Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Moments from Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday

I came across this at an estate sale about seven or eight years ago, and fell in love. I am not familiar with the artist-Chris Lancaster, but I found out a few interesting things when I took this piece to be re-framed. The picture itself, was done through a type of "screening" process. It is on a very old and very delicate material, so I opted to have it put under special glass to protect it from sun damage. It was originally matted in white, but as soon as I saw it I knew I was going to re-matte it in crimson. I was going to pick out a new frame as well, but the lady helping me told me I couldn't possibly get rid of this frame. She said you have no idea what you have here. She went on to explain that the original frame is very expensive and very rare. It was done using an old technique of under water gold leafing. She ended up finding information to give to me on the whole process. I've always thought about taking it to the Antique Roadshow, if they were ever filming near me.
I love the way the picture includes different aspects of Holy Week, such as the palm branches, and the bread and wine from the last supper.
I love this movie, portraying the life of Christ! Daddy, momma and I used to watch it every year. Hugh bought it for me this year for Easter. We watched it together over several evenings after putting the children to bed.
I did this passage of scripture to set out in front of our door for the week.
This was my arrangement for my door. I thought it was bright and festive and set the tone as you entered our home.
This was a treat Datha brought over for the children. As you can see, Trey went straight for the bunnies.
Oh, the fate of a poor peep bunny! Hee-Hee!

Our beautiful children in their Easter outfits after church. It was an unbelievably wonderful holiday for me this year. Praise God, for He has risen. Jesus has risen from the dead and He is Lord! Hallelujah!


freetofly said...

Beautiful! So glad to know you had a wonderful Easter!


Sharon Brumfield said...

I love your find!
How cool.
I love what you put outside of your front door also.
I am glad that this time of celebrating the Resurrection means so much to you. Many get lost in the easter bunny. Sad.

Anonymous said...

that piece of art is stunning. i can't believe that i've never seen it before!! the front door is beautiful, too, but i have to say that those sweet babies were the cutest things, EVER!!

love you!!

luvmy4sons said...

Just lovely pictures...Your find is so awesome! Your children are precious gifts and they are beautiful!

Denise said...

Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

He is Risen!

I loved this post, Tiffany. Your babies are so cute:) I really liked the special piece of art you found, it is beautiful as well as a reminder of what our Lord experienced.

Easter blessings to you and Hugh and your family! The joy and hope in the Easter season and Resurrection are felt so much more deeply now with my dad being gone.

kmom3 said...

What a beautiful piece of art! A true treasure!
And it sounds like you had such a special Easter! Thanks for sharing it!
Blessings, sweet lady! :)

Penless Thoughts said...

What a lovely post. The picture is fantastic. How wonderful the art framer was to share their knowledge about the frame with you. Your kiddles are precious :o)