Loveliest of Easter weekends to you, friends. Being not so religious, as well as hailing from the kind of small, WASP-y family that does things like vacations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, my Easter weekends typically involve travel and a whole lot of outlet shopping. Or they did when I was a kid; my mom and dad and I – “us is the flamily” – passing horse-drawn Amish buggies on the road, catching fireflies in the parking lot of the motel, buying ultra preppy oxblood penny loafers at the Bass outlet and scarfing endless plates of incredible fried chicken at the restaurant where the waitress didn’t even blink when I said I wanted mashed potatoes and gravy as all FOUR of my sides. Those were really great vacations. 🙂
But this Easter weekend I’m home, simply enjoying a few days off from what has so far been a rather busy April. Quite a few social events and a new-ish exercise regimen that keeps me hoppin’ like a bunny.
Speaking of, here are a few items guaranteed to put a spring – and THE Spring – into the Easter Bunny’s bounce. Remarkably, these are all things I pulled from around my apartment. I didn’t have to go rummaging in seasonal storage for anything. So when I was joking a month or so ago that it’s always Easter in my apartment, I guess I really wasn’t joking?!
My favourite speckled egg wreath makes another appearance here, alongside, on the left, some very cute little cracked egg votive candles, a neat stack of Peeps-scented wax tarts from Yankee Candle, an actual Peeps-shaped wax tart from The Bathing Garden in Keep Your Temper, and KB Shimmer’s Where My Peeps At, which is pure Easter in a bottle.
Then over on the right we have a gigantic, three-part Chick ‘N’ Mix bath bomb from Lush (there’s a cute little bicarbonate bunny inside the huge chick), a speckled wax robin’s egg from The Bathing Garden in Blackberry Fudge, a clutch of pastel Reflections markers, a wee little ceramic cupcake perfect for hiding tiny treasures, another Peeps-shaped wax tart from The Bathing Garden in Looking Glass, two frosted sugar cookies from London, Ontario bakery A Couple of Squares and a large glass jar filled with a half dozen hand-painted cardboard eggs. Hoppy Easter!
4 thoughts on “Easter Weekend”
Beautiful!! I love the pastel markers and your hand painted eggs. I need to check those out somewhere. So four sides of taters and gravy? I knew I liked you. Add some country fried steak with white gravy to that and I am set. Happy you took some time off for yourself. I hope it was rejuvenating. I remember going to the beach a few times for Easter but mostly church and baskets.
Oh, white gravy, you give me LIFE! I loveity love love southern cooking, and BBQ is happiness (we have so very little decent barbecue here in Ottawa. Like, I want an honest to goodness smoke shack out in the woods kind of place where they throw everything onto a table covered in newspaper. Then I’ll drown it in pepper gravy.)
I love the cracked egg votives!
They’re quite cute, aren’t they? I think I bought them at the drugstore – I’ve used them for years!