Monday, April 02, 2007

Frugal spring decorations

I don't like to store holiday decorations. Yet, I do like to add fresh touches for each season. I put a clump of violets in a 5-cent basket and set it on "the tall chair." Children ought to have pretty things at eye level, too. I thought it was just dainty enough to keep company with Tasha Tudor's Tale For Easter, propped open to a favorite page.
Books don't count as clutter, right? You can dig a clump of violets from just about anywhere. Display a few library books, if you don't have an Easter title at home.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Very cute, yet simple and elegant idea. My mom used to make an Easter display just using whatever spring-type stuffed animals and books we had - that was fun.

Anonymous said...

Very nice.

Now, Meredith, this is a serious question: How would you decorate if you lived in the desert?

Jora

Shannon said...

Meredith - This is a beautiful arrangement. I love to use books this way, too. And what a great reminder to put pretty things on little ones' eye level.

Honey said...

This is such a sweet idea! I am teaching our 2 year old not to "investigate" plants by taking them apart or pouring things into them. This is a good way to do it!

I laughed about the decorating in the dessert question. I wonder if (I believe they do) you could decorate with jade plant in the dessert. They are pretty and you can easily seperate and multiply them. Flowering cacti would work too.

SaversAdvice said...

That's adorable! I admire you so much!
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Rebecca said...

cute cute cute!

Hi...my name is Rebecca and I have two kiddos thus far so books-they are all over the place ANYWAY! Paula at hearty Works sent her readers over here saying nothing but good things. Well...all true, I see!

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about a jade plant ... most of the houses in our neighborhood have front lawns made of ... ROCKS!

Jora

Meredith said...

Jora, I have never been west of Memphis, TN--so I honestly have NO specific ideas. However, each area of the country has its unique beauty and I'm sure you could come up with something creative!

If I lived in the desert, I would have to have a lot of houseplants.

Stephanie said...

Don't you know you are supposed to eat those violets? LOL (You really can though. The leaves are great and the flowers make the salad pretty!)

I love the tea pot display! Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I'm certainly not complaining ... we get 600 sunny days a year!

Jora