Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Flowers

Here we have the last installment of Flower Week at Bart Boehlert's Beautiful Things, and some good news at the end. I mentioned on Saturday that I bought bunches of tulips and daffodils to bring to Judson Memorial Church on Sunday, and this is what I did with them. I had previously bought a long white cloth which covers the altar table, and a case of six-inch clear glass cylindrical vases. I cut the flowers down and put a couple tulips and daffodils into each vase.

Families with children decorated eggs, and I brought colorful plastic eggs with jelly beans inside. I scattered these plus votive candles on the altar table.

It kind of looked like a field of flowers.

I love the colors of Easter. Something about them hits the child within.

Colors like these just make the eye happy.

Behind the altar table on the stage Kim Kelly arranged beautiful spring-blooming branches. We had an Easter meal after the service and we moved the vases, eggs and candles onto the tables where people sat and ate. Clever, no?

After church we went to my friend Abby's for brunch. The Easter basket I made was a big hit. It was great fun to be with Abby and her family. Back in the day, Abby and I were single in the city, and now it is such a joy to be with her and her family. We're like Will and Grace, but grown up.

Altogether a beautiful Easter day filled with color and love and the promise of new beginnings. Speaking of, I am starting freelance work tomorrow at a major ad agency. Thrilled and excited.


Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

1. Congratulations on the job! I'm so happy for you.
2. I used to walk by Judson Church all the time when I lived in NYC. You're bringing back beautiful memories.
3. The table is stunning, Bart. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!

Laura said...

Oh l love it! It must be something about easter, but my weekly bouquet this week was daffodils as well...but I added ranunculas instead of tulips. The table is totally gorgeous...looks sort of like a lovely meadow full of flowers or something.