Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Decor

We're ready Easter Bunny!
Finally, here is my Easter decor.
I had to make a second run for more tulips after I started this bouquet. 
And then today was cloudy so I had to wait for little peeks of sunlight to take the photos.
I have really been enjoying these rooms after I finished the dining room 
furniture paint job and was not in the mood to restyle it. 
So I put it off...but now that it's redone for Easter....I'm loving it. 
Yet, I can't wait to put the big bird back on the buffet as soon as Easter is over.
I've had this sweet turquoise McCoy water pitcher for a very long time.
Finally, it gets to be a star this Easter.
Sorry, one more shot....because I love it so.
Thank goodness I bought lots of eggs on sale after Easter at Pier 1 last year.
I used only green and blue tinted ones in this display.
Majolica is perfect at Easter.
Easter on the Mantel
I was lazy and just added these vintage eggs I'd bought last year at Michaels in front 
of the display that was already there.
Little chicks from Hobby Lobby last year.
I know this display could be bigger and better but I just don't have it in me.
This was last years display....
See all of it here.
I planned on saving those flowered branches to use this year. 
I made them by taking branches from my backyard and spray painting them white. 
I then hot glued silk flowers to them.
So I saved these branches and they sat on a table in the back bedroom for months.
When I went to move them I found what seemed to be sand under them and all around. did sand get here? (I thought) 
Then I realized that there must be bugs in the wood that was making the sand. 
Which wasn't sand at was sawdust!
 Freaked me think I'd brought wood eating bugs into the house. 
So I threw them away immediately! And now I am very hesitant to bring any sticks into the house.
I brought out the big bunny again this year.
More chicks from Hobby Lobby. These from several years ago.
My favorite Easter book. 
Read about it here.
I could have made this into several Easter posts....oh...well....I'll keep going.
I'd forgotten I had this wire basket. I was looking around for things to use and there it was.
It came from Hobby Lobby like 8 years ago. 
I'd buy it again tomorrow if I saw it. Just love the design of it.
Bunny from Hob Lob too. They didn't have any this year that I couldn't live without.
And finally...
Easter Weenies!
Do you see them there behind all the nose smears?
I put them out of the house while I was taking of course they were 
very interested in what I was doing. 
If the door had not been shut, they would have been busy in the yard. 
But since it was shut...they wanted to know what I was up to and sat there peering in.
Crying a little too. Finally, Violet DEMANDED to be let back in.
They are all sleeping at my feet at the moment.

One more thing.... my copy of
came this week.
I have only glanced at it but it looks to be just as good as I'd hoped.
We'll discuss next Wednesday, April 27.
So if you've got your ready to discuss as part of the

The next book after "Undecorate" to be reviewed will be....
I received a signed copy from Fifi that I won from Tracie at
I was thrilled to win it because I'd been wanting it.
Thank you...Tracie!

So that book came the same day as the "Undecorate" book.
I have not had a chance to look at either but I'll be talking about "Romantic Prairie Style"
soon too.

sharing at


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my gosh, you have a ton of glorious Easter items!! LOVE THEM! And your dining room is really doing it for me! Love the pink tulips, too.

Have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirley said...

What a beautiful designed living house..I say that because you do live there and with dogs too! Put your feet up and sit a lovely and then it's also elegant enough to hope you dont spill a thing..that's talent..and oh my gosh...I love,love,love your lamp shades...

mollydianeh said...

WOW! First time reading AND enjoying your blog. Love your Easter decorations in each of your rooms! All looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing. I'm adding your blog to my "favs" list!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the Easter decor Nita. Especially those weenie babies.

Shelia said...

Hi Nita! I love your sweet little Easter things! I don't blame you about the wooden bunnies with bugs. You just never know! I love your big bunny sitting with his basket by your fireplace.
I just love seeing your pretty house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nita, all your decorations and your home is just gorgeous. I don't have Easter decorations so I enjoy looking at everybody elses. Have a Happy Easter.

birdie blue said...

love your easter decor. it's perfectly ready for the big day. i added you to my sidebar so i don't miss a trick.


