Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A PASTEL EASTER TABLESCAPE

If you saw my Easter tablescape a couple of weeks ago, you know that I used red plaid Christmas plates for an Easter tablescape. As I've said before, we have large holiday gatherings, so I have to use more than one table for Easter. I used normal Easter colors on the table I am posting today. (Someone please make a note of that -- I'm talking about write it down -- Laurie did something "normal"!) Does anybody actually write anything down any more? Do we even remember what writing is? Sorry, my mind wandered to a topic that has nothing to do with tablescaping - I guess you can scratch that note about Laurie doing a normal blog post. Another tablescape in my sun room, which I photographed at night, so again, no sun in the sun room and no view out the windows!



I have cocktail napkins with Easter eggs on them. Since I didn't want my guests to have to use that dainty little napkin, but I wanted to use the Easter egg napkins, I combined them with some pastel napkins

As usual, I don't have enough of something to make my table look uniform. I only have four blue napkins, so I had to use pink ones on the place settings at each end of the table. I am using my grandmother's pink salt cellars.


I'm using china that was my mother's. It is Royal Doulton "The Chelsea Rose". I have six place settings of the china, because my mother had 12 place settings and my sister and I divided them. Hey! all my plates on my table match (that's another normal moment in my blogging life!) (Thanks Mother).


Last week, my centerpiece featured flowers coming out of the head of a dog. This week, the same flowers are coming out of the back of a bunny. (I hope they are going to hold up until Sunday). I have no idea why flowers keep sprouting out of animals at my house! The plate under the bunny centerpiece belonged to my grandmother. I've had that handle that is on the plate for years. It clips on to the sides of a plate, and believe me, it has been on a lot of different plates at my house.



There's a bunny gymnastics meet going on under the cake stand.





Be sure to head over to Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch to link up with all of the tablescapes in Blogville. Thank you, Susan, for being such a gracious hostess for Tablescape Thursdays.



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Isn't this one of the coolest awards you've seen? (I know, that's only because we've never seen one that is an air conditioner-- sorry, I couldn't resist being a little lame--okay, maybe a lot lame)! When I first saw this award on someone's blog, I thought it was such a great idea -- I mean, how neat is it to think that your blog has a fan? You can just imagine my shock and my delight when I got an email that said "I'm A Fan of your Site"! I was BLOWN away! (Sorry, I'm really into being lame tonight -- I hope that doesn't make me lose my fan!)


Kathy at Empty Nester, I really was BLOWN away by this very COOL award! Thank you so much for being my fan. I am so honored to receive this from you. If you haven't been to Kathy's blog, you need to go there now. When I received this award from her, I gave it right back to her, because I am a fan of her blog. The rules for this blog are:

1. Leave a comment or an email for your favorite blogger telling them that you are a fan of the site.2. Feel free to copy and paste the award, or you can get the code at Sited and Blogged to present to your blog friend or post on your site when it is awarded to you.3. When you receive more than one fan, put the number of fans you have received under the image.4. The more fans you receive the better! So, what are you waiting for...tell someone you're a fan of their blog...HAVE FUN

I only leave a comment on a blog if I am a fan of that blog, so if I have ever left a comment on your blog, please take this award to your blog. If you already have this award, and I've left a comment on your blog, please add me to the number of fans under the fan award on your blog.



Thank you so much for coming by to visit me today. laurie

62 comments:

Chandy said...

Laurie I'm a fan of your blog, that's why you see me on your tv! Anyway, I love your table, but I want that cakestand! Yum! Please, tell me where you got it!

A well deserved award!

artis1111 said...

The setting is just lovely. Ilove the napkin holders. Kathy

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh Girlfriend...I am one of your biggest fans! I hope that you know that!!! Congratulations on your blog fan award!

Darlin'...I love your pretty pastel Easter tablescape...it's gorgeous!!! Love that pretty tablecloth...I was looking at the pretty pattern on the sides of it...gorgeous!!! And I love your layered napkins...those little cocktail napkins with the eggs on them are darling and they look really pretty with the dinner napkins! Hmmm...trying to think (Oh NO!..hehe!) but I think this is the first time that I've seen your mama's china? Ohhh...I love the pattern on it! So pretty and with the pretty flowers in the center of the plates...so perfect for an Easter tablescape!

Okay...lets talk table centerpiece! Of course, I hope you know that you always just "blow me out of the water" with your centerpieces...they're always so original...unique...and creative! I just love what you do with them! I love the bunny gymnastics going on under the cake plate...that's just too darn cute! Precious!!! Well you've set another beautiful and memorable table, my friend! You're such a creative and talented gal!!!

