Hello! after a break Miss Haberdash Christmas is back and looking forward to a new year full of decorating challenges. I can’t wait to share my ideas with you for the season ahead and I’d love for you to comment on the website.
So, this year it all begins with decorating for Easter, it’s hard to resist those fluffy chicks and bunnies. My process always begins with research. First I like to sketch, taking ideas from art & design, and of course Pinterest and instagram. My theme this year was the world of Beatrix Potter and the delightful Peter Rabbit. As always merchandising is all about making it work, with the materials, product and budget you have available to you.
I started with these amazing green mossy balls which became my background along with the green cabbage flowers and plastic ferns. The bright yellow flowers were leftover from Christmas but work perfectly here, repurposing is key! Sometimes its not possible to recreate your initial vision but holding on to an idea can drive you forward with more purpose. Last year for our woodland theme we created this cute wooden door and window, we also had some toadstools which were a great fit for the Peter Rabbit story.
I have to admit I wasn’t mad about these sunflowers (made of tissue paper) until I saw them pop against the dark green background. Then with the addition of the white rabbits and Casablanca lillies the look came together.
Of course practicality is key and with a lot of smaller pieces to display it made sense to use these cheap straw baskets as containers. Here you can get creative, embellish the baskets with ribbon and artificial flowers and fill the baskets with eggs, baby chicks etc. We used a Christmas tree for our display stand but a twig tree, silver birch, or even branches would do the job just as well.
It’s always fun to prepare the Easter table. Ours is loaded with ideas, not much space for chocolate eggs here! A mix of texture works well, a hessian table runner provides an earthy neutral base for the delicate artificial flowers and succulents. Add cute Easter characters and perfumed candles even a bit of sparkle doesn’t go amiss.