Spring is in full swing, and Easter’s on it’s way! It’s hard to believe that a week from today will be Good Friday. Even though our world has been turned upside down and social gatherings may be canceled, the joy of celebrating Easter in our hearts can never be canceled! Today some of my dearest blogging friends and I are getting together to share a wide variety of Easter and spring inspiration to celebrate this joyous season of rebirth and renewal.
As we are all facing difficult times and uncertainties in life, it is truly a blessing to gather with friends to share creativity and beautiful ideas. I am so glad you are here to celebrate with us! You will find links to 23 creative posts at the end of my post.
Today I am inviting you into my dining room to see how I have decorated for Easter in my beloved vintage-cottage style. As you may have seen in my Early Spring Home Tour, this year I have been decorating with a daffodils theme, which was inspired by some beautiful throw pillows I purchased last fall at Home Goods and the abundance of daffodils that have been in bloom these last few weeks.
I was able to enjoy this beautiful display for about three weeks. The forsythia branches and daffodils pictured are now past their glory, so I just started restyling the top of the vintage dresser for Easter.
Matthew 28:6: He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
This week I started working on transitioning the early spring daffodils vignette to a sacred vignette. I love this beautiful vintage post card of Jesus our shepherd, King of Kings! You might remember it from my “Consider the Lilies” Sacred Easter Tablescape from last year. The bouquet of drying daffodils was inspired by my friend Judith of Botanic Bleu. Judith shared a gorgeous blog post featuring dried daffodils that I simply loved.
There are still some lingering daffodils around our neighborhood, so I am keeping the pretty botanical daffodil pillows on the church pew until after Easter.
Yesterday I put together a very simple Easter table using my favorite cottage-farmhouse spring garden style accessories and some vintage treasures from my stash. Do you notice anything different here? I am using a tablecloth! I am so very excited to share the nearly 100 year-old crocheted tablecloth that I scored from my friend’s parents’ living estate sale last summer. It’s stunning!
I have never used a tablecloth on our beautiful century-old farm table because I love the rustic look of the planks and we eat (messy) dinner at the table nearly every day. This tablecloth is a true beauty however, and I have been waiting for just the right occasion to use it. I think it looks so “vintage-cottagey” and perfect for Easter!
I just love the late afternoon sunlight filtering through the tablecloth! Since the tablecloth is so beautiful on its own, I have opted not to set a full table with dishes, placemats and flatware. This also makes it easier to clear off everything (including the tablecloth) at meal times. We have certainly been enjoying more family meals around the table lately!
Easter decorating just just wouldn’t be complete without an Easter basket! My French basket tray centerpiece works perfectly for the holiday.
Instead of filling the basket with the typical Easter basket treats and toys, I styled it up with garden goodies for the Easter bunny! Isn’t my shabby white bunny just the sweetest? You may recognize him and several of my favorite spring accessories from last year’s spring dough bowl display.
Burlap carrots, faux veggies, herbs, daffodils and paperwhites will keep the Easter bunny happily munching through Easter. Moss-covered eggs and a trio of my own DIY decoupauged French paper napkin eggs add quintessential (French) cottage-Easter charm.
I am so excited for Easter-thyme!
I really love a mix of neutrals with green and yellow for early spring. The French eggs in the basket add a little pop of color to tie in with my vintage spring treasures on each end of the farm table.
Instead of coming up with an elaborate decorating scheme for Easter or stressing about a perfectly coordinated “magazine-worthy” tablescape, I simply picked a few treasures out of my spring and Easter stash that I personally want to enjoy through Easter. I just love these sweet vintage dutch girl planters! I filled them with the last of the daffodils growing around our home. I have had “yellow dress girl” for a few years, and the “pink dress girl” is a junkin’ find from last summer.
In the past three weeks I have rarely left the house, so I had to rely on using things I already had to decorate for Easter such as these free daffodils from our yard. It’s been hard enough to find enough groceries these days (between avoiding the stores and the stores selling out) without worrying about non-essentials like fresh flower bouquets and jelly beans! Luckily I thought ahead and saved these jelly beans in a plastic bag after decorating with them last year. There are so many chemicals and preservatives in them that they will likely last a few more seasons! Don’t worry, the family knows they are “just for looks.”
I wanted to add a natural pop of pink to coordinate with this pretty planter, so I cut a small piece of flowering quince that was growing against the rock wall across the street from our house. This was my first experience with this plant and I found out the hard way that it is full of very sharp thorns! Luckily I always wear gloves when cutting wild flowers and plants so I only ended up with a tiny little scratch. Still, it is very pretty and I love the color it adds here.
I balanced out the left side of the table with a few more vintage treasures. The darling faux yellow daffodils in my tiny French urn help to transition the centerpiece decor toward thw vignette with yellow chickies just to the left.
The baby chicks were purchased at Hobby Lobby last year to use in my Vintage Dishes and Daffodils Easter Tables for Two (one of my favorite tablescapes!)
I believe this precious gathering of springy treasures just might be my favorite decor right now. The little lovers planter was purchased back in February at an antiques shop with the intention of using it in a Valentine’s Day vignette. Instead, the couple is making their debut for Easter. I think the combination of colorful daffodils and freshy picked lemon thyme from my garden looks perfect in the planter.
The antique Easter postcard and “Bon Ami” reproduction vintage tin were also junkin’ finds from last summer.
The daffodils and lemon thyme smell so wonderful, and even the slightly waxy-sweet smell of the old jelly beans evokes a sense of childhood Easter morning nostalgia. These simple spring treasures make me smile!
Bon Ami, I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my vintage cottage Easter decor in the dining room! I will be sharing a bit more Easter decor from around our home next week, so please do plan to stop back by again soon!
Now it’s time to continue on with all of the fun Easter and spring ideas! Next up is Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. Her home always looks lovely in spring! Don’t forget to visit all of the other amazing blogs via the links below.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a blessed Easter!
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