Eastery at Last

Easter is so early this year that I’m barely over Valentine’s Day, our birthdays, and winter. Today is Good Friday already.

The mostly grey/blue living room is brightened by flowery cushions and real flowers.
The mostly grey/blue living room is brightened by flowery cushions and real flowers.

Slowly but surely I’ve got a little Easter décor going.

A vase of yellow jonquils are in a clear vase with green glass pebbles to raise the height if the flowers.
A vase of yellow jonquils are in a clear vase with green glass pebbles to raise the height if the flowers.

Our daffodils are blooming like crazy out in the yard so I’ve been handing them out and bringing them into the house in bunches.

Mother made loads of pillows from scraps of fabric.
Mother made loads of pillows from scraps of fabric.

I also thought the flowered pillows that I usually use on the porch would brighten up the living room until the weather truly warms up enough to enjoy some porch-time.

These bunnies hopped down from my bedroom to take their places on the living room mantel.
These bunnies hopped down from my bedroom to take their places on the living room mantel.
The White House eggs are on display in Royal Doulton "Bunnykins" egg cups.
The White House eggs are on display in Royal Doulton “Bunnykins” egg cups.

I whisked away the tea party mantel and replaced it with lots of Easter items like 2 wooden eggs that my son found when he was a young boy and we went to the Easter egg hunt on the White House lawn.

You might remember the table runner my sister sent me early in our renovation.
You might remember the table runner my sister sent me early in our renovation.

I used the naturally dyed eggs and newly spray-painted figurines in the dining room.

These eggs continue to change color.
These eggs continue to change color.

The eggs started out pinkish, then dark denim blue, and have now morphed into teal — they turn a little greener each day.  Weird.

Duck basket and beeswax bee skep are on the ledge between the kitchen and dining room.
Duck basket and beeswax bee skep are on the ledge between the kitchen and dining room.

On the counter between the dining room and kitchen we have a duck basket with a Matryoshka egg — an egg with more nesting eggs inside — just waiting to be spied by an inquisitive child.

I'm hoping to delight Charlie by filling these dispensers with pastel M&Ms.
I’m hoping to delight Charlie by filling these dispensers with pastel M&Ms.

In the kitchen we have some bunny dispensers along with an Easter card.

We brought the little cup back from an Italian holiday.
We brought the little cup back from an Italian holiday.

In the mud room a not-very-Eastery spotted doggy espresso cup from our trip to Rome pairs with a recently received thank-you card.

The topiary is still tiny but still alive -- I'm hopeful.
The topiary is still tiny but still alive — I’m hopeful.

On the porch I have a big ceramic bunny along with one of the lavender topiaries I’ve been trying to train.

The side porch is our most-used entrance.
The side porch is our most-used entrance.

On the other side of the porch is a solar froggy lantern that glows in the dark.

We're already anticipating the dogwood with cups and saucers in the dining room.
We’re already anticipating the dogwood with cups and saucers in the dining room.

Alas, next week the chicks and ducks and bunnies will be stored for another year.

What’s next for your spring décor?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Eastery at Last”

  1. My spring décor is exactly the same as my winter décor: pots of paint and buckets of joint compound. I’d really like to move beyond that before it becomes my summer décor, too! How fun that you have so many daffodils. Happy Easter weekend!!

    1. We lived in dust and chaos for a long time and we’re just getting our heads above the clutter. It won’t last because the floors still have to be finished. Hope you make BIG progress soon. Jo

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