Friday, March 26, 2021

This Spring's Easter 2021

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In the Past, bunnies and Ivy woven with Forsythia decorated the Porch to Welcome Spring and Company.

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Every bunny needs his own cabbage, too.

Like many seniors, this will be the second Easter without a ham in our oven or a carrot cake on the island. 

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No family gathered, and not an Easter egg hidden anywhere. 


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No rice krispie bunnies, 

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but, maybe a chocolate one or two..., 

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and Grampa won't be wearing the Bunny head, 

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Our only Grand, won't be bringing sweet flowers. 

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She was six here...combat boots with hot pink laces...Love her...OOOOooodles!

But we are thankful we are all still healthy, everyone is employed, and safe. Though I ache to hug my boys, my d'in'loves and my Grand.

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Sigh, we are still playing it safe, I will have my second shot on the 8th, so no gathering with anyone for the week before. Hubby has had his second. We will have a family gathering 2 weeks after that.


Meanwhile, I find it hard to decorate for Spring at all. 
It's dreary outside, the bulbs refuse to bloom.

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I've been looking at my posts from past Spring seasons. One thing about blogging, it is a record of one's life. 

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I remember how excited I was to find this platter. 
Perfect for Spring.

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My little Tulip lovers stood guard by a Danish coffee pot full of... 


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Red Tulips!

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Some Springs were full of flowers, eggs and Bunnies. The Grand found this bunny and thought it needed to sit on the egg wreath.

Often, my Great Grand Aunts' needlework covered the buffet.

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I displayed birds and eggs, everywhere.

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I put out vintage postcard prints...here the Scandinavian Elf greets 
the Easter bunnies! 


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Sometimes, bunnies, cabbages, eggs, and crocus graced the island in the kitchen.

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I did art and craft shows for years, and couldn't resist beautiful eggs.

Two of a friends' handwork in a wooden bowl. Aren't they beautiful?
They were made by a crafter named, Judy Loving some 30 years ago, 
 each inked and painted by hand. 

I wish you all A Lovely Spring, 
a Healthy Holiday, 
and of course Happy Easter. 

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Only one Daffodil is blooming now...
maybe if it warms up...
we can have Daffodils for Spring for company!


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Please do not use my photos without a link back to this blog without my permission.

Thank you for your cooperation, 
Sandi 
 


31 comments:

  1. Soon there will be lots of Daffodils everywhere. Love your Grand's combat boots with those pretty pink ribbons. She has style! Those embellished eggs are lovely...artistic friends. Not long to go now and you will be able to hug all your loved ones. May your Easter be a blessed and safe one.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim...and you, too. Daffodils are one of my favorites, can't wait to bring some in the house!

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  2. Sandi, I know you will be so glad to get fully vaccinated. Knowing that you will see your family soon is a blessing to anticipate. Hopefully, spring will arrive at your house soon. Happy Easter!

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    1. anks so much Pam. We are so fortunate so far, and for all everyone out there, we just need to be patient, I guess. HUGS, and have the Best Easter You and your family can! Sandi

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  3. Sandi,
    So many pretty things in this post and you are so right...Blogging affords us a record of our lives!! So sorry that you will not be able to spend the Holiday with your family.....Hopefully, soon...Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Hi, Debbie. We are still so fortunate...so many have it worse. Hugs to you and your family, too.

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  4. hi Sandi,
    I am sorry you won't be gathering for Easter, and glad you're scheduled for the second vaccine. I get mine on Wednesday, can't wait until I can feel a little freer again! Hopefully you will feel more like Spring as you're able to do more soon...
    Jenna

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    1. Hi, Jenna. The doctors seem to be waffling on whether the vaccinated can still carry the vaccine around. So masks and care in gathering will still be on the table. I know when we can get outside it will be easier...still very brisk here! Thanks, for stopping by. Sandi

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  5. We won't be gathering for Easter neither. I'm scheduled for my first vaccine on April 23rd. Hopefully all will get better soon and we can visit with family.
    Happy Easter.

