Spring and Easter Home Tour
Let’s welcome spring with a spring home tour. Not only am I sharing my spring decor, I’m sharing my Easter decorations as well.
I’m sharing my spring and Easter decorations along with 29 blogging friends for a Bloggers Best Spring Home Tour hosted by Kelly of The Tattered Pew and Mansa of This is Simplicite.
If you arrived here from Cottage on Bunker Hill, welcome! Jennifer lives in coastal New Hampshire and is very happy to welcome spring to her New England Home.
You’ll find links to all of the homes who are sharing their spring decor this week at the end of this post.
Spring and Easter Home Tour
If you are new here, I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a 1957 Cape Cod. Two joys in my life are decorating my home and tending to my yard, garden, and flower beds. If you drive by my home in warm weather, you are likely to see me outdoors!
I love decorating seasonally and for almost every holiday. After a long winter, it’s a pleasure to decorate for spring and Easter.
Spring in the Living Room
We’ll start this spring home tour in our formal living room. Our sweet Sherman spends most of his day in this room.
The first area that I decorated for spring in this room was the mantel. Read all about the history behind each decor item that I used in this post.
My great-great-aunt’s music cabinet to the left of the fireplace was decorated with pink and white to coordinate with the mantel.
Last spring I used this wheelbarrow filled with roses on a spring wreath. I removed the wheelbarrow from the wreath and love how it looks on the music cabinet. Some of my great-great-aunt’s music is still in the cabinet!
The table in front of the fireplace was next to be decorated for spring. The postcard’s postmark isn’t legible but based on the stamp on the card, I believe it to date to the early 1900s.
The floral cards are bridge tallies that belonged to my great-great-aunt. Don’t miss seeing more of her bridge tally cards. The graphics are great!
The next spot to get decorated in this room was my grandmother’s chest.
To decorate this area, I mixed Easter in with spring.
I filled a milk glass fruit bowl with eggs that I decoupaged with napkins.
These eggs are extra special because my grandmother blew them out and never used them. My aunt passed them along to me and I used them for this decoupage project.
To the left of the floral eggs, I used a vintage framed print and a rabbit that holds an egg. My mom gave me the rabbit and the print was a dumpster find.
I used the green jug filled with Pussy Willow for my St. Patrick’s Day decorations and left it in place for spring.
The white rabbit is from Avon and is actually a candle holder. The pink rabbit is Fenton and belonged to my friend’s grandmother. This rabbit is similar.
I love displaying antique postcards seasonally. This is a favorite of my antique Easter postcards as I love the graphics and it references my favorite Easter hymn.
The box of postcards that I inherited were collected by my great-great-aunts and my grandmother. The box contains a lot of postcards from Lizzy Hughes and neither my aunt nor I have any idea who she is. The rest of the cards in the box are address to either my great-great-aunts or my grandmother.
On the other side of the room I created a spring vignette on top of an antique ratio that one of my great-great-uncles converted into a storage box.
You can see the entire wall including framed WWI era sheet music played by my grandmother’s cousin who grew up in the house where my mom lives (links to Mama’s restoration of this 1912 home in this post); the radio converted to a box; and my dad’s 1960s stereo cabinet in this post.
I picked this postcard to display because the colors and violets on the card coordinate with the sugar bowl and leaf dish. There is a handwritten message on the back but I can’t read the handwriting.
Under the postcard is my grandmother’s 1935 Rumford Complete Cookbook and a 1921 Foods and Cookery and Care of the House textbook.
It is possible that the cookbook was either a wedding shower gift or a wedding gift. See the wedding shower gifts that I inherited from my grandmother in this post.
I love to shop my house to find things to share on my blog that my long time readers have never seen. This sugar bowl and this leaf dish are being shared for the first time.
I distinctly remember seeing this sugar bowl in my grandmother’s basement and her telling me that it has no lid but she saved it to use for a flower arrangement. I used leftover Daisy pieces from my spring wreath to create a simple flower arrangement.
This violet leaf dish also came from my grandmother’s house. I wish I knew the story behind it.
The brand is Rossetti and the pattern is Spring Violets. This pattern was is a Made in Occupied Japan piece produced between 1945-1953.
