Sunday, March 21, 2021

A Touch of Easter in the Dining Room

I did a light touch of Easter decorating in the Dining Room this year. I wanted to bring in more "Spring" decor than all out Easter decor. My sheep and lambs were let loose to roam in here in late February after I put away all the winter elements. I've mentioned before that much of the time I don't really take it all in until after I've taken photos and I'm sitting down to edit them.

That's when I can see clearly if I have "too much" stuff going on or that I might need to add a little something in to the mix. I started taking pics with mostly basics here on the washstand, then noticed there wasn't much of interest so I started out by adding my mossy "O" to the mirror. I love this small brown check wired ribbon as a subtle neutral for Spring. Then  I added the little tussy mussy with vibrant faux spring flowers in the small iron urn.

Next, I added the few blooms to the top of the mirror to bring in some color.

If you've been with me since we moved here,
you'll know about my antique family washstand that I've had for years.
It sat in the entry in my childhood home,
which was a farmhouse built in the mid 1800's.
Mom had painted it the "retro green" and that's what it was
 when she gave it to me 20 years ago.

This spot still needed a little touch of Easter
so I did my favorite family holiday decor tip
and added a few vintage postcards to the mirror.

My paternal grandmother would add photos and postcards
on her vanity and entry mirror.
I've realized that this little decor addition can instantly
 bring a seasonal or holiday vibe.

A few more vintage cards are on the metal wire plant stand
on a reproduction card/photo display.

Someday I'll get crazy and try some other pieces 
on the washstand, but right now these just seem to feel right.

The spring dining table has
my little French wagon with my sheep tureen,
the gray metal Italian basket,
and one of the iron urns with faux paperwhites
 tied with more of the brown check ribbon.

The buffet holds the tabletop conservatory
and the cloches with the little lambs.

I noticed in the previous post that the glass cloches really needed a good cleaning.
I had "windexed" it but looks like I was just moving the dust around, not getting rid of it.

If you missed the full post from last week
 in the Dining Room you can find it Here.

Do you have plans this weekend?
I'm hoping for warm and sunny.
I'm tired of the cold, rain, wind and drizzles.

Amber and I would love for you to join us for All About Home
Link Party on Monday evenings!

joining in here:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. Your dining room is so pretty for spring. Have a nice weekend. It is spring like here and I am loving it as I pack. xoxo Kris

  2. As much as I love Christmas decor, it is great to see floral ❤️ 💐 Love the floral rose dining table runner/topper!

  3. Debra, the dining room is ready for spring. Love this time of year when we tend to refresh our homes and gardens. Happy Spring!

  4. I really like that mossy "O"! Looks great over the mirror.


  5. It all looks so great put together. You always have so many interesting items in your photos.

  6. Thank you for your wonderful ideas! I have started to collect vintage Valentines and holiday postcards to add to my decor. I even found an old floral frog to hold them.

  7. The postcards are a wonderful touch. I love your darling washstand.

  8. You're an expert. As usual, love the sheep:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  9. Hi Debra! Everything just looks beautiful! Love those sweet old postcards and you're carrying on the tradition! Hope you're having a good week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;


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