Friday, April 3, 2020

Welcoming Easter/ Easter's On Its Way Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous blog hop hosted by Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home. 
Her decor is always so darling.  She is also a fabulous blog hostess.


If you are coming from Botanic Bleu, I'm so glad you are here. I just love blue bonnets and Judith's tablescape is adorable.


How are you? I'm so glad you are here.
Easter is going to look different this year but it is on the way, regardless.
I fluctuate between needing an escape and drawing closer to God through all of this.
I'm very cognizant that we are in the midst of something beyond any of our control and that there is something I am supposed to learn. I try to find peace in each and every day.
I've pulled out almost every bit of Easter decor in an effort to make our home a safe haven during our stay at home order.
It's all about spring flowers and bunnies.
Creating helps create a sense of calm.


 I missed decorating the bannisters for Christmas because we were waiting for our flooring company to fix the stairs. When they were finally repaired, I went and got some floral garlands from Hobby Lobby.
It was so providential. We had no idea that we would be home bound for the spring and that I would need all the cheer right now.


It is a mix of florals but it has the feel of wisteria.
I love wisteria.




I am foraging in the yard to bring in some live florals.


Every bunny has been put into use this year.


I even put up an Easter tree to add some sparkle to the living room.
It has bunnies but it also has chicks, carrots and other motifs.


I was tickled to see that I had a German antique carrot ornament.
I got this last fall from my step mom's house.
I love it.
I did have to dig through the Christmas boxes in the Hobbit closet to find it though. Haha. Not fun.


In the dining room, each shelf of the corner cupboard got some vintage looking bunnies.




These all came from Tuesday Morning.






The kitchen table sports one of my favorite rabbits. We have had it for years. I think it was a Big Lots find.


I'll have a post about a few kitchen changes in the next week or so. 




The garden room is decorated in green with pops of orange.



I made some fabric carrots and radishes last week. It was easy and fun.




 Green is one of my favorite colors so I've used a lot of fun spring greens.



We love the mantel that we got from our friends. It's been fun to decorate this spring.



I got new bedding right before the world was put in time out. I just love it.


I've been making the bed every day. It helps to stay in a routine.
We got the French tapestry from an antique shop in East Texas. It may be one of the first places I go when all this is over.


Finally the guest room got a spring comforter and some cute needlepoint pillows.



I hope you enjoyed this little snap shot into what things look like over here.


Sometimes I host the whole family for Easter but this year it will be just the two of us.
We will have church on line in our cozy garden room. We'll have a lovely brunch. We'll reflect on what all of this means. We'll be thankful for a time to slow down. We'll connect with our children and extended family through phone or Facetime.
Even though we live in scary times, we have a lot to be thankful for.
I hope that you have a lovely Easter. I hope that you are well. I appreciate each and everyone of you.
Happy Easter!
Be sure you head over to see, Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea. I think you will love her sweet baskets.
Thanks for stopping by.
Katie
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29 comments :

  1. Very pretty Katie. How nice to have the German carrot ornament. Love German glass ornaments.

    Pretty touches around your home.

    Cindy

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  2. Everything is so pretty, Katie! I don't think I've seen a spring home tour like this of your house so this was a special treat. I love all the different ways you've added spring and Easter decor to your home. It's fantastic! Hugs, CoCo

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  3. Katie, your home is SO fresh! From the tulip wreath on the front door to that fabulous garland and the tree, this brings joy to eyes in scouring over every little detail in each picture. I love the mix of vintage, too. It's that garden room of white, jadeite green and pops of orange that really wows me! The minty bedding is extra fresh, and I love hearing that your favorite antique store is where you hope to go when the social distancing is relaxed again. As a booth owner in our antique mall that's been closed since March 22, I speak for all dealers when I say we are hopeful our customer base will return. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, and Happy Easter!

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  4. Your home is so lovely all dressed up for spring, Katie! Your front entry is beautiful...love all the spring growth and plants...and the wreath is perfect! Happy Easter!

