Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Preview Tablescape

I'm testing out some tablescapes for Easter. I have 10+ guests, so I'll have to use another table, but for now I am serving 6. My boys were sick again this week...this mommy is tired of congestion, runny noses, fevers and ear infections...taking care of my babies was top on my list, polishing silver was not:) I hope you'll excuse me!!

Rattan chargers are set on top of my grandmother's linen placemat, so they won't blend into the table. I used my Churchill Blue Willow Dinner plates and Blue Danube luncheon plates, along with a Johnson Brothers Blue Indies bread plate.

I picked up these napkins and napkin rings at two different estate sales. I raided my mom's china cabinet drawers for silverware. It's definitely an eclectic collection, but I kind of love it that way! I believe these salad forks are Century by Holmes & Edward.The dinner forks only said Sterling, so I have no idea.
Only four knives were in the bag and are monogrammed B,so they were probably my grandmother's mother's, who I never knew...the teaspoons were already given to me from my mom.
The butter knives match the teaspoons. They are Narcissus by National Silver Co. Chocolate bunnies from World Market.

I thought this runner was just perfect for Easter. I found it at an estate sale...linen, hand embroidered and only $4!!! I love how it ties in with my grandmother's candle holders from Italy. The bunnies are a recent purchase from World Market.
These birds are from Pier One.

My favorite Marshall's goblets and Pottery Barn (huge clearance) blue rimmed goblets are back on the table.

These napkin rings, I've used before, were 90% off after Christmas at Target.

The blue glasses really stand out from the sun coming in through the back window.
the sun shining in...

I used my Johnson Brothers Blue Indies platter on top of the runner with a small crystal and silver plate bowl (from GW!!!) with just glass eggs in it.

I hope your Easter is a blessed time!
 I'm linking up with Susan from 
Between Naps on the Porch for  
Tablescape Thursday
Enjoy all the pretty tables!!!


 

12 comments:

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your grandmother's linen placemats are a real treasure! Love the candlesticks too. A delightful Easter table. Hope your family is feeling better soon.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, I'm sorry your boys were sick, but I'm glad you had your priorities right! I'm also glad you squeezed in a little time to play in the dishes. :-)

Marlis said...

An absolutely stunning table. I love your dishes! Glad you got to play a bit, sorry all were sick. Good luck in the giveaway!

Kathleen said...

Lovely table, love the linens and the china is so pretty!
I hope your little ones are better soon. My dil and son have 4 little ones, so I know how hard it is when they are sick!
Try the babka, when you have time, LOL!

Martha said...

Love the table -- the memories with your grandmother's things and the blue and white!

Marigene said...

Beautiful...it is hard to beat a blue and white table. Hope your sons are feeling better.

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful. Love the blue and white, my favorite combination. Just wonderful.

- The Tablescaper

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Phyllis said...

I am a huge fan of mixing up everything and you are a master at the art! The silver flatware in all the different patterns is so interesting......a WOW! And mixing the blue and white patterns is so pleasing to the eye! Having sick children is so hard to deal with as we moms never like to see our little ones suffer. The memories come flooding back to me after all the these years when my own two children were young. Take care and love them.......silver polishing can always be done later

Jo said...

Love this! WOW! ten guest, have fun though.
Hope the boys get better.
~Jo
Lazy on Loblolly

jo said...

Oh who doesn't love blue and white china?

I tried to buy some of your Johnson Bros pattern china on ebay this week but the dealer wouldn't send it to New zealand. (sob sob). I love it!

I have become a follower of yours so please feel free to pop over and see me.

Jo

Tammy said...

Oh my, I do love blue and white! Very pretty! I can understand why those blue-rimmed goblets are some of your favorites; they are great!

Hope y'all are on the mend.

Happy Easter!

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