On a lot of blogs that I read, people make more of an effort to decorate the house for the smaller holidays. I think this is quite normal in America and most of the blogs I read are written by people over there so I guess it makes sense. But I like it. I don't want to just have Christmas decorations, I want to have Easter ones too, and so this year I did.
It probably started last year with the giant eastery mug that I bought (matches our Christmas mug too), but that's all I had back then. I regretted filling it with chocolate eggs, 1) because it's pretty big so I had to buy lots, and 2) because I ate them all, by myself, in a big chocolate binge! So this year I bought some polystyrene eggs with a plan to paint them all prettily. Stupidly, I bought these at the end of Easter, so didn't finish it. Story of my life really! At the moment all the eggs are one solid colour, but I'm planning on adding detail before I use them next year.
The decorations I did have this year were squidgy gel type things that stick to glass, so the random window between my dining room and library turned into my Easter display. The best thing about these is that they came from the pound shop, so it was nice and cheap. Please ignore the mess in the background (and the terrible quality - I took this on my phone).
I also put my two lindt bunnies on my mantel along with the nesting owls I got for my birthday and my purple flowers Ian got me at christmas. You'll notice that I forgot to take the photo until after I'd eaten the right ones ears! Oops!
Over the easter weekend I also found these cute chickens at a local craft show, so have added them to my easter decorations for this year.
I think halloween is the next one for decorating (unless I celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day!)