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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Celebration: Tablescape Thursday

This is my first time participating in BNOTP's Tablescape Thursday.  Since it's an Easter celebration and I just happened to take pics of our table this past Sunday, I decided to join in the fun. 
I used a vintage white square tablecloth layered with another square cloth in a springy plaid.  A vintage white cotton runner with crochet edging finishes the look.  Dishes are Garden Delight by PTS International Interiors.
(oops...I realized that I didn't take pics of the table with flowers in the mini vases).
Here's one of the vases filled, however I used yellow daisies for Sunday's dinner.
The centerpiece was a grouping of various items that I had around the house and a few wooden eggs that i painted a springy robin's egg blue.  The cloth eggs I had tucked away in with my Easter decor and updated them a bit with some tea dyed staining to make them look old.
I love texture so i've mixed it up a bit with the centerpiece.  The wire basket with vintage croquet ball, fabric & wood eggs, the woven orb alongside the ceramic lettered orb are a few yummy additions.

Here's a mini tute for the salt shaker vases that i embellished with string & paper:
 Items needed:
  • various salt shakers w/tops removed
  • string
  • double-sided tape (a small piece on backside to adhere to glass shaker)
  • cardstock run through printer on business card setting-punch holes on each side                (don't cut out the tags but rip them for an imperfect look)
Add water & flowers and your good to go...i did manage to remember to take a pic after dinner of the vase by itself

And I saw this idea on another blog that I thought was a cute way to add to my table display.  For more information hop on over to Under The Table and Dreaming for a free download & directions. 
It really helped me keep on track with dinner so i didn't forget anything!

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and friends.


  1. very creative. Love the robin egg blue color you used..


  2. judi, i love the little jars you did! i am planning to have a tea party for my 3 yr old and her friends, so i will have to snag that idea! so cute!

  3. Welcome to tablescaping! Your first table is beautiful! Those dishes are wonderful, and the little vases with flowers are a charming addition. LOVE the interesting centerpiece -- so many things to examine!

  4. Lovely table. The butterfly dishes are adorable.

  5. thank you all!
    the dishes i've had for many years but one reason i adored them was the little ladybug that sits on the handle of each mug. the other was the sayings that encircle each plate. (click on pics to enlarge)

  6. I like the printed menu. Thanks for the link.

  7. Lovely table, Judi! Your little bottles are adorable and I just love the spring colors of the plaid tablecloth! The menu idea is really charming!

  8. How cute and fun! Love your little bottles as vases.

  9. very spring time refreshing with a comfortable elegance... Love the dishes and the sweet touch of the tiny bottle vases with bright flowers, awesome setting! Lezlee

  10. Hey Judi! I love this tablescape and the jars!! What a nice touch. Thanks for the suggestion about the fabric on the lamp shade...I'm thinking of scripting some french words on it?? I don't know, I have more to do than I can plan! -shaunna :)

  11. So glad you linked this, too, you already know I love it and it is perfect for my prior lives party with all the repurposing you did.



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