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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Each Thursday (well, I start looking on Wednesday evenings) the inspiration for setting a beautiful table just overflows from Susan's Tablescape Thursday link-ups.
Today I puttered around when I got home from work and put together a possible Easter morning table. I pretended that both of the kids were going to be here (they're not) and we were going to enjoy a nice breakfast together. Um, and we're going to pretend that we drink wine with breakfast, too (we don't).
Besides the black chargers and my white Mikasa French Countryside stoneware dinner plates, I used four little dessert plates that I picked up last summer at Goodwill. Each plate is a different pastel color, so they're perfect for Springtime and Easter.

There are a few dozen of these ceramic eggs in my Easter decorations stash, so I used four of them as place card holders. I tied the tags on with a small piece of twine.
Full jars of candy arranged down the center of the table make for a sweet centerpiece. (yes, pun intended...)Free Smiley Face Courtesy of
These sweet bunnies are salt and pepper shakers and came from Cracker Barrel. They have little green chicks as friends, but I didn't get a good photo of them. They're hiding behind one of the candy jars.

The stemware came from the discount store and Goodwill, the flatware from the discount store, and I made the napkins. The lace tablecloth is about 25 years old and is showing how loved and used it's been, so I put a white one under it.
Simple and sweet, and I enjoyed imagining my little family all together for a good meal.
Thanks, Susan for hosting such a fun weekly event!


Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Lovely tablescape. I love all the pretending. We do that a lot in my tablescapes too. My family rarely eats at one of my tablescapes, but we are trying.

Domestic Designer said...

I love your table. I pretend a lot too when I do tablescapes. You did a great job!

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful table, i love the candy jars!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a sweet, sweet table for spring and Easter. Love those ceramic eggs; they are just darling.

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Very sweet. Love the bunnies. Maybe instead of wine with breakfast (which is great for a special brunch)you can just enjoy mimosas!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So sweet I love the candy..

The Stylish House said...

Hi Tammy,
This is my first visit to your site. I started from the bottom of the tablescape list tonight for fun. Love your colorful header, I need to loose a few pounds, and have enjoyed getting to know your friends and family! All in all I have had a great time hanging around here, Oh yea, your tablesscape is awesome too! That jar full of candy would not last until Easter at my house, but it sure is cute! Cathy

Shelia said...

Hi Tammy! Oh, I love to play too and that's why Tablescaping is such fun! I have those little bunny salt and peppers and the little chicks too. Your table is really sweet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty Tammy!!