I love when Easter is late. I want everything blooming! I want to wear my Easter dress without a sweater or jacket. I like dogwoods and azaleas blooming and pollen should be on our cars when we get out of church and the grass so green when the kids look for eggs.
Easter Dinner is not at my house this year but I dyed eggs and decorated a table center piece all the same. I’m going to enjoy it all week. Annie already has partaken on her enjoyment. She ate a violet or three and drank the water out of the Johnny jump up vase, nuzzling out several flowers in the meantime.
My eggs I dyed using blackberries I had in the freezer. I wanted a good natural color. I wouldn’t recommend doing it. Aside from the mess, It’s not color fast. I pasted the fresh violets right on the eggs using gel medium a product similar to modge podge. I pasted a few leaves and tied a few stems around the eggs. I think they turned out pretty.
Since I used violets on my eggs I decided to used those colors as my theme. I gathered lavender blooms around the yard, lilacs that just started blooming, and a rhododendron, john jump ups, and more violets. We have wild wisteria growing in our yard in three spot and I found some that I could reach to snip too. I used an old tool caddy and gathered up things I had around the house and put it together.Do you see a curious girl in this photo?
I’ve been enjoying the scent of the lilacs all day.
And since we are talking violets I just have to share these with you. I found them on the way to see the bluebells on Monte Sano. So fantastically beautiful!! I spotted them among the regular blue and yellow violets in about 4 spots along a 2 mile trail. I’ve never seen anything like them and I was so excited and took a photo of every one I found.
Kevin just called me to say I wasn’t the only one enjoying the lilacs!! They are blooming so beautifully this year and there is just nothing like them. Even as I had cut them and was walking back to the house, bees were still trying to land on them in my hand. They are that heavenly. I enjoyed watching and trying to capture the butterflies landing on the flowers during the quiet late part of Saturday. Perfect way to end the day.
Wishing you a lovely Easter week. Thank you for reading and your encouragement along the way.
Katie I think you just out did yourself! All these are some of my very favorites! Made me wish I was back at my old place to see what is blooming there! God has blessed you with a special gift of seeing HIS beauty in the smallest of things. May He bless you. Love you. Jo
i love, love, love your lavender, lilac and violet colored centerpiece! so very beautiful!! thanks for sharing. i’m sorry we aren’t coming to your house this year!! love you dearly, mom
Me too! Thank you Mom.
What a lovely post! Thanks for this special Easter/springtime treat.
I hope you have beautiful blooms to put on your table. Katey
Katey, I love reading your blog–always so positive and upbeat, and makes me think beautiful thoughts! Thank you!
Thank you Jeri. There is too much beauty in the world not to focus on that!
your easter decor is the most beautiful i have seen. all those shades of purple and lilac are so perfect and those easter eggs with the violets. your blog soeaks so much about you. love it.
Loved your colors–especially the eggs–most beautiful ones I’ve seen this year!