Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Planter Centerpiece



For the dining room table I thought I would put something living on it for Easter. I had an idea of what I wanted so when I was in Walmart I went to the kitchen department. Bingo! I found the prettiest teal-ish blue colander from The Pioneer Woman. (Love her!) The color would look great with the cloth napkins I already have and the price I couldn't beat. A "normal" planter from a home improvement store would be double the amount. I happily paid for my new planter ($8) and brought it home.



My thought is that I do not want to ruin it so I lined it with plastic wrap. I bought a potted tulip from the grocery store-$6. I cut the top off a freezer bag and placed the potted tulips into it,



Now the colander is doubly protected but I could see all the ugly mechanics through the holes in the colander. That won't do! To hide the uglies I lined the outside of the tulips with plastic eggs.


I put another layer of plastic over the eggs to protect them....



...and topped it all off with preserved moss from A.C.Moore- $5.

I moved it into it's new home on the dining room table and proceeded to kill it!

No worries, this week they had nicer ones in the grocery store-as if they knew I would be back! Another $5 plant. I removed the moss, lifted out the old plant and put in the new plant making a mental note to be more attentive to the needs of my new plant.... I know.... you want me to check back next week to see how long it takes me to kill this one. For now, I am just going to enjoy the process and the tulips blooming on my table. If it dies I have these pictures to fill in for the loss:






I love the way it looks, I love that I have a pretty colander for fruit when spring gives way to summer (or when I kill this plant) and bulbs that are spent will be placed into the ground to come up again next year.

 

Thanks for stopping by. I pray your Easter, Resurrection Sunday, is filled with the glories of all Christ has done for the children of God in paying a debt we could not pay, for our sin is too great. He clothed us in a righteousness we could not obtain because all our attempts fall woefully short. God's command is to be holy as he is holy-I could never measure up....but Jesus did! He paid for my sin, he gave me his righteousness and as it was finished he died in my place. But that is not the end, dear ones. No, he did not stay in the ground because his sacrifice was perfect and accepted by the Father and I know this and have assurance of all that was done on my behalf because Jesus, the Christ, was raised from the dead. That is our reason for great joy and celebration today and everyday!

Happy Easter!

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12 comments:

  1. I love the color of the colander you chose for your beautiful centerpiece.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  2. We had a wonderful Easter again this year.First church then food, family and fun! Thanks for sharing your adorable and creative centerpiece with us at Merry Monday. I am sharing this post on my FB page.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shirley! Glad you day of celebration was so good. Thank you for sharing on fb!

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  3. Cute idea for a centerpiece! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for hosting the party.

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  4. Wow! That is one of the best explanations of what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us, and what an amazing description of why we Christians celebrate Easter. Because of this, I've subscribed to your blog. Please continue to share your faith. Very few blogs give such a clear message of the meaning of salvation. Congratulations on homeschooling your daughters! We have met so many wonderful homeschooling families. I wish I could have homeschooled our son, but the Lord called me to be a teacher and later counselor at a Christian school. Our son graduated from that Christian school, went on to graduate from a Christian university and then got a graduate degree. He and his family are serving the Lord and we're so thankful for that. But, I always think that we missed something special by my not being able to homeschool. I love your beautiful decorating ideas and am looking forward to reading your blog. Blessings!

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    1. Hi, Bev. Thank you for spending time with me this evening and for your gracious words. I seriously had to go back and read what I had written after your comment as I so often feel like I can never adequately express all that the Lord has done for me. Homeschooling has been a blessing. I am not a teacher by trade and I think I have learned as much from them as they have from me. Again, God has been faithful in spite of my many shortcomings. Your job as a teacher and counselor probably put you in the gap to pray for many children that needed someone praying for them. God has us where he wants us when he wants us there and nothing is by accident. I am glad to know your son and his family are serving our Lord. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. My goal is to honor God with it and I praise Him that your comment came today to encourage me in my walk and work. By His grace and for His glory ~Jolena

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  5. Love that you used plastic eggs to fill in the space. I have a ton of plastic eggs and always try to find new ways to use them. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Erlene. I liked having something pretty peeking through the holes and they were handy!

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  6. Jolena, that looks very special, and I love what you said about the resurrection. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx

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