Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bring on Easter!

Happy April, it's again been a long time between posts for me, something about being busy :)

With one week until my parents arrive, I have been busy cleaning and decorating the house for their visit, and since it is almost Easter, the house is full of eggs and bunnies! I'm leaving the Easter egg painting until my parents are here as we have always traditionally done this together, so I will post about that later. For now I thought I would share how I have decorated our apartment, and where I got all of my decoration pieces.

I was super excited when I opened my Easter decorating box and found my Robins Eggs, they came from Pottery Barn (click here for link). I adore these, and saw that Pottery Barn has them again this year, probably because they are so pretty.

On our door we have a green wreath that hangs there all year round and is decorated for every season and holiday (I have an obsession with wreaths). This past year I was super excited when my mum sent me an awesome egg-string garland (thanks mum). I simply tied it in front of the wreath (which came from Pottery Barn).

Going to Pottery Barn is always dangerous for our bank account, I adore that store! I went in a month ago and could not resist this set of Easter eggs that spell out "Happy Easter" Click here for link. I guess you should put them all in a row, but I split up my "Happy" and "Easter" so I could have them in different parts of our apartment.

I think they look great hanging on the "Pussy Willow" branches. I always have these branches in my vases at home, they are much more appropriate at Easter time of course, when I dress them up with hanging Easter eggs.

The sequined bunnies on the shelf make up what I call my "Disco Easter" corner. They are from another favourite store of ours, West Elm (click here for link). When I saw them earlier this they were on sale, that's why we have five :)

West Elm also had a set of Easter plates with great Easter designs on them, I am not sure if they still have these, as I got these earlier in the year!

The dining table in our apartment always gets a whole bunch of stuff I love placed on it, so we always have trouble finding room for poor husband! Well, this year is no different, here's what I created:

The bunnies under the glass domes I bought online from Lillian Vernon (click here for link). I am not sure where I bought the domes, but many home decor stores have them.

Recently I have also become very obsessed with mint julep cups, not for drinking, but for decoration. If you want a recipe for mint julep, Martha has one that looks great, click here for the link. The cups are simply beautiful, so I had to have some, and found these great cups on Beau Coup (click here for link). I also got some wooden eggs on ETSY, and painted them green, then put it all together with white shredded paper for a cute table decoration.

That's pretty much it, except one thing...our wall decorations are not immune from my egg decorating either!

Hope you got some inspiration for your decorating! I have to say that for our house, Easter just isn't Easter without chocolate bunnies and eggs (and these adorable carrots from Lindt Chocolates)...yum! These are available at most large chain grocery stores if you want some :)

Happy Easter decorating!!