My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

In My Easter Basket. . .

As a young girl I could hardly wait the anticipation of Easter Morning.

It was always so exciting to see what I would find in my Easter Basket.

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At our house the Easter bunny was always so generous.  Not only did I find all kinds of goodies, but it also contained toys and fun activities.

I could always count on there being Silly Putty, coloring book and crayons, perhaps a slinky, Jacks, or some other toy, and a new story book.

The other day I was thinking, “As an adult  what would I like to find in my Easter Basket?”

First of all, it would need to have a few of these, flowers of course.  I love the Spring colors of Anemones.

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Daffodils would be nice!

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Maybe even some miniature ones.

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Some new gardening tools and pretty gloves would bring a smile to my face.

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I would love a vintage item.

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How about a bit of colorful Spring fabric?

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Oh, this next item is a must!  A cute fuzzy chick.

I spied this one in a shop window years ago while vacationing in Salzburg.  Immediately I knew I had to bring it home with me.  It brought back a flood of fond memories.

You see, I forgot to mention that ALWAYS in my Easter basket there were little  fuzzy chicks.  Not real ones, but tiny ones that we loved to carry around in the palm of our hands.

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Last of all I would like a treat.  I am not a lover of chocolate, but now and then I get a hanker’n for a Cadbury egg.  Now they even have caramel ones.  This girl loves her caramel!

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I have such wonderful memories of Easter childhoods.  Often we went out West for a picnic and an egg hunt.  Mother always had a new Easter outfit for us.  I remember as a new mom starting some of the same traditions with my own children.

What ever you do to celebrate Easter, don’t forget to remember what it truly is all about.  The resurrection of our beloved Savior.

It’s such a perfect time of year with the renewal of the earth and the birth of many new animals.

It’s no wonder that it’s my favorite season!

Here’s hopin you get what you want “In Your Easter Basket!”

If you haven’t linked up with my “Share Your Cup Thursday” link party I would love you too!  Just scroll down to the previous post.

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Easter Party

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21 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

How precious your memories are! Thanks for your sweet reminder of His love for us and the reason we celebrate Easter. May your Easter be filled with many blessings!

Kelley said...

Your childhood Easter baskets sound like mine!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Jann! I want YOUR Easter basket because you have picked some pretties...AND some practicals. It sounds like you had wonderful Easters as a child. I did, too. Blessings- xo Diana

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

That looks like my kind of Easter basket. I hope you have a great Easter weekend.

Shasta

Terri said...

Happy Easter Jann -- You've got me thinking -- I mean if you can get an easter basket, so can I, so I've decided to start gathering my thoughts on the matter. There is still time. Blessings Terri http://morningdewdrops.com

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Love the look of your Easter basket and for bringing back some memories of my Easters when I was a little girl.
Thanks for popping in to see me and I want to wish you a blessed Easter,Shelia )

Marsha said...

Happy Easter! What a nice post. You had me thinking about my childhood Easter basket...I used to get those fuzzy chicks, too! Glad you like the carmel egss-they are good. I've got one stashed away for later tonight (I love chocolate)! I've been thinking about Easter baskets, too.
I just posted on the baskets I used to make with my father.

All That Glitters said...

Thank you for inviting me to your party!!! I really love cadbury eggs! I could eat them all day!

Diane Writes said...

Hope you get another wonderful surprise in your Easter basket too this year Jann.

A Blessed Easter to you and your family!

bj said...

Happy Easter...
and I am excited about your new linky party.
xo bj

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Yes the Lord Jesus is the most incredible gift of all! Loved your post!

Shannon said...

Everything is wonderful..but my favorite is the Anemones.....those are just beautiful!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Finding anything in my Easter Basket was fun, usually just one medium sized chocolate bunny.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Stephanie said...

I hope your Easter basket is overflowing with happiness!

podso said...

I like your Easter basket choices. Mine would be similar with a lot more emphasis on the chocolate! I remember silly putty! I don't think we got Easter presents but I do remember the candy filling our baskets.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Hope you'd come and see my Easter craft, you can link too if you like at my meme. Happy Easter.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Happy Easter Jann!

I like what's in your Easter basket. :)

Dee

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Easter from my family to yours!

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Georgie Horn said...

love your spring pictures! Come by for a giveaway!

Vicki/Jake said...

Ha, my Easter memory is wanting a pretty dress, a hat, a purse and shiny shoes, but getting a pair of red pants and a t-shirt...goes along with my blog name:) But now, I think I'd just want a basketful of peace....
Hope you had a great Easter with those who love ya:)

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry