Monday, March 23, 2009

The Easter Tree

Today the Saint Patrick's Day tree was dismantled and the Easter tree is now a reality in our living room. As you can see from the photo on the right, the tree is decorated with glass and fiber Easter eggs, bunnies, chicks, ducks, and butterflies.

We live far from a big shopping area, so I was somewhat limited in the decor I was able to find within the last few months. But...next year I should have a bigger variety of items.

Nevertheless, this evening, Jim and I are enjoying the new addition.

What you are planning for the Easter Holiday? Do you decorate? Are you expecting company? Will there be an Easter Egg Hunt? Will you dye eggs? Are there still children in your house or will you be a part of your grandchildren's holiday?

And, of course, we will remember it's really all about Eternal Life.

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27 comments:

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Love your Easter Tree. I would imagine the kids will all come out and we will hide eggs for them. The kids are growing up though and the next generation is coming. I have not talked to them yet. We will be in Lewiston next weekend. Bless you bunches.

Barbara said...

Lea- I'm glad you like the tree. It sure is fun having them for each holiday.

Pat's Place said...

I love your tree. It reminded me that I need to get my Easter decorations out and decide where to put them this year as I am expecting lots of little ones to visit in about 10 days. More fun!

Barbara said...

Pat- You're going to have so much fun with those little ones. Our house is empty of children now and that makes me sad. I wonder if others feel the same way?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Looks grand!! (Gonna throw on some colored Easter grass for "tinsel"?) :)

Barbara said...

Angie- Oh, that is such a good idea!!

Literary Nut said...

I love the tree! It's very lovely and very festive! I hope your Easter will be a blessed one! As for myself, I'll actually be spending it alone as all my family live spread further throughout the state and my husband will be off at school. It'll be just me and our puppies, but I'm sure I'll find some way to celebrate!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

LiteraryNut- I'm wishing you a wonderful Easter filled with joy and blessings.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

As always, your seasonal trees are wonderful!

Since our families are grown and most live in other states, we will not be having a family Easter dinner and celebration. I miss all the fun of dyeing the eggs, the egg hunts and making Easter baskets.

My husband and I will be attending church service with a our church family and friends and then a quiet time together. Probably watch my old Easter Parade movie with Judy Garland.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I knew it! I just knew it! Your Easter tree has been growing in secret, and is now revealed - - and it's lovely!

I have company coming this year. It begins this Thurs with my youngest son's arrival - to include his wife and 2 boys. He leaves next Wed, and then my daughter arrives for 2 weeks. That means Easter will be filled with family this year. Woohoo!

I have lots of Easter decor, but mostly I see it as the season of Passover, when all that is rich about the Christian faith is summarized in one resounding proclamation: He is risen. In Him, I am passed over, and made new. It blows me away every year. Every day, actually.

Be blessed!
Kathleen

Terri Tiffany said...

It is gorgeous! You don't need anything more on it! It is so cool that you are doing this the whole year:)

Joanne said...

Love that tree, so festive. We put out decorations, welcoming Spring and Easter, paint eggs, and will have Easter dinner at home!

Janna Qualman said...

You're off to a great start. It's beautiful!

We're traveling this year as we did last Easter. Hubby's family has a reunion, and we usually attend the resurrection service with his grandma.

Barbara said...

Donna- The Easter Parade movie gives me the idea of watching it at our house. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Kathleen- What a busy time you're going to have with your family.

But most of all, I share your feelings about the real reason for our happiness.

Barbara said...

Terri- Thank you and have a wonderful Easter season at your house.

Barbara said...

Joanne- I like the thought of Spring combined with Easter. I may just call it my Easter/Spring tree.

Barbara said...

Janna- I love it when family gets together for holidays and share the meaning with past and future generations...handing down tradition and telling the stories that make families strong.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Is that a cute little duckie I see *smiling* what a pretty tree - love it!

I am not sure what I'll be doing....it's coming so fast after taking so long!

Barbara said...

Kathryn- Wow, you have an exciting Spring ahead of you!! It's going to be a "wild ride". I can hardly wait for your new book to arrive at my house.

Becca said...

What a beautiful tree! We are having a quiet Easter, since my husband is on call that weekend, we have to stay within an hour of home and all of our family lives much further away than that. But we make the most of it. And Easter does fall two days after my birthday and two days before my husband's birthday. We cook a nice meal, go to services and relax.

Barbara said...

Becca- Sounds like you'll have a wonderful Easter day.

Dawns Ramblings said...

Barbara,
Your Tree is ABSOLUTLY Delightful! I just love it. You put a lot of care into that and it shows.

It's WONDERFUL

Barbara said...

Dawn- Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!!! It certainly is fun.

KKJD1 said...

Beautiful tree! I have finally gotten my Easter decor out and what fun it is to find old treasures! My kids are too old for egg hunts but I will go watch my nieces hunt. Have a great evening. Blessings,Karen

Barbara said...

KKJD1- Yes, decorating is so much fun and then we get to enjoy it for weeks.