Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

For as long as I can remember, I have decorated for Easter.  It may just be a favorite cachetpot or compote filled with my collection of alabaster eggs on the foyer table and a selection of fresh flowers for the dining room, but there has always been something to signal the arrival of this holiday.  However, this year it seems I've lost all track of time and I haven't been able to manage even the smallest display!



One thing I could not forget to do is prepare the Easter baskets!  So today while my kiddos were off enjoying a movie together, a somewhat rare occurrence, I ran down to the basement to quickly retrieve the metal pails the easter bunny fills with treats.  He used to leave them elaborately tied up in beautiful cellophane and tons of colorful ribbon. They were always waiting on the front porch for the two groggy children who stumbled down the stairs to the front door.  Of course, they were left outside at the crack of dawn by even groggier parents.  My children knew no bunnies were allowed inside, and besides Mr. Peter Cottontail had many deliveries and certainly no time for a visit!   I have often wondered why, over the years, neither of my two children have said they're too grown up for such silliness.  I am secretly so very happy they never did.  This is likely my last "official" year of many cherished memories. They are both teenagers and one is headed off to college come fall.....sigh. 

images courtesy of Martha Stewart and A&A

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the beautiful baskets. I was an only child and my dear mother spoiled me at Easter with so many lovely chocolate bunnies and baskets. When I was in university, she sent care packages of bunnies and marshmallow eggs and such. I never got too old for those care packages...

    Love the photos too, xo Terri

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  2. Oh they are never too old!! When my boys got to be adults we use to have an egg hunt but the eggs were filled with money. You never saw three grown boys scurry!!! There is nothing like the surprise on Easter morn when they were little, I will have to admit. Bitter Sweet that is for sure!! They will love that you got them something, they are also probably wondering when will Mom quit giving us goodies. I get mine gift cards from starbucks, jamba juice. I even filled up cool water bottles with Easter candy, they loved that!!
    Have a wonderful Easter with your loved ones, Kathysue

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  3. Well, I am well past college age, and would love to wake up to those baskets! YUM! They are too cute! Happy Easter!
    xx
    Sue

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  4. Adorable that you are still treating them to Easter baskets. They will remember this forever and probably pass on the experience to their children. This year is the first time my little one will be aware of his Easter basket. Can't wait to see his reaction.

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  5. You are a very special Mother, and kis never stop loving holiday treats!! You have made them works of art!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. This is what holidays are all about - family, memories, leaving the realities of life behind if just for a bit! You're never too old for that! And as a side note, while I love your baskets, I think I'd like to head to Kathysue's for an Easter egg hunt! Happy Easter!! xoxo Marija

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  7. My sons spouted off, "I sure hope the Easter Bunny comes to our house this year!" Just goes to show that one is never to old for a little tisket-a-tasket along with an Easter Basket!
    Happy Easter to you!
    pve

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  8. Such cute Easter pails full of treats! I don't think you are ever too old to want to receive a chocolate egg or two! :)

    Happy Easter wishes to you!

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  9. Those are such cute Easter pails. I am sure they enjoy you doing that for them at any age. My children are grown and gone so enjoy yours as long as you can. Happy Easter

    Kim

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  10. Happy Easter and enjoy the day, your kids and lots of chocolate!

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  11. What beautiful images and I love the baskets you put together! What lucky kids you have. Happy Easter!

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  12. lovely! my mother never let santa or the easter bunny stop visiting us, either. if we were still at 'home' I am sure we would have a basket tomorrow. you bring back lovely memories...thank you

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  13. Don't stop...

    We still do it. 20 year olds...whatever...it is family history. Love your baskets...love your LOVE!

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  14. Peeps! the perfect addition to any basket!
    And orange ones, no less!

    A very Happy Easter to you!

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  15. What wonderful memories you have created for your children! Hope you're having a lovely Easter! Leigh

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  16. Happy Easter to you, or Feliz Páscoa in portuguese!

    xoxo

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  17. Those Easter eggs are adorable!!

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  18. I did Easter baskets for my kids until they left for college, and I still do something for them even now that they are both parents themselves. Now I have grandbabies to spoil! and the beat goes on.....

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  19. Happy Easter to all of you wonderful bloggers who took the time to share your thoughts and traditions!!!
    xo,
    ~Rebecca

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  20. That is so sweet!!! And speaking formyself, I never get tired of alittle tradiotion. Even though I have moved out years ago, bought my own house and that whole story... Ma still will surprise me with bits of childish tradition during holiday seasons :) And we still love it, my sister and I :D

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