Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #34 Inspired for Easter

Today I wanted to share with you a few of my special religious Easter pieces.

The old Easter Postcard Images are some of my favorites.
The crosses adorned with flowers and lilies,
inspired me to remake a florist's cross base
that I retrieved from my father-in-law's funeral last September.

It had been covered in lovely fall flowers,
so a few days later when we went back I took it home,
instead of letting it be thrown away.

I covered it in glue and then lightly pressed moss to cover it.
Then added two peace lilies and a cluster of green hydrangea and ivy.

Now, it blesses me each time I see it.

Antique crucifixes and prints are a few other things that I collect
which remind me of Easter.

These next two prints are on reverse mirrors
 that are setting on the buffet in the Dining Room.

(did you know, I just love lambs?)

And this old print of the last supper hangs in our Dining Room

And another antique crucifix in my entry hall.

(a photo entry for Photo Feature Friday)

One more Easter vignette;
a little moss covered rabbit setting in an ironstone vegetable dish...

I imagine he hopes he's not on the menu.

And here are a few links from last weeks VIF:

The Summer Kitchen Girls put together this adorable little planted teacup

Sandi at A Cottage Muse took us shopping

The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
showed us how He and She decorate together.

shared a silver memory

Hope you'll join in today with your Easter Inspirations, or
 anything vintage or vintage inspired

I now have a Vintage Inspiration Friday button
and a "Featured on VIF" button
on the sidebar.

I'm joining in on these great weekend parties:

find the links on my sidebar 

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Weekend!



  1. You have some beautiful Easter pieces Debra. I love the cross hanging on the mirror. Very inspirational. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely Easter!

  2. Such pretty things Debra. I love the cross and the crucifixes. They are beautiful!

    Lou Cinda

  3. love the little moss covered bunny...and all the easterish decor...all linked up...thanks for partying with me each week and i hope your easter is special and meaningful this weekend.



  4. Debra, I love the moss covered cross , I stopped by to wish you a Happy Easter weekend to you and your family. Blessings


  5. I love your Easter vignettes and I love that the focus is on the true reason we celebrate Easter!

  6. Your crosses are stunning and I love the beautiful mirrors and the Lord's supper. Gorgeous decorations for Easter. I hope yours is Blessed. Hugs, Marty

  7. I really love the cross, Debra.

  8. Oh - it's all so gorgeous!!! The moss bunny is SO cute!

    ;-D Happy Easter!

  9. That cross from your father-in-law's funeral is special. You had great foresight. Blessed Easter to you and yours. Sally

  10. Debra, I love the cross that you saved from your FIL's funeral. I'm so glad that you thought to do that. It looks so pretty with the moss and Easter flowers. Everything is lovely. The vintage crucifixes are gorgeous. Have a blessed Easter my friend.

  11. Hi Sweetie
    It all looks wonderful, I really don't decorate for Easter, although I am cooking. And I will be decorating eggs with the kiddies.
    Just dropped in to wish you a most blessed Easter. May the love of God surround this Easter day

  12. Lovely indeed! Happy resurrection day!

  13. ...well,
    you know how much I adore your cross decoration:)
    and the lambs too!!
    Happiest Easter dear Debra!
    xo, Rosemary

  14. Love your cross and all your sweet vignettes!

    I've just linked up to your party and appreciate so much your hostessing it for us all!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  15. Happy Easter Debra and thank you for hosting your lovely party! I have so enjoyed your religious Easter decor and it's such a nice reminder that Easter isn't really all about bunnies (as much as we love them). I am inspired to hunt down some religious pieces to add to my spring decor now! Afterall, He is the reason for the season!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  16. Beautiful Crucifixes are beautiful. The one you saved from your Fil's funeral it's so nice nd you fixed it so lovely. I love the mirror with the cross, it looks very elegant long with whole vignette. This reminds us what Easter is all about. Wishing a blessed Easter.

  17. Dear Debra- I so love your mosscovered cross, and your old crucifixes- are very beautiful-.
    The easter vignet with the bunny- so very sweet-dear friend.I so wish you a lovely thursday evening dear- hugs from ,Dorthe

  18. All of your vignettes around your home are lovely, I love the Cross for your Easter celebration, my favorite.
    Thanks for hosting your party and wishing you a wonderful Easter Celebration.

    The French Hutch

  19. What beautiful Easter remembrances you have. Have a wonderful Easter celebration! Thank you for hosting.

  20. Great photos love your vignettes. Have a lovely Easter enjoy your weekend

  21. I love all of your Easter vignettes! The little moss bunny is the sweetest! Thank you for hosting Vintage Easter Inspiration!
    Easter Blessings,

  22. Everything you do is always so beautiful!
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  23. Beautiful dear Debra! Love the bunnies and the sweet place for the moss bunny to sit:)

    Have a blessed Easter Weekend! HUGS!

  24. The moss covered cross is a beautiful reminder of your father-in-law. As usual, everything is gorgeous.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

  25. It's all so pretty Debra! I love the moss covered cross...what a good idea. Thanks for linking up to Photo Feature Friday today.

    I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

    Hugs ♥ Tricia

  26. Hi Debra,
    I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Thanks for sharing all of your lovely things.


  27. Debra, Your religious pieces are beautiful! I especially love the crosses. The little bunny vignette is adorable too. Thanks for hosting each week and Happy Easter.

  28. your moss covered cross is absolutely beautiful, debra. i really enjoy your skill at putting such pretty vignettes together and your pics are just fabulous.

    have a lovely easter.

