Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Easter Confection

Although this it doesn’t have a single speck of candy in it, this tablescape makes one think of yummy confections.


Candies and…


…and creams…




… and fondants.


A wondrous sweet treat for your eyes.


It conjures up visions…


…of an Easter basket…


…overflowing with sweet…


…mouth watering…




The tiny beads on this runner could easily be little tiny candies…


…delivered to you…


…bright and early on Easter morn.


Happy Easter.

  • Beaded runner from Century 21
  • Tablecloth from HomeGoods
  • Aqua plates from Dollar Tree
  • Pink polka dot salad plate, little chicks and bunnies, egg shaped plates, large foil covered bunnies and candles from Christmas Tree Shop
  • Candle stick holders from William Sonoma Outlet
  • Pink goblets from Mikassa
  • Green goblets from Ikea
  • Flatware by Oneida
  • I’m not sure where the spreaders are from, probably Christmas Tree Shop
  • Napkins, vintage from my collection
  • Napkin rings from Lillian Vernon
  • Duck and nest salt and pepper Fitz and Floyd
  • Tiered egg stand by Boston Warehouse

Please join our lovely hostesses of Blog Land to see much more eye candy:  Susan with Tablescape Thursday and Beverly with Pink Saturday.

Wishing you all a most blessed Easter. May Christ rise again in each of your lives.

- The Tablescaper


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Around the House

Welcome. Do come in.
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We’re getting ready for Easter.
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As you pass through the entryway…
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…to a couple of candy corn.
A few friends hopped by and…
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… set themselves upon the mantel in the living room.
A quick stop by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny perched by the dining room window.
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I guess they’re minding the chicks.
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Don’t you wish he was all chocolate, but he’s just pretend! I’m sure the Easter Bunny will be stopping by and delivering some real chocolate bunnies very soon. 

Thanks so much for visiting. Please visit these beautiful blogs and visit all of this week’s participants:
To see last week’s Petal Pink Easter Tablescape, click HERE. Be sure to come back on Thursday for this week’s Easter Tablescape.
- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Petal Pink Easter

Allow this little nest of a salad to awaken your spirits …
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…with signs of renewal and hope.
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This tablescape brings forth the soft touches of Spring and Easter.
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The light softly plays off the curves of the hurricanes…
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… and the cuts of the crystal.
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A simple nest, a sign of hope.
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Allow your eyes to be mesmerized and cradled by the soft shades of white of each layer of plate: an unmarked salad cabbage plate, a dinner plate with olive and their branches wrapping around the plate, a charger with embossed swags circling the edge.
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Loose yourself in a sea of softness and elegance of  pearl handled knives (purchased by my Grandmom Lillian as antiques many long years ago.)
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The pink is so soft…
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…it should color the inside of this little bunny's ears.
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Or the ears of this little bunny (hopping across the Venetian lace table cloth that I inherited from my Mother-in-law.)
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It is time for the season of renewal…
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…to begin.
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Please join our wonderful hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for many more inspiring tablescapes and Beverly with Pink Saturday for much more in the land of pink!

The photographs in this post were the collaboration of Adrienne Hele and The Tablescaper.
- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Paddy’s Day Party

I’m so happy to be joining in Cuisine Kathleen’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl. Stop over and join in the celebration!
I’m also participating in Susan of Between Naps on the Porch’s Tablescape Thursday. Stop over there for more table tops.
It’s St. Paddy’s day!
And just for today…
…everyone is pulling out the green.
We’re all a bit Irish today!
Neither my husband, nor I, are the least bit Irish, but I’ve got plates that say Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
But the table is set…
…and we’ll join the party.
The castles of Ireland salt and pepper shakers are from The Christmas Tree Shop, several years ago. As are the napkins.
Don’t quite remember where the leprechaun's hat hailed from. Napkin rings are from Lillian Vernon, a few years back.

The green polka dot “runners” are actually window valances.
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The spreaders, with varying Celtic motifs, are another Christmas Tree Shop purchase.
Polka dot vase and green wine glasses were dollar store finds. The dinner plates are Gibson. The cake plates were from Home Goods. The Celtic lidded bowls were Christmas Tree Shop. Round green rug mats from Walmart at Christmas time.
Hope you had fun! Happy St. Patrick’s day to all!
- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Sunshine with April Cornell

Welcome to another wonderful week of tablescaping with our host Susan, of Between Naps on the Porch.
Today’s tablescape was inspired by a wonderful package that I received in the mail, courtesy of April Cornell.IMG_0312
April sent me these beautiful linens from her Spring collection, Chelsea. You can click here to view the collection on line.
April’s linens made me thing of the wonderful Spring sunshine we’ve been experiencing (and it technically isn’t even Spring yet!). You can just feel the warmth!
I laid the breakfast cloth caddy corner across the table and then highlighted each place setting with it’s own coordinating placemat.
The top layer are my Bordallo Pinheiro lily pad salad plates.
The next layer are my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates.  The rattan chargers were a gift from my good friend and fellow dish-a-holic, Barbara. Believe it or not, she got them at Rite-Aid this past summer! The Gourmet Settings flatware lent just the right texture.
The water and wine goblets are Emerald Glamour by Luminarc.
The small serving pieces take center stage when clustered on a rattan tray. The little footed cabbage plate is another Bordallo Pinheiro. The creamer creamer and sugar are by Style-Eyes.
A footed cake plate repeating the lily pad pattern.
An incredible lidded cabbage, another Barbara gift, also by Bordallo Pinheiro.
The cut crystal hurricanes add the finish touch. They were a fabulous find from HomeGoods.
Be sure to visit April Cornell’s on line store to see her entire Spring collection.
Enjoy the sunshine, while it lasts!
- The Tablescaper