Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring & Easter Decor

Today I thought I'd share some pictures with you of my entry table in our front room and the way I had it decorated for Easter and the coming of Spring. Each year I say to myself that I am going to simplify things and each year it turns out like this...kind of crazy and whimsical, but I love it! This year was definitely no exception. Once I got going, there was no stopping me!

As you may have guessed or known from previous posts, I love pastels and soft, romantic colors and those are the colors that I use for pretty much any occasion. I have lots of Easter decorations stored away, most of them coming from thrift stores and end of season sales. I used lots of pink and yellow Easter grass this year, along with sweet eggs, nests, and other items that either fit in with the theme or with the colors I use.

The two big Easter eggs with the rabbits inside came from Canada. I purchased them when I was visiting Mom and left them with her because I couldn't take them back with me on the plane. They caught up with me again on another trip (a driving trip) and made their way home. The sweet egg topiary tree was purchased at Tai Pan Trading Company here in Salt Lake. It was around $50 and there was no way I was going to pay that! Lo and behold, in their clearance section in a back corner of the store was the same tree with ONE egg missing...the price...$8! I snapped that puppy up and had an egg at home that matched the missing one. A bit of hot glue and that was that...a savings of $42! Works for me!

I also love all of the bright pink birds and butterflies. I found them at Michael's one day (on sale of course!) so I purchased a whole bunch of them. In fact, I think that I took all of the pink birds and butterflies that were left! I like to mix in unexpected items too...the green hardcover novels that the rose jug is sitting on are antique french novels that my mom-in-law was going to get rid of! Yikes! They fit in with the color scheme and helped to elevate the rose jug on the table so they stayed. You will also see a cute bird and egg topiary on the second shelf that I found at the thrift store for a few dollars, a very large pink ceramic speckled Easter egg from the thrift store and a lovely pink book that I found at Walgreens of all is entitled "Princess Alyss of Wonderland and it's pink and lovely so it became part of my display!

You can add pretty much anything to your displays to make them charming and interesting as long as they fit in with your theme and/or colors that you are using. I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my Easter display this year. Who knows how it will look next year?! ~Stacy~ xo


Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Stacey! Lovely, lucious pink and green!!! Makes me feel all pretty inside! I don't know if you have seen my spring time blog, lately, but I have a lot of pink and green...precious Limoges, German, Autrian, etc. I just love looking at those colors...makes me feel good...Like your blog and your vignettes! Many Smies, Karen

Vintage Rose Collection said...

ps, love the music too Stac!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Stacy,
What a fabulous Easter display, WOW, amazing treasures!!

Moments of Grace said...

I absolutely love your photos. Your taste is so light and lovely, I am also a fan of the pastels. I am eating up these photos.

I just want to say, if you ever decide to sell the shadow box in these photos, please let me be the one to purchase it. It is absolutely breathtaking. I have purchased two shadow boxes from you in times past. One was destroyed in an accident while moving from Ohio to North Carolina. the other was given to my daughter as a wedding gift. Both were so beautiful. I have several purchases from your lovely shoppe in my home. Each one is treasured.
thanks you for sharing the beautyof your home with all of us who love what you do.

In Grace,