The enchanted home said...

I so thought your Easter decor was a magazine shoot right out of Martha Stewart..I kid you not. Wow you did it picture perfectly...literally gorgeous every single inch of your home, the flowers are stunning and even the eggs were dyed just the perfect shade..I am supremely impressed!!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hello Nita, I'm Claudette from Canada
WOW, I ADORE all of your decor and your wieners, lol.
I have tones of smudges too : )
Your home is absolutely beautiful.
My husband's aunty is called Anita, but we always call her Nita, and that's a good thing : )
So glad I found your pretty place.
Love Claudette

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Don't you love how perfectly those Springtime/Easter colors just suit your home? Amazing from one end to the other, Nita.

I'm completely enjoying my bunnies, chicks and pastels too :)

TeamMcDonough said...

Love Love your Easter decor ♥

Betsy said...

Beautiful! I love it all...such lovely, soft colors that are perfect with your home.

Debbie~ said...

Your Easter decorations are adorable, looove the sweet chick with the little wagon! You have your own 'Easter Parade'!!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Easter decor with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

maría cecilia said...

Love each and every detail of your beautiful home, Nita!!! and the easter decor is lovely!!

the gardener's cottage said...

you may be a lot of things nita but lazy is not one of them. you have more energy than that energizer bunny. omg, your house is so pretty and festive and i'm totally jealous. i wish we were neighbors b/c i could load you up with roses. wishing you a most wonderful easter.


Lynda said...

Dammit I want your house. I can at least copy the colors, and everything GORGeouSSS!! Now following you...

very merry vintage style said...

Love all your Easter beauty! That wire basket reminds me of a crown. The flowers look yummy in the McCoy vase.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your Easter decor! Every little bunny and egg look perfect. I like both this year's and last year's mantel.

I'd love to have you share your post with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie @ said...

Oh my gosh! I just loved all of it. that one shot of your living room couch with the dining room beyond is just gorgeous. You have such a creative eye for other words your home is lovely. Lovely people decorate lovely homes! wonderful post.
Have a blessed Easter.

Kathy said...

We are so simular in colors.
The tulips and the vase are wonderful...spring abounds in your home.
Just recieved Fifi's book also...looking forward to devouring it.
Love your home,
xoxo Kathy @'
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Nita, I have to say that your house is the "perfect" Easter house. The pastels just fit so beautifully. Your rooms are so cozy and comfortable. Just love it! thanks for linking up and have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Trisha Brink Design said...

Nita! You have outdone yourself!!! WOW, I wish I could muster the awesome cuteness that you've got going on there. I am sitting in piles of randomness with too much renovation stuff and work stuff. Very jelous I am. However, very happy for you too! Enjoy your new/old space with all the Easter Goodies!!! :D

Allison said...

You did a beautiful job decorating for Easter! Your house is lovely, Nita. What a fun collection of Easter decorations you have. You've put everything together so beautifully. I also adore those pillows on your sofa! Happy Easter to you!

Amanda said...

Hi Nita! Your home looks gorgeous, as usual! I love your Easter decor! Have a fabulous holiday! It's always so much fun to visit you and your sweet weenies!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING NITA! Splendid and magnificent is your home and all the lovely decorations for this sweet celebration of LIFE!!! Oh the lighting in your home is exquisite to showcase your lovely wares!!!!! Anita

Wendy said...

Your home is so beautiful! Loved looking at every picture! Have a great Holiday.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your dining room looks so pretty with the easter decor. very very pretty, I love the pale greens and blues you added. you really are a great stylist Nita..i just got inspired to make a bit more effort with my easter stuff. perhaps I will post about it!
I have some of the same style bunnies that you do, old time looking ones. I love your basket on the sideboard too. The eggs are perfect!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Nita! Everything is so perfect! Everything is beautiful!! I particularly love the tulips in a pitcher and the cupboard with the colorful pieces!

