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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

♫♪♪...hopping down the bunny trail

hippity hoppity ...Easter's on it's way...♪♫♫
I still just love this little thrifted, vintage cup and saucer..

I can still feel the excitement of
when I was a little girl.
I didn't have a sibling until I was almost 10,
so all MY Easter's up until that time were spent with
I my cousins.
By the time my little brother came along,
we had moved away from most of the extended family...
I was older but it was so much fun hiding the eggs for him.
THEN, of course when our children came along,
they had lots and lots of cousins to hunt the luscious eggs with.
MY cousins and their families lived far away (due to my parents divorce..a child loses a lot of family)
but, thankfully, 
Mr.. Sweet had a brother that had 3 children,
three sisters with 12 children between them,
so there were many cousins, all close in age, to play with.
Our grands, all 10 of them, were so much fun to hunt eggs with.
Of all the hollering and whooping and running and laughing and eating and .....
it was LOTS OF FUN.
(...french toast ..strawberries...maple syrup...pecans)
Just make your toast the way you like and add ANY good thing to it..
Then, serve it up on a little  thrifted vintage plate... .ummm
I just HAD to add this photo of my quilt in my EASTER post..
It just LOOKS like EASTER to me.
PhotoScape fun...


....just some funky things you can do with your photos
and it's free !!
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...

Deepest love to all,
I am linking with:
May you all have the most delightful EASTER.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh my! I'm first, this time! Oh my!

Gentle hugs,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Very pretty post.

Hope your weather news is a bit better. Although I kind of doubt it. Still no rain in sight, I don't think.

Everyone be very, very careful! You will be of course. I mean others.

Gentle hugs,

Theresa said...

This post makes me want to hippity-hoppity upstairs and get out my pastel eggs:) Love all of your pictures, especially that sweet cup and saucer!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Easter Egg Hunts were always such fun with our children.

Shelia said...

Hello, Dear BJness! Happy Blessed Easter to you too! Love your pretties and your stories!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

I just caught your joy in the thrill of the hunt myself. My daughter is handling the details so I can handle the camera.

Isn't it great for children to have cousins? I love mine and I had a little sister. My kids love theirs and I'm happy to say that a little cousin has just joined my grands, though on the other side of the house. It's all good...

Your Photoscape does all that? I haven't found all that yet. Pffft...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We never hunted for eggs when I grew up, but we had an Easter basket full of eggs and candy sitting on the dining table Easter morning. We could eat an egg before church, but we had to wait to come back home for the candy!

SavannahGranny said...

So beautiful. Love all the things you did with photoscape. I can tell you had fun.
Thanks for bringing back memories to all of us.
I am already praying for rain my dear friend. I just saw a segment on TV about the fires. Ginger :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You have such pretty things and you are so good with the photo effects!!! Happy Easter!!!

Connie said...

Every time I come here I want to eat something, sweetpea! I gain weight just looking at your food...Sigh...

weissbunt said...

I just love the Easter egg hunt sign. Unfortunately our 3 kids are the only children in the family so far. My 2 brothers don't have any yet ;-). We usually invite friends over so there will be more kids to join in the fun. Have a wonderful day - maks :-)

Picket said...

Sweetest post BJ...beautiful memories...I had dozens of cousins to hunt Easter eggs with when I was little and when my babies came along I would get the biggest lump in my throat watching them hunt for the eggs and then years later we bought the plastic eggs and they would hide those in the house for weeks after Easter! lol Now with the grands it is just such joy to watch my grown babies hide the eggs for those little dumplings...I don't know who has the most fun...the grown-ups or the grands...Happy Easter to you sweet girl...may it be filled with much love and happiness...Picket

I just saw your note asking me about my weight loss...I joined Weight Watchers on line the first of the year..their new points system...I am loving it and loving how it has given me control over what I eat and still lose weight...still got a long way to go but I am so glad I started this journey...thanks for asking sweetie..Picket

Kathleen Grace said...

I never had an egg hunt as a child, but my children did! It was so much fun to see them looking for the eggs, and they hunted with the cousins too:>)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
I very happy and blessed Easter to you and you family.
I remember getting all dressed up in our Sunday best gloves and hat and purse.And the wonderful Easter dinner.
Have a sweet day and big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post!
Happy Easter to you and your family my dear friend:)

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us. Easter is a special time for all of us. Your post brought back a lot of memories for me too. Have a blessed day and a blessed Easter week. Madeline

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pics and great memories BJ! Lovin' that cute white bunny!
(Look hard at my smiley pig above, see how he has bunny teeth and ears? No... oh well, I tried:@)

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Wishing it rains on you lol. I need to check out photoscape you have made some pretty neat photos with it. Have a good Easter. Blessing Trish

Donnie said...

