Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Liturgical Decorating~ Easter White

(We replaced our Lenten violet drape on our stair case cross with white... for He is risen!)

After our Easter cleaning frenzy, we were ready for liturgical white.
Just thought I'd share some simple ways we decorate with the Easter color of joy.  After all, it does last 50 days!
I replaced the violet bow on our front door wreath with a white bow.  I still love the symbolism of the dogwood for the Easter season.

Our prayer table or home altar covering is changed to white.
(With the addition of an Alleluia plaque and Divine Mercy sacramentals for our Divine Mercy novena and Divine Mercy Sunday)
The Divine Mercy Novena is one of my favorite Easter prayer offerings:)
I know I've posted this photo before but this is our Easter mantel, once again.
How about an Easter center piece for your kitchen table with a white table cloth?...We keep this on all 50 days, though we are constantly washing the white tablecloth!
Easter countdown?
We are using this cute one so generously offered by Lacy over at Catholic Icing...
And also this white cross made by my husband a few years ago. (The other side is painted a violet color for Lent.  Then we just flip it over for Easter white:)  I cut out simple white doves, each numbered for the 50 days.  This is a photo from last year with all of the completed countdown doves taped on.
Easter white candles...
I forgot to mention in my last post that I bought this big white candle (below) from a mission society who melts down old altar candles and re-molds them into these beautiful bees wax pillars.  They sell them and proceeds go to the mission. I love this idea! Coming from altar candles, makes this particular candle extra special for the Easter season:)
Paschal Candle
White Easter lambs...
symbolizing the Lamb of God and His Paschal sacrifice.
(Those are our palms from Palm Sunday in the background)
This little lamb (below) came from the Dollar Tree.  Isn't he cute?
Here's a close up photo (below) of the little faith-based Easter egg tree (shown above) that I found on sale at Hobby Lobby.  This would probably be a fairly easy DIY project with some nice handwriting...
 Our Resurrection Set (Oriental Trading) stays up through the Easter season.  It's pretty good quality so to me, it's worth the $25.00.  We even use the characters for our Resurrection Tomb Cake on Easter Sunday.  It comes in handy more ways than one;)
I also just had to pass on this great article about the home being a domestic church.  It's an easy-and-quick-worth-the-read!
With Divine Mercy Sunday being this weekend, here are some easy celebration ideas that I posted last year.
Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!
"I am mercy itself; therefore I ask you to offer Me your misery and this very helplessness of yours and, in this way, you will delight My Heart." (Diary of St. Faustina,  1775)

9 comments:

  1. you have a beautiful domestic church. thanks for sharing the great link.

    pax, lena

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  2. Your Easter home is beautiful!!

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  3. Oh, Tiffany, you are such an inspiration! PEACE! +JMJ+

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  4. Tiffany everything is beautiful and WHITE!!! love it. the wreath is beautiful, and I love how you have so many examples of Easter and Christ throughout your home. the statue of Christ on your table is so lovely -- I've not seen it before. thank you for sharing. (and that article too).

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