Friday, April 6, 2012
Easter At My House
My husband bought this set of Department 56 called "The General Store" YEARS ago in Florida while on a business trip. I have a wide ledge upstairs I usually set it out on with the grass rugs. He asked that they be set up on the buffet this year in the dining room. I have done extensive research on this set trying to get more pieces. I am so glad I have as many pieces as I do, because it's 25 years old and pieces are almost impossible to find.
I wanted to add something colorful to each place setting. Michael's had these terracotta pots for $1 each. I needed twenty, so I bought them. Each one has shredded green paper for grass, a chocolate bunny I molded with two peeps, a chocolate carrot, and some robins eggs malt balls.
I found these stuffed bunnies on sale at Safeway for $5 each. I snapped them up. I had the big basket and silk leaves. I put the basket on a stand in my sunroom. They are so cute.
I just got finished dying the empty egg shells for the confetti eggs. I can't wait for all the "head smashing" with a two years old and a four year old on Sunday.
I have bunnies all over the house. These bunnies are tucked into a cube in my front entrance hall.
I bought this old man doll years ago at a country/antiques' store. I also found a chair he usually sits in. I put him in my other front entrance cube with a bunny and a duck. He always makes me laugh. My kids don't have a grandpa anymore, so he is our resident elder.