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Easter Decorating Ideas: Rustic
Who doesn’t love Easter baskets? This may be the season to bring out all your weathered baskets, faded-paint wire containers –even old birdcages — and worn wooden trays, silverware caddies and tool boxes. I love the look of rusted metal farm implements and well-used kitchen tools, colored depression glass (especially in vintage green) and 1930s-era kitchen prints, especially old flour-sack prints.
Dress up your kitchen and dining area with reminders of the past, even if your spaces are sleek and modern. The reminder of simpler times may just be the catalyst you need to celebrate with new style this year.
Instead of doing the expected for Easter eggs, stock up on brown eggs and stamp or write messages on those great “colored” shells. Embellish them with gold or silver paint for a bit of elegance, or tie up sprigs of herbs with twine or raffia and attach them to “bare” eggs for an appealing and edible centerpiece. As an alternative, dye white eggs in natural fruit or vegetable juice — beet, blackberry, raspberry, and grape, or dip them in strong coffee or black tea. You’ll have unusual colors and a unique and memorable Easter display.
This lovely tablescape was created by Tomkat Studio for a Mother’s Day casual brunch. They started with a fresh spring color palette inspired by a range of melon hues (watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe). This palette would work as well for Easter Brunch – if touches of Easter Decor were included. Image courtesy of: The Tomkat Studio
Easter Decorating Ideas: Natural
Think spring and pull out all the stops. No matter what your location, picture in your mind the look of fields sprouting new grass, delicate flowers bursting forth on trees, blue skies filled with fluffy white clouds, the warmth of spring sun. With this kind of background, you could plan an all white decor for your dining room, or your entire home. Let flowers and greenery provide all the appeal and energy of the season.
Hang a mossy wreath on your front door, highlighted by the misty tones of live succulents, and let nature speak loud and clear to bring home the message of rebirth and renewal.
Easter is a season to celebrate life, so don’t hesitate to place armloads of fresh flowers throughout your home. Plant garden pots with blooms, place topiary trees on either side of your front door, grow herbs in your kitchen windowsill. If you’re in the mood, create an unusual table centerpiece using eggshells and tiny blossoms fresh from your garden. Make a home-baked poundcake with the eggs!
If you just can’t forego the chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps, the pastel mints and colorful jelly beans, then celebrate them by placing overflowing candy dishes throughout your home.