Thursday, April 21, 2011

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

I think Easter is one of my favorite holidays! From the beautiful story of Christ to all the fun of the Easter bunny and his basket, I just enjoy all the decorations and it seems so much more relaxed than the other holidays. A special time for family starting with the arrival of the bunny with his basket of treats and then on to the beautiful church services. Our church holds our Easter sunrise service down by the lake and there is nothing more peaceful and spiritual.

I always enjoy finding new decorative items to add to my Easter collection. We started having an Easter Tree when I was a very little girl. One of the ladies magazines at that time had the instructions on how to make one. I have talked with friends my age and they remember their Mothers fixing one. This has continued as a tradition in our family. It has always been decorated with bunnies, eggs, chicks and all the Easter goodies. I now have a permanent tree that I use for holidays, but when the timing is right there is nothing I love more than to use a pink dogwood branch that will burst into bloom as Easter approaches.
Jake with the Easter Tree
I also love to see ideas for Easter tablescapes. We might be having brunch or lunch around our house, but there is nothing more fun than to come up with ideas for a spectacular table! Here are some recent tablescapes that are full of inspiration!

Centsational Girl Blog
Here is a tree used as a table centerpiece. I love the tiny white butterflies and the all white with blue accents.

Martha Stewart

Leave it to Martha to come up with a creative centerpiece. Don't you know
 children would enjoy this one!
 But watch out for the bunnies' ears!

Easter is not all pastel colors. This one takes its theme from the bunnies favorite snack. Love the orange and green color scheme.

Sheri Martin

I can hear "In Your Easter Bonnet" playing in the background. Don't you just love Mrs. Bunny in all of her finery~

More is More Mom Blog

Have you ever heard that saying "White Rabbit White Rabbit" the very first thing  Easter morning, brings you Good Luck?

Martha Stewart

Wouldn't you love to have these cute egg pots as your favor to take home!

Sheri Martin
What could be easier than putting a small vase of water, inside of a bigger vase full of jelly beans! Then you just add  your favorite flower, in your favorite color that  looks best on your table!

Sheri Martin
Another variation would be to do a mix of flowers and instead of jelly beans use dyed or candy eggs!

Casa Sugar Blog

Old fashion milk glass pieces will mix with a varitey of linens and dinneware. They also make a wonderful
holder for Easter treats!

Martha Stewart

You could do so many things with egg cups and an Easter table. These are wonderful using the lavander and green flowers and the egg cups as vases!

Another family tradition that I want to share with you is a very special Easter book. "The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes" is a book you will treasure and read over and over for years to come.

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.

~Alice Freeman Palmer~

May you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

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