Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Here Comes Easter

Easter is coming and now I'm ready for it.



Yesterday I decided to work outside on the deck. I cleaned the furniture, filled the planters with fresh potting soil and swept the deck. I was still feeling pretty peppy, so I came in and started "getting Easter out" I'll show you more pictures from day to day...so the posts aren't so full of pictures.the first is our Easter egg tree. This little tree sits in our breakfast nook and is up year round. I decorate it with lots of things. It's mostly a woodland tree with berries, cones and things I find in the yard. But today...it's filled with my Easter egg collection.



 This is a little bunny village that I painted probably 40 yrs ago. It's made of balsa wood. I got the kit at Lee Ward's in Elgin, Illinois. Lee Wards was a huge store with all kinds of crafting supplies...Since then Michael's and Hobby Lobby have opened up on a far smaller scale. I used to love Lee Ward's and spent a lot of time there.

 This next picture is my bunny in a chair. She was a present from my daughter...years ago. She still looks great and has graced my chair for a long time.
 Many years ago, I didn't decorate for Easter. Maybe just a few bunnies and of course Easter baskets. Since my birthday falls around Easter ....I have been given so many nice gifts pertaining to the holiday. These two were the first of many presents to use to decorate for Easter. They came from a special friend.They used to be in the kitchen, but this year they are in the dining room. Aren't they cute?
 Here is my floppy bunny from another friend...at birthday time. The lamp was a gift from the two special friends who gave me the bunnies. I am such a bird lover and it has my favorite birds on it. It's very special to me.
Last picture today is my snow bunny. It has a special place on this tiny shelf on our stairway. It was the last gift from my cousin Nancy, who passed away a couple of years ago from cancer.
So, there's a sample of things to come. I love spring and everything it brings. Daffodils, tulips, warmer weather, sunshine, rainy days, and of course...Easter. The pastel colors are so welcome now...pretty soon the bright colors of summer will be upon us. I want to enjoy the subtle touches of spring.
Balisha

13 comments:

  1. Just lovely! Spring in inside your home for sure.

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    1. Winter was so long, and the house looked so drab....I just decided to get some things out to make the house pretty.

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  2. It really looks like spring has sprung in your home. Just lovely. I am amazed at your energy to do all that decorating--I can't seem to muster the urge to do so this year....I better hurry as there is only a week left!

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    1. You always come through with such different ideas. I love seeing what you do.

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  3. Cute bunnies and lovely tree! Such a nice egg collection! :)

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    1. Several of my eggs were broken this year. I think that they just get more fragile with age. I put some in a bowl in the dining room.

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  4. Beautiful. I too am enjoy the touches of spring--outside. I only decorate inside for Christmas. I have no storage room for other Holiday decorations.

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    1. Maybe a few dust bunnies under the bed???

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  5. I just love your Easter tree...it is a work of art. I would love to see it when it's adorned with the natural things you described.

    I know how our seasonal decorations have such meaning as we pull them out of storage. Remembering the people that gifted us with special piece...it's bittersweet. My favorite things are the vintage Christmas ornaments my father left for me from the many many Christmas' we had. To think I gazed lovingly into them when I was child and do so now. It takes my breath away at the wonder of it.

    Oh, I wanted to say that filling your planters now is genius! I want to do that!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I have all the glass ornaments from my folks tree. I love to look at them...sometimes it's not even Christmas. They weren't from my childhood, but ones that my mom collected through the years. Very special to me.

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  6. I love your decorations the little painted village is just so darling
    Cathy

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    1. During the time that i painted the little village....I got the crafting bug. That is what started it all.......my interest in painting and later taking classes.

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  7. I decorate a bit for Easter...I have things for my doors and a bunny here or there. I do like your tree. That may be a thought for me for next year.

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