Hi, Friends! Happy Thursday to ya! How’s that whole Daylight Savings Time thing going? I sort of feel like I’ve been “off” since the time change deal last weekend. Things are in full swing around our house and it’s been busy~ good busy, but busy nonetheless. My middle son has lacrosse practice every day and games every week, sometimes 2 with all the crazy weather we had a few weeks ago and trying to play some makeup games. And probably the biggest thing that’s happened to us is that my husband starts a new job in a few weeks after being with the same company for almost 15+ years! I have a few exciting things going on in the blogging arena that I’ll share soon, and have also been working with a client on a project. And my college son will be home Friday for Spring Break! Whew. Catching my breath but also realizing all of these things are good things and we are grateful for all of these blessings!
After all of the rain/ice/snow and days we missed from school, I have been so ready for Spring. I know most of the country feels the same way, seeing the posts on Instagram and other social media sites. After my kids had been out of school on and off for 2 weeks, the first nice day we had, I high-tailed it to the Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma outlets for some Spring inspiration! I found these pretty rabbit napkins at Pottery Barn, and started planning my Easter table around them.
I had gotten a tone on tone cream/beige linen tablecloth for my Dad’s birthday dinner last month and used that as the base for the table setting. Then I used 10″ grapevine wreaths as the “placemat” to give each setting the look of a birds nest, keeping with an overall Spring theme. I have mixed pieces of Bordallo Pinheiro ( the green cabbage plates made in Portugal you find at many home decor stores) and Ceramica Due Torri Italian lettuce plates that I used with my Mikasa English Countryside dinnerware for this Easter table setting. Also at each place setting, I used the Gorham Lady Anne Gold Crystal iced tea glassses and Golden Kenwood by Oneida flatware we got years ago with our wedding china.
I used this pair of sweet bunnies that I bought when we lived in Charlotte, North Carolina 15 years ago as the centerpiece, added some moss to some little blue and white bowls I bought while thrifting a few months ago, and picked up a few bundles of pink tulips at the grocery store. I’m not sure why, but I always choose pink, purple, or white flowers, and have almost never used yellow or red. Go figure. Color has many interesting effects on our moods and from our experiences, I’ve learned from my color studies and from working with clients.
I added some candy almond eggs in pastel colors to a birds nest and scattered them across the tabletop (and ate many in the process! lol) The silver candlesticks and small footed silver bowl are some other antique or thrift store finds I found several years ago.
I only have 4 of the salad size lettuce/cabbage plates, so I used 2 at the both ends of the table and 4 of the Italian lettuce plates to give it a mismatched but complimentary look.
My neighbor and friend, Cindy, and I went shopping Friday and she bought this vintage hare grain sack pillow, but it didn’t work where she had intended, so I gladly helped a sister out and took it off her hands! I love it next to the tan and white checked Ballard Designs curtains.
Easter Place Settings with Mikasa English Countryside Soup Bowls
I tried different pieces at each place setting to see which look I liked best. Here’s another idea, depending on your Easter lunch menu.
Easter Place Settings with Cabbage Bordallo Pinheiro Bowls & Cream Ballard Designs Bowls
Like the cabbage salad plates, I only have 4 of the cabbage bowls, so I mixed complimentary pieces for this setting. ( green on cream and cream on green~ it’s a good way to use the pieces you want even if you don’t have enough for a full table setting )
It’s really a very neutral Easter table setting that can be changed easily for Spring into Summer. Add some different napkins, replace the rabbits with a bird cage centerpiece or shells for Summer, use hydrangeas in place of the tulips, etc. I find that layering the table keeps it interesting and beautiful, and using neutral linens gives you alot of options with whatever dishes you choose.
Join me Friday for “My Favorite Space In My Home” post as part of the #loveyourhome series. I’m joining with some other bloggers on Porch!
Thanks for visiting today! Til next time….xoxo