To celebrate Easter, today we’re sharing some of the clever and pretty ways that Pottery Barn fans are decorating for Easter with our bunny dessert stands. From bookends to flower pedestals, we think you’ll be inspired by their creativity! Lara from Air Kissed shared this pretty vignette that gave the classic Easter basket and bunny a natural, subdued color palette. We love the effect.Housepitality Designs cleverly used two of the bunny stands as bookends on her mantel. The Party Dress used the Pottery Barn bunny dessert stands to hold candy that looks like peas and carrots. We’ll eat those “veggies”! Around the House. Phyllis explains, “These cute little bunny stands are from Pottery Barn . . . I never got a chance to use these little fellas last year, so this is my chance.” We hadn’t thought about using these stands as a flower cloche — what a brilliant idea! KDHamptons used one of the bunny stands as a prop for camellia flowers. Gorgeous! Torie Jayne used a bunny dessert stand as a holder for her brightly hued washi tape. We love the idea of using the dessert stand in a craft room!
Laura at Bright, Bold and Beautiful created this vibrant Easter tablescape using Pottery Barn products. We’re in love with the bold and colorful florals that adorn her Easter tablescape and hope that you’ll be inspired to add a kaleidoscope of colors to your Easter table this year. We checked in with Laura to discover her process behind this lovely floral Easter tablescape.
What was your main inspiration for this tablescape (besides the PB product)?
“Spring is about celebrating life and renewal. I knew I wanted an alfresco setting for our ‘girlfriends Easter Brunch for four.’ (Remember this PB post?)”
We love the mirrored placemats. Can you tell us more about this idea?
“When choosing the colors for the tablescape, we decided to keep the table runners and place mats neutral in order for the bright colorful spring blooms to shine and take center stage.”
How did you create the nest on the bunny dessert stand?
“Sarah Chiffriller, a local floral designer, created the nest on the bunny stand from a grape vine wreath. She laced lily grass through it, then glued on three eggs. She then used runuculus, spray roses and tulips woven throughout.”
What do you love most about spring tablescapes?
“Coming out of the winter months, it’s always refreshing to be outside in nature. I love an alfresco spring tablescape filled with bright blooms of the season.”
Photos courtesy J&D Photography
Looking for some easy ways to add some DIY style to your Easter festivities on the 30th? We’ve rounded up some fun ideas that won’t take up a lot of time. Which one are you going to try this weekend?
Eat Drink Chic is offering this free downloadable printable tag, which would be perfect to add to an Easter basket or present. Inspired by origami, we love its use of color and glitter.
This charming Easter Egg bunting from Flax & Twine is actually upcycled from cereal boxes. Pretty and eco as well!
How clever is this bouquet, which uses florals and Easter egg radishes? Find the steps for this DIY on Remodelista.
Understated, elegant, modern and textured. The Norwegian knitting and craft site Pickles has outdone itself with these all-white Easter eggs.
We’re excited to try these Pinata Eggs from A Subtle Revelry. They’re filled with confetti!
Have you completed an Easter DIY for a blog? Add the link to your project below!
Later this week, we’re giving away an Easter basket to one lucky winner. Chock full of Pottery Barn Easter decor and tabletop items, this Easter basket will also include Easter brunch-inspired edibles from local San Francisco companies. Today we’re getting to know INNA Jam, one of the local companies featured in our giveaway. Since INNA Jam is on Instagram, we thought it would be fun to get to know the company through some of its delicious-looking Instagram photos.
Founded by Dafna Kory, INNA Jam makes fresh, seasonal jams from fruit sourced within 150 miles of its San Francisco Bay Area kitchen. By sourcing produce directly from local organic farmers, INNA Jam is able to use the ripest, freshest fruits for its jams. INNA Jam specializes in single-varietal jams, which means it only use a single type of fruit for each jam — no herbs, spices or other flavorings are used in the jam, only single varietal fruit. INNA Jam is also an environmentally sustainable business. Employees transport and deliver jam on bicycles in the Bay Area. The company also accepts returns of empty jam jars and it composts the scraps from its Emeryville kitchen.
INNA Jam is also offering a variety of shrubs this spring. Shrub, originally from the Middle East and West Africa, became popular in the U.S. in the colonial era, and can be thought of as essentially a fruit-vinegar-sugar syrup. Try it mixed with sparkling water or as a cocktail ingredient.
This year, INNA Jam won a Good Food Award in the category of Preserves. Well deserved! (As you can see INNA also makes some spicy jams, too.)
