With the temperatures hitting 50 in Pittsburgh, I took the opportunity to head out on an Easter hunt at Trax Farms.Always open to making a spontaneous purchase, I actually went with a list in my mind of a few things I’ve been hunting for:
- Spring or Easter table runner appropriate for the dining room
- Signs, accent pieces and/or embellishments for several theme wreaths I have orders for, or are planning to make
- Small, appliqued outdoor flag/banner with a bee theme
To be honest, my Easter hunt and shopping basket came up empty — in terms of my intended list that is!
But, look at all the other inspirational home decor, tableware, gifts, and gardening accents I found!
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A White Spring?
Glad I got to Trax when I did, because on Wednesday another snow storm game through and dumped 6-8 heavy inches of snow in the Pittsburgh area. It’s whiter outside now than it was when I took you Visiting Trax Farms at Christmastime!
That’s probably why Trax’s greenhouse or outdoor areas aren’t stocked with plants, trees or flowers yet. Houseplants and Easter flowers were aplenty, under roof though. And, these adorably displayed silk florals certainly added a lot of sunshine and color.
I was tempted to pick up some of the mini florals to put into these cute broken egg containers. Wouldn’t they be adorable on a tabletop, or just one in a little vignette?
The garden center was stuffed with tools, supplies, bird feeders, pots, wind chimes, trellises, lanterns, outdoor furnishings, and much more. That’s the area I started my Easter hunt, and where I saw these adorable farmhouse-chic fountains.
And, even though I don’t have a place for it, I fell in love with the shovel and pan fountain. As I recall, it was about $200.
While I was pondering if I might be able to incorporate the fountain into my little herb garden, I wondered over to see if I could find that garden bee flag on my Easter hunt list.
Trax always has a large selection of outdoor and garden flags and banners. I’ve been looking for the perfect appliqued flag for several years — to go with my front door wreath.
Come May, the wreath now hangs on my black front door. I made the bee wreath and decorative hive embellishment for a Queen DebBee themed, My Favorite Things Party. Read more at Adorable Bee-Themed Wreaths.
Alas, I came up empty again! So I moved on to find outdoor lanterns in many sizes, styles and colors. Look at them hanging overhead from old ladders. Too many to fit in a single picture.
That put me in the home decor section, and on my Easter hunt for a runner to compliment Chocolate Rabbit Easter Table.
Trax always has an extensive choice of linens, far more than Macy’s and more upscale than Kohl’s.
First, I came across this vibrant Easter apron. Wouldn’t it make a nice hostess gift for anyone who likes to cook or garden? There were tabletop and paper products to match too.
Although tempted to purchase the apron, I’m presently using my birthday apron from friend R. It has a crown on the front of it and say’s, “Queen of Da&% Near Everything!” Because of my nickname, Queen of Theme, lol!
A Grey Spring? Anyway, strike two on my Easter hunt list. No table runner for the dining room. Although I really liked these linens, the grey and white wasn’t what I needed.
There was a lot of grey and tin tabletop and home décor. Like this large Mrs. Farmer Rabbit, by Raz. I saw she and her tall hubby while I was Perusing Spring Open House at Old Allegheny Shoppe last week.
Like I said earlier, a lot of farmhouse chic decor and accessories.
I’m seriously considering returning for one of these tin, pig-shaped trays…
Point Me in the Right Direction
A lot of grey in the tabletop and hanging Easter hunt signs too. I loved this large, tin bunny crossing sign.
Made of wood, the To the Egg Hunt sign with sweet white-washed bunny was another favorite during my visit to Trax.
Here’s another bunny sign incorporating tin that would work nicely in a country vignette.
See the two small cake plates held up by bunnies to the left of the picture? I have eight of these at home, but mine lack the gold accents. See them in, Darling Bunny Hop Table Celebrates Spring.
Speaking of setting Easter tables, there was quite a bit of seasonal tableware — and it was on sale too!
Doesn’t Trax do a nice job merchandising and displaying their products? Even if I wasn’t finding what I was looking for on my Easter hunt, it’s always fun to just window shop and find design inspiration.
There was even a little coastal, beach tableware on display too. Thinking my sister who lives on the water in Charleston would like the mermaid or whale spoon rest? Or maybe my friend M for her Ocean City kitchen?
Wishing I Had Baskets to Fill
I couldn’t help detouring into Trax’s children section. Wouldn’t these teethers make a great infant Easter basket filler? Which one would you choose?
Or this sweet knit cap with bunny ears. Opps, the angle I took the photo makes it appear the flamingo was coming out of the top of the hat!
When I have grandchildren, I’m going to have to make a lot more wreaths to finance my shopping…
Enjoy the Easter Hunt, or at Least the Ride
I struck out on all three counts as far as finding signs and embellishments for upcoming wreath projects. Hoping when I return in early May for flowering plants and herbs (it has to stop snowing by then, right?!), Trax will have more summer theme décor. I’m on the lookout for coastal, sea life, bee, watermelon, ladybug and patriotic wreath accents.
I did see this trio of stacked woodblock signs that might provide some design inspiration. I’ll have to think on it, but I love the sentiment.
Have a great weekend!
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