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:

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

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

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

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  4. Adorable, love it!

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  5. 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? :)

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  6. 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! ;)

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. Love your sweet vintage bunnies. They are precious.

    Pretty vignette.

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  10. 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.

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  11. I especially like the little teapot. So cute. Hugs,
    free internet jobs

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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