Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tablescape Thursday....Easter Table and a Cozy Room Tea!

Since I am fighting getting that icky respitory virus that has been going around.
Thought I would reshare an old Tablescape post for your viewing pleasure.
Have a good weekend everyone!

Time for our ever fun Tablescape Thursday!
Thank you to Susan for playing hostess at, http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Check out her blog and see who else is joining in with their wonderful tablescapes.

This week it was time to do the Easter table in the dining room. Rather than whimsical I went for
a botanical look.
I started with many faux "greens" on the sideboard.
( Click on any photo to enlarge and see closer)

Faux cabbage plants and colorful tulips in cream colored urns etc.
Plus a mossy bunny here and there make for a cute setting.
I even through in a milk glass crucifix candle stick.
A bunny under a wire cloche , a pretty birds nest and some more faux Spring flowers
set an Easterly Garden type feel.

Full view of the sideboard Easter display.

On to the table; keeping with the natural feel of the room I set a large
vase of white tulips in the center.
Can you tell these are not real?
They are the best darn faux tulips I have seen, got them at Michaels.
I decided on white because you can put any color of dinnerware etc. with them.

I placed the vase of flowers on top of my large Rabbit toile platter.
Then I put little bunnies, a vintage crucifix , cabbage candles and eggs scattered around it.
Flanked the platter on either side with a pair of milk glass candlesticks and pretty foil
green candles.

The place setting; Starts with our Marshalls light green place mats ( decided I wanted to see the wood of the table top), some vintage embroidered cream napkins, cream porcelain napkin rings a friend of my mother's made me, Queens Hookers Fruit patterned dinner plates because of their green patterned border edge, then covered that plate up with my Bunny cream and green toile salad plates, Gold banded Biltmore crystal wine glasses and a newer set of Green water goblets that were a thrift store find and used my green pearl handled flatware.
Topped it all of with cream and green egg cups to serve Easter eggs in.

The bunny is hiding out below the pretty tulips.

A full room view.

I love the pretty cut out and embroidered detail on these napkins I found, which were
a thrift store find last year.

I think we are ready for a fine Easter dinner at this pretty table!
May God Bless you and yours this Easter!

And just for fun this week another sort of table scape....
a little time for tea in the bedroom.
I love our master bedroom, it is a good escape and relax place for me.
Sometimes when Ron is gone or I have some alone time, I snuggle up in here for a whole day.
Do what I like; read, watch movies, have a ME day!
Sometimes I do it with a spot of tea.....

This time I happened to set it for Tea for Two but often it is just for me, myself and I
to enjoy.
A couple of my French milk glass pieces got used for the faux candle ( fire safety here) and to serve up the goodies in.
I started with some Rozanna mugs that sweet
gave to me.
They are pale blue with brown designs on white.
Set them on a vintage gold mirrored tray I have.
I used my gold tea spoons too and our wedding napkins.

I have several lights I can dim in this room to make it rather romantic or cozy!
We are loving our chocolate brown walls, very warm!

The milk glass candle stick and compote are both Portieux French milk glass pieces.
I am still trying to find a mate for the candlestick, found this one alone at an antique shop years ago and it is rather rare to find.
It actually has in catalogs a milk glass hurricane piece that sets down in it on the top, this didn't come with that part but still a great piece to find. Is rare!

And you can never have to many pretty pillows in my estimation!

And if you need to clear the bed of the dishes there is always a pretty little bedroom
bench to put things on.

I think it is the perfect setting for a Queen in her own Castle, don't you?
Enjoy, remember to take a little time now and then, for you!


Denise said...

I love it all!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty! Really like the vignette on the buffet and table centerpiece. Great job!

santamaker said...

So elegant. You have great taste!

Myrna said...

Ooooh we got a two-fer for Tablescape Thursday!! :-)
Love your family table..love the browns and greens and cozyness you put together.
AND the darling little 'private' tea!Oooh! So inviting to pause in refresh and refect...Just lovely!!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Mimi said...

Stunning table, love that china. Your centerpiece is gorgeous...everything about the table is.
Happy Easter, Linda!

Nancy's Notes said...

Lovely!! I love your awesome vignette on the buffet and all of your china pieces are beautiful!

Allie and Pattie said...

I love your botanical table- those mossy bunnies are fabulous. I, too, love my bedroom as a retreat. Wish I had more time to spend there!
xoxo pattie

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful, Beautiful~ Have a Blessed Easter

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I absolutely adore your greenery for this tablescape and the tulips are gorgeous! Your tiny tea tablescape in the bedroom is amazingly lovely, too!

Happy Easter,

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

What a beautiful table scape. It is so very elegant and exquisite. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing. Lia

Johanna said...

I like that look of green and white. Very exclusive tablescape.

Wish you a happy Easter.