Monday, April 18, 2011

A Little Bit of Easter

I finally put a few little things out for Easter.  I have never decorated much for Easter, I think in part because I have always decorated my house in some shade of red and green, and the pastels of most spring decor just don't look that great in my house.

But, I can't let the holiday pass completely undecorated!  So here are a few little touches found around the house.

An arrangement that I have had forever, with my 2 favorite spring color combos ~ yellow and purple.  

  Love the little bird nest, and my little birds {from Nell Hill's} that sit out most of the time.

The little table that acts as an entry hall table near my stairs.  

I love this little needlepoint pillow with the sweet ball fringe.

I put a real ivy in a yellow pot.  I'm trying to substitute real greenery for some of my faux.  I know you aren't supposed to use the fake, but I have the worst luck with real plants.  I put out 3 real ivy's and 1 fern and am down to 2 ivys.  I know I will continue with the faux, I just go through this phase every now and then when I have to give the real a chance!  
 Sweet little bunny plate.  I bought 3 of these a few years ago at Ross and have looked for more for the last 3 years.  I check TJMaxx and Home Goods frequently but never see them anymore. :-(
The guest bath gets a thing or 2.

                            Easter egg soap for the grands.
I love oil paintings, and this little one of bunnies is especially sweet.  It has several different homes, but I thought for now I'd hang it here.
A narrow shot of a chair in the family room with its new needlepoint pillow.  

The other chair has a new similar pillow ~ love them both, and they will be staying out all summer.  They look great with my colors in the family room.  I found the pillows when my sister and I got out shopping for a bit a few weeks ago.  She got a pillow too, and we both got the little black and white bunny you see perched on the red books.  He is spotted, but I didn't get a very good picture of him I guess.
This little guy is on the same table, facing the door ~ and he holds treats for my 4 little visitors.  I have to get the colors just right you know.  Pink for Elizabeth, Cooper's favorite color is green, Ben has decided on green too, and Jackson gets the left over color!!

I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for my very first Tabletop Tuesday.  I do Bible study on Monday nights and always get home so late, but I've always wanted to join in the fun.

Also joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow us Wednesday.


sweet violets said...

Love those pillows....they would fit nicely in my home!!! hugs...cleo

Pat said...

Pretty Easter vignettes.

I absolutely love your red checked chairs!

Lori said...

Your green plate is on note songs blog. I'll try to send you the link so you can ask where she got hers. I know looking for a second or third of something you love can drive you nuts. The needlepoint pillows are wonderful. Love just the four little eggs in a bowl.

Lori said...

Here is her link...

The Martys said...

Nice touches. I guess I have never been to your house around Easter because I have never seen the purple arrangement before. I like your other pillow. Looks nice. I will keep looking for the plates too. (Although it will be tough to share. ; )

Debbie said...

Sue, I think everything you do is so tasteful, and Easter is no exception. I have the same two problems that you mentioned, btw.
My colors don't always lend themselves to a lot of holiday decorating, and I can not for the life of me keep a live plant healthy.

I just keep trying and trying and...

Currently down to one peace lily and one table top plant that I can not even recall the name of.

My favorite thing is that pillow on the chair by the stairs. Love that!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pillows...they are both beautiful! And Easter egg soaps? I'll have to find some now! ♥

Shelia said...

Wonderful post and I've enjoyed peeping into your lovely home! I have four of those little green plates and four yellow ones. I haven't seen any either in a few years. Your little black and white bunny standing on your table? I have him too and his buddy! :)
That red checked chair is beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam said...

I like your Easter decor. And I love your black chest. Very pretty!

Ana said...

What a beautiful home you have Sue...You did a great job decorating it with beautiful touches of Easter. I know what you mean about the pastel colors of Easter. I too, mainly decorate with reds and greens...My favorite color combo. Everything looks beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Rettabug said...

How charming & elegant your decorations look, Sue! Very upscale & like Debbie said "tasteful".

My grands would LOVE that Easter Egg soap! I'll have to keep an eye out for that for next year.

Any your needlepoint pillows!!!! Oh my....*drool*. I want to go shopping with you & your sister!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so cute. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Ha! No green thumb at My Place either ... but I keep trying! I love those Bordallo bunny plates, but I've never found any. Still looking... Good luck finishing your set! Happy Easter to you and yours.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't decorate normally for Easter either. I may in the future if my grands come to visit. I love your yellow checked chair and I really love the red checked chair. thanks for joining WUW.

Sue said...

I love those adorable needlepoint pillows and that oil painting, Sue! I, too, am looking for those Bordello bunny plates. Sure wish I could find them somewhere. Hope you have a Happy Easter with your family. ~ Sue