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Decorating for Easter with Vintage

I love a year when Easter is late in the season so that I can decorate in March and then enjoy my Easter decorations for many weeks.  Today I’m sharing how I decorated for Easter using vintage.  

Decorating for Easter with Vintage - See a home decorated for Easter with traditional Easter decor combined with vintage pieces. Get ideas for Easter decor from this post plus from 30+ other home decor bloggers. #easter #easterdecor #easterdecorations #vintage #vintagedecort

I’m sharing my Easter Home Tour along with a talented group of bloggers for a Hop into Easter Blog Hop.  This tour is organized by my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home.  I love Amber’s gorgeous old home and how she decorates it so beautifully with vintage style.

Hop into Easter Blog Hop - Get ideas for Easter decor from 30+ home decor bloggers.

 

If you are looking for Easter decorating inspiration, you are sure to enjoy this tour.  You’ll find links to all of the participants at the end of this post.

If you are visiting from Calypso in the Country, welcome!  Shelley is one of my very good blogging friends and I know you enjoyed seeing her Easter table.

Decorating for Easter with Vintage

My formal living room is my favorite area to decorate for the season because it is a light filled room at the front of our home and one that I enjoy spending time in every day.

Easter in the Formal Living Room

Sherman, our sweet rescue dog, spends most of his day in the formal living room.  You can see him on the floor here but most of the day he lounges on the love seat.

I started my spring decorating with the mantel and fireplace.  You can see my spring mantel post here and how I made the embroidery hoop wreath hanging on the mirror here.

Living Room Decorated for Easter with Vintage and Antiques

The table in front of the fireplace is a favorite spot for a seasonal display.  I created an Easter vignette under a cloche on top of a silver platter.

Spring Mantel Decorated with Mason Jars and Insulators with an Embroidery Hoop Wreath on a Vintage Mirror

This Easter vignette includes a Fenton rabbit that belonged to my friend’s grandmother, a nest, and a 1910 Easter postcard.

Easter Vignette with Fenton rabbit, nest, and 1910 Easter Postcard #eastervignette #easterdecor #fenton #fentonrabbit

The tiny rabbit in front of the postcard was also my grandmother’s.  I don’t know anything about this rabbit other than it was in a box along with other animals by the same maker and my grandmother included a note that said that they are collectible.

Easter Vignette with Fenton rabbit, nest, and 1910 Easter Postcard #eastervignette #easterdecor #fenton #fentonrabbit

On my grandmother’s chest with sandwich glass knobs, is another seasonal vignette using many family pieces.

Easter Decorations on an Antique Chest with Sandwich Glass Knobs

The 1942 Tale of Peter Rabbit book was my dad’s.  I photographed each page of this book and shared its wonderful illustrations here.  The cabbage serving bowl was my grandmother’s and the bunny candy bowl was a gift from my husband when we were first married.  Since this is a Peter Rabbit vignette, carrot Easter eggs were a perfect addition.  

Easter vignette with a 1942 The Tale of Peter Rabbit book and lidded cabbage server

The crock filled with Pussy Willow was my grandmother’s.

Easter Vignette with Pussy Willow in a Vintage Crock, Vintage Easter Postcard, Vintage Peter Rabbit book, and Vintage Cabbage Lidded Server

The Easter postcard was sent from Norfolk to Roanoke to my great-great aunt in 1909.

Antique crock filled with pussy willow with a 1909 Easter Postcard

There’s no message on the postcard, so my aunt must have known the sender by the postmark.

1909 All Easter Joys be Yours postcard

My mom gave me this wooden spindle long ago and I’ve enjoyed it in countless seasonal vignettes.  Here it’s paired with vintage books and a bridge tally card.

Easter Vignette with Art Deco Rabbit Bridge Tally, Vintage Books, and Vintage Spool

My grandmother had a small collection of bridge tally cards from the 1920’s and 30’s and this is one of them.  You can see her entire collection here.

Vintage Art Deco Easter Bridge Tally

The music stand to the left of the fireplace and the table to the right of the fireplace are other favorite spots to decorate for each season.

Spring Mantel and Vintage Easter Decor #springdecor #springmantel #vintage #easterdecor

Eggs in a vintage candy container, a nest in a Hull basket, and chicks are displayed on my great-great aunt’s music cabinet.

Easter vignette with eggs in a vintage glass candy holder, a nest in a Hull basket, chicks, and antique books #easterdecor #easterdecorations #vintagedecor #hull

The books include a 1914 copy of Edgar Allen Poe’s poems that belonged to my grandfather and a 1906 book about England.

