July 25, 2014

My Easter Decorations

Hi everyone! I thought I’d share my Easter decorations today. I recently took out the toile fabric panels that lined the back of my  living room china cabinet and painted the beadboard backing  a golden yellow. So instead of just putting everything back, I put everything back and added some of my Easter decorations. So it’s all in one spot instead of spread throughout the house (makes it easier for me to put it all away).

Easter China Cabinet | A Cultivated Nest

This might just be the last time I decorate for Easter (I only do it for my daughter) and she’ll most likely be out on her own this time next year (sob!). I don’t know…I’m always torn with wanting to live simpler and getting rid of everything and thinking it all looks really cute when I have everything decorated :)

Easter bottlebrush tree and blue plates

I basically use the same decorations every year but try to think of new ways to use them. I normally buy new decorations close to the holiday or after the holiday when everything is on clearance (unless it’s something I really love – because if you wait till the end the picking’s are slim).

I’m just going to post photos with no text because everything is pretty self-explanatory. Here are some close-ups.

Easter bottlebrush tree and pink  plates


Easter decorations


Easter decorations - bunny

Easter decorations - egg topiary | A Cultivated Nest

Easter decorations

Happy Easter!

Easter banner | A Cultivated Nest

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  1. Beautiful decorations, Manuela! :) Have a great Easter! I just picked up a straw wreath at the mission store and am going to make your fabric wrapped wreath later…my son’s closing on a new house tomorrow and the future DIL will certainly like a wreath on the door! :) ( HE won’t notice, lol! :)

  2. I love it all, Manuela! That banner is really cute. I think you have just enough that I would keep it {even though you want to simplify}. It’s the perfect amount of decorations because they all fit so nicely in this one cabinet. They are all so adorable. I love the yellow you painted in the back of the cabinet, too.

  3. Manuela these are gorgeous decorations. LOVE the bottle brush tree in the egg, I want it would you mind early if I took it, thank you, LOL. You do such great things with this cabinet. Happy Easter!!


  4. It all looks so beautiful and your daughter will surely be home for Easter from time to time. Hope that you will do things as you have always done even if it is for the two of you (and all of us! ) And I love the cabinet painted in the chalk paint yellow!

  5. Manuela, that’s just beautiful!! You enjoy it too so keep it up. I have to confess that I don’t always understand the talk of living simpler. Slower and with less commitments I do understand but if those little things make you happy (and I think they do) then they should be part of your life. :)

    Happy Easter! :)

  6. Your decorations are very pretty! Don’t write them off yet! :D Your daughter will be back to visit and look around and ask you “why did you not decorate”? :-D Been there! :D
    Wish I had done a little bit, but fell behind with other things going on.
    Have a Very Happy Easter!

  7. I adore it! I hope you continue to display it. Its a confectionary delight!

  8. Your hutch looks wonderful! I don’t do much Easter decorating anymore, the girls are grown, but seeing yours makes me sorry I don’t have anythigng up! So maybe we should just do it for ourselves! The colors are so beautiful! Happy Easter Manuela!

  9. Oh SO many pretties:) Love the banner, it gave me an idea for my shower banner I am getting ready to make, thanks! Have a blessed Easter weekend dear Manuela, HUGS!

  10. I love the yellow background color (of course). ;)

    I don’t decorate for Easter, anymore. But I did keep a few items that I use either on the buffet or the table, favorites that make the dinner beautiful.

    I love those bottle brush Easter trees!

  11. Very nice, love the soft colors with just a bit of spark! It is difficult as we get older and the kids move out to decide what to keep and what to let go of…I’m in that same boat! I still love decorating though, I guess it is because I have my grands that come over to visit! Blessings for a beautiful Easter, Cindy

    • Hi Cindy,

      Thank you! Yes, I imagine when we have grandchildren I’ll probably look forward to making the holidays special for them. I hope you have a lovely Easter!

  12. I think your hutch is one of the most beautifully decorated pieces I’ve ever seen for Easter! What room of your house is this in? I’m an empty nester now and even though I don’t decorate as much as I used to when the kids were home, I still do small holiday themes in my small china cabinet or shelves. Sooo…continue to do so for yourself! Another question: where did you get the wooden plate racks? I always see them used in stores for displays, but never for sale.

    • Hi Melanie,

      Thank you, so glad you liked it! This china cabinet is in my living room. I’ve had those wooden plate racks for years, but I think I got them from Linen N Things. I think I’ve seen them in Bed Bath and Beyond. Maybe try etsy or ebay as well. They do come in handy!

      Have a wonderful Easter!

  13. These pictures are magazine worthy Manuela!

    I can so relate to what you mean about the decorations. I won’t even begin to tell you what I’ve recently let go of during our move. I have very mixed feelings about it I can tell you that much, so don’t get rid of anything until you’re absolutely sure you don’t want it any longer.

    • Thanks Doreeen – that’s very sweet of you to say! Oh I’ve gone on purge bins before and then 3 months later regretted getting rid of said thing! My problem is I love everything – that’s why I have it :)

      Hope you had a lovely Easter!

  14. Love it all Manuela! I have some of the same thoughts lately. Simplify?!!? I think we should do what makes us happy. Life’s short. Mimi

  15. I didn’t decorate for Easter this year, and I still have one at home. I don’t know why I never got around to it, but I didn’t. I loved what you said about being torn between cuteness and simplicity.

    I love the beadboard in the happy yellow color, and I just plain love your Easter look. I would call it cute AND simple. Winning!

  16. Sweet springy colors….I love them! I stayed neutral this year with all of mine….I wish I could do pastels, but they just won’t work in our home :(
    Not sure what the before was like in your cupboard, but the yellow is a cheerful color pop!
    Everything is just beautiful!