Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Easter Parade


Are you having the most fun visiting our friend's blogs and seeing the wonderful Easter creations being made?


We have the most talented ladies in our group, and one of my very favorites is Shirley of Zetta's Aprons. To me Shirley is the quiet member of our community not drawing any attention to herself. Instead she so graciously uplifts each of us with her kind encouragement. Her creations are perfection!


When I saw Shirley's Easter Parade inspired by Sandy's Show and Tell, I just knew there would be much twitter among the characters of my own craft room.


I'm telling you the chatter has been nothing but "Parade, parade, parade!" It's not enough that my planters were happy enough just to sit on their shelf, they were "volunteered" to  showcase each parade participant.


Oh, the oohing and aahing as each float passes the assembled crowd. The Grand Marshal perched where everyone can catch a glimpse.


I could make dozens of these sweet parade floats, they are just that much fun. Shirley says she has one more to share with us; and I for one can not wait!


This is the most popular float in the parade. The one where trinkets and sweets are tossed to the children along the sidelines.


 Double duty on this float!


There is always that one right angle turn to make along the parade route. The crowd holds their breath as each float seems to be coming right at them before veering sharply and continuing on their way.


This ambassador of Easter cheer doesn't seemed fazed in the least. He must have complete confidence in his driver!


As with every parade, it's over too quickly. I think I am in agreement with Shirley that you can never have too many floats in a parade. I just might have to add another one or two! Thank you Shirley for all that you inspire..
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35 comments:

Jane said...

So darling! Great idea!

Simply Shelley said...

Wonderful....love it! :) Blessings

Shelia said...

Oh, Elizabeth! I just love coming to your blog and getting lost in all of the sweetness. These little 'floats' are just adorable and I can tell how much you love to make sweet things! I will pop over to visit your friend, but no one makes cuteness as sweet as you do!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carmen said...

So much talent! I love your Easter Parade. Thank You Elizabeth for having this wonderful and beautiful blog.

Kim K. said...

Simply adorable!! I have a putz Easter house that will gladly watch your Easter parade pass by. I've got it boxed and ready to put in the mail for you after work!

Dorothy said...

Awesome, just awesome! :-)
I agree with you, too, Shirley just drops in to visit sometimes and always leaves the sweetest words of encouragement to me.
Thanks for sharing the pretty Easter Parade,
Dorothy

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a cute idea!! They are so adorable! I remember I just seen an "ABC" planter at the thrift store, I remembered looking right at it and thinking what could I do with this? Hm. Well I could make a sweet baby float! :) Thank you for the inspiration, now I've gotta a planter to go get! (Hopefully its still there!) xo Holly

pam said...

How adorable! Each one is so sweet. I'm working on Easter spoolies and now I want to make one of these!

E said...

gasp ! Look at those perfectly tied bows adorning those adorable creatures ... and the goodies inside how how sweet ! I think Shirley is a trend setter with this one I have to try my hand at this ... XO E ps was in Michaels Monday and saw the "roses" in the dollar bin, another shopper and I debated their purpose and together figured it out :) E (clueless in TN)

HollyC said...

I love Shirley's blog! And her Easter floats have been on my to do list for a while now. So much fun! And you Easter parade is just chocked full of cuties! Have a wonderful day, Holly

chris mckinley said...

The parade of planters is just too sweet!!

chris

VintageBettys said...

I love her ideas ...so...cute! I have a little lamb...Thank you Shirley now I know what I'm going to do with it :)

VintageBettys said...

Elizabeth I absolutely adore that planter with the two lambs....who is the maker? I really need one :)

Lynn said...

OMG!! Too stinkin cute!!!
Where oh where did you find those itty bitty flowers that you have around the top of each float?
I always leave with a big smile when I visit!
Hugs,
Lynn and the wienee ranch crew minus one very sweet and special
girl!

Lynn said...

love those!! So stinkin cute!!
Where oh where did you find those tiny little flowers around the planters? Got to add some of those to my stash if I can find some!
Hugs,
Lynn and the wienee ranch crew minus one special sweet girl!

The Star Gal said...

You have no idea how much joy you have given me over the last couple of years. Everything you do just oozes with the love that you put into it. God has truly blessed you with such a creative spirit. Thank you for sharing it with others.

Gloria in Virginia

Scrap for Joy said...

I gave away 2 of those planters recently-ack! I have to jump over to Shirley's and see hers. Yours are 2 steps up from adorable!! I loved this post...and the parade!
xoxo
Joyce
(Have you discovered that Duchess Annie on Pinterest is our beloved LuLu on Flickr? I was thrilled to find her again)

Ina said...

love them all! ;p

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I love this parade! (Especially the lamb with pink!) It rejuvenated me instead of made me tired!

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh Elizabeth! For heaven's sake! I'm happier than a pig in a poke...I mean a pig in a float! The parade of felt characters is right up there with the 'Best of Creative Breathing' ever!

Barbara said...

These are absolutely charming. What a great way to use those planters!

vivian said...

I LOVE your easter parade Elizabeth! sooooo stinking adorable! It just made my day. I will post my easter parade this weekend as well.
also.. I did get your email the other day and havent had a chance to reply.. but thank you! I cant wait!
xoxo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Wonder Easter parade! Thank you for sharing it...made me smile for sure!
Warmly,
deb

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You're right about Shirley! She's the sweet, silent type. Not one to toot her own horn! lol
But her parade (and yours) deserve a TOOT! lol
Erica :)

Sandy said...

Miss E,
In regards to Jenny's papers, they are for "personal use and light commercial use" which mean we can use them on our blogs!

vintage grey said...

Everything is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for sharing your Easter Parade!! xo Heather

Donna said...

Oh my! I am speechless with awe and smiling ear to ear over your adorable Easter parade!! I collect vintage nursery planters and am now inspired to do my own Easter parade!! Love your blog so very much! Thank you for sharing and kicking off my weekend in such a sweet, pretty way! Be blessed!

LBP said...

I love your Easter parade! I found a lamb planter very similar to yours yesterday at the Goodwill. My heart stood still and I almost ran to it!

Blessings

Linda

Jacqueline said...

This is the cutest place in the whole wide world. Thank you for feeding my need for cute!

craftyles said...

Now I know what to do with those cute planters I always see and pass up. Darn! Love the parade today. I also love Shirley's blog. So inspiring.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This must be the pattern I'm looking for! Thanks for sharing sweet friend!

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