Do you feel it? Spring is in the air!
The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and I have set a tablescape to reflect this change in our seasons.
The Spring looking tablecloth is filled with pastel eggs…and I don’t know about you but I love dying eggs for Easter.
And then I love to place them around the house using them as decor after making a yummy egg salad with the extras.
Yes, Spring is in the air.
Of course I don’t want to forget the real reason we are celebrating Easter, He Is Risen.!!!
This was the exclamation from the two women at the tomb when they realized our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ had risen from the dead and that He lives again.
The term “is” versus “was” is so significant.
He is risen just as He said He would.
I would also like to take a moment to say our prayers and thoughts are with our blogger friend, Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. Hopefully, her husband is out of the hospital very soon and they will both be back here in their home in Florida.
I love that the crosses are pastel pink and pastel blue to go along with the pastel egg tablecloth.
Before we get too deep in the table description, I have heard it asked…why do you have tablescapes and blog hops?
It is not that we stylists are saying, this is the way one should set a pretty table for their family.
No my friends, if that is not something you enjoy doing, that is okay.
We are merely giving you ideas IF you are wanting to set an Easter table and don’t know where to begin….or perhaps you are just needing a finishing touch to your Easter or Spring table.
Rather, we are showing that you can use things from around your home, if you are thinking of doing something a little different than your everyday table setting.
Believe me, I have sat at many a table with mis-matched plates and glassware and enjoyed every minute….. if I was with special friends or family.
You see, paper plates and a potluck buffet style dinner is just fine…and have been some of the best meals I have ever shared.
When I was a newly wed, I would be shopping in discount stores and I would see cute seasonal plates or a bunny with a cart and thought, I have to buy that and take it home and put it……. hmmmm …where?
Many of us can relate to that and so we table stylists show you what you can do, if you so desire.
Actually, I have not bought anything new in a couple years.
My dishes and other items have been around for a long long time.
So if you are looking for suggestions, take a look at the other stylists and take a suggestion from each one and come up with your own design.
And if you do want to purchase something…the dollar store has a lot to offer….so your table does not have to be expensive.
So let’s start with my table setting.
I have changed my mind several times but finally came up with a simple basket of eggs because the rest of my table is pretty busy.
These cute bunny salad plates I purchased at Pier 1, have been hiding in my dish pantry for several years and I was happy to bring them to the party.
They sit atop a white charger that reminds me of a flower.
Aren’t they the sweetest little bunnies?
The same with the pastel bunny ear napkin rings.
I don’t remember where I purchased them, but I love the pastel colors.
The ears are pink, lavender, yellow and blue and tied up with raffia bows.
I love bringing them back out again.
The rings surround pretty pastel napkins….that I believe are from the Pioneer Woman’s collection from several years ago.
The pink and yellow egg houses are from Valerie Parhill….and I used them in this tablescape several years ago.
I also brought out the egg shaped ramekins (You remember the shamrock ramekins in this tablescape a few weeks ago)
They are all Temp-Tations by Tara.
I filled the ramekins with a bit of green grass and pastel egg candles.
The pink and gold flatware picks up the pink in the table cloth as well as the pink water tumblers.
I debated on the two different sets of salad plates and when the decision became “painful”…I chose to use both. LOL!
I placed them on the corners of the table; with the egg shaped ramekins just above them.
I love the little lambs.
And the little chicks are so cute…I think of new beginnings and of course Spring
You might have noticed the two sets of salt and peppers.
One set is a bunny (salt) holding the carrot (pepper) and the other set is two little bunny heads with floppy ears.
So if you are looking for ideas or inspiration…be sure to look in your cabinets or around your house to add to your table decor.
Or just bring out the paper plates and I will be the first in line at your table. LOL
Ecclesiastes 3: 1,2
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;…..”