Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Autumn Easter Decorating

Those of you living in the Northern Hemisphere have it so easy when it comes to Easter decorating. All those sweet bunnies and fluffy chicks belong in Spring, where Easter falls for you.

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Easter decorating is a little more complicated. We could go for the whole unseasonal bunny/chicks thing. Indeed, our stores are full of these kinds of decorations, along with our Aussie chocolate bilbies.

Another choice is to follow our own seasons and defy the trend.

However, when I did a Google search of "autumn easter decorating australia" I came up with few ideas. Clearly, Easter and autumn don't belong together in the Aussie psyche, despite having always dwelled together.

Easter aside, I did like the idea pictured above for an Autumn candle holder. You can find the instructions here.

I also liked this idea for autumny-coloured Easter cupcakes, without a bunny or chick in sight.







9 comments:

debra said...

I love the candle holder. I love to see how you decorate for the different holidays since the seasons are different than ours. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy said...

I love the cupcake idea.

Being a bit of a trend-bucker I avoid all bunnies and chickens. My kids chocolate eggs...but no other shapes. My rationale? We celebrate the Biblical meaning of Easter and the Bible doesn't seem to talk about bunnies or chicks.

Then again, I don't decorate either. I'm thinking though, it wouldn't be too hard to have a little wall hanging sized quilt for seasons and special occasions. Something to ponder and plan for I think.

The Sice Family said...

If I look around at the moment, where I am in Perth, Western Australia, it is very much dragonfly season. It will never happen commercially, but perhaps we should be celebrating dragonflies at Easter time!

Lynn said...

Cute cupcakes! What a great Easter idea. I have a lamb cake pan that I bought just to make an Easter cake, but I don't actually get around to making the little lambie every year ;o

ambersun said...

Hi again

Thanks for sharing your originality. Being also from Australia these times (Christmas, Easter etc) often seem weird - like singing 'Jingle Bells' at Christmas when it doesn't snow in Australia at Christmas.

I am not visually creative but I could use my gift with words to come up with something. Any ideas?

Amber

Jayne said...

Great ideas, tres yummy :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great ideas. It must seem strange for you to read all these blog posts from people that are experiencing different seasons from you.

Kelly said...

Kate,

I LOVE THOSE CUPCAKES! I'm not a bunny and chick kinda gal - more into the colors of Easter than the actual "characters" themselves - and those cupcakes will be divine with the ones that I was planning to decorate with springlike polka dots. Adorable! Thanks for the idea, mama!

P.S. I think that fall must be a beautiful time to celebrate Easter - all of those rich colors, beautiful hues and crisp lovely weather!

jaz said...

hi..check out my easter baskets. click on each pic for a better view. octoberfarm.blogspot.com i love fall so your candle holder would be a perfect spring decoration for me!