Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Postscript

Basically, this post is just as a way to remember what we did and such like stuff as that. This I know: Easter is more than just a day. We walk in the belief and hope of our own resurrection one day because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, after the cross, and on that first Easter morning. The Word says that He is still at work on our behalf. He's not dead. He's alive! Amen.


This year my daughter-in-law had her wisdom teeth removed on Good Friday. The grands came this way to have a pizza supper with us, watch a movie, play some games, and dye Easter eggs. That was truly fun. I plan to do it again another year now that I've got the hang of it.

~Grands~


Yes, they're good at multi-tasking — snacks and experimenting with color.




The table worked out pretty well. As you may remember, we used plywood to extend it with another shorter table on the end and supports beneath the plywood. Even so, it didn't take Sam long to realize that something was weird. "What's wrong with this table?!" Then the tablecloths were flipped up and he took a good look. Ha! Two cookie cans and a stack of books worked nicely.




Some judicious angling of the table helped with room to get around. I apologize for the strange lighting. It was snowing Easter morning; it was snowing yesterday morning; it's snowing this morning. 




I wish that I had used a small bouquet like this on the table...so pretty. It also had a beautiful green flower that is not shown. My camera skills are slipping. Anyway, this was a gift from my daughter to my daughter-in-law so I couldn't very well claim it. ☺



Have you ever used edible grass? We had not until this year. I don't think we need to again, though it looked cute enough. 




I feel a bit silly showing this humble place setting. I used two different ones because I don't have quite enough Friendly Village with the blossoming spring tree. The good silver stayed right in its box. No time for polishing.


~a giant carrot~


A couple of Pinterest ideas that I liked. I have a few more that I didn't like and am not showing. That's the fun of Pinterest...you just never know until you try it.


~Peeps on Sticks~


The marble bags were finally gifted and we were able to play many games of marbles in the afternoon. John found vintage marbles at the flea market on Saturday so the bags are nicely filled. The boys are old enough to appreciate the game this time around and Jake enjoyed making the pot with his rubber boot heel dug into the mud.




A different sort of candy dish seen many times in Blogdom. Don't tell me that you don't have an influence on me!


I have so enjoyed seeing Easter celebrated in many different ways around Blogdom. What a beautiful and blessed holiday! Now it's time to put it away...and it is the only thing that makes it look like spring around here. I think it's time to force some forsythia branches.



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46 comments:

  1. Oh this is all so lovely Vee! Your commentary always makes me smile! I especially adore the little M&M's in that beautiful teacup.....adorable!

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  2. Oh yes Vee, we have the living Jesus with us, not just on Easter, but always, and His hope for us to join Him one day.
    It sounds like you had a delightful Easter weekend and plans for next year, too. Your table setting looks so pretty. I love the carrot display. I will need to snag that idea for sure. I don't do Pinterest, so thank you for sharing. I loved your teacup candy dish, too! My Easter decor is stil up for a bit to enjoy some more.
    Hope your snow makes it's exit soon!!

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  3. Vee, everything looks so pretty for your Easter celebration. I didn't take one photo of my table or anything other than snow and deer. I put away the Easter decor this morning but still have bunnies and eggs for spring. A teacup full of M&M's is sweet (in every way). Blessings on your week.

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  4. You speak truth in that first paragraph, my friend! It looks like you had a lovely Easter in spite of the snow. Those grands are surely growing up. It amazing what a difference a year or two can make in the ease of having them participate in certain projects. Confession: We didn't color any eggs this year. Too much going on and no one missed it. Maybe we will do some today. We love to have the hard boiled eggs to eat anyway. I'm learning to cut myself some slack!

    So cool that John found vintage marbles to go in their marble bags. That's a very special gift.

    My favorite is the tea cup with M's in it!

    Deanna

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  5. Okay, that giant veggie carrot is fabulous! Believe it or not, my son loves carrots and broccoli {is that normal for a young boy??} Anyway... next time we have those veggies I will have to make that for him just for fun :) Sounds like you had a delightful Easter weekend. What a blessing to have family with you.

