Monday, March 21, 2011

Front Yard Transformation, Just in Time for Spring




The first "official" day of spring finally arrived yesterday and not a single flake of snow fell from the sky!

The air still felt quite chilly but brilliant sunshine flooded everything in sight. It was time to haul out the three fat grocery store bags filled with colored eggs and decorate the bush in front of our house.




Luckily, I had the help of two teenagers, a four-year-old, and his mom!  Everyone did a great job hanging eggs.

All through the warm months of the year,  yard sales provide  a constant supply of  brightly colored plastic eggs . Sometimes they are just 50 cents a bag. As soon as they come home, up into the attic they go. Every year the Easter egg bush gets  "eggier and eggier." (I think I just made up that word----eggier.) In other words, every new Easter season, there are more and more eggs to hang.

Luckily, my handy hubby helps out by drilling a hole in each egg before we insert a wire or string holder. Then the two halves of the plastic eggs are snapped shut and they are ready to decorate.




















People in the neighborhood seem to like the Easter egg bush. It brings lots of smiles. A total stranger even stopped the car in front of our house and snapped a picture today!  Holy smokes. That made us feel famous!

 Gosh, that's probably the closest we'll ever get to feeling the way movie stars do when photographers snap their photos.

So the first day of spring and the newly decorated Easter egg bush arrived together this year.

Hope everyone who sees our Easter egg bush, both in person and throughout blogland, will smile and feel happy for a few brief moments.




Today's post has joined Metamorphosis Monday on Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to go there to check out other home projects. Just click http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.

18 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I would be driving by all the time just to see that bright egg bush.

Tammy said...

Hi Susan, yep, I'm smiling! I've never seen such a big Easter Egg tree! I bet you do get lots of people stopping to gawk! :) Love those handpainted eggs in your previous post. Gorgeous colors! We are able to get some like that here in the antique shops; some with Middle Eastern paintings. I have only a few. Have a great day! Hope things begin to warm up as spring settles in. Best wishes, Tammy

Susan Roux said...

So happy and uplifting! Love the color.

Bookie said...

Eggactly what I needed to start my Monday! Great looking egg tree!

Linda O'Connell said...

Wow! You are a rabbit's/chicken's best friend. I'll bet you could do a field trip of your decorated home. Cute!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your egg tree! In our small town, we have a springtime festival called "The Eggscramble Jubilee." Most everyone decorates with eggs like yours or have displays of bunnies, etc. I love to ride around and look at the various ways people have decorated their yards.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: What a great idea! I did get a big smile on my face when I saw your egg tree. I love it! Next year, if I remember, I am going to do the same thing. I know Noah would love it. You are so clever. How is everything going with you? I feel like I dropped the ball when I got sick. Let me know if you need anything. Please remember, you are welcomed in my home anytime. Us "sisters" have to stick together. Hugs, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So cute! Bring back memories because I used to do this with my sons many , many years ago!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Claus said...

It's so colorful! It will, for sure, draw a smile on a every person's face! :o)

Susan said...

Hello Everybody!

Did you all hear a big yell coming from Massachusetts just now? It was a happy yell, over the fact that Jane from South Carolina became this blog's 200th Follower! WOO HOO Welcome to Jane. Hope you visit often.

I also hope that each one of you will have a really nice Monday. Hugs to all! Susan :)

diane stetson said...

Sorry your egg tree got snowed on Susan...but have no fear...it will melt. I remember when you had it in Arizona..now there was NO snow there...ha!

Chatty Crone said...

Now Susan - this is right up Chatty's alley. I love it. I love it. I love it. I bet the neighbors love it too. It is gorgeous. Bright. Happy. Cheerful. Wonderful.

sandie

Donna said...

I LOVE that!! So cheerful and spring-like!!! We have had snow falling all day! Thankfully it's not amounting to much, although it is sticking to the lawns. I'm soooo looking forward to spring!... Donna

Dayle said...

You couldn't look at that without smiling. :)

Karen Lange said...

What a wonderful splash of color! :)

Kathy said...

I love your word eggier! And especially love your very eggy bush - so very colorful - if I were nearby I'd take a picture - so love getting together with family to do great projects like this - so very cool!
HUGS,
Kathy

Minnie Kitchen said...

This is so sweet!! I want a house of my own so I could be doing this every holiday!

One Heart (Marcia) said...

Yes, Susan, I'm smiling. This is such a happy idea. It bursts with life. I love it!!

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