Thursday, March 22, 2007

Easter Decor (Pagoda Style! )

Its finally up!!!!! I love my easter goodies and must admit its one of my favorite"decorating holidays",but this year I just could NOT get motivated. Lucky for me bloggy-lands favorite Martha-esque girl,came to my rescue!If you are a regular reader of The Felt Mouse you know that Jennifer NEVER stiffs a holiday! I recently posted of thrifting some Non-traditional Easter decor and she must have been picking up what I was laying down,because yesterday I recieved some goodies in the mail,with a note saying "did someone mention non-traditional Easter decor?"!
She often speaks of going to the Japanese dollar store(dang!!! I wish we had one of those in Big D!),and I'm guessing thats where she found my new treasures!I had thought that I would use an Asian theme in Crooked Halos room based on my thrifted items,but was unsure of where to start.
The bountious booty I recieved in the mail gave me a roadmap and immediate inspiration.I began with a very thin and spindly couple of branches in the backyard,wound together with a vintage silk scarf.I wanted an eastern and minimalist feel for her room(Ha, Eastern for Easter,yay on my feeble jokes!).
Look at everything a kimono clad bunny with a ming vase,cloth and sculptural carrots,bookend bunnies holding little parade sparklers(or some such thing)..and...
these little zen bunnies in a box cooking with bamboo appliances!!
The back of the box makes it even more Pagoda-fied!
All the way back in February ,she sent me this felt fortune cookie that she herself crafted,(there were other sweets included in this package,but I let my girls open and eat them during errands in the car).If you click on the 1st pic the image will enlarge(or any other image)and look close ,you will note I used it as an orny. Thank you sweet Jennifer, without this thoughtful package,I might have left my girls hi and dry with no Easter tree!


Naturally,one tree lead to another.This is the complete display for the Little Petal.
Ofcourse I am wild for little ceramic planters of animals pulling wagons,but my Donkey collection just isn't Easter-y,so over the years I found a lamb and 2 bunnies ,to pull a cargo of thrifted vintage German paper eggs.I found a bag of these a few years ago for SUPER cheap,and they make me ,just, ever-so happy!
More paper eggs,and a vintage paper mache' bunny (from my mother)carrying mark-down x-mas candy canes in springy colors.
These are my plastic Knicker bocker bunny rattles. The yellow one I thrifted years ago for nothing,the pink one was 5.00 last year at an antique mall(could you just die over her glasses?).The only other decorating I did this year was put out the pewter egg-frames with B&W photos of the girls on egg hunts,on the mantel.I feel soooo happy to have decorated,Thankyou again Jennifer for the sweet and generous reminder!

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thank you, sweet friend. It is good to go to the Japanese dollar store now and know I have an excuse to give to the hubby when he asks why I bought so much (It's for Lisa-Gabrielle! She's doing a non-traditional Easter theme, and I think this would fit in!)

Enjoy your Eastern Easter display! Your other display looks fab as well!

Heidi said...

Ooh, I love it! What fun goodies from Jennifer, they're just perfect for you! I love your other treats--the German eggs, those rattles, the paper mache bunny. It all looks fab!

eb said...

oh have I missed the Pagoda - always such fun festivities going on here - love all those eastern easterlies - and such flair - oh swoon, swoon, swoon

those lucky girls to have such a mama

xox - eb.

Peta said...

Gorgeous things, you have inspired me once again! Must get my photos up on my blog!

Vanessa said...

Oh!!! I just love it!! I have been dreaming of papier mache-ing some easter egg treasures!!!!Youa re so lucky someone propelled it for ya! I am so behind in everything...But, after the show I will go nutcake crazy!!! Thrifting, decorating, cleaning???Thank you for being so good to me with all your lovely words, you darling woman!!!!

daverichards said...

These are just amazing...thanks for sharing all these...really loved them...and hey i've also posted a few stuff on Easter over at my blog on Easter Wishes so drop by sometime and check out all that i've posted there!!!

stilettoheights said...

wonderful!!!

I love the idea of a Japanese Dollar Store!!!!!! Love it.

we have Somalian dollar stores here in Columbus...but it's not the same.

xoxo

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

This is the most original, interesting Easter Display I have ever seen. I love it!

The next best thing to a Japanese Dollar Store?

The chinatown dollar stores! I get to many cute supplies and fun random things. Last week I picked up a cute pair of silicone breasts for a $1 (nips and all), not sure what I am going to do with those yet...

Timothy Hogan said...

Everything at The Pagoda looks edibly delicious. O course I'm imagining it all full of chocolate.

I love that your readers/bloggers send you things. I get suggestions about where to insert certain of my body parts into one another.

kisses

Karen Beth said...

Ohhh, I'd love to get in on a Japanese Dollar Store too! I've never even heard of such!

Great display! :)

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Awwww!!! Aren't those cool little gifties!!! And wow you have some great Easter shtuff toooooo!

alexgirl said...

I love the goodies from the Japanese dollar store! The bunnies especially. So fun. Can't believe Easter is approaching already.
So happy to meet another AIR fan! Yay, and thanks for posting on my blog. Stop by anytime!
-Alex

Petula Darling said...

So much cuteness!

cindy said...

japanese dollar store! they are so fun! i went to one in japantown in s.f. once and bought a bunch of stuff. your stuff is all so cute!

casapinka said...

Oh no, how have I neglected Easter decorations? To work, to work, today! I remember my Easy Bake oven that cooked with a lightbulb (does it still?) I must go check out the Edie doc - you guys livesuch an inspiring life - I love it!

kimberly sherrod said...

WoW! I love your Easter stuff!! I also am cracking up about the Edie for Halloween plot! That is a hoot! I wish I could have seen your play...I just can imagine how awesomely cool it was! Hey, take the kids to see the Last Mimsy- you will dig it!

Heidi said...

Cute Easter stuff. I need your snail mail address to send you your gift from my blogversary give-away. Send it to: schlumpfh at claretians dot org. Thanks.

mosaic queen said...

Do you think it counts if I put my Easter decorations up 1 week before Easter? Where has the time gone?!!!

Feathers said...

Oh I adore the way you set up your Easter decorations!! Too sweet, they are so colorful and cheerful! Love your blog, glad I found it :)

AnastasiaC said...

lovely Easter goodies!
we dont decorate much for Easter but I love Greek Easter - so many traditons!! we eat so much during the celebrations....but then again we eat much all the time haha

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