We’re eager to try this INNA Jam combination: buttermilk vanilla cake with freshly made ruby grapefruit jam.
INNA Jam just released its salt-preserved meyer lemon pickles. Since they’re refrigerated, you can only buy them directly from INNA Jam’s Emeryville kitchen.
Don’t forget to check back later this week for our Easter basket giveaway, which includes a variety of INNA Jam flavors.
Later this week, we’re giving away a fun Easter basket chock full of Pottery Barn Easter decor and tabletop items as well as some great Easter brunch-inspired edibles from local San Francisco companies. Make sure to keep checking back to enter the giveaway! Today, though, we’re getting to know one of those local companies featured in our giveaway. Meet Matt and Dave, who founded San Franola Granola after being inspired by Dave’s father’s quest for better health (that’s them with Dave’s dad in the photo below.
Matt and Dave answered a few interview questions for us about their company’s story and why they love living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Franola’s proprietary recipe took 12 years to develop. Can you give us a bit of background?
It started with Dave’s Dad. Inspired by his goal to improve his health, he was determined to create a healthy and nutritious snack. For 12 years he experimented and tinkered with a new granola recipe. Most granola is baked in butter and sugar, what if there was a way to capture amazing flavor and heighten the nutritional benefits? A family recipe was born and it worked so well that it convinced two best friends to quit their traditional jobs and bring a healthy crunch to snacking.
Can you tell us a little about your granola’s unique taste?
Freshly Roasted makes a difference. Other brands develop their flavor profile by baking in butter, flour and sugar, our unique process combined with natural ingredients including almonds, oats, cinnamon and molasses creates a rich, robust taste and big, crunchy clusters.
Why is San Franola so much better for you than other granolas?
Our Freshly Roasted recipe allows us to take out the bad (less sugar, butter and flower) and put in the good (10 grams of protein plus higher fiber than other brands).
How did you choose your different granola varieties?
With our distinctive and robust taste, we didn’t want to overcomplicate things. Our recipe stands for itself. We have two versions, With Raisins or Without Raisins and two packages, our 12 oz. re-sealable bag (perfect for the kitchen) and our 1.55 oz. Single-Serve Box (designed for on-the-go healthy snacking).
What is it like to work with your best friend?
We have always been active, our friendship started in third grade on the soccer field. Being fitness minded, it is no surprise we started a company designed to make snacking more nutritious. This is not just a business, but a passion, which is made even more rewarding by sharing the successes (and the challenges) with someone you trust completely.
Why did you name your product San Franola?
The Bay Area epitomizes the principles of the brand: nutrition, active lifestyle, and entrepreneurship. We get more inspired and passionate each day that we walk around our hometown.
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area?
Innovation. Growing up here creates a can-do mentality, not just in tech, but in the food space as well. We are constantly stimulated and rewarded by other entrepreneurs who share our mission in making better nutrition more delicious and accessible to all.
Make sure to check back later this week for a chance to win our Easter basket giveaway, which includes four packages of San Franola Granola.
Our Pinterest love affair is still going strong, and this week we’re obsessing over all of the amazing egg decorating ideas in our Happy Easter Pinterest board.While there are plenty of adorable ideas in the Pinterest board (as well as colors other than pink), these blush-colored orbs are really speaking to us this week.
From left to right,
- These German Easter Eggs from Pottery Barn are perfect for so many Easter decorating needs. Use them as part of a place card for an Easter brunch, or fill a hurricane vase with them for a centerpiece on that table. Use them as part of a mantel decorating moment, or add them to topiaries outside your door. We could go on and on — they’re that adorable!
- Leave it to Martha Stewart to create these chic, nature-inspired eggs. We love how they’ve been staged on different white egg cups, too. You can get all of the decorations for this botanical egg DIY here.
- A Creative Mint shared theses sweet handpainted eggs. Take inspiration from this project and try your hand at painting something similar on your Easter eggs this year.
- Colorblocked. Pink. Gold. Need we say more? These eggs, featured on The Stylish Type, are the peak of chic in our book!
Check out all of the great decorating ideas on our Happy Easter Pinterest board.
Time to get your Easter cards in the mail! We’ve taken the hardest part of the job out of the equation by hunting down the cutest and most charming Easter cards on the market from independent designers.
On the top of our list is this adorable set of 4 mini cards with coordinating colors, which ships with 4 kraft brown mini envelopes. Need more choices? Check out the rest of our roundup below.
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