Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Greetings!

I get so excited at Easter. It's a time of new beginnings. A renewal of life. Plus I love pastels and pastels are everywhere at Easter. Remember the old books with photos of bunnies dressed in clothes? I loved those although even as a child..I knew that was not right... dressing bunnies in clothes. Poor bunnies.

I promised myself that my dining room furniture would all be painted in time for this you can see's not because I am showing no pictures of my dining room. So I decorated my mantel to the hilt. But I swear...soon...I'm going to have a dining room table fit for decorating.

I went a little overboard on Easter decorations this year. But all were bought for not much money at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target and Pier 1(all on sale). I originally planned to have the easter basket on the mantel...but filling the mercury glass bowl with eggs seemed more sophisticated and less expected. I got two dozen more eggs yesterday at Pier 1. I feared they would be all out...but they had plenty and they said they had just got a shipment in. I am so there to pick up another couple of dozen on sale for next year.

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

My sister gave me this precious bunny about 10 years ago. It's a United Design sculpture. She worked at their plant for about 5 years. It was fun to find out what new thing they were designing and making. Alas...they got bought by a big corporation who then sent all manufacturing to China. I don't believe they are even in existence any more. But for a while you could go to their corporate offices and manufacturing facility in Noble, Oklahoma and view in their gift shop all the garden and home sculptures. My sister knew I wanted this bunny four years. And one day when they had their special day for employees to buy something at a super reduced price. She laid down her precious pennies to buy her sister the Easter Bunny of her dreams.

That's the kind of sister I have. Very thoughtful. So he is very very special to me. I love you, Jamie.

This should have all aqua and green eggs in it...but I ran out...hence the reason why I need to hit Pier 1 after Easter to get more.

Just wanted to share my Easter decor. I'm off now to grocery shop. I'm going to a friend's house for Easter dinner. My friend Shannon, who I met about 10 years ago. The first time I met her, I knew we'd be very good friends. It took her a little longer to realize it. Funny, because I don't usually meet someone and think....I want her to be my friend. Actually, I think that is the only time it's happened. Now, we are more than friends, we are family. We spend our holidays together. She is the most fantastic host, homemaker and yes....she brings home the bacon too.

Her house is always over the top put together. I've never seen the place in a mess...except maybe after opening packages at Christmas. 

So tomorrow. I go to her house for Easter and my Mom will join me. I'm making deviled eggs and lots of them and matzo ball soup. I think matzo ball soup is the perfect Easter food....but I know it's's for Passover. But I love it so and my family has the best recipe ever...ever...ever for it. So that's what I'm making. 

Tomorrow....I'm also going to have an Easter egg hunt for the weenies in the backyard. I brought the video camera home from work to shoot footage. And if all goes as planned...I'll post here.

I hope you all have the very best Easter. 

And if your family situation is not what you dream of...please know that many, many do not have the family situation they dream of to spend holidays with. I grew up with the perfect family. After the death of my father...holidays have been a struggle. We were forced to do new traditions. My friend, Shannon lost her father the year before I and we just pulled together and created new traditions. We force ourselves to do up holidays big time...are they the same as what we had as they the same as what we dreamed of for ourselves as But we do go all out and make sure that they are lovely and caring and all about the people in our lives. 
If you are not happy this Easter, please, please go out and search for happiness. 
It is there.

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BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

Just Beautiful!.....I've just added myself as a Follower and look forward to coming back often.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I have always wanted a teapot lamp!


Patty said...

That candle fireplace is such a good idea!

Nita Stacy said...

Thanks! That's actually three different candle holders in there. All painted to match. The one in front was originally black and I painted it to match the two chippy cream ones.

It makes quite a fire when they are all lit.

Allison Shops said...

I'm going to have to follow your blog. Love the tile on your FP. Did you design it? Need to investigate further.

Cute cute bunnies.

Tiina said...

your home looks very beautiful. i really love the mirror and cool hues. lovely!