Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Easter vignette

Like many of you, I love to decorate for holidays, and Easter is one of my favorite holidays. As with other holidays, I use my mother's dough cabinet as a backdrop to create a simple holiday vignette.

Here's the cabinet decked out for Easter:






On the left, I simply wrote "Happy Easter" on my Goodwill-plate-turned-chalkboard-platter and added some antique bunnies and candlesticks. I'm trying to decide if I want to use my Easter candles here or in the dining room. I may need to make another pair!

On the right, I grouped a pitcher of daffodils, some antique jars filled with jelly beans (the one Easter candy that doesn't tempt me and is therefore safe to have in the house), and a bunny teapot.

My favorite elements are the antique bunnies. Look at this little guy closely:




He and his friends all have holes in the backs, so that you can insert your own cotton to make their tails. See?



Kitschy, yes, but vintage kitschy, so I like it.

How do you decorate for Easter?

17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the cupboard. It is just fantastic. All of your decorations are gorgeous. I especially like the little teapot. So cute. Hugs, Marty

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

It's always fun to pull out the holiday decor and it all seems new again. Love those little bunnies.
Cute decor.
Brooke

Carmen said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love all things bunny. And some kitschy is okay in my book. ;)

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Adorable, love it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Well, I love your vintage kitschy bunnies! :) My Easter stuff is sitting in boxes in my Family room right now. Need to get it out ASAP!

PS. I laughed so hard at your comment today. I can recite Richard Scary's "I am a Bunny" from heart. It was both of my girls' favorite "first" book. The things we do for our kids, right? :)

New Every Morning said...

You just brought back a great memory for me.
When I was a teenager, I had a sweet little ceramic bunny that held my cottonballs the same way. Shoulda held onto it! ;)

linda said...

I am a holiday decorating junkie so I love your vignette! Your mother's dough cabinet is beautiful. I bet it is a treasure!

Paula said...

Your mother's dough cabinet is such a lovely piece and your decorations look so nice on it! I love to display bunnies at this time of year, but mine are still packed away. I'm hoping to get my Easter things out this weekend.

Christina said...

Love your sweet vintage bunnies. They are precious.

Pretty vignette.

Denise said...

How cute. I want to start and collect things for easter decor (now that I've realized I have room to store seasonal stuff in one of our spare rooms ;) I love the bunnies.

kanishk said...

I especially like the little teapot. So cute. Hugs,
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The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those bunnies are so cute! That you can put cotton in the backs for a cotton tail is just adorable! Your cupboard looks great! It's fun to add a bit of seasonal decor isn't it?

Manuela

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Thanks so much for linking up! I missed this post and those cute antique bunnies were too cute to miss!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the cotton tail bunnies. I remember those from when I was a girl.

Sandra said...

Cute bunnies and I love the cabinet in display...very nice.

Erin said...

I like your kitschy bunnies! They fit right in to your arrangement. Lovely!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Love the hutch, so wonderful to have an heirloom like that. You really give it a wonderful Easter spirit.

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