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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fun Easter Inspired Table…

 

Wow- I just realized that Easter is in a week and I’ve never finished putting out all of my decorations! The chocolate look-alike bunnies are still sitting on the sofa and the big moss bunny is up in the attic. Where did the time go? At least I knew where my set of bunny and duck plates were this year so I could set a fun Easter table.  Last year when I wanted to use them, they were nowhere to be found. After finding them in an obscure drawer in the entertainment center (huh?), I finally got organized and put them away with the rest of the holiday dishes.

easter inspired table

 

 

 

 

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If I remember correctly, the plates came from Kroger. Who would think that a grocery store would have such cute accessories?

 

 

bunny plate

I simply placed the decorative plates on top of  everyday white plates found at Pier One a few years ago. The napkins were folded into a pocket, where I stashed the silverware. Nothing fancy, that’s for sure.

 

 

 

duck plate

 

 

 

 

 

glass                sherbet

                              I used some crystal highball glasses for serving juice and a vintage glass sherbet cup to fill with fruit.

 

 

hyacinths

Oh, but how the hyacinths smell so sweet and fragrant. Even the husband noticed them when he came into the room.

 

 

terrarium1

This small terrarium is my centerpiece; it’s filled with some reindeer moss and a few rocks.

 

terrarium 2

I inverted a small terracotta pot and placed the saucer on top to hold an eggshell planted with some ivy. 

 

 

ivy

 

 

 

 

duck

This resin duck, found at a thrift store last year, is peering out from from his home within the glass walls of the terrarium.

 

 

chicks

I found these two chicks in Tipp City last month while on an outing with my friend, Kathy, from Creative Home Expressions.  We had a good laugh about the chicks’ eyes even before I bought them- you see, they looked like they were, in Kathy’s words- “on crack.”  They were really strange looking!  Kathy and I both agreed that they look much better with the dab of white paint I gave them for pupils.

 

 

egg holder 2

This deviled egg holder, with its bunny handle and polka dotted background is the perfect spot for my faux vanilla and chocolate eggs.

 

egg holder

 

 

 

 

 

easter table collage

 

 

Linking to:

mosaic monday   bnop        bunny-blog-hop-1   Knick of Time Tuesday1        cowgirl-up-     wow us wed.    kathleen

                                                  

 

71 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It looks just beautiful. I love all your sweet little Spring/Easter accessories. Those little plates are darling and I LOVE those faux chocolate eggs! xo Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and very Spring like - you did good! Kroger is where I got my egg topiary and Easter egg tree a couple of years ago the week after Easter at half price. You have done more than I, as I only did one little vignette on my counter, as the Grands won't be here this year. Thanks for stopping by and nice comment. If the temps take a nose dive here, I am in trouble as that is a lot of plants I would have to get covered. :D Doubt that it will tho - 85 as I type.

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! What a lovely table you've put together. Your terrarium centerpiece looks beautiful! Hope you've weekend has been good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

farmlady said...

Beautiful as usual, Sue.
I love the terrarium and the ivy in the egg. Wonderful!
I guess I should get some Easter things out. You have reminded me.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice Sue, looks like you're all set for Easter! Happy Easter Week:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! I was going to ask you where "the crazy eye twins" were, Sue! : ) I think they turned out great. Love the table; those dishes are so cute and I love the yellow napkins. They may be faux, but those chocolate eggs look pretty good!

Barbara F. said...

Love all your cute Easter accessories. I always love a white lace tablecloth. xo

Janis said...

Sue, I love the collection under glass, especially the egg with moss and ivy! So lovely!! Those ducks and chicks are precious, too! Great job!

Sonia said...

What a sweet Easter post..so many pretty goodies! Love the ducks and the conservatory! Just gorgeous!
Miss Bloomers

eileeninmd said...

Happy Easter!Your Easter tablescape is very pretty and festive. I love all the cute decorations, the ducks and chicks are adorable.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How adorable! I love lots of little chicks and ducks everywhere in my decor! I need to walk around and take more photos! lol Enjoy your week! ♥

Pam said...

Your little chicks are very cute, they sort of look like chalkware. Love that egg shell planter. Very creative, as always!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the terrarium idea. I just might steal it. Hope you do not mind. V

Katherines Corner said...

cute, cute, cute!!!!! love this sooo much! xo

Debby said...

Very cute. You always have such good ideas. Can't believe Easter is so close. Got to got to get boxes mailed to Colorado.

Snap said...

