Sunday, April 14, 2019

Moss Covered Cross in the Entry

For all the adorable bunnies, chicks, and eggs that we have fun decorating with for Spring and Easter, I never want to forget the real meaning of this holiday, which is Resurrection Sunday. I like to keep the Entry a place where I can share my faith and have a reminder of the seriousness and solemnity of this sacred time.

These first few pics are from this year at the new house Entry. As I've said in previous posts, I don't have much Spring decor available, but I do have the foam moss covered cross that I've had for the last 9 years. I reworked it last season, as it had become a little disheveled over the years and it needed a little makeover.

When my father-in-law passed away in 2010 one of the lovely floral arrangements sent for the service was a foam cross with flowers. I don't remember now what they were or even the color, but I asked my husband to go back to the cemetery a few days later and retrieve the foam cross before the cemetery caretakers cleaned up the gravesite. I removed all the flowers and took it down to the form, then packed it away, knowing I'd cover it with moss and use it for Easter the next year.

The following 2 photos were from 2011 at our previous house at the time. 

The moss wasn't packed as tight as it is now. 
I used floral wire last year to tightly wrap and secure the moss.

These are a few pics from last year when I had a some other vintage Easter things on display.

We are down to the garage cleanout at the old house, and it will be wonderful to get the last thing done and put the house up for sale. We're so ready to spend our time working here at the new house since there is so much left to do. Yard clean up, planting some new shrubs and flowers, and painting the new front porch. It will take awhile to get things whipped into shape, but not having to leave every weekend will be a huge improvement.

If you missed the Hop into Easter Blog Hop from Monday,
CLICK HERE for some fun inspiration from 31 Bloggers.

I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Easter Week. 

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  1. How sweet you saved the cross from your FIL funeral to cover and re use each year in your Easter decor. I love your entry way it looks so pretty. Happy Weekend Debra.

  2. Happy Easter Debra. The cross is so pretty.

  3. I love this. This cross is so special. I love seeing your vignettes. I don't want to forget the real meaning of Easter either. Have a great week.

  4. Very inspiring... I love how the moss gives the cross a more 'real' look! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering, Debra. ;-)

  5. Debra,
    As always, you share the most creative ideas. I love the moss-covered cross with the calla lilies. Normally I prefer live flowers over faux ones, but your callas look so real and perfect for the moss cross.


  6. Beautiful Debra...HAPPY EASTER!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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