The Everyday Home: Easter Decor

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Since I have been absolutely silent (I know, hard to imagine!) on Easter projects this year I asked my friend Barb from The Everyday Home to help me out.

Barb is a Southern belle with big ideas and big opinions — think of Truvy from Steel Magnolias. Barb is a hoot, and she could write her own wikipedia about Southern colloquialisms. (Watch out if she ever says to you, “Well, bless your heart!”) She is funny, sweet, supportive and a whirling dervish of ideas and activity. I’m always amazed at all Barb has done and all she gets done. (Just ask her how many jobs she has held in her life and then get some sweet tea while she answers!)

Barb is the host and underpaid writer behind The Everyday Home blog, formerly  an older blog named Grits and Glamour.

Barb describes her blog as a little bit Southern, a little bit European country and a touch of farmhouse decor – all rolled into a style she has yet to name. (But if I know Barb, she’ll come up with a name for it, and it will be fabulous!)

Decorating, DIY, crafting and cooking are her subjects du jour, but you might find a blog post or two about her European travels as well. You’ll love this easy and creative project which is Pinterest inspired.

Remember this cute Egg Garland I shared with you

a few days ago in my “Easy Ideas for Easter” post?

This cute Egg Garland was whipped right up with the generosity of

The Home Depot by offering me their paint chips.

I purchased a clearance package of stick-on lettering

 for $1.99 at Michael’s.  I already had the ribbon in my stash.

I adjusted my style a bit.  The one on Pinterest

shows a series of eggs with progressing colors.

I switched mine up by mixing the colors.

After a Facebook chat about 2am this morning,

she gave me the brilliant idea of using cookie

cutters as shapes.

I didn’t have cookie cutters, so I just printed and traced

the shape of a bunny and chickie.

My boys love it!

I love how it adds a fun touch of Easter to the breakfast hutch.

Some grocery store tulips were planted in a white pitcher,

and I added just a few springs of silk daffodils, too.

I’ll transplant these into the garden after Easter.

They are nestled in a wicker basket filled with some of my blue and white plates, and a few extra yellow Bordallo plates with the bunnies.

On the other side of the basket, I added another black and

white Toile plate with a lamb, and another

Bordallo Bunny plate.

I love that this is a bit out the box for me.  I think having

grandbabies in the house makes you look at design

with a whimsical eye at times.

So – once again, thank you Pinterest for the Inspiration.

Thank you Home Depot for the Paint Chips.

Click over to The Everyday Home to see how Barb came up with the rest of her Easter decor and the great ideas she has for school Easter baskets,  placecards, dessert and beverage buffets. Thank you, Barb, for sharing this fun project with my readers!
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  1. It all looks lovely, Marty, and adding the chicks to the banner really makes it. I love your blue transfer plates and they work perfectly with your decor!
    Debbie 🙂

  2. I really like this look. Thanks for sharing.

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