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Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Decor

White Rabbit: [singing] I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date, 
No time to say "Hello, Goodbye"
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.
... remember that?
 Well...it's appropriate in more ways than one.
I'm late posting this, I should have done it this morning.


And, I have two little rabbits under my cloche to show you.

 Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?
Alice
: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more.
March Hare
: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less.
Mad Hatter
: Yes. You can always take more than nothing. 






Easter Kitchen Bookshelf




Easter Mantel



Mad Hatter: Do you care for tea?  
Alice : Why, yes. I'm very fond of tea.  
March Hare : If you don't care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!
Alice: [turning down an offer for a cup of tea] I'm sorry, but I just haven't the time!   
March Hare : The time! The time! Who's got the time?

I enjoy Alice In Wonderland because of the nonsense in it.
Sometimes I just enjoy nonsense, don't you?
I know it doesn't have anything to do with Easter, in fact what do bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter?  Nothing, right?  But then we who love to decorate, know that and just like to have fun with rabbits and eggs and such.

It's truly about Jesus dieing for us and then rising from the grave.
And that's the gospel in a nutshell, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

Experiencing this salvation is the most fabulously, wonderful thing that we can ever experience.  It's what Jesus died for, and if you're like me you want everything that the Lord has for you.  I'm so thankful for Easter and the message that we are reminded of at this time of year.




Have a wonderful day my friends and please go over to Ann's at On Sutton Place to see lots of wonderful Easter decorating inspiration and don't forget to say hello to Ann.

Hugs, Cindy 

33 comments:

Jenifer said...

Very cute Cindy! I love the initials. We just made a large M for our front door. It was a boxy shape M and we covered it in twine then added a pretty flower and ribbon to hang, very cute and fun to do with my hubby. :)

Faye Henry said...

Everything looks lovely, Cindy.. I love Easter and what it means to us..
We are truly blessed...
Have a great week, dear friend..

Betty said...

I love looking at all of your lovely decorating ideas. The mantel over your new fire-place is a great spot to compose a display. I'd like to have your talent, but I do get some ideas from your lovely blog. I like the aqua border around the pictures today.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your Easter decor (and your kitchen) is lovely, my friend. And yes, I enjoy a little Easter whimsy and eggs/rabbit, but I also cherish the real meaning of Easter as you said.

Julie Harward said...

Just hopping by to say hi...and found a hopping fun post! I can't believe that Easter will b here already, good thing, I am so ready for Spring. You are too, such cuteness here! :)

Deb said...

Hi Cindy,

You have lovely things. Thanks for the visit to my blog!

Deb

Pamela Gordon said...

Your home looks lovely for Easter and I agree, that the bunnies and eggs are not what Easter is about. I am so thankful for the truly special meaning of Easter in the Scriptures. And that it makes us 'sisters in Christ'! Blessings to you my friend. Hugs, Pam

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love your Easter look..........so pretty. And, those built in's? Deee.Lish.

Blessings,
Spencer

Rhonda said...

well Cindy, I knew you created beautiful spaces but I did not realize you were so witty and funny.

This post really made me smile. The nonsense talk reminds me a little of my grandchildren's logic too.

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

So beautiful! I just came across your blog, love it! you def have a new follower!

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Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love your Easter touches! I could hear the bunnies talking. lol You are right. It's easy to get sidetracked off the real meaning of Easter. Such a meaningful time to think about the ultimate price He paid! Eternally grateful.
Happy Easter dear friend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Ohhh my...your home is looking even more beautiful all dressed up for spring, my friend! I love all the creamy...dreamy whites! Love your adorable little bunnies under glass too! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

I'm sooo very thankful and celebrate the true reason for Easter! He is risen!!! Allelujah!!!

I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit, dear friend! Loved your sweet note! Thank you!

Happy Easter...or as we say here at our place...Happy Ressurection Day!

Love ya,
Chari

Cre8ive Motives said...

This so cute. I especially enjoyed seeing your mantel decor. :)

Pondside said...

I think it's wonderful to fill the house with beautiful things in honour of the Resurrection! You've done it well!

Sheila said...

Happy Easter Cindy - your cottage looks very ready for Easter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute spring decor and fun post, too!
Yes, aren't we thankful for the REAL meaning of our celebration...Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Rene

Pat said...

Everything looks wonderful Cindy! Every time I see your kitchen, I like it more and more!

Happy Easter!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You home looks so warm and festive, Cindy! Love it. I've been feeling like, " I'm late" for days now! LOL!

Yes, the true meaning of this holiday brings us salvation. amen. blessings ~ Tanna

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Those bunnies are so sweet there and look so good with all your other white dishes. I just love to see your kitchen with all of its built in wood work.

paola said...

Hi Cindy! I just wanted to wish you a Very Happy Easter full of blessings!
Hugs
paola

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It all looks very cute!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your kitchen is so charming. What a fabulous collection of ironstone. Hope your Easter was wonderful.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Indeed! the Gospel.

But a little bit of spring and rabbits certainly can't hurt!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter Celebration.
-Pat

FABBY'S LIVING said...

your kitchen is sopretty, cozy and inviting! I love the vignettes hou did throughout it. Hope you had a wonderful EASTER. Thanks for your lovely visit.
FABBY

Ana said...

A very happy, blessed and joyous Resurrection Day to you my dear friend. Sending you a great big hug....Oooh, and loved all your Easter decor.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Everything looks so fresh and pretty! I love the black "S." You are so good at layering the things on your shelves. Thank you so much for linking up to our party. I haven't had time to visit as many links as I would like but I made sure to come here. I hope you had a blessed Easter with your family. I'm off for one more day and then back to work on Tuesday. Have a good week friend!

Nancy said...

Very sweet Easter decor, Cindy! Thank you for the special message of the true meaning of Easter!

Have a blessed week!

Hugs,
Nancy

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Your home is so lovely, Cindy. You're right, experiencing salvation is such a wonderful gift. A simple and wonderful gift as a result of something so sacrificial all because He loves us. I am so thankful in knowing that so many of my sweet blogging friends share in the knowledge of that gift. I pray that your Easter was a blessed day! xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Hope your Easter was wonderful! You're so right about what Easter really is all about. But we do love to decorate with our little rabbits and eggs. Have you heard of Resurrection Eggs? My daughter made some for my little grand daughter. I don't think she really understands at age two, but I just don't think you can start too early teaching the little ones about Jesus!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a delightful post, Cindy! I've always liked "Alice in Wonderland" and the imagination of Lewis Carroll. Your kitchen looked very festive for the holiday.

I hope you had a very Happy and blessed Easter!

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, who possess precious details! in every detail by the household, reminds us of the meaning of Easter! Jesus gave us an everlasting gift. Hugs, Rose M.

Cassi Brightforest said...

I love the rabbits and whole display

Jaybird said...

Cheshire Cat: Oh, by the way, if you'd really like to know, he went that way.
Alice: Who did?
Cheshire Cat: The White Rabbit.
Alice: He did?
Cheshire Cat: He did what?
Alice: Went that way.
Cheshire Cat: Who did?
Alice: The White Rabbit.
Cheshire Cat: What rabbit?
Alice: But didn't you just say - I mean - Oh, dear.
Cheshire Cat: Can you stand on your head?
Alice: Oh!
:^)