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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (she has an incredible porch!).
I love visiting all of the blogs that link up, but had just started looking last week when a virus warning popped up on my screen. Ugh. I spent all weekend running and re-running virus scans, restarting my computer, in safe mode, in normal mode, with system restore, without system restore. I think we finally got it cured, though, so this week I should be able to visit everyone, and maybe even catch up on what I missed last week.
Last week I put together a few different tablescapes so I could participate in this blog event more often. Sad to say, the tablescapes have not inspired Greg to sit at the table to eat more often. In fact, I think they frighten him. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of
Anyway, this tablescape is super simple, but I just love these floral embossed salad plates. I don't know where I got them or why I only bought two.

The centerpiece is my large apothecary jar filled with Easter eggs. We made these eggs with my mom twelve years ago, just a little over a month before she passed away. I knew I'd want to keep them, but instead of blowing out the shells, I borrowed from the Ukraine pysankas and left the eggs raw. They are carefully handled and packed away each year, and have dried up inside, so they do not smell. We used a marbling technique that was published in Family Fun magazine that year (1997) - it made for soft colors and the eggs are really pretty up close. They sit on a shredded paper nest in the jar.

They're joined by the sweet little blue bunnies from last week. These bunnies got a good workout that day, posing for each tablescape I photographed. I think they'll be a favorite Spring decoration.
So if you love dishes and tablescapes, go check out Tablescape Thursday. I promise you will be inspired.


Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the pretty blue dishes.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great apothocary jar. The blue dishes are very pretty.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Simple and very pretty!