Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Decor and Easter



I decoupaged these eggs with pretty napkins,
they are sitting in tiny "violet" teacups

...a bit of moss on a saucer for the sheep...
(which have much more significance to me than bunnies and eggs)

Three-tiered tray on the dining room table

I picked up these little bunny sculptures at a thrift store
for fifty cents each.  All they need is a bit of glitter...
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Those flowers atop the display were made by a friend for our daughters
wedding cake (if you are reading this daughter, I am keeping them
safe for you.  Or perhaps I was hoping you'd forgotten about them?)

Teeter-totter anyone?

CUTENESS!

Little tea cup vignettes with chocolate eggs,
more bunnies, flowers and moss atop styrofoam in the cup.

Oh yes, I love Cadbury mini chocolate eggs, and Hersheys too.
(note to self, pick up some more to stash for after Easter munching....)
Oh my, I even enjoy those marshmellow-filled chocolate eggs.
And jelly beans.  And oh my, did you know they make
bunny shaped gummy bears?
... or should I say, gummy bunnies ...
(they'd be even better if chocolate-covered)

This is a vintage Bible that belonged to my husbands parents.
~ What a cherished book ~



This holiday we celebrate as Christians
really has nothing to do with bunnies and eggs or little chicks
(although quite adorable)
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It is about a Lamb.

This is a collage I made featuring a painting
by French artist of the 1800's, William Bouguereau.
It is combined with a hymn onto a painted and collaged background.
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I will continue my birthday celebration through next week,
along with Anita and the other April birthday girls that she is
celebrating on her blog,
Be sure to stop by there for a visit this weekend to see
what fabulous beaches she has found for us!
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and
R E J O I C E
in the miracle of Easter!
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~ Violet ~


~ Joining in Debra's 'Vintage Easter Inspiration' at Common Ground ~
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21 comments:

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Loved seeing your vignettes celebrating this wonderful season. Beautiful presentations!

I was especially smitten with the sheep and lamb. Love pastoral scenes. Love the sheep grazing safely... a special way to remind us of the Good Shepherd!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love all your Easter stuff. That first image with the crystal and turquoise candy dish....filled with blue eggs....oh...love that so much. I love all of it but that tiered stand...is precious. I have so many things but I'm still searching for a tiered stand. Have a lovely Easter!

Martina said...

Thanks for showing your easter pretties - so cute! Love the sheep on the moss especially. Happy, happy easter to you!

Me said...

neat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

VIOLET!!!!! WOOWOOW..did I have a long and wild day yesterday with conferences. I got home about 7:45 and ate my dinner at 8:30 at night...ugh! Well dear one, this is a DARLING and DEAR post. You have:

1. GREAT IDEAS with the tea cups, moss, eggs, little creatures.
2. Thrift store bunnies EMBELLISHED (our favorite word, n'est-ce pas?) with GLITTER (No, this is our favorite word!)
3. AN ANTIQUE BIBLE
4. DARLING LAMBS
5. A link to me...how sweet and kind
6. AND AS ALWAYS, AN ARTISTIC FLAIR COUPLED WITH LOVE for God, your friends, and creativity that keeps us moving forward....

THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIEND FOR ALL THE JOY YOU HAVE GIVEN ME....Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST...GO SEE WHAT MY SISTER IN LAW DID....it is ANOTHER FORM OF GLITTERING!!!! LOVE YOU, Anita


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C'est moi Claudette said...

LOVE this post. I'm an Easter girl for sure.
LOVE the tier you created, and before i forget I would like to wish you a very very Happy Birthday.
It's so nice to meet you.
BTW, those pics of Jesus and all the little children reminds me of my childhood, exactly like I picture him.
Happy Easter Violet.
Love Claudette
xoxoxoxo
P.S. Do you know you do not need word verification any longer? Blogger takes care of spam now : )

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

The collage is absolutely stunning! And how do you get such beautiful photos? If only I could figure out my DSLR camera (oh, and Photoshop, too! lol)

Kathleen

A Few Pennies said...

I love all your vignettes, but the sweet little sheep on the Bible is absolutely precious! Happy Easter. Patty

Ruben Rivera said...

Dear Violet

I love bunnies more than most (Ask Anita). They have brought us many adventures and much happiness and laughter overs the years. But as you said, this holiday IS about a lamb. And that is gift and joy beyond my capacity to express.

Thank you so much for your friendship to my wife. It has blessed her and our home, and that is no exaggeration. This is my kind of Christianity.

Thank you also for your visit to my blog.

With sincere respect and affection,

Ruben

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest SISTA....YOU CAME TO THE POST! Oh, I had a hard time composing last night. But it came to me, for HE HAS RISEN, and one more day to go and it is YOUR DAY. I am blessed beyond measure and I thank you for everything.....I am coming via email..Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

VIOLET MY PRECIOUS.....I am still basking in the afterglow of opening up my cake and toppers and I am so grateful that the canopy of Grace will never be taken away....this is truly a reason to celebrate ALWAYS...no wonder we shall be casting crowns forever and ever....love to you dearest one, Anita

Privet and Holly said...

Happy EASTER birthday,
Violet! I've had mine
on Easter only a couple
of times. I was always
so glad to have a spring
birthday : ) Now I have
one spring baby and one
autumn baby, so we get
to spread out the celebrating.
All your precious images
are wonderful. I'm very
partial to sheep, especially!
Sending you best wishes
for a joyous day, tomorrow!
xx Suzanne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I LOVE YOU DEAR FRIEND! Anita

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Sweet Violet,

Thank you for your visit! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. It's so wonderful to meet you. Oh how I love the French artist whose painting you altered!! He is my favorite artist ( just can't spell his name!). What creativity you have Violet... yes we all have a bit of artistic creativity in our hearts, God just lets it emerge in different manners doesn't he?

Easter blessings to you and yours,
Sherry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY! IL EST RÉCUSSITÉ!!! BRAVO!

Oh are you having fun or what? I went on to YOUTUBE to listen to some old gospel tunes about Easter and I was praising GOD.....and I praise him for giving YOU LIFE DEAREST!!!! Anita

Marilyn said...

Lovely, just so lovely. I love china with violets. I still have my mom's china set and can't dare to part with it because the pattern is violets!
You certainly do create beauty for all of us to enjoy. Happy Easter.

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Dear,
I saw you on both Sherry's and Anita's blog and wanted to pay you a visit.
You have a lovely blog and you create some gorgeous Easter.
You have a Blessed Easter,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Gigi Murfitt said...

Violet. In honor of your birthday I posted your blog on my blog. Such a beautiful thing! I hope you had a fabulous day. Your blog always makes my day! Gigi

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Dear Violet, I have to tell you that your post brought tears to my eyes when I saw those precious sheep standing on the the Bible pages. Such a powerful statement. I'll be featuring your post on the next VIF! Thanks so much for sharing this and linking to VIF!
xo Debra

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL! Just coming by to shake some aqua glitter your way!!!! Anita