25 March 2014

Decorating for Easter









Normally this would be the April 1 post, but tomorrow my mother is coming to visit, so the home is now festive for Easter. 
I made this banner, but someone local handmade the letters.  I could have done the calligraphy and hemmed them with my sewing machine, but purchasing several types of material would have been more.  I attached two ribbons to a knitting needle and pushed it through, and then made decorative bows for the ends.








On the chalkboard, I sketched in a jackrabbit, and my daughter drew in some colorful Easter eggs for their hunt.
The little birds are new, and they were either 50 cents or one dollar a piece a couple of weeks ago at a Micheal's sale.






The button handmade garland now has Easter egg, colored ornaments from Urban Outfitter's Christmas clearance for just two dollars a package!







These sketches are mine. In the drawing a cactus is now blooming.






Here's a sketched baby cottontail; they out number the jackrabbits in the desert.








A sentinel quail and the cottontail...  They often eat side by side.






I crafted all the garlands.














I made a nest for great grandmother's wooden Polish Easter egg.
To make the nest, I cut up jute, sisal, faux feathers, and raffia.







I enjoy symbols and literature allusions.
The rabbit that my mother made is holding a banner that says "bloom".






There's a basket on the chair, and the cover was made from an old pillowcase.







When we are not having a party , parties, a special dinner, we use this table as a desk.  The pitcher is from Ikea.

















This post has never been featured, at least not yet, but this post has the most g+ shares on my blog.
Again it's a mix of collected, old, new, and crafted.
Thank you for visiting our little space.


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and


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76 comments:

  1. I love the RISEN banner and G.K. Chesterton!! What sweet little birds and chalkboard drawings. :-) Enjoy your visit.

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    1. Thank you, Aimee. I love that it looks happy. xoxo

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  3. I love the banner. You have inspired me to get my Easter decor out and decorate soon. I simply can't believe how fast Easter is coming. Glad I get a chance to catch up with you today. I enjoy your style and blog.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny for your visit and sweet comments. xoxo

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  4. Oh, so pretty! I love your chalkboard. Nice job!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment. xoxo

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  5. Love it all! You and daughter are talented artist I see!! I've updated my home with a few "Spring & Easter" things in the color yellow! I will have to post soon before Fall is here! :)

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    1. Thank you, Little Bitty. I look forward to your posting, but I know you have been busy with your sweet grandchild. xoxo

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  6. Very, very pretty banner...and you guys are quite the artists! Love that bunny scene! Happy Easter, Happy Spring! :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Happy Easter and Spring to you too! xoxo

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  7. The chalkboard looks like a lot of fun for the whole family and looks so interesting with your banner. Love the fabric in the Risen banner too. Have a nice visit with your Mom.
    Happy Spring.
    Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. Happy spring to you too. xoxo

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  8. Your blog is lovely!
    Visiting you has been a pleasure
    Hugs

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  9. Very lovely! You have given everything such a "Personal" touch. The banner (Yeah, He is RISEN) and all the darling chalk board drawing.
    I have had Easter up quite a while now, but you've inspired me to rearrange a few things and add a few more.
    What a treat seeing your Easter decorations and narrative. The nest for your grandma's egg is just too sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda. Indeed he is RISEN. Happy Easter and spring to you too.

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  10. How nice! Now you can enjoy your home all decorated, too! Love the chalkboard and all of the creative things you do with it! And what a sweet little bunny holding a banner. I love bunnies! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Lavender Dreamer. My daughter and I love bunnies too. xoxo

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  11. Ahh! I love it all! So cute. Your chalkboard drawing is awesome and I love all of your cute Easter decorations.

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    1. Thank you, Alice. Happy spring and Easter to you too. xoxo

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  12. This is so sweet. Love it all. That bunny and your wonderful art work on the chalk board is adorable.
    Very cute.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. I have fun drawing it every month. xoxo

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  13. That's gorgeous and your ideas are so inspiring, Easter is my favourite time in terms of decorations. Those cute bunnies and pastel shades are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Imogen. Thank you for your sweet comment and a happy spring and Easter to you. xoxo

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  14. Your artwork is very pretty. I love bunnies and bunny decor. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mother!

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  15. Very pretty and you've given me a lot of inspiration.Thanks for sharing and have a lovely time with your mum! Anita xx

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  16. Most beautiful and inspiring, I love the chalkboard and the flower pot... Yours Sarah

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  17. So sweet Easter decorations ! I love the garland !
    xoxo from PARIS

    Joëlle

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    1. Thank you, Joëlle, for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  18. Hi Dear,
    so lovely, but you know I love your style and your creative spirit! Funny for my a cactus with an easter rabbit - but I should try once!
    Have a wonderful time
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. The cactus start to bloom around this time of year and the bunnies are everywhere in the desert. xoxo

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  19. Looks pretty and I love your chalkboard! Happy week!

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    1. Thank you, dear, for you sweet visit. Happy weekend. xoxo

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  20. I am in love with everything in this post! Your art work is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria, for your visit and sweet comment. xoxo

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  21. Love looove your style!!! And your home is soooo beautiful <3

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I LOVE your style as well! xoxo

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  22. I love the banner and the different fabric used for it. Cottontail is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I had fun figuring out how the different patterns would work together. xoxo

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  23. Oh, this is one of THE SWEETEST Easter vignettes I've seen, Su! I really love the sweet RISEN banner. What security we have in that little word!

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    1. Thank you, RJ. You are so sweet. Yes. I agree. xoxo

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  24. Su, this is just beautiful! Everything! Your sketches are gorgeous! xo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I always love your visits and your sweet comments. Happy spring to you and the girls. xoxo

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  25. I love the chalk sketches! They are so lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Carmody, for you visit and sweet compliment. xoxo

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  26. the chalk sketches, the color scheme, the soft pillows - everything is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Art and Sand, for your sweet compliment. xoxo

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  27. So much eye candy. Your home is just lovely. Love the Risen banner.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Thank you, Ana, for the sweet compliment. I am now following you too. xoxo

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  28. Oh what a lovely visual treat you have blessed me with. It looks fantastic.
    The napkins in your birthday post are just darling!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Laura, for your visit and sweet compliment. xoxo

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  29. All so delicate and pretty...and I love that banner. Your mom is going to enjoy all the loveliness around her including her family! :)

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  30. Everything is so charming!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  31. I love the combination of fabrics on your little banner.... so fresh and springy. and so very Easter.....
    All your decor is perfect!
    These would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party?
    Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you Crystelle, for the sweet compliment. xoxo

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  32. This whole part of your room is stunning! I love the chalkboard in the white frame and the darling garlands so precious!! I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece
    Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. Come on over http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-cool-blues-with.html

    Karin

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    1. Thank you, Karin, for visiting. the sweet compliment, and the invitation. I made the garlands. I will. xoxo
      Su

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  33. Love the new touches. That risen sign is so pretty and you have mad sketching skills! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  34. I'm in love with everything in these pictures. It's so cottagey and sweet. Your banners and your chalkboard art are amazing!

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  35. I love the beautiful banner and decor for Easter! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  36. I love all of the Spring decor. The Risen bunting is fabulous. The new party at Bacon Time just started over, please drop by if you have not already.

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  37. Wonderful spring decor! So many great touches. I love all of the sketches. You are so talented.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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