Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Greetings from Heart and Home

Hello to you all on the days before Easter. I'm linking to Show and Tell Friday, at Cindy's Romantic Home,  and Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound, is having another Pink Saturday party.  She has asked us to show our pinks, yellows and greens! I'm happy to show you the decorations my youngest daughter put up for us around the house the other day. I sat with a heatpad on my back, and watched her as she very carefully chose just the right spot for each and every item out of the big "Easter box".

I think she did a great job, and brought the Easter spirit into our house just in time!

These little vintage style chicks and bunnies have taken up a temporary home on the living room mantel.

This one with the blush in her cheeks and wearing 
 her Easter bonnet looks ready for the Easter Parade!

This dapper little guy looks like he's in charge of hiding eggs!

While the littlest chick just looks perplexed!

My daughters decorated the curly willow branches with fancy painted and embellished eggs. This is a  German Easter tradition that my mother followed during her childhood, and kept up while I was growing up. It's not Easter around here until the egg tree is up! 

We've been collecting and decorating hollowed out eggs for years.

Many of these are over 20 years old.  Some were decorated by my girls when they were just toddlers. They're pretty fragile, and during the rest of the year they are stored in egg cartons, wrapped in tissue.

The paper mache' eggs were made in Germany. When I was young I would always get several of these eggs in my Easter basket, filled with delicious German chocolates. We have quite a few of them, scattered around the house. I love the whimsical, traditional illustrations on them!  They remind me of my childhood, and the German books that were read to me when I was little.

This big bunny is carrying branches of pussy-willow, stopping by to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter!

I'll be on a short blog-break next week,  enjoying some time with my family for Spring break! I look forward to visiting with you all when I get back. Wednesday Gratitude will resume the week of April 11. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Until next time,


Debbie said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!~ I love all your vintage bunny displays...and the one your little one made was something to treasure and sure does make you smile:) I save all that stuff...when my boys get married someday, their wives will either love me for it, or hate me for it lol!

Jane said...

Your Easter decorations are just beautiful. They make me smile, as I'm sure they bring your family great joy during this happy season!

Have a nice Spring that back and come back feeling refreshed!

Susan said...

Happy Happy Easter!! Your bunnies are so precious!!

Fleur de Bee said...

Hi Heidi! Oh I just LOVE your Easter Egg Tree! We started doing that several years ago too, but not with the Heritage story behind it. I think that is simply charming! Had no idea it was German. My husband has Prussian decent..does that count? LOL! So fun to see you do Pink Saturday too! I'll be following your blog, especially another Designer! So fun to pull and inspire each other in the field! If you would like help with the monograms they are what I do specifically in Graphic Design..except mine are all by hand. I could even just get you started with some ideas and you take it from there. I have a TON of references, including books with old vintage references! Drop me a line if interested!

Happy...well, EVERYTHING (PSat and Easter) this weekend!

xo Molly

Riet said...

Good morning Heidi.What a lovely Easter post., I love your eggs and of course the easter tree, We have those here too. I did make it every year when the kids were still in the house but not any more.
Happy easter to you nd your family

♥ItaJeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Hi Heidi..Happy Easter to you. Lovely post, love your Easter egg creative.
I'm having a giveaway, please feel free to come over and join.
Have a nice weekend

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such lovlies! I can sympathize with the bad back, hope you are better soon. May you have a blessed Easter.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Pat said...

Beautiful! Your girls did a great job decorating and there are lots of treasured memories. Thanks for sharing ~ :-)

I hope you are feeling better! Enjoy your break and relax.


Shabbychicdiva said...

Beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Easter! Winona

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Sorry to hear about your back. Glad your daughter could help you decorate. You do have a lot of Easter stuff like me. I love the egg tree. It's fabulous & a great tradition to carry on in your family. The eggs you have collected over the years are priceless. Thanks for telling me about your blog. And thanks for stopping by mine & for leaving me a comment.


Suni Heflin said...

Love your beautiful Easter decorations! Have a wonderful Easter weekend and thanks for sharing!

Tracy F. said...

What a fun post with all the cute bunnies and chicks! I love your Easter tree. I've had one for years, but I like your curly willow better than what I have. I may have to be a "copycat" next year! Happy Easter and have a fun Spring Break, too.

Sonia said...

Oh your decorations are nice that your daughter helped put everything out. I love the little chicks especially the one with the little straw bonnet...just precious! The Easter egg tree is beautiful..I like the idea of using curly willow!

Have a wonderful Easter...

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love all yuour bunnies....Just wanted to say Happy Easter....have loved reading all the Easter posts today.
Hope you will stop by ...remember I am drawing for $100 GOODIE BASKET tomorrow night...All it takes to enter is a comment..

vignette design said...

Happy Easter Heidi!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so pretty and cheerful!I love that rabbit with the ruffle collar. I forgot to sign up ahead of time for the pink party, so I'm leaving my pink link and hoping that you'll drop by soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Love the willow branches with the eggs hanging. What a great tradition. Happy Easter to you. I am having a Marie Antoinette week. Come say hi.