    Enjoy your week, lovely lady! Hugs!

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  6. I enjoyed reading this Vee. That's wonderful to hear that John is passing along that great old game of marbles to your grandsons! I think the children of this world would be happier with those old games that were part of our childhoods...marbles, hopscotch, skipping and all the fun outdoor games that we played in our neighbourhoods. Glad you had such a nice family Easter. It's snowing again here too this morning...

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  7. The ideas you shared from Pinterest are great. I'm going to have to check out your link to Pinterest. You must have more ideas there. Hubby is home today so I'll be back tomorrow to sit and enjoy this post.

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  8. Lovely, Vee! Such fun to read about your Easter. It snowed here Easter morning too ... and Monday midday ... and Monday night. From what I read there is a chance of snow/rain every day this week!

    Your first paragraph ... so true, and you put first things first! I loved the pastel M&Ms in the teacup and was tickled to hear that your hubby found vintage marbles to fill the sacks. Perfect! Loved the pictures of the boys coloring eggs. They look very intent on their work. Several years ago I tried dying eggs with natural substances, with my granddaughters. Onion skins produce a pretty yellow, canned beets worked for pink. Surprisingly, red cabbage produces a robin's egg blue. Turns egg coloring into a science experiment. The boys might like to try that some year.

    Thanks for sharing your Easter weekend with us. I so enjoyed reading about it and seeing the pictures.

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  9. Vee, I enjoyed my visit with your Easter decor. Your grands are getting so big--so cute! We dyed eggs together on Saturday also---Always fun times with the grands. Lovely carrots and broccoli presentation. Hope the daughter in law is doing well. That can be quite an experience for some. Have a lovely afternoon. ♥

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  10. Oh my you have certainly had your fill of snow in your neck of the woods. The table looks angled just right! Love those green salt and peppers. The carrots with broccoli is so much fun. Glad the boys enjoyed the dying of the eggs!

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  11. Oops forgot to say that I really like the tea cup and saucer candy holder idea...

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  12. What...still snowing? Oh dear. We drove the high mountain pass yesterday and saw snow beside the road. And I was quite happy to return home to the 'valley of spring'. Funny...when I think of where you live, I picture sunshine and summer blooms...not snow. Wonder why?

    I love all your Easter decor! And I have not seen the tea-cup candy dish idea anywhere before...so I will just borrow it from you. Your photo makes a great header! And the vegetable presentation is perfect too. Glad your make-shift table passed its trail run.

    The boys are getting to be so grown up! Funny...how we have watched each others grands grow up on blogdom.

    It looks like you had a lovely and memorable Easter!

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  13. Oh my..bless your heart...surely that snow is about to come to an end! Glad to know that it didn't put a damper on your lovely Easter. Such adorable place settings....love those carrots and broccoli! The colors of that teacup is just perfect with the pastel M&M, which you know I am partial too..remember, they taste better than any other color, right?

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  14. Amen to your first paragraph! And Oh No! to your snow. We have had rain, rain, and more rain last night and so far today and more the next few days they say, so I'm glad I saw that beautiful reminder in the sky (rainbow) last week of no more floods covering the earth. I wished everyone could have seen it in person, it was so gorgeous and tall.

    The boys look like they were having fun and your Easter table looks pretty. I love the carrot/broccoli dish. Also, I'll be copying that teacup with the pastel M&Ms next year. :)

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  15. Your "documented Easter" is a wonderful read, dear Vee. Your table working perfectly is great news. I actually thought of you on Easter. So glad you had no mishaps, yay!

    Love your pretty teacup and sweet pastel candies, lovely!

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  16. Your Easter table looked nice Vee and using a teacup for a candy dish is totally 'tea granny' inspiring. :-)
    We didn't get to any of grands for Easter, working away to the US at their other grandparents...Had my 94 year old friend though as she has no family.

