since I wasn't home. I did have a wonderful dinner of lamb and fresh asparagus though with friends.
    Thanks so much for sharing your cute paperdolls on ME Monday. Enjoy your week.

  5. Cute post Sarah! I hope you had a very nice Easter, the weather in Philly was spectacular and the food was great:@)

  6. How cute! The Easter bunny didn't leave anything here. In fact I am kinda mad at the Easter bunny. He went into my garden and ate a baby pepper plant and my freshly planted parsley!!

  7. Ann Estelle has been busy, LOL! I did not get a basket this year, but a sweet lady gave me some very delicious coffee at church! :D

  8. I love this post Sarah...I have saved all of my ME magazines and was actually featured in one article about hammered aluminum.

  9. Cute post Sarah...You really want to know what I found in my Easter basket? TONS OF CALORIES....Sweet, chocolatey, delicious calories, Hee, Hee, Hee! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  10. Sweet! I didn't have an Easter basket but I confiscated a lot of chocolate out of my kids' baskets!

  11. waving hi and hoping you had a fun easter, you certainly have loads of cute bunnykins!

    i am heading back beach side so just a quick stop and go while i am here :)

  12. Sarah, this is so cute. Ann Estelle and Lilah looks so sweet in the Easter grass with their baskets full of eggs.
    Is ME magazine still published? I remember it, but haven't seen it in a long while.
    Have a great Monday,

  13. Just adorable, as always. I love to stop by this blog!

    I didn't find anything in my basket. But....shhhh.... that's because I AM the Easter bunny.

  14. What an Easter treat for all the ME fans out there. Your presentation is adorable!

  15. I think I gobbled mine up before I even got an Easter basket!

  16. Hi Sarah! Oh, cute cute cute! I love those sweet paper dolls!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. CUTE! Hope your holiday was LOVELY!

  18. Sarah, that is adorable! What treasures you have! I hope you had a wonderful Easter with Ann Estelle. Ours was wild and crazy, but fun!

  19. Very cute litte Easter paper dolls! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter! ~Susie

  20. How cute! You do have such a cute personality, Sarah.

    You just reminded me that I have some paper dolls from Home Companion..I wonder where they are. I'll look tomorrow. :)
    xoxo bj

  21. Dear Sarah,
    thank you for your sweet Easter wishes, I hope, you had a good time, too. Your pictures show so charming little things. I really love that.
    Greetings, Johanna

  22. Sarah, your ME posts are always so sweet they bring out the little girl in us all, I think!

  23. Those Easter dolls are "TOO CUTE"! And they always have such FUN ADVENTURES at your home! LOVE IT!!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Big Hugs,

  24. Sweet Ann Estelle! Don't you just love her?! :)

    Seriously, every now and then...I just fall in love all over again with ME!


  25. SO CUTE..just precious actually. :) Made me smile. Hey, I bought some yellow chicks and forgot to hand them out. I feel like I should just dispose of them now, although I would love to eat them!


  26. Sarah, those dolls are adorable! I love your posts, they make me smile!


  27. Oh, Sarah! These are just so cute. Every time I see your cute ME things, I think I need to post my little girl 'The Crab' who is dressed in a sailor suit with a grumpy look on her face. A friend gave her to us when we got the place near the water, and I was so scared something might happen to her that when I saw another one in an antique mall, I snatched her up! So I have TWO!

    What I wouldn't give for you to live closer! We would have such fun, Sarah! I'm looking forward to meeting some of these other bloggers who I "know" from the blogs but haven't met in the flesh yet. Should be fun! But it would be even more fun if you could come. Just hop on a plane and come on down!

    I've had all sorts of craziness going on behind the scenes, and I'm hoping that things will start to settle down soon. In the mean time, I'm getting ready for Saturday. Still not sure about the menu, and it's almost Wednesday! YIKES!


    Sheila :-)

  28. Hoping your Easter was as lovely as your photos!

  29. Sarah I love the way you pose the ME cutouts! I hope you nad your husband had a very blessed Easter.

    I was in 7th heaven spending the holiday with my grandsons. The older one is so much fun and holing the baby for the first time was so wonderful. Now I miss them so much!

  30. How precious. They are all so beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  31. Love ME's Anne Estelle - she created the cutest children! Have several of these -
    Hope you have a great week,

  32. Love the little paper dolls! How adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  33. hi Sarah,
    Cute, cute post. I love your Ann Estelle stories. I made a Connor an Easter Basket. It had of course two little pop-up Beatrix Potter books. That was fun.
    Thanks for sharing.

    The French Hutch

  34. How cute, I remember cuting a bunch of those paper dolls out for my daughter. I miss that magazine so much.

  35. Sarah, it is just so wonderful that you still have these! I'm going to hunt my old ME mags and see what I still have. This post is so precious. I love it. laurie

  36. As someone else commented, ME's magazine was so wonderful. Sadly, I didn't receive anything in my basket! Maybe next year I will rate with the big bunny. Love the paper dolls. Joni

  37. Sarah~ I'm so glad Ann Estelle had a Happy Easter! Every time I see your adorable cut outs, I could kick myself for not saving my issues of ME!

  38. This is absolutely precious. I love it. Hugs, marty


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