Monday, April 9, 2012

Blue Monday - Easter Cake & Flowers

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I hope you had a special Easter celebration! We did. After church, we had our son's family to dinner. One of our teenage granddaughters brought a girlfriend to dinner. (The friend's mom and dad live out of town, and she couldn't make it home for Easter.) I find dinner parties extra special when a guest is present.

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Jane sent some beautiful flowers along with a note wishing us a Happy Easter. Here they are sitting in the center of the table, covered with a Blue tablecloth.



This is the other side. I love the way the florist wrapped leaves around the inside of the container. (I don't know if you can see that or not.) The flowers are gorgeous and so is Jane's love. The picture shows some of the blooms a purple, but actually, they were kind of Blue.

You can see our china cabinet with several Blue and white items.



It's a tradition of mine to serve an Easter Egg cake for dessert. Note, please, that I do not make it myself! I order it from Publix bakery. It's really a yellow cake with fudge frosting baked into an egg shape. It helps us remember the message of Easter: He arose! Here's a picture of our Easter cake for this year. Notice, please, the Blue rose in the center of the cross and the Blue trim around the cake.



He is risen indeed!





It all began when I heard a story about a Sunday School teacher who asked the class to draw a cross. Most children quickly drew a stick-like object that closely resembled the letter "T," but one child got out all the pastel crayons and became quite intent while working on his drawing.



When he finished, his picture was a cross, covered with flowers. He explained, "I put flowers on my cross to make it beautiful because Jesus died so that I could go to Heaven. And that's beautiful!"



Happy Blue Monday!


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46 comments:

chubskulit said...

That's a lot of blues!

Dhemz said...

I so love those flowers...yummy cake!

LV said...

Sally, indeed that is beautiful.

Carol Ann said...

Happy Blue Monday! The flowers are beautiful. I like the cross cake, too.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful!! Yummy cake:) We had a great Easter:)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi lovely lady! I love the beautiful and yummy looking cake...hope you had a very Blessed EASTER SUNDAY! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Thank you for having me. Lots of hugs,
FABBY

Marice said...

How beautiful! Happy Easter Sally!

Hanne Bente said...

Hallo Sally.
Great pictures you show - nice challange you.
Wishing you a good second Easter Monday.
Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Luna Miranda said...

your Easter cake looks yummy! Happy Easter, Sally!

my Blue Monday

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Easter, Sally :)
Your Easter cake looks yummy!

Greetings from Australia♥

Chie Wilks said...

So sweet of Jane..and so lovely of the flowers. That Easter Egg cake sure is specially. I love its flower cross on the top. And the story shared here about the student who drew a flower cross left me speechless. If I was the teacher, I could give sweet pats on the kid's shoulder saying he's brilliant.

HansHB said...

Great shots! Lots of interesting shots! I think I posted my post twice...
Have a nice week!

Eden said...

The cake looks yummy.

Happy Easter, Sally.

arun kumar said...

It's such an amazing outfit. Everythine matches so well and looks amazing on it's own also.
Happy Easter Dude!
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black eyed susans kitchen said...

The cake looks delicious and the flowers are lovely...happy Blue Monday Sally.
♥, Susan

John McElveen said...

SALLY- HOW BLUETIFUL!! HAPPY EASTER MY FRIEND!
JOHN

wifetoalineman02 said...

Happy Easter Ms. Sallie :-) looks like you had a wonderful Easter celebration with the family :-) I love the flowers, very sweet of your friend, the egg cake looks delish and love the design too :-) Dropping by from Blue Monday

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Tea said...

The egg and the cross are beautiful, very lovely.

Lina Gustina said...

Beautiful flower arrangement and cake :)

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The French Hutch said...

Such beautiful flowers for Easter. Love the egg shaped Easter cake with the beautiful rose cross. The photo of the cross with the flowers is so lovely.
Happy Blue, and thanks for hosting Sally.

~Emily
The French Hutchh

Karen said...

I love fresh flowers on the dinner table. Great shots Sally!

Mary said...

Sally, it sounds like you had a great day. I love the blues you found to share with us today. I hope you have a great week. Blessings...Mary

JLS Hall said...

What a beautiful cake! Love the blue rose and trim, but I love the yellow roses, too (my favorites!).

Happy Blue Monday and have a wonderful week!

Annesphamily said...

I love your Easter cake! Although mine was homemade, you and I share the same faith and message! He is risen indeed! Hugs Anne

barbarah said...

How thoughtful and lovely! And that cake is almost too pretty to eat.

LadyD said...

Beautiful cake and I especially like the plate! I read a children's book about The Flowering Cross once. Lovely Easter presentation Sally!

Diann said...

That is lovely Sally. I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thank you for being a great hostess!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How are ya dear Sally! I thought I linked last night and I did place your BLUE MONDAY at my new post. Weird..I wonder what happened. Anyway, I did it again. Lots of hugs and have a great week.
FABBY

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful cake. My favorite is the picture of the flowers on the cross and the wonderful message it brings. Thank you for hosting Sally!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Barbara F. said...

Happy Easter to you, Sally, and your family. Your flowers are lovely and the cake is beautiful. I am sure it tasted delicious. Have a great week, and I've gotta get my blue on for next week! :) xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful flowers and cake, Sally. It looks like you had a very Happy Easter!

ester said...

Lovely blooms! The cake looks delicious. Happy Easter Sally!

My Blue Monday.

marit´s,,, said...

So wonderful Easter cake Sally, a work of art.

Good new week to you, Marit

Joy said...

What a beautiful cake and pretty flowers. Have a great week and Happy Blue Monday Sally!!

Catherine Rogers said...

Love the cake and flowers. Once upon a time I didn't love Mondays. But now that I'm retired I enjoy every day! What a blessing from God. He is alive, indeed!! Thank you for the 'Blue' (I love it!) and the message of Easter.<3

Riet said...

Beautiful flowers Sally and wow that cake.

Leovi said...

Delicious and sweet flowers, sweet as those rich cakes.

Blondie's Journal said...

The flowers and cake are just beautiful, Sally! I, too, love when an unexpected guest comes to dinner. There is just more to talk about and celebrate. I'm happy you had such a lovely Easter!

XO,
Jane

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

In Italy, they call today Passagiata... the little Easter.
We might need to adopt that holiday too!

Bluebell Woods said...

I have linked my Bluebell Woods blog up for your Blue Monday. I have visited most of the other links as well So I am not sure what I am doing wrong,
Thanks janice

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Sally, I can see you had a Happy Easter ! Beautiful Blue Post!

katherine Schulz said...

my first time to see an egg shape cake, yum...love the flowers...happy Blu Monday Sally.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, we were in Fl for Easter and just returned home late today. I didn't have time to link this morning.

Your Easter day sounds like it was very special. I'm so glad. You have so much to be thankful for. Jane's flowers and sharing Easter dinner with a beautiful egg cake. Happy Easter bit belated.


Blessings and love,
Jeanne

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sally~ I promise my vespa sign has a blue background. At least it is blue on my computer.
I am trying to folllow the rules and play fair!
Have a wonderful wednesday...

Cathy said...

Beautiful, Dear. I hope you are still doing well. Hugs

Charli and me said...

I loved the story you shared Sally. I like extra guests too. Everyone in our family was sick so we had a very quiet Easter this year. I really love your flowers and your cake!