Easter and a Hare amidst the Heirlooms:|:April 10, 2015

Easter and a Hare amidst the Heirlooms

There would be a reason to color eggs and buy pretty sweets this Easter!  We would have yung’uns  sprinkled among the oldsters!

We would range from one year old to 90!

Eggs

Ironing napkins and polishing silver to get ready makes me happy. It somehow brings several generations back to the table.

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No forced greens or pussy willows this year. We were still so frozen so that I couldn’t even get my Christmas evergreens out of my window boxes!!

Usually a pale palette for me, this Easter would be bright!

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Roasted asparagus and carrots, greens with grapefruit and lemony dressing. At least we would put sunshine on our tastebuds!

My daughter arrived with flowers in her hair and children filled the house. Now it felt like EASTER!

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Old and new everywhere. The Easter bunny came! There was a happy hunt among true believers.

Little ones peering out the windows trying to catch sight of a retreating Easter Bunny tail found several white tail deer out there instead to delight them.

My nephew's ceramic ring of birds surrounds nests that were made by little wrens with the hair groomed from of the manes and tails of my mother’s ponies
A D56 bunny of mine stood next to a vintage sheep A D56 bunny of mine stood next to a vintage sheep
My grandmother’s silhouette of my daughter in a new frame My grandmother’s silhouette of my daughter in a new frame
Another grandmother’s iron bunny on a cabbage leaf Another grandmother’s iron bunny on a cabbage leaf

New tea cups on the table for tea brewed in this tea pot. A replica of one brought over by my 11th great grandfather’s in 1620, now quite old on its own.

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As it says in this pretty calligraphy that it was “exactly copied and reproduced by Richard Briggs of Boston in 1871”!

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Easter through the decades!

1954 Sarah, Spint, Anne, Patience and Marlee 1954 Sarah, Spint, Anne, Patience and Marlee
1959 Patience and her sister Katharyn 1959 Patience and her sister Katharyn
1982 Marietta Patience, Herm with Meep and Millie 1982 Marietta & Patience
Herm with Meep the cat and Millie the dog Herm with Meep the cat and Millie the dog
1983 Marietta Holly & Herm 1983 Marietta Holly & Herm
1984 Marietta and Herm with wild bunny 1984 Marietta and Herm with wild bunny
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