Sending you and your family my very best wishes and blessing for a wonderful Easter, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

carolinajewel said...

Such a pretty "normal" table! I knew since you made the red plaid work for Easter, pastel colors would be no trouble! Love the napkins and napkin rings especially! :D Jewel

Coloradolady said...

What a pretty table. I love how you did the napkins, so sweet. Have a great Easter weekend!

Domestic Designer said...

Love your table. The napkin rings are so cute!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Laurie...I love this tablescape and I love the idea of mixing and matching!! Your pastel Easter table is beautiful! Clever using the cocktail napkin with the dinner napkin.

I am a writer downer...if I didn't write down things, I would never know what in the world I am supposed to be doing!! J's a writer downer too. He's the official appointment recorder at our house!

I didn't list my table at Susan's this week. I was afraid with all the running and doing again this week, I would not be able to get around to everyone. That's happened a couple times lately. So to assuage my guilt of not getting to all the tablescapes, I didn't list mine!LOL

KBeau said...

That handle that attaches to a plate is the coolest thing. I want one. You and I have the same problem. I have just four of too many things. Hard to set a table for six when you only have four placemats, four napkins, etc. You seem to work it out nicely.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, love your tablescape! You always have the cutest stuff, like the easter egg napkins and napkin rings. I looked everywhere for something cute like that but had no luck. I like that your napkins don't match, makes things more interesting! You did a wonderful job!! Kristen

Deb said...

Hi Laurie! Great! I love the little bunny napkin rings something I'm haveing a hard time finding (that in my price range) LOL!!! Love the cake plate too! Deb

xashee's corner said...

oh how i LOVE your tablescape!! you ALWAYS do such a LOVELY job! and i ADORE your Mother's plates too!! i am DEFINITELY a fan of your site too! :) Thank you so much for sharing! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!! :)

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the sweetness of your whole table.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a darling table!

How do you get ceramic animals that give birth to lovely bunches of flowers? Amazing....

Love the whole setting -- and that china of your mother's ... just stunning.

Thanks for sharing!
Cass

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love the scalloped edges of the plates and using the 2 napkins is very clever. Lovely table.

Ginger said...

Laurie, I love your Easter tablescape. Especially the little bunnies doing gymnastics under the cake plate. Adorable!!
Happy Easter.
Ginger

kimmcl said...

Laurie, your posts are always so much fun to read and always make me chuckle. I'm glad I'm not the only one who talks to myself when I blog! LOL!! Your tablescape rocks! Happy Easter my dear blog friend, and I will take that award and run with it! ~Kim

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Laurie, i'm a fan! Great cakestand. I love cakestands and I am always looking for them! Isn't that funny how some things get to us? Move us? You have a wonderful blog Laurie! Have a blessed Easter!
Debbie

ginny said...

Laurie, I really liked the table setting once again! I am feeling a bit jealous, because I don't think I have the pizzaz or something to pull it all together.
ginny

ann said...

first congrats on the award.isn't kathy just a doll?and such a good friend.
the first thing when you TT came into view.it took my breath.so sweet.this my dear maybe your finest.i love the compote and the eggs and bunny.and the napkins are so feminine and sweet.well done,well done...ann

Marie Anne said...

Very pretty table, normal or not! I love the handle on the plate idea.

Janie's World said...

I love your cute tumbling bunnies!!! The cakestand is so pretty and your blue chargers are so unique! Very pretty table.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, Laurie, your posts always make me laugh...I think you missed your calling as a "stand up tabletop comedien"! You are too funny!
your table is adorable and I just LOVE the acrobatic bunnies!
As for my other bunny...well...not that I think you wouldn't give him a wonderful (normal) home...but he does occupy my table in the breakfast room quite nicely! If I ever tire of him I'll keep your most generous offer in mind!
;-D
Happy Easter!

Congrats on your award...I'm a fan, too...feel my hot air?!

Melissa Miller said...

Laurie you always brighten my day with your sense of humour!
I think your Easter table is just beautiful in Blue. Your rose china is gorgeous and all the bunny gymnasts are quite talented. The flowers are really pretty too.

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter my friend.
~Melissa :)

PS I'm a Fan!!!

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Just little ol' me again! Hehe! Just wanted to come back by after reading your sooo sweet note that you left on my tablescape! Your just the best, Sweetie! Always so sweet and encouraging!!! If I ever need a boost, all I have to do is read a few of your sweet comments! Just wanted to say thank you and that I really appreciate you, Sweetie!

