Gilroy Today 2013 03 Spring - Page 53

Flowers Rule
Bunnies
Casual Stoneware
Bring The Outdoors In
Let There Be Light
Chick , Chicks

Flowers Rule

Using bright and vibrant colors is one of the easiest ways to create a casual and whimsical style for your Easter table . Lovely lilies , daisies , and roses of all the colors of spring can enhance any Easter décor . Using a variety of flowers helps keep the décor more casual . Not only are flowers beautiful to look at , but our olfactory sense ( our sense of smell ) is definitely stimulated .

Bunnies

Nothing says Easter decorating more than bunnies ! And it ’ s a great way to display one of your collections . I started my bunny collection when my son , Marcus , was little . Using your favorite collectibles at different seasons is a great visual and a wonderful conversation starter . Sharing memories brings a sense of warmth and whimsy to any décor !

Casual Stoneware

Using this beautiful vintage apple pattern stoneware also helps to create a more casual feel to your table . Mixing your crystal with your everyday dishes is the perfect blending opportunity ! Casual and elegant blend into one lovely setting .

Bring The Outdoors In

I love bringing elements from the outside in for my table décor . Anything from nature touches our kinesthetic sense and again stimulates memory . This cute little birds nest and eggs are a perfect way to signify the Easter tradition and bring a sense of whimsy to our table .

Let There Be Light

Using colorful candles is another way to tickle your senses . The warmth of the flame touches our kinesthetic sense . The flickering light pleases our eyes . And often , candles have their own unique scent to make our noses cheer ! Use them abundantly !

Chick , Chicks

Another touch of casual whimsy , little wooden chicks — a symbol of the holiday , and again , a great conversation starter . Perhaps put one by each place setting as memorable gift for your guests to take home . They will be touched , and can bring home a wonderful memory from the holiday that they are sharing with you ! Peep , peep ….
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