Even though my children are now full grown adults and moved so far from home, I some times reminiscence over those joyous times that brought so much happiness to my life. So in honor of those precious moments, this Easter's posting is dedicated to my children as a fond remembrance and gratefulness for the pure joy and pleasure that they brought to me through the fantasy and tale of the Easter Bunny story. As small children, their wonder and imagination provided such vivaciousness and excitement. Just thinking of their energy, gaiety and enthusiasm surrounding Easter preparations such as dyeing Easter eggs, selecting adorable Easter outfits or assembling the Easter food basket for blessing at the church and other family merriment fills my heart with gladness and makes me smile with a great deal of happiness. These treasured moments will forever remain in my memory and will be cherished for the remainder of my life. I am truly blessed.
So to convey the essence of the fun and frolic of Easter past, I decided to create an Easter tablescape that mirrors these valuable and wholesome experiences. To begin with I found a set of adorable white ceramic bunnies with pink and light green flowered bows for the table's centerpiece. The use of pink and green in the floral tablecloth captures the liveliness of the holiday with whimsy and joviality. And, of course, the paper tulip muffin holder and the butterflies in both the folded napkin and the napkin ring emphasizes the beginning of the long-awaited Spring.
The Easter "basket" canning jar with a wire handle and lid is one of eight jars filled with candy and topped with a jelly bean design fabric for a wonderful Amish family who are friends and who we purchase our eggs from each week. After the candy is gone, the jar can be used to store sewing notions like buttons, school items like crayons or they can be used to catch fireflies during the warm summer nights.
And last, I came across these darling Easter cookie presses that came four to a package. They make the cutest little cheese cutouts too. With all of the chocolate temptation, it is the perfect healthy Easter snack.
I wish you and your family a very blessed and memorable Easter holiday.