Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Tablescape


One good thing about being a packrat: I don't have to leave my house to shop for an Easter centerpiece. Sometimes, though, it's like an archaeological dig or looking for treasure without a map, or hints.
I just start excavating and hope Dr. Big doesn't come home in the middle of it.

First, I set up a table for two on the little yellow table.



The brown eggs are fake, but the little white eggs were laid by our guineas.







Etched glassware and eggs go together like

cotton and organdy



The kitchen phone rang, and while I was talking (Big), I rooted around in the cabinets above the phone. I found these vintage glasses.
The four glasses depict illustrations from different parts of the U.S.: North, South, East, West.


In the same cabinet, I found my bee juice glasses.


Last year, I found the hinged egg cups at Big Lots ($2 each).




I made a centerpiece in a small wire basket--just a few pansies with moss tucked around them .







Let's look closer at the pansies ... actually, let's get really close.


It's a small, but wild world in this centerpiece.
I set the larger kitchen table with two more stoneware plates:







I can make the biggest messes, but I do find interesting things. Sometimes.


Dishes, wire basket, and retro "North, South, East, West" glasses (in the green wire caddy) are available at my Etsy Bitsy China Closet.
For more Easter tablescapes, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. See you there.

50 comments:

  1. What a cute table. I just saw a chicken like that today while 'tiquin' in this beautiful weather. The little glass rabbits have to be my favorites as is the big rabbit. The napkin rings are great too!

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  2. Michael, is there nothing that you can't make look incredible?? Love the yellow table
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. Stunning table and photography. Love the little glass bunnies.

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  4. Heavens! You have such an eye for the beautiful...expensive or inexpensive, you make it ALL look like a million dollars. It's all in how you put it together...
    I used to think, "I can't do that.." but after watching you over and over I know, with a good eye in garage sales, Thrift shops, Goodwill stores, and right in your own home..you can put something "charming" together. This is just so precious...yes..AS ALWAYS! :) I've said it before and I'll say it again...I AM SUCH A FAN!!
    Mona

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  5. Michael -- a very pretty! But your tables always are!

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  6. Oooooohhhh....wonderful!!!!
    And your photography, as always, is wonderful as well!!!
    I'm so glad that you liked my recent email!!
    You ROCK!
    Hugs, Lana

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  7. Happy Easter,

    Your table is so pretty...I love the big bunny centerpiece. The napkins rings are wonderful! How nice to have beautiful fresh eggs to cook with....maybe I should live on a farm! I enjoy your posts so much. Have a blessed weekend!

    Miss Bloomers

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  8. The etched glassware and silver napkin rings make me smile - I absolutely love them.

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  9. Your crystal is absolutely fabulous! Love the hinged egg cups too. Your photography is outstanding, Michael Lee!
    Blessings - Beth

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  10. I can so relate to the "get it while he is out" thing. The best junk I find is while he is not looking. Unfortunately, you have much better stuff than me. I could not have pulled off a beautiful tablescape like that.

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  11. Love those beautiful sheer napkins -- and Mr. Bunny is precious too!

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  12. Everything is beautiful, I love the Bunnies! The glasses are all so pretty...Oliver is still up and he says hi!
    Happy Easter

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  13. So many wonderful and detailed touches. Love the pansies with the drop of dew! Beautiful table!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  14. Oh, what a sweet table! I dearly love your centerpiece! Your photos are so lovely! Man, you're good! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. very sweet, wishing you and mr b a happy easter~

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  16. I just love the photography! You are so blessed to have a table next to the window. :-)

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  17. Hi Michael,Your table is so pretty...I love the big bunny centerpiece...What a good looking boy...
    xoxo
    julie

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  18. Beautiful tablescape, Michael Lee! I love the little glass bunny and your wonderful bunny centerpiece! My neighbors raised guineas when I was a little girl...interesting birds! My experience with them in France was more on the culinary side...yikes! Have a wonderful Easter...hugs...Debbie

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  19. Is it me or are your photography skills growing by leaps and bounds??!! These are such good photos! Love the clear glass bunny! Happy Easter to you all...and Mama too :)

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  20. Beautiful! I love the organza napkins, so festive! Happy Easter!

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  21. This is so pretty! I've been looking for the perfect rabbit so I could do an Easter tablescape this week, but didn't find the right one. I started looking a little late (last week) since I've just joined in on this fabulous party! This is my second week participating and I'm having so much fun looking at everyone's creations!! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. I love shopping the cabinets/closets/garage/forgotten places too! Your things are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I just adore the bunny holding the flowers! His vase reminds me of the wool felted basket my friend Kathy just made for me for my Birthday. It the same shape. I love the napkin rings and napkins! The nest, there nothing like having your own eggs from the farm! I forgot to put my blue and green eggs in my Easter setting! I may add them to my Birthday Tea setting. We are over flowing with eggs, my daughter came got some of the blue and green eggs to boil so she wouldn't have to dye eggs for her son school. lol Love the pansies and moss, great photo! The stoneware is great, as is the flatware! Love the vintage glasses! Adore the wire basket! Now if you want you can pass the yellow table on to me. lol I love all of this setting!

