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Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

A very Good Friday indeed. We arrived back home safely late Wednesday night. I will be sharing wonderful photos of our trip to Key West and Cozumel early next week.
After classes, I spent yesterday afternoon preparing for Good Friday dinner and Easter brunch. I love creating tablescapes and was so happy to see cheery daffodils at Trader Joe's. They were less than $2.00 a bunch and have just the right amount of springtime color for a lovely table.

This lovely nest by Williams Sonoma (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/) will also be on my table. It is currently on sale.

This morning we will be heading to see the "Bunny Man", aka The Easter Bunny, for pictures. I normally do not leave this annual visit so late, but I think this early Easter has sprung up on everyone.
Perhaps we will also swing by Food City, a market with wonderful Mexican delicacies, and see if they have some fun Cascarones. These confetti filled eggs are supposed to bring good luck when cracked open over the recipients head.

I love decorating with eggs. Here is our German feather tree featuring a few eggs we collected in Austria and Bavaria.

On our buffet I have placed German straw rabbits and paper mache eggs.

I love these felt eggs that I found on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/) by Pinksweetie.
Also on Etsy was this fun necklace by PreciousMeshes.



My favorite eggs by far though are the "Resurrection Eggs" we made several years ago. They are a perfect way to teach children the story of Easter. Much like an Advent calendar, you begin 12 days before Easter and open one egg each day. Each egg contains a bible verse and a small token that represents the verse. There are wonderful sites such as http://www.christian-homemaking.com/resurrectioneggs.htm and http://www.rainbowcastle.org/resurrectioneggs.html that provide instruction on how to make the eggs. You can also purchase the eggs pre-filled at most Christian bookstores or sites such as http://store.dayspring-store.com/reeg.html .

May the gift of His everlasting love be a wonderful blessing in your life. Happy Easter!

1 comment :

perilloparodies said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the resurrectin egg info. have been searching for ideas for a while... need to check into these sites. can't wait...