What a wonderful busy weekend. We were able to all be together to celebrate Easter and Lainey’s birthday. Ella and I also found time to make a delicious chocolate pie.
I hope that your plans this weekend include quality time with your loved ones. Easter Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. And it looks like the weather will be perfect for all of our family activities.
Here is a peak at my guest bathroom all decorated for spring. This is the bathroom used by my granddaughters, so I also like to decorate it with fun, seasonal things.
With Easter less than one week away, I thought it was time to start thinking about the set-up for my Easter dinner table. When I start a decorating project, I don’t have a clear idea of how it will turn out. I start with one specific item or idea and it becomes a work in progress!
When I was a young girl growing up in rural Central Illinois, the neighborhood grocery store was at the center of our community. It was so much more and much bigger than the actual square footage of the building. The Alta Grocery was a place where area residents purchased staples to survive – bread, milk, and meat. It was the gathering place where all the business of the community was discussed. It also housed the post office. Our address was Box 31, Alta, Illinois – no zip code. You could also catch the Greyhound bus from Alta to Peoria. My sister Pam and I rode the bus many times to meet our grandmother in Peoria.
Several years ago, I was at an auction and was very lucky to purchase an old grocery cart from the Alta Grocery.
The Hoosier-style cabinet in the dining room is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. And I continue to change the items I display on the cabinet – sometimes several times a day! Even though the ground outside is white with snow and more is falling and on the way as I write this, I have decided to forge ahead with Spring decorations.