BambiniWare at Home for Easter
Welcome to Easter at what our family affectionately calls, "Grant Central!" This year's theme is "farmhouse chic," and it was truly a collaborative effort, as you'll see. We wanted something light and airy, a little rustic, a little fancy and child-friendly too without overdoing it with pastels and bunnies.
We shopped at Pier 1 Imports, Michaels, Home Goods and VillageFest in Palm Springs, CA to achieve this look. If you read my BambiniWare at Home for Christmas post, then you know that while I love beautiful holiday decorations, I don't like spending a lot of money on them. Everything you'll see was either on sale, already in a deeply discounted store (e.g., Home Goods) or purchased with a 20% off more coupon.
Come on in to see how it all came together...
We got this gorgeous floral and egg wreath from Michaels. I keep saying that I'm going to make my own wreaths one day, but I lose all motivation when I see one like this that's already so beautifully made for me.
We went with yellow and green as our primary colors for the tablescape. These turned out to be the perfect selections to complement our teal Crate and Barrel chairs.
From the moment hubs showed me this woven fern twigs placemat at Pier 1, I was in love! Since it's a statement piece, we opted to purchase only two of them and place them at the ends of our table, in front of our two more decorative dining chairs (see below).
We selected hand-crafted mango wood charger plates from Pier 1 for the other six place settings around the table. On top of the chargers are yellow melamine salad and dinner plates from Home Goods. The lime green napkins and yellow chrysanthemum napkin rings are from Pier 1.
Also shown are one of the two the speckled eggs nests that we purchased from Pier 1, which we placed on top of a lovely lime green and white table runner that I bought from an artisan at the VillageFest weekly street fair in Palm Springs, CA.
After designing high, dramatic centerpieces for both Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, I wanted to go with something lower and more subtle for Easter. I chose a rectangular wooden floral box filled with faux boxwood and accented by a galvanized metal band around the bottom.
I thought that the boxwood would be enough by itself, but then toddler boss came up with the brilliant idea to place the Pier 1 speckled egg tea light holders on top and that one move made it the perfect centerpiece.
This year, it seemed like every store was selling fancy bunnies, but the one that we all loved the best was from Home Goods. It's solid wood, incredibly chic and not at all scary (which is something that was a serious issue with a lot of the other bunnies we saw). Toddler boss named her "Hoppy."
Also from Pier 1's speckled eggs nest collection are the chair hangers that toddler boss hung on our two end chairs.
We all had a hand in picking out these faux flowers from Michael's, but when it came time to actually arrange them, the job was all on me. This was my first time putting together floral arrangements with no fancy accoutrements--not bad if I do say so myself (and I do!).
Also pictured is the basket of eggs that toddler boss filled with her favorites. They're all our own creations, ones that she's painted or ones that I've decorated in the studio, like these sequin eggs, which are featured on MarthaStewart.com:
Thanks so much for stopping by Grant Central, and Happy Easter from our family to yours!
Hey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier.
When I'm not busy taking orders from my #miniboss, I'm contributing to MarthaStewart.com or in the kitchen whipping up delicious family-friendly creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.
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- Riche Holmes Grant