3/28/12

Spring forward with Easter decor!

Since the time change, I've been slowly getting the house ready for Easter.  

I absolutely love pulling out the decorations I've saved over the years. 
After a long cold winter (well this one was rather mild, wasn't it?) it's nice to see the warm colors of spring all around the house.

I collect egg cups, so it's always nice to find new ones each year.  Around Easter, they pop up in places like the Cracker Barrell's Country Store.....and they are very affordable!  My Aunt Leslie recently gave me the pink and green polka dotted ones you see in the above picture :)


centerpiece on breakfast room table
I've got things decorated just in time for Dillan's 18th Birthday lunch with family this Sunday.  Y'all....my baby is fixin' to be a legal adult!  That doesn't sound right!!!


pie safe in the breakfast area
The year that Dillan was born is the only time I've missed church on Easter Sunday.  He was 3 days old his first Easter, so needless to say, we didn't make it to church that morning!




Even the Paula Deen scale holds Easter eggs!


I always try to have a seasonal display in the foyer.
This is my favorite piece of furniture in the house.  It's so versatile for decorating!

I display my egg cups here along with a few of my other Easter faves:
an old Peter Rabbit ceramic water can and a nest full of tulips
This cake plate was a great find at Hobby Lobby!
I also collect cake plates.


I decided to do something different on my mantel in the LR this year.
I usually don't swap it up much except at Christmas, but I wanted to bring in some light green shades for spring to lighten up the room.  Here's what I came up with:
old books and some vintage-looking rabbits
fake moss, greenery from tree branches, and a framed print of birds

The birdhouse chapel is also a favorite of mine along with a ceramic of Jesus kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane.  These two take center stage on the mantel.


(close up of left side)
(close up of right side)

I didn't have plans to do much in the DR, but had to add a little something.
I filled a long basket and crystal candle sticks with Easter grass, eggs, and Peeps :)



After Easter is over, I will leave some of the green elements in the LR.  I'd like to find some new throw pillows for the couch in a light green shade to bring in a little more spring color.

Decorating is NEVER done around here.  I'm always looking ahead to the next season to make a few minor changes in my home.  Isnt' it fun to piddle around the house and swap things up a bit!

HAPPY EASTER TO EACH OF YOU!

We serve a RISEN LORD!!!!!


3 comments:

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for joining Your Cozy Home Party. You have some really cute Easter things around your house. I especially like the way you decorated your mantel. I have a cute birdhouse that I use for Christmas but hadn't thought to use it for Easter. Thanks for the idea. Hope you will come next week, too.-------- Shannon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, all of your decor is so pretty. So many beautiful vignettes. I especially love the church on the mantel, perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Schotzy said...

Lovely vignettes and I loved the church one as well.... actually saw a couple ideas I am try myself
love the eggs in the vase.... but especially keeping the Lord in your Easter decor is wonderful!!!