Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Company's coming




We're having friends over Friday night so I decided to set a Spring tablescape in honor of Easter coming up. Thanks to Susan's "Tablescape Thursday" at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for the opportunity to share. I've set the table with the china I received as wedding gifts when I married 36 years ago called Agincourt by Wedgewood. I still love it just like I did at 21!



The centerpiece is simply forsythia stems, cut from a bush in my front yard, in a vase placed on a silver tray covered in green moss. Pastel taper candles are secured in little glass bunnies from Williams Sonoma.



Shown in the photo above, I placed votive candle holders on top of crystal candle posts with glue dots, filled them with jelly beans that look like bird eggs and put a votive candle in the center.




For placecards, I printed my guests names on white paper and glued to mint green cardstock, leaned them against Easter eggs that I've filled with chocolate for my guests to take home.




There - Now all I have to do is cook the food! :)

18 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty!

KBeau said...

Your china is beautiful. It's fun to get it out and use it.

Mama said...

Hello Marsha, your table is just beautiful and so is your dining room. Kathy.

Domestic Designer said...

Cute tablescape! You have some lucky friends! Have a great Thursday!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful spring table...the forsythia are perfect for the centerpiece!

Katy said...

So pretty. Love the details, your china is beautiful!!

xinex said...

Your forsythia stems are beautiful! And so are your china dishes. Love your bunny candle holders!...Christine

Martha said...

A pretty spring table -- forsythia is a favorite and love the color -- it just says spring!

Kelley said...

Very Pretty your guests will love it.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I loved the idea of using candle votives as candy dishes. I'm going to use that idea. Thanks for sharing.

Janie's World said...

Your china is so pretty-the table looks wonderful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a cute tablescape!

Cass said...

A gorgeous spring table -- love the forsythia, so cheery and happy. Not only is your tablescape lovely, but so is your dining room.

The lamps on the sideboard are so pretty--very different. And I LOVE your rug!

Thanks for sharing! Cass

marty39 said...

What a beautiful tablescape. Your china is gorgeous. Now I love the idea of the eggs filled with chocolate and the little jelly beans as tiny easter eggs. Very clever. Hugs, Marty

JudyBug said...

Lovely Tablescape! Spring is in the air!

JudyBug

Mary-Kate said...

GOOD NIGHT! You've become the hottest blog already! 15 comments??? YAY! Looks like you are getting the hang of it! :)

Lady Katherine said...

Love all your spring flowers! The table is lovely set with your China.

Linda said...

Such a pretty table! I love the forsythia, and would sure like one of those eggs filled with goodies at each place - so sweet! Linda