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  17. Everything is exquisite!! So beautifully done. xx

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  18. Vee, I just love that pretty teacup with the Easter M&M's in it. So cute. Your little helpers did a great job of coloring up those eggs! I enjoyed hearing how you invested time in your grands this weekend. This weekend we attended a memorial of an old Oma that was an amazing influence on her grandchildren. It is wonderful that we can be inspired here in blogland and in real life.

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  19. Your Easter sounds lovely. Everything looked so very nice.
    Love the giant carrot. : )

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  20. First of all, I am glad that you are posting about Resurrection Day on Tuesday! I am behind in everything, so you have made me feel better about posting my own post today.

    I, too, am saying "amen" to your first paragraph. That is what it's all about. More than ever before, my heart was focused on this reality this year, so although I enjoyed the decorating and the food prep and all the fun stuff, everything else took a back seat to the Easter message.

    Those boys are growing so much!! What a joy to be able to share this time with them...investing!

    You certainly planned some lovely things for your Easter celebration!! I love the "carrot" and the table setting and the pastel candy in the tea cup...all beautiful and special touches. I kind of think that we do such things "as unto the Lord" if we're mindful of honoring Him in our celebrations.

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  21. Easter sounded like a lot of fun! The carrot was cute! I read somewhere that Christianity's saddest day and happiest day are three days apart. Sounds like to me you were celebrating just like the angels.

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  22. Everything looks wonderful, Vee. I think your place settings are very lovely. Plenty of room for all the good food. The carrots and broccoli is really a perfect Easter dish. Can't believe it is still snowing in Maine.

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  23. M&Ms in a teacup! What could be better than that!

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  24. Hi Vee, looks like you had a fun Easter with your family. I can remember putting tables together and somebody was always (almost) falling off an edge!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  25. I so enjoyed this post, Vee, with the exception of 'more snow.' Ack!! I didn't use our best dishes or silver because I was too lazy to get them out. Your sweet candy dish had the same kind of candy that helped me recover my missing calories. I shouldn't ever get started with those things! Great photos of the multi-taskers. So nice to have grandkids. What a blessing.

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  26. I can't believe you are still getting snow! I should have checked out my "Easter" pinterest pins and never even thought of it! I'm sure the boys loved your creations and coloring those eggs.

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  27. Sounds like you had a wonderful fun filled week ~ end,Bee. I love the photo of your tea cup and candies, very pretty. My husband and I colored eggs this year just the two of us, sure brought back memories of when or daughters were young. Its been a long time since we did eggs and we had a great time playing together creating colors.
    We too had a beautiful Easter with both daughters and their familys here with us.
    So nice to visit with you.
    Bless you, Debbie

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  28. Oops, I called you Bee, well I didn't, spell check did. Sorry Vee :-)

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  29. What a lovely Easter! You made it so nice with all of your special touches, Vee.
    I, too, borrow many ideas from Pinterest and fellow bloggers.
    I am so sorry to hear it's still snowing there. Who knows next week you may be writing your sympathies to me. I sincerely hope not.

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  30. I used our china that mainly is used at Easter but also left the silverware in its case. This year there had to be simple mixed with tradition!

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  31. The Friendly Village dishes are wonderful. Grandma had one platter with a church. Speaking of dishes, a blogger commented on my last post that included my Mildred by Mt. Clemens dishes has a facebook page entitled "For the love of Mildred." I have had so much fun chatting with other folks who collect Mildred dishes! Just the two of us for holidays but I so enjoy you sharing your time with family, especially the grands. I loved marbles as a young girl. Hope you have a restful evening.

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  32. It is so hard for me to wrap my mind around it still snowing there!!!
    Your table looks beautiful! Grands can be so much fun! The quads are coming tomorrow and I am going to let THEM help me pack away the Easter things! Perhaps if I start training them NOW - they will be a lot of help to me during the holidays!!!

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  33. Hi Vee!