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  5. Your tour was amazing and how did I never think of doing an Easter tree when it's my favorite season?! I need that in my life! And what is the name of your favorite store in East Texas? I think one day I'd like to visit too. Hope no matter what your Easter celebration looks like, it's wonderful. Big hugs - Air hugs. ;)

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  6. Katie your home is beautiful. Love everything you decorated in your home for Spring and Easter. Love taking the tour. Happy Easter.

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  7. Katie, I have been praying the same thing about what I can learn in the midst of this crisis. I love all of your charming Easter vignettes and your bedroom is gorgeous! Happy & healthy Easter!

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  8. Doing things that make you happy, like decorating your home and being thankful for all that you have is so important during uncertain times. Thank you for sharing your lovely home tour. I'm glad you included your pretty front door and wreath!

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  9. Katie,
    Your house looks so fresh and Spring-y with all your bunny and Easter decorations.

    Stay safe, and happy Easter to you and Bill,
    Judith

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  10. What a lovely tour of your home all decked out for Easter with cute little bunnies everywhere you look! I hope you have an Easter filled with joy and stay safe and well.

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  11. Katie, every bit of your home speaks of comfort and welcome. I love all your sweet bunnies and Easter goodies. The floral garland on your stairway is beautiful, so Spring-y and romantic. Love all the pretty bedding and pillows you use, especially the soft floral quilt. Have a wonderful weekend and stay healthy!

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  12. Such a cheerful home! I adore your Easter tree.

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  13. You have such a lovely home! I love all of your Easter decor and spring touches! Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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  14. Love the Easter and spring posts. After several weeks in crazy mode at work this helps.

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  15. This will indeed be a different Easter for everyone! Thankful that we know a God that is in control, and loving, too! Your wee cottage looks lovely! Thank you so much for the spring tour!

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  16. Your home looks lovely decorated for Easter. I know you are so glad to have those steps finally done after so much headache. The garlands that you used on the banister are so pretty as is all of your other decor. Making carrots and radishes is such a great idea for this time of year. It was a pleasure to see all of your beautiful decor.

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  17. It's beautiful, Katie. All of it. But I especially love how you did the banister. That's so pretty. Yes, Easter will be very different this year. We aren't even sure what we'll have to eat yet -- it depends on what's available this week. Love that sweet Easter card on your tree, which is awfully cute!

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  18. Oh wow,everything is amazing. I especially love the tree. That is fabulous.

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  19. I love that garland on the bannister

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  20. Everything is so lovely. Especially like the tree and the pansies.
    Stay well
    Marion

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  21. Katie your home is looking fabulous! Seeing the floor completely finished and everything in place is a treat, it is lovely. I think the wisteria-type garland is charming for spring along with all of your sweet spring and Easter touches here an there. I also loved "walking" up to your door and I enjoyed peeking at your flowers and plants along the way that are already in bloom.

    Thank you so much for joining us for the hop! Happy Easter!

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      Oh, and thank you for the sweet introduction! :)

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  22. Your home looks so inviting for Easter and spring. I especially love the garland on your stairway! Happy Easter.

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  23. Katie, thank you for sharing some sunshine with a tour of your lovely home decorated for spring and Easter. It was nice to get a chance to "stop by" and visit someone else's home after self isolating the past month.

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  24. I adore your sweet, spring home! You have so many fabulous ideas to cheer us up during this time. I've always been a big fan of your family room. I'm really smitten with the Easter tree idea!!

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  25. Happy Easter to you, too, Katie! Your home is lovely all decorated for this wonderful season. You're right. We have so much to be thankful for and Jesus' resurrection is the best blessing of all! Love the soft green quilt you found...

    Again, Happy Easter,
    Barb :)

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  26. Katie, your entire home looks amazing for Easter and into spring. Love all the little vignettes and your Easter tree is so cute. The mantel in your master bedroom is a wonderful addition. Happy Easter, sweet friend.

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  27. Happy Easter to you, too, Katie! Your home is lovely all decorated for this wonderful season. You're right. We have so much to be thankful for and Jesus' resurrection is the best blessing of all! Love the soft green quilt you found...
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