Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Centerpiece

Yesterday, Kimba at A Soft Place to Land shared a living centerpiece she made for spring and when I saw it, I knew I had to have it for my Easter table. I don't really decorate for Easter, and pastel bunnies and jelly beans just aren't my thing -- I prefer to go the "earthy, renewed life" route with my spring decor.

So I ran right out to Lowe's, picked up a galvanized bucket, a dill plant and two clearanced violas for 25 cents each.

The rest of the plants came from my front yard. Yep, that's right -- my neighbors were treated to the sight of a slightly muddy, determined fool digging up moss in her jeans and flats in the rain. (Act now, think later!)

In addition to the moss, I dug up some grape hyacinth that's getting ready to bloom (being oh-so-careful to bring a large area of soil with it and hopefully avoid bothering it too much... cross your fingers that it blooms), some wild violets, and some mildly fuzzy, silvery plant that almost looks like lamb's ear. My lamb's ear was not large enough to take a section from, so this will have to do.

I added a little nest I already had and some polished rocks.

I love it! I think it's the perfect centerpiece for Easter and the rest of spring. It looks like a little fairy garden.

 Now if I could just get a daffodil to bloom in my front yard before Easter actually rolls around, everything will be right in my world.

Later today I'll be posting a little giveaway... so make sure to watch for it!


  1. Anna I LOVE THIS!!! you just increased my shopping list :)

  2. Oh, how lovely! I was gonna tell you about how I made a couple of live Easter baskets 10 days ago and have already given them "haircuts" but since they're only planted with Kentucky blue grass, I'll just sneak out the back door now...

  3. I love it!!!!! It does look like a little fairy garden. It's perfect, perfect, perfect.

    Happy Easter!

  4. That's precious! Happy Easter!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend.

  6. I love, love, love your living centerpiece! I really like that you added the nest & rocks. Our daffodils bloomed in January. But then, I live in SoCal. Have a blessed Easter.

  7. Very pretty centerpiece! I love the container they're in!

  8. I love your centerpiece! It truly does remind everyone who sees it of renewed life that spring offers us. Thanks so much for posting it.

  9. That looks so great! I love living plants inside (yet I don't have much luck with them).

  10. Anna - I adore this idea - I love the natural elements and want one! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn


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