With Easter just a week away, all thoughts of Winter are now far behind us and Spring has truly sprung, with many of us refreshing our home interiors with new accessories and getting out into the garden for some much needed outdoor time. Perhaps you’ve swapped out the faux fur throws for lightweight colourful striped cottons or packed away the fairy lights with the onset of lighter evenings, but have you considered those little additional touches with a fun, Easter theme?
I was delighted to be invited along on an Easter Home Blog Hop by the lovely Carly who blogs over at A Cup Full of Glitter. Together, a handful of us have put together some Easter touches to our homes which we’d like to share with you. At the bottom of my post, you’ll be able to hop over to another super-creative blogger’s Easter home!
Now, I appreciate not everyone is as into decorating their homes for Easter as perhaps they are for Christmas or even Hallowe’en, but there is a fast growing trend for colourful Easter trees, wreaths and decorated branches becoming the norm in our homes. With a little thought and without having to step anywhere near a discount store’s Easter goody aisle, you can add some delicate, stylish, details to your home that welcome in the new Spring season and cheer things up a bit.
I was recently asked by TK Maxx to have a look at their Easter offering in the homewares department and as I always enjoy working with them, I thought I’d take a look. Needless to say, I had lots of fun choosing a few accessories that I will definitely be using in my own home this Easter and hopefully beyond… here are my favourite pieces which I want to share with you lovely people.
I love a display of beautifully coloured eggs at this time of year, whether it be chocolate eggs wrapped in coloured foil and suspended from an Easter branch or a pile of hand-painted paper mâché eggs made by the children and proudly displayed in the centre of the kitchen table. For me, they epitomise the Easter festival.
I was drawn to these very prettily painted hollow eggs which come beautifully packaged as below – they would make a thoughtful gift to a friend or family member who’s hosting Easter Sunday lunch. Almost too nice to take out of the box! They were £5.99 for six and come in a selection of soft pastel colours.
I arranged mine in a bowl as I thought they’d make an ideal Easter centrepiece for a coffee or dining table.
The bowl itself is a ceramic mixing bowl, however I couldn’t resist the cute little bunnies around its edge! You could fill it with Easter choccies, perhaps a potted Spring flower or simply as a fruit bowl for everyday use. It could definitely be used all year round and no more so than for that obligatory Easter baking session.
Staying with the Easter bunny theme and how sweet is this glass jar? Loving its vintage vibes and the little gold bunny on top just completes it. A really useful jar for storing mini Easter treat at this time of year! We picked up some Italian Easter-themed praline chocolates in TK Maxx and filled the jar up, however as you can see, they haven’t lasted long!! Need to go back to stock up… they do taste divine! I had never considered going to TK Maxx for edible goods, however I was really impressed by their selection of continental chocolates and eggs.
I like this jar too much to have to pack it away after the Easter holidays; I may have to find a permanent use for it – maybe to store biscuits or marshmallows. Expect to see this bunny pop up in my kitchen again soon…
Okay, I have a thing for bunnies it seems… but it is Easter, after all! This is quite possibly my favourite purchase from TK Maxx – this marble bunny sits atop a wooden stand which you can just about see and it makes a lovely addition to our kitchen shelves for the Spring months. I love simply designed home accessories and I just had to have this in my home. Marble is the material du jour these days so it ticks all the boxes for me. This was very reasonably priced at £6.99 and is made from genuine marble, so its weight would make it an ideal bookend, too!
Finally, I spotted this oval melamine serving plate, which was £3.99. It’s not entirely dissimilar from the Rice DK range of melamine serving plates (such as this one), however I loved the intricate design on it – it has a nice Scandi/folksy feel to it. Not strictly an Easter themed plate, however its fresh blue and white colour and Scandi design are perfect for Spring picnics and lunches al fresco. Wish I’d bought a few more of these for this purpose!
It also serves well as a mini breakfast tray for those lazy weekend breakfasts in bed over the Easter holidays… go on, spoil yourself :)
I do hope you get a chance to pop across to your local TK Maxx store soon, as their new Spring ranges are in stock and there are so many gorgeous things to choose from. I have never made a secret of the fact that it’s one of my favourite shops and I’m always delighted to have the opportunity to work with them.
For now though, why don’t you hop over to check out Christina’s Easter Home via her lovely blog Ladybug Home. Christina has decorated her home with fun Easter accessories and handcrafted items in pretty pastel shades.
I hope you have a lovely, relaxed Easter break!
** This post was written in collaboration with TK Maxx, however all opinions given are honest and views entirely my own.**
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