Thursday, April 5, 2012

Quick as a Bunny Floral Baskets

This early Spring has thrown me for a loop. I haven't even put a wreath on the front door yet, and Easter is just 3 days away!
So, I quickly made two flower for the front steps and the other for the deck.

This twiggy basket originally held a poinsettia, but after the poinsettia died, I saved the basket and gave it a more Spring look, by sliding an old ivy wreath over the handle. I added one of those "mixed pots" from the garden center...

...and a couple of Easter eggs...

Now I have a welcome basket by the front door. You probably noticed I haven't painted my lantern yet. Did I say I was far behind with decorating? At least I managed to put candles in it.

Next, I wanted to add a bit of color to the little wrought iron hanging basket on the deck, but didn't have another plant, so I added Spanish moss, a container of water, and cuttings from plants in the yard...Spirea, Homestead verbena and a lonely volunteer petunia...

...quick, easy and the only cost for both was the mixed pot for the front steps basket.
Both baskets only took me about 10 minutes to as a bunny.
I hope y'all are ready for Easter. I haven't done a tablescape, because we'll be going to my aunt's house for Easter dinner and pigging out with all the cousins. 
I am sooo ready for potato salad, deviled eggs, ham, home made pound cake...and all the trimmngs. 
Are y'all ready for Easter?

I'll be joining:
Courtney @French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa @ At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Sherry @ The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

See you there,
~ Babs


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, it all happened too quickly. We went from a very mild winter straight into summer. I haven't had time to do anything on the porch either.

Unknown said...

Your fresh Easter basket is just gorgeous! I am definitely going to give this a try, it looks just so welcoming!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

After having summer-like temps in March we're expecting a freeze tonight! I love your beautiful baskets. They look so beautiful for Easter and spring. Happy Easter to you!

Blondie's Journal said...

The basket of flowers on your porch is how you thought to put the ivy wreath on it! Good thinking on the deck basket...use what you have!

I am at a loss where the time goes. Although it's still too iffy for us to plant flowers, our trees and bushes have all budded out and it's feeling like summer is just around the corner!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter at your Aunt's!


Kelly said...

I really love how your basket with the handle turned out! I love the Easter eggs you added. Adorable! The hanging basket is wonderful too. Love that color combination. I haven't done any flowers outside yet. I'm waiting on my husband (as usual) to take me flower shopping. He gets a discount at the nurseries since he has a lawn business on the side. That is one of the things I have planned soon. Hope you have a lovely Easter with your family. said...

Both of your arrangements are great, but I really love that basket.No one would ever know how easy these were if you didn't tell. Happy Easter.

Marigene said...

Don't be fooled about spring...we were up in the high 80's last week, today it barely got to 60° and is supposed get down into the low 40's the next couple of nights!
Your spring baskets look fabulous, Babs.
Happy Easter.

On Crooked Creek said...

Your basket is stunning! I adore how you poked a few eggs in for the Easter Holiday! So inspirational!

Unknown said...

These are just lovely!!!! :D


Anonymous said...

Hi Babs,
You've made a great work with that decoration, it looks great.
I have no decorations at far behind in my things due to work...:(
Even working today on Good Fridy...
Happy Easter to you and yours!


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The basket looks so sweet with the eggs. I don't usually decorate for Easter anymore, but both my kids are coming home from college, so I did a little this year -- it mostly involves chocolate!

Wonderful blog.

Lynette - Sweet Posy Dreams

Alycia Nichols said...

You're much further ahead than I am! I just don't know what happened to me this year. My mind went totally blank!!! Your baskets are beautiful, and I'm glad that they were of the no-muss, no-fuss variety. You can enjoy them more that way! Your menu sounds wonderful, too! At this point we're lookin' at a bowl of Rice Krispies with a side of canned mushrooms for Easter dinner. I haven't bought a thing! Enjoy your weekend, Babs!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Babs!! Happy Easter to you!

Richard Cottrell said...

Happy Easter from my Blog to Yours. have a beautiful Day. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how pretty. I love your baskets, they look amazing. I sure need to do something for the porch too. Hugs, marty

Unknown said...

Beautiful! love your flowers!

Savannah Granny said...

Strange spring. It was 57 here today. Go figure.
That was one quick and beautiful change. Love that you used the ivy wreath. You are so clever. I think the lantern looks good. It blends with the brick on the deck.
Blessings for a joyful Easter.

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! Oh, your Easter floral basket is gorgeous! You are the most creative one! I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Babs, the basket looks delightful! Great idea to add the wreath. I'm going to remember that one. I've been working in the garden and the house. Talk about being behind ~ that would be me! ~ sarah

Mimi said...

Love the way you quickly incorporated fresh flowers into your outdoor space. Both simple, doable and elegant ideas. Thanks for sharing!

The Charm of Home said...

Fantastic! I love that basket with the eggs! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!