We Were Much In Need of Spring-Easter Decorations: Odds and Ends

March 18, 2008 at 12:46 pm 2 comments

I got in a mood to celebrate yesterday and got out some things I had laying around to make dinner a little more special last night.  Moving the last of the Christmas items out to the barn today. 

Hopefully I can get them out of the van before the rain, or I’ll just have to strap the kids on top of the van!easter-decor.jpg

I found this little tray and four coffee mugs in spring colors for $5.00 at the Dollar Store…couldn’t resist the retro colored mugs!  I could do my house in those colors.  Perhaps it will be an inspiration piece? 

Flowers courtesy of the front yard. 

The menu was a fast spaghetti, Lima beans, and garlic bread, but it seemed extra-special and cheerful with some color:


Placemats were from clearance a couple years ago–mix-matched, like Easter Eggs. 


A candle holder I picked up at a second-hand store on top of a Spring friendship plate currently in my possession. 

I covered the poem with a white interior plate.  We rummaged the silk flower box and came out with some spring flowers for the edging. 

The candle was from Kirkland’s on sale…a nice, mild grape scent.  I didn’t light it, but it was still pretty.

Seemed to brighten hubby’s spirits after some long days.  Nice to have a sit-down meal in the middle of a very hectic week full of meetings, parties, and competitions.

We did have a drink spilled during the meal.  The Boy Wonder didn’t like me continually telling him to get his elbow out of my plate-setting area.  He thought he’d just move.  That didn’t work out so well for him either.  Gotta try to teach table manners sometime…never fun, but you always regret it if you haven’t tried.

These are also in the kitchen:


A gift from a secret pal I received several years ago from Cracker Barrel.  The lovely spring church has a wind up music box that plays “Amazing Grace”!


And the matching cross, perfect for the window sill above my sink.

Ah…NOW, I’m ready for Easter.  Now, there’s just Easter clothing for my boys left to tackle. 

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  • 1. velma96  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I love your daffodils!! they are truly my favorite flower!!! 🙂

  • 2. Misty  |  March 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I like daffodils too. A pleasant colorful reminder that spring is on the way!

    I finally got Meg an Easter dress Sunday afternoon. I took her shopping briefly between feedings. It was nice to have some one-on-one time and to get the Easter wardrobe done for the kids.

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