I'm sure your big bunny was so excited and happy for the Easter too.

Happy Easter Nita!

Queenie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracie! So inspiring...Easter Blessings to you and yours...
Big hugs,

Dawn said...

Easter at your home is like a wonderland...just beautiful. You find so much joy in what you do. I need a new house to decorate all over again....or just redo the one I have. The dining room is stunning and you are a patient woman. The kittens are friendly to me because they run up to me while in the cage but mama is a real b. and starts hissing making them afraid. Next week I am transferring her to a new crate and handling them before they go to a rescue to be adopted. Mama is getting fixed and released into my yard because she is not friendly but at least she will have food everyday from my yard. I will put a warm igloo out their for her for winter. She can keep cool in the woods in the summer. It's the best I can do for now Nita..I am exhausted. Happy Easter to you darling. Your house would be my fantasy home if I were single...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes. xoxo

European Paint Finishes said...

If I was the Easter Bunny I now know which house I'd be visiting. EVERYTHING. IS. PERFECTION.

"Create Beauty" said...

I so enjoy seeing your beautiful home and decor, it is absolutely

D E L I G H T F U L !!!

I love everything about it. You are a fabulous decorator!
~ Violet

Marie said...

Oh Nita! I love love love your easter decor!!! Have I told you lately how much I love your home? It's so cheerful and happy, but also relaxing and so soft to the eyes!

Happy Easter dear friend!

stefanie said...

just gorgeous!!!!

Sherry said...

You seriously have a dining room to die for. It is so beautiful! I also love your mantel and fireplace. This is just so gorgeous! You have done such an amazing job. Have a lovely Easter! Thanks for linking up!

Marie Arden said...

Everything is so pretty and festive
Happy Easter to you and the weenies

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your dining room is just gorgeous decorated for Easter Nita! Everything looks so pretty!! Sharing this on Facebook~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful Easter decorations. Everything looks amazing!
Happy Easter.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Nita, When I saw the first picture I thought it was from a magazine! Your home and Easter decorations are beautiful. I especially love the display on your mantel. The little chicks are adorable. Thanks for joining my party and I hope you have a blessed and happy Easter.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Just beautiful. I love the soft pastels that you have painted in the different room and the way they go so well together. It is all wonderful. Your fireplace tiles ~ scrumpcious!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Stunning! There is no home like yours Nita. Even your sofa looks like she's all ready for Easter. Goodness you do this well. The photo of the bunny holding some eggs and you sprinkling some around it is so wonderfully whimsical... sigh...

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Buttercup Bliss said...

Your room is just beautiful! I LOVE all your precious Easter decorations!!! So sweet. I just discovered your blog. I am your newest follower :-)

MELANIE said...

You have such a beautiful home. Everytime I see photos of your dining room it makes me want to paint out my antique buffet and credenza. Maybe one day I will make the leap. lol

Love all the bunnies and eggs, such sweet touches!

Lucky 7 Design

Dara said...

I love the patchwork pillow. So cute!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Nita, this post is so gorgeous with all your bright a joyous colors...those bunnies get my heart. AND THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY BIRTHDAY POST! Yes, that George the Lad is a remarkable dog. I have never seen a dog smile like he appears to be doing!!!! His owner Jan has an incredible wit and really makes me laugh so darn hard. Oh, I am silly. GOTTA HAVE FUN when you are getting older!! HAPPY EASTER DEAREST, Anita

LDH said...

Lovely Easter vignettes everywhere ~ very pretty! The sweetest? The adorable faces behind the window smears :) If you gave them bunny ears they would fit in perfectly.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nita, your cottage looks absolutely *gorgeous* decorated for Easter. Your dining room is spectacular (congrats on your feature @ Courtney's blog, BTW). You are correct: majolica is perfect for Easter! I am looking forward to the book club selections. I can't wait to see which homes everyone likes in Undecorate.