Easter in the Dining Room
Our formal living room connects with our dining room. I couldn’t help but add some Easter decor to this room.
On the antique buffet, I created a centerpiece using a dish that belonged to my friend’s mom, a faux chocolate rabbit, and glittered eggs.
This spot is always decorated seasonally. This chest as well as the art were in my grandmother’s dining room and now are in mine.
Roseville pottery rabbit plate along with the cup and saucer were my grandmother’s.
I love this set and display it every Easter.
My grandmother was raised by her aunt. She visited the Heathertons in Norfolk and this couple wanted to adopt Granny but Aunt Fannie wouldn’t let them.
My grandmother labeled a lot of her things which I love because it tells me the history of the piece.
The Heathertons had this picture taken of Granny on one of her visits to Norfolk, VA.
I purchased this adorable rabbit long ago in a local shop. I’ve used him all over my house including in this Easter table centerpiece.
Another Fenton rabbit that belonged to my friend’s grandmother is displayed to the left of the dishes.
Fenton rabbits are hand painted and each one is unique.
Each rabbit is signed by who painted it.
If you scroll back to the picture of this chest with the art over it, you’ll notice this light green rabbit in that picture.
Like the white rabbit, it is signed by who painted it.
Easter in the Sunroom
A few years ago we had our screened porch converted to a sunroom. I love decorating this area seasonally.
The basket holds eggs that I decorated to look like carrots.
The rabbit is from 1960 and was sent to me from Liberty of B4 and Afters. Liberty sent me another 1960 honeycomb rabbit centerpiece that you can see here.
A hobnob milk glass ashtray that I purchased at a yard sale is filled with jellybeans.
In the 1980s, my grandfather made this chick basket. I filled it with striped Easter eggs that I made a few years ago.
My grandmother gave me the green chick egg holder.
My brother and I both had a paper mache egg that we put into our Easter baskets each year. The Easter bunny always filled them with yummy candy. I think that my great-aunt may have purchased these for us in Germany.
My mother gave me the paper chick that she inherited from a family member.
The last Easter decoration in the sunroom includes an antique Easter Greetings egg (similar), a peat pot Easter treat basket, and an Easter bridge tally card that belonged to my great-great-aunt.
If you want to see more of my Easter and spring decorations, don’t miss seeing how I decorated our family room.
I so much enjoyed sharing my spring and Easter decorations with you. Next on the tour is Kelly from The Tattered Pew. I love Kelly’s decorating style and am looking forward to seeing how she decorated her Colorado home for spring.
I adore your bunnies and postcards!! But my favorite was learning so much about your family history. It’s one of my favorite things. I recently pulled out a ancestry book my Grammy put together and I simply can’t get enough. The stories!!! Your home is absolutely beautiful friend!!
Thank you so much! I love being able to share the history behind the decor that I use. Your ancestry book sounds fascinating! I really want to do a DNA test so that I can investigate the results. Looking forward to your home tour tomorrow.
Paula your home is so beautiful at spring time. I love those oval bird prints! They are gorgeous! have the best day! Thanks for welconing us into your home! xoxoxo
Thank you so much, Stacy! The bird prints were a lucky antique store find long ago in Appomattox, Virginia. I have loved to antique my entire life and I’ll have to say that these birds are one of my favorite finds ever. I really enjoyed your tour today! Hopefully, you are seeing signs of spring in New Jersey.
Paula, I love your Grandmother’s chest; it’s so beautiful (and the picture of when she was a little girl!). Those oval bird pictures are amazing too. You do such a wonderful job incorporating all your sentimental and vintage pieces into everything you do.
Thank you so much, Jennifer. My grandmother bought the chest in West Virginia after my aunt took the piano to her home leaving Granny with an empty wall. I was thrilled when my aunt let me have the chest when Granny had to move into a retirement home. I so much appreciate your sweet comment.
Paula, I adore your lovely vintage spring decor, and your charming postcards are my favorite! Pinned and sharing on IG later! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you so much, Cecilia! I had so much fun decorating my home for spring and Easter. I am looking forward to your home tour tomorrow!