I didn't mention in my last comment here on this post just how much I love your new blog dress! I love your header photo...so pretty, Girlfriend!!! Oh yes, and did I mention that I'm your biggest fan? You know that I love ya...

Chari

Cynthia said...

Laurie,
You're such a hoot! I would love to be in your brain for a day and just see how you come up with all these unique tablescapes! I love that vintage looking tablecloth and the china is so pretty. I love too all the little bunnies hopping all over the place. Happy Easter Again, Cindy

Sherri said...

Hi Laurie, What a cute Easter setting!!
I especially love the tablecloth! Congrats on your award too!
Love your blog:)

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Sweet Laurie, Where do I begin? First., you are the sweetest "normal" person I know in blogland., and I am a huge fan of your "writing", you know that! ;) Next, I love the fact that you do what I do., you work with what you have! So what that the two placesettings on the end have a different color napkin! lol., tell em they're special so they get the accent color! I think we can make "acceptable & fun" excuses for anything on our tablescapes... The more we do that, the more enjoyment and conversation we create with our scapes! I love that plate holder that has been in the family for years., how cool is that! And the bunny., and those posies springing up out of the backs...totally COOL to see how they don't mind at all sharing those buds! ;) I just can't imagine what animal vase you might select for Sunday., gotta chicken? ;))) You are so fun to follow and to read all your cute phrases and I always LOVE your pics! Don't underestimate yourself friend, you have great ideas to share and inspire others! Have a blessed Easter with your friends and family! ~CC Catherine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Miss Laurie...how I've missed you and your blog! I've been on a medical hiatus. Your tablescapes are always so beautifully creative. Not to mention...I'd love to own several items you've showed us.

Congratulations on the award. I too am one of your biggest fans!

Come visit sometime. I have some fun Easter surprises.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Joyce said...

Those little bunnies are so cute. The napkin holders are cute too.
Happy Easter.
Joyce

Shelia said...

Evening, Laurie! No matter how you mix it up, your table is always wonderful! I love those dishes and the different colored napkins look so sweet. Now talk about coveting...I'm spying those pink salt cellars of yours! You really don't want those any more, do you? ;)
Have a blessed Easter my friend and
Be a sweetie,
Shelia:)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

So THAT'S where the bunny gymnastics meet is this year.....

What a lovely tablescape! Wishing you Easter blessings, Laurie☺

ps I'm a fan☺

puddin07 said...

Laurie, you are so funny as usual! I love the tablescape, and how you put everything together! You are so talented, me, not so much! I love the handle on the plate and the little gymnastic meet, so cute! Your Mother's china is so pretty!Love Ya! Connie

Linda said...

Laurie, that is a lovely table...so many cute bunnies! Have a happy Easter! Linda

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Laurie I always enjoy your blog
I think you are the funny one.
I love this new tablescape. I have one partially completed but I'm gonna post it tommorrow anyway.
You always do the funnest things and are such an inspiration to me. Thanks ~Athella

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
YOU ARE MY BIGGEST FAN...YOU ARE LOVED BY EVERYONE.
I LOVE...LOVE...YOUR MOTHER'S PLATES. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE YOUR TABLESCAPE. I JUST LOVE EASTER AND THE LORD AND EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE FOR ME AND THE BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS THAT HAVE COME INTO MY LIFE.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SWEET COMMENTS YOU HAVE LEFT ON MY BLOG AND FOR THE PRAYERS OF NOT ONLY MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND BUT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE YOU PRAY FOR. YOU ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
HUGS
debbie

A Hint of Home said...

Your table looks bright and cheery, all ready for Easter. Your plates and napkins are very pretty.
Happy Easter.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Hi Laurie:
What a darling tablescape! I think my favorite thing is the little pink salt cellars - especially since they were your grandmother's! What can I say, I like the details in things!

Have a Blessed Easter!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Laurie I love your tablescape (and miss your old header)! The napkin rings and buny are so cute!

Manuela

Helen said...

