Every year I think that we won't do much for Easter but then I decide that you are NEVER too old for coloring eggs, chocolate bunnies and Easter dinner. So, that's what we shall do. Tomorrow we are going out to eat Chinese with my Mom and Stepdad and call that our Easter Dinner. Tuesday I am going thrifting with my Dad, so that will be our Easter. Sunday we will have an early dinner since The Breadman has to go to his horrible job at 4:00.
I decorated the usual spots in the living room. Always the same stuff, in the same places, but always a little different each year.
Vintage bunnies over here. I am always on the hunt for those foil eggs, but I just have the two. One is an old German egg and the other is newer. But you can't tell which is which, so if I find an old one or a new one that is okay by me.
These two are some of my favorite possessions. They stay our all the time on a shelf in the hallway. But for Easter, they come out into the living room. I would love to find lots of old pink bunnies.
A couple more favorites - stuffed with straw and loved on over the years.
Dude. This is blurry. My camera battery was flashing and I was taking photos SO quick. Sorry. Flocked bunnies, vintage plastic baskets and Egg Dye boxes.
More vintage this and that. I didn't' have much time to decorate, so it's all just sort of lined up this year. I tossed in some shredded paper Easter grass and some Chenille Chicks and called it good.
The famous (ha) white shelves full o' goodies.
That top shelf is full of some seriously deranged plastic bunnies. The one with what I think are bloody fangs is really sketchy.
Quirky vintage chicks and bunnies.
Vintage tin baskets, pails, tins and eggs. Squeakers and silly stuff.
VIntage basket chock full of my favorite vintage bunnies.
Rushton, Steiff and Annalee's.
Vintage Easter Baskets, chicks of all sorts and my beloved German eggs. I pulled out a bunch of the eggs to take to the Junk Ranch. But, I saved the best for me. 'Cause I'm not crazy.
Vintage bunny planters and a wee nesting doll set.
Newest Annalee from Chanelle. (Thanks, girl!)
Such a cute face!
When I was four years old, we made our first trip to Arkansas to see if we wanted to move here or not. We were staying at a hotel and it just happened to be Easter Weekend. We were in the hotel on Saturday morning and I was playing on the floor. I saw a box under the bed and I gasped out loud. A treasure!!!! (Even then I was looking for treasure!) I pulled out the box as I heard my Mom say, "Shara Lee.....Nooooooooooooooo" I pulled off the top and saw chocolate and jelly beans and Easter Grass and marshmallow chicks. I looked up at my Mom and she looked so sad. But, I was SO excited - "The Easter Bunny found me, Mama! He found me!' It wasn't until several years later I realized that I had found out the truth about the Easter Bunny without even realizing it.
I hope you have a Happy Easter with family, marshmallow chicks and chocolate bunnies.