Friday, March 29, 2013

preparing for Easter ...

This weekend is Easter and I have been slowly preparing for it simply by displaying our pysanky (Easter eggs) and freshening up our home by adding some spring colors. It doesn't feel like spring yet because it has been snowing all week here in NE Ohio so displaying these little jewels does help to lift my spirits! 
Aren't these eggs beautiful? A very dear friend that I used to work with, who was also Ukrainian and had much more patience than I did, made them. Pysanky takes hours to create and are truly works of art. 
These hand-painted pysanky are from the Ukraine and made from wood. My children used to play with them when they were babies and they were the eggs we hid for them on Easter.
Filled with hundred of memories, they sit on our  Easter table now within a crystal bowl.
A little bit of yellow always adds a touch of sunshine!
A little bit of spring on our fireplace mantle in the kitchen ...
and a beautiful detail in a new kitchen towel—I love these hues together!
Even the front door received a touch of spring—I finally figured out what to do with all the trays I bought last month at the antique store! 
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter. 
I hope your Spring is filled with lots of beautiful hues!


  1. A very happy and blessed Easter to you and your family Maryanne! Love the forsythia on the mantle! Still waiting for ours to bloom here. I am so ready for spring warmth!!

  2. Thanks, Pat! Nothing is blooming here yet. The fresh flowers are from Heinens. I'm anxious for warm weather to arrive.