Monday, March 22, 2010

Eggstra Special Centerpiece

This little egg basket
almost didn't make the cut this year in my Easter decorating.
I was about to toss it back in the bin when I had an idea.
I decided to think inside the box.
I crammed it inside a vintage suitcase,
clipped off the painted criss-cross branches
and surrounded it with moss.
I thought it would be fun to place a couple of chicks,
appearing to be newly hatched from their nest.
Add in a tulip, another sure sign of spring.Of course it needed a little sparkle to prevent the whole mix
from looking like it was transported from an antique store.
Silver candlesticks and a tray would do the trick,
completed with cream colored candles.
And within seconds I had
an egg-stra special centerpiece

anchored by an item that I almost chose not to use.
Do you want to copy this idea
but you don't have the same ingredients?

Modify it!
*Try crumbling up newspaper or plastic bags as a filler in the bottom of the suitcase. Then add moss and plastic eggs.
*If you don't have a vintage suitcase, try a basket, lunchbox, bowl, urn, pail, or even a cake stand. Any container will do.
*Substitute a bunny. Or simply scatter a few more eggs around the base.
*You don't have silver candlesticks? Any candlestick will work.
*If you don't like using candles in your decor, try topping the candlesticks with small nests or an egg with a little moss tucked underneath.

If you can dream it,
you can create it!


1 Funky Woman said...

Super creative, glad you ended up using it, it looks great! I love your shelf in the background, that looks amazing too!

vintage girl at heart said...

Love this sweet little vignette..glad you kept it out of the box!!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Well done! I thought the basket was cute - but the addition of the case is magical.
The table centre goes really well with your mantle too.

Cindy said...

This is so great. I really wish we would be in our new house before Easter. But I just guess that means I get to go shopping afterwards when everything is on sale and stock up for next yr.

Becky said...

You are inspiring me to think 'outside the box' or in as you say ... and get more creative. What a beautiful blog you have.

Connie said...

Such a heat idea - I have an old suitcase so I'm going to try it. Thanks for the idea!

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

Joy you make easter decoration so egg-cellent!!!!!!

Ashley Schott said...

Absolutely precious! I adore it. That basket of eggs is the best:)

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

It was cute in the basket but, it is beautiful in the box. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Richella said...

Wonderful! Way to think inside the box!

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