Paula, your home looks beautiful! I always enjoy seeing what treasures you have to share. How nice to have the labels on the bottom of some pieces! What a great idea! Happy Spring to you! Enjoy the lovely weather!
Thank you so much, Shelley! My grandmother did a great job of labeling a lot of her things. It’s really helpful for someone like me who likes to share them with others.
Gorgeous Spring tour Paula! You have so many vintage and antique treasures and you always display them so beautifully! I love all your DIY projects too, those decoupaged eggs are so pretty! Thanks for the peek inside!
Thank you so much, Cindy! I had so much fun decorating for the season and I’m going to fully enjoy my decor each day because before we know it Easter will be here and it will be time to put it all away for the season. I am looking forward to seeing your home tour on Wednesday!
Paula – you know I love all the vintage goodies in your home and I look forward to seeing how you style it each season. I love all the bunnies!! That faux chocolate bunny is the cutest! And those glitter eggs are gorgeous! Always love seeing what you create! Happy Spring, my friend!
Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun decorating and I’m going to really enjoy it because before we know it, Easter will be over and I’ll have to remove all of the Easter and transition my decor to just spring. I like it when Easter is later in April to give me more time to enjoy my Easter decorations. I’m looking forward to your spring tour later this week!
How lovely, Paula! Your grandmother’s chest is just beautiful. Also, your grandmother was adorable when she was a little girl. Thank you for sharing your treasures and the stories behind them. As always, you gave an interesting and beautiful home tour.
Happy Easter, Happy Spring,
Thank you so much, Suzanne! I have my aunt to thank for the chest and the picture of Granny. She knows how much I love Granny’s things and when we had to move Granny into a retirement home, she let me have so many treasures. Now, every time I see my aunt, she gives me more of Granny’s things. Happy Spring and Easter to you!
Paula, o love the way you decorate with family heirlooms and that you share the stories behind each treasure! It’s always fun to read about where your beautiful pieces came from!
Thank you so much, Leen! I had so much fun decorating for spring and Easter. I am looking forward to your home tour on Thursday!
Paula I really enjoyed your Spring and Easter tour! You have so many amazing pieces with so much history. The bunny plate and saucer as well as the Easter postcard are my favorite! Thanks for joining us this week . Pinned!!!
Thank you, Kelly! And thank you for making this home tour happen. I love it when I know for an entire week I get to see how blogging friends have decorated for the season. I loved your spring home tour!
I am so envious of your amazing vintage postcard collection, Paula! They are so fun to display on flower frogs every season. I need to find myself some more…and they don’t take up much room;) You have so many wonderful family treasures. I love your big chest of drawers, and the hardware on that washstand-wowza! Beautiful pieces. Loved seeing your home all decked out for Spring and Easter. And yes, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” is definitely one of my faves, too!
I wish you could come visit me to go through those postcards. Granny spent hours organizing them so it is easy for me to find a postcard for a particular season or for a particular city or state. Thank you for telling me that the furniture piece in my dining room is a washstand. I’ll bet that it used to have a mirror attached to it. I am looking forward to your spring home tour on Friday.
Your living room is so beautiful Paula! I love the curtain color and rug, and of course sweet Sherman. I only wish I had an amazing vintage postcard collection like yours. I really want to decoupage eggs for next year. Thanks for the inspiration! What a great tour, it put a smile on my face.
Thank you so much, Kim! I could have sworn that I saved some special bunny napkins to use for another egg decoupage project but they aren’t in any of my Easter bins. Decoupaging eggs is easy and fun and it’s great to be able to use them year after year for decorating. I’m really lucky to have inherited those postcards. The messages and stamps are as interesting to me as the graphic on the front of the cards. I so much enjoyed your tour today!
I like the little leaf dish and sugar bowl turned vase. Such pretty colors on those pieces!! And the bunny looks amazing at your house! I am way behind on seasonal decorating this year. I don’t know why really. I’m home more than I ever was before….
Thank you so much, Liberty! And thank you for sending me the adorable 1960 bunny on my porch and also the one in my family room. I understand about time, Liberty. I have no excuse but you are homeschooling two children and teaching piano lessons, plus taking your kids to all of their activities. That is busy!
