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.