Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Breakfast at Wisteria Hollow

It was such a gorgeous sunrise this morning so I thought I would have breakfast outside under the wisteria.  I very quickly realized this is no ordinary wisteria.  Hidden among the blossoms and in a hollow in the trunk was a whole enchanted world that I never knew existed.


As I was about to sit at the table, imagine my surprise when guests flew in to join me…


and came bearing a gift for me…my very own pair of fairy shoes!  Of course, it might be a slightly tight squeeze getting my feet into them. 


Breena brought a teapot of flower nectar for me to drink.  Yum…tastes like ambrosia.  After filling my goblet, she joined Faylinn on the fairy swing.


Liliana was very shy and quickly fluttered up into the wisteria blossoms to hide. 


From high above the fairy swing, Rhoslyn peeked out from among the blooms to say good morning to me.


Shaylee is the keeper of all fairy legends and she entertained me with magical stories of elves and dragons.


Tania and Nissa listened in fascination as Shaylee recounted a wondrous tale of adventure.


I so admired Carling’s wreath of roses that Dulcina gave her to wear.  Before flitting away, Dulcina also presented me with a wreath for my hair. 


Come, if you will, and join me tomorrow morning under the wisteria. 


I’ll set the table for two…or twenty.


Oh and in Wisteria Hollow…shoes are optional. 


I hope all your days are wonderfully enchanting!  I’m joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to stop in and see all the beautiful tables!



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Table Setting

I’m a little late, but am joining Susan for another Tablescape Thursday (in my case, Tablescape Saturday) at Between Naps on the Porch.  Please stop by and see all the beautiful tables!

I've been playing around with my Easter table setting this week and think it's just about done.  I might do a bit more tweaking, but this is basically it.  We won't be home for lunch on Sunday, so I'm planning a candlelight Easter dinner for tonight. 


I started with a pink damask tablecloth.  Over it, I layered a pretty pastel runner that I found at a thrift store.  Lots of little bunnies are scattered around the table.


I found these vintage cabbage leaf salad plates at an antique store.  They're signed on the bottom and are from the 1960's.  I also found the porcelain eggs in the same antique store and decided to use them as napkin rings.


There was a matching lidded cabbage bowl with the plates.  It's being used to hold the centerpiece.  Since I used wisteria in the arrangement, I had to lift the bowl up on a crystal candleholder.  I'll probably move the arrangement to a side table when we sit down to eat.


I normally use silk flowers, but I couldn’t pass up these roses when I saw them.  I have learned a valuable lesson...when working with fresh flowers, if you're not putting them in a vase, always buy floral foam for them! :shock:   See how they just want to flop over on the sides of the bowl???  So...guess what I'm off to the store this afternoon to buy??? 


I was tickled pink to use these glasses that my sweet DH gave me for Valentine's Day.  I spotted them in my favorite antique shop and he surprised me with them.  He's such a sweetie.


After taking the photos, I added pastel curling ribbon at the top of the eggs for just a bit of added color.


One last photo...the table by candlelight.