Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As Promised, an Auction Find and My Easter Decor

I promised a few days ago to post more of my auction finds. This little lamb planter was tucked in the box lots. I didn't know he was in there, so I got a pleasant surprise! He's so new, I have nothing to put "in" him. He'll stay empty this year. Any suggestions?So, that being said, what better reason to FINALLY post my Easter decor? Here is my mantel. A mish-mash of stuff.My newest additions? Well, I LOVE this giant bunny I found at my great-aunt's house! She had a whole folder of paper die cuts, every holiday and season and she gave them to me!!! She had been in charge of decorating the office where she worked.There's more die cuts on my photo tree, along with a few postcards.This little chick came out of my mom's box lot about a year ago...she didn't want it, so I took it. She may want it back now!Here's bad photo of the table runner I completed about a month ago. It's made from the leftovers of a baby quilt I made for my niece. The fabric is moda....Shangri La. I improvised the bunnies at each end. It's a really bad photo, sorry!This Easter egg tree was bought at the Goodwill a few years ago. In years past I've put real eggs inside. This year I painted some mache eggs. They aren't officially done....I plan to speckle them....this year....before I put them away! These are two pillows my dear friend, Debbie, made for me a few years ago. I love them. They are from the quilt book, "Easy Does it For Easter" by Nancy Halvorsen.
Last but certainly not bestest find of the season. This honeycomb Easter basket & bunny!I actually found this the day my friend Cathy and I went Valentine's shopping...this post. It was only a couple of dollars (he does have a crease in his head) and I was extremely happy to buy him!

The one regret I have this year is the kids and I didn't get up an Easter tree. My dear daughter, bless her heart, brought home several large branches from our local nature trail! They are still in the garage. It's not going to happen this year. If you like, check out last year's, it's here.


  1. I love all of your decorations Shelley, especially that big die cut bunny and that Paas Dye Company box! Now that's a great find. So is that honeycomb bunny. I can't wait for the garage sale season to get going. It's so much more fun that shopping on Ebay, and cheaper too!

  2. OH, I love your Easter decor! You are inspiring me:)

  3. You have some wonderful Easter decorations. I love the egg tree! And the table runner you made is beautiful.
    I saw your comment on my post about the thread cones. I don't know where they got all of them but I ended up buying 30 (for a whopping $6.00). 23 are white thread and 7 are red thread. I thought the red ones would work with a Christmas or Valentines theme. You should have seen my husband's face when I unloaded all of them :-)

  4. I am in love with that honeycomb Easter basket and bunny. It's stunning. I'm feeling the need to go on eBay right now and look for one. (Who cares if it's too late for this Easter!) As usual - I love all of your stuff, Shelley!

  5. Love the little lamb! Maybe pink african violets? Paper mache eggs are very clever! I love the bunny from your great-aunt too.