I hope everyone is have a wonderful start to this holy weekend.
Thought I would share some easter decor around here now that everything is looking pretty after I shared my easter decoration dump here when I brought the easter bin down from the attic.
The living room has the majority of the easter decor. I shared the mantel here but here are more of the details around the room.
The coffee table has my german glass glitter eggs, which I showed the diy here & placed them on some silver trays and sheet music. (You can read about my love affair with silverplate here & sheet music here.
I also planted some pansies, alyssum & ivy in more silverplate, which sits on top of a wooden cornice. I got this idea off of Pinterest years ago & it stuck in my head forever.
I added my faux chocolate bunny for an easter touch, which can be removed after Sunday. Then it becomes just a spring arrangement. Later o I’ll move the flowers | plants to an outside container so it transcends through the seasons until fall.
One of my favorite things to decorate through the year | seasons is my large bird cage, which was a great find at Tuesday Morning. Right now I have a vignette including some white, cast iron pieces with old books & easter details.
It’s hard to photograph since it sits in front of our large window in the front of the house, but I did the best I could with the natural light and photoshop. dried hydrangeas from our yard sit in a cast iron planter while a faux moss bunny sits atop of a cast iron taper and a Wedgwood Jasperware egg sits inside a mini cast iron urn. Yes I also love cast iron anything but that’s for a later post. You can also read about my Wedgwood Jasperware collection here.
Along with the cast iron accents a metal tree sits on top of some old books with glittery easter eggs. I’ve had the tree & eggs forever. I believe the tree was an after the season sale item I picked up years & years ago. It was a pastel colored piece that was not my style at all so I spray painted it a natural tan color and added a little complimenting ribbon on top. Voila! Much more me.
On one side of the room sits our glass|metal console that is home to the sad boy picture I inherited from my parents. I remember as a little girl this picture always made me a bit sad, but now as an adult it brings me peace. It always gives me pause and helps me reflect on life and invariably makes me feel very fortunate for the life I have had and lead today. It’s all about perspective. Good Friday is a very good day for reflection.
The console is pretty neutral with a mix of cast iron, silverplate, glass apocathary jars & cloches and architectural pieces. Once again after Sunday I can remove the easter details & keep it as a spring vignette.
The only new thing over here is this sweet little lamb i picked up at pier one.
I love it’s little burlap face, ears & legs with all that fluffy body. super cute and yet very symbolic of the season and what it means.
And last but not least a little spring in the corner of the looooong hearth. The little bunny statuary is actually from the kids’ nursery. Back in the day when I worked in the garden product industry I bought this bunny & a little duck garden statuary to use as book ends for the Beatrix Potter books in the nursery. Goes to show that if you buy things that you love they can evolve with you and find other uses that fit into your style.
Always be true to yourself regardless of trends. I love natural elements, architectural pieces and galvanized metal and that’s what I used here. I know “gray” has been in for awhile and it’s on trend, but i have always been partial to neutrals (plus green). That’s just me. And although my house isn’t exactly how I want it right now it still represent who I am.
Happy Good Friday!