My in-laws live in New York City. In fact, they have lived there as long as I have been part of the family. In the past I would occasionally want to visit a store (Pearl Paint and Kate's Paperie) and they would take me...even though they had no interest whatsoever in these stores. The issue wasn't their lack of interest but my health. I suffered from debilitating headaches and migraines from undiagnosed Chiari Malformation. Now that I am doing better physcially I have lots of cool stuff to share including things we did, places we went, and foods we ate. But…..before I get into all of the amazingness from NYC, I want to share my Easter decor and some really cool eggs I made (look for those tomorrow).
This is the top of my bookcase.blog or her Etsy shop A Fanciful Twist.
The sparkly eggs are paper mache (Martha Stewart brand from a few years ago) that I covered with glitter.
The mantel looks great but you will notice there is no garland, no banner, no handmade paper thingies. I left the crystal lights from Christmas in place and added a string of tissue paper egg lights. I had great plans for garlands and lollies and glittered eggs and paper flowers….. but as you may remember my health has been an issue…a big issue... and I spent most of March in bed. Great plans turned into…..great plans and nothing more. At one point I wasn't sure I was even going to get anything decorated so I am thrilled at how it all looks. Be assured there WILL BE more paper crafting in the near future.
The trunk that sits in the office area has been a new favorite little space for quirky vignettes. Right now it looks great and it was completely an accident. I had the Kelly Rae Roberts print sitting there after I took it down from its place on the wall at Christmas time. It ended up sitting on the trunk and I liked the way it looked for Valentine's Day. The green shadow box is from a Mouse Paper Scissors class and to be honest the hardware for hanging it has never been screwed into the back, so it has sat on random horizontal services for months before finding it's way to the trunk. The combination of the print and the shadow box look terrific- they colors are great together. While I like the two together…. when I added the nest….Perfection. The greens and browns from all three pieces look spectacular together. Eggs are "spring" so I can drag this display out for a few more months.