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Friday, April 2, 2010


I am pretty sure there's a LOT of EASTER BUNNY RABBITS
running all throughout BLOGLAND...
Be sure to stop over at HOW SWEET THE SOUND for PINK SATURDAY
Around SWEET NOTHINGS, it wouldn't be EASTER

Even my ole brown bunny put his PINK and GREEN tie on today....
Each plate held a tiny bucket of EASTER GOODNESS...
The same silver colored chargers..
the PINK plates are from Walmart, about 10 years ago.
I haven't found any more and I would LOVE to add more to the 6 I have.

The leaded glass candle holder makes me really smile..

I bought it from my little daughter 30 years ago when she sold them for a shool fund raiser. Like a lot of moms, I bought a LOT of school fund raiser products. Whole cartons of CHOCOLATE candy bars...lots of candles..once, she was selling whole frozen chickens to raise money in her AG class...We ate a LOT OF CHICKEN for awhile! :))

Just last week, the blossoms on the fruit trees were so these.
THIS week, the blooms are all falling off the trees.
Hoping there will be FRUIT this year but I have my doubts.
The tiny tin buckets are from Target for a dollar each..
sometimes, I wonder if I will EVER grow up...

...other times, I'm glad I haven't !!
OK, you will be seeing THIS again in the future on one of GOLLUM'S

The recipe sounded so EASY..!!
These kind of things have a way of MORPHING in the oven...
they go in looking pretty good...
then.....they morph into something entirely different.
YOU know what I'm talkin' 'bout, GOLLUM !!
...and....I heard you laughing, CUISINE KATHLEEN...

I didn't have those little BLUE I used BLUE icing...
little did I know that it would *run* all over the place...making him look even more like
Looks more like a little pig...or cat....or
and besides all THAT...he's OLD and WRINKLED !
.... even MR. SWEET
wouldn't eat him !!!

I hope you have a BLESSED AND HAPPY EASTER...

Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?

....The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.
The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin
.Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved.
She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!'Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple out ran Peter and got there first. He stopped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day.
The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every
Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.

.Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table.
For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, "I'm finished.."
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because..........
The folded napkin meant,


Tanya said...

I had heard this before (about the napkin) but I had forgotten it. Sure put a big smile on my face to hear it again! Happy and blessed Easter to you and your family.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

What a beautiful post! I just signed up to follow your fabulous blog. I hope you have a very Happy & Blessed Easter:)
Stop by and visit me sometime at Looking forward to your next post:)






Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ! First all your beautiful decorations.. even your funny-bunny cookies.. got me all excited and in the Easter spirit of things!!.. And THEN, I loved learning about the folded napkin!! I've never heard that before!... Happy Easter to you and yours! ((hugs)) ~tina

Julie Harward said...

I think I just read that, about the napkin, in the Ensign? And he will be back I hope soon.
And don't grow up...I just love you the way you are....and I think your cookie is cute!
Your place looks like the Easter bunnies festive and cute!
Have a great Easter weekend...come say hi :D

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ,

I had never heard that story about the napkin. Love all of your pretty Easter things, and the sweet cookies. Happy Easter!


Sherry from Alabama said...

Enjoyed your post. May you have a blessed Easter.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Theresa said...

Beautiful BJ, beginning to end:) Love the table setting, those little decorated $1 buckets and the plates are just precious. Cute crescent bunny, I was thinking that I might try that or NOT!!!

I also love the napkin story, he is coming back:) Have a blessed day my friend!

Sage said...

What a beautiful Easter post. Love all your photos; sure looking nice at your place.
Best wishes for a wonderful Easter.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so pretty! I forgot that I have to sign up ahead of time! I am conditioned to just show up and link up... so sorry! I am a new follower... looking forward to my chocolate! Have a delightful weekend! Here's my pink and yellow link... Please stop by when you get a moment!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a lovely post! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment today. May you have a blessed Easter.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Diva Kreszl said...

My heart is beating fast and I am filled with the joy this story holds! I thought I had heard all the Easter stories, but I had not heard this one, it took my breath away, thank you for sharing this and if you don't mind I sahl be sharing it with family and friends this Easter.

Nanna said...

beautiful post! loved the history behind the napkin, not sure I've heard that before, wishing you a very happy & blessed Easter

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! happy Easter! marcia

Pom Pom said...

Hi BJ! I love the folded napkin. Happy Easter! Thank you for a look at those pretty blossoms. We have to wait a while to enjoy those here in Denver.

Sarah said...

BJ, this is a beautiful post. Love seeing all your sweet Easter things. I've eaten way too many malted eggs this season. :-) And thanks for sharing the story of the folded napkin. I've never heard it.
Oh, and congratulations on winning the give away.
Happy Easter, my friend!

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a beautiful post. All your decorations are wonderful.

I had never heard the story of the folded napkin before. Thank you.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter.


Susie Jefferson said...

That folded napkin thing is news to me - not the tossed-aside one to let people know you've finished eating, but the "folded, so I'll be back" bit. Fascinating, and thanks for sharing.

Otherwise - malted milk eggs???? Have I just discovered I had a deprived childhood, lol

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!

