Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Little Easter Table

The Little Easter Table

This cute little table, was so sweet, but sadly it was so hot and sunny, that the sun washed out all the colours in the photo. Now I'm not complaining, no sir'rey! I love the sun and at this time of year I am just over the moon that we are still getting so much heat.
However, it did mean that my colour scheme is not shown off to it's best advantage. Never mind..onwards and upwards.
This whole table was inspired by the little table top cloth that I found hiding in the depths of the linen basket at the local salvation army shop. It came with four napkins. I must admit, I hadn't realised that it had little easter eggs on it untill I had decided that I wanted to use it because of the sweet little bunnies. I loved the contrasting colours of red and pale blue. I knew it was a colour scheme I could work with.
Isn't he just adorable?
I used my small set of floral crockery with the gold trim. It is a set for four people and I thought it would work a rather well here. I decided to use the Amber glassware too. I knew it would go with the gold base of the table cloth and the Venician glass footed compote dish would be a wonderful foyle for the chicks and eggs sitting snugly on their nest.

Don't forget absolutely everything (excluding the cutlery) is from thrift stores!
I wanted to add some more of the colours in the cloth to the table so I decided to buy some red easter eggs and customise them with some matching ribbon. To be honest it is hard to see how well they went due to all that glorious sunlight stripping all colour from the table.

Look at all those shadows...whoo hoo!!
I placed the eggs in some Amber glass sundae dishes which I was lucky to get a few years ago (nine no less). They sat there very snugly.
Again I know it is hard to see, but the ribbon that flows from the Easter bunny is a gorgeous shade of pale blue So I used napkins of that colour and placed them as you can see.


I wanted this table to be uncluttered and simple. Not something I am generally very good at. However, in real life it looked lovely. I am very pleased! 
It shows how something that one would often walk past in a thirift-shop can have its day and look very stylish. Anyone who has read any of my earlier posts will know that I have grown very fond of Amber glass. I love the way it sparkles in the right light and is so rich.

(I will let you into a funny secret! While laying this table it involved me going in and out the dinning room a lot. It was so bright out there that everytime I came back in for anything I had to wait untill my "sun blindness" had subsided. ha ha. It took me twice as long as usual to lay a table with only half of the components of my usual table that are stuffed with bits and pieces.)    

I will be linking with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

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12 comments:

  1. What a darling table, and that cloth! It's the cutest!

    Love how you tied bows on the eggs in the compotes. You have inspired me to get my Easter table together. I did a spring one with ducks, but I really want to pull out the Easter goodies and do something fun!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. I just love your Easter table and those amber glasses! This is beautiful.

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  3. This is beautiful! I love that tablecloth. The little pop of red is an unexpected color for spring -- but it all comes together so well. This is just delightful!

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  4. The table is wonderful! But, oh how I LOVE your linen find! That table cover is so pretty and so vintagey looking! Love, love, love it!

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  5. Your table is beautiful and I love that cute topper-enjoy:@)

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  6. What a darling table! That table topper is wonderful and really served as great inspiration for a pretty Easter table!

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  7. Hi Jo, thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog, what a beautiful Easter table, I love your lineen find so darling.
    It was nice meeting you....
    XO
    Isora

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  8. Hi Jo, Your table is lovely. The pics are not too washed out. Love the sun. It's usually too dark here to take photos. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Julie

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  9. I would have snatched that topper up myself. Those bunnies are wonderful. Your colors to accompany it are perfect.. sorry about Mikasa's shipping policy, it's out of my control.

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Tablescape sweet lady look Beautiful. I also have a Addicted for collecting lovely Toppers and China for my Tablescapes from Ebay ~~~ Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescapes.
    I hope you have a Great Week~~~
    XXOO
    Diane

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  11. I did see your tablescape on Thursday but could not leave a comment! Your blog would not let me. Your tablescape is so pretty! You did a great job. Thank you for visiting me and joining my blog. I do love dishes and can buy and buy and buy! I am a Goodwill, Salvation Army, Garage Sale lover...I think it saves me from spending a fortune.
    I have only lived in Houston since December 22 of 2010 so I am settling in. I am finally getting my upstairs bedrooms in order. I will post some pictures when I can.
    I too am busy....life does happen! Have a beautiful day!
    Glad to meet you and stop by often...
    Blessings My New Friend,

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  12. Your Easter cloth is a little jewel. I love the touches of red, blue, and amber that grace your table. When we were first married, many years ago, I had a wonderful set of amber crystal. At some point I tired of it and gave it away...DUH! What was I thinking. Now I'm constantly looking for a set that I want to add...haven't found what I want, yet; but I'm pretty persistent. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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