I loved everything about your tour. The eggs are adorable and I love the flower frogs holding vintage cards. Love your style. Pinned
Thank you so much, Rachel! Like you, I adore deocrating with vintage and antiques.
Your home looks so beautiful and inviting Paula! I love all the vintage details that give your home so much character and charm. Happy Spring!
Thank you so much, Shawna!
I always love the home tours. You have the best collection of rabbits – those Fenton rabbits are just adorable.
Since I’m thinking about new window treatments, I must ask – do you have shades or blinds for privacy in your living room?
Hi, Wendy! I was lucky that my friend gave those Fenton rabbits to me. We do not have shades or blinds in our living room. The only family member who uses that room in the evening is Sherman, so blinds aren’t necessary.
Your spring home is so beautiful, Paula! I love all of the gorgeous vintage pieces! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Jen! I am lucky to have so many old family pieces to use for seasonal decor.
Thank you for inviting us into your pretty spring home Paula. I love learning about the history of all your special pieces that you’ve decorated your home with.
Thank you so much, AnnMarie! I have a lot of fun decorating with things that belonged to family members.
I always love seeing your home and your family treasures! I wish my home had a tenth of the character and grace that yours has!
Aww! Thank you for your kind comment.
I loved your tour, Paula! You always have some amazing pieces. I love everything about your dining room. The color is so pretty and all the special things you have in it. I also really liked the signed bunnies. Such wonderful memories you have throughout your whole house! Thanks for always sharing the beauty with us!
Thank you so much, Kim!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home, Easter decor, and family stories. I just love it!
Thank you so much, Amy! I love decorating with my inherited family treasures.
I always love your tours, and this spring tour is no exception. Love all your sweet bunnies and always love your postcards displayed on the floral frogs! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Julie! It was hard to pick which postcards to use. I have so many beautiful Easter ones.
I’m excited to be featuring you tomorrow at Tuesday Turn About! Pinned… again! 😉
Thank you so much, Julie! It is an honor to be featured this week for Tuesday Turn About.
So much history and family treasures, I love how you know so much about each of them and take the time and care in your decorating and your photography. Makes me want to bring some scones and sit down with you and have tea!
Do you know how much I would enjoy getting together with you? Let me know if you are ever in Virginia!
I feel the same way Paula!! One of my best friends is in Cross Junction, I keep saying I want to go back and visit her, are you anywhere close-ish!
If you come to Cross Junction, we could definitely get together. It’s about 3.5 hours from my house.
Paula I always adore seeing your beautiful blue curtains and all your v8 tags treasures. Pinned and happy spring👌🏻💁🏼♀️
Thank you, Ann!
This is all so beautiful! I especially love those vintage floral cards – such a sweet thing to have!
Thank you so much, Ana!
Paula, I just adore your classic style! There’;s so much to just take in! I especially love the pretty florals for Spring! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much, Kori!
I love all the details from your vintage pieces. And those Easter eggs are magnificent! So impressive!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
Thank you so much, Robyn! I’m so happy to discover your beautiful blog through this blog hop.
I finally got around to seeing the tours and yours was beautiful! Loved those hand painted bunnies, the tall velveteen rabbit, the postcards, the blown out eggs ( I can’t believe she never used them!) and just how everything was put together. So lovely and festive. Happy spring and thanks for sharing your home. Loved it!
Thank you so much, Cindy! I have another dozen blown-out eggs that belonged to my grandmother. Next Easter I need to think of a creative way to decorate them.
Everything is beautiful and captivating. I enjoyed reading your post. All your ideas are best for a spring home to decore with an antique touch.
Paula, you really are a master at combining antiques, family treasures, with newly purchased and DIY items. You inspire me so much in every season, and wow! How beautiful your home looks this spring.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party. I appreciate it so much. I’m featuring you this week!
Thank you so much for featuring me this week, Richella! I hope that you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
I kept your newsletter with this home tour in my inbox since 3/22, wanting to come back and tell you just how nice and inviting your home looks for spring, but am just now getting around to it. I’ve noticed it was featured at least a couple times too, rightfully so. I always love how you mix vintage with a contemporary twist, ending in a classic look. Happy Spring, Paula.