“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Happy Monday dear friends! It is a great start for the week because it is the third Monday of the month and that means I am joining my creative friends to bring you the Easter edition of Monday Morning Blooms!
Easter has always been very special to me – starting when I was a little girl. My mother always made sure I had a new outfit and we would start our day at the sunrise service, complete with family lunch. The lunch tradition lives on as we gather at our house in the early afternoon for good food and an egg hunt! All of these events are fun and bring back wonderful memories, but the meaning of this day is what gives us life. Jesus Christ defeated death and the grave forever! What a reason to celebrate!
After our Easter lunch of traditional Southern food, we will be outside for an Easter egg hunt with our granddaughter. I set up refreshments on the picnic table with a spring bouquet of flowers for us to relax and enjoy the fun through the eyes of our almost three year old Ella Mae. Baby Emma will probably sleep through the fun!
As I was searching around my house for a pretty vase to hold flowers, I remembered this old yellow pitcher that belonged to my paternal grandmother. There are sweet memories attached as I remember seeing it often on her table. I cut azaleas and snowball blooms from my garden and repurposed pink roses, alstroemeria and green hydrangeas from my arrangement used in Gather ‘round My Easter Table last week. My Renaissance Man cut dogwood branches to add to the table. White dogwoods are plentiful as they grow wild in our woods.
Pasture bunny plates are most appropriate for our alfresco setting! We see lots of bunnies hopping around our pasture and in this shaded area. A small basket holds chalk eggs that I collected many years ago. Ella Mae’s Mommy will make her a darling Easter basket with lots of surprises and eggs for hiding. I will make her one with a princess doll, a chocolate bunny, and other treats!
The beautifully decorated cookies made an encore appearance. Many of you commented on them last week and I must say they are as delicious as they look! A seersucker cloth from my growing stash of tablecloths covers the picnic table.
A cute Fitz and Floyd bunny jumped off of the bookshelf and followed me outside!
My friends have prepared beautiful Easter inspiration for you to enjoy!
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