Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just a Little Touch of Easter

Playing with dishes is always fun for me. I don't enjoy cooking as much. When I used to live in FL closer to my kids, I would host Thanksgiving dinner but I did not cook. I would order a whole thanksgiving dinner from Boston Market but I would set the table really nice. My son would always say that his mom is the only person he knows of who could make Boston Market food look good and attractive on the table, lol.
Well it's playtime and I am ready! I am linking with
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at
Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at
Wanda Lee for Tuesday Tea for Two at
Go visit these gracious ladies and their participants for more eye candy.

I have a set of Johann Haviland china in a Brown Rose pattern that I have never used. I won them on Ebay about 3 years ago. I also have a table cloth in a lilac tone that I bought from the French flea market in St. Maarten about a year ago, which I have never used. I decided to use both, finally!
I borrowed this lavender planter from my mom's bedroom. She is staying with my sister right now.
I took a bejeweled bunny from the living room, a natural amethyst stone tea light candle holder from the family room and a triple candelabra from my mom's altar and I got myself a centerpiece.
The bunny gives the table a bit of an Easter touch.
Everything today is kinda matchy-matchy for a change.

Pinzon plate chargers in saffron color were from Amazon a long time ago.
I borrowed the roses from the living room. I thought they had the right color.

Here's a close up of the tablecloth design. It has plants on urns around the border.

I really like the coffee pot set that came with the set. It has that graceful look.

The Bee flatware were from Horchow or Neiman Marcus. The napkins belong to a tablecloth set that I bought from Grand Cayman. I am not sure if I used the tablecloth yet. I always buy table linens when we travel (and we travel a lot) and they accumulate so I never get to use them all. It's an obsession and I can't help being drawn to those stores. John does not help either cause everytime we see one, he points it to me and says, "for your tablescaping". I tell ya, it's hard to resist temptation.

I keep showing this lavender in the urn. Can you tell how much I like it? This picture shows the candelabra too. Actually, I added this picture because it makes my 14th. I don't like to post 13 pictures, sounds unlucky to me.
Here's a mosaic of the accessories. The bunny S & P shakers add to the touch of Easter.

Thank you so much for your visit. I really appreciate it!
And thanks to our 3 lovely hostesses!


Dolores said...

Oh Christine, your tablescape is so elegant and romantic looking......candle-light and lavender..... goodness, who could ask for more! So Beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful! Love the pretty! Love the china...they are just gorgeous...Have a wonderful week..Katherinellen

Rettabug said...

Christine, I love how you picked up the potted plant design from the tablecloth & duplicated it in your centerpiece. The whole table has a very elegant & refined feel to it.

I just bought 2 sets of the Napoleon bee silverware for my next TT. Its very elegant!

shannon i olson said...

Looks so pretty and peaceful, I can almost smell the lavender.

kim said...

Christine, such a wonderful formal Easter dinner setting. Have a very Happy Easter, my friend.

Joyce said...

I love the tablecloth!!!!! Happy Easter.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty C/X may you have a GREAT Easter my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Beth said...

Very elegant table, Christine! I love the china, the tablecloth, the flatware. Your centerpiece items came together nicely. You are such a creative tablescaper!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Elegant and just plain gorgeous, Christine. You have really out done yourself with this table took my breath away.

Mimi said...

Christine, your table is simply stunning! My favorites are the tablecloth and the amethyst tea light holder, beautiful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is a most beautiful formal Easter setting -- your china is quite pretty.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful table setting. Takeout would be like a feast served at that table. I would order Thanksgiving dinner also, but my gang wants certain things every year. I am going on strike one of these day and say no more (I keep saying that). :-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Each table you design is more stunning that the last.. I love coming to your blog, its like being INSIDE a magazine.


Sares said...

Such a lovely freshness this table- scape has to it. It is very Springlike and the tablecloth and dishes are both beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, your table is stunning! I love it. Those dishes are so pretty and the lavender! Oh, I can almost smell it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

Christine-First, the header is great. The "grands" are adorable! (and growing up :) The lavender is beautiful and I think I may try my hand at growing some this year--You've inspired me. You have such beautiful serving pieces with the Haviland. Hope you have a wonderful Easter...Call Holiday Ham :)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, How beautiful! I just love the elegant setting! The tablecloth is just so pretty and I love the urn centerpiece too! The China is beautiful, Oh and to have the coffee/ tea pot and the gravy boat! This is one lovely setting Christine! Oh, I just love this! Thank You for linking to Tea Time Tuesday! Off to Doc tomorrow. I will let you know what going on! For I want to come to the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Luncheon at your home so much!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is just gorgeous. Your linens and your china and crystal are stunning as usual. Love the Lavender. You always set the most beautiful table. This one is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Marie said...

You sure are ready for Easter Christine! Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful happy Easter!

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PAT said...

Beautiful, Christine!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Blondie's Journal said...

Someone said your tables should be in a magazine and I agree! I love the lavender and cream colors in this and everything in your centerpiece (especially the amethyst candle holder as that is my birthstone!!). Your china is beautiful and I so love the tablecloth. I think that is my favorite part about your table. You outdid yourself on this one, Christine!!

Al and I are looking at flights this weekend, so hopefully I will have a definitive date next week...:-)

Have a happy and blessed Easter!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Very well done. Feels I have to sit one of those gorgeous chair.

Happy TT & Easter of course.

Tricia said...

That china is gorgeous! I'll bet you can style that several different ways, but this color combination is lovely.

Atticmag said...

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of your beautiful, romantic dining room. What a treat. Happy Easter. -- Jane F.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I love the color palette you chose this week. It's so elegant. I can't believe it took you so long to use your beautiful china and tablecloth! I'm glad you finally took them out to show us. Happy Easter!

lvroftiques said...

Girlfriend this tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! I wish you could come over to my house and give me lessons cause I can see why you're able to make that Boston Market food look wonderful! Vanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoyed your lovely Easter table and of course the lavender definitely set it off. :-)

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