Hello everyone! I finally got around to doing a little decorating for Easter today.
I hung this wreath on our front door. It's a wreath that we've had for about 10 years, but it still looks good to me.
I love all the flowers and painted eggs on the wreath. I did add a new green ribbon this year.
There's a cute little birdhouse on the wreath, too.
I put some eggs in the wooden pedestal bowl that I painted last summer. I've developed a "thing" for pedestal bowls. Now I have three of them.
I put Spanish moss in the bowl because I can't use Easter grass. Our cats try to eat it, but for some reason, they don't bother the Spanish moss.
I've had this Farmer Bunny for ages. I always love to see him each year. See his little bag of carrot seeds?
This little bunny stays outside all year long.
Last week I put some fresh flowers in two of the urns that are in front of our house. The sweet potato vines always do so well in those urns. They will get so large that I have to trim them back when they reach the ground.
The amaryllis plants are getting ready to bloom. That's what you see blooming in the photo of our house in the header.
Last week I also planted some flowers in these two hanging baskets that are in the front yard.
In hanging baskets, I always try to put a thriller, a spiller, and a filler.
Around the pecan tree, the pansies and the snapdragons are blooming.
But the most spectacular sight in our front yard is the dogwood trees. They were planted in the 1960s by Leo's brother, Woody. When Leo mowed the grass as a teenager, he used to run over the young trees, and his mother would get all over him for it. Despite that, they survived.
Nature is getting ready for Easter, too.
Springtime is our favorite time of year at the Cottage at the Crossroads.
Yes, you are certainly ready for Easter and springtime! So lovely, so colorful, so beautiful. Happy Spring to you!
This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well 🙂 I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.
Everything is so fresh and lovely. Your wreath is beautiful! Love it!
Goodness, you are really ready for Springs, trees busting with colors, wreath made, flowers plants, baskets planted, Gee, now you can sit back and enjoy. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
Beautiful! Love the green ribbon! Joann
I really like your planters. My goal is to try to put something together this year but I do not know where to begin. I love dogwood trees and the picture is beautiful with the trees in bloom. Looks like spring is in full force for you. I just check and we have a chance of snow flurries tomorrow. I am making a list of all my spring projects and can't wait to get out and tackle them.
Your Easter pictures, as well as all of your other pictures, are BEAUTIFUL. The green thumb is one thing that I didn't inherit from my Mom and Dad so the only flowers that I have are some that my Mom and my youngest daughter planted years ago. HAPPY EASTER!!!
Hi Jane, I think you are getting ready for Easter in such a delightful way. I loved every picture.
Your wreath is gorgeous and I'd never guess it's 10 years old. It looks brand new and so pretty. Your urns by the steps look amazing. and can you leave the amaryllis in the ground in the winter? I looked at one last year but thought it might have to be dug up in the winter. Thanks for sharing your beautiful plant photos. I'm inspired.
Spring has sprung and I love your dogwoods and that adorable wreath.
Thank you for the inspiration and sharing such great ideas - muchly appreciated
Heather :) :) :)
I really enjoyed seeing all of your Easter decorations. I think those hanging flower baskets are really fabulous...and the dogwood trees in bloom...WOW...that's gorgeous!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂
Our dogwoods have finished blooming and have dropped their leaves and it looks like some kind of weird large snow on the ground. Your hanging baskets are gorgeous and I use sweet potato vines too. I have been working in the yard like crazy. I love spring. Have a terrific week.
Jane, I love your wreath and your yard and flowers look BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't plant annuals yet, but PRETTY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE flowers. XO, Pinky
I love wooden pedestal bowls too! I adore that blue color you used on yours--so fresh and spring-y. I need to use more of that happy color in my house. 🙂
The flowers around the yard are just gorgeous especially the dogwood trees. I think they are at their best this year. It is a treat to read your blog and keep up will all the new things going on at the Crossroads. WE love reading your posts and try not to miss a word. Can't wait to come down for the day. Jean
Your wreaths are beautiful! We still are getting snow one minute and rain the next here in Oregon. So, it's nice to see a yard with green grass and flowers! I like it when the weather warms up, but then out comes the bugs. We get Midges here, and they swarm. They are tiny, tiny little green flies that don't bite because they don't have mouths, (thank heavens) don't eat, and live only to reproduce and die in 24 hours! But, you have to keep your doors and windows closed, and I don't like that when it's warm. They don't bother us by crawling on us, but if you don't watch out they will come in and cover your walls! The first year we lived here, I started turning the lights out to go to bed, and I was horrified. The walls were covered with these flies from the ceiling to about 5 feet down! There were thousands of them. I think they are only in this one area. Someone told my husband they introduced them to this area to keep the mosquitoes down. I would like to know how they figured that out when the Midges don't have a mouth! Someone didn't do their homework!
Jane, love the gorgeous wreath and all your Easter items. Hope you get time to stop by for my Easter shopping post!
Liz @ Infuse With Liz
I'm so jealous! We just had to freezes! Your wreath and table accents are so cute! I'd love to plant my flower pots but will have to wait a bit yet. Potato vine is a great plant! That will look sensational once it really takes off!
I love the whole idea of why you started this blog.
I also have a dog named Lucy!
Love your spring decor.....Happy Easter 🙂
Shannon @Cozy Home Scenes
Goodness, you have been busy! I love, love, love your pretty door with that colorful wreath. Everything looks so springy. Thanks for joining the party.------- Shannon
Wow, your home, blog everything is just gorgeous. Have I been here before? It's nice to meet you. I'll be back for sure. Thank you for your kind words on my dining room.
Your Easter/spring wreath is adorable. I'm going to "pin" it. Yo have inspired me to get to decorating outside.
Lovely wreath! I like the color combination and the painted eggs and birdhouse on it! The rest of your pictures are wonderful!
Laura Ingalls Gunn
Oh my, take a bow!
You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.
Have a blessed day!
Everything looks beautiful and blooming nicely. I like the idea of "thriller, spiller and filler"! I haven't done any spring planting yet, I am going to wait til after Easter as it got colder again the past couple of days. Your dogwood trees are amazing. I wish I could could buy a few branches around here just for an arrangement. xo
Jane- I LOVE your wreath- I don't care if it is TWENTY years old (instead of 10). Some things just remain lovely from year to year. Also, I love your bnnnies. You are way ahead of us with blossoms and blooms and green. We always hope to be blooming by May although this year with all the warm weather we are ahead of schedule. . Hope you are having a good week-xo Diana
I adore your Easter wreath and your speckled eggs. The flowers are so beautiful!
I love dogwoods and the symbolism of the flower! Very appropriate for Easter!
Looks like you are ready, your decorations are pretty!
Here from Cozy Home Scenes and Cowgirl up.
Carlene @ Oganized Clutter
It sure looks ready for Easter!
Jane, your flowers are so pretty! Your hard work shows!! Great idea about spanish moss, hadn't thought of that, but will try it. Perhaps Atticus would leave spanish moss alone, maybe, hopefully?
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You are certainly ready for Easter, Jane...I love your Dogwood trees..they are so beautiful in the Spring...and love the story behind them...It must be so nice to live on a property where there are so many memories of family...Beautiful!
Sweet Bee Cottage
I just smiled and smiled and smiled as I caught up with your posts. Your garden looks lovely!!! We have not had a chance to work at all in ours! I'm looking forward to Spring Break so we can get to work. (Apparently Worker Bee needs me as a project foreman since he can't quite get going on his own this year! LOL)
Wonderful! I need to get myself ready too, so thank you for the inspiration.