Saturday, March 7, 2015

Preparing for Easter

Shhhh...can you hear it?  The cracking of ice and the drip-drip-dripping of water. Winter's bounty is melting.   Time is passing so quickly, but that can be a good thing.   I am welcoming the change in the weather and the longer sun light in the day.  I have been so excited to be expanding my blog and preparing for Easter.  I cherish all of the comments that everyone took the time out of their busy schedules to make on my posts.  I hope that you receive my replies to your comments and that my posts live up to what can be expected of a great blog to read and enjoy.

As part of my anticipation of Spring, I busied myself with the completion of my Easter Bunny Tablescape.   I really caught a bad case of Spring fever.


This particular tablesetting was a joy to create.  For a brief moment, it allowed me to relive precious Easter memories as a child.  Yummm....... the delightful smell of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps. This tablescape with its pastel colors and whimsical bunny pattern in the tablecloth really embodies that moment of surprise when finding that delectable, colorful Easter basket on Easter morning.





The delicate peonies, roses, tulips and butterflies bring to mind the coming of life in the back yard with blooms of bright colored tulips, daffodils and vibrant green grass.  The sweet, rich, earthy smell of moist soil permeates the air and becomes perfume to attract all living creatures.




The colorful eggs in the crystal basket calls up the many years of painting eggs with my children and putting together the "Easter basket"  comprising of sausage, ham, eggs, lamb butter, bread, etc for blessing at the church.


What a beautiful time of year.  A time for new beginnings.  May you have a blessed and joyous Easter.


14 comments:

  1. That is one of the cutest Spring/Easter tables I have seen. I hope you post that in some of the linky parties. It is too cute not to get "out there". xo Diana

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    1. What a beautiful thing to say, Diana. Thank you so much for the lovely complement. I didn't expect it. Yes, I will post it on some of the linky parties this Wednesday or Thursday. I really enjoy hearing from others and, hopefully, develop new friendships that come from sharing the various interests that we all are passionate about.

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  2. I just happened upon your blog and saw this Beautiful Easter/Spring tablescape. It is so beautiful! Love the way you have coordinated the lovely Spring colors. Lovely, lovely dishes. Wow what a GORGEOUS floral arrangement. Valerie (candlelightsupper2.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you Valerie. The china/dishes were my very first set of formal dishes purchased when I first got married. (So they are pretty old.) I fell in love with the lemon yellows and the lilac purples in the floral arrangement. There is something sweet about the pastels. Brings out the child in me. Thank you for visiting, I am glad you liked it. -----Marsha

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  3. A wonderful time for new beginnings and you welcome it with open arms with your beautiful table.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  4. You are absolutely correct, Alma. After this cold winter, I am ready to bring it on. Happy Spring and Happy Easter.

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  5. We've had an abundance of sunshine and it gives us hope for warmer days. Your table is beautiful and very well thought out. Happy to have found you via BNOTP.

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      I am so glad you visited with me and that you liked the tablesetting. We are having a warm spell and my energy level has skyrocketed. I just may tackle some Spring cleaning too. I hope you visit again and thank you for the kind words.

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  6. What an exquisite table! Your floral arrangement is hard to look away from and it is an outstanding centerpiece for a table full of color and patterns. You've definitely captured the spirit of Easter Dinner!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thank you Rosie. It was so much fun creating everything for the Easter table. I felt as excited as I did hiding all of those Easter baskets for my children when they were small. I sure miss it, but this really allowed me to take a walk down memory lane. I love to have fun with my tablesettings. This one was definitely one of them. Thank you for making a comment. Happy Easter!

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  7. Beautiful flowers and I love how you have used the colors in them as your inspiration. Divine table!

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  8. Hi Bev,
    Thank you. I love all colors, but there is something soothing when I work with pastels. They have a very calming affect on me. Don't you agree? All the best and have a Happy Easter.-----Marsha

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  9. Very pretty table, the flowers are gorgeous!

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  10. Thank you. I would love to grow some real hydrangeas outside. I used light green for the arrangement, but I love the green/pink and the lilac/blue that I see others growing outside their homes. I love them in arrangements. Thank you for the kind words.
    ------Marsha

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