Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{Decorating} Easy Spring/Easter Touches

A few weeks ago I added some very simple spring decor to my home. First, I collected branchs from my backyard and arranged them in this pretty pitcher from IKEA. Then I added some sparkly hanging Easter eggs, clip-on butterflies, and crystals to the branches. Curly willow is my favorite and would have looked much better than branches but this decorating was done on a budget!

Next up? The mantle. I used candles, moss, and a vase with springy branches to decorate. Then I added more sparkly eggs in an apothocary jar and the only two knickknacks I own, Mr. Bunny and his wife.

Pottery Barn inspired my branches with pink florals {theirs are MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL than my simple recreation}. They caught my eye the second I saw them in the catalog, but I wasn't quite sure how to make my own. Then I came across my friend Kara's post about her spring branches on her blog, Tizzilish. All she did was use the blooms from silk flowers and glued them onto her branches. Brilliant! I used old flowers I had in my basement, pulled some of the blooms off and just slid them over the branches. No glue. No mess. Easy.

My favorite wall in my home is the wall that holds the fireplace, mantle and these charming, "old looking" built-ins, which provide me with some great storage {behind each door is a deep cabinet with shelving}. I say "old looking" because I could have sworn they were original to my 125 year old home; however, we learned they were actually added to the home by the previous owner within the last ten years and made from the old, original closet doors from the bedrooms. Ahhh...old gets me every time.


  1. Cute Kate!! I like the eggs on the tree a lot.

  2. Thanks, Boo Boo! You should make one -- let Jack collect branches for you. And the eggs are from Michaels.

  3. Thanks for the shout out Kate! And your mantel looks adorable as always!

  4. So funny . . . I actually did the same thing a few weeks ago with the eggs in the apothocary jar. I found some fun sparkly ones at Pier 1. THEN I found more little fun sparkly ones at the dollar store. . . .. so I decided to make a tree to hang them on like yours!! I painted it white. I think it's going to look great in the bay window. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Thanks Kara! Jame -- you're welcome & can't wait to see it in person at G. Night next month!