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    1. Oh, good. So many haven't had their first one yet. Hopefully the recent uptick in cases won't balloon. I know I have to be very careful for the next week, and family can come later! Easter has always been our first time outside..and it is so early too this year! Hugs, Sandi

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  6. I am SO glad you will continue to decorate (and beautifully!) for Easter, even though it won't be the same as in some of your years past. It's hard, isn't it? We decided to do Christmas in May -- we'll all be able to gather then. And that will be fun. So maybe when you get together in a few weeks, you can still have that carrot cake (you know they'd love it!). And the hugs will be the best of all!

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    1. Confession, Jeanie...I'm not doing a thing for decor this year, those were all old photos. I know what you mean about Christmas in May. I think we are going to have an UN-Birthday party---to celebrate all the birthdays missed for everyone...which might be fun. Well, Ho-ho---and have a great time planning that! Hugs, Sandi

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  7. Have a Happy Easter, dearest one, surrounded by your so wonderful decorations and the love of your family!
    Sending blessings across the many miles
    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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  8. Wishing you a very Happy Easter - with the wish and hope that NEXT Easter we can be with our family once more! I am making carrot cup cakes on the theory that there will be portion control....Hah! Blessings!

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    1. Hi, Ann. I'm sure we all want to gather....we will have family here in two weeks, if everyone is healthy. IT has been too long! Hugs, and take care, Sandi

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  9. Such beauty in your pictures...Happy Easter,darling.

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    1. Happy Easter to you also, Maristella...enjoy!

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  10. Sandy, my second vaccine is on the 8th, too! Lovely Easter ideas and pretty postcards. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Oh, congrats...and hope you have no back-lash. Grins, Sandi

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  11. So many beautiful Easter decorations. Sorry you had to spend it without any of your other family members around. Somehow carrot cake never became a tradition for us but man I wish it had. I love carrot cake!

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    1. Hi, Joanne. We waffle from carrot cake to something strawberry, to upside down pineapple cake each year. That particular carrot cake was divine though, and half frosted it wasn't so sweet. Grins, hope you had a nice Easter! Sandi

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you had a lovely Easter!! Sty safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Debbie. I was in the greenhouse most of the day...we will get family together in a few weeks! Hugs, Sandi

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  13. Hi Sandi. Those handpainted eggs are gorgeous and so are the combat boots!! I didn't feel like putting out much Easter this year either. Guess it was a sign of the times, but maybe, just maybe, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things with a spring in my step, so to speak.. Stay well..xxoJudy

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    1. Hi, Judy. We had sunshine last week, and I spent days in the greenhouse---the vitamin D helped, but yes---a year of being sequestered is enough. but, it still is not safe...so here we are. Next week after the chill is gone, I'll get back in the greenhouse! Hugs, we will get to the other side, soon I hope!

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  14. Hi Sandi,

    Love the Easter decorations from years gone by! I'm sure your lovely Grand will always remember the magical little tableaux you create, even if you couldn't be together this year.
    Hope the vaccination went smoothly, and that you will be able to get together with family as planned!
    Xxx

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    1. Hi, Dorrit. Thanks so much for stopping by, and we are getting together just the 8 of us, in two weekends. I think I will bake everyone an individual birthday cake---for all the birthdays we've missed, and we will do a barbecue!!! HUGS, Sandi

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  15. Thanks again for taking the time to visit!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  16. Sandi, Thank you for visiting my post. I am so flattered to receive your very nice comment.
    I realize your weather is so different from mine. I know how hard it is to wait for spring because I lived in Alaska for five years. When we lived there though there was no blogging, FB, IG, or instant news.
    I love seeing your decorations, family pictures, and food. This past year has been hard and it still is in many ways. My husband and I have had both vaccines and we are getting out but still wearing masks. That has been so nice. Our numbers are much better and I hope things do not ramp back up. I hope your situation is better also. Spring will come. Wishing you a lovely day.

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  17. Hi Sandi! I'm not sure I could take your weather. I'm so glad things are warming up. I am all vaccinated and my family all comes in May. Hurray! I did a bit of looking back on my blog too. In the end I just pulled out a couple of things for cheer. Have a lovely visit with your people! J. PS So glad you stopped by!

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Thank you for any and all comments. I will be happy to answer any questions or comments in replies or email! HUGS!