These are a simple little call to rejoice at Eastertime. . . and rejoicing is possible because of the Resurrection. Christ's death and resurrection give me the knowledge that I will once again see people I love who have already left this life--like my mother and grandmother. They both died in 1999, and I really look forward to seeing them again!
My dining room is one of the most sentimental rooms in my house. It holds my mother's dining room furniture, along with a deacon's bench from my grandmother's church. So it seemed only fitting that at Eastertime I use the dining room table to hold my mother's Easter egg collection.
My mother, and her mother before her, were big collectors. They both took real joy in building various collections. They each kept an eye out for the things that the other collected. It was quite common for my mother to receive a package in the mail from her mother. The package might contain a book, some candy, and all kinds of little things, but almost always it would hold an item for one of my mother's collections. I remember those packages so well. . . my grandmother worked as a school cook, and she would save the plastic bread bags from the school cafeteria. She used those as stuffing in her packages, and then my mother used the bags in various ways in our home. They were ahead of their time in recycling!
So here's my dining table holding my mother's Easter egg collection:
It's very simple--just my Easter candles and my mother's eggs. I don't have a spring table runner, so I just used an old white tablecloth, folded in half, as an improvised runner. I could use your help here: Do you like the cloth, or do you think the eggs would be prettier just on the wood of the table?
Mama used a magic marker to label many of her treasures with the date she acquired them. Like this:
This is one of my favorites. My mother loved butterflies (another collection!), and I love the way this porcelain egg looks as if a tiny butterfly just landed on it:
Today I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru' Life for her weekly Table Top Tuesday party. You should look at all the beautiful tabletops there!