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Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Table Setting

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Believe it or not, the table in my breakfast room really has looked like this for over a week. I'm not quite sure why.  I took photos last weekend and we've been eating meals and doing homework on the kitchen island ever since...much to the chagrin of  my youngest. I have enjoyed looking at it as I've stood at the counter each morning for the last five days eating my yogurt.



As of this afternoon, however, I'm going to "undress" it for a a couple of weeks. First of all, I think that every now and then, it's nice to sit on a real chair for dinner. Second, the daffodils and hyacinths in the basket will need to be replaced by then and last, I'd never allow anyone to eat off of plates that have been sitting out for a month...um...yeah...  NO!  and, as an aside.... YUCK!


With that said, the table will actually look like this on Easter morning for breakfast...without the candy...                                      

                                                                         maybe.


We eat Easter dinner in the dining room where there's more space because I'm usually lucky enough to have my extended family here for the day.   As you may have guessed, I'm still working on that table.


If you've been following along, you've watched me make most of what's on this table over the course of the last two weeks. The table runner, the candy carrots, the bunny treat jars and the bunny folded napkins  are all from prior posts.  If you follow on Facebook, you know that the basket was a plain chip basket that I spray painted white and then added the polka dot ribbon.


The plates are my every day white ironstone topped with smaller Spode, "English Floral" salad plates which were purchased many years ago.  The floral is still a favorite for spring and early summer breakfast, brunch and tea...you'll probably see it again in a month or so for my Mother's day table.


The glassware originally belonged to my Grandmother. My brother has been adding to my collection over the last several years.  The rainbow of colors is still as fascinating to me today as it was when I was nine years old sitting at my Grandmother's table, polishing silver and drinking Strawberry Crush out of it.


The candle stick holders are mix and match plain glass and some hobnail milk glass from a collection that was my mother in law's. The stainless is our every day stuff which probably should be replaced but it's not a priority. The bunny was a thrift store find.  I sewed the polka dot napkins from 100% cotton fabric that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.


That's all there is to it. Tablescaping with things that I made or already had. It's my favorite thing to do!

If all goes well, I'll be sharing the dining room with you next week. If not, there's a very real possibility that we'll be eating on plain white paper plates with white paper napkins folded in rectangles under the forks....


For those of you who aren't laughing right out loud right now because you know me better than that...

I'm KIDDING!

xo,
Kimberly