Monday, March 21, 2011

The Easter Parade in My Home

I was lucky enough to be able to spend the whole weekend at home so I got my Easter decorating done.  It was sunny all weekend, although not very warm, so it just felt right to be getting out the lighter colors and putting away the dark green.

I finished the front stoop and doorway.
I put Easter eggs on my little tree and flowers and vines above the door. I usually bring this little tree inside about now, but decided to maybe leave it out with seasonal decorations until it's warm enough to put a real flower planter there.

My entrance foyer table got it's Easter makeover.
 I made the little quilted pillows.  They are actually for sale in my Etsy shop here.



The Easter quilt is hanging on my quilt hanger in the upstairs hallway.


I made this several years ago.  The egg and flower baskets are hand appliqued and the quilting is hand done.



 It's one of my favorites.  It only hangs out for a couple of months a year.

My dining room looks so lighter and brighter now with  the light green tablecloth replacing the dark burgundy that was there all winter.


The little spring quilt in the center is one I also made several years ago.



It's a mosaic style to form a wreath in the middle.  I embellished it with ribbon and beads and lace on the inner border.  I hand quilted the border only on this one.

The buffet server is all set.

 The little wire tree was made for me by a very good friend.  It's made from wire coat hangers.


The eggs sitting on the cake servers were made by me a long time ago.  Many have broken over the years.  Some are ceramic from my ceramic days.  This was my hobby at the time I was pregnant with my oldest son. He'll be 30 in a few weeks.

The rest are just decorated shells.  The yolks have been blown out by carefully putting a hole in one end and sucking it out through a straw.  It was a lot of work and not easy.  I did that one year and never felt like doing it again.  Maybe some day I'll give it another shot.

Most of the little ceramic bunnies were made by my mother in her ceramic days.

It's early yet and I haven't been to JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts for a few weeks, so there will probably still be some additions to the decor.  For now, I'm satisfied! The inside of the house feels a little sunnier, even it it's not so much outside.

Joining Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday
and
Kathy's  Delightsome Life's Celebrate Spring

10 comments:

Theresa said...

I love your decorations! I am running a bit behind getting my Spring goodies out! You inspire me to get with it:) Have a blessed day, Happy Shopping! HUGS!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Nina,
Beautiful quilted items!! I love the wire tree! Very pretty!
I also really like the tree outside your front door with the decorations on it. Great idea!!

Hugs,
Debbie

DJan said...

I love your quilts and your eye for decoration. As always, perfect!

Valerie said...

Your decorations and quilts are all beautiful. I don't seem to have the energy these days for trimming up the house.

Bess at Fixing My Thoughts said...

Your home is very pretty! What beautiful quilts you make and such exquisite hand-quilting. Enjoyed seeing your Easter decor! Bess

Kathy said...

This is so wonderful - so ready for Easter! I am not sure what I like best, you have such talent with your quilting and sewing - I have a hard time sewing a straight line! Love your Spring/Easter post -quite Delightsome,
Thank you for sharing this with Celebrate Spring with Victoria,
God Bless,
Kathy

Kathy said...

Hello, Could you contact me by email. I have a special message for the Celebrate Spring With Victoria participants.
Thanks,
Kathy

xinex said...

You have so mnay spring acessories. I love the quilt. You are very talented...Christine

Sherry said...

You have inspired me to get more spring decorating done. Your quilts are all beautiful. Love the one hanging in your upstairs hall.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Thank you for the look inside your gorgeous house. The decorations are all beautiful!

Stopping by from SITS

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

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