3/24/11

It's beginning to look alot like Easter!


Next to Christmas, I love to decorate for Easter!  I love the bunnies and baby chicks and the sweetness of all the pastel colors!  I collect egg cups too, so it's fun to get them all out for display this time of year :)


This is the centerpiece I made for the breakfast room table.  I used a clear cake plate for the base to hold the green Easter grass.  Years ago, I ordered this little fiber optic tree and bunny from ABC Distributing.  I plopped him down in the grass and surrounded him with plastic Easter eggs......simple, but so cute :)  In the background, you can see my pie safe.  It's full of Easter items as well.

I use this glass hurricane to display lots of things...depending on the season...
and what can be more "springy" than a bowl of lemons?


This is the window above my kitchen sink.
It displays an Easter tree with more bunnies and eggs. The two figures on each side of the tree actually open up to reveal little birdies inside the houses! (should've got a better pic of this!)

Just a close-up shot

I love this piece of furniture in my foyer!  I use it to display seasonal items as well. 
Here you will see a nest of tulips, decorative Easter cake pedestal, and more bunnies and egg cups.  There's a special item on the top shelf, but I'll talk more about that in a moment.

I found these two bunnies at the Dollar Tree the other day....so cute, aren't they?  They even had bags of the fake moss that you see displayed in high end designs today.

I came across this Peter Rabbit ceramic pot at a yard sale years ago.  The tip of the spout is chipped off, but I just had to have it.  With flowers in it, it's really not too noticeable.

More Dollar Store finds....except for the egg... it was a gift.

I saved this for last, not because I don't know the REAL meaning of Easter, but because I wanted to emphasize it.  I love all the fun things with the bunnies and eggs, but what I love more is Jesus Christ!  I see nothing wrong with the Easter Bunny showing up or hunting for eggs because I also see the meaning behind some of these traditions.  I believe God wants us to have a good time and laugh and play games.  He designed us for that.  As a matter of fact, He enjoys laughing with us....or even AT us :)  We just need to stop long enough to reflect on Easter and what we are really celebrating.  We are celebrating the Risen Lord!  Jesus willingly walked up Calvary's Hill, bearing the weight of the cross.  He willingly hung on that cross and died for me and for you.  He took on the sin of the entire world in order to reconcile us to God.  Without this sacrifice, we would never know an eternal life with God.  We would never know the joy of new life....a new life in Christ!

Welcome Spring
and Welcome Jesus into your heart!


4 comments:

Beverly said...

I love your festive look for Easter. Love that you put the true meaning at the end. Found you at Marti's blog

Olive Cooper said...

Your bunnies and Jesus figure are lovely. I have my share of bunnies. The season of re-birth is not to be missed. Visiting from Marty's. ♥Olive

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...how pretty...thanks for sharing with all of us!

Blessings,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful decor. I love the hutch, such a gorgeous shape. Your vignettes are so pretty and fresh. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty