Holiday Decor

Easter Link Party Highlights

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Thanks so much to the 200+ participants in the Easter Ideas Link Party from earlier this week.  Wow, you all just inspire me with your creativity time and again!  What a fantastic collection of ideas for Easter mantels, crafts and tablescapes.  I’m just amazed!  Here are a few highlights from the par-tay.

Craft a vintage spoon egg holder with Cathe from Just Something I Made.

spoon egg holder just something i made

 

Create beautiful book page eggs with Dear Lillie.

bookpage eggs dear lillie

 

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Easter Mantel + Link Party

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Hello hello, hope you all had a lovely weekend!  I realized on Friday I had advertised an Easter link party come Monday morning, then scratched my head wondering what I could pull out of my little bag of tricks.  I admit, I wasn’t feeling very inspired, especially since we’re not hosting Easter dinner or an elegant brunch like we did last year.

What to do, what to do?  Drumming fingers, thinking thinking…  Hey, how about a  switcheroo on the mantel, that’s always easy and fun, cause it’s only been a month since I last changed it!   Yeah, the mantel.  Some fresh flowers and a few flea market finds from the past, and a new (albeit simple) mantelscape is on display.

cg easter tulips mantel

I found the candlesticks below at a thrift store last year. I speculate they were donated because their stripes are not perfectly symmetrical, but that’s why I like them so much.  They have a very ‘Liberty of London’ feel, and were an easy buy at $5 dollars for the pair.

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