Photo credit to the wonderful Justine of MiltonPhotograhpy | Styling Direction from my sweey friend and decor inspiration Brittany @ohmydearblog | Dallas’ clothing from Adorn Boutique @adorncalgary | Kids’ outfits from Sem Label | Marble Necklace from @silasandivy | Hair bows from my main girl @thebabyniche | Flowers from the sweet and kind @monalysa.floral (she even gave my three-year-old a band aid … #favourite)
Don’t over do it. Just don’t. I find Easter is the forgotten holiday. Easter is the pinnacle of the Christian faith and deserves recognition and attentive celebration. But I relish in its simplicity that we’ve chosen to apply.
We invite our Canadian family into our home to celebrate with an Easter brunch. If you don’t know this about me, brunch is my favoutite meal of the day. I love starting my day day off with something savoury and topping it off with something sweet (check out my Danish inspired cinnamon bun recipe here).
I’ve outlined a few simple touches that can elevate your Easter decor into something simple yet elegant:
- Pastel pallet – What is easter without a few pastels? I’ve loved my geometric phases with touches of grey and black, but with two sweet little girls, touches of pink and a few bunnies move their souls. Pink is a love language around these parts and I love moving their souls.
- Flowers – A fresh bouquet just adds life. Quite literally. Flowers don’t bloom in my part of the world until late June, so I often pick up a grower’s bunch at Costco to liven up the space. Even fake flowers add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to a room! (And I won’t tell!)
- Candles – I learnt from my mother-in-law how candles add instant atmosphere. Hygge at it’s finest!
- Cinnamon buns – Baked goods just make life better and taste delicious.
- Bunny Ears – Do you see those eggs with bunny ears? Dear Lord. Not for the faint of heart. Brittany’s husband was a pro at creating these bunny ears, and you would think I had mallets for hands as I tried to twist and bend the wire into the right direction. I cut ALL my fingers. Yes. All. I decided to just put band-aids on all my finger tips. These are cute, I know, but not simple.
- Napkins – Napkins are a great way to add colour or prints to your table. The extra touch just pulls the table setting together!
- Lavender Lemonade – This lemonade from Danielle Walker’s “Celebrations” cookbook is absolutely refreshing and elegant!
- Ikea – Just do it. Table runners, plates, napkins, serve ware, pitchers …. Ikea is my happy place. If you need to add an affordable touch, this is a great place to start!