Spring has sprung and we’ve seen another Resurrection Sunday come and go.
My family had a glorious day celebrating our Risen savior, because up from the dead he arose!
It was a delight to be in the Lord’s house with my family (and friends). Nothing does this mamma’s heart much better than having all of my children with me to worship the Lord.
If you know me at all, you know that I love seasonal decorating; and one of the things I love most about this time of year is decking the halls with all things spring!
Every holiday is an occasion for me to decorate, but Easter and Christmas offers a special opportunity to put the wonderful works of God on display.
This year, I’m totally in love with my Resurrection display. I had so much fun putting it up and I’m in love with the outcome. I’ve been putting up this display for years, but this year I’ve added a few new twists, and it is by far the happiest display ever!
Here’s a tour of my Resurrection/spring decorations…
The star of the show is my front window display, which I use to make a bold proclamation about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…
It really sets the tone for the entire front of my home. The letters are a glittery gold; and what you can’t see very well here is the cross that is lit up and hanging in the window.
Here’s my happy front garden. I always try to find something that welcomes people. In this case, it’s the “welcome” sign on the bird house.
I can’t do anything to permanent with this space right now because immediately following Mother’s Day I will plant live flowers that bloom all summer. So when I found cute little bikes, which add charm and double as plant holders, I was ecstatic! (Yes, plant holders can do that to a gal.)
And I’m in love with the pin-wheels that spin all the day long (except in this picture!). Pin-wheels, bird houses, bumble bees and bunnies dressed in cloth really make my world go round!)
This beautiful, garden inspired wreath, which I paired with a yellow, ceramic “faith” cross
Here are a few items that adorn my front door and entryway to welcome strangers, pilgrims and friends…
But here’s my favorite entry item: another “welcome” bird house (this time in purple) with a basket filled with flowers, a little bunny and speckled eggs.
And lastly, here’s my table centerpiece: two bunnies dressed in coordinating outfits. The girl is made of straw and they both have the cutest little baskets hanging on their backs – one, with a speckled egg inside and the other, with a bushel of flowers. They look so dapper.
I know . . . you’re probably thinking that the bunnies have taken over at my home. My husband looked at the centerpiece and didn’t want to complain, but said, “Um…Tiff, the bunnies are cute, but…um…where’s the cross?”
I told him that I agree. I need a centerpiece which reflects the true significance of the day; but that’s one DIY project I haven’t taken on yet. Unfortunately I can’t find anything in my local stores for my kitchen table that is Christ centered, and when I saw these two at Michael’s, my heart just melted.
Seriously, would you have left these two orphans in the store? That wouldn’t be very Christ-like.
James 1:27 tells us that, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
Truth is, I almost always mix the sacred with the secular when I decorate. (But I intend to repent of this sin in the future, hopefully before Jesus comes back; I want to be sure that I make the rapture.) 😉
Well, that’s my Happy Home tour in a nut-shell. I hope you’ve enjoyed “peeping” my decorations as much as I enjoy looking at them everyday.
Sometimes a complete stranger will walk by and catch me decorating my garden, and they’ll remark that they love my displays and how they inspire happiness. That’s when I know that I really am impacting the lives of my neighbors, and it makes it all worthwhile.
I certainly hope that your Resurrection Day was filled with remembrance and awe over the work that Christ has accomplished, and the warmth of fellowship with family and friends.
Until next year (Lord willing),
Chime in: What are your favorite Easter traditions? Do you decorate for Easter? I’d love for you to post a comment below and share.
Up next on the blog: A post about the sacredness and significance of shared meals at our kitchen tables.
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