Your Easter table is adorable. The bunny and duck plates are too cute. Pretty yellow napkins. The deviled egg holder is perfect!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sue your table looks so pretty! Love your centerpiece!!

A Garden of Threads said...

The table setting looks lovely. I hate putting something away in a weird place and wonder why later when I find it. Have a great week:)

Vee said...

You look ready for the week! Faux chocolate eggs? Rats. I was thinking they were real as real could be. The little "on crack" chickies look so vintage to me.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a cute Easter table. Those plates are sooo cute, and I love the way you decorated the terrarium. The ivy planted in the egg is another of your clever ideas, and your ducks are all so cute. laurie

Jann Olson said...

Very cute tablescape. I love the little scene under the terrarium. Love the cracked up chicks. lol!
Hugs,
Jann

Debbiedoo's said...

Funny Sue, I just realized Easter was in a week too. Your decor and table look lovely! I always enjoy your pics too, I feel like I can touch the stuff!

Cottage and Broome said...

Easter seems to be sneaking up on all of us. Love the highball glasses, Laura

bj said...

I am loving your pretty Easter table. Those are precious plates.
I just realized how close Easter is...and I really don't have many decorations...but a few, so I better get busy.:)

I am now following you on the new Linky Followers. :)

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The little chick in the terrarium is great fun.

Paul

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So beautiful! I love the terrarium!

ann said...

Easter looks like a lot of un at your house with such pretty decorations and a knack for displaying them in such a lovely way. Happy Easter.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful Easter table you have. I love the terrarium with the ivy.

Dee

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

I put things away in all sorts of nooks and crannies and find them later! Love your Easter table...the terrarium is gorgeous! Following on your Linky now, too.-Audrey

Debbie Booth said...

This is wonderful. What a great table. And I love the egg plate with the eggs on it. So cute.
Blessings,
Debbie
I'm your newest follower come by for a visit when you get the chance.

Stephanie said...

Good thing those chocolate eggs are faux. In my house they wouldn't last a day! Your table looks lovely.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I would love to have Easter brunch with you. What great decor. I am using soft boiled egg shells too. Had't thought to put in a plant.
QMM

Jacqueline said...

Sue, this is a gorgeous table and I love your darling plates too. I agree, you have to keep your eyes open at the grocery store because once in a while they do have something great. I love your eggs too. It is fun to see your beautiful hutch in the background and a peek into your lovely yard. Our yard is definitely not photo worthy yet.

Gina said...

This is such a pretty table! The bunny plates are so cute! What a super idea to put the ivy in the egg....looks great too!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas :-) You have a lovely blog.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Looks really great! Easter kind of snuck up on me this year too. I haven't even been grocery shopping for Easter dinner yet!

Betsy said...

What a gorgeous and festive table. I think my favorite part is the terrarium with the broken egg, moss, and ivy. Too clever.

Sarah said...

Sue, your Easter table is adorable. Especially liking the hyacinths. '-)

Mindie Hilton said...

Lovely table and great pics!

Kathleen said...

That is so sweet! I love those little dishes from K's. Your centerpiece is wonderfully creative!
Happy Easter, and thanks for linking up to Let's Dish!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sue, your table looks lovely- Your Easter decorations are great! The deviled egg holder is so cute with the faux vanilla and chocolate eggs. It's all looks perfect!

At The Picket Fence said...

It all looks so lovely Sue! My favorite is the egg with the ivy. So clever! :-) Thanks for sharing it at the Bunny Blog Hop~
Vanessa
P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment about my Resurrection Garden! :-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well it looks like that once you realized that it was Easter week, you sure got caught up. Everything looks so pretty~
Happy Easter~

Pat said...

Your terrarium is wonderful, Sue and I love those plates!

Olive Cooper said...

The terrarium is especially pretty as a center piece Sue. I need those faux chocolate eggs. I am off sugar. hugs, olive

Olive Cooper said...

The terrarium is especially pretty as a center piece Sue. I need those faux chocolate eggs. I am off sugar. hugs, olive

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your tablescape is fabulous and I am in love with your terrarium. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Very cute table, Sue! I love, love, love the terrarium itself, and that cracked egg with the ivy is genius! How cute! ~Zuni

Kristi said...