Always so sweet visiting you dear. I only have 1 brother left on my side of the family and we have always lived far away from Don's family so I am truly blessed with my sons and their beautiful families. Happy Easter.

Susan said...

This was a wonderful post! I love your experiments with photo shop!

Tracy said...

It is always fun coming to your site! I love all the things I see and I enjoy reading about your life...
Have a wonderful blessed Easter!

Debbie said...

Seriously, BJ? You seriously expected me to be able to concentrate on all the cool photo play when I was giggling about the I-tit? Whooops. There I go again. So funny...

And I did love your pictures, and I agree with you about the fun of extended family gathered for Easter.

And speaking of Easter, I hope yours is wonderful.

Carol said...

When I saw the little thrifted cup and saucer, I just loved it! Such lovely lines! As is the pitcher, the egg garland around it, all the pictures and the memories!

Julie Harward said...

Your first thing there about the musical implant blew my mind..I wouldn't doubt it at all! I am so excited for Easter..just like a kid. I so remember trying to find those eggs hidden everywhere fun! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! ;D

Anonymous said...

Girl, you did make me laugh with that Apple headline!

My parents used to hide our easter baskets..yes, it was like a treasure hunt to find the goodies.

Another beautiful post, my dear. Thanks!

PS Still praying for some rain relief for your area.

Sarah said...

BJ, another sweet post. I always loved hunting for Easter eggs as a child, but I think I enjoyed decorating the eggs just as much. Baking cut out cookies, sitting around decorating them, dying eggs ~ all fun memories. Your post took me back in time. ~ Sarah

Coloradolady said...

This is the first year I have never put out Easter decorations...hard for me to believe. I must do better....I love your egg hunt sign, that is so cute. Happy VTT!

Sarah said...

Such great photos...your commentary made me giggle. :)

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

xinex said...

Pretty photo effects, BJ. Your vignettes are so gorgeous! I especially like theone with the quilt. Happy Easter!...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a nice place to come when it's late and your mind won't shut off. Everything is looking beautifully Easter.

Emily said...

hi BJ, your apple announcement is a hoot!
Your Bunny Trail is so perfect for your grandchildren. They will love it, and I love your colored eggs. As you know I have one one grandchild and he lives in another state, so I miss a lot of the fun, but we are included via ichat.
Well you have made me smile with your Easter Vignettes, just adorable. Thanks for sharing, brings back childhood memories of Easter.
Easter Blessings to you and yours BJ......

The French Hutch

Deborah said...

Oh how lovely to have lots of kids in the family to play with. You and your children are blessed. Lovely table and the French toast and berries looks so good, it is making me hungry :)

LV said...

BJ, thank you for another enjoyable post. You have so many pretty things and do wonders in decorating. No doubt Easter will be a very blessed and loved occasion at your home.

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
We are sure praying around here for the Volunteer Firefighters and some from our area that have come to help fight the Wild Fires. It is just horrible destruction. Your family memories bring back so many memories and some still to be made. We love having The Family Hunt at Easter time, it is such a wonderful time of fellowship with family and friends. I always love a visit to BJ's house! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful Easter. Hope to see you next week!

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty vignettes and loved your stories of early Easter celebrations for you. Hope you have a very blessed Easter!


Rita said...

Would love to be at your place for that Egg Hunt. It brought back so many wonderful memories of the Egg Hunts that used to be so many years ago.
I have to go study Photoscape a bit more; you are really creative with this.

Denise said...

Hi BJ,

I'm your newest follower! I have been looking at your blog for a while now, and it's so well done. Your pictures are so pretty, and your posts are always entertaining, and I can tell, written from the heart. I really enjoyed you story about siblings and cousins. I just have one sibling, but NO first cousins. My husband, however, has one sibling, and eight first cousins. It does make family gatherings fun. And I love my small family as well. Your Easter decs and pictures are so pretty, and your breakfasts always look mouth-watering! I am a new blogger (since January). I would love for you to visit my blog if you have a chance. I do tablescapes as often as I can, and my Easter tablescape is on Susan's TT (waaaay down at the bottom because I couldn't post til today). Have a Blessed Easter!

Denise @ Forest Manor

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi BJ! I also loved the Easter egg hunt growing up. Each year our family would get together at a park. My uncles would get there first and hide dozens of eggs. Everyone would bring food and we all had a great time. Your photos are beautiful and it looks like fun to play around with the photo effects. Thanks for joining my party, BJ!