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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Easter Table

Once again, it's that time of week....Tablescape Thursday!!! I'm always excited to post a new tablescape; especially since I didn't have one last week and I was feeling forlorn! :-(   (Just kidding!)

Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to view all the other fabulous contributions!

I decided to do an Easter table away from the usual pastel colors and I'm really happy with how it turned out!

We're having an Easter brunch today.....

I really like the color palette of yellow and green with touches of brown. The green and brown make me think of spring; when the brown earth begins to sprout new greens in a verdant renewal.

I've used my Ralph Lauren pale yellow flowered table runner that I bought at TJ Maxx. I used it in my last tablescape HERE.

A look at the cover: Light green round quilted placemats and my green dishes.I've also used the salad plates from my casual dinnerware, "Emma" from Pottery Barn. I've also added my Noritake fine china coffee cups and saucers for a little bit of flowery color.

I love the pretty flourishes on the green plates and the small bead design, which is echoed in the "hobnail"-style edge on the salad plate.

I used a napkin fold called the "Double Fan", which uses two napkins. The green one on the inside is actually a paper napkin. Normally the Double Fan would be placed inside a glass, but I decided to tie them with a bit of chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon, which looks lovely with the molded chocolate bunny I've put on each plate.
I bought four of these chocolate bunnies at the Dollar Tree; I have a Peter Cottontail, Flopsy and Mopsy (well, two Mopsies).

I was surprised to realize that these patterned cloth napkins I bought awhile ago are April Cornell. I had no idea ! I love her stuff! Click HERE to visit her website and view all her beautiful linens!

We certainly need to have coffee with our brunch, so I have put my vintage silver coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer on the table.
We will also need champagne flutes for mimosas! (and yes, I just noticed that I didn't dry these really well after the last wash! They are very spotty! eeek!)
These pretty little wine glasses will serve well for water.

These wine glasses go with this cute vintage decanter on a fun stand. A friend gave this to me as a gift.

Appropriately, I will use my Oneida flatware, "Morning Blossom".
What Easter table would be complete without Peeps? :-)  In going with the color scheme, I have chocolate mousse flavored brown Peeps in a fancy silver sauce boat.

And here's the centerpiece I made using the $4 mossy basket I bought from the charity booth at a local antique store. I added some more moss (from Dollar Tree), some green-speckled eggs, a green ribbon bow (leftover ribbon from my wedding bouquets) and a resin "chocolate" bunny that I bought some years ago.

I put the centerpiece on this pedestal plate that my mother-in-law gave to me. She glued a crystal candlestick onto the bottom of a vintage pale yellow plate!

Isn't he just too cute?

Other fun details on the table: A bunny and egg salt and pepper shaker.
A little wooden Easter egg basket filled with spring flowers (faux) and an egg tucked inside.
These styrofoam eggs we made in Stamp Club a few years ago. We decorated colored tissue paper with stamps and glitter glue, then used Modge Podge to decoupage the tissue paper onto foam eggs.We then punched out flowers using various sizes of flower-shaped punches and added some ribbon.

Green taper candles in a small silver candlestick.
These candlesticks even have a small bead design, to match the plates! I bought these holders at Michael's for $2.99. I bought them in 2007 for our wedding ceremony, to hold taper candles for the Unity Candle Lighting part of the ceremony.

Brunch just isn't brunch unless I can make my Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole! Inside this pretty silver plate server is an oven-safe glass pan, so after baking the casserole, I can just place the pan in the server and it looks so elegant. This silver server I bought in 1996.

Now, even though this is an Easter brunch, we still have to have some candlelight pictures!

Green bubble glass candle dish.

These votive holders are green glass with white sparkly applique on them; I bought 8 of these at Micheal's a few years ago (again, I had bought these for my 2007 wedding. We put them around our wedding cake on the cake table; it was oh-so-gorgeous!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Items from this tablescape that were purchased at the Dollar Tree:
                            green paper napkins,
                           solid chocolate Beatrix Potter bunnies,
                           green bubble glass candle dishes
                           moss filler for the basket centerpiece.
                           chocolate Peeps bunnies

                           Cloth napkins: April Cornell
                           Green place mats, green dishes, Ralph Lauren table runner: TJ Maxx
                           Coffee cups and saucers: Noritake "Knottinghill". 1995
                           Salad plates: Pottery Barn, "Emma"
                           Flatware: Onieda, "Morning Blossom"
                           Candlesticks: Michael's
                           Champagne Flutes: Luigi Bormioli "Michelangelo" Boston Store 1995


Kristy Carberry said...

This is SO beautiful! I love your dining room chairs as well! This is my second week participating and I'm having so much fun looking at everyone's creations!! Thank you for sharing!

Bella said...

Hi Katie,
I am so glad you did a table I look forward to seeing yours because they are always so beautiful, you have a great eye for detail!
I love the chocolate brown accent coloring it made the table so sophisticated!
But mostly.. I love the boat load of peeps.. Their little heads peeking out.. hilarious!
Hope you have a Wonderful Easter!

Cindy said...

Your table is lovely. I especially like the mossy centerpiece. Elevating it on the pedestal helps make a great statement. Love the napkins too.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your table is just beautiful!! I admire all of your tablescapes! I wish I could do the tablescapes but we eat in our Dining Room and Joe has to spread out the newspaper over the entire table to read it afterward so I just can't set a table! Boo Hoo!!

The Victorian Parlor said...


All I can say is that it is all GORGEOUS! Wow-what a wonderful tablescape!!! I love the addition of the chocolate bunnies-that is so sweet (pardon the pun:). Your silver tea service is beautiful and the centerpiece is lovely! What time is dinner?



Mimi said...

Katie, your table is gorgeous, love the green and yellow with the bits of chocolate. The little tissue eggs are adorable.

shannon i olson said...

Such a beautiful table, I love the color scheme and the napkins with chocolate bunnies! well done!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So beautiful and well prepared. Love your centerpiece.

I always look at the centerpiece in a tablesetting. It makes everything cozy.

Happy EAster.

Nancy said...

Your artistic eye shows in all your attention to detail. Your table is really beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great tablescape! I like the nice mixture of colors, china, textures, etc! Great job!


Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Katie,
Your table is so elegant. I love using silver too. Love what you did with your centerpiece. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

Johanna said...

Thats a very elegant tablescape. I love the table runner and the napkins. And I love the way how the table decorations fits into the room. Very noble.

Wish you a happy Easter.

Tricia said...

What a pretty table! I love the layering of different plates, and those napkins are gorgeous! I know your guests will be thrilled to find those chocolate bunnies!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

One word for this tablescape:

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

So very elegant! And most welcoming with the bunnies. I love it!