Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

The Mister and Middle took off this past weekend for beautiful Hunting Island, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, where they camped and fished with Middle’s Boy Scout troop.  Much to Little’s dismay,  I took advantage of their absence to do some spring cleaning.  My reward after cleaning was to pull out the spring decorations, in hopes of freshening up the indoors. 
Spring is at its full, frothy peak in the Carolinas, with azaleas, pink and white dogwoods, tulips, and iris proclaiming the glory of God, and I am in awe of the renewal and promise of life this season brings.  Of course, the indoors can’t begin to compete with the wonder outdoors, but perhaps, it can make us smile and even urge us out into the sunshine.
If you were a reader of Town and Country Mom this past fall (and thank you very much if you were), then you might have read my fall decorating “rules,” here.  My spring rules are even simpler: No fake flowers.  No plastic Easter grass.  Our house should not look like a gift shop.  I realize that last one is in the eye of the beholder.  I try to be tasteful, but, some things my children have loved since they were young, and they expect to see those decorations every year.  I happily comply.IMG_3658 On the sideboard: paper grass on a silver tray with speckled eggs and fake candy bunnies.
IMG_3659 On the dining table: glass hurricanes with speckled eggs in creams and blues and palest pinks
IMG_3662 On the chest in the front hall: more speckled eggs in blue, pink, and lavender pastels
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IMG_3664 In the family room: moss bunnies, speckled eggs, paper grass, and papier mache carrots in an old wooden tray
IMG_3678 In the kitchen: more moss bunnies and one concrete rabbit, affectionately nicknamed Bunzilla.  (Don’t tell anyone, but that biscuit barrel is hiding Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.)
More Easter decorations may be seen at  Hoppin Down the Bunny Trail.
Do you decorate for spring or Easter?  I’d love to hear your ideas!

8 comments:

  1. I love what you have done! So NOT Kirkland's, et al. :-) XOXO

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  2. Love your Easter bunnies :) It creates such a welcoming atmosphere when you get in the spirit of a holiday. I created hand blown and decorated easter eggs with my kids years ago and many are still in great shape. We pull them up and hang them on an 'easter branch'. They are older now but they enjoy it just as much. Similar feeling to hanging the stockings at Christmas :)

    Thanks for your comment over at Finding my Way. I have added a You Tube clip to the first episode of Doc Martin if you want to have a look....
    http://jeanne-findingmyway.blogspot.com/2011/04/cantankerous-doc-martin.html

    It will give you a good idea of what the show is all about.

    Best wishes

    Jeanne xx

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  3. Love decorating for Easter, but sadly all my bunnies are staying packed because of our move! Love all of you cute, cute decorations!

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  4. I love your decorations. The mossy bunnies are great!

    Ann-Marie

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  5. Everything looks just lovely! Where did you find the moss bunnies? They are darling! :-)
    Vanessa

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  6. I love those faux choco bunnies. I wish you were closer so you could style my cookie photos. You always have such lovely displays. :)

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  7. i love your speckled eggs in the hurricanes! and i couldn't agree more-- fake flowers are an absolute NO!

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  8. never fear, your house does not look like a gift shoppe but
    a fairy tale village of wonderment.

    happy easter!

    He is risen,
    lea

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