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Chocolat, The Kingdoms Chocolate shop..

The Kingdoms DIY Chocolate Shop is Open...

Happy Easter Flockers! This year I wanted to try my hand at chocolate and other things you might find in a fancy chocolate shop. I knew I would need bunnies and eggs and some candy but what else would would you find. I turned to one of my favorite movies. In 2000 a movie came out called Chocolat, it tells the story of Vianne Rocher, who arrives in the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes at the beginning of Lent with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk. She opens a small chocolaterie. Soon, she and her chocolate influence the lives of the townspeople of this fictional, repressed French village in very different and interesting ways. She creates everything from Chocolate figures to bread to cake to hot chocolate. In the film she sets up an amazing Easter window display. So I guess you can say I gathered some inspiration from her and her shop. If you have never seen the movie you should check it out, it does have the sexy Johnny Depp in it.

Lets set the table...

I went into this knowing I would need something other than just chocolates and we know that chocolate goes with flowers; it made perfect sense to have everything sitting in a garden. On the main table I used (3) Dept. 56 village platforms as a base to build my garden. I started by placing my bunnies in place as well as a cake stand and another stand I would be siting a sugar egg on. Once I had my main pieces in place I took lots of ivy some cheap and some of a nicer quality and cut them in to about 3 to 4 inch pieces and stuck them in the styrofoam around all of my items. I then filled in some of the outer areas of the platforms to give ground cover. With a nice green bed going on all I needed to do was to add in the flowers. All of the flowers I used for my table came from Dollar Tree. I cut them all away from the main stem of the bunch and started lacing them around until I got a pretty nice looking flower bed. On the back side of the flower bed I did add 2 full bunches of stems for height reasons. I finished it off with some Golden Eggs and Butterflies.

The faux chocolate bunnies used on the platform came from Ross and were like $5 each. If you have been following the DIY post for this Easter you would have seen a post for DIY Vintage Style Feather Trees, the yellow one is used on this platform the other two will be used in another area.

Earlier I mentioned I placed a cake stand on the platform, That is for the DIY Faux Naked Cake we made earlier in the week. There is also a DIY Faux Panoramic Sugar Egg, we also have a post for that.

That damn Blue Table...

I really wanted this area to look like the window of a chocolate shop and be a little more over the top, so I went with oversize things. The Roses in the back ground are 30 to 40 inches tall and the purple flowers in the front are about 18 inches tall. I knew I wanted a taller bunny for this table but couldn't find anything the right size. The bunny I ended up using was white and covered in glitter, after about 3 days and a very soft sanding sponge I was able to get all of the glitter off. I used Krylon Satin Leather spray paint to paint him with, doing several light coats of paint. The large chocolate egg was a part of another DIY post where I made Vintage Style Panoramic Sugar Eggs. I also used the the two DIY Feather trees in this display. The base for this display is made from a piece of 2" styrofoam that I covered the edges and about 2" area on top with brown astro turf. I followed the same method of adding flowers and greenery as I did with the table centerpiece to do this one.

Every shop needs an Eye Catching entrance...

For the Foyer I didn't go all out Chocolate I went with more simple toned down wow moment. Swag of eggs hangs over the mirror with Velvet mushroom centerpieces and a frog dressed to the nines and his poodle. You know nothing too out of the normal lol.

It's not a Holiday in the Kingdom without a tree...

On the other side of the foyer we have a 6' slim white and iridescent tree from National Tree Company. She has been decorated with crocheted and loomed eggs inspired by my Grannys Easter Egg tree she had in her front yard every year. Below are some close ups of some of the eggs we made for this tree.

To give this tree the finished look, we tucked in some bright orange, pink, green and blue ribbons, some gold branches, butterflies and some sequined curls. For this to be one of the smaller trees I own it turned out pretty cute.

Hope you have enjoyed Easter in the Kingdom 2020. Of course once I finished it I thought of so many other ideas and things I could have done to add more chocolate to it all but I am happy with how it turned out and I hope you liked it to. I think this might be the first time where I did DIY post and tied them all into the same display, I should probably do that more often. Maybe you will go and create some of these things for yourself and add your own flair into them. If any of you do please share them with me so I can see them. I love to see how others re imagine my work as something of their own. Thanks again for taking time to stop by the Kingdom today, Until Next time...

Live Happily Evercrafter

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