Welcome to Tumbleweed Tidings, last minute Easter decorating edition. Easter is so early this year, it kind of crept up on me. Even though we are not entertaining for Easter this year, I still wanted to give the house a little nod to the season and it’s not too late for you to do the same. Today I’m sharing a few simple, yet impactful, ideas that say “Spring and Easter are here” that take about 5 minutes each. The first idea, I shared last week on the post about the hard-working container that you can see here: The Hard-Working Container…. It is basically using some kind of vessel, placing a wreath around the perimeter, adding some springtime flowers and a candle in the middle, and you are done. Sitting on our entry table, it greets anyone who comes to the door and is so spring-like and cheery, I just love how it turned out.

The Spring and Easter vignette is welcoming in the entryway…

The next quick decor addition was in the kitchen where I placed a wooden bunny, a faux cabbage plant and a pink candle on our existing cutting board. Sitting on the island, it is the first thing you see when entering the kitchen.

This bunny is standing guard at the entrance to the kitchen!

Next, I moved to the kitchen bar area, where most of the year I have a brown wooden dough bowl filled with green moss orbs, pinecones, and artichokes. To give it the Easter nod I was looking for, I simply added some wispy greenery picks on each end, placed a ceramic bunny in the center, and surrounded the bunny with green moss balls and speckled eggs. I cut some banner flags out of spring-like cardstock and hung in on the cutting board, added a pink candle, and this area was finished in about 5 minutes.

I think this bunny is so precious…

The next place that got a Spring-lift was the kitchen eating table. Year-round, the centerpiece of this table consists of a wooden trough that my husband built, filled with three candle holders and some greenery. To create a fresh look, I removed the center candle holder and replaced it with a tall wooden bunny. Next, I added two pink hydrangeas, and sprinkled a few speckled eggs around the greenery. The last step was to add a yellow scalloped runner that I’ve had for years and a couple of colorful chicks in front and voila, a new Springtime look.

The last place I added some spring decor was to the dining room table. Visible from the entry and kitchen, it was longing for a little Springtime magic, too. For this centerpiece, I simply took a footed pewter and brass bowl (any large bowl will do) and filled it with green moss orbs and some wood and glass Easter eggs I had in my stash. Next to the bowl, I added a small vase of daffodils cut from the front yard and the dining room table was done in less than 5 minutes.

Waiting for its transformation…
And ta-da!

I hope I’ve shown you that it doesn’t take much time or money to create a few simple arrangements that will give your home the fresh feelings of Spring and Easter. The only item I purchased was the ceramic bunny in the dough bowl, found at Home Goods for less than $10. By carefully selecting where to place seasonal decor, you can get the greatest mileage by putting decorations where they will have the most impact. In your home that could be the entryway, a mantle, the kitchen island or the dining room table. Just a few small changes to any of these areas and your house will be ready for the season in no time!

Good tidings,

Diane

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