Friday, 14 April 2017

Veselé Velikonoce - Happy Easter!

It's Good Friday, known as Velký pátek - Big Friday -here in the Czech Republic, and Butterfly and I are on the verge of reluctantly leaving the haven of Small Worlds and heading back to the UK.

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 ...

...turned springlike

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...

... in the peace and quiet of a Czech pine forest -

 - 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.....


  1. Happy Easter to you too! the display looks perfect.

  2. Happy Easter! When do you go back to the CR?

  3. Andrea was equally delighted to be there. What a thrill to see Small Worlds in the flesh, so to speak. She was quite overwhelmed and deeply honoured to be allowed to set up Pepik's house/workshop. Now she is deep in research for her her first Make...
    A xx

  4. Happy Easter to you as well. Such wonderful transformations you both have done to make the amazing Easter display.

    Thank you for sharing your small world of wonders

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. I can not think of anything more pleasurable than setting up miniature scenes no matter what the season. Only wish I could be there!!
    sandy xx

    1. I wish you could all come and see Small Worlds Sandy...

      When you see what Andrea was doing, you will recognise some of the furniture :-)

  6. What a lovely window display. x