Thursday, April 5, 2012

spring easter room...

i thought i had better show you my
easter decorations,
well...
before
easter!
can you believe it is this sunday??

"time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin,
into the future..."

i added shades of blues and aquas to my already whit-ish room...
i have been collecting and loving chenille blankets and crochet pieces for a long time,
and layered the room with these,
and sprinkled vintage treasures all around.....


i brought in an old wash tub,
 from the porch, to use as a fun end table.

layered with
 crochet pieces,
an old globe
(with just the right hues of blues)
and
a vintage tulip door stop.

i constantly change my art work around
 (and try to use existing nails when possible, ahem, 
sometimes this makes for interesting compositions)...

this is one of my paintings from a series that i have been working on.
this one is called
ashley

i have been having fun using burlap and  bits of lace affixed to my canvas's
and pretty spring-like paint colors on top.
a more impressionistic style for me,
which i am really liking.
i'll share the other paintings in this series soon... 

i printed out some of my recent spring photos
 (on plain ol typing paper)
and taped them to the backs of the two frames made from molding.

one of two garden trellis' brought in from the garden...
garden fencing too, serves as a wainscoting.


i was thrilled to find this blue toy jeep at the nashville flea!
bunny seems to like it.

i drive a jeep
and love it!

my makeshift chandy made from wind chimes hangs way down in the middle of the room,
and tinkles ever so sweetly when i walk by.

i hung a vintage print on the door knob of the old hutch,
and set fluffy chics on top (sitting in front of one of my aqua beachy paintings).

more touches of blues and aquas.

 a chenille doll blankey, from my childhood
(that means it is definitely vintage!  gulp.)

 i borrowed some of my enamel ware pitchers from the kitchen,
 as the colors were perfect.

a cute yellow bunny and more crochet.

a bluebird pillow that i made years ago.

cheeky candle chicks.




big kit-ten approves of the pillows.
me too!

i am sharing at these easter blog parties this week...

debra at common ground
and
french country home.


have a truly
blessed
easter
peeps!



p.s.  thanks so much for your thoughts on my new header!  i love the idea of a collage, but am having a hard time settling on which pictures!  i am fickle, yunno! so until then, i am using a shot i took looking out my kitchen window.  i think it rather pretty.

i sure appreciate y'all!!
!!

36 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi sweet erin, this post has made my day! just my kinda place. I'm lovin' the little chicks spread around, and every comfortable room needs at least one lazy cat laying in it!! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend! xo

silverfeather said...

Just love how warm and inviting this room feels, Erin! The blue colors and crochet doillies are beautiful...love the blankets too! have a wonderful Easter!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I want to live with you!
You create the most charming and inviting atmosphere....
true blue lover...
...suddenly I'm in such a good mood!
Thanks Erin...
Happy Easter!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your Easter/Spring decor. Yes - time is slipping by way to fast.
Happy Easter!

oldgreymare said...

There cannot be a more perfect Easter room anywhere.
Hope all your family and friends will be able to share the day with you <3
xx
z

miabellavintage said...

As usual the art is amazing.....so many things to like....but the kitty steals my heart....Oh, and Erin your new blog picture is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am loving it.

Olive Cooper said...

Erin, so much to love and adore in your room. The bunny in the Jeep is off the chain. Kitten could come home with me and cheeky chicks too. Happy Happy Easter. Olive

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

dear Erin
Your home is so warm and inviting... I love how you have decorated for Easter.
There are no words to really express how much I love you painting... and I really like your new series here... Beautiful!
Wishing you a blessed Easter
Penny
p.s. Having a little moussie giveaway if you are interested, pop over...

Carolyn said...

That is such a pretty spring/Easter look!
I love your header photo also.

Happy Easter!

Carolyn

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so refreshing! love all those soothing spring colors! i'm adding a splash of color these days as well. happy easter! (LOVE your new header!!)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so refreshing! love all those soothing spring colors! i'm adding a splash of color these days as well. happy easter! (LOVE your new header!!)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is SO GOOD to see you blog a post!!! HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY ERIN! Anita

michele said...

sighhhhhh. what dreamy lovely ethereal images, erin.

and with that backdrop of steve miller band, who can beat it?

smiles, renewal, and the promise of unknown blessings already on their way to you.

michele

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I immediately fell in love with your new blog header with all those lovely slightly colored bottles and the backdrop of your garden! There is just so much eye candy in this post! Your new art pieces are amazing. I wouldn't have guessed they were done on burlap. I've been looking for just the right bunny for my turquoise jeep, but had no luck. Yours is adorable. The chicks, too! Happy Easter, and thanks for sharing!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Erin
Thank you so much for wandering over to enter the giveaway... I am so happy you like her.. I am so sorry to hear of your little wool lamb.. So kitty made yarn of it! Oh NO!!!

Donna said...

Erin,
Gorgeous decor as usual! I adore chenille and have several bedspreads I want to make pillows with. The washtub is wonderful in the room as well. The blue jeep caught my eye immeidately ... cute!
I love it all!
Hugs,
Donna

Special 'K' said...

A beautiful post, I love all the images you have featured. Thank you for sharing, I am so glad to meet you. I am so excited to find and follow new special places. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. Happy Easter, take care and enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

from me to thee......... said...

OMG !!!! I just found your blog through Debra @ Common Ground, love her too....anyway, I LOVE your Easter decor, just LOVE the room and everything you have done with it !!! Awesome, I am a new follower !!!!!!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And a grand celebration of LIFE to you my dear erin...thank you so much for your visit. Anita

Nella said...

Love that gorgeous blue chenille...what a treasure....your post is so fresh and pretty...and spirit lifting! Beautiful Erin!
N.xo

KarenB said...

Erin, it's all very beautiful! I especially love the jeep. So fun! I think you're on a vehicle trend lately. ;-) Happy Easter!
Karen

awal.ny said...

Cute Easter decorations. I love the truck with the bunny. Your painting is beautiful.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh you are killin' me! GORGEous. Love all the lovely colors and peaceful feeling ... beautiful.

Happy Easter Erin!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Erin! You know, even the way you style and decorate your home is like one of your paintings. So very very pretty - and charming - and fun! I'm loving all the blues/aquas you've added to the mix! Have a blessed Easter, my friend!

xoxo laurie

Melanie Statnick said...

Beautiful room! How blessed to have such a wonderful space for all your displays. I love your art too!

Georgianna said...

This is so darn much fun, Erin! I love the fresh, soothing colors but most of all the quirky charm throughout. These new paintings are FABULOUS!!!

Hope you had a lovely Easter. xo – g

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is so dreamy! I love how you are able to change things up. The touches of blue are lovely and the layering of crochet and blankets gives the space a very homey, comfortable feeling. Of course, kit-ten is the best accessory of all. :) Hope you have a great week. Tammy

chateau chic said...

Such a lovely, feel good cozy place you've created!
Mary Alice

KayteeJane said...

love your soft and welcoming displays. Very pretty.

Renee said...

I just discovered your blog via Common Ground and it's beautiful!!! I love the soft blues...breathtaking. I'm your newest follower.

lynn said...

this post is full of beautiful things! love the soft pretty colors, and your ashley canvas is lovely:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin, thank you for coming to visit! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin, thank you for coming to visit! Anita

Ann said...

what beautiful photos. i never thought of a globe as a decorator piece, or as even being lovely, yet those are my favorite of your images. and your kitty. :-) so pretty and soft, all of it. thank you.
blessings,
ann

Ann said...

p.s. these go beautifully with debussy's arabesque, which is playing at lovely reveries, which is open in my other window... :-)

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