Hi everyone! Where did the last two weeks go? It sounds like almost everyone in the country is enjoying beautiful spring weather right now. We have spent a good amount of time outside lately, except for a few days of storms. Everyone in Texas is celebrating the 4 and 5 inches of rain that we all received, that's for sure. It's a little mushy in our yard right now, but it's a small price to pay when so many are getting relief from the devastating drought we have been in.
So on to the Easter mantel! We're keeping it simple here this year, and I have also discovered that I don't really have all that many Easter decorations since we moved on the from the "little kid" holiday decor. Plus there's really no time for shopping right now, and after writing a couple of really big checks lately for college - gaaahhhhhh - it's a shop the house kind of Easter this year.
But really, what could ever be more perfect for Easter than the classic Bordallo cabbage plates? I never tire of these.
A couple of ceramic bunzers, Big Lots circa 2007 or so,
some wheat grass in tiny pots,
and some ribbon from my stash, mixed together for some pretty spring brightness. Thrifted too, I might add! A 50 yard spool of that pretty plaid for $2. Yes, the red candleholders are still red. I figured that it will be Christmas before we know it, so I'll put painting these on the to-do list for 2013 :) Fixing up that tattered mantel is, too.
And OK now, don't laugh. But we're already working on decorations for senior prom, and they're already taking over the house, so I'm using some of them in my spring decor.
The second I saw Debbie's painted tin cans, the "free decorations!" light bulb came on, and I pinned these as an idea for our table centerpieces. Add $3 worth of Dollar Tree florals and some branches from the back yard, and voila, decor!
I'm just hoping that we can consume enough cans of plum tomatoes between now and May 5th to decorate every table.
In the coming months, my appearance here on the blog may be a little scarce. We're coming up on the last two months of high school with our daughter, and I really want to devote every moment to fully enjoying her activities. I know that once it's over, it's really over, and then we will be enjoying life as empty nesters! We are so happy that Abby will be moving on to college life at the University of Texas, and glad that it's only 3-1/2 hours away. Maurie has clients in Austin that he needs to call on occasionally, so she may be seeing more of us than she really wants to :)
Although I plan on cutting back on blogging time, I do have a couple more Easter posts that I'm working on to share with you all before the holiday. I'm also working on writing Part Two of the Slipcover Tutorial, and hope to have that up for you all this week. I promise to still pop in on you all whenever possible, too!
Today I'm joining
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Kim's Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Newbie Reunion Party at Debbiedoos