Blues and Branches: A Spring Tablescape
April 2, 2010
I love Easter ! I love little girls running around in their frilly pastel Easter dresses on the church lawn hunting for treats, and little boys in seersucker shorts and argyle vests. I love Easter candy, and chocolate bunnies, and grilled lamp chops for dinner, and everything spring ! I love Easter brunch too – a chance to sit down after church services and spend a lovely meal with family and friends.
I set a table this year in a blue and white theme, complete with branches, butterflies, some feathery friends, and various shades of blue.
The vase I’ve had for awhile, it’s from Pier One, I move it around everywhere. It was less than $20, and I just love the aqua colored glass and shape.
The place settings are a silver charger and plain white plate. Robins egg blue napkins from Target.
The center accent plates are turn of the century vintage plates found at a local antique store.
I made those little nests by cutting these balls made from grapevines in half.
Then I filled them with Jordan almond ‘eggs’ – you can find these in any wedding aisle at the craft store.
I love vintage champagne glasses too. My hub bought these for me last year at the antique fair when I wasn’t looking then gave them to me as a present. That guy knows me well, so sweet ! I love the traditional shape and etched glass – these are just perfect for mimosas !
Speckled candy eggs under glass.
The tablecloth I made from some inexpensive linen I found at a fabric shop – it has a floral and butterfly pattern.
This large margarita glass I found at a thrift store last year. I filled it with shredded brown cardstock for the ‘grass’ and some colored eggs.
How cute are these little egg baskets? They were totally free, no kidding.
I simply spray painted some plain plastic strawberry baskets I picked up from the farmer’s market with the same leftover paint designed for plastic I used on these urns. Then I wove 5/8 teal ribbon through them and used the same shredded cardstock to form the bedding. Yummy chocolate eggs !
My Easter table is incomplete without colored M&Ms from the local specialty candy shop. I’m having serious problems not devouring every one !
Those paper mache eggs in the background I created last week with a little help from my kindergartener.
This Noritake fine china sugar and creamer set was the inspiration for the whole table – I found these for $10 for the set at – you guessed it – a thrift store. Total steal !
White roses, hydrangea and hyacinth smell divine –all from the local Trader Joes.
Manzanita branches form the centerpiece. These branches were given to me by a friend who knows my passion for anything botanical, especially branches! I attached little glittery white butterflies for a whimsical touch.
Yes, Easter is a very special and joyful day for us. We plan on having brunch after church, then bringing dinner to 100 year old Grandma Verna ! What are your plans ?
Peace be with you, and have a lovely Easter weekend !
***Linking up to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch ***