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March 23, 2015

Pastels of Spring and an Easter basket

The pastels of spring as seen Sunday morning.
I'm a fan of the traditional pastels that are used for spring and Easter.
I have to believe that these colors are inspired not only by the flowers that bloom in the spring but by natural occurrences like this.
 I started it by setting the basket on a chair.  I rummaged through my silk flowers and Easter deco and created an Easter arrangement for the door using some of the pastel flowers and eggs that I had on hand. 
I put some tall white flowering branches at the back area to hang some Easter eggs off of with bunches of tulips and daffodils. 
 I used a wire to hook the carrots on. 
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 Everything is loose and can be removed easily.  The striped cotton ribbon came from Michael's. 
(Note the edges of the ribbon unravel very easily so if you want a shabby look it would be easy to achieve- I believe there was a beige/cream and pink/cream combo too)
No hot glue since I want to re-use this basket many times over. 
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I was inspired to get this tall skinny basket after seeing a post at
My Kentucky Living's post "Designing a Spring Basket"  I knew immediately I wanted a basket like that because we have a storm door that doesn't allow much space for anything to be there.  I can't mount mine on the outside since it can get very windy.  The good thing is this area is on the north side and doesn't get the sun so I won't have to worry about fading or overheating. 
I searched for a "flat back woven wall basket" and found it on Ebay.  Unfortunately after checking today I see the seller sold all 8 that she had so I can't share the link.

I used a clear Command Hook to mount it with (you can just barely see it on the glass).  I plan to rotate different seasonal looks with this basket.  I am thrilled to have finally found something that would work here.  I'm grateful that Sheila posted about hers which motivated me to find one.  By the way Sheila has a nice blog and I recommend visiting her especially if you like traditional decorating.  You can click the link in the above paragraph to go there.
 I'm going to like how this offers some additional privacy which is something I can use for this door. 
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I have another vignette on the table I'll share tomorrow!
I'll be joining the following parties:
Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesday's at Our Home
Inspire Me Tuesday
What's It Wednesday

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  1. Happy Spring, Liz! Your basket will be so versatile for the seasons.

  2. Hi Liz! Oh, your basket looks beautiful on your door and glad you found something that would work for you. We have the same problem with the storm door. Your arrangement is so sweet too. Don't you just love Sheila's blog? I remember her basket too. Have a great week.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Liz,
    This Spring "Easter" Basket is adorable, dear friend!!!
    The carrots to the side are absolutely charming!!!
    I, too, have to use something flat due to the glass storm door!!!
    Come see the square frame, "Mr. Ed" made for our front door!!!

  4. Your Easter door basket is absolutely wonderful!!! So pretty Liz!

  5. Hi Liz, your basket looks beautiful! So Springy and perfect for in between the 2 doors. Love what you chose to out in it. Hope it is warming up out there.

  6. Hi Liz, I love your door basket. It fits perfectly and I love the eggs you added for Easter. What a gorgeous greeting. I was here this morning but not sure my comment went through. Blogger and it's glitching still hanging on!!
    Happy Spring, CM

  7. Love yor basket, and thank you for the mention! Sheila

  8. It's adorable Liz, I love the carrots hanging on the side~ love your thoughts about the pastels of nature this time of year, and your beautiful photo~

  9. A lovely Easter basket! I love the carrots :)


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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