Happy Easter!
Ricki Jill

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

All of your Easter displays are beautiful! Each so unique and eye-catching. The soft Spring colors are gorgeous. Love all your vintage touches. Happy Easter! :)

Janet M said...

I just recently found your blog. Your house is SO cute. I just love your chandeliers and the pink ceiling in your dining room. It is lovely. The Easter Bunny will definitely be visiting your house. You have really decorated it so invitingly. Happy Easter!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Nita,
Just found your beautiful blog too. I love your vintage home and living style. I'm an old house love as well. Your Easter decoration look fantastic. I'm a new follower and will be back again soon.
Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend,

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, your colors and photos are just phenomenal, Nita! Every time I think of them saying the color of the year for 2011 is Honeysuckle Pink, I think of you and how you were way ahead of the trend, my smart OK friend!

paintedlady89 said...

How very pretty and a joy to look at!


Such gorgeous elements you have to create such beautiful vignettes all over your lovely home! Each is so unique I enjoyed very much visiting you and I wish you a very nice Easter Sunday.

Snap said...

What a feast for the eyes! Everywhere you look ... lovely Easter vignettes! Happy Easter!

Marlis said...

A truly lovely setting. Your home is filled with delicious decor. Happy Easter. If you have time, come by for a visit, I'm giving a set of 8 monogrammed dinner napkins away!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh what a lovely home. I just love the fireplace. Magazine worthy for sure. Seriously you should send in some shots of your home.

Luncheons at the Junction said...

I just love all of your Easter vingettes! All of the colors in your decor serve as such a wonderful backdrop for these precious displays. Thanks for sharing, and I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter.

Cindy said...

Your decor is supremely BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors that you use, they are so clear and lovely!!! You have such a hand for decorating everything.
Hugs, Cindy

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

It's all so colorful and pretty! Great idea with the branches and gluing on the silk flowers. I had the same issue once. I had these old wooden boxes and I had to keep vacuuming up around them, totally confused at first, then horrified when I realized it too was sawdust... from bugs!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Belinda said...

Beautiful!!! Love your Easter Weenies! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Gorgeous and I love those Easter weenies!!! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! I invite you to visit my blog Katherine's Corner. The latest giveaway prize is a gorgeous dress. Hugs!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Nita, Your home is so beautiful and Spring like. Love it and love the tall brown bunny too. Sweet. Love all the pink.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

oldblackcatboo said...

This is just breathtaking.
All those hours of painting were totally worth it!!!!!!
Your home looks like Heaven!
Hope you had a Happy Easter!
XOXO - Cindi
(I'm excited about the book club!)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your painted buffet makes such a great background piece to your dining room, Nita! I love that shot looking in from your living room. Great eggs; I may have to swing by Pier 1 and see if they have anything decent on clearance this year.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just love the mix of colors in these rooms. The different elements are all so very pretty. It's all really very inspiring!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

just beautiful. Spring has definitely hit your home! I too love the Country Bunny. It's one of my favorites. Hope you had a wonderful weekend- thanks so much for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures. said...

Your house rocks! Loving your decor and the Easter goodies are lovely.

claudia ortiz said...

your house is gorgeous! i saw similiar things for sale on but did you make that all yourself?! awesome.

Kim Simon said...

What a collection you have got in your house!!!! Your site to contains wonderful stuff on Easter Decoration. Thanks for sharing.

The Refeathered Roost said...

Well, Nita, I was just on Pinterest and saw one of the beautiful pictures in this post and I thought, "Wow, somebody does wonderful work. Let's check this out and see whose it is."
I should have known, Nita, should have known. Fantastic!

Prasad Kumar said...

Hello, I just want you to know that those decorations are soo AWESOME and AMAZING! I love those eggs and decorating ideas. I'd love to share this to my Easter 2014 pinterest board. Hope you don't mind.


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