16 April, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Easter

I'm back after being to busy to post. I work for an accounting firm and this past week has been very hectic. Now that the craziness is over, I can get back to my blog. Sorry if I haven't been keeping up with what all you have been doing.

I want to thank Susan from Between Naps on the porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. I'm sharing my table set for Easter. Check out her site to see other tablescapes.


I wanted a pink tablecloth. On Saturday, I found one at Bed Bath and Beyond. However, they were picked over and didn't have any left in the size I needed, only very large sizes. They also had matching napkins. Then a light bulb went off. I purchased the very large size. I plan to cut the length down and use the extra fabric as napkins. As you can see, I haven't gotten around to that yet. I used my white napkins edged in eyelet lace and inserted them in assorted napkin rings.
I used the china I inherited it from my aunt. It it Franciscan ware, the pattern is Dessert Rose. I love the pink dogwood flowers. It really says spring.
I just purchased my first chargers from Wegman's supermarket for 97 cents each. They were an ugly blackish, brownish-red. A can of white spray paint took care of that.

I don't know what pattern the goblets are. I've had them for decades. The flatware is my everyday Oneida 18/8 that wears like iron and still looks great. I purchased it with a gift certificate my women's club friends gave me for a wedding gift.
I got the bunny planter at the thrift store last week. I spray painted him white, too. I added some paper straw and a votive cup with M&Ms that look like eggs.

Target bird salt & pepper shakers, and another little bunny added to the decorations.
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My DH surprised me with flowers. I put them in an antique milk pitcher that's been in my family as long as I can remember. I showed you the thrift store candlesticks I purchased and spray painted in another post before. So all I needed was a couple of pretty pink candles to complete the tablescape.

21 comments:

Becky K. said...

Very beautiful!

Glad you survived the rush!

It can be so crazy this time of the year.

Martha said...

Love the pink and white. It's April 16 -- NOW you can breathe!

Smilingsal said...

You've got a good idea to make a set of napkins out of that extra yardage.

Domestic Designer said...

Your tablescape is lovely! Don't you just love spray paint! Have a great day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely tablescape, Karen! One of my best friends growing up had this china. Or her family did. It really sets a pretty table. Love your pink cloth with it.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Painter's Place said...

I love your table setting. Pink is my favorite color.

Janie's World said...

I love your pink table! Your idea of making napkins with the extra tablecloth length is fabulous! The desert rose china is so pretty! It reminds me of my childhood. I love how you turned your ugly duckling chargers into beautiful swans by painting them white.

honeysuckle said...

I adore Franciscan Dogwood china. Your pink table looks so springy and fresh. I love that you spray painted some of the items on your table. And the mention of Wegman's brought back fond memories when we lived in Syracuse, NY. I loved that store! Thanks for sharing.

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Karen ...

I love your Desert Rose dishes on the white chargers ... and your pink tablecloth and white accessories are just perfect.

Thank you for your note about my Queen Anne's Lace post. That was interesting about your grandmother putting them in a vase with food coloring. I'll have to try that.

Take care, and get some rest now that your busy season is over.

Ashley ~ said...

I LOVE the dishes*! My grandmother had some just exactly like that and as soon as I saw yours it gave me happy memories*! (((HUGS)))

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Karen, Lovely Easter tablescape you little Painting Artist you! ;) You did a great job and I'd never known you sprayed that charger., it looks very chic! ;) I love the little bunny from the thrift store! You're so creative! That pink tablecloth is really nice, I need to find one of those too. Pink is addictive! ;) ~CC Catherine

Kathy said...

HI Karen, Thanks for the nice comments you made at my blog. I love your table setting. Desert Rose has always been one of my favorites. I am adding you to my followings. Give Caesar a hug for me.

Amy said...

I just love pink so you know I love your tablescape. The colors are so soft and spring like. Very nice job indeed! :) Amy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have always liked the Dessert Rose china. You have created a beautiful Easter table, the bunnies are darling. Good idea to make napkins from the oversized tablecloth. Also good idea to paint the chargers and little rabbit.

I hope to get back to TT again this coming week.

Katherine

marty39 said...

I love your tablescape. You were so creative by spray painting the items. I love spray paint and just about spray everything. lol What a great idea also about the tablecloth and making napkins. Everything just looks gorgeous. Thanks also for stopping by my Linen post. Just to let you know, Horchow doesn't have any stores, they're just online. They do have wonderful things and their sales are just fabulous. If you need linens of any kind, now is the time, they have some gorgeous ones. Just go to www.Horchow.com and it's a feast for the eyes. Thanks again for sharing all your wonderful creativity. Hugs, Marty

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Karen,
I am tickled pink, you have the same dishes that I have , I love them and have plans to do a post on them next week.You are so blessed to have some of the older Desert Rose. as they are now making them in China and the quality is not the same and too that they belonged to someone special is awesome. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for stopping by for a visit, I too was off this week, and I sure did miss everyone.
Blessings,
Sue

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Beautiful table...my aunt had those dishes when I was growing up...they are a classic and very pretty on the chargers...and I love that table cloth....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your Easter table was so pretty! I love that you spray painted that bunny. Spray paint is my BFF! Those bunny napkin rings are so cute too!

Manuela

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, trying to catch up.

Your table is lovely!!!!

Barb

xinex said...

What a lovely spring time tablescape! Great idea on the extra table cloth material....Christine

Kay said...

I have been looking for white chargers that I can afford forever.... I never thought about painting some..... hmmmm, what a wonderful idea.... Your table looks great!