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April

April 4, 2017

EASTER INSPIRATION


I always bring out some favorite heirlooms at Easter time.
As I have stated in previous posts
our tradition was to go home to Jackson for Easter
and have the children hunt for Easter eggs at my parents
and also the darling's parents.
Now that they have all passed away, those beautiful times
are held in our memories.
By using beautiful items that belonged to Mother
and Grandmother, it honors their memory!


Don't you love the soft pastels during the Easter season?


This little lamb belonged to Mother and the tiny little pitcher
was Grandmother Estelle's......as was the onion plate.


Mae Mobley has quite a collection of "bunnies" going on.....
Ah...remembering the days that were simple and sweet
with wonderful parents...

22 comments:

  1. What a sweet post. Wonderful memories like that can carry such emotion. We have similar ones of travelling to the in-laws for the weekend with three anxious kids excited for the egg-hunt on their acreage and Easter dinner with everyone. Memories they cherish today. As do I. My mom would visit us before we left with an arm full of Easter baskets and enjoy a dinner at our home. They are all missed beyond words. I love the little lamb that once belonged to your mom. What a treasure. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you for sharing your memories with us Deb. This means so much. Special and certain holidays always seem to bring us back to the beautiful family memories we have. Such a blessing. Thank you for visiting today..hugs to the kitties!

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  2. mae mobley peeking through the bunny ears.
    and that sweet tiny lamb holding so many memories.
    and your grandmother's name Estelle ... it's my own gram's name.
    it's actually what brought me to your blog the very first time!
    wonderful nostalgia for this spring day darling bean. thank you. xo♥

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    1. I am ever so glad that you shared your grandmother's name Tammy...now how special is this that both our grandmother's had the name of Estelle! How I love this! I am certain she was very special to you! Warm hugs on this April day!

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  3. This is such a sweet post! It tugs at my heart strings. It's so nice that you have your Grandmother Estelle's pretty little pitcher and your mother's sweet little lamb. As always, I love to see Miss Mae included in the photos. Will you be hosting Easter at your home this year? No matter where you are for Easter, I look forward to seeing your photos. :)

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    1. Thank you Connie..I love your visits and thank you as always for visiting today. I so hope it brings a smile to your face each visit. I am not certain yet what our plans are for Easter..it is such a blessed day to us....what are you and your family doing this year? Whatever the plans are, I know it's going to be glorious! Hugs from me to you!

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    2. Absolutely - each of your posts make me smile. :) My older daughter will be hosting Easter at her home, and the rest of us will each be contributing a dish or two. It will be nice for the boys to be at home for their Easter egg hunt and to play with their Easter basket goodies. I think my daughter and grandsons will be coming to my house to color eggs on the Friday or Saturday prior to Easter. We did that last year, and it's so much fun to be doing these traditions with them just as I did with their mommy so many years ago. Hugs back to you Betsy!

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    3. This warms my heart Connie. Sounds like its' going to be a lovely Easter celebration! So happy you shared this with me!

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  4. I adore heirloom things! That first teacup is wonderful!

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    1. Hi Deanna! I love it too...it was a gift I had given my mother some years ago....very special to me. Hope you are having a wonderful spring day!

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  5. Lovely memories are wrapped up in our heirlooms from our family. Sometimes it's bittersweet, but as time passes they recall the happiest of times. Lovely post as always, Betsy. ♥

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    1. Oh yes indeed Martha Ellen..sometimes bittersweet. Always leaves me a bit melancholy....thank you for visiting today and I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring day..warm hugs!

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  6. Hugs to you Betsy. I know that longing, for time with parents. I miss mine also. I love reading your post. It is wonderful that you have some things that bring those sweet memories to mind. I love the little animals. Mae looks as if she is thinking. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie. I very much love having you visit. wishing you a lovely week.

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  7. I am so glad you have those things that tie you back to your roots/family. When my mother was a little girl their family home burned to the ground and her parents had no money to speak of and barely eked a living out of the land. Someone brought my mother a tiny little Peter Rabbit tin (which will be on my blog later this week). In it was a celluloid green toy watch and a red and cream colored celluloid comb and a little pair of magnetized dogs that 'turned away' from each other. She kept all those treasures in that little tin and it was on a shelf over the kitchen sink for my whole life. I just gave it to my daughter to pass it along to her daughter someday. I think it was a real treasure to my mother. It was one of the few things I got from the farm. xo Diana

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    1. That is an amazing story Diana. I simply cannot imagine having such a tragedy happen especially when you are a child. Isn't it marvelous that you have had this tiny treasure and have been able to pass down such a special little keepsake. I love that! Have a lovely week!

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  8. Always love your settings! You have such beautiful touches you add and it makes me smile that you have traditions. We're definitely Sisters! XOXO

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    1. They are indeed lovely things aren't they Susan? Hope you are enjoying a beautiful springtime...warm hugs from me to you! I love the fact that we are indeed "sisters of the heart!"

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  9. Love reading about the memories of former times. Things never remain the same...grandparents go, parents go, and one day our grands will say the same thing. Ackkk! Didn't mean to be morose because I really think it is a lovely plan if...

    That little lamb is just the sweetest thing!

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    1. LOL...I know Vee.. I often think the same thing..."Ackkk" is right...but not today!

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  10. What a sweet post! I love family heirlooms!!! Do you have the maker and pattern of the first teacup with the strawberries and oranges! Just beautiful!!!!

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    1. Oh thank you dear Jennifer! I am so glad to have you visit today! Wishing you a lovely rest of your week!

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