Hi everyone! With Easter sneaking up on us rather quickly, I thought I’d offer up some fun, vintage alternatives to the typical Easter basket. I really had fun poking around my cupboards and my Blog Shop inventory to find cute pieces that could hold some Easter grass and some chocolate. It didn’t take too long before I had amassed quite a collection. Today I’ll be showing you the eight ideas that I liked the best.
What gal wouldn’t fall in love with a teacup Easter basket? Especially this stunning Mason’s red transferware, for a sweet girlfriend or perhaps your mother. [Sometimes I have transferware available in my Vintage Shop under “Farmhouse.”]
I tucked some Spanish moss in the cup and piled candy eggs in the center.
Ironstone Pudding Mold
How about using a piece of ironstone to hold your Easter candy, like this antique pudding mold.
More Spanish moss and some pastel chocolate eggs.
If you’re fresh out of cups and saucers or ironstone, perhaps you have a pretty bowl you could fill with Easter grass and some candy? I filled this antique Wm Grindley transferware bowl with taupe filler, a faux bird’s nest, and some blue chocolate eggs.
Nothing says “spring” louder than terracotta. This aged pot looks darling filled with treats. These would enhance an Easter breakfast table with one sitting on each plate.
Antique Apothecary Jar
If you’re at all like me, then you have
a few dozens of antique and vintage apothecary jars, like this one you see here that I use for candy bars at special events. Why not fill one with some Easter grass and candy? Boom. You’re done.
With the current popularity of silver trophies, I bet you have one or more tucked away that could serve as an Easter basket, right?
And the more the merrier when it comes to trophies, right?
Vintage Wooden Bowl
Perhaps you require a larger Easter basket? If this is the case, then maybe a wooden dough bowl will work for you.
I filled mine with more taupe filler and some fancy, glittery eggs.
Vintage Enamelware Colander
One size down from my dough bowl would be this vintage enamelware colander. Using the light-colored grass allows the design on the sides to show through. [Sometimes I have enamelware available in my Vintage Shop under “Farmhouse.”]
Last but not least, you might want to use an old tin, like my Tetley Tea Bag tin, in lieu of the traditional Easter basket.
I’ve filled it with green grass and cute-as-the-dickens foil-wrapped chocolate carrots.
Vintage Easter Basket
But if you’re determined to go with the more traditional form of Easter basket, perhaps you can shake things up this year by using a vintage one, like you see here (c.1930-40). Whichever route you decide to go when celebrating Easter this year, I hope and pray your day filled with many blessings.
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