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!