April 22, 2011

Easter






I love Easter time! 
But recently I have found myself a little tired of all the plastic decorations, confectioneries, artificial colors and commercialism that surround this bright holiday. While I was looking  for ''earthy inspirations", I was pleasantly surprised to see something that my grandma has been doing since I remember her (she is 84 now) featured in the April issue of Country Living Magazine. Every Easter my beloved granny uses blossom gathered from her garden, yellow onion skins, and pieces of pantyhose to dye eggs for Easter.
So this year my son and I decided to come back to this fun old-fashion way of all natural egg coloring.



The  eggs turned out  great as we had a lot of fun.




 


"Keep things simple",  I would always hear my mother say, especially the time when we celebrate the sacrifice of the most humble man, who gave  us the gift of eternal life,  forgiveness and salvation.








I am wondering why and how we, the people of today, are constantly losing the purity and simplicity that has played a huge role in the Easter traditions some generations ago ?!!  










I want my son to think of Easter as a celebration of Life;
Life that is all about giving and helping others. 









To me, Easter has always meant the story of the death and the resurrection of Christ.
Easter has always been the time when families and friends gather together and  just enjoy simple things in life.










 Easter is Hope and Love.









 Easter is a time for reflection and JOY.











May the Joy of Easter fill up your heart !










HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !













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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful eggs! I love these. I am visiting from FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY.

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  2. I love your eggs!! They are beautiful. Another Susan in SC.

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  3. Beautiful post, Sylvia! Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Easter!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Oh my goodness, those eggs are beautiful! I remember one year dying eggs with onion skins and that totally slipped my mind until now.

    Thanks for sharing your pretty post at Photo Feature Friday :)

    Have a blessed Easter!

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  5. Lovely sweet post! Those eggs are amazingly beautiful too! Happy Easter to you and your family. Patty

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  6. The eggs are amazing Simply lovely.
    Happy Easter.
    ~Heidi

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  7. So pretty~ love your eggs and your photos are gorgeous!! Have a wonderful Easter! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  8. Sylvia, this is the most elegant post. You take simplicity to new heights! I want to dye some eggs with this method. I've used onion skin, but not the flowers and leaves. These eggs are stunning. Your images are too!
    Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

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  9. Oh, Sylvia! What a lovely post! I have so enjoyed your beautiful photos, vignettes and thoughtful words! Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for your kind visit to Girl in Pink! I always love hearing from you! Your eggs are so beautiful...even lovelier than the ones in Country Living mag! Have a blessed Easter!
    Amanda

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  10. A stunning heartfelt post - so lovely Sylvia. Those beautifully decorated eggs set your Easter table off to perfection.

    A very Happy Easter to you.

    Sue xx

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  11. I am in awe....
    Beautiful!
    May you have a blessed holiday!
    Cricket @ gypseanurse

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  12. Beautiful eggs. Perfect post about the true reason for Easter!
    Happy Easter, HE is risen!
    Cindy

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  13. These eggs are simply stunning! Thanks for such a sweet and touching post. He lives :D

    Easter blessings!
    Ricki Jill

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  14. Lovely post & beautiful eggs, Sylvia!

    Wishing you much joy and a very Happy Easter,
    Zuzu

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  15. Sylvia,
    Your eggs are fabulous! Lovely post. This is a gorgeous way to decorate the eggs. Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  16. Oh my, Sylvia, your eggs are simply beautiful! Loved your post! The photos are lovely and the words so true! Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Sylvis, love the tea cup set. The egss are simply eggsquisite :-)

    Happy Easter from poemsmyway!

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  18. Beautiful post in every way! Filled with TRUTH and with a reminder of why we celebrate Easter at all. Not because of bunnies and candy but because "He is risen indeed"! You shared this in such a loving and grace-filled way and we so deeply appreciate you linking it up this week to Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  19. Darling..Thank you for sharing ~ HPS & Happy Easter~

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  20. Oh dearest, HE IS RISEN! And your photos are stunning and beyond my ability to capture such light and life. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME...I am putting you on my blog roll so I don't miss out what you are posting. I am thankful that you have been visiting me...I want to do the same for you for you have such a beautiful charm. Have a LOVELY CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE!!! Anita

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  21. Hi,

    Happy Easter and my first visit to you.

    Simplicity is beautiful. Nice tablescape.

    Graciously,
    monah

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  22. I love this! Easter IS about Christ. It's so nice to sit back and remember why we have this wonderful time of celebration. Happy Easter!

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  23. Your eggs and your Easter table look beautiful. Your words speak to my heart too. So true!
    I hope you're having a glorious Easter :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  24. Your eggs are soooo pretty! This is my first visit to your blog. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Sandy

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  25. Sylvia, your Easter table is stunning! All the whites along with your gorgeous earthy eggs look amazing. What a beautiful bowl of decorated eggs you have created!
    I hope your Easter was a lovely day.
    (Btw, did you receive my e-mail about receiving your basket? and have you received my basket yet?)
    hugs,
    Terri

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  26. Gorgeous. I hope you had an amazing Easter!

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  27. breathtaking! I can so no more...just breathtaking!

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  28. Your message & post is beautiful! Your eggs are the best I've seen using this method and as usual, your photography stunning! I hope you have a wonderful Easter~

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  29. Oh i love these eggs they are gorgeous! but I can't imagien how you do them do you know if there is a tutorial anywhere?? emily :)

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  30. Happy Pink Saturday, Sylvia. I am so glad you joined us.

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!!!

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