Thursday, March 26, 2009
Easter Tablescape Take 1
My table is set, so you know what that means, it's time to eat!!! No silly, it's time for Tablescape Thursday. First we show off, then we eat. Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see her fabulous tablescape and to find all the other dish addicts, I mean tablescapers. There are some real creative folk out there in blogland, and some regular folk like me as well. You will ooh and ahh and then you will want to go out & buy some dishes so you can join in on all the fun. So come on, I know you want to.
Since Easter is just a couple of weeks away, I thought I would do an Easter table. This is my first take. Next week I'll probably have a completely different version. But isn't that the fun of tablescaping, changing it up?
So here is my table for this week. The lace tablecloth came from Walmart on clearance. I got it for $5.00.
For some reason I am really into green for the past year or so. So soothing & earthy. For some reason the coloring in the photos seems more yellow than in actuality. I guess it's my lighting. I need to take photos during the daylight. But alas, I must work during the day to pay the mortgage. I need to try & do this on the weekend instead of 11:30pm on Wednesday night.
My white plates are JC Penney Home Collection. Don't know the pattern. They are white in person, but look cream in the photo. The green bunny plates are Bordallo as well as the small cabbage plates. My silverware is Oneida and I think the pattern is Michaelangelo. Not postive though. I need to get more forks, I'm down to 5 & I used to have 12. I think the kids (well they are technically adults now) are accidentally throwing them away. Either that or I have a poltergeist.
My foil bunnies came from TJ Maxx. Aren't they the cutest?
My centerpiece is a old silver candelabra that I painted white & then distressed. I added the crystal swags & prisms. I then placed green candles from the 99 cent only store. I surrounded the candelabra with a spring wreath I got from Michael's last year with a 50% off coupon. I love how it has hydrangeas & artichokes. Great combo.
The napkins I just got from a recent win on ebay. I got a really good deal on them & a small matching tablecloth. I used them in this place setting to give a little pink color.
The small pink, green & ivory bunnies on the cabbage plates came from Target this season. I just wish they would have had 4 different bunnies. But when I got them, they were the last 3. So not sure if there was a 4th one.
This little bunny box I found in my Easter stash. I have had it quite awhile, so not sure where it came from. I used it on the 4th cabbage plate.
A closeup of my Bordallo bunny plate. I got mine at Ross this year. I also saw them in yellow, but I'm not a big yellow fan, I liked the green better.
Here is a close up of the JC Penney plate. I really liked the look of these plates when I purchased them on clearance, but hate to eat off of them as they are so flat. I mostly use them as chargers, or they sit in my cupboard looking pretty. Hence, no chips, dings or scratches. I can't show you my real everyday dishes as they are all banged up & are crazing now because of age & the dishwasher.
My crystal goblets are a thrift store find. I am more of a plate addict than a goblet or silverware addict. We don't drink wine or champagne so I only use these glasses for water. And the champagne flutes I do have are used for sparkling cider for special occasions. I can't use my everyday glasses as I no longer have 4 that match. Seems my poltergeist likes glasses as well as forks as both seem to disappear.
And one final look at my table.
I'm really having fun doing these tablescapes, it's just real hard for me. I get an idea in my head, but then it doesn't end up looking as fabulous as it does in my mind. Does anyone else have this problem? I know a lot of you don't as your tablescapes are such fabulous creations. I strive to be you! I'll just keep watching & trying. Isn't that how you get good at something, you must practice, practice, practice. My mom would never believe I am practicing something. I usually give something up if I have to practice. I need to learn to take better photos. Maybe my son will let me borrow his Canon Rebel, I'll bet then my tablescapes will look fabulous!! Who am I kidding, well at least maybe the photos would look better.
Well I better waddle off to bed since it is after 12:30 in the morning & I have to get up in 6 hours to go to work. But I'd much rather stay here with you & look at tablescapes. I guess it will have to wait until tomorrow (which is now today). Until then, good night.
And don't forget to leave me a comment. Tell me how fabulous my tablescape is, lol. Or you can give me any suggestions you might have on how I can make my tablescape better. But be gentle, you wouldn't want me to get depressed, that wouldn't be any fun. And you wouldn't want me to quit practicing, you know you'd miss me. Wink, wink!