Easter vignette with eggs in a vintage glass candy holder, a nest in a Hull basket, chicks, and antique books #easterdecor #easterdecorations #vintagedecor #hull

The 1920’s Roseville child set seen here was my grandmother’s.  There’s a typed label on the back of the dish explaining who gave it to her and when.  The egg cup was also my grandmother’s and she blew out the egg in the cup.  My aunt gave me two dozen eggs that she blew out for a craft project that never was completed and this was one of them.  I used a dozen of the eggs this spring for a decoupage egg project.  The glass compote and green vase were also my grandmother’s.

Easter Vignette with Roseville bunny dishes and a vintage egg cup #roseville #antiques #vintagedecor #eastervignette #easterdecorations

The postcard was another of my great-great aunt’s with no postmark but sent to her from a friend named Hattie.

Vintage German Easter Postcard #antiquepostcard #vintagepostcard #easterpostcard

I displayed the decoupaged eggs that I made this spring on a storage box made from an old radio that sits on my dad’s 1960’s stereo.  The WWI era sheet music is from my mom’s side of the family and was played by Maggie Scanlon in the 1911 home built by Maggie’s dad where my mom now lives.  

1960's Montgomery Ward Stereo Console with a box made from an old radio and WWI era sheet music

Here’s a better look at the decoupaged eggs that I made with the blown out eggs inherited from my grandmother.  I love how these look and they are extra special because they have a connection to my grandmother.

DIY Decoupaged Floral Easter Eggs

I have more vintage Easter decor to share with you but I’ll save it for another post.  

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of my living room decorated for Easter with vintage.  I would love it if you would pin this post for others to discover.

Decorating for Easter with Vintage - See a home decorated for Easter with traditional Easter decor combined with vintage pieces. Get ideas for Easter decor from this post plus from 30+ other home decor bloggers. #easter #easterdecor #easterdecorations #vintage #vintagedecor

Next on the tour is Bluesky at HomeBluesky at Home.  Carol is sharing ideas for using bunnies in your decor.  

More Easter Decorating Inspiration

Visit all of the homes decorated for Easter by using the links below.  I’m looking forward to getting some Easter decorating ideas from these talented ladies.

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Common Ground | A Stroll Thru Life | Our Southern Home | Decor To Adore

 County Road 407 | The Painted Hinge | Let’s Add Sprinkles |  Art and Sand | Itsy Bits and Pieces

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. | OlsonMy Thrift Store Addiction |Botanic Bleu | Rosemary and Thyme | Petite Haus

Belle Bleu Interiors | Calypso In the Country | Virginia Sweet Pea | Blue Sky At Home | Debbee’s Buzz

 The Red Painted Cottage |The Crowned Goat||The Tattered Pew |Thistle Key Lane |Joy In Our Home

 Lora Bloomquist | Celebrate and Decorate | White Arrows Home | Le Cultivateur | Welch House 1900 | Decorate and More with Tip

 

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70 Comments

  1. Paula, how fortunate to have so many wonderful family treasures to use during the Easter season. They came together so well in all the different places in your living room. Love all the vintage postcards and books. Enjoyed being on the Easter hop with you.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I enjoyed getting ready for the hop and also enjoyed seeing everyone’s home decorated for Easter.

      Paula

    1. Thank you, Laura! My friend gave me three Fenton rabbits that belonged to her grandmother. I enjoy finding a spot for them each spring.

      Paula

  2. You have so many great Easter display pieces and I love the way you mix them with your family heirlooms, Paula! I’m always on the hunt for a cabbage set like your bowl so it was fun to see yours on full display. All your special Spring touches are fabulous. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you, CoCo! I am pretty sure that the cabbage is from the 80’s when doing ceramics was popular.

      Paula

  3. Love it all!!! I love vintage Easter and Christmas. The post card of the cross with the lily of the valley is my favorite.
    Could you show a picture of your complete living room rug? That rug is GORGEOUS!!!! It appears to have fringe all the way around-? I have never seen that before. Is it vintage? It is stunning.
    Happy Easter!!! God Bless!!!
    Addie

    1. Thank you, Addie! My rug is about 10 years old, purchased from Greenfront in Farmville, VA. It has fringe on either end. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am going to email a picture to you showing the entire rug.

      Paula

  4. What beautiful treasures you have from your family! And you’ve displayed them so nicely. I love all of your decor. Makes me want to go antique shopping for more Easter goodies!

  5. Paula, I am not too sure what I like the most. You have a beautiful display of Easter/Spring in your home. I love it ALL. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter season.

    1. Thank you, Terrie! I really enjoyed this tour and I had a lot of fun decorating to prepare for it.

      Paula

    1. Oh I just love all the family vintage items incorporated into you Easter decorations! Of course I’m crazy about the Beatrix Potter display (I have a collection of 18 plus figurines). Have a joyous holiday.

