Decorating for Spring and Easter 2020 : Vintage, Second-Hand and Thrift Store Finds

Hello and Happy Easter if you celebrate! Of course, it’s kind of hard to be in a celebratory mood when you’re stuck inside, but I hope you had a good day anyway. (For future reference, this was during the Coronavirus quarantine period). Nick ordered me a lovely assortment of treats from Soma Chocolatemaker, which was left on our doorstep by a mysterious masked man, and we had a nice dinner, but we certainly missed sharing the day with family and friends.

Speaking of being stuck inside, I went ahead and tried to make our place more fun to look at all day long, by putting out some seasonal decorations, including everything I wrote about in the previous post, about the spring and Easter things I’d found at the thrift store during the past year.

↑ A reminder of those thrifted things. ↑

And, here’s where everything went, mixed in with other spring-like decor …

↑ The forsythia (yellow flowers) are from our bush outside. ↑

↑ The cat pillow looks just like our dear Eddie, who died a couple of years ago. Nick got it for me the Christmas after we lost him, with the warning when I unwrapped it that he wasn’t sure if it would make me sad or happy. It’s a bit of both. It was made by this artist (the link goes to her Etsy store, if you’d like one, too). ↑

↑ I ordered a 20″ plain square pillow insert from Amazon, that fits perfectly inside regular pillow-cases. When you fold the extra fabric inside, it looks just like a regular cushion, but with an easy change (and washable) cover. ↑

↑ Both of these “Lady-Head” wall pockets were found at Value Village, at different times. They’re some of my favourite thrift store scores ever! ↑

↑ I recently got these mid-century die cuts, and the one of the bunny shown further down, from ebay. ↑

↑ A combination of two diy projects, this branch and twine wall hanging, and these Easter bead and egg ornaments. ↑

↑ The garlands are also a diy project, with the same link as the ornaments above. ↑

↑ This is a music box was a gift from my mother years ago. It plays “It’s a Small World” while the ferris-wheel turns. ↑

↑ The branches are trimmings from a rose-bush in our garden, that needed pruning. I brought them in and put them in water, and they sprouted leaves! ↑

↑ The baskets are another diy, made by weaving cotton yarn through plastic fruit boxes, described in this post. ↑

↑ I won’t be wearing this vintage butterfly scarf outdoors anytime soon, so might as well use it as a tablecloth! ↑

↑ I got the lamb planter from my sister at Christmas, during our “Thrifted Gift Exchange” written about here. The bird wall-hanging in the living room (shown further up) also came from that gift exchange. ↑

↑ Another one of my favourite thrift store finds ever. ↑

Thank you for having a look. I wish you a good week ahead, all things considered.

xo loulou

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