Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'm so glad to be back!!
I missed you all...
but got a lot accomplished.
~
Because I wasn't with you for Easter,
I want to share just a few Easter decorations
from our home.
Our Easter/Spring tree
I usually paint the branches white but went
for the natural look this year.
Some of the ornaments are from the tree I
made my daughter Kristin when she was a
few weeks old. We lived in Germany and I had
been buying Spring-related ornaments
whenever I found one while shopping.
They still adorn the tree 38 years later...
along with many others collected through the
years.
These chipped little bunnies are also from Germany.
The sign says "Happy Easter".
I need to get some paint out and touch up the chips.
But to me, they're still as beautiful as the day I bought them
for Kristin in 1970. This bunny family is also in need of repairs.

Another 'German find' from there lovely little shops.

This is the card my daughter Wendy

made & sent

for Easter this year. So cute!

I've saved her handmade cards for a number of years

and have a metal ring full full of them.
(see: my Christmas cards)
Well, all I can say is...
Have a jelly bean kind of day!

~Joni

10 comments:

Angie said...

Oh my goodness!!! Is it good to have you back blogging!

I'm hoping for a very productive week. Mark and Edison are off to Arizona in the morning. It will be just the girls this week here at home.

I'll blog about THAT tomorrow!!

de vliegende koe said...

So glad you’re back Mrs Yummers! You’ve got some wonderful Easter decorations! Kirsten’s card is very sweet!
Blogging less has made me more productive too!
Have a wonderful day!

Jacquie said...

Glad you're back. I'm coveting your Easter decor. I need to do a bit more thrifting and sewing to beef mine up. Yours are so cheery!

Junie Moon said...

I'm so thrilled that you are back, Joni! The Easter tree is glorious and I love the way you've "planted" it. Wendy's card is so cute and how clever that you've saved them all on a ring so you can flip through them.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Easter Joni! Your decorations look lovely! Lucy x

Pat said...

Nice to see you back Joni!
I have a very small Easter tree similar to yours. I love your German decorations.
Pretty card! I like your idea about putting them on a ring for display.
Hugs, Pat

Helen Hancock said...

YEY! YEY! YEY! YOUR BACK!!!!! I am so excited...its made my day. Hope you had a wonderful respite...glad you threw a few bunnies in for good measure. Love their history. And also happy to see that the creative gene has gone through to your girls....love that card. Big (((HUGS))) to you Grammy J!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo, you're back! Don't you love the little German wooden ornaments? I wouldn't touch them up -- I think the chips add to their charm and memories. Where were you in Germany? We were in Hanau -- I loved it there. I rode the train everyday into Frankfurt for work. Holidays were my favorite times! My goofy blog is down -- they've said a few days until they can look at it. They can't make me stop reading them though LOL!

Kristen said...

so good to have you back! Hope you are feeling rejuvenated after your brief haitus!

Steve & Molly said...

Glad you're back! I missed your cheery posts!