It's that time of the year. The flowers are poking through the ground, the air is warming and that feeling of fresh and new is everywhere!
This weekend, many of us will celebrate Easter...and even if you don't...it still feels like a time of baby bunnies, chicks and lambs. Of innocent eyes opening wide to new sites. And of course, we think about new additions to our wardrobe and to spring table settings. Below, I have some ideas for you, that can be used for your Easter dinner or just lovely spring decor!!
If you're looking for some new additions to your wardrobe...look for light pieces you can layer...like "Solitude" necklaces or fun earrings that make you think of spring...like my "Butterfly Wings" Earrings. Another option is a fun, statement piece like my limited edition "April and Babe"...(yes, April the Giraffe!).
You can see sweet Miss S here is going with the layering and vibrant spring colours!
Are you hosting an Easter dinner this weekend? I'm sure, if you are, that you are looking for options that are easy and lovely! Look to using items from around your home and re-purpose them. I borrowed a glass jar, martini glass and vase to show off my speckled eggs. I used dishes I already had and layered them with some pretty plates with fruit on them. Yes, I was oggling all the very cute "bunny themed" plates out there...however, common sense told me that using lovely plates I already had, made more sense then buying plates to use once a year!
I did purchase some new napkins...but as I use cloth all year round (just one of my little ways I try to help the environment)...they will definitely get lots of use! I also purchased a small bundle of tulips for a pop of colour against my blues and browns. I liked the natural look to the wood table...but don't be afraid to use a tablecloth, a runner or...my fav, a light weight blanket!! (they never look wrinkled and I dislike ironing. :) ). I decided on not colouring all of my hard boiled eggs, and used some plain white ones and a brush marker in blue to add names to act as place markers. The speckled eggs I created very quickly (my how to tips are below if you are so inclined) and my little metal "nests" I found at a consignment store. They are so sweet!
Speaking of sweet...nothing is so stinking cute as little ones in their Easter finery! Miss S here is so cute in a smocked dress, bare piggy toes poking out, a matching headband and just so much curiosity about each and every thing on the table! Decorating should be fun and an adventure for those doing it as well.
I wish all of you a wonderful spring weekend...enjoy every moment and send me photos of your pretty decorating!
Happy Easter! Kelly
Kelly's How To--Speckled Eggs:
- Hard boil some eggs.
- Using the cheapest kind of egg colouring kit (the plain, original kind)... make up the blue dye bath.
- I put eggs in for different lengths of time...so they varied a bit from lighter to medium blue. This only took a couple of minutes total.
- Once pretty much dry...take a bit of dark brown acrylic paint and add a bit of water to it in a small container. Take an old pastry brush (toothbrush works great as well) and dip it in this mix. Press off most of the extra on side and then holding the brush over the eggs, run your finger over bristles to splatter the paint. (if you're careful and have your aim correct...you wont even need painting clothes on! lol) Let dry a minute or 2 and then flip the eggs. (I use an egg carton to dry my eggs...instead of the silly box the kit comes in). Repeat. Check sides to make sure paint splattered there as well...do them if needed.
- Let dry and decorate away!