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Abundant Haven (Review & Giveaway)

Part of our Easter Parade Feature

Believe it or not, Easter is just around the corner! I am hardly ready for it, but some of my neighbors have had their outdoor Easter decor up for at least three weeks by now. I have put out a few little touches throughout my home, and now that Easter is officially inching closer, I feel that I can begin to put out a few more items.

I love seasonal decor, but I know that too much of it can end up looking trashy, rather than classy. I usually try to stick with vintage inspired or looking decor, rather than anything that looks too cartoon-ish or commercial. My husband also seems to take it in a little better when I decorate with things that simply fold right into our decor.

Not long ago, I connected with Susan Reinhold, owner of Abundant Haven on Etsy. Susan has a passion for crafting like I do for blogging and singing. Susan has created beautiful seasonal accents, with a large selection just for Easter. As I browsed her shop, I came across many items that I would love to own and use through out my home, or to give as gifts. Susan kindly offered to send me one of her beautiful Easter themed pillows of my choice.

I chose to review the lovely 'Eggs 4 Sale,' 12" pillow, and couldn't wait to see what it was going to look like in person, and in my home! It didn't take long for the special pillow to arrive from Abundant Haven, as Susan sent it to me Priority Mail. When I removed the pillow from the box, it was so nicely wrapped in tissue paper, and there was even an added surprise! Susan also sent me one of her new Lavender Sachets, which I was super excited about!

12" Hopsack Easter Pillow and Lavender Sachet from Abundant Haven

The 12" Hopsack Pillow from Abundant Haven is beautiful! It features a simply charming vintage Easter postcard on the front, with lovely brightly colored eggs, and two bunnies, hard at work to deliver the Easter eggs They are so cute! A piece of fabric displaying 'Eggs 4 Sale,' is sewn above the postcard picture. The pillow has an envelope back closure, which allows the owner to easily remove and reinsert a pillow of appropriate size. This pillow does come with the pillow already inserted- you wouldn't be purchasing just the cover. 

Here's a better view of the adorable pillow from Abundant Haven...

Susan doesn't just work to make the front side of the pillow eye-catching, she also adds a special touch to the back of the pillow. Each pillow features a little key charm, and an Abundant Haven label. The key charm is a sweet little reminder to 'open every door' to peace and abundance in your holiday home. I love that! I have been showing the key charm off, as I've shared the pillow with family and friends, and everyone has thought that the key charm was absolutely cool!

Pillow's back label and key charm...

I was next greeted with the task of where/how to display my new pillow for the Easter season! I tried it in several places- on my mantle, in a chair, and then I finally decided that the colors really went along with the colors in my dining room. Now- I have to be honest here in saying that I hate the border in my dining room. We are renters, and my landlord loves the 'country' look... and I don't mind the country look, but the border in my dining room just gets to me. I have to look past it, and try to decorate around it... which is sort of difficult at times! I decided to place the pillow on a table in my dining room, because the Hopsack Pillow from Abundant Haven helps to dress the space up. The colors blend nicely with the colors used in the dining room, and I am pleased with the way the display looks. If I knew it would be well-protected, I might even display the pillow on the little table I have sitting beside my front door, on the porch- it would look really cute there!

Here's my pillow displayed with the Lavender Sachet and my spring bunny (he's missing an ear- Balian knocked him over!)...

Onto my surprise item, the Lavender Sachet! This is one of Abundant Haven's newer items for spring 2012, and I am just tickled that Susan decided to send one to me. The sachet features a beautiful woodland bird's nest and four speckled eggs tucked inside. The image is printed on 100% cotton cloth and tied closed with rustic twine. The edges are frayed just a little bit at the top of the sachet, to continue that rustic charm effect. The lavender used comes from a farm in Missouri (Susan lives in Missouri), and is gently folded into clouds of cotton, and then placed into each cotton envelope to fill the sachet.

Lavender Sachet from Abundant Haven...

Look at how beautiful this sachet is! I have owned many a sachet, and have never seen one so gorgeous! It's so pretty that I couldn't bear to tuck it away into a drawer or corner where it wouldn't be seen! I have had it sitting out, alongside my pillow, and have been loving the charm it has added to my dining room! I may move it to a different spot, as I have four decorative bird's nests that look exactly like the one pictured on the sachet! I would love to make a little display with all of them together, with the sachet being the star of the show. After the holidays, I plan to use the sachet in my laundry room/powder room. It's painted a spingtime blue, and the sachet will help any staleness to evaporate. I have to keep the door closed at all times so that a certain little man doesn't go snooping in there! These sachets are so pretty, and can be used virtually anywhere you'd like to add a subtle touch of beauty. The scent of the fresh lavender is so calming. My powder room is like a little escape for me- it's where I keep all of my beauty items, so the sachet will be a welcomed addition!

There are so many gorgeous items to choose from at Abundant Haven! Susan is so gifted and has created a variety of lovely items for the home that will add some vintage charm to any holiday home! There are also plenty of items to choose from that can be used in your home year-round! I have several favorites from Abundant Haven. 

I would love to add some of these pretties to my personal decor collection...

 Farm House Basket- This would be a wonderful gift basket for Mother's Day!

 Coastal Home Pillows (These would look lovely, displayed in my beach-themed bathroom)...

French Country Bunny Pillow (Would love to have this displayed on my black and white quilt in my bedroom)...

Personalized Hanging Sachets (Perfect for gift-giving, too!)...

I wish that you could see my beautiful holiday items from Abundant Haven in person! I am so impressed by the craftsmanship and the care that goes into each and every one of Susan's creations. She paints beautiful descriptions of all of her available items, so please be sure to check those out in her shop. There are quite a few Easter Pillows, and lots of Lavender Sachets available and ready to ship! Consider adding some of these lovely accents to your holiday home this season! The pillows and sachets would be quite appropriate for Easter-giving. Purchase one or a few of these items for spring hostess gifts, tuck them inside an Easter basket, or hang onto them to give as gifts for Mother's Day! They are appropriate for many occasions, and if you give one of Susan's creations as a gift, the recipient will be absolutely delighted, just as I was when I first laid eyes on these beautiful items.

 Available at Abundant Haven... add them to your holiday home!

Want It? Buy It!

There's still time to have these beautiful pieces sent to you for your Easter decor! I leave my Easter decor out all Easter season long (which really lasts several Sundays after Easter) to enjoy and share! And don't forget about Mother's Day- it's coming upon us quickly, and there are so many beautiful gift options at Abundant Haven. Head on over to the Abundant Haven Etsy shop and take a look at Susan's gorgeous offerings. You will be so glad you took the time to stop in and browse. If you have any questions about something you see, or need any help placing an order, just send Susan an Etsy convo. She is such a lovely person, and she can't wait to assist you!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Abundant Haven! Susan graciously donated this prize, wanting to give one of our readers the chance to purchase something that suits their personal decor style and would fit their holiday home! Use our easy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Susan of Abundant Haven for allowing me to experience these beautiful items in my holiday home, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck to all who enter!


Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned items, which I received free of charge for review purposes, directly from this shop owner, I was not monetarily compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.

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  1. the personalised hanging sachets

  2. i like the ring bearer personal pillows

  3. i am diggin' the rustic baskets. they'd be SO pretty in my pantry!

  4. I think the Lavender Sachets, Vintage French Perfume Labels are nice!


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