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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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??? 

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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.

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

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One last photo...the table by candlelight.

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6 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful table. I'm so glad you posted it for us to see. The pink stems are fabulous. I've never seen any like them. Love your centerpiece with the fresh wisteria. Lovely, lovely! Happy Easter!

Tricia said...

What a pretty table! LOVE those cabbage plates and the pink stemware. And your centerpiece is gorgeous -- I love wisteria!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, DG! It looks pretty in pink!
Where have you been lately?

Texas Tea Party said...

I'm a little late in seeing your beautiful table. It just looks so peaceful and makes me wish I could step into your dining room. I think the roses are just beautiful and go with the wisteria just draping over. I love the pink tablecloth, pink stemware and leaf china.

Beth said...

I was so entranced by your fairies in the garden tablescape, that I looked through your entire blog! It's lovely! You have many beautiful things and you truly know how to put them together in a visually pleasing way. I love the pink rose chargers!!! I am your newest follower.
Hugs, Beth

The Tablescaper said...

Just lovely. Where did you get the pink plates from? Pink seems to be such a hard color to find. The wisteria adds such a graceful touch.

- The Tablescaper