April 1, 2015
Decorating the Tenant House for Easter
With just a few more days before Easter, I continued my holiday decorating in the Tenant House, the little cottage I restored and set-up for Alexis, Jude and Truman to stay in when they come to visit.
The house looks magical — colorful egg trees, bunnies, and woodland scenes cover nearly every table in every room. I can’t wait to see the joy and amazement on my grandchidren’s faces when they see it.
I took a few photos to share with you — enjoy!
2 I had lots of fun decorating the Tenant House with all the blown out eggs and bunny figures. The green nests were made out of green card stock and tissue paper festooning. Here are the instructions to make your own. http://www.marthastewart.com/898937/easter-nest
3 The coffee table was decorated with all sorts of whimsical toy bunnies and eggs - low enough, so my grandchildren could see them easily.
4 Lots of glittered bunnies too, such as this one sitting next to a nest of blown out speckled eggs.
5 This looks like an old fashioned chocolate bunny wrapped in foil, but it's really a ceramic bunny covered in foil. It may not be edible, but it will last much longer.
6 Here is another ceramic bunny covered in foil. I just love these decorations.
7 On this table, stuffed, antique, vintage and newer toy bunnies, geese and chicks. The nests are made out of shredded tissue paper.
8 The display fills the entire length of the table with big rabbits on each end.
9 The small bunny is made by Hansa. It looks very cute sitting next to the antique rabbit with the backpack of eggs. These eggs that you see were originally sold at Martha by Mail - they show various traditional Ukrainian and Polish egg decorating techniques.
10 Decorating for special occasions doesn't have to be fancy. Take out the decorations from past holidays and come up with new and creative ways to use them.
12 The wire basket with the toadstools and chicks was an Easter basket gift from Kevin. He incorporated earth tones and forest-green moss to create a pretty woodland scene.
14 This is a collection of Jadeite green pressed milk glass - covered dishes, egg cups and an egg plate.
15 Here's another egg tree - this one was handmade using a branch screwed securely to a wooden base. Table top egg trees can be any shape or size.
17 Foil covered eggs in a variety of colors and sizes.
18 An abundance of eggs can brighten up any room for Easter. We used a lot of these eggs on "The Martha Stewart Television Show" set.
19 I put another big egg in this dark green planter - it fit perfectly.
20 More bunnies wrapped in foil - these two that flank the mirror above the mantel are much bigger than the ones on the table.
21 And they look tempting to eat.
23 A white swan basket from Kevin with blue and and pink eggs and a big green foiled covered cardboard egg box were placed near the window in the living room.
24 In the kitchen, a few cardboard egg boxes and small ceramic sheep.
25 A wicker basket wrapped with pink satin ribbon and filled with silk flowers and rabbit covered dishes in pink.