Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easter! (Are you kidding?)


My tulips are really opening up from last week's tablescape which means I don't have too much more time to enjoy them. :(

So one last tablescape with them for a parting gesture. (My family thinks I'm tablescape crazy, but I know you'll understand. :)


And yes, I know it's a little early for Easter, but I did have my tulips and there's a little Easter tablescape contest going on...so....here goes!

You know, I could have draped my tablecloth in a traditional way, but on a whim, I decided to gathered it down the center and tie with pink satin ribbons on each side of the centerpiece.

Crystal candle holders and topiary bunnies nestle in the valleys of the gathered tablecloth.



My place setting consists of two complimenting vintage patterns from Pope Gosser and rest on a mauve place mat and a bamboo look charger. The crystals are Lenox with a slight green tint.





A Lenox sherbet glass holds chocolate eggs and a plastic egg of a different pastel color at each place-setting holds a surprise for each guest.










A glass bunny of a different pastel color holds a place-card made of scrapbook paper at each setting.
If it's 25 degrees at your house like it is at mine, hopefully, this Easter scape warmed you up a bit. HA!

Check out some beautiful tablescapes at Susan's Tablescape Thursday and the cutest blog I discovered called Maddycakes Muse.

30 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Marsha sweetie...
I have to tell you that having that tablecloth gathered like that and tied, so clever, and I just adore it. It make it have such an element of surprise. Beautiful.

I love your place settings, the pattern is just scrumptous. I love the little cups with the eggs and your bunny placecard holders are just devine. Sure makes each place look special and so inviting.

Thank you for sharing. Hope you win the contest. I would vote for you. Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful!!! So ready for spring over here!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Marsha!!

Your tablescape is so pretty and I am totally ready for Easter. I love how you did your tablecloth, what a neat idea and I hope it catches on!! I also love your beautiful china...just so delicate and sweet! The topiaries are the perfect touch along with your tulips. Fabulous! :-)

xoxo
jane

trish said...

Your tulips are sure pretty! Amazing how open they are now.
Your table is set so beautifully!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sewconsult said...

Why wouldn't Spring come forth after such an enticing
Tablescape! I'll be right over!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, this is just stunning. I love the way you have draped your linens and your tablesetting and accessories are just gorgeous. I love it all. The eggs in the glasses are such a fun and beautiful idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

The Country Nest said...

Love the new header! Pretty tablescape too. I had to look Easter is April 4th this year. Wahoooo, Spring!
hugs,
Donna

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Marsha, your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the tablecloth and what you did to it. I also love your dining room. Those valances are beautiful! Did you make them yourself

Jane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! It is so Springy (is that a word?). I almost got my Easter decorations out yesterday - think I may have to in a few days.

Patti said...

Lovely table...makes me anxious for spring!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

To Jane: Yes, I did make the window valance and the table runner seen in my last tablescape post: http://marshasmpressions.blogspot.com/2010/02/cabin-fever-tulips-and-tablescape.html

Thanks for your kind words!

podso said...

Like what you did with the tablecloth in the center!

Maria said...

Those glasses serving as little 'Easter baskets' are such a great idea!
How cute!
I miss my tulips... I've bought two bouquets this month and just picked up a pot of them from Lowes. They were on sale for $1 because they had maybe a day or two left.
We just got 17" of snow... so it will be a while before I can plant the bulbs :)
Your table is so sweet... I need a little spring today :)
~Maria

Dining Delight said...

Love it! Makes me want to get out my spring things! I really love your tablecloth print and how you used it as a runner. The bunny placecard holders are perfect!

DD

Nancy said...

So pretty and so cute too! I love the dishes with the Easter grass and eggs in them!

Jenglamgirl said...

How darling, sweet, precious, and adorable. LOVE IT ALL! I especially love that last 3-4 photos! ;)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, yes, this table scape is very warming. Beautiful china. I like what you did with the tablecloth. The bunny topiary - so cute. And so are the bunny place settings. I love bunnies and your table. Rosie

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, Marsha! I love the little bunny name holders, they are adorable. Your china is gorgeous.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like this! It is so pretty and fresh - like spring! I'm so tired of cold weather here in FL and ready for Easter, warm weather, etc!

Katherine

susan said...

Marsha-There are too many wonderful things to mention...but, I'll try :) Love that gorgeous bowl your tulips are in! Those bunnies and placecards are adorable and, of course, I love your china! Beautiful!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks so sweet! Love those little bunny card holders.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the cute Easter setting, love the name of the post, mine is kind of like that too, come on over for a visit...I think we are just early birds, and you know who gets the worm...phyllis

Carol at Serendipity said...

Marsha,
What a lovely table. I love the glasses used as Easter baskets. I have something similar planned.

I am so ready for spring and warmer weather. Even though I am in Florida, the weather has been just too chilly.

Carol

Tricia said...

Gorgeous! I am totally copying your Easter grass and speckled eggs in sherbet glasses for MY Easter table! Thanks for a great idea!

Barbara said...

I love your table. the bunny card holders are adorobale

Bill said...

Such a pretty table! Great ideas, fresh colors, and it's all beautifully photographed!

"Tablescape crazy," huh? I like that term, and I think there's a lot of that particular ailment going around these days. I hope there's not a cure! ;)

Bill

Life Laugh Latte said...

I love the beautiful Easter feel. I can't imagine a better holiday to celebrate early. well done. Holly

Denise Marie said...

you did a fabulous job. It does seem a little early for that contest. I noticed it earlier this evening but don't think I can pull off an entry.

幸運之神 said...

失意人前,勿談得意事;得意人前,勿談失意事。..................................................

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is beautiful.....Love the bunnies card holder. Your rooms is very inviting.:)
I am following your blog now. I would love to be a blog friends. My blog is
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com
Talking about my Master bedroom right now. Have a lovely day :)
Frenchy