Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Prepping for Easter

Even though snow still covers most of our front and back yard, it hasn't stopped us getting ready for Easter.  We spent this past weekend taking out our Easter decorations and getting the house ready for this weekend!

I bought these hand painted eggs while in Vienna last year.  They are so beautiful.  I so vividly remember this time last year; boy, do I miss Vienna.

When I was younger, my mom always had an easter tree with pussy willows.  I have followed suit and I love how my viennese eggs look with my mom's easter decorations. Luke and I decorated our Easter tree (below).

Our first Easter in our new home!  Yeah!

Some of our paper-mache eggs in a ceramic egg crate.

Big Y, our local grocery store, had a buy one, get one free on mini daffodil plants.  I bought two and planted them in my white enamel mini buckets (that I use for everything).  Easy peasy and it only cost me $5.99.

We used some fresh farm brown and blue eggs this weekend to make soft boiled eggs for breakfast and...

lamb meatballs for dinner.

And, Luke finished his Easter cards.  He was so proud of them.  And, he worked so hard remembering the importance of Easter.

Luke 24:5


  1. Absolutely adorable. The hand-painted eggs from Vienna are beautiful, such a nice heirloom. Have a wonderful Easter with your family, Fran!

  2. Lovely Easter decorations. My mom also did an Easter tree every year with pussy willows. I may have to bring back that tradition. Love the little grass bunny too!

  3. Have a lovely Easter celebration, Fran!

  4. Special times. To think you were in Vienna a year ago - time sure does fly. But making special memories in your new home with a new holiday. I can't wait to do that. You've got the perfect touches of spring and Easter in your house.

  5. Love the Easter tree and beautiful eggs! Your meatball prep photo looks delicious - recipe please? Happy Easter! Love, Susan

    1. Hi Susan, the lamb meatballs turned out so well!! Here is the recipe: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/lamb-meatballs-with-cilantro-raita.html

  6. Fran,
    Your Easter tree and decorations look so pretty and fresh and very European. Love it all! Thanks for the tip on the Vienna Easter Markets...definitely will put that on our itinerary!
    xo, Michelle