Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pastel Affection: Easter and spring decor 2011

Easter Time

new life
quiet sunshine
little bird songs
breezy curtains
Sunday hats & white gloves
pretty pastels
green earth
potted flowers on porches
wet soil
egg hunts
Cadbury chocolate
promises from heaven
folded little hands in Easter Service

Spring is simple. fresh. peaceful.

(mini me on an Easter past)

Our home gets some pastel lovin once a year...

The boys get EXTRA excited every season as they pull out timeless, treasured decor...and that makes this mama very happy. ;)

My childhood Easter basket,
which has held lots of chocolate bunnies
and colored eggs through the years...

My little lovey ducks,
the first Easter decor I bought as a married.

Each of us has a happily ever after,
discover it, and
celebrate yours.

Our boys wait impatiently each season
for the new chalkboard message to appear...

Egg-dyed doily garland,
see here for the how-to.

Heirloom treasures from my Grandma.
I have lots of memories of her beautiful home at Easter time
with candy tucked into every bit of decor.

In my second life,
I will have fresh flowers
delivered to my doorstep
every single day.

Springtime for boys means bare feet
and plenty of dirt.

The boys tried planting a "tree" all on their own initiative.
But it is only a broken tree branch...sad!

Still, they did an awesome job!
They were so proud of their work.
I love how they put stakes on either side,
held up with circles of big rocks.
Grow tree, Grow

A fun springtime activity to do
with the little people in your life
is to fill Easter baskets with picnic lunches
hang the basket over old bicycle handles
and find a nearby park.

Yarn, ribbon, and sequins
in place of colors on eggs
to keep things fresh.

(For last year's Easter and spring decor, click on the jellybean photo below)

Spring has come when you can put your foot
on three daisies.


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caveman said...

Lisa, what an ADORABLE little girl you were!! Still are, just in a different way :-)

Who knew spring started inside our house and worked it's way out into the world? It does though. The warmth starts with the chalkboard sign and works its way through every room, and eventually into the yard, etc.

Fresh flowers every day? Hmmm, I will have to work on that one.

We need to get the boys a real tree. It would be fun for all of us to watch their work grow.

Kate said...

What a beauty you are Lisa. I love to see what you put together always such inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love to you & your beautiful family


Nancy said...

In your next life you will have beautiful flowers growing at your doorstep everyday =)

Kim said...

28 and wish you were younger?? Oh my! I feel really old now. LOL!
I remember my Mom making me wear gloves on Easter. Too cute! Love your blog.

Jenny said...

Lisa, I adore your ideas and your sweet, tender heart. You are really amazing.

I heard that Martha Stewart is having some contest for cool parties thrown for her 200th episode. You totally have to enter.

I meant to send you the link when I got it, but now I can't find it.

E-mail me if you can't find it on google and I'll dig for you!

Anonymous said...

aaawww.. Those are the cutest ideas ever!! Love them.. Hope you will stop by at Colours Dekor.. too.. Have a lovely weekend ahead!!

Victoria said...

Thanks for you sweet words about Styled. I love the dyed doily garland.

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful post, right down to mini you! What a cutie!!! It's funny, it does add something to it when our family gets excited about the seasonal decorations. It's great that you are enjoying your family so. It's great having you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Enjoyed ur post, i especially love the jellybean jars, what a wonderful way to add color and a touch of spring...Planting a tree can be such a rewarding celebration of life.....We planted a small magnolia in the front yard, Me, Mr. Romantic and our then 6 yr old, well now 20 yrs later that tree soars over us all, and is a beautiful reminder of the sense of family we all feel in this home. The shade it provides to the front of the house a symbol of the protection and sheilding provided by God's love for us all. Every year, Mr. Romantic picks the first blossom and puts it in a bowl of water on the dining room table. The house smells so good, and he didnt have to go far to bring me a flower........planting a tree, definately a good thing! Im happy to have found ur blog, will be checking back, have a great Sunday, ur latest follower, Bonnie

Jacqueline said...

First, I have to say that Mini You stole the whole show! How adorable! I wish I had a picture of me like that as I remember always getting an Easter bonnet, new white patent leather shoes and gloves. How special it made Easter Sunday.

I love your idea of taking the easter baskets and doing a picnice lunch. I have the kids old baskets and that would be such a fun new tradition. Lovin' it!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

I love that ceramic egg holder, where did you get that???

Kathleen said...

Sweet post! Love seeing the boys into the Easter bin!
Happy Easter to you!
Here from Seasonal Sundays.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love the little egg holder. The colors are so sweet. I need to get my decorations out- thanks for reminding me of how much it means to the little ones. ;)

Becky said...

Nice! I especially like the paper doily garland!

My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Whit said...

your home looks beautiful and springy! I love the blue egg carton. The decorated eggs are so cute too. I am visiting from tip junkies linky party. Come say hi I love visitors

Charity said...

Sparkle eggs, oh my goodness--I love them. What a great job you did. Thanks for inspiring me.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Cha Cha

Holiday Snob said...

Love your pictures and your style! Stopping by from Shabby Nest

Unknown said...

I love this version of your Easter decoration. Pastel type of color bring it to life and more. I am excited to try this one out, since holy week is just around the corner. I think I have to redesign my City Gate Condo Singapore using this inspiration. ThanksLisa