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