April 12, 2011

Dear Lillie–I Love You!

Unless you’re living under a rock, I’m guessing you know the gorgeous blog Dear Lillie written by the lovely Jennifer.      I love everything about her blog, from her beautiful home, to her photography and last but certainly not least, her most photogenic-in-the-world little girl, Lillie Annabelle.       Recently Jenn posted about her Easter egg topiary and when I saw what she’d done to a “rainbow bright” egg topiary, that set the wheels in motion as I remembered I had one very similar in my Easter stash.     When I finally talked husband into getting my Easter decorations down from the attic, I dug through all the containers until I found my egg topiary.     Jennifer’s is a little different from mine but I knew I just had to try and copy hers….it was so adorable!


Here’s what Jennifer’s looked like to start with…

dear lillie colored egg topiary

….and this is the final result!

dear lillie egg topiary


I can’t believe I can’t find a “before” picture of my topiary but it was very much like Jennifer’s except the eggs weren’t as close together.    Jennifer said she just sprayed hers without taking off the eggs but I went ahead and removed the eggs then had a hard time trying to place them back “just so”….I  winged it and then filled the empty spaces with faux grass.

So without further ado, here’s my “Dear Lillie” version of my own egg topiary…



I set up a little Easter tablescape on the dining room table by putting the topiary in my existing urn and surrounding it with my book bundles (made by moi!) and a sweet cream colored bunny. 



I set the table using woven charges, topped off with white chargers from Kirklands (they were originally gold and I sprayed them white at Christmas) and white dishes.    On top of the plates I added my linen napkins and some silverware.    I’ve misplaced a fork so one of the place settings is incomplete (which drives me nuts!)



A few close ups




I found this grass in Wal Mart while down at the beach this past weekend.    I like the green with the all white.

That’s about all the Easter decorating I’ve done inside and it will probably be all I do.    Sometimes “less IS more”!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my copy-cat egg topiary.      It was super easy and I only had to buy a can of spray paint and the grass.     Please be sure to visit Jennifer’s blog for some inspiration and eye candy.    She is due to have another little girl in a few weeks so wish her well in her delivery!



Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love what you have done here...looks outsatnding! I have a good idea for Easter, but just not got around to putting it together. I so wish I could see my dining room table...it's full of wedding gifts from Haley's first shower.


Farica said...

I love it! I think your topiary is fabulous!! I'm with you....less is more this year for Easter with me, too! My Easter table indoors this year also is more of the non-traditional Easter colors. I really do like this look!!! Your table looks splendid, and as they say.....imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Blue Creek Home said...


This is spectacular!! I love your tablescape too.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

Love love love it!!!!!!! Might just have to make myself one.


Musings From A French Cottage said...

Love,love,love this!! Beautiful. Your Easter vignette is so pretty. Love the books too.

You're right about Dear Lillie - her blog is amazing. She is the one who inspired our master bath makeover.

Have a great day!

God Bless,

Simply LKJ said...

Jennifer's blog is amazing! And, Lillie is such a doll. Love the topiary and the table setting...so spring!

Dear Lillie said...

Thank you so much for mentioning us, Judy! And I know I already told you this but I think I like yours even better! Your whole tablescape is absolutely beautiful!

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