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Pretty Quilt Tablecloth

Remember a couple of week's ago, the ten on tuesday about the quilt tablecloth?  Well I tried it and it looks *fantastic* (um...if I do say so myself..heh-heh).

Not only that, but I  found a remnant of clear vinyl at the craft store for a dollar and I didn't know what I would do with it, but thought it was cool so I bought it. 

Well, after putting the quilt on the table I realized it would be pretty labor intensive to wash it after every meal...(um...yeah....ya think?)...so I was trying to figure out what to do when I remembered that vinyl. 

It was all rolled up so I unrolled it and it was the *perfect* size for the table!  I didn't even have to trim it!  Was God takin' care of me or what?


Vintage Easter Photos

So then looking at the layer of vinyl and pretty pink quilt I started to think how cool it would be to put something between the layers...and came up with this:


These are some old family photos.  The one in the center is my grandfather at a barbecue restaurant he owned in downtown Dallas in the fifties.  Cool, huh?  I used the originals to try the idea out, but I think I'm going to take them out and put photocopies of them in instead.



This is my dad (the tall one) and uncle and aunt on Easter morning circa 1950-something.  So cute.

My DIY Easter Tag Centerpiece

Next I put together a centerpiece for Easter.  I have been working on little bits & pieces of this for awhile.  I got the idea at Christmas actually.  We have a "candy cane tree" that I bought at the "after-Christmas" sales at Target  a couple of years ago (love those sales).  This is what it looks like with candy canes on it:


So I was thinking for other holidays I could just cover up the star and hang little paper pretties on the rings instead of candy canes.  I wanted to do this for Valentines day, but ran out of time, so the Easter version is my first attempt.


It was fun to work on and I really like how it turned out.




How it looks all together:


And a view with the kitchen banner (don't you just love how I manage to work that spring banner into every post? *LOL*)



Jesus is Alive Easter Egg Coloring Sheet

Free Jesus is Alive Printable Easter Egg Coloring Sheet  John 11:25

I made an Easter Egg coloring sheet for my LittleO...thought you might like to have a copy. 

To download just click the image above to be taken to a high resolution version.  Next click again, then right click and choose "save as" to save to your computer and print.


So lots of Easter-y things to get ready for this weekend.  I won't be around until Tuesday, but I've scheduled some of my favorite Easter posts for the weekend.

Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful holiday with your loved ones.

Grace and Peace,

♥ Melissa~
"Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin's every beck and call!

What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ's sin-conquering death, we also get included in His life-saving resurrection.

We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word.

When Jesus died, He took sin down with Him, but alive He brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word.

You are dead to sin and alive to God.

That's what Jesus did."

-Romans 6:6 (the message)

A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families