Sunday, March 23, 2008

OUR BIG SURPRISE!!!



THIS got delivered for Easter! Wow! It is a Hex sign which the Pennsylvania Dutch people had on barns for good luck and to look nice. A relative makes them and the kids from The Farm had her make this for us as a surprise! I have just the spot for it and will post that picture when I get it up. It's about three feet across, beautiful!


The heart, the tulips, the birds (Distlefinks), and the rosette all have symbolic meanings. So do the choices of colors. The rabbits? Well, that means there are rabbits about!!!! (Ya think?)


Today we had "grauple", which is Mr. Weather's word for little pellets of ice coming down in a high wind! Brrrr..

13 comments:

FrecklesandDeb said...

How beautiful! What a great surprise!

Hope you had a very Hoppy Easter!

LauraHinNJ said...

Beautiful... I love Pa. Dutch designs.

Happy Easter to you and the bunnies!

Katie said...

WOW, what a beautiful surprise! That plate is so colourful and artistic! I love surprises and it looks like you got a fantastic Easter gift! :)

M.KATE said...

this is really cool and pretty :)

bunnygirl said...

I love it! Hoppy Easter to all!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Fabulous, where will you put it? Are there placement instructions for maximum effect?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely plate, beautiful design!

Author said...

What a wonderful gift! Quite lovely.

archi's mum said...

WOW that is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing it with us!

blessedbe said...

wow gorgeous! but it looks like some of the rabbits are fighting lol

blessedbe said...

wowo gorgeous! but it looks like some of the rabbits are fighting lol

Dana Gillin said...

That's really awesome! I grew up in PA (my parents live about 20 minutes from Pennsylvania Dutch country) and love seeing the hex signs when I go to see them! The bunnies are all dancing and having fun -- how awesome! Is it handmade? Where can we get one?!

--Dana
BunnyBlab.com

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Oh that is just really cool. Look at all the buns on it ~the Fluffy Tribe