Oh, oh, oh! The cake stand with the bunny and the flowers growing right out of his back ~ my favorite part of your post. Happy Easter. (Now, I have too many cake stands but would LOVE to find one as unique as yours.)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

You are just too cute!!! I love reading your blog. You are so down to earth. I always love your tablescapes. You use things that you love and mean something to you. I like that. I love the gymnastic bunnies!!!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Laurie you're so sweet to come by and check on me! I wish I could tell you I'd been on a lovely trip but alas no...we've all been sick with a stomach flu thingy! I got sick Sunday night and today's the first day I've even come to the computer! First 3 days you couldn't get me out of bed except to run to the...well, you don't need TMI! My oldest had it..we even took him to the hospt. er because he was dehydrated, then I got it and then my husband came down with it! Looks like we're all on the mend now and hope and pray the youngest doesn't get it! Of course he's the one that the minute he got a car the only time we see him is to come home shower and sleep! So he hasn't been around enough to catch it I hope! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter with your family! Your table is precious! as always! Love ya! Lauralu :)

ann said...

now you have 2 fans.come get one from me too.love ya...ann

ceekay said...

Hi Lauri...I am a fan of your blog!! Happy Easter, and where oh where, did you find those cute bunny napkin rings. I have looked everywhere!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL at the bunny gymnastics meet going on under the plate. I literally laughed out loud at that! Happy Easter Laurie. I always love your tablescapes. I don't collect china like it seems so many people do. You would think I did because I am always looking at the stuff on my treasure hunts. Anyway we have big celebrations like you do and it's always served buffet style with paper plates. But I do take great pride in finding the prettiest paper napkins I can. :))) xo Lynn

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Mama said...

Hello Laurie, another beautiful tablescape, I love what you did with your napkins and the centerpiece is perfect with the little bunnies at the bottom and the adorable bunny on top with the sprouting flowers, you are so funny. I love your Doulton Chelsea rose dishes too, Happy Easter, Kathy.

Barb said...

Laurie,
The table is lovely.
Cute little bunny napkin holders.

I'm not sure if you have been by yet, but my 200th post giveaway drawing is the 15th.
Just look for 200th post giveaway in my blog list.

Blessings, and a wonderful Easter to you and your family.

Barbara Jean

Kathleen said...

Laurie, that table is lovely. Your combination works well. Great idea with the little napkins!
Happy Easter, and I am a fan...

Tomarie said...

Laurie,

What a delightful and cute tablescape! I love all the pastels and bunnies! You make every holiday so much fun!
Please stop by and pick up the Scrap Award if you don't already have it so we can get to know a little more about you! :-)
I'm also one of your biggest fans so add me to your collection gf! Love ya!! :-) L~

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

Your table setting is lovely as always! You are hard on yourself for no reason at all. The napkin holders are especially cute :)

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter!
hugs,
rue

xinex said...

Another beautiful tablescape, Laurie! Love the plates and the cake plate! Congrats on the award and Happy Easter!...Christine

Lady Katherine said...

I love the cake stand! The dishes are lovely and the bunny cute as the napkins! Have a Happy Easter!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now if those little bunnies aren't the cutest! I'm sure they're flipping in delight at being on your table!

Charlene said...

I saw your comment on Monica's post about the baby shoe I did for her. I am so glad you liked it. Your tablescape is so cute. Happy Easter.
Charlene
http://myheartsease.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

Laurie, I'm thrilled that you stopped by and thank you for leaving a comment, chickee! Son is coming along fine and I have faith that he will.
xoxo,
Connie

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just read your sweet note...so happy to see you this morning, Sweetie!!! How was your Easter? Did you have family over? We got up real early yesterday morning and traveled up to where Russ' kids live...went to church with them and was able to witness and share in their baptisms...it was truly a glorious day!!!

Thanks so much for your sweet compliments on my little blue bird vignette! Have a wonderful Monday, darlin'!!!
Love ya,
Chari

Martha said...

Your table is lovely -- it does say spring and Easter -- love those little napkins!

Envoy-ette said...

I think every Easter table should have a bunny gymnastics meet! Oh, I can just feel the motion looking at it!

Betty Jo said...

Hi Laurie, The name of your blog grabbed my attention. I'm a bargain hunter too. I saw your link at Pat's Back Porch. Your tablescape is super gorgeous. ♥

Happy To Be said...

Laurie thank you for coming by girl...I hope you had a great Easter with your grand babies..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda/"Mom" said...

***** AS ALWAYS, creatively, beauuuutifully & lovingly done, ma' deah'!!! Hope your family realizes what a wonderful wife/Mom they have, & that your Easter was full of love n' happy, memory- making moments!!!~~~ Love & happy hugs, Linda *****~~~

prof en retraite said...

Hello Laurie!!! I'm catching up after my bloggy break. I love your Easter tablescape...especially those tumbling bunnies...sooo cute! And your new header...a close-up from that wonderful antique plate of yours...LOVE it!! I am definitely a fan of your blog, Ma'am! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!...hugs...Debbie