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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Vintage Easter Decorating

Are you obsessed with vintage decor?  Do you troll flea markets looking for that one vintage thing that nobody else has?  I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to vintage.  I can't really name any one thing that I collect with any degree of fervour.  The only thing in common with the things I bring home is that there is something about them that speaks to me.  This can quickly lead to a scattered look at home.  How to integrate these pieces into a functioning home without ending up with that feeling of living in a nursing home or in a capsule home?  Not that there is anything wrong with living in a capsule home but I, for one, prefer to live in a home that works and functions for modern life and doesn't have that dreaded museum-like quality.  Holidays, however, are the perfect time to pull out vintage pieces without worrying about being over the top kitschy.  Would you like a sneak peek at my Easter decorating?


I'm in love with vintage skirt hangers.  I do find that bulletin boards can look messy very quickly.  These hangers with their multiple clips are the perfect way to display cards and other pretties.  If you have paper ephemera that is vintage or antique and you don't want to stick a pin through them, the clips are a great way of displaying such items without damaging them.  Plus, you can quickly rotate out your display with the season or holiday.


Who doesn't love vintage crepe paper honeycomb decorations?  I'm such a child with these things.  It's magical how they look flat and boring folded up and then you unfold them and they blossom into overwhelming cuteness.  Below, I have a pair of vintage papier mache chicks.  They open up so that you can hide sweet treats inside their tummies.


I knew I wanted to display them but wasn't sure where or how.  


Personally, I've found that the trick to integrating vintage pieces into a modern home is to find a use for them such as the skirt hanger or else to use them as accents or punctuation marks where they get tucked into the existing decor.  I sneaked the chicks into the tablescape vignette I already had assembled on a dresser.

And, of course, what is Easter without eggs?


But not just any eggs will do but egg dioramas!  Hee, hee.  Do you decorate for Easter?  Do you go all out with your holiday/seasonal decor or do you tuck little bits in here and there?

16 comments:

Meg said...

Gorgeous vignetttes!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh the skirt hangers are brilliant! I so love vintage too! Great collection lady!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Ooh I so love the crepe paper bunnies,so vintage. I have decorated my dining room mantle,and love it. Happy Easter.x

AllyJo said...

Awesomeness. Love your kitchy, sweet Easter. Wish I had more vintage Easter. I have none. The above hanger is a cute way to display cards. Never thought of that.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I do not have many vintage Easter items. Thanks for sharing yours.

Donna Wilkes said...

I have a few vintage Easter bunnies, but mostly I love the vintage Easter postcards. The chick candy holders are very cute. Love the idea of using the vintage skirt hangers as bulletin boards.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the vintage touches. They make the sweetest vignettes!
Hugs,
Patti

must love junk said...

Thanks for your sweet comment-I'm now following you! :)
Susan

Jill said...

I just wish I could find more vintage decorations, Christmas is not so bad to find but the other occasions, it's very rare to find anything - love the honeycombs!

Maureen said...

I adore the vintage crepe decor too. I found a great old Easter bunny crepe centerpiece for the table this year; can't wait to put it out... however it will have to wait until Easter Sunday so the kitty cats don't discover it too! Love your collections!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Aaahhh, so sweet! Love vintage Easter decor :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love all of your Vintage Easter goodies!! Too cute!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Astrid said...

Love the idea of used a skirt hanger to display vintage cards! Your Easter honeycombs are darling ~ I recently found one from Germany.

ThrifterSisters said...

I love vintage Easter and am slowly acquiring quite the collection. I scour the thrifts and antique malls this time of year and pick up pieces here and there. Holidays are the perfect time to be kitchy!!

Love your collections, especially the honeycombs.

Erica

mississippi artist said...

I love vintage decorations too-I have a box of paper eggs and old bunnies somewhere-I need to find them.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty, I love all of your vintage pieces, and those eggs are especially stunning. Thanks for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

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