Pam said...

Beautiful Easter post including the napkin story. So touching. Just wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog this Pink Saturday.

Happy Easter.

Adrienne said...

Happy Easter, my friend. Have a great day as we celebrate our Risen Savior!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

'Morning and Happy Pink Saturday, BJ! What a beautiful post you have shared. Pretty Easter goodies but I enjoyed your story most of all! I had heard it before but am so happy to read it again. Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter to you and your family!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Easter BJ...
I so love this post. It is absolutely beautiful. I love your place settings and those little tin buckets are just the sweetest things sitting at each table setting. I love it BJ. (Don't ever grow up cuz I love ya just the way you are, we will always be young at heart). Your rabbits look so delightful scattered about the house. Isn't it funny how those darn things seem to mulitply? Love it.

The story of the napkin is beautiful sweetie. I heard it many years ago, but what a lovely time to reread it and refresh my memory. YES HE IS COMING BACK.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. Have a beautiful day today and a supreme Easter with the family tomorrow. Country hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Light and Voices said...

My "fave" photo is the peeps in the tea cup how adorable is that?
Happy Easter!
Joyce M

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy Easter and happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for the story of folded napkin.

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, I have never heard the story of the folded napkin, how interesting! Your Easter table is wonderful, that bunny cracks me up, he looks a little shocked and afraid he would be eaten. Lol
Easter Blessings BJ;>)

Ann said...

Just want to wish you and your family a blessed Easter. Enjoy your services and being with family.All your decorations are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Okay ...LOVE your post today. Starts with your header photo and ends with your folded napkin story. Love your baskets and bunnies. Love that you do but don't grow up. Love it love it love it. And the napkin story is wonderful...very symbolic. I'm so glad He's coming back! So thankful for Resurrection Sunday! THanks! Jenn <><

arkie said...

Lovely post! I will not even attempt the bunny! Loved the folded napkin story!

Charlotte said...

Thank you for the story of the folded napkin. Puts your heart at ease, doesn't it? I can't get over the creativity of everyone with the tablescapes. I'm lucky to get a clean napkin and a fork! happy Easter!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi BJ, I had not heard about the napkin, I enjoyed reading about it.. Your table is just too sweet for words. I, for one hope you never grow up lol , You're just the most fun...Happy Easter..hugs ~lynne~

Julie said...

Beautiful pictures as always! Catching up on my blog reading, finally. Happy Saturday and Happy Easter!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi dear BJness! Oh, I loved your post! I'm adoring that precious little bunny lamp!
Loved the story about Jesus folding the napkin. I've never heard that before!
Happy Easter Blessings to you and your family and be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

barnalisaha said...

Beautiful blog. You have a very Happy Easter too. Loved the colorful pictures:-)

Jeanne said...

Hello bj, I love your beautiful post today and always. Your Easter table is so sweet and lovingly put together.
I say don't grow up if it means we can't see the beauty in making something beautiful or fun for others. Cause that is what you do girl.

I laughed so hard at your bunny or what ever it is, my husband just said, "What is wrong with you?" "Oh, nothing you would understand dear." Have Mercy bj!!!

Sending you love and Easter Greetings my dear sister friend.

Cathy said...

Hi BJ,

What a lovely Easter post. So many pretty pinks and yellow treasures. Love it all.

Happy Pink Saturday! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend.

xo Cathy

tea time and roses said...

What a beautiful post! Dropping by to wish you and your family a beautiful Resurrection Sunday. Happy Easter my friend.



Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful things that you posted today!!

sweetpralinemadness said...

I love this post. Sometimes we get so focused on other things that we forget that it's all about Jesus. Some days I'll be sitting in Houston traffic and I'll think to myself, "this would be a good time for His return." I hope you have a fantastic Easter weekend with your loved ones. Sending Big Blessing from my house to yours.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've never heard the story of the folded napkin and it was wonderful to read it. I'm so thankful that He gave His life for my sins, rose, and that He's coming back!
I loved all of your beautiful photos too. Have a glorious Easter!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Awesome story about the napkin!! Thanks for the lesson and yet another sign of His return...

Easter blessings dear BJ, Sherry

Natasha said...

BJ, this was such a wonderful post in so many ways! As usual you entertained me with your funny food story (about the pigcat... is that right?) but you also taught me something new about the significance of the folded napkin. Thank you!

I hope that you have a beautiful time with your family today and that your Easter is truly special. Save a slice of that Easter ham for me please!

Blessings and best wishes always,

Wendy said...

I just found you blog tonight and have been enjoying reading your post! Thank you for sharing the napkin story...I can't wait to share this story with the kids! They will love it :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Pink Saturday Easter post ;-)
Happy belated birthday to your SIL ... hope you and your family had a joyous Easter celebration.
Hugs and blessings,

Kathleen said...

I would NEVER laugh at something you made..LOL..Oh wait, smiling but not laughing! I loved your description!
Your decorations are so much fun, and I am sure that's the way it is at your house for celebrations!
I hope you had a great Easter. I had it here, so I was VERY busy and I am still recovering! A lot of work!