Our Anniversary

April 26th was our anniversary and my husband and I went to one of our favorite places for a few days. Above is a picture of the Jekyll Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, GA.

We have been here several times and always enjoy the beautiful relaxing atmosphere.

The famous landmark turret. This hotel was built as a clubhouse for the rich and famous in 1887.

A back view of the hotel
Beautiful wrap around porch

Small Faith Chapel on the grounds behind the hotel:

The wealthy group built winter cottages to live in while there. The cottages are bigger than most of our homes! This is Crane Cottage a popular place for weddings:

Garden where weddings are held:

The Grand Dining Room:

Okay, back to our anniversary - we were pleasantly surprised with a knock on our door and this was delivered, compliments of the hotel!

The famous landmark logo is etched on the flutes!

We forgot to take pictures of our room, but it was very pretty with a view of Jekyll River.

As you can see we didn't drink the champagne, we aren't really drinkers and don't care for it!
We appreciate the generous gift and will share it with friends sometime soon!

We had a lovely and relaxing time!
Anybody else been to the Jekyll Club hotel?
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Now I need to get back to blogging! Maybe soon I will be celebrating 200 Followers! I need to start thinking about how to celebrate this great occasion!


Table Top Tuesday

Thanks to Marty for hosting Table Top Tuesday! Click on her name for lots more inspiration.

To celebrate Holy Week I'm sharing a few crosses from my collection, plus the crown of thorns.
A large metal cross hangs high up in the hall to the master bedroom.

My childhood bible
The twig cross was made by a friend many years ago.
Twig cross displayed in a large cloche

with roses, lace, pearls, and a pink baby's bible.

I always liked this cross with the single rose.

Yellow Rosary with this yellow vignette:

The crown of thorns was made by my husband from our bouganvillia bush several years ago.
I try to decorate it a little differently each year. The nail (above) was given to us at our church a few years ago.

The plastic nail (below) I found in Savannah last year.
This says it all:

I experienced with different colors and tones.



Eggs and Chicks

Today I'm sharing my Easter egg and baby chicks collection. Have you ever thought about the meaning of eggs and baby chicks at Easter? I googled it to add on this post.

Easter Eggs:

Of all the symbols associated with Easter the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts.

Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. To read about other cultures and their Easter eggs, click here:

Some of the Easter eggs I have collected over the years:
Iridescent plastic eggs (above)

My mind is blank right now and I can't remember what these eggs are called. They are very heavy and have a bright crackled finish. If you know the name, please tell me! All I can think of is alabaster and I don't think that is right!
NOTE: Thanks to Marty and Kathleen for reminding me they are marble eggs! Now why couldn't I think of that!!

These pastel glittered eggs are displayed in a beautiful white ceramic basket.

You saw this pretty bunny recently, and I'm showing him again because of the beaded eggs in her basket.

I assume baby chickens are popular at Easter because they represent new life, when they hatch out of the egg.
In my last post I featured my bunny egg cup collection. Today I'm sharing more of my egg cup collection, these are all baby chickens. Above is one of my most favorite!

How cute is this one with it's ducky slippers on!

Polka dots:

Here's my baby chickens vignette, it is on the low curio cabinet in our dining room.

I like the vintage look decorations and couldn't resist these baby chickens. I bought them a few years ago at different places - Hobby Lobby, Joann's, etc.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Easter eggs and baby chickens!

Happy Easter!

Have an egg, before you go!