Tuesday, March 22

Easter Preview

I decorate for Easter and Christmas, and Halloween. I enjoy Easter better than the others because it is colorful and  whimsical. Sweet bunnies and eggs appeal to me more than ghosts and goblins - although pumpkins are nice.

I wish I had more bunnies like this one. He's looking at the egg hanging from the forsythia branch, isn't he? My forsythia bushes have given me great pleasure this year. I have three, and owing to their various locations, they bloom about a week apart. The last one to bloom this month has outdone itself, and frilly yellow sunshine covers every branch.

The chick is keeping watch on the nest even though the eggs were abandoned by the original owner.

Did you ever see a cuter baby duck?(except a real one?)

A bowl of eggs and carrots, with frogs watching over. I discovered that when I cleaned out the garage in advance of the last garage sale, I tossed out all my Easter grass and colored excelsior. Hence, the bowl of eggs has no support.

I added new ribbons to the wreath, and I may add some eggs  and bird nests to it when it gets closer to Easter. Nothing stays the same for long around here. I'm always trying to improve things - sometimes to my detriment. Mr. kenju says he wishes I would stop trying to improve him. He may not realize it - but I stopped that a long time ago; having noticed it was a very lost cause.
Mr. kenju used to say that he went to work in the morning and came home to a completely re-arranged house. That was true years ago, but no more. I can't move furniture around like I used to. I still remember the time I carried a 100+ pound slab of marble from a bedroom, up 8 steps to my dining room (and I was pregnant.) Now I concentrate on collectibles and small things. Sometimes I move things to a different room and mr. kenju asks me when I bought it. Most of the time it is something we've had for many years.  Men seldom notice anything do they? Well, some things they notice - but I won't mention them here.....LOL.

Speaking of Easter, when I was a child, we always got new clothes for Easter, including hats and gloves (yes, I was born in the Dark Ages) and I always looked forward to the shopping trip that preceded it. What about you? Was that a ritual in your family? Do you still do it?

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16 comments:

Olga said...

How fun! I just love the fuzzy yellow chicks.
I remember the new outfits for Easter--right down to the MaryJanes and lacey edged socks. But the new hats...oh how I wish I had actually carried out my plan to destroy all the Easter pictures of those god-awful things on my head.

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the decorations!

Actually I think a lot of men notice more than you think. Or maybe just the gay ones. ;)

Lynn said...

Yes - we did the same when I was a child. New hat, or flowered headband, frilly dress, lace-trimmed socks and white patent leather shoes for Easter. There are so many photos of us lined up all ready for church. :)

I don't do that now, but I do try to dress festively that morning in something I already have. Last year I was hit in the shiny green jacket I wore to my niece's wedding.

Jay Simser said...

I dan't put things out for decorations right now because the dog would probably eat them. Thanks for sharing them. I enjoy your talent and the glimpses you give us of your home.

Pat said...

We used to have Easter egg hunts in the garden for the grandchildren.
Can you believe it? I clean forgot abut Easter.

Carver said...

I love your Easter decorations. They are great and I also love the whimsical feel. I used to do the same thing with rearranging but don't have the physical strength anymore.

Betty said...

I don't remember getting new clothes for Easter, but then, we didn't go to Easter Services, either. I always got my children new outfits for Easter, though. I did take them to church on Easter, even if I was a "backslidin' Methodist" most of the rest of the year.

Darlene said...

When I was a child Easter was a time for a big dinner with all of our relatives and friends invited. An Easter egg hunt preceeded it for the kids. I always had a new Easter outfit.

I think the last time I had a complete new outfit for Easter was when my son was about 4 years old. (He is 50 now) so you can see that life changed for me. But I made sure that my children had new outfits every year and the traditional egg hunt and dinner continued until they left home.

Now it's just another Sunday.

Arkansas Patti said...

My you do love to decorate. Might be because you are so good at it.
The only Easter absolute ritual besides church that I remember was the raw egg toss. I never lasted long.

Tracy said...

Judy,
The decorations are beautiful and I have to say my favorite is the yellow chick; hah, he looks like he got under a blow dryer with wet hair...it made me laugh!
You house is dressed in beauty...

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love it all Judy. I always decorated for Easter; but not so much anymore....but I still love all the beautiful decorations....and yours are lovely.

Travelin'Oma said...

I still get myself an Easter outfit, but it might not be for church. I just use the holiday as an excuse to get something springy that I need. I loved getting new gloves, hats, lacy socks back when I was little. My mom made my sisters and I matching dresses. It was so fun!

tiff said...

ALWAYS new clothes for Easter when I was a kid. Sometimes they were even comfortable, but mostly not.

The decorations are very cute - and have inspired me to maybe do some of the same. Easter's a good reason to doll up the place!

srp said...

Of course gloves and a hat and shoes.... white patent leather shiny squeaky brand new shoes! Stephen always got a sailor suit... those used to be popular for little boys.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Judy...I LOVE all your Easter Goodies...They are all soo soo sweet...! I love Bunnies, too....And the Easter Eggs are dear, plus that little Chick watching over the two eggs---Couldn't be sweeter!

I don't shop much at all anymore---I do it all over the Net....So, I no longer buy a lot of new clothes for any time of the year. But I remember those Dark Ages you are talking about---Hats & Gloves, though I never liked wearing either, so nobody made me. I was deeply grateful they didn't.(lol)

I must say, I love all the Easter Colors, the Best! The Pastel pinks and purples and greens and yellows and the light blues...Lovely, Lovely Lovely!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

When I get back from Hawaii on Apr. 2 I'll have to get out my bunny collection. You've inspired me.