3/10/11

Hippity-Hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Okay ya'll, I tried as hard as I could, but I just had to do a bit of Easter decorating.  Of course, along the way, I "tweaked" a few other things as well.  I'll try not to be too wordy (I know I tend to do that) this time because there are quite a few pics.

This little bunny planter has been hopping in & out of Spring/Easter decor around here for many, many years.  It's just a heavy-duty paper mache-type material, & it came from Big Lots.  He really seemed too pristine white for my shabbier taste now, so...... 


I took some of this from my scrapbooking supplies & added just a bit to take the edge off the white.


You really can't tell in this picture, but it did change him a bit.  I just had these pompom-type stems & thought they would look better than daffs or tulips since he will be residing........


under the old Singer.  You can't see him very well in this pic, but he really is quite comfy & isn't even slightly deterred when Abby comes by to sniff.


I was coupon & sale shopping at Michael's & discovered they had all their Shabby Chic decor items on sale.  I couldn't pass up this cute birdcage, but it needed accessories.....


like a nest.  I've been seeing the moss birds' nests all over blogland & decided to give it a try.  I went out to the backyard & cut a few dried stems/flowers here & there & glued them into the moss.  Kind of messy, but I love the look & the price since I already had everything for this.


Of course, what nest would be complete without a little birdie & her eggs.  I bought the bird ($1.98) & used a coupon.  Another day, I had purchased a couple of stems with various sizes of eggs, also $1.98 & used a coupon for that as well--all from Michael's.  Clipped off a few eggs & still
 have more for another project.


Saweet, huh?  I carried the birdcage from room to room until I decided it should go.....


here on my china cabinet.  I added a couple of ribbons tied together to drape down from the top.


I created a small cloche with an empty candle jar, a cute lid from an apothecary jar, some green styro beads & a battery-operated candle--all of which I already had.


Is this not the cutest bunny?  I found him at GW for $1.99 with not a single chip or scratch.  Just added some ivy that I already had.


Just another quick peek at the finished look.  Love it & it's adorable at night!


Well, because I already had the messy moss stuff out, I decided to do another nest, and I really wanted a different Easter look here on my white buffet rather than what I had before.  If you don't remember, that's okay, it was rather forgettable.


This time I made a small nest & added a few faux flowers & some more of my little eggs.  I bought 2 of these little birds at the $Store for, you guessed it, a $!  I thought it looked cute perched on this glass candlestick that I found at GW last fall some time.


I've had this little china bunny couple for years, also purchased from Big Lots.  I think they are so cute.


The tall candle is another batter-operated one that I added some ribbon just to add a pop of color.
This, too, looks really sweet at night with the candle lit.


I finally decided it was time to change out the red tablerunner to this more springy, lighter colored one.  Bought this along with a couple of others at Pier 1 several months ago -- on sale for less than $10 each.


Well, I did a few other tweaks here and there, but this has gotten rather long as usual, so I guess I'll save the other things for another time.  Thanks for stopping by & please come again soon.
CAS

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