Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter Joy




Our Easter dinner was enjoyed last night, on Saturday evening. The day was beautifully sunny and I spent all morning working in the yard, digging out weeds and thinking about what plants needed moving. I pruned the roses and had Tim dig a couple of them out - they have never done well and after two years of neglect were mostly dead. 

On the dinner table I sprinkled candy chocolate eggs but I might have to rethink that strategy as the Little Miss wouldn't be deterred once she saw the rest of us eating them. A small chocolate bunny marked each place, along with two bunnies huddled under the flowers in honour of the Adventurers who spent a quiet Easter in Istanbul. 

The garden is showing colour here and there - mostly grape hyacinths, a few daffodils and lots of dandelions, which I included in the vase on the table. Soon there will be tulips. 

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter weekend, celebrating quietly or with friends and family. I've enjoyed a break from the computer and hope to catch up with some blog reading this week. 

Linking to Mosaic Monday with Mary at the Little Red House.

24 comments:

Maggie said...

Spending quiet time in the garden and with family members has got to be the very best way to enjoy the Easter break.
A local gardener told me recently that I should wait until the dandelions are flowering before planting seed potatoes. Thought I'd pass that along just in case you were thinking of growing some spuds this year!

eileeninmd said...

Cute tablescape for Easter. Your garden sounds lovely. Mine is off to a slow start. Hope you had a Happy Easter and I wish you a great week ahead.

Jojo said...

We had so much fun over the Easter holiday but the weekend ended with a long drive home :-(. Working ing the garden sounds heavenly!

Sheila said...

I love the way you've included the dandelions in your bouquet of flowers Lorrie. When we first moved to the farm we seemed to spend hours trying to dig them out of the lawn but now the brilliant colour is a welcome sight as they are sometimes the first spring "flowers" to bloom after the long winter. I hope your two who are away will be home before too long. Glad you are enjoying your spring gardening!

A Garden of Threads said...

Glad you had a wonderful Easter celebration. Enjoy your week:)

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your mosaic is lovely and your little miss is adorable. Thank you for stopping by.
~Clara

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your very festive blue, yellow and pink color scheme on your holiday table, Lorries. I would ahve also wanted to eat the chocolate eggs and bunny as soon as I saw them ... very sweet idea!

I hope you had a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a lovely table setting for Easter! The grape hyacinth and tulips are so cheerful and pretty.

materfamilias said...

Such a delightful table you've set, and I'm sure some lovely family memories were gathered to your hearts there.

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated Easter. Whata sweet table setting and wasn't it a beautiful day yesterday! Clarice

imquilternity said...

Gardening is such good therapy. I can spend hours outside just puttering around doing whatever the garden requires. Sounds like you had a lovely day and a wonderful evening. Oh my gosh...I could not resist the cancy chocolate eggs...they would be gone sooo fast that the Little Miss wouldn't have even seen them ! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

Linda said...

Beautiful mosaic! Glad you had a lovely Easter.... we did, as well.Love the little bunnies representing the Istanbul couple!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Yes, it really is springtime...the dandelions are here! It sounds like you had a perfect Easter weekend...a mix of family, gardening and enjoying the beauty of the season. Happy Easter Monday to you!

Andrea Dawn said...

Such a lovely mosaic you have put together, Lorrie. Glad you had some puttering time in the garden. Nothing quite like it.

shirley said...

What a beautiful table! I love the sprinkles of candy. Everything looks so spring like.

Riet said...

What a lovely tablescape for Easter

Carol said...

Beautiful table! So pretty! Looks like a wonderful Easter at your house.

Tricia said...

It sounds like you had a nice weekend and good Easter. I don't think I'd be able to keep myself away from those little chocolate eggs either :)

Vee said...

Oh I think the chocolate eggs make a lovely touch! What a pretty table. Next year, Little Miss will be all set!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

How pretty!

PrairieJill said...

What a beautiful table setting!

podso said...

The table looks lovely! And it was nice you could have a special meal on Saturday, giving you a more relaxing Sunday! It's a challenge to get a big meal together for after church on Sundays!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very pretty and I too love garden therapy')

My Little Home and Garden said...

You set a lovely table for your Easter feast, Lorrie. The floral arrangement is so colourful.
-Karen