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I am officially in the mood for spring and our 30° weather isn’t helping my desire out at all. Not to mention that there are large fluffy flakes currently falling from the sky to add to the 12″ of snow that is feeling the need to remind me that it isn’t opened toed heel and sandal weather yet.  Nope instead of revealing my toes, I’m layered up in long sleeves, a cardi-sweater and a scarf:-(  The enthusiasm I had for warm layered clothes is fading away and has been replaced by the need for bright colors and the ability to wear heels without getting frostbit.

Luckily Easter is on its way so I have an excuse to brighten up the inside of my home a bit even if it’s gray and cold outside.

Like Valentine’s Day, I have never really decorated for Easter before.  I will put a hydrangea wreath up and maybe a few springy looking things but since I’m not really a floral person my passion for Easter decor ends there.  However, I love Easter and the fact that I’m celebrating my salvation with Christ, so I set out to make some prim/country Easter decor during our media/electronic free week.  Here’s what I came up with…

My Mantel

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My mantel has been set with a long baby blue paned window set with my homemade hydrangea wreath.  I have never used the baby blue side of this window (the other side is brown) but knew it would be perfect with the “Spring, Spring, Spring” banner I made (Tutorial for this banner coming Friday!).  Does anyone else think of the Spring Song from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers when looking at this banner?  I confess I sing it every time I look at my mantel banner!

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My daughter’s named this sweet little bunny, Bonnie Bunny.  She was a very white bunny until I gave her a long bath in a pot of coffee, to giver her an aged look.  I sewed up a little dress for her from some fabric I had sitting around and added some grungy little fabric flowers to the neckline.  Along side her is a frame filled with a photo that I got off of Pinterest and a jar filled with jelly beans and a tea candle.

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On the opposite side of the mantle is an old enamel coffee pot I found in a junk pile in our woods several years ago.  I decided it would look nice with the other blue things on my mantle and added some dried hydrangeas to it.  To the left of it is an old family bible and a rustic cross, a cluster of speckled eggs rest in front and another jar filled with jelly beans and a tea candle stands on the right.

Easter Table Scape…

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Sitting on a table runner made from an old, very warn, antique quilt are a few other ways I choose to brighten our home for spring and Easter.

P1240933Center stage is this pillar candle holder that I filled with silk tulips. Inside the pillar holder is a hymn print off of “The Old Rugged Cross” that I aged and cut a cross in the center of then glued burlap to the back of.  I would prefer real tulips to adorn my table but really wanted this hymn to decorate the pillar with and I couldn’t do that if they were real.  The paper wouldn’t hold up to well against the water;-)

A better glance at the hymn.  I LOVE this hymn and it means so much more to me at Easter time!

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On the right side of the tulips sits a paper mache bunny that I grunged up a bit by wiping some moist instant coffee grounds on than smoothed over with a dry paper towel.  Nestled at her feet are a few speckled eggs and beside her sits a jar of jelly beans, with a label on front that features a little sheep.  I should have put cheap, gross jelly beans in this jar because these delicious Starburst ones will be gone long before Easter…especially the pink ones:-)

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This prim little bunny holding tight to his carrots is probably my favorite thing I made for Easter (Although the spring banner is really close!)  He’s just so cute nestled in his nest of dried grasses and watching over his Easter eggs!  A sprig of bright green hydrangeas helps brighten this display up a bit more.

I think the next place to brighten up will be my bedroom.  But I’m trying to wait until the snow melts.  I’ve been really enjoying my Spring/Easter decor this past week and half and hope you enjoyed seeing them to0.  Maybe they’ll inspire a little spring/easter creativity in you!

I was hoping to find time to make these before Easter…

…but am not sure if I’ll have a chance, since it’s coming up so fast and I have my daughter’s birthday to get ready for this week and then my son has tonsil/adenoidectomy surgery next week, but maybe yet I’ll get them made yet.

Happy Easter decorating to those of you who’ve been inspired and to all of you…

Remember to come back on Friday for the tutorial on the Spring Banner!!!

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