Friday, April 18, 2014

Springtime at Cupcake Cottage

Flossy got really artsy-craftsy after she learned that the "kitty grass" that Anna sent us from Finland was actually the base for a "rairuoho." The rairuoho is an Easter tradition in the Nordic countries. As Anna explained, usually this time of year there aren't many green plants growing yet, so they grow Easter grass on a tray indoors and decorate it with Easter eggs and chicks to celebrate spring. Flossy got so excited about this idea that she made her own rairuoho in Anna's dish of grass:


It has Flossy's own style, doesn't it? ;-) Thank you for the interesting information about the rairuoho, Anna!

Then Bluebelle (our resident "chick") came over for a visit to Cupcake Cottage, and she and Flossy made special bunny cupcakes together. Mmm, don't they look pretty and tasty?

Mini Easter cupcake set by CuteinMiniature on Etsy. Set doesn't include
duck or bag of Easter eggs. The Peeps box was a gift from Beverly of CiM.

Wishing all of you a belated vernal (spring) equinox and happy Easter! Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

45 comments:

  1. That's a awesome idea about rairuoho, I always want to grow a hyacinth or daffodils inside but I forget ;P

    Flossy and Bluebell look very happy together and hopeful about spring, the cupcakes are perfect!

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Hugs, ~J

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  2. Curiosa historia la del rairuoho, la versión de Flossy es muy linda! Y las magdalenas de pascua son también preciosas. Happy Easter!!

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  3. What a nice tradition! Your rairuoho is gorgeous and I like very much the cupcakes with the rabbits.
    Happy Easter!
    Geneviève

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  4. Hello from Spain: I like the grass cake!

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  5. Great when local traditions find their way into the wide world - even into a lovely Cupcake Cottage in the far away U.S. What a lovely Easter post... and so yummy treats... almost to lovely to be eaten. Well... almost... ;O)

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  6. Really Easterish in your Cupcake Cottage, Jennifer! Everything is so colourfull! Delight!
    Hugs

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  7. What an interesting Nordic tradition. Lovely Easter scene.
    Hugs, Drora

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  8. A very lovely tradition I didn't know this it is a beautiful idea. I love the cupcakes and all the Easter items are fantastic. Wishing you a very Happy Easter my friend.
    Hugs Maria

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  9. Flossy es adorable. y las magdalenas muy apetitosas.
    Feliz Pascua
    Victoria

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  10. Las magdalenas tiene un pinta estupenda y divertida.

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  11. Fascinating tradition and excellent post, Jennifer! Absolutely wonderful layout and such beautifully festive spring colors. Job well-done!
    Thank you for displaying my creations and Happy Easter:)

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  12. What a pretty miniature way to celebrate both spring and Easter!

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  13. Cute creations. Happy Easter Jennifer.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I consider myself educated about the rairuoho tradition, just don't ask me to pronounce it!
      I love Flossy and Bluebelle's cupcakes, they are so colourful and cute!
      Kind regards, Brian.

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    2. Jajaja!, Brian, It would be very difficult to get bored with a friend like you, you're adorable and fun. kiss!

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  14. What a nice rairuoho you've got! :) Flossy's Easter style is perfect! ♥
    I have two plate fulls of rairuoho growing too... in real life size. :D
    Happy weekend to you Jennifer!

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  15. What a lovely and delicious cupcakes!! It's a good way to celebrate Easter!! A big hug and thank you very much for your sweet and lovely comments! Hugs

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  16. Estupenda información sobre la hierba nórdica, Además Flossy ha hecho un pastelito muy apropiado.

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  17. Счастливой Пасхи, Дженнифер!
    Замечательные кексы! Как всегда прекрасно!
    Татьяна

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  18. Lovely Easter scene! Happy Easter!
    Hugs.

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  19. Awesome Easter Happiness! Lovely Colors EverBunnies :)

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  20. Jennifer, thank you for telling us about the rairuoho tradition, I didn't know about this, so thank you!
    I wish you and yours a Happy Easter too!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  21. What a sweet way across the stage, love me!
    And the mitten is adorable.A big kiss, my friend.

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  22. So cozy a scene. Congratulations on all your lovely gifts, you are also really good at creating a cozy scenery around your gifts.
    I also wish you a happy Easter.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  23. That's nice to learn about this Nordic tradition of rairuoho. I was growing something like that for my cat to eat but it was nice to know it is used as a traditional thing somewhere! :) You scenes look very lovely as always and it's nice to see Bluebelle and Flossy to make Easter bunny cupcakes together. Everything is super cute! I hope you are having a nice time with your family! :)

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  24. Nice idea for rairuoho! Happy Easter to you dear Jennifer!

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  25. Ciao jennifer, interessante la storia sul rairuoho e bellissima la scena che hai realizzato con Flossy in compagnia di Bluebelle!
    Ti auguro una Buona Pasqua, un abbraccio ♥
    Manu

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  26. An interesting tradition.
    I like the Easter atmosphere in the cottage. Nice scenes.

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  27. Hi Jennifer
    that was very interesting, I learned something new today and I love the little cupcakes.

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  28. So cute! This was a very happy little Easter scene! Love the plate of grass. I just saw that at the store and now I know where it comes from. The baking scene is so excellent!!! You make perfection Jenifer!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  29. Hello Jennifer,
    it´s a fantastic easter szene! The cupcakes looks delicious.
    Greetings and a big hug
    Melanie

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  30. What an interesting blog! I'll have to ask my future daughter-in-law and her mother (who is Swedish) if they know about rairuohos. Flossy sure seems to be enjoying hers. And the Easter treats that Bluebelle and Flossy made are just darling! xoxo Maureen

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  31. Hope you had a great Easter! I like the rairuoho, I had no idea what that was, I thought we have very similar traditions here in Scandinavia, but I learn new things about our neighbours all the time =)
    Hannah

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  32. So adorable and beautiful! Hope your easter was beautiful! Love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  33. Hi Jennifer! I think that your little easter scenes are Super dee duper! The
    Cuteness Factor is way up!!! :D

    elizabeth

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  34. Cute scenes and a very interesting post beacuse I live in one of the Nordic countries, Norway, but I didn`t know about this tradition.
    Mona

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  35. Povera Flossy!! Anche se non si può mangiare la sua decorazione è bellissima!

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  36. Me encatna el conejo...es tan tierno!!!
    Un besin

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  37. Hi Jennifer, sorry I am so late in visiting this post, but I can see very beautiful and interesting items!
    First the rairuoho! That is what we do here before every Easter. we had this rairuoho 1/1 and 1/12 growing :)
    Those Easter goodies look very yummy!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  38. Everything looks so pretty and colourful Jennifer. Love the grass and eggs! Here in Norway we grow cress - karse at easter. Can't believe it is June already, where does time go?! Wish you and all your adorable little creatures a lovely weekend. Hugs Pam xx

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  39. What a great and colorful post, Jennifer --sorry I'm so late to the party!

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  40. Wow, they are so beautifull,and the cakes...,super.
    Best regards.

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  41. Hello Jennifer.

    I fell in love with your blog, your work is just awesome. Everything is so cute and adorable. I think I will spend a good part of my time there.
    I wish you a very good week-end
    Agnès

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