Let me just get this out of the way…outside of the Princess’ room, I am not fond of pastels. Also, I may skirt the borders of the land of whimsy with a few…OK 10…chickens in my kitchen but I have no desire to move completely into cute town. This presents a conundrum at Easter when the expected decor seems to be pastel hued and bunny driven…is there room for compromise? Can I reflect the beauty of the season and still maintain the integrity of my design style? Join me on a brief tour as we meet these challenges head-on…
My antique bottle drying rack embraces the lightening of the season with vintage glass bottles to reflect the glorious afternoon light…
And look! Beautiful eggs in various textures and colors…they don’t have to be pastel!
A smattering of cute on the mantel with some jewel tone eggs and yellow Vaseline glass candlesticks…a few bunnies go a long way!
A small tray of treasures makes an appealing vignette…yes, there is some “cute” and a little pastel but the memories of acquiring each of these pieces makes it a special collection and the perfect example of compromise.
I guess every home needs a bowl of eggs at Easter…these were arranged by the Princess and re-arranged almost daily….hopefully her Easter will be a bit more cheery than last year…
Can anyone relate?
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38 thoughts on “Pastels are not my jam…”
Loving your spring/Easter decorations. Such fun!
Thank you! If only the weather would make up it’s mind.
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Passing on the tips to my blog photographer(David)! Hopefully soon we will be in a more spacious dwelling…still with character. Our rental has lots of character but not a lot of space. I am finding the blog to be enjoyable and therapeutic…I am glad you are enjoying it as well!
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I love the bottle tree.
One of my most favorite pieces ever…my husband thought I was crazy when I brought it home!
That big bunny would scare a lot of little ones, I’m sure. This was a fun post and I enjoyed your decorations. Thank you for sharing with us.
Thanks for your kind comments. That bunny was the worst Photo bomb ever!
I only have one room that pastels work in and there is no room to display anything! I like your décor alternatives!
Pastels just look odd in this foursquare house. I understand the challenges of decorating a small house. It is almost time for military retirement for my husband and hopefully time for my bigger forever house.
I just do a few sheep and lambs. Love the gentle touches of Easter. The giant Easter Bunny would scare me to death!
Worst photo bomb ever! The trees are blooming and I look forward to bringing the outside into my house soon.
I like your vignettes, and I have chickens in my kitchen too.
I like the chickens. My husband says no more…
Thanks for sharing your beautiful personal touch on spring and Easter with SYC.
We each need to decorate exactly how we want!
Always a pleasure to link to your party!
Ha, ha! Love that last photo. I certainly remember at least one of my kids being afraid of the Easter bunny. Love your gorgeous drying rack and those lamb molds. You do Easter great and love that it’s your style! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
That bottle rack was pulled out of a barn at an antique show in Germany! One of my ultimate favorite finds. The bunny was the worst photo bomb ever.
I don’t like pastels, either…here, since we no longer have children to please, I use a few vases of fresh flowers, one bunny that’s brown and a wonderful Easter Family Dinner…xo
Sounds like the perfect combination! Enjoy your holiday.
So pretty! Who says you have to decorate with pastels for Easter anyway. I love what you’ve done. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a fantastic week!
Thank you. I enjoy the challenge.
You’ve got some great egg collections!
Thank you. They are fun to collect
You’ve succeeded in doing it your way beautifully. 🙂
For years I didn’t like any pastels At All. Now I’m loving the robin’s egg blue spattered about the house but it’s mixed with deeper colors. It feels good to me now.
So glad to see you early this morning at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
I love the pastel trees outside my window! I am looking forward to bringing some outside into the house!
Such lovely collections of Easter beauties and treasures!
Thank you so much for joining us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
Thank you. My pleasure.
I’ve never been into pastels in interiors but something something about Easter draws me to pink.;-)
I am hoping to bring a little of the outside into the house this week. Nature has the right to be pastel!
You’ve done a beautiful job of bringing Easter into your decor! Love the big bowl of eggs and the scoop! I’m popping over from Thoughts on Home Thursday.
Be a sweetie,
Always a pleasure. Thank you for your kind comments
Love that mantel! (And your compromise idea!) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen
I love this mantel as well. Thank you!
Looks like you managed to add some whimsey for Easter. Love the wooden scoop full of eggs.
Thank you…a little when whimsy goes a long way. My little one is fond of all things pink so I am afraid she may usher in a new era
You have the knack of creating lovely decor regardless of the color.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are so glad you are here.
haha! I love your Easter picture. I didn’t even take my daughter to see the Easter bunny last year because I’m pretty sure she would have been kicking and screaming! Love your decor too! #HomeMattersParty