I love vintage style when it comes to most holiday decorating. I have a few vintage Easter decorations, but not nearly enough to decorate my house. Original vintage holiday decor is hard to find offline, and is both pricey, and often in poor condition, when you do find it online. The Celebrations by Radko line available at Kmart has a great retro/vintage look to it, but still has the fresh look of new items. The decorations from this line will blend in well with both contemporary decor, as well as more traditional styles. This is perfect for my home, which is a Victorian, but the primary living area is contemporarily styled. As you can see I decorated my dining table with a Christopher Radko duck candy dish, a few egg cups from the line, and spring flowers in an Easter basket, that I found on sale at Kmart for 50% off. I skipped a table cloth, etc. since it will be displayed for several days before Easter. My daughter does her ABA therapy at the table, and she and her therapists will be able to enjoy the decorations while working, and it won’t get in the way. On Easter Sunday, all I will have to do is add place settings, and salt & pepper shakers. The items above were from my first trip to Kmart. I ended out going back to get a couple more items, since I kept thinking about the plates they had in this line. When I got back, all 4 options were no longer available, so rather than using them as place settings, I picked up the duck plate, along with matching egg cup, and set up another small display. This time I filled the cup with a small violet I dug up from my yard. I think it looks cute. While I love the type of style I used above, the other member of my household is 4 1/2 years old. Her design sensibilities are more toward vivid colors and favorite TV characters. Since it is just the two of us now, I try and figure her in more, when decorating. I am taking her into account in more than a … “I better pass on that, because my kid will break it.” kind of way.
When it came to making a decision about a porch greeter. She and I did not see eye-to-eye. I wanted to assemble one from a large floppy stuffed duck, attach it to a post (to keep it upright) add a small shelf to post for a dish of candy & pop a tin pail of flowers beside it. My daughter on the other hand, was entranced with the Dora the Explorer Porch Greeter.
I actually love Dora now. She looks so cute in her little dress, and I managed to tie in the duck theme with the vintage look tin pail I also found at Kmart. I have a Shop Your Way rewards card, so I got 5,000 rewards points for buying Dora, since they have a special rewards members only offer on branded porch greeters this week.
All the items seen in my displays were purchased at Kmart, except for the flowers in the indoor basket. Dora’s tulips were purchased at Kmart during my second trip. They had more flower options that day. To see my complete shopping story, including more Radko items, and shots of sale items, that didn’t work for my particular design, but might be just what you are looking for follow this link: https://plus.google.com/photos/100455156656642801134/albums/5728280019695627089
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