Hi all! Been busy round these parts with extra prep for my yearly teacher evaluation, my in-laws moving into the neighbourhood and the upcoming Easter weekend.
I am hosting here on Sunday, brunch for 12, so I figured it was about time to get some of my Easter and Spring decor out - and displayed.
I don't have fireplace or a mantel (one is planned for the fall - YES!), so instead I use this tall bookshelf in our living room as a seasonal display area.
Here is what it looked like when I last showed you - mid- January. Clean and white-ish - just what I needed post-Christmas colour.
Now that spring is arriving in our part of Canada, I decided it was time to add a lot of spring pastels to lighten the mood right before Easter.
I found these terracotta bunnies and squirrel at a local thrift store for one dollar each. The orange is ugly, but a little lick of craft paint can fix that!
See? Better already.
Now they reside on the top shelf of my bookcase.
Here's a close-up of the second shelf. My white owl is definitely staying for the spring, but he has few new shelf-mates for the next few weeks.
The frame used to have a yellowy picture of white flowers. To switch to my springy theme, I covered the picture, right over the glass, with a piece of pretty scrapbook paper.
And here is a NEW purchase of mine. I don't usually buy pre-made silk arrangements, but this one, in its cute little bowl, couldn't be left behind! Love the mix of pink and green.
On the next shelf I went with an egg theme.
The pink eggs are polka-dotted candles I picked up at a discount decor store. The "mercury glass" bird was purchased there too.
I love this plate. It was another thrift store find, destined to be part of a plate wall in the works for my hallway(in the next few weeks - check back and see!), but for now, she looks pretty in my pastel display.
I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope my guests all enjoy the little touches of spring and Easter next weekend. Already my kids can't keep their hands off of it. Too many cute little animals to play with , I guess!