We were supposed to fly down to California for the annual Easter family gathering but since we are flying down twice this fall, one is for a family wedding (so much fun!), we opted to stay home this time. And when we do, we usually invite a few close families and turn it into a really fun and social feast. (But two of my close friends and regular Easter bunnies, Mariana and Pernilla, have moved back to Europe with their families — boo hoo!).
There will be great things to eat (and lots of Champagne!). And all the normal hopping fun activities for the kids.
I don’t get crazy into Easter decor but here are four things that I always do at my house:
O.N.E. Hang handmade carrots in the the chandelier (because it literally takes 5 seconds, ha!)
T.W.O. Decorate my decoupaged branches (I used pages from an old book) with a few Easter ornaments
T.H.R.E.E. Showcase these lovely sheep, handmade by a Seattle artist.
Note: I have received several e-mails today about the sheep. They are handmade with real sheep wool. I buy them at Common Folk & Co. You can contact them directly here.
F.O.U.R. Use lost of fresh organic wheat/cat grass in which I place small Robins’ eggs
Decoupaged eggs (preferably Emu eggs). Hey, here I could use my mod-podge again and decorate eggs with lovely bird themed paper! If I am not running out of time I might actually try this. It seems so fun. The good thing is that the eggs can be used year after year. (Read more about the project here).
What a simple but pretty center piece. Lots of twigs with a few daffodils. I like it.
Easy and much appreciated table decorations, are these nests (you can get them at Michael’s) filled with chocolate eggs. (Invest in good chocolate, people!).
This weekend I was snooping around over at my happy & good friend Piper’s on-line store, One Sydney Road, and found some great items that I might need to put a rush order on for the festivities.
I need new napkins and I like them over-sized. These natural 100% linen tea towels would do the job! Hard to be an unhappy guest after being presented with this!
And I am also eyeing these handmade milk glass bottles. I need a few. Perfect for all that sparkling water we serve at the dining table. And I like that they come with corks!
A little last minute Easter Galore from my end. Do you have any fun Easter plans?