easter with homesense

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i’m not religious, and i don’t have children, so easter is about 2 things for me – 1) spring will finally be here, and 2) chocolate.

the first one is more important to me, but i will never deny the opportunity to have a bit of chocolate. i can only have small amounts at a time though, so it does last a fair while. that’s my (truthful) excuse, anyway.

homesense kindly gave me a voucher to purchase some items to show what easter means to me. though i was – as always – tempted by everything in store, i settled on some chocolate, a floral scented candle, and a william morris-esque tin, which, i didn’t realise until after, had a mug in!

chocolate, colourful foil covered eggschocolate rabbit gif

i realise that besides the chocolate (in the form of eggs, flowers and a bunny) these things aren’t really typical of easter. as i said, to me, easter is my celebration of spring which means floral patterns and scents, going out for chilly but sunny walks, longer days and much more. oh, spring!

i love how people interpret holidays in ways that are special to them, even if all that means is gorging on a bit of food. i’m not one to judge.

as it’s something i never really celebrated (i got an egg or two as a child) i don’t really have any easter specific memories to call back on. but i do remember as a child, walking to school in late march sort of time, more flowers coming out, the trees being greener, it being a little warmer, and feeling a sense of change in the air.

how do you celebrate easter, and what does it mean to you? are you a traditionalist or do you like to mix it up?

william morris style pattern tinwilliam morris style patterned mugcute pattern candle in a jar

easter with homesense was last modified: March 8th, 2016 by laura redburn
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7 Comments

  • Reply Viktorija 09/03/2016 at 12:46

    I am totally with you on the spring feeling. :) It just feels extra lovely, fresh, like a new start, new beginning. I’m not religious and neither is my family but we celebrated easter. Mama would make some traditional bread and decorate the kitchen, we would have fancy easter themed napkins and cute chickens on the table ;) Though my parents are not religious their parents are orthodox & we have a really sweet tradition of dyeing chicken eggs for easter. Normally they are boiled with onion skins and they become deep red/brown, sometimes patterns are applied with threads or flowers & leafs. And on Easter day we “battle” with eggs. So two people hit each others eggs on two sides and who’s egg breaks first loses! In old days it would mean they would give the egg to the winner ;))) And then all the food… Ehh, I miss that a lot being far from home. <3

  • Reply Ffion 09/03/2016 at 13:05

    Hey!
    I love this post, I love that spring is coming too!

    I love home decor and these are lovely little items. The colours of the mug and glass are so bright and uplifting! TOTAL opposite from the dark days we’ve had in the lead up to spring!

    Ffion
    http://www.shembusiness.com

  • Reply andrea 09/03/2016 at 15:57

    That bunny gif is hypnotising. I have to admit that I have never celebrated Easter too much. In Spain, the whole holy week is celebrated with parades of people drumming extremely loudly and dressed up in what appears to be KKK outfits. It sure is something to see, but it gets tiring after a while. The chocolate buying tradition isn’t as big here as it is in England (or in other parts of Spain), but I remember that as a child I always insisted on getting some. In Germany, they go full-on Easter decoration and everything, which I find cool because I like bunnies and chickens. In February, my mother in law sent me a box of chocolates because IT WAS NEARLY EASTER. I was over the moon and happily adapted myself to fradition.

  • Reply andrea 09/03/2016 at 16:00

    Oh, I forgot, in Spain on Palm Sunday kids get palms which they decorate with candy. Now that was a tradition I was happy to follow. It was also the only day of the year when I went to church to get olive tree branches. You can see some photos here http://losdulcesrecuerdos.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/domingo-de-ramos.html

  • Reply Jaime @angloyankophile 10/03/2016 at 14:44

    Loving all these colors! I’m not religious either … I’m all about the chocolate. And the pastels. #sorrynotsorry

  • Reply Jessica 11/03/2016 at 03:48

    Such a pretty mug and tin. Easter isn’t really that significant to me or my family, but we do always celebrate with a bit of chocolate and a nice meal together which is really what any holiday or occasion is all about.

    jessica – littlehenrylee.com

  • Reply Jessica 24/03/2016 at 19:58

    Easter haven’t really ever been about more than the candy for me, but recently me and my friend realised that it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate spring, decorate with birds and flowers and do whatever you want! We’re deciding new things to bake every year (this year carrot cake is our Easter thing to do) and it’s all amazing! Love Easter!

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