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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Au Naturel

Sometimes we are all alone on a holiday.  Sometimes it is Christmas or New Years Eve or even Easter

The thrill of decorating for family and seeing little faces light up with joy and surprise doesn’t happen for everyone.  Some of us by design and others by chance, have holidays for one. There are people that just skip observing the holiday and others that donate their time on those days. 

I try to celebrate holidays alone with the same fervor I have when I am surrounded by those I love. 

Christ was born and ascended into heaven for each of us.  It is when times are the darkest that we realize He is here for us.  His comforting hand caresses our cheek and draws us close to Him always and most especially when we are alone. 

It is sad sometimes and bed with a box of chocolates looks really inviting, but, let’s not reserve our love and cheer only for times with others.  Instead, lavish yourself with all the tender loving care that you know Christ wants you to enjoy.

Surrounding ourselves with the fruit of our creative endeavors brings God close to heart.  When I think of being made in His image I always think of creativity.  There can be no one more creative than God, can there? 

Keeping this in mind we have set a simple table for breakfast.


The lacy wrought iron of the garden table and chairs looks so beautiful with the addition of a handmade crocheted lace tablecloth. 

The white china plate with it’s floral embossed detail, is placed over a monogrammed linen napkin.  The lovely brown eggs are set out in a white porcelain bowl with the simple entrée held aloft by a shabby silver candleholder.


As we peek over the whitewashed roof of the birdhouse we can see the Bakelite napkin ring encircling the handmade linen napkins.


Coming back around front we find a Ukrainian Pysanky egg leaning on the porch post!



I hope you are able to celebrate Easter in just the way you likeblog_026

Whatever you do and however you celebrate I know Christ will be there with you.

We are joining the lovely party at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. You set a beautiful Easter table. I particularly like the vintage looking birdhouses and the Pysanky egg. This is my first time visiting your blog and I really like how the three of you are sharing the joy and the work of blogging. ~ Yvonne

  2. What a lovely Easter table. Your blog design is gorgeous. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you would follow me as well. Love the name of your bog!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. I hope to see you back again! I love your blog! Have a great weekend.

    ~Sarah from Ugly House Lovely Home

  4. Donna...hi!!! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. I'm so glad you stopped by! I had been on a 2-month hiatus, so it's good to be back and see new visitors! I followed back to your blog here, and I'm glad I did. This Easter post is so good. My goodness...people all around should hear this message. While it is fun and comforting to share holidays with family & friends, too often we dwell on the fellowship part of it and not the true meaning. I'm so glad you put it into words here for all to see. Sometimes being alone on a holiday can provide an opportunity for reflection and soul-searching that would not otherwise present itself. Very profound indeed! I hope you have a peaceful, loving weekend, and I look forward to future visits. Take care!


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