    I'm so sorry for your DIL, I hope she's doing ok. What fun, being a child again! You must be the funnest grandmother on the East Coast!! Your pictures were beautiful, as always, and I loved your table setting!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  34. It looked like a very Happy Easter at your house, Vee! My grandchildren are all still little so it is always a loud and messy affair here--lol--they hunted for plastic candy filled Easter eggs we hid and played soccer on the front lawn. Our church was packed and overflowing on Easter Sunday--wish it were the same every Sunday!

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  35. Your table looks so pretty. And yes we've put Easter away, but as you say, we live with it and it's promises and victory every day of the year! What a gift.

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  36. Looks like there were many little touches at your house over the weekend! What fun! This Easter is particularly joyous for us here in the grey cottage, as we've found a new church community that is so inspiring and fun to be with. Easter people, all! How joyous!

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  37. I'm back. I smiled as I read about the boys being able to experiment with color and eat snacks at the same time. Isn't youth great?! I can just see myself dipping my snack into the dye. You create the most beautiful home. It's a home that says "I'm glad you stopped in". The Easter wreath (cross with Easter lilies) is still on the door. I will probably leave it up for a while. It feels right.

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  38. I am stealing the veggie carrot idea for next year!
    I think there is a reason no one ever wrote a song called "I'm dreaming of a white Easter".
    Easter decorations stay up until Pentacost around here.

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  39. Your home looked lovely for Easter! And I enjoyed hearing that your grandsons are playing marbles... Happy memories. I've not heard of edible grass....Did anyone actually eat it?

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  40. Your beautiful tea cup set is precious filled with the Easter candy...yep, we bloggers do feed off ea other and I love that. :)
    I missed dying eggs with grands this year...hoping we're not sick this time next year. Actually, this is the first Easter we had to lay low since my kids were born. I didn't like it one bit....but...it is what it is.
    I am over the pneumonia now and Mr. Sweet has a full blown case of it going on. Yesterday, doctors visit, shot, same meds for him as I'm on....whew....we sure are tired of it.

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  41. Hi Vee, Happy Belated Easter to you, my friend! I so enjoyed reading you Easter Postscript. I think the big carrot made with chopped and sliced veggies is such a cute idea, but my favorite is the teacup and saucer filled with pastel M&M's. Beautiful!! I remember reading previously about you making the marble bags for the grands, and how neat that John found vintage marbles at the flea market. I was looking for some online several years ago, and the vintage ones are pricey! I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at that.

    Like you, I believe that Jesus is alive and working in our behalf. I'm so glad and thankful for that because I firmly feel that we need him now more than ever! I think your table setting is very pretty, not a thing wrong with simple. I've always liked the Friendly Village pattern. :) Thank you for sharing, Vee, and have a blessed week.

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  42. So nice to come here to see and read about your Easter. Yes, we celebrate the death and resurrection but the story is our living hope every single day. Praise God! I'm glad that your table extension worked making room for everyone. Your decorations and sweet Easter ideas looked very pretty and I'm sure your little ones enjoyed the sweet treats.

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  43. Hello there, Vee! Looks like a Happy Easter was had by all! Just look at those young men there - they are growing up right before our eyes - and doing a great job of dyeing the eggs. Good job on the table extension - hey, we do what we gotta do, and you did good! We had a wonderful Easter service Sunday morning, a brunch at church and a huge Easter egg hunt for the littles. The kids didn't seem to mind that they had to hunt eggs inside as the weather was coolish and wet. My favorite decoration at your house? Why, the pretty cup full of Easter colored M&M's of course!

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  44. Easter is very special indeed. It is amazing what Jesus did for me.
    On your pics, loved seeing the grands dying eggs; it's a nice tradition! Like the carrot too! Cute! The teacup full of pastel candy is adorable.

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  45. It looks like you had a fun and full Easter weekend. Your grand boys are getting so grown up and I had to giggle when you explained at how they explored what was wrong with the table - so cute! Your Easter decor is just beautiful and I LOVE how you plated the carrots and broccoli!

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