Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Variations on a Spring Tablescape
For this week's Tablescape Thursday, I started with the basic St. Patrick's Day theme, which has been there for a while, and did a little design math: subtracting/adding. Each day, I changed the tablescape a little.
The moss-lined tray was used in a BIRD THEMED Tablescape Thursday. I removed the birds, kept the eggs and moss, and added peepers and tulips.
Evenings can be quite dramatic on the farm. I've always loved "the gloaming."
My friend JULIE gave me this gorgeous, green rabbit (below). I moved the tulips and used the bunny as the centerpiece.
The white "Gibson" dishes are from Big Lots; the chargers can be found at Horchow.
The egg plates weren't bought together; I love how they're different sizes and don't match.
The gold egg...
Pink and yellow egg...
Green and purple egg...
Royal blue egg
What an adorable bunny!
The smaller bunnies are made by Bethany Lowe. She also designed the bird-themed Tweet & Chirp dishes that were used in a previous Tablescape Thursday, when I was longing for spring).
Linda (Mom of a German Shorthair) sent me this gorgeous Majolica bunny. He hops all over the house.
A cute, green bowl I found at Big Lots.
Now, we're back to the tulips.
Dr. Gollum and Bandwith have gotten acclimated to Tablescape Thursday; they are specially suspicious when the camera is near a plate. They've done the gentlemanly thing--they've been eating at the kitchen bar this week, which can be seen in the background. Now that the tinkering is over, we're sitting down to a family meal, complete with the Lindt chocolate bunnies.
The napkins were a gift from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Aren't they gorgeous!
I posted early, because I'm about to get lost in the tulips for a few days.
Tablescape Thursday is like sitting down with a design magazine that's devoted to Dishaholics. To peruse other tablescapes, check out Between Naps on the Porch for Susan's Tablescape Thursday.
"Gibson" dinnerplates, Big Lots
Egg plates: "Gold Egg," Centurion Collection; yellow/pink egg "Email de Limoges" by I.Godinger; green/lilac egg "Email de Limoges" by I. Godinger; royal blue egg by Muirfield.
Vintage napkins : Debbie, Confessions of a Plate Addict blogspot
Plastic lettuce placemats, antique mall
Green bunny pot and caged peeps, Big Lots
Yellow daffodil bowls/plates -- Horchow
Chargers -- Horchow
White Rabbit cookie jar-- Mikasa
Large rabbit centerpiece, Raz Imports
Smaller rabbits with baskets--Bethany Lowe Designs
Swirled, luncheon-sized plates--Myott "Olde Chelsea," Staffordshire
Green Depression glassware -- My pantry
Green napkins -- DII for the Home (Design Imports)
Lindt chocolate bunnies -- Publix
A reminder about "Foodie Friday" ... No theme this Friday, April 3rd. Just food, glorious food. The same rules apply: No Rules. Mr.Linky should be online around 8 PM central, Thursday night (a bit early because I always shudder when I add the 2-column Linky winky code--and usually do something wrong).