March 29, 2015

Easter Vignettes

I have been MIA for a while - so much has happened.  

We lost sister #1, Mary Marcelle Redden, in January. I know she is in a much better place but I miss her so much. She had a massive brain aneurysm in the middle of the night and it did so much damage that she was never a candidate for surgery.  The family got to be by her side all day while a ventilator kept her breathing and we waited for her daughter to arrive in AL from FL. I am thankful that I got to hold her hand and touch her face. Soon after her daughter arrived, she was taken off like support.  Her service was amazing - beautiful music by our niece, Amanda Bynum Singer, and beautiful memories shared by different family members. So, my heart is heavy because I miss her here on Earth, but I rejoice because we will be together again. I will always love you beautiful Mar.

The next thing that has me distracted is planning a wedding! Our oldest daughter, Alexandra, is getting married on August 29th, 2015.  We are busy making plans and I am thinking I will be able to do the whole thing - DIY style!!!  I  know, I know - doing it all will not be possible so we are getting prices on everything as well.  We will see how much I end up doing.

...Easter Fun...
  I don't do as much holiday decorating as I did when the girls were at home.  Little grandson is here 3 days a week and he needs something magical so I usually create a few fun vignettes.

This table and bench are in our den
Instead of spreading out the decorations,
I decided to use all of the new things together.

I still love the old white platters
inside the washstand mirror frame

I found this huge white lamb on a trading site in Birmingham 
and was lucky enough to get it.  I didn't even have to travel 
the 1 1/2 hour drive to B'ham - turns out the woman's daughter 
is a student at Auburn and was passing within 15
 minutes of my house on her way back to campus.  
We were able to meet up-it was even bigger than I thought!

I also had the opportunity to go to a local gift boutique/florist that will be closing in May. The lovely owner had purchased many pieces of my painted furniture to use in her store when she opened. She asked me to come over and help her price the pieces to sale and I ended up shopping for hours!!!  Things were already reduced so I took advantage of it.  I got the dressed rabbit couple, the three green birds, and the little birds nests from her. 

Cute Mr. and Mrs. Bunny

Green birds and twig bird nests

I adore their little burlap clothes

  I got the floral arrangement with Easter eggs for
 half price from another local store after Easter last year. 
The pastel colored lights are from Candylights. 

  I have my two amazing Luminara candles in the white candle holders.
 I love these candles!!!  I want more and more! Lots more!

Thanks for joining me! 
Have a great week.

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  1. Rhonda! This is so odd- I didn't blog for most of the winter and I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing....and here you are. I am so glad you got to see your sister to say a "goodbye". I made it just in time to say a "goodbye" to my brother, too. Sometimes, life just throws something our way that we never would expect. Saying a prayer for you.

    Love all your sweet Easter touches. They are darling and just enough. I didn't do as much this year as usual, either. xo Diana

  2. Rhonda,
    Beautiful that huge lamb. I hate to hear that she is closing her store, it was so nice. Try not to do a lot for the wedding...just enjoy it.


    1. Thanks Linda - I went to the shop again today and one room was 50% off - so much beautiful jewelry and gifts, etc.
      I need to stop going - you can spend too much money even at 50% off!!!! I hope to be able to get things done in advance and totally just be present at the wedding.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Your vignette is so sweet I absolutely love that whole area...LOVE LOVE that lamp!!

    1. Hi Martina
      Thanks so much. I am glad to be back - I havent' kept up with everybody much less my own blog.

  4. Very lovely Rhonda! Love Mr.and Mrs. Bunny, they are so cute!

  5. Love those bunnies, Rhonda! Your Easter vignette looks so pretty.

    I'm real sorry to hear about the loss of one of your sisters. I know you are close to your sisters from previous posts where you've talked about them.

    1. Hi Kathy - Thank you so much - I've missed my blogging friends. Not only did I stop blogging but I haven't kept up with my favorite blogs (yours in on that list) I hope to keep up both ends.

  6. Dear Kathy,
    This is my first time to visit, but am truly sorry to hear about your sister, but so glad that yall know the Lord and know you will be together again,
    it is at times like this you realize a fresh and anew how much Christ has done for us.
    All your Easter decorations are pretty, but your lil grandson is enjoying them, I do a lot of decorating for my lil darling too.
    Blessings of Peace to you and yours during this difficult time,

  7. I am so sorry you lost one of your sisters. It is sad to have that emptiness in your heart. But I know life goes round and comes full circle. It is always fun to plan a wedding too. You are a busy gal. I always remember your kind heart when I first started blogging. I am always happy to find dear hearts blogging.


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