We have had a lovely almost 3 weeks here and much good work has been done in the museum and Stables, especially by Butterfly, although she did balk at working her magic in the bright orange room, and took up residence in Small Worlds itself since we were not open to the public, except for one morning to coincide with the Easter Market. There will be more to see of what we have been up to in forthcoming blogs.
It was a delight to welcome our friend Andrea for a few days. It was the first time she had seen Small Worlds, although she follows it avidly on the blog. Her reaction was all we could have hoped for and she was able to indulge her delight in story-telling as she set up a new scenario in one of the houses.
Today however is a picture-rich post just to wish you all a Happy Easter. Easter is a much loved festival here in the Czech Republic, more so even than Christmas perhaps, and so it was no surprise when a friend urged me to create an Easter window display.
I hesitated to agree because I didn't think I had much to do it with. We went round the house gathering up useful things but in the end the Stables came up trumps and I found I had far more than I had supposed.
It was just a question of melding things into one window scenario. Well, two actually because there is a small window as well that I like to fill separately.
This autumnal scene ...
Autumn fruits ......
....became Easter eggs
Goosey, goosey gander was brought back to life after many years in the wilderness of storage....
....and given some more friends
and many assorted ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits and frogs were hauled out of retirement.
The rabbits were given a desirable home
The ducks now rejoice in a crystal blue pond
and the collection of Eggheads are enjoying their various occupations...
- including being newly born!
Once again it has proved impossible to photograph the window when everything is in place - too many reflections from outside, including me, the camera, and the cars and building opposite!
So I leave you with some photos taken before the display was put in position. This is what went into the smaller window.
It was supplemented with a vase full of willow twigs bearing Easter eggs - see what I mean about the reflections?
And from this final photo you can just see the layout of what went into the window - apologies that this time the camera person (me) was not operating at her best!
Nevertheless, this post comes with all good wishes for a very happy and peaceful Easter holiday. See you again soon.....