Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Table with Lavender Transferware & Rhinestone Jewelry

When one procrastinates, one posts a 2 year old Easter tablescape!  I posted this under the name Bejeweled Butterflies about two years ago.  I do plan to do another Easter table but I have procrastinated for two weeks about what dishes to use so there two sets of them  still sit on my dining room table.  I have made progress though, as I bought some ornaments I plan to convert to napkin rings holders and use at my Easter table.  I think that's progress anyway.

I bought this vintage, ivory colored Chenille bedspread I found at a thrift shop for $5 and used it as a tablecloth.  Man, I wish I had this still or that I'd be lucky enough to find another one in such pristine condition for 5 bucks.  That doesn't seem to happen to me too often though.  It's so cute with pom-pom trim that I had to pull the chairs away from the table to show this to you.  
Cute, huh?
If you've tuned in to any of my tablescapes you know I'm into layering fabrics and such,
so I brought in this tulle type fabric with silver and lavender and bunched it up along the table.  I tucked little crystallized Easter egg lights around it.  I allowed some ivy to overflow from my centerpiece and run the length of my 'runner'.     I used lights with white wire here as it would more easily blend onto the tablecloth, however I was able to keep all but about a 2" strip from showing by tucking the wires under the fabric and then under one of the placemats, off the table to a plug in. 

For the centerpiece I used an iron topiary form wound with ivy, roses and a Spring wreath.  In the center I placed an ivy topiary.  I thought  the topiary itself needed a bit of 'umph'  to help tie in with the Spring color scheme so I pinned some of the girls and my rhinestone pins and barrettes in butterfly, dragonfly and bee shapes to the greenery and up along the trunk.  I added a tad of lavender Easter grass here and there to for a little spark of color.

I couldn't resist perching this little dragonfly pin on one of the flowers.  I love to decorate with jewelry, especially vintage pieces that belonged to my Mom, Grandma's or Great Grandma.  I love being around and seeing their things that they loved to wear.

 I chose to use pale, olive green transferware plates under these beautiful lavender transferware plates just to show how versatile it all can be.  I also thought just a little touch of this green would compliment the lavender.  These lavender plates have such a pretty border.  They are by Grindley , entitled Scenes After Constable using John Constable's paintings as inspiration for the engravings.  I did a post about this if you want to read more or see more in this pattern HERE.  I've got a couple of these plates in my Etsy shop as well. 

I tied some ivory lace ribbon around each of the glass stems and secured butterfly pins to each of them.
Napkins were layered and tucked into goblets.  

Many of you have probably seen the tiered servers.  I put one together with clear glass candlesticks and four different lavender transferware plates.  I topped it off with a plump little birdie.  I've just added some of the single layer plate stands to my shop.

Would you like a cup of tea?

Now to sit and enjoy. 

  I hope you all have a blessed day and happy weekend!  I'll be back in the next couple of days to show you all my transferware bunnies! They're soooo cute!

Let Me

Recently I was reminded that God has some plan for me, though admittedly I don't know what exactly it is.  I just know with absolution that He has kept me on this earth for something.  So  I felt compelled to share this again...

Let me acknowledge You
Through my writing
Let me hear You
Through a book
Let me credit You
For easing my pain
Let me know You
With my understanding
Let me feel You
Deeply in my heart
Let me speak to You
With my prayers
Let me keep You
To share You
Let me give You
More than you give me
Let me be pride to You
Only your eyes can see
Let me remember You
In absolutely everything
Let me stay with You
Until You come for me

©2000 Nancy Roberts 

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Tablescape Thursday graciously hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

How Sweet The Sound hosted by how sweet Beverly for Pink Saturday

Debra at Common Ground

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Heather and Vanessa@ At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

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