It all started when I spotted some pussy willows at the grocery store and a wheel barrow at Cracker Barrel!
When I was a child my mother always set up some kind of Easter Egg tree. Sometimes it was a few branches collected from the yard and painted white and sometimes it was Pussy Willow branches. I'm sure the Pussy Willows were chosen only if Easter was in April because in Michigan we are usually still having winter in March!
I have a small collection of hand painted Easter eggs (I did not paint) I've had these since the early 90's when I ordered them from a catalog.
Some are floral and some have cute chicks, ducks and rabbits on them.
I mentioned getting these at the grocery store. I was thrilled when I saw them because they were in such great condition and they were perfect for preserving. All you do is "not" put them in water and they dry up on their own.
Around the base of the crystal vase I put a grape vine wreath that I dressed up with some paper grass, flowers and eggs. The little bunny egg holders are for one large egg to set in but I chose to use some faux eggs for fun. I think I'll pick up some foil wrapped chocolate eggs for them which will be even cuter!
(Tablecloth by April Cornell)
These Fitz and Floyd bunnies come from a group called "Poppies" which I've had a long time. I dressed them with the green ribbon for a little flare a few years ago and I just kept them on.
This basket was a T.J. Maxx find. I added a few of my own eggs but it did come with some.
I set it on this clay pot which I bought for a project I need to get working on. The grape vine wreath was added to tie into the basket's organic look.
The vase was filled with white silica sand and helped stabilize the Pussy Willow branches and add some weight.
So that's my Pussy Willow Easter Egg Tree
now on to my mantel
About a month ago I saw this wheel barrow at Cracker Barrel. I had just picked up the two standing rabbits at the Hallmark store and the minute I saw the wheel barrow I knew they had to go together.
This little chubby rabbit (Pier 1) has been having way too much fun eating from the garden.
The white grass is from Williams Sonoma. I stuffed some tulips in with a few crackled finished eggs and a bunch of carrots (Hobby Lobby)
These bunnies are made of sisal.
They both have their own baskets with some carrots and I added a few eggs.
They've been robbing the farmers garden!
I still love the spring colors of Easter decorations. I was going to paint the wheel barrow white, but I decided the brown was okay and may work out just fine. I'm glad I left it alone. I think it keeps the look pulled together.
Hop hop hopping along....
Thank-you as always for visiting!