easter decorating beyond the basket

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I’m having a bit of an existential crisis. I’m not sure if I’m getting old, or if my taste is waning, but I’ve had the urge this year to… wait for it… decorate for Easter. I know, I know, this conjures all sorts of awful images of tacky plastic Easter grass, “country chic” wreaths or even an Easter Bunny flag flying over my front door (talk about letting your freak flag fly). But I’m convinced there’s a way to spruce up my house for this pastel holiday without going into Hallmark overload.
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West Elm, for example, has loads of sweet-but-chic Easter options (many more in-store than online, sadly). I happen to especially love this David Stark topiary, which I think could certainly be stylish bedecked with a host of, say, glittered eggs. Or what about just displaying a few candy-bright dyed eggs in this ceramic egg crate? I also love the more subtle style of these cream and blue speckled eggs from Pottery Barn — I’m imagining these in a clear glass bowl (which you probably already have) on a side table somewhere. Or, for a little vintage charm, these classic Steiff Easter rabbits manage to be sweetly old-fashioned without being cloying (as long as you pick the ones that aren’t wearing clothes), and they remind me of Easter brunch with my grandmother. The Steiff bunnies are notoriously pricey, but you can sometimes find a steal on eBay if you’re patient…especially the week after Easter.
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And of course, there’s always the option of decorating with candy…a big glass vase filled with Cadbury Mini Eggs and Whoppers’ Robin Eggs wouldn’t survive long in my house, but it would be absolutely lovely while it lasted.

So, what do you think of Easter decorating? Strictly for the senior set, or am I ahead of the trend? — Becki S.

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In Sweden, we decorated branches with colorful feathers. I brought a bunch back with us, but it looks like you can buy them Stateside, too:
http://www.shopswedish.com/eafeas.html

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Margi

Having a banner outside is having my freak flag showing? Huh. Oh well. I guess this almost 43 year old isnt hip. That’s okay, I hate hipsters anyway.

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Emily

Cute ideas.. I love finding lights for each holiday and here are some cute Easter lights I enjoyed and thought you would too. That don’t look cheap and added a finishing touch to my easter wreath. http://www.christmas-decorations-gifts-store.com/store/PPF/parameters/1987_193/more_info.asp