I decorated one little easter nook in our living area. It’s nothing fancy but when I glance over my shoulder at it (while watching Drop Dead Dive on Netflix) I smile a little bigger…and that is hard to do because that show is cheesy and the ridiculousness gives me a permasmile.
I started with one of the mirrors that used to hang in our den. It’s the one that I made look like a windowpane. And then I put a little photo storage box…for height. The color makes me smile too.
On top of the photo box, I put the little white birdcage. I love birdcages….almost to an unhealthy degree. I already have three. And I want more. like a thousand more. Next to the birdcage I popped some recycled flowers from Will’s birthday party into some mini vases. They actually are glass spice bottles I dug out of an old dumpster when I was in college. And yes, the gross old spices were still inside. I used denture cleaner to get them spic & span. That’s a weird old trick that works when glass bottles are too small to get a scrubber inside.
The eggs in the footed huricane are my favorites though…I used the ones that we dyed to mix and match with my painted feathered eggs. feathers, petals, whatever you want to call them. These are actually blown eggs…so I can use them for years to come.
Never blown an egg before? It’s easy. Just poke a little hole in one end with a straight pin…swirl that pin around until the hole is about as big as a quarter of a pea. Then turn to the other end and poke four little holes – just in and out. Then on the four-hole end, you are gonna blow till your head feels like it’s gonna explode. It’s a good idea to do it into a bowl…then you can scramble them for breakfast. It’s not easy but then you can fill the empty egg up with water & soap to clean it out. Then it’s free game for painting…I used watercolors…but acrylics would work too.
And the little bunny was from Goodwill. It was 79 cents. Worth every cutie-patootie penny.
So there it is. Our little Easter vignette that is oh so pretty for a spring time weekend. And I hope that you all are enjoying your holiday weekend. What are you doing this Easter? We have a lot on our horizon: a friends get-together, Easter breakfast at church, Easter lunch with family (along with the rest of our Christian Sader) and a easter egg hunt! Not to mention a cute Easter bucket for Will filled with goodies (which I better run and throw together right now before he wakes up from his nap and is all like “Dude, Mom, get me out this crib, I got a million toys I need to throw”).