Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring is time to Branch out

 As I have noted in a previous blog entry, it has been an odd year for weather.   There was no winter this year.  Spring has come a month early and it seems everything is blooming at the same time.  Usually spring comes in gently first with the crocus and then a sea of yellow with the daffodils and forsythia.  The yellow burst then turns to pink with Cherry blossoms, magnolias and tulips.  Nature is confused this year.  I think that it is a particularly beautiful spring though.  It also dawned on me that all the trees seem to be in full bloom right now and we should take advantage of it.
  Instead of buying the standard daffodils, tulips and hyacinths for your Passover or Easter table, why not decorate with branches.  That's right I said branches.  Get out your heavy clippers and your biggest vases and  fill your home with tall branches loaded with spring blooms. Nothing looks more dramatic on a holiday table or a side board than tall spring branches. Also, to double the effect, put branches in front of a mirror.  This with increase the effect and make it even more spectacular. Foyer tables, side boards and dining tables with shine with these blooms and it won't cost you a thing.

  This coming week, most people will do a great deal of entertaining.  Make your Passover or Easter table amazing with something you already have.  Just one thing, don't wander into your neighbor's yard to do the cutting. If you do, however, you need to wait until they go out first and then don't have them in until after the blooms die. Remember if you get caught....... deny, deny, deny.  Oh, I forgot about those darn security cameras. Oh well, Happy April Fool's everyone.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!