Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Just like a Fairytale
For all of us creative souls who just love to sit and potter with all kinds of odds and ends, Easter is a perfect opportunity to live out our dreams and ideas. Unfortunately Easter isn’t a holiday that many people make much fuss about here in Denmark, despite the fact that it is the most important holiday of the year from a religious point of view.
This is partly because many people associate Easter with bright yellow chickens and synthetic feathers. That’s not exactly the kind of Easter decorations that we work with and have on display in our homes. This book shows how you can create a beautiful and cozy Easter with just a bit of creativity combined with nature’s materials.
There are so many wonderful flowers and bulbous spring plants that beckon to be brought inside. Just supplement with homemade bird’s nests, eggs, white and natural-colored feathers and beautiful ribbons for easy decorating. It doesn’t require any extensive proficiency. Your own imagination, inspiration and the guidance in this book will take you far.
The idea for the book had been lying in wait for some time. When the time arrived for us to begin, we simply gathered ALL of our materials: Eggs, ribbon, fabric and paper. We looked around for fun, old knick-knacks and made several trips to second hand stores, flea markets and life style boutiques that carry old French items.
Then we walled ourselves up in my office for days – and made Easter decorations. It’s a really fascinating process to go through. Each time the thrill is the same and it doesn’t seem to fade over time. The excitement while you’re out collecting supplies. Finding that perfect little widget to make up the perfect decoration for an egg. When we’re all seated around the table or in the workshop and one idea leads to the next. Oftentimes it’s actually hard to stop once we get started.
We hope and believe that we’re able to pass our enthusiasm on to you through Lonnie and Dorte’s amazing photos. At least that’s my gut feeling as I sit here writing this. The excitement and pride at being able to present the first Easter book of its kind – it’s just an indescribable feeling!
The book is out at your local retailer now.
Wishing you a Happy and Fairytale-like Easter! /Vivian