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  24. Wonderful tablesetting! I love everything about it. I had to laugh at your comment about trying to find stuff and not having your husband walk in. That is always my goal in this house, to have him not see and certainly not know the whole horrible hoarding truth!!

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  25. you did a great job as usual. I have to say, that each time I see an egg cup I think of you. In the early days of blogging you shared a few that you had and I just fell in love with them...I saw some today and thought of you right off.
    Happy Easter dear friend

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  26. How lovely! It all looks so beautiful. Just love the bee juice glasses. Super photography.

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  27. Your photos are outstanding...that little drop of "dew" on your pansy leaf & that light streaming across those napkins with the egg cup *sigh* Sheer Bliss!
    Happy Easter :-)

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  28. Michael,

    Beautiful table and beautiful photography. I am definitely going to have to find some pansies and soon. Again, charming tablescape.

    Carol

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  29. Beautiful table Michael. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking. Were you using the 60mm or 50mm?

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  30. Gorgeous table and I agree that your pics are beautiful!!
    Debbie

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  31. I am hopping up and down over your tablescape. Love the napkins!

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  32. Spring is my favorite season, and your lovely tablescape gives me a big smile.

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  33. It's so lovely. We had guinneas at our old house and I miss them so much. Never thought I'd say that about those big, silly, noisy birds, but it's true.

    Your finds are amazing, and you certainly are talented to put it together so bveautifully.

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  34. As usual, all your pieces are beautiful and put together wonderfully. I especially like the organdie and cotton napkins and the big bunny in the centerpiece! He is too cute!

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  35. What beautiful treasures you have to make Easter in your home! Beautiful photos; thank you for sharing.
    Hapy Easter,
    Rita

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  36. You really have a flair for setting a beautiful table!

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  37. This is just beautiful. I love the goblets, the napkins, and the napkin rings! I also love the centerpiece and that darling bunny!

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  38. Michael, everything looks so beautiful! Happy Easter to you all!

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  39. Leaving a comment is always easy for me here in your blog. Your tablescapes are such a joy to view and this one is without a doubt no exception.

    I truly love the rabbit centerpiece with the flowers.

    Jan
    BellaCasa

    P.S. Be sure to come visit and/or join our BellaCasa Tea Party on Friday. Loved you Teascape last week. Thank you again!

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  40. Lovely photos - I love every detail.

    Wish you a nice Eastertime,
    Johanna

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  41. What attention to detail and how inspiring!! Simple festive tablescape and gorgeous photography... I bet you're oh so happy you have your "blogging room" to create such lovliness!!

    Happy Easter MLee!
    :D Lynda
    nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

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  42. What attention to detail and how inspiring!! Simple festive tablescape and gorgeous photography... I bet you're oh so happy you have your "blogging room" to create such lovliness!!

    Happy Easter MLee!
    :D Lynda
    nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

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  43. That is just beautiful, ML..captures the season..I love the glassware..
    I am sorry I am late but we had a terrible rain and wind storm here in NY, floods and lots of damage..so we were busy..what a mess..

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  44. what a beautiful table you set! I too try to get my decorating done when dear hubby isn't around, and I too mix things up from all over the house which usually causes him to ask 'is that new' and of course it's just because I've moved it :)

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  45. Absolutely breathtaking...I love every single thing..the little hinged egg cups look like the MUST have come from HORCHOW...NOT Big Lots. You can take absolutely anything and make it look like a million dollars. Dr. Big DOES know how lucky he is to have you...right?

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  46. Beautiful! You are a great archeologist. :-) You unearthed some beautiful treasures!

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  47. Heavenly beauty! That only a pro can feel the best.

    Best of the best! HAPPY EASTER...

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  48. Hope you read this! Last week your cups were so pretty. I also fell in love with them when my Mother and I went to Round Top. We stayed at a B&B which served our breakfast in this china. About a year later, at my neighbor's estate sale, who was a former State Representative, the whole set of china appeared. I was glad I purchased them and can also remember her. The set was manufactured in California by the Flintridge company and the pattern is Sylvan. It was produced in various colors. Mine is sage and I recently bought the teal coffee pot, creamer, and sugar in Temple, TX. Hope this will help you with your search!

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  49. Michael, this is a sweet table for two. Each of your bunnies could hop on over to my place anytime. The little egg containers are cute and different. As always you've put together something fun with lots of different textures. Wishing you and the Dr. a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  50. Michael, this is so lovely! Every detail is exquisite! I love everything about it! Good thing you are a packrat...I can relate to that, too!
    I love the placemats...where in the world did they come from?
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    ;-D Kathleen

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