Friday, April 6, 2012

A tisket, a tasket: springtime & Easter home decor!


Spring means NEW, the warm but short hints of new sunshine.   Spring means FRESH, the brave, bright green, fresh blades of grass peeking through the solid dirt.  Spring means REDEMPTION, a chance to start over with new life, being redeemed from our past.   

Spring is also pretty pastels in a cluster of soft colors, painting our beautiful earth.  And this girly girl loves pastels and flowers____________ and flowers and pastels.  

I used my sweet ABC paper cups (also used for this summer game and for our ice cream truck party) to create a shelf display. 

I also added some layered swaggg using the pastel-dyed doily garland I made last spring.

Our house has SPRING ON for this brief season.

 Just a pinch of whimsy on the shelf...

Circles of green with baby pastel flowers celebrating beauty...

My pair of ducks from my Grandma, 
which I remember from my childhood...

I pulled out all my soft-colored dishes. 
 I can't even pick my favorite color, I love them all!

A cartful of bright, giant plastic fun for the little people...

I gathered all our books about rabbits in my childhood Easter basket 
and set it by my heavenly cloud beanbag for springtime reads.  

My all-time favorites,
 The Country Bunny and the LITTLE Gold Shoes
with Cadbury mini eggs to snack on with each turn of the page.

My boys made this flower bouquet for me!  
They ran inside, tightly holding this cluster of weeds pretty flowers, 
climbed up on the counter leaving dirt behind, 
grabbed a glass,
 splashed water everywhere while filling the glass, 
and excitedly displayed "flowers for Mama" on this shelf.  

We pull out light spring sheets, 
pack away cozy flannels
and exchange fur-lined purses
 for airy spring bags:

My all-time fav anthro love purse.
So pretty, makes this housewife smile.

An real deal egg carton from the 1950s.  
Adorably perfect.

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket

I'll be reading with my front door wide open, 
sitting on the door ledge, 
just hanging out with my happy new door mat.

Enjoy your springtime friends.  
Make sure you see it and live it.  
Because this is some kind of special life we get to experience. 

 Check back later today for a
  pink tulip Easter table setting.  
And wow! This is the first time ever that I've posted twice in one day.

This post is linked to: Jennifer Rizzo Spring   Under the Table & Dreamin, Nifty Thrifty, Seasonal SundaysMet Monday, Making the World Cuter, Tuesday Tutorials and Tips, HOMEWORK: Be Inspired, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tip Junkie, Get Your Craft On, DIY Design, Works for Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Organize and Decorate Everything, Transformation Thursday, House of H, Tablescape Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff, 36th Ave  Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, Frugal Friday, I'm Lovin It, Tickled Pink, Friday Flair, Design Dazzle, Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up  DIY by Design

16 comments: said...

Very springy and cute!

Jane said...

Looks like spring has hit Colorado... pretty!

. said...

It's spring time at your house. Everything looks so fresh!

I love the window with the weeds.. they look so cute and pretty and I have always loved those ducks, I think you said you got those when you first got married.

I also love your welcome mat. That is very cute!

Thank you for the splash of happiness!!! Everything looks great!

PattieJ said...

Very Spring-y! love it all!

Sugarr2518 said...

Your "Spring Love" with the tulips is just perfect! I love how you put one tulip in each:)

Unknown said...

This is just creative excellence! thanks Lisa Home Interiors

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I LOVE those dishes!!!

Unknown said...

I love the flowers in the individual flower cups. So pretty. I'd love for you to share this at my weekly link party at We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'm following.

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

What fun Spring decor! You must walk around your house smiling at all the bits of spring :) I love the little cups with the tulips - precious!

Crafty Mischief said...

What fun Easter decor! I love the tulips!Thanks for sharing!

Lauryn Ashli said...

darling darling! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
{love} lauryn @

Unknown said...

Wow.. lots of beautiful inspiration! Love that front door mat!!

Stopping by from TT&J.. I'd love for you to come by and link this up or any other projects at my linky party! :)


Leanne said...

I love the tulips in the little buckets and the doily banner. I still want to make one of those. Your door mat is awesome. Did you make it or purchase it? I hope your sweet family had a Happy Easter. I just have to tell you how much I adore you. xo

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very nice & spring-y! I love your tulips and all your fresh & happy decor. :)

Jaded said...

Your home is simply inspiring! I hope you don't mind if I use this as inspiration for my verano apartments.

Anonymous said...

I love picking flowers for my house in apartments for rent in tacoma wa too. You can't deny the added beauty it brings to your house's ambiance.