Spring Lookbook In Pastel Shades from Occa Home

The New Pastel Home Decorating Look-Book from Occa Home

Pastel Easter dining table Spring Lookbook In Pastel Shades from Occa Home

The new ‘Urban Pastels’ Spring lookbook for 2014 from Occa Home is right up my alley! It’s quite modern in style with lots of complimenting dark shades and metallic, which really seems to make the chalky pastels a little bit bolder.

Modern Pastel home decor living room Spring Lookbook In Pastel Shades from Occa Home

This Scandinavian living room is very nice. It’s not my usual, traditional style and it’s a little dark for me but I do love the products contained in this lovely image. I do rather like the large windows but again, it’s a little dark for me! I might have to buy those coral/pink coloured cushions and I like that white lamp, although it wouldn’t really go with the decor in my home. The felt furniture is rather unique and I am intrigued by that footstool beside the window!

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Easter Party Decor And Free Watercolour Labels

Decorating For Your Easter Party and Free Watercolour Labels
easter party table and handmade banner Easter Party Decor And Free Watercolour Labels

Well, isn’t this little easter party a total treat?! This easter table set up was a big collaboration, with all of the contributors and wonderful creators listed below. This was a real treat and not only that, the marvelous designer of the little flags used as labels, are available as a free download via Sugar and Cloth!

easter party table layout Easter Party Decor And Free Watercolour Labels

I really adore all the colours of the cakes and the beautiful shade of mint green that is that fabulous cupcake stand! I would also love to get my hands on one of those gold cafetières that can be seen on the lovely bar cart.

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How To Decorate For Easter

How to decorate for easter How To Decorate For Easter

I love the spring  and I love all of the colours that shower us during Easter. Today’s post is all about decorating your home and table for Easter sunday. I have never been one to decorate for easter but with these colour schemes I might have to start. It’s time to embrace your polka dot, pastel and chintzy side by inviting spring into your home.
flower table centerpiece How To Decorate For Easter

1. Create an interesting flower arrangement in pretty pastel shades.

I absolutely love the decorative table styling and party styling done by Susannah Olivera of Citrus and orange blog, unfortunately Susannah doesn’t update her blog too often (I miss you!) but we are very lucky to have so many gorgeous images to drool over.

easter bird nest decoration How To Decorate For Easter

2. Decorate your Easter table by layering crockery sets to create a complimentary colour theme. Contrast coloured tableware with fresh white linen, or use coloured napkins with plain china. Susannah has done it beautifully and added a little decorative touch with a birds nest and feather bird decoration that you can purchase at any craft store or florist supply store.

vintage easter decorations and honeycom eggs How To Decorate For Easter

3. Add decorative pieces around the rooms, on mantles, tops of pianos, bookcases or shelves – these artificial hyacinths are laid across a pretty little cupcake stand and pastel honeycomb balls in a small size can add beautiful contrasting texture.

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Easter Goodies From Gisela Graham and TCH

New Decorations for Easter from the Gisela Graham Range at The Contemporary Home
fluffy floral bunny ears Easter Goodies From Gisela Graham and TCH

I was so excited to see the new 2014 range of Easter products from Gisela Graham in The Contemporary Home. The little wired bunny ears are beautiful! The little floral fabric on the inside of these ears is gorgeous.

easter egg and twig wreath Easter Goodies From Gisela Graham and TCH

The ‘Happy Easter’ bunting is very pretty. In all of my favourite colours! I want these little easter eggs. They’re beautiful on that wreath.

happy easter fretwork sign Easter Goodies From Gisela Graham and TCH

On mother’s day I bought my mum a Gisela Graham ‘Mothers Day’ wooden decoration, similar to this ‘Happy Easter’ decoration. It’s so beautiful! These appear much larger though and I love the yellow colour.

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The Craft Cafe Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY

Decoupage Easter and Eggs and Gift Tags
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Hello everyone! I’m Ayda Algin from Istanbul and I’m one of the new guest bloggers on heart handmade uk for the ‘Craft Cafe’ feature. It is a great pleasure to be here, I’m one of Claire’s biggest fans and followers (aka Claire’s ‘Lovelies’), like many of you.
Again thank you Claire, for giving me this great opportunity…

easter egg transfer tutorial and gift wrap packages The Craft Cafe Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY

Maybe you know but first of all I would like to give you a few details about me;
I have been working full-time as an environmental engineer for a long time but have always been interested with interior decoration, craft, homemade food and art. In 2011, I decided to have a blog which I called “cafenohut” and started to share my inspirations, crafts, memories, baking adventures, interior ideas and designs. I also have a new ETSY shop which called “deconohut“, where I’m sharing some of my handmade projects which have been made over the years.
easter table decoration The Craft Cafe Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY simple transfer tutorial The Craft Cafe Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY Today I would like to share with you a few easter ideas. I hope what I’m about to share makes you smile!
simple easter gift packaging and image transfer gift tag The Craft Cafe Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY We don’t celebrate easter in Turkey but in a tradition that is so cute, it’s impossible to resist. For the last few years, I find myself decorating eggs with decoupage and it’s great fun!

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