It's spring...at least in the South: we've sprung forward an hour, we've celebrated the vernal equinox, and most of the flowering bushes and trees are bursting forth. And of course, Easter is on its way.
We love this holiday for many reasons, not the least of which is the tradition of filling baskets with goodies, whether for our children, grand-babies, or even our fur-babies.
But where did this tradition come from? And what's in YOUR Easter basket this year?
On March 17, 2017, we officially opened our doors for business and held our grand opening weekend, welcoming old and new friends and customers. Less than a year later, we expanded into the rest of the little log cabin. Fast-forward to last March, and we found ourselves moving into a larger space just a mile down the road.
But before we plunge into our fifth year, we compiled a little retrospective on where we started and how far we've come.
Spring is coming for us....and with it comes our first big traditional family holiday dinner of the year: Easter. Of course the menu selections are important. For many of us, ham is the main event, with deviled eggs, spring peas or asparagus. Perhaps you prefer a roasted chicken with roasted seasonal vegetables.
But just as important as your hot cross buns or carrot cake is your table's centerpiece - is your table themed and ready?
Whether you're keeping your meal small and low-key or big and over-the-top, we've got some positively delightful ideas for styling your table to fit your style. Many of these ideas rely on items you already have at home, or stop in and see what we've got that might add the perfect pop of fun or elegance to your dinner table.
March is when Spring Fever starts to spike, especially among house-bound Southerners. By now, winter has overstayed her welcome and we're all itching to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun on our backs and feel fresh dirt between our toes and fingers as we start filling containers and getting garden patches ready for tender new plants. But Mother Nature can be fickle, so if it's not quite time to get out in the garden, look around your garden shed or some antique stores for a few old garden tools and make them into decorative items while you wait for warm temperatures to arrive.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!