      PS this is the second time I entered a comment because the first didn’t go through yesterday, FYI

      1. Thank you for letting me know that your comment didn’t go through. I’ve reached out for some help to try to figure out why that happened.

        Paula

    2. Thank you, Liberty! That room is the most light-filled of all of the rooms in our home. Our family room is on the north side of the house and it’s always dark back there.

      Paula

  6. Is there anything better than vintage! I think not!! I LOVE all of your vintage touches!! That baby set is so cute! And Iā€™m so loving the vintage Easter cards!!
    ~Emily

    1. I was thrilled when my mom gave that Peter Rabbit book to me! The illustrations in it are darling.

      Paula

  7. So many treasures you have shared it is hard to stop from swooning over all of them. The Rosewood child’s dinner set is absolutely my favorite, what a blessing it must be to be able to take these out and display these treasures year after year.

  8. So much to love here! I love the eggs you decoupaged and your vintage postcards! I love how you decorated under the cloche and your Peter Rabbit vignette is so wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much, Kristen! I am so glad that Easter is late this year so that I have longer to enjoy my vignettes.

      Paula

  9. Paula, your Easter decor is so beautiful! I love the sweet little bunny under the cloche and all your special pieces. You always inspire me with your meaningful collections. I love that each item has a story!
    xo
    Shelley

    1. Thank you, Shelley! I love using my family treasures in my decor. I’ll be sad when Easter finally gets here and I have to put my treasures away for the season.

      Paula

  10. So many very sweet and heart felt Easter vignettes Paula! I love the cloche display and the Peter Rabbit basket vignette especially. The Roseville Child set is precious ! Your pretty hoop wreath has been quite popular in blog land this spring, it looks great above your mantel. Your decopauged eggs have also been a hit. They are beautiful!

    Thank you so much for hopping with us. Happy Easter!

  11. Paula,
    I love all your green touches for Easter. The postcard standing in the square dish of green peas is a clever way to display the card without damaging it with a hole from a thumbtack.

    Happy Easter,

    Judith

    1. I was happy when I discovered that the postcard fit perfectly in that glass compote filled with peas. After Easter I am going to find another postcard to use along with the peas.

      Paula

  12. Paula, I just love that almost all your items tell a story from your past. How wonderful for you to have all this. I love your father’s old book, along with so many other old books and cards. Wishing you a Blessed Easter!

    1. I love that child’s set! I also have her little table and also her child’s desk. I can imagine her playing with that set sitting at her little table.

      Paula

    1. Thank you, Michelle! It’s been fun to decorate this spring. After Easter I can switch out the Easter postcard for a floral one and then continue to enjoy the cloche’s decor for a while longer.

      Paula

    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I’ll be sad to undecorate after Easter this year. I’ve really enjoyed having such a long time to enjoy my decorations this year.

      Paula

  13. I love vintage pieces that have a history all their own and imagining the story of their previous life. How special that most of your pieces have a personal history and you don’t need to imagine at all! Everything is lovely!

  14. Love all your vignettes and vintage items. You have a real flair for displaying them. I recognize your tiny brown bunny (I have the same one!) under the cloche as a giveaway from Red Rose Tea. There would always be one figurine in each box of tea. I have nine of them in my collection. If you google Red Rose Tea figurines, you will find quite a bit of information.

    1. Thank you so much for solving this mystery for me. I don’t remember my grandmother drinking tea but she must have to have acquired her small collection of figurines. I’m tickled pink to now know the source for these cute little figurines.

      Paula

  15. Paula,
    I adore your home and I agree….your living room has amazing light! I always enjoy reading about the history behind your treasures. That glass cloche is gorgeous. What really has my eye are those oval birds!!!

    1. Thank you, Christy! I scored those bird prints long ago in an antique shop in Appomattox, VA. When I spotted them, I couldn’t get them to the counter fast enough to make them mine.

      Paula

  16. Paula

    Your formal living room is so elegant and inviting!! I love that you have so many family heirloom pieces to decorate with and also a story that accompanies each one! I loved hearing the stories and seeing your treasures. Family pieces truly make each holiday that much more special!

    -Larissa

    1. Thank you, Larissa! I love decorating with family things and I’ll be sad after next weekend when it will be time to pack them away for another year.

      Paula

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know the name of the bunny figurine. I’ve always wondered about the small collection that she had.

      Paula

  17. I love all of your Easter decor. I have a lot of family treasures in my possession, as well, and it’s so nice to be able to put them out and enjoy them every day. šŸ™‚ Also, those bird prints in the oval frames are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  18. Paula, you are THE BEST at using vintage treasures in your decor. I love the way you have so many pieces that have been passed down in your family, and the way you display things does justice to this treasures.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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