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. 

cg easter table

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. 

cg table setting 2

The place settings are a silver charger and plain white plate.  Robins egg blue napkins from Target. 

place setting 3

The center accent plates are turn of the century vintage plates found at a local antique store. 

place setting

 

nest on antique plate

I made those little nests by cutting these balls made from grapevines in half. 

nests

Then I filled them with Jordan almond ‘eggs’ – you can find these in any wedding aisle at the craft store.

nest on vintage plate

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 !

vintage glass with flowers

 

Speckled candy eggs under glass. 

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. 

linen tablecloth

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. 

dyed eggs

 

How cute are these little egg baskets?  They were totally free, no kidding. 

egg basket

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 !

baskets before and after

  

My Easter table is incomplete without colored M&Ms from the local specialty candy shop.  I’m having serious problems not devouring every one !

blue m&ms

 

Those paper mache eggs in the background I created last week with a little help from my kindergartener. 

place setting 2

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 !

sugar and creamer

White roses, hydrangea and hyacinth smell divine –all from the local Trader Joes. 

hydrangeas and roses

 

roses hydrangea hyacinth

 

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. 

cg branches table

 

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 ***

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