  29. Oh my Debra...I love your moss very PRETTY!!! Hope you have a blessed Easter.


  30. Debra, what a wonderful idea to take that cross home and make it over. It is beautiful, and I'm sure so meaningful to you. Your crosses are beautiful too, and that little bunny is so sweet. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  31. What a beautiful post Debra! Your cross is wonderful! Thanks for hosting and Happy Easter to you and yours!

  32. That cross is so pretty Debra, along with your little bunny and the reverse painting of the last supper is wonderful! I have never seen one like that, what a treasure. Have a beautiful Easter! love, t. xoxo

  33. Your crosses are so beautiful! What wonderful reminders of what Easter is all about.

    He is Risen!!!

    Blessings, Amy

  34. I just love all the moss. Especially that little moss bunny. So lovely!!

  35. I LOVE all your Religious Artifacts. The moss cross is my VERY FAVORITE! LOVE THAT!!!
    You have such a beautiful collection... I do too and cherish each and every piece!
    A Happy And Blessed Easter to you and yours.

  36. Your moss covered cross is lovely and such a beautiful reminder of both your FIL and our Savior. I love seeing your vignettes and found treasures. They're so inspiring. Thanks for hosting and have a blessed Easter.

  37. What a lovely collection, Debra! Happy Easter...hugs...Debbie

  38. Hi Debra! Oh, I love your beautiful cross! And what a blessing you could keep this and make something so lovely to use in your home.
    I'm coming to your party and I want to wish you a very blessed Easter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  39. Stunningly gorgeous vignettes Debra! That cross was absolutely amazing. :-) Your features are fantastic too and we so appreciate you hosting!
    P.S. Be watching for an email from us!

  40. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Debra! Thanks for stopping by! I always love to know what you think! xx

  41. Thank you for hosting this fun event Debra! That moss covered cross that you made is so beautiful and sweet...Easter blessing to you and yours :) Love your bunny vignette too!

  42. The cross you made has to be one of my all-time favorite Easter decorations I've seen in blogland. I've been going to do a wrought iron one for my front door, but never got to it. Now, I have some inspiration! Happy Easter!

  43. Very beautiful, especially both crucifix.

    I always look for Jesus and His sheep prints...

    Blessed Easter to you as well!

  44. I love the moss covered cross and what it means to your family.
    I also love the reverse painting of Jesus and the little lamb.
    Happy Easter and thanks for your witness here. I know that you touch and inspire many people through your blogs, including me.

  45. Hi Debra...your Easter displays are just beautiful and I love your crucifix collection!
    Wishing you and your family and beautiful day!

    Thank you so much for featuring me this week ~ I am honored!!

    Take care,

  46. Debra,
    I love the reminder of your FIL and I love your heart for the way it remembers. I can only imagine that Easter is very special in your home.
    Blessings on this glorious time of year!

  47. happy easter! looks amazing. thanks for partying at type A!

  48. What beautiful decor! I too LOVE lambs, come on over and see mine! Now that I've been here I want to add to my decor! Very inspiratinal!

    ~ Violet

  49. so beautiful!!! Have a wonderful Easter!

  50. The moss bunny is my favorite. Seems like I am in the Bunny mode guess we all are today

  51. Love the moss cross...what a great transformation!
    Thanks for hosting!


  52. Beautiful Debra! My favorite is the moss covered cross....and the sentimental value is huge!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  53. Beautiful just beautiful. Have a joyful Holy Week.

  54. A lovely post, and beautiful photos, Debra...wishing you a blessed Easter with those you love!

  55. I am so glad you took that cross and recreated into this beautiful moss covered piece. It's a treasure to keep.

  56. Lovely Easter pieces! Thanks for hosting your weekly party.
    Happy Easter to your and your family.

  57. Very beautiful Debra, hope you have a great and blessed Easter, Safe in Him, Barbara

  58. Hello Debra;
    Your Collection is so Lovely! Thank you So Much for Being our Gracious Hostess.
    Have a Wonderful Easter!

  59. Debra, your cross is gorgeous and reminded me of one I made several years ago and had forgotten all about. Have a JOYous Easter, Nan

  60. Hi Debra, I just discovered your party! This is my first link. Have a Happy Easter and thank you for hosting!

  61. Happiest Easter ;)
    Deb @ Garden Party

  62. Debra,
    Love all your beautiful Easter vignettes. So happy that you celebrate our risen Savior! You inspire me everytime I come to visit your precious blog. I think I'll have to hook up with Vintage Inspiration Friday soon. Looks like fun.
    Happy Easter!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  63. Hi Debra, I just love all of your pictures today, I especially love the cross with the moss on it, you did a wonderful job, it's so pretty! Thanks for hosting and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  64. Wishing you the best of Easter and it's Blessings, your beautiful cross with all the moss and lilies stopped me in my tracks! So very lovely and I imagine you are so pleased your kept it! Hugs Marilou xoxo

  65. Debra...thanks so much for the mention again! We've been so busy with holy week, that we just had a moment to hop over to see what inspirations we could get from you this weekend!! Love the crosses...and those pictures - you're home is so welcoming we adore you!! Wishing you a blessed Easter as well!
    Karla & Karrie

  66. So pretty Debra... wishing you a most beautiful and blessed Easter my friend... xoxo Julie Marie

  67. I especially like the crucifixes hanging on the mirrors. I have a few small ones grouped on a shelf, I should see about hanging them. Yours are just lovely.
    Joyous Easter,

  68. Beautiful! Have a joyful celebration of HIS resurrection!

  69. Hi Debra,
    A beautiful Easter to you!
    A gloious Sunday!
    A perfect week to come!
    See you soooon!!



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