Easter Decorations

I really 'splurged' on this wreath at Pier 1 this year, but it was too perfect to pass up.

I have always really enjoyed seasonal decorations.  It was especially fun when the kids were younger and we’d spend time together making home-made decorations.  One time I attempted to skip the whole seasonal extravaganza: the hauling up of the Rubbermaid bins filled with ‘Ho-Dec’, the dusting off, & deciding where each little goodie would go.  You would have thought I had sold the house on the ‘down low’ without telling anyone and moved to France to live with a marauding band of gypsies…there were protestations heard throughout the land.  So, needless to say, when the St. Paddy’s décor went away – out came the Easter trinkets. 

I like to try to always have some kind of fresh flowers around. These are from WalMart and only cost about $4.
The Country Bunny was one of my very favorite stories as a little girl. I then passed it on to my two little bunnies, and they loved it as much as I did.

Don’t they look like they’re ready to celebrate.
This is actually a candle holder, and really looks nice when it’s glowing.

I used to go really big with Easter decorations, stuffed bunnies in every nook and cranny.  We have been incredibly busy this spring, like crazy busy… so my decorations this year are heading toward the “Easter Lite” version.  Just wanted to share a few little vignettes with you that I have dotted around the house.

A little pair from the Dollar Tree perched on a plant stand.
The tree came from Target awhile back, and the little chick was a gift.

 

This little pair was also from the Dollar Tree, a few years back.
This little guy was added this year. I found him at Marshall’s.

 

I’ve really grown to love how these little “primitives” look. They appear to be made of paper mache, but are really resin.
This little wooden cutout bunny is at least 15 years old.

 

Finally, my favorite little bunny couple.

One of our favorite things to do together as a family, even to this day with a 16 year old and an 18 year, is to dye and decorating Easter Eggs.  We all have a lot of fun with it.  My sweetie even won an egg decorating contest once, by decorating a green dyed egg as a Ninja Turtle.  (I’ll see if I can scrounge up a picture for you sometime.  It was well before the days of digital.)  Yep, my man has ‘skillz’.  Usually we save the egg project until a day or two before the big day.  Some of our other traditions for Easter include: attending services, spending the day with friends and family, a big dinner with ham and all of the fixins, and the requisite egg hunt.  Are there any Easter traditions your family holds near and dear?

As much as I enjoy all of the little bunnies around the house I really think the most beautiful Easter decorations are the ones provided by Mother Nature herself.

Bright yellow daffodils – Spring has sprung
I really think these two toned daffodils are so pretty.

 

Deep purple hyacinth - these smell so sweet!