Friday, April 14, 2017

Tips for a beautiful Easter table, and the Pink Linen arrives

My Easter table is always a fun one for me, as I have lots of pastels
in my decor, which just goes with this holiday.  I wanted to share a few
 of my easy tips to creating a special looking table for your guests.
 Easy is the way to go, in my book, and this couldn't have been easier.
I used two colors for the setting, purple and blue.  The purple from my 
transferware dishes and the blue from my wine glasses.  Pick one or two
colors from your china cabinet and set the table on a white cloth.
Then take a soup tureen or a cache pot (decorative flower container) and
add pansies still in their six packs from the garden store in a color that goes
with your dishes or glassware.  Simply cut apart the six pack with kitchen scissors and
 place as many of the plastic encased pansies as you can.  Above you can see
some of the containers are empty, and that is because I used some outside in containers.
I bought enough to use for indoors and after Easter I will put them all outside.
A majolica pedestal bowl that matches my blue opaline stemware would be perfect
for the centerpiece, but many other types of bowl and pots could work as well.
 I found it antiquing for about $12 and I LOVE it!!
 Add some Easter grass from the supermarket as a cushion and filler in the bottom of the 
container.   It makes an instant Easter centerpiece and is very charming.  
Imagine this in a white bowl or soup tureen, choosing pansy colors that work
 with your tableware.  Then to make it a little more fun, 
I added little candy cups around the flower bowl.
 These little paper cups come in all kinds of colors and patterns.  
I found them at HomeGoods and they are so adorable and festive.
 Candies from packages or plastic tubs from the grocery store were used to fill the tiny cups. The blue striped cups looked best, and I will save the pink cups for an upcoming baby shower. These cup packages sell for $2 to $4, and they add a festive note.  You could fill them with pudding or mousse or tiramisu for a desert course at the end of the meal.
 Tiny golden bunnies bring to mind the tradition of Easter chocolate rabbits 
as the most popular thing a child would want to find in the Easter basket. 
 Use what you have, and build a table around your colors. 
 If you have darker colors, then perhaps adding a pink or pastel colored napkin
 on top of the plate will give you a nice result.
Many of you know I am an active collector of purple transferware.  
 One thing I had yet to find was egg cups in purple.  I finally found a pair, and so they 
will make their debut on the table holding Lindt chocolate carrot sticks.
 The table is all set, which leaves me to focus on the cooking part. 
 See something in the mirror?  The bolt of pink fabric....
Yup, its the pink linen I ordered online, and it soon will be made into
draperies for the dining room.  Its a beautiful soft pink, and it will 
be curtains for the spring and summer months.  So fun!
 Sunshine is prevailing this Easter Sunday, and so are warm temps!! 
We will be out in the courtyard for sure!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

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  1. OH Amy the pink linen is divine! Happy Easter to you and yours.

    1. Thank you Gay! Happy Easter weekend to you as well.

  2. Good luck to you with making your drapes. Please do tell us how you do it. I recently did a bunch of drapes and am SO glad that's over. It is so hard to measure exactly, when everything is so, so high up. One set came out perfectly. I couldn't believe it. Another set was too long (no problem, the ceilings are incredibly high--14'--and we had plenty of space to raise the curtain rod), and one set was barely long enough. Sigh. I do not enjoy sewing, though I can do it. I hope it isn't such a slog for you.

    1. Since I was formerly in the decorating business and making window treatments was how I began, I eventually had a wholesale workroom that I used to make all of my draperies. So I will likely send them out to be made. But I used to do everything myself, and its not easy without a large table for fabricating long panels to get them even.

  3. That looks gorgeous, Amy, and I am sure the pictures don't begin to do it justice. Your dishes and colors are absolutely perfect for Easter & Spring! Those curtains are going to be just perfect in there! xo Diana

  4. Hi Amy, Your Easter table setting is so beautiful! I love how well it all works with your purple transfer ware. I'm also in love with that fabric and I know your curtains will be so pretty. Can't wait to see.


    1. Thanks Sissie, sometimes pink is so refreshing! I am excited for a change.

  5. Absolutely beautiful...happy Easter!

  6. Beautiful table! You always inspire me with your creativity. Happy Easter!

  7. Lovely and elegant. Have a Blessed Easter.

  8. The table is simply stunning with the blue and the purple transferware. Love the pansies in the tureen! Really brings the feel of the outdoors in! Love the fabric. The room is gong to look amazing. A very long time ago when I did a lot of sewing I used the ping pong table that went over the pool table when sewing drapery panels. Happy Easter !!!!

  9. Gorgeous! You are so inspiring!!! If you are ever in CT, you should stop by our shop, Maison St. Germain. We have a website and facebook if you'd like to check us out. 😊


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