Your table looks gorgeous! I collect Wexford and immediately was drawn to your dessert cups!! Beautiful! :)
Kristi

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sue ~ very very sweet. I understand losing stuff for a while. I just bought another chest for the dining room so I can actually store dining room stuff in the dining room. :) Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend. My family is not coming until the weekend after Easter so Gar and I are joining friends for Easter dinner. xo

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so CUTE Sue! I love the terrarium....and those cracked out chicks! Who knew a little dot in the eye would bring them down to reality! lol

I am not ready for Easter!

Lou Cinda :)

Bloggymom said...

Love the Wexford sherbet glasses.

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is so sweet!! I don't think anything smells as nice as hyacinth. I have some purple ones on my Easter table.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hey! Sweet Sue!

LOVE the ivy in the egg... well, I love everything, but dang...that's one clever idea. I'm going to do something with that darling little idea for my place tags for Easter dinner. Should be pretty quick.........there will only be four of us. :-)

Love your Bah, Bah, Bah painting too.... so pretty and so peaceful looking too.

Happy Easter!

Huggies,
Spencer

xinex said...

What a cute table, Sue! I loe all the oval plates, the bunnies, ducks and chicks. Happy Easter!..Christine

Gina Gao said...

This is such a cute table. Nice pictures and great blog.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Marigene said...

Cute table...I have salad plates like yours from Pier One, I love the pattern.
I can almost smell the hyacinth...
Happy Easter, Sue!

The 2 Seasons said...

I love how you folded the napkin. The whole table is great but I really like the folded napkin. I will be changing up my napkin folding tonight! Happy Easter!

Kathleen said...

Last day for fish! Yeah!
Happy Easter!

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

Sue, those eggs look amazingly real...I want to take a bite! Love your centerpiece. It is amazing how fast the holidays come and go, isn't it? I'm always late getting my decorations out, too. I can almost smell the sweet hyacinths. That's so nice that your hubby noticed. You know they smell wonderful when the guys take note! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sue ~hopping in to wish you a wonderful Easter.
At this holiday I'm always flooded with memories of wearing fluffy dresses and petticoats with fluffy hair to match.
one memory stands out in my mind. On one occasion (as a young adult) when I wasn't able to be home for Easter. My sweet mom sent me an Easter box, which included dyed eggs...I refer to them as "died" Easter eggs. Snail mail produced a box accompanied with a foul odor. I still laugh hysterically when I think about the stink bomb going off when it was opened. Fortunately I was able to rescue the remaining treats from my box.

Getting these small glimpses of spring on your tablescape has me craving a weather change.
I'm more than ready to welcome a fresh season of color.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Balisha said...

Beautiful post, Sue.
Happy Easter.
Balisha

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It all looks beautiful! I especially love that sweet egg with the bit of ivy in it!

Happy Easter my friend!

-Lisa said...

Hi Sue,
Just stumbled upon your blog and love it. I love the terrarium centerpiece on your Easter table! I just bought an adorable terrarium specifically to use as my theme for my Easter tablescape and I am so happy with how it turned out. I can't take my eyes off of the moss filled egg with the tree growing out of it! I love it so much I am going to Pin it if you don't mind. I want to Pin it so I can remember to do this next Easter. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
Nice to meet you!
XO

Marydon said...

Sue, I love the simple elegance of your table decor. The terrarium is just wonderful! You truly set a beautiful table.

I don't think Fr. Jason mentioned the napkin at Mass yesterday ... but I'll have to rethink this. I had heard of this custom in the deep south tho.

So glad you popped by today. TY
Have a wonderful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Judy Bigg said...

What a neat centerpiece and your Easter plates and chargers are perfect. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

xinex said...

The holiday just flew right by, isn't it, Sue? I haven't put anything away myself. Thanks for stopping by...Christine

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Those are the cutest plates ever! Hope you had a great Easter!

Alicia said...

Hi Sue! I came by on my lunch hour and it's funny how that one hour goes by faster than all the other hours in the day. So now I have to go back to the salt mines :-)

But I loved this post with all your Easter pretties, especially the plates from Kroger and the ivy in the eggshell...you are just so creative.

Hopefully I'll be able to come back soon and see what else you've been up to. Happy Spring!

thestonerabbit said...

HI Sue!! Love your Eastery tablescape!!! I "threw" my Easter decorations out the day before Easter..but not nearly all of what I have. The time just totally got away from me, too, this year.yThe Grands loved what I had...so that made it worth my efforts.

Hope your "non-traditional" Easter menu went well. Ours was great...and I'm sure I will repeat that again..so much less fuss for a meal everyone really loved!

Take care....and Happy Spring! dana

Made In The South said...

Just stopping in to say hello.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.