Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Centerpiece

My pet peeve is large, tall centerpieces for an actual meal, I love these gorgeous centerpieces…just not when we sit down to eat…

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I shopped last week for something that I could use that would be low enough for pleasant conversation…

image …and here’s my Met Monday contribution…

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This is what I got…a coat rack…it was perfect…lots of little ceramic birdies came to nest here…

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Recognize anyone??? That’s Cheech and Chong (straight from Target)…

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…and these little cuties…they were filled with edible Easter grass and tiny jellybeans (Sorry they got eaten before I got a picture)

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These little ceramic birdies are actually candleholders…perfect for a tealight on a future occasion…

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My son’s favorite lemon pound cake decorated with more edible Easter grass…

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There’s always Blue at my house…somewhere…so here’s my contribution for Blue Monday…

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…and this guy…well, he cooked this….

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…it was delicious and we had lots of leftovers…but most of all I think I’ll keep “the guy”…he’s a Renaissance man…

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…and this girl…well, she made an Easter “basket” for her little brother…he’s 24 and loves beef jerky…(see her curls…they’re natural)…

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…the Easter Basket “recipient”…These two make my heart leap with joy because they love each other so much and treat each other so respectfully…and to sweeten the whole deal is this next guy…

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…a son-in-law that we love as one of our very own (he didn’t get an Easter basket but he sure enjoyed that ham…)

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…and I am one happy camper…my beautiful family was blessed to be together on this most special of holidays…the celebration of “Resurrection”

thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your lives

Becky

22 comments:

  1. No wonder you're a happy camper: you had a beautiful family time around a special table filled with a loving family. It doesn't get any better, and I love your idea for a centerpiece! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  2. Hi, Becky, thank you for stopping by & for the tips on the paste wax. Sounds like a great idea. Do you only use it on lighter painted pieces or how does that work. Very nice to meet you, glad you had a happy Easter too.

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  3. it is nice to be able to see the people that are sitting at the table with you...i love your little birds.
    chasity

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  4. Your birdies are just the cutest. Love the centerpiece. Very creative. Happy Blue Monday. Amy

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  5. What a cute post and how wonderful that you were surrounded by your children and spouse! So what is the secret to raising siblings who surely love each other as much as yours do...I have a 4 and a 2-year old who currently have a love/hate relationship (the 2-year old loves to pull the 4-year olds hair which she hates!). LOL

    Blessings to you from Kansas,
    Valerie

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  6. Thanks for stopping by Becky. :) That Ham looked delicious - and I loved the tablescape. The birds were the perfect look! :)

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  7. Love the table runner for BM, I have many runners but non of them look as beautiful as the one you posted!

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  8. Becky, YOU are definitely, at least partly responsible, for rasing such fine young adults! I do believe that hands-on parenting is the key, but as you said, to a certain extent it is their temperments, personalities, etc. I hope that my two grow up to be as close as your two.

    Blessings,
    Valerie

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  9. Hi Becky! How nice to see pictures of your lovely family and the smiles on their faces! Now your table was just so lovely! Love all the birdies. And speaking of birdies, since yo have the salt and peppers from Target, you must join us on the 15th for Target birdies on holiday. Come back over to my blog and click on the little picture at the right hand top and it will take you to Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch and you can find out all about it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia

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  10. I so agree with you on the TOO TALL table centerpieces....it is one of my pet peeves as well :)

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  11. You have to be a happy camper, Becky... Having all of your family together is very special--especially during the holidays.

    Your table is so pretty. I love your new centerpiece. I too enjoy the smaller ones .. The little birdies are so cute!!!!

    I've never heard of edible Easter Grass... Mercy Me!!!!

    Glad you had a wonderful Easter.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Hi Becky,
    Looks like you had a wonderful Easter with your family. Your table is so pretty!

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. What a wonderful family time it seems you had. That is always the best part of any occasion. I love the centerpiece and the cake. I have never heard of edible grass, but it looked beautiful. What a blessing to have such a great family. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I see you love animals also. I rescue many. I also see those Target birds...did you recognize mine? I also see that you have your degree... good for you for making that 4 year commitment to make your lives better.
    Your family is beautiful and so are you.
    Happy Easter and Happy Blue Monday Becky
    Love Claudie
    xo

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  15. Hi Becky...

    Just read the sweet note that you left on my little bluebird nest vignette...thank you so much for coming by for a visit!

    Well my friend, this is my very first time to visit your blog...I looked down through some of your past posts...you have a lovely and delightful blog! I hope to do more visiting in the future so I'm adding you to my list of "blog follows"...so nice to meet you! And...hehe!...I feel as though I've met your entire family on today's post! It was so nice seeing so many photos of such sweet, happy people! It's certainly evident that you have a very special and loving family...I can see why they just fill your heart up!!! After all, just how many 24 yr. old sisters still make up and Easter "goody" basket for their brother...I just thought that was soooo sweet! Not to mention, that "Renaissance" man of yours...Oooh, that ham does look delicious! Any man that cooks...is definitely a "keeper" in my book! Hehe!

    Loved your pretty Easter tablescape! What a grand idea to use that coat rack for your little birdies to nest on! I love it!!! Love those pretty little bird candleholders...they're such pretty colors! The entire table is beautifully done!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  16. Lovely table and lovely family.

    Kathy b

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  17. Becky - what a lovely post. You not only have a beautiful family but also set a beautiful table. It looks like you had a spiral ham too. Happy Blue Monday!
    Sweetie

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  18. Wonderful pictures, glad you had a nice time with your family!
    Linda Q

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  19. Becky, your post today makes me smile. Your table looks lovely and the love in your family is so special. The birds are adorable and the ham ...delicious. I love your family photos. Thank you for sharing your Easter with us.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  20. From the looks of your beautiful pictures, you truly had a wonderful Easter! Spending special times with the ones we love is what life is all about isn't it.

    It's so great that your two children care for each other so much. My son and daughter love each other and respect each other greatly too. I only hope their relationship grows deeper as they grow older! What a blessing for a parent!

    I'm loving birds these days so I loved your tablescape. What a warm, welcoming table you prepared.

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  21. Lovely pictures! Looks like you had a nice time with your family.

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  22. I love you birdie centerpiece! The candle holders are adorable! Jean

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