He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6
These past few days may have been the longest that I have gone without a blog post ever, or at least in almost 2 years. Regular readers know that my husband and I have been heavily involved in our church Passion Play. After a very bad first rehearsal and a rained-out second rehearsal, we had only had one chance at a final rehearsal before the performances started on Maundy Thursday. I am very proud to tell you that the Lord blessed our play beyond measure (doesn’t he always?)! Our three nights of performances were absolutely wonderful! We had great weather, wonderful crowds, and lives touched.
Was everything perfect? No; we are human after all, but the glitches were few and far between. We told the story of Jesus, the most wonderful story ever told, and we did it despite Satan wanting us to give up. We defeated the devil and lifted up the Risen Savior, which is what Easter is all about. So I have been living, breathing, sleeping the Passion Play for weeks and have not taken the time to blog.
When I did finally sit down to do some things on the blog, I discovered that I had some technical difficulties that required assistance from WordPress. Well, it took a couple of days, but I finally received an answer from them about the problem and was able to solve it just a few minutes ago. I just want to say that I really like WordPress and have always been happy with it, but the technical support leaves something to be desired. Forums and email are about the only way to get answers from them. If you are listening, WordPress, you really need a live chat! Come on, how hard could that be to implement?
So here I am today, ready to blog! I loved my Easter tablescape; it has turned out to be one of my favorites that I have ever done. However, now that I have finally recovered somewhat from my last few busy weeks, I am playing catch-up on all the things that I have been behind on around here, i.e., housework, laundry, yard…the list is endless. I really want to simplify, so that is the reasoning behind today’s table.
I started with my April Cornell table runner and off-white placemats. This cute sunflower pattern is great for spring, although I have also used it in the fall.
I wanted to use my Dollar Tree plates that I purchased a couple of months ago. The reddish-orange shade of the rim and the yellow center is great for the color scheme that I have in mind.
I have the matching napkins to the table runner, but decided to use another April Cornell plaid set with coordinating colors. In the words of Clinton and Stacy, “They don’t match; they go.”
I chose 2 different Dollar Tree glasses, the striped ones that I purchased with the plates and the green flutes that I have had for a long time.
I chose the San Remo flatware because I wanted the more casual feel of the black, although I have used this set in a more formal setting as well.
To keep the centerpiece simple, I chose my 3 “workhorse” pillar candles.
I decided to go through my artificial flowers and pulled out some yellow and orange ones. I stuck them in a yellow and black vintage vase and added a couple of bumble bees to go with the color scheme. Cute, right???
One the other end of the table runner, I placed my variegated green pillar candle on the black holder. To make it not look so bare, I stuck some more of the same flowers around the base and another bumble bee.
I like the final look. It is cute and springlike without being too fussy. Simplicity was my goal, and I think I have it!
I think that the green, yellow, and orange color scheme is bright and cheerful and echoes the colors of spring.
For my booth update, I have sold 2 sets of dishes, both of which had been for sale for quite some time. I had to come down on their prices, but I still made a small profit. Hey, I got rid of them; that is the main thing!
My purple set is now up there for sale, and I have a small partial set that I want to get up there this week.
I sold a few of my Easter items and some other random items, including a purse that I was really happy to get rid of.
We only have one more weekend left to sell in April, and I am hoping for some good sales this weekend. Overall, April has been worse for me that February and March were, but I guess that I can’t complain. I will still see a profit, just a small one.
My partner and I will also be moving to another booth soon, hopefully sometime in May. I will update you when we move.
That is about all that’s new in my life lately! Hope that everyone had a great Easter and is enjoying spring!