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Spring is definitely in the air (ah choo!) so I decided to break out the Easter/Spring decorations. It’s always so easy to decorate for spring because the bunnies are so cheery and when it comes time to take them down, the house doesn’t look as bare as when I remove the Christmas stuff. And since we’re all spending MUCH more times in our homes, I thought this might inspire you lovely readers to look in your closets and drawers to see what treasures might be hidden away from previous years. This first bunny may well be my favorite. I bought him several years ago at Homegoods and he looks like a large foil wrapped chocolate bunny. I perched him in a large flat basket on my great room ottoman and at night I light the two hurricanes right next to him while we catch up on our shows.


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This cute egg wreath is happy and looks sharp against the arched dark wood front door. It really holds up to the sunny western exposure.


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This is a darling Pottery Barn (two years ago) bunny pillow. I actually change my Pottery Barn pillows out several times per year (#crazylady) by just taking the cover off the insert and switching to the next holiday. I prefer the down alternative pillow inserts from Pottery Barn (to the real down) as they seems to fill out the covers better). The great cable throw is from Pottery Barn (this season).


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I don’t know where I found this burlap bunny but he’s pretty cute lounging in one of my great room alcoves. I popped the yellow gross grain bow on his neck and then wrapped his paw around some papier mache carrots (Pottery Barn several years ago). Aren’t the carrots colorful?


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Here are three darling metallic (Pottery Barn) bunnies that are currently stationed in my powder room. They’re next to a Homegoods topiary and would also look cute on a guest room bedside table.


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This white ceramic (Pottery Barn!) bunny is pretending to be a bookend for my wonderful cookbook collection. He’s so neutral he might be allowed to stay all year in this spot.


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So besides bunnies, I have several neat roosters. This beauty is from Sur la Table and I love how majestic he looks on my island! To “spring him up”, I added a Homegoods rustic wire basket filled with artificial brown eggs and shredded yellow paper grass.


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This bunny is from Door County, Wisconsin (old) and he’s happily standing next to an old fern stand,


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Here’s my bright yellow silk forsythia arrangement on my kitchen table. I love putting these tall flowers in a clear vase like this as it looks so airy and happy, don’t you think?


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This is my last spring vignette. As a retired dermatologist, I collect various hats. These two cute ones are by my back door. The cream one is perched on a birdhouse given to me by my dear friend Pattie. So whenever I see it, I think of her. This hat is made by the Wallaroo hat company and is wonderful for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s cute on. That’s critical. Secondly, it’s two-toned so it goes with white and natural clothing items. Lastly, it’s crushable and therefore easy to pack. The second more brownish/natural fedora is from J. Jill this season and is currently 40% off. It’s classy and you’ll be seeing it on my “sheltering in place” walks shortly. Stay tuned…

So for now, do your best to adhere to social distancing, wash your hands often, moisturize. If you’re allowed to walk outside in your area, wear a hat and sunscreen. Have a lovely weekend. Call a friend and check in


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XO

Dr. Julie

Stay Safe!

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