Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Table & Dining Room

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday!

We had perfect weather - rare for our Easter Sundays!

Thought I'd share our Easter table today - better late than never!

We're not terribly whimsical around here anymore-
our children have all grown up - so I kept it
natural and fresh and easy.

I gave my little sister, who has 4 younger children
all my fun colourful Easter decor.

It's fun to go over there and see it again -
making so many happy again.

(Note to self: get pics of it over there next year to share on blog.)

Here are some views before I remembered
 I had burlap place mats.
I remembered only after I started scratching the table
 moving those twig chargers around!


Here is a close up of my real bird's nest
 under a chicken wire cloche centerpiece-
toss some dried moss, a dried paper flower and faux ivy,
set a little ceramic birdie inside, voila - a perfect
outdoorsy centerpiece that did the trick perfectly.

The bird's nest my husband found me a few years ago
when we had a nasty storm and it blew out of the
tree it was the way - it weighs a ton!

Another pic of tablescape before my brain remembered
 I had place mats... which made a big difference
 in warming up our big long dark table.

Buffet  behind the table against the wall:

Here is a close up of my jeweled precious enameled bunny
 sitting on top of those green silk napkins.

My sweet and dear tea "sister" friend Karen
gave me as a hostess gift when I had her for tea a few years ago.

He stays out nearly year 'round here at our nest.
 I ♥ him!

On the baker's rack in the dining room
nest to the piano - a simple touch of green moss:

My wonderful "hostess" gifts from the daughters:

Evelyn knows that white tulips are on the top
 of my *very* favorite flowers list!

That glass hurricane is going to have lots of use
after the flowers are spent and get planted outside 
in the fall!

My clever younger daughter Katie knows how to frugally impress -
 she took a Christmas ornament she received
as a gift a few years ago
 (since she hasn't had a large tree in a number of years)
and re-purposed it by spray painting it a new neutral colour
 and using it as a lovely gift box, filling with spring items!

She found these alphabet stamps at the Goodwill for $1 -
 love how she used them!

(Can't wait to see what plants bloom once this is all planted!)

It's wonderful spring has finally arrived!  Yay!


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Show and Tell Friday  * Spring Table Party  *  Sundays at Home

Masterpiece Monday


  1. Your table looked nice for Easter, I hope you didn't scratch the table too badly with the chargers. I'm a tablecloth user, take after my mom I guess.

  2. Very impressive Easter décor, elegantly put together. I loved all of it.

  3. Your table looks great, Michele! I love the chargers. The plant on each place setting looks very pretty and Springy. Your daughters gave you some lovely gifts. My kids always knew plants were the way to go with me! : )

  4. Looks like you had a beautiful Easter!
    XO Mary

  5. Your table and everything else is simply gorgeous for Easter! I bet you had a lovely one too! You have some sweet daughters who gave such pretty things...I guess they know us, right? Great chargers too and yeah, I too take care of my table top with things like these. Thanks for your visit hon, you put a smile on my face!

  6. I love the colors you chose for your table. It's all so fresh and pretty. The seed package your daughter made has a fabulous cottage look. I just got some white ink for stamping brown paper and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for your effusive comment about my Easter post! I know it's heartfelt. I appreciate the encouragement. You're such a sweetie!

  7. Your Easter table looks so pretty Michele. The colours and simple theme are perfect. I love that vase with the tulips in it. What a neat idea.

  8. Looks like you had a great Easter, Michele, your table is so pretty and I know Love was put into every item on it! I love the repurposed christmas box.

  9. How lovely your table looks Michele! The gifts your daughters bought are so sweet and fit right in at your lovely home. ♥

  10. Your table looks so pretty, Michele. I love the topiaries as the centerpieces, too. You received some very thoughtful gifts from your loving daughters. xo

  11. A beautiful Easter table with a bit of whimsy all the same...sophisticated whimsy.

  12. It looks like you had an absolutely WONDERFUL Easter with your family. I love all your sweet gifts. How nice that your passed your "littles" decor along to your sister and her family.

    Your girls' gifts are lovely and I LOVE that bunny your tea sister gave you- I would never put him away!

    Hope you had a great Thursday- xo Diana

  13. Beautiful tablescape....just beautiful! You forget chargers? I forget silverware, don't ask me why it's not like we eat all finger foods around

    I love the spring touches you've done also, around your home. The moss balls in the cloche or that!

  14. Oh, these ideas will be *great* for the bridesmaids' luncheon I'm hosting in the fall! (Decorative egg cups, cloche, etc.) And I mustn't forget the joys of spray paint, either. Thank you!

  15. Michele,
    Your table is beautiful. I love the natural spring theme you have going. Very pretty.

  16. Pretty table, Michele! Love those green plates. Glad you had a good Easter! Here from Tablescape Thurs.

  17. Such pretty napkins...that centerpiece is gorgeous! Beautiful!

  18. Where on earth did you find that sweet enamel bunny? I have a couple of bunnies I leave out year round as well. They are just precious. AND, I adore your paper napkins. They are so pretty!

  19. What a beautiful tablescape....there is not one single thing I don't love about it. So glad I came across your blog. Can't wait to look around some more. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  20. Beautiful soft design and so perfect for Easter or Spring. Your center pieces are lovely. Love the cloche.

  21. Beautiful those aqua plates. Cute, cute bunny.
    Have a wonderful week!

  22. Hi Michele,

    Your Easter table setting is so pretty; love the robin's egg blue plates and the colourful floral napkins, which complement them perfectly! Your flower arrangement/centerpiece and little eggcups of greenery are TOO cute! Hope you had a lovely Easter!


  23. Hello Michele,

    I love your Easter table. It is gorgeous and very classy. I particularly love the colors that you used. I also like what you did with the egg cup holders. Great idea. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.


  24. it's beautifull !! your blog is a fantastic discovery !!

  25. Love the natural textures of your tablescape. What an adorable bunny!

  26. Your Easter table looks so lovely Michele. So many little touches to make it special. Do your kids come home for Easter breakfast or do you invite guests? So pretty and welcoming.

  27. A very pretty table ! That enamel bunny is just gorgeous! :)

  28. Such a beautiful table! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Your table is so beautiful!!! And white tulips are one of my favorite flowers.


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