20.3.13

Nature in the Home






Most years I have an Easter tree in my house. No one else in the family is interested - it's just my little indulgence. I enjoy collecting the twigs (twisted willow and pussy willow this year), cutting and arranging them and then deciding what to hang from my collection of eggs and birds. The fluffy white chick always gets a branch.

I love it because it's simpler and cheaper than a Christmas tree – I collect new branches each year and my decorations (collected and edited over the years) fit into one small box. The combination of natural twigs, colourful eggs and their symbolism of new life epitomise spring and Easter to me.


It makes me happy as does this project Nature in the Home led by Lou from Littlegreenshed. I hope to join in most weeks.



11 comments :

  1. I also indulge at easter and have twigs in a vase displaying my various creations from years gone. This year I'm going to do some felted Eatser pompoms from the Drops site, I've been hankering after these for some time, so this year it's time to do them.x

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  2. Your chick is lovely, so sweet! I love the Easter branch tradition too but like you, it's really only for me. The boys like decorating them with little chicks and blown eggs but my husband says it gets in the way (sitting as it will on our kitchen table!). Lou's project is great isn't it?

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  3. This is really lovely and I do the same. In fact I now have a twisted hazel branch in the house to get started. Lovely pictures, Jo xx

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  4. Same here ... I love decorating my Easter tree ... not sure all my family and friends get it though ... love your little chick ... Bee xx

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  5. Your tree is super, I've never done one but this tempts me, katie x

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  6. Your Easter tree is lovely Claire and is natural and quite minimalist in its way. The symbolism of Spring and Easter is well served by it - here in Australia we are beginning Autumn so a tree like this is not as appropriate for the two meanings.

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  7. I used to always do an Easter egg tree, but didn't last year. I think I will go do one today. Thanks for the reminder

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  8. Each year, I plan on creating an easter egg tree, yet to do! Yours looks lovely xx

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  9. It is a lovely Easter tree... I used to have one... not anymore...

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  10. Lovely! I have never had an Easter tree until this year when my pussy willow was hijacked by a craft mad six year old. I have to say I rather like it. x

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  11. great, you have inspired me to go and collect some twigs and make mine! Heather x

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