When Mr. W. and I started dating, his parents invited me to spend Easter with them. My family was 3,000 miles away, so I gratefully accepted. Upon arriving at their house, one of the first things I noticed was that Easter decorations were everywhere: on the front door, on the back door, in the kitchen, in the dining room, and in the powder room. It felt a little like walking into a Martha Stewart Living magazine. As I would later learn, this approach to decorating would be repeated for every major and minor holiday.
After a few years, I casually asked Mr. W's mother how she had accumulated such an impressive collection of holiday décor. She hesitated for a moment, then sheepishly answered, "the shop." This was her term for the local thrift shop. She pointed out which items had come from the thrift store and shared how much she had paid for them. Each item had been less than $5, and many were $1-2. I was amazed by her resourcefulness.
Ever since then, I've scouted the local thrift stores for holiday décor. Through a combination of thrift store finds, Target, and DIY projects, we've built our own small collection of spring décor. And we spent just $15 on the whole kit and kaboodle. That's something to get egg-cited about (sorry -- couldn't help myself).
|Egg display with green candles: $3 from thrift store|
(the chicks on the bottom level were $.50/each from Target)
|Stuffed bunny: $.75 from thrift store|
|Eggs cups: $1/each at Target|
|DIY wreath: $6 for materials|
|Wooden bunny box: $1.99 from thrift store (I added "Hoppy Spring")|