March 10, 2016

Alternative Easter Basket Ideas

Do you put all of your eggs in one basket?  
If you do, consider putting them in different containers!


I have been playing around with spring and Easter decorations and thought that I would try my eggs in "non basket" containers this year. 

I have a stash of pastel eggs from last year so I went around the house trying them here and there. I have a favorite...and let's see if you do.


Here I am at the kitchen/work table creating arrangements. I took the pine cones out of my pedestal bowl and made a spring arrangement.  

Instead of the traditional  Easter basket grass I chose to use bagged moss from the Walmart floral aisle. 


Here it is looking cute in the dining room.



I wanted to try my pastel eggs on a small ironstone platter. I like the simplicity of just the eggs and the cream ironstone. I feel a farmhouse/country vibe to this arrangement. 



Then I put a few eggs in this small bowl...no grass/moss.


And another idea...
I used my extra large ironstone platter and added a few eggs. I could remove the greenery and fill the platter with eggs too. 



Do you remember how I used my tureen at Christmas? Here is an Easter/spring version. I filled the tureen with wrapping paper, then added some party bag filler...and pastel eggs. Then I layered with a large white platter. 



I urge you to try putting your eggs in alternative "baskets" and see what you come up with.Try bowls, trays, planters, flower pots, etc. 



One year my mother-in-law gave me a beautiful oriental planter, about 8 inches square, filled with that green Easter basket grass, and yummy chocolate eggs. That was 43 years ago...and I still remember how thoughtful it was of her.


These tiny chicks hopped into my car the other day.
They said they would not be any trouble at all. 


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