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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Here comes Peter Cottontail....

Hi y'all! Can you believe Easter is next week? Where does the time go? I had a lot of big crafting plans for Easter but of course didn't accomplish half of it. I only completed one project & I can't wait to share it w/ you! But that's not what this post is about *grins*...today I want to share my Easter decor. It's been up for awhile...just haven't had a chance to take pics & post. I've told y'all before that I collect vintage sheet music covers & I've shared many of them with you but I don't think this one has ever made an appearance on my blog so I'm sharing it now. Here comes Peter Cottontail! My faux mantel.....not much changes about this from season to season & I like it that way. I keep a "base'scape" of the apothecary jars on the left, the frame, mirror & glittered wish in the middle & the brass mini-curio on the right. I just add seasonal touches & in less than 10 minutes, I can have a whole new look. inside one of the apothecary jars is a sweet box & a tiny leather bound book titled Dreams. So sweet! I never can get a shot of the min-curio w/out glare. I've stashed a couple of carrots inside.
This chick looks vintage but it's not. I bought it @ Tuesday morning several years ago. I paired it w/ a treasured old Easter photo of my kids....still in it's original 80's frame.

This candy dish isn't vintage either...it's another Tuesday Morning buy. They have great reproductions @ great prices!

I covered a styrofoam egg w/ fabric from an old pillowcase & embellished it (it was a tut Casandra Van Curen had last year but it's still available I think). Here it is under the magnifying glass I use for display.

Now this porcelain bunny peeking out of an egg is vintage...love it!

This "pulltoy" is another reproduction, but one I love!

Sometime soon, this dark wood piece is getting a nice, light coat of white & then it won't suck every ounce of light out of the room.

Vintage flocked Easter card.

For my centerpiece this year, I stacked egg cups on a tiered cake stand & paired it w/ my collection of sugar eggs & a playful bunny.

I didn't get a closeup of the chocolate bunnies on my hutch but you can click & enlarge. And I neglected getting pics of the wonderful sheet music cover you see on the wall...it's titled My Choc'late Rabbit & is from the 50's. It's one of my favorites in my collection!

My shoulder was well enough to hang my crocheted carrots from my chandelier. YEAH! It's been a year & a half since I could strech my left arm out high.

I'll be back later to share my one & only Easter 2011 art project...I'm so proud of it!


Grace said...

oooooh how stinkin cute! I love all your beautiful decorations. I started glittering eggs and making easter things and I just stopped. So mmuch going on! sheesh. HUgs Grace

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cami, your Easter home looks so sweet and festive! I especially love your hutch with those cute choc bunnies ~ I've got a few of those myself! Your mantel is beautiful! Love the song sheets framed, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents