It doesn’t take a village to remind me of my sweet mother. Often times my thoughts reflect upon her.
However, having her ‘Easter Village’ on display evokes fond memories of Easter past.
A couple years before my mother passed away she moved in with one of my older sisters. In order to down size she gave a lot of her belongings to family. Among them were her decorations. Now if you know how much I love to decorate for holidays. Well let’s just say, “I’m a chip off the ole block”.
No one had taken her Easter Village because we all “have too much”. So I decided to take it for my youngest daughter, Kylee. It has remained at my home and has not been used in years.
It’s not an expensive village. In fact the boxes were from K-mart and marked $3.97.
Each house is nestled in amongst green Spanish and Reindeer moss. I wanted to add more whimsy so I stuck in large unexpected items. like my vintage scale, potted carrots, and a few loose ones as well.
Giant jelly beans form a path to the General Store.
A little bunny takes a swing. . . I had to close the blinds for the pics because the sun was so bright. Yahoo, love that sunshine!
While these hop in for some ice cream. Wonder if they have carrot cake flavor?
A giant orb and large cabbage have joined the patch.
I bought the green burlap at Hobby Lobby and frayed the edges. Perfect for a bunny playground!
This large bunny I made years ago stands guard.
Displaying my mom’s Easter Village has given me such joy. Every time I walk by it I think of all the fun picnics and egg hunts we had out West. Growing up we always got a new “Easter Outfit”.
Childhood memories are the best!
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