How has your Lent resolutions gone? I had a tiny slip up this past weekend when I took an offered chocolate from a friend's Mother's Day selection - in fairness, it was a tiny one but just a thoughtless moment.
However, a tiny slip up has reminded me that Easter is on the horizon so thoughts turned to changing the sideboard to reflect this. I know that many of you love your seasonal changes as much as I do ...
Some previous Easters at home -
Easter 2012 at home
Easter wishes in 2013
Happy Easter 2014
Happy Easter 2015
Getting ready for Easter 2016
I cleared the sideboard then started to put some Easter things on it but somehow it was just not working for me so I left it for a day while I thought about it. Are you like that?
I love the colourful Spring garland that is draped on the drawers - it is bright & cheerful. The two colourful rabbit pictures are screen printed on a woven fabric; I saw them in a craft shop in Riga last year & just knew that they were coming home with me. They are beautiful original prints I put in to simple IKEA frames which are just right - they are definitely staying.
A simple Easter nest & some eggs go under the glass cloche ...
I love this little blue ceramic bunny with its basket - this year it will hold the Easter forks & spoons which will be needed for a cake, as will the Oliver Bonas cake stand which was a gift from my girls.
I bought this quirky teapot some years back; it is has such character & the colours are lovely at Easter
A vintage glass jar holds a selection of chocolate eggs to nibble on. The grey & brown bunny are a gift after the loss of our bunny Vivaldi, they are perfect at Easter. The two tall felt bunnies have not been out of the loft for some years - oops, I forgot about them; progress at last on the sideboard.
Bunnies trying to escape their holder - these felt bunnies are favourites of mine.
The cake stand is ready for an Easter cake - forks, cutters, plates & napkins ready
The bunting that I made last year has come out again for our inglenook fireplace in the living room
These Easter baskets make regular appearances at Easter - one was a gift from a German exchange students some years back ....
This photo from a previous year when Vivaldi was seen rearranging the Easter eggs ...
I have a busy time ahead with students finishing off this term. We always have visitors, friends & family over during our Easter holidays so I know we are ready to welcome them in to our home ...
Thank you for stopping by & for taking the time to read & comment, have a lovely week everyone,