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Toile and Transferware Easter Table


I felt a little rushed and a little pressured (by myself) to put this Easter table together this afternoon.   My family and I have had some crazy-hectic work and school schedules the past couple of months.  Some of the kids have changed jobs and / or semi-moved out, my hubby has gone back to school and is taking a course with our daughter Kalyn (which I think is so cute if I do say so myself) and everyone just seems to be on totally different, completely opposite schedules here.   It's like we're always passing each other coming and going.   Four of the kids have had major car troubles (from Trevors being stolen right out of our driveway (and he only had liability insurance dag-nabit) to anothers transmission going out) so transportation has been a MAJOR issue at my house as well!  

   Anyway, I knew what plates I was going to use for an Easter setting so for the rest of it…, well, it was sort of done on the whim and put together with things from around the house, and some of my transferware plates which are for sale in my shop.


The setting is predominantly in pinks and greens.
The toile tablecloth is really a window panel…you all know I rarely use a 'real' tablecloth so I am sure that's no surprise to you.  I took a drapery panel down for the day.  I have these curtains in the laundry room and office.  Gosh, I love toile!


I put the centerpiece for the table together by lining a straw purse with an antique piece of lace, allowing it to partially drape over the sides.  I then put some silk roses and ivy in the purse.  Think of how much prettier it would have been with real plants and flowers!   Lilies or tulips would have been gorgeous.  Oh well, maybe next year I'll have a little more $$$ and can buy some fresh.




I thought the hand crocheted Easter eggs looked pretty against the vintage Wedgwood creamware plates.  My sister and I bought the eggs years ago at Hobby Lobby and they were on clearance for next to nothing.  I think the plates are just lovely and that they scream Spring or Summer, Easter or Mothers Day, with their hand painted pink and yellow flowers.  It's kinda hard to give them up.  I say that all the time about plates, don't I?  I really mean it though. 

Mixed flatware, vintage damask napkins and more crochet eggs

Majolica cabbage leaf chargers are the base for the layered transferware plates.  I found mine on Ebay I believe and they were very reasonably priced.  They go so well with so many settings!  I could easily start a Majolica collection, but I have thus far held back and maintained some self control.  I seriously don't even need to entertain the idea of collecting anything else!


Underneath the basket plates are Mason's Paynsley dinner plates.  They have a soft pink/red border and pastel hand painted flowers.  I almost used only these with some lavender glasses to bring out the flowers in the plates…wouldn't that have been pretty?


I thought these two-color demitasse cups would be a pretty addition to the table as well…they are by Spode in the Merriemount pattern, which is very hard to find.

 Egg cups are filled with foil wrapped chocolate eggs.

This is the centerpiece before I added the eggs to it.




I had to include my Bunny Figurine Family in the scape!  They are so sweet.  I forgot to pull these out to decorate with until today!
The Daddy bunny is carrying a pack of eggs on his back while the Momma has a sweet little chick on hers.

What do you have planned for this Easter weekend?


Don't forget my entire shop is 15% off for a very limited time (use code Bunny) ….and jewelry is 50% off (use code Jewelry)!

I hope each of you gets to spend happy time with and enjoy your families this Easter weekend.  



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Comments

  1. None of our children will be here for Easter dinner, so it will just be the hubby and me. I am going to pull out my very plain china and enjoy being here alone with our puppies. I have to admit that I am looking forward to this too. No beautiful tablescape for us this year.

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  2. Nancy, your table is darling with those gorgeous dishes and the precious bunny family down the center. Sorry to hear that there has been so many issues with transportation. That is extremely frustrating!
    All the best to you and your sweet family for a splendid Easter weekend.

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  3. You did a wonderful job with everything. The basket arrangement is cute. I would've kept those crocheted eggs too and they look cute in the basket. I like the use of the antique lace in the basket too. Of course your dishes are fabulous- and I love the bunny family. Too bad about the car trouble. Back in the early 2000's when our son was a newer driver he totaled his car and we didn't have full coverage. Big bummer :-( Looks like hubby and I will be alone this year for Easter. Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Easter!

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  4. What a pretty table! The bunny family is adorable. Me? It's Easter with children and grandchildren on the other side of the Rockies. It's snowing!

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  5. Sometimes rushed jobs are the best ones. Beautiful table. I love, love, love the cloth, and the idea of a purse as a centerpiece is always a fun addition to any table, isn't it!? Sorry to hear about your son's car, that's so upsetting. :(
    Hope your Easter is a happier one. Visiting you from Tablescape Thursday

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the china plates with the floral basket design! Happy Easter!
    Jennelise

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  7. No one can outdo you when it comes to setting a table

    love it all

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  8. I agree with Curtains in My Tree's comment--no one does it better! Each item is perfect. I adore those top plates with the basket of flowers. They look like they've been embroidered. Happy Easter to all!

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  9. Your Easter table is beautiful! I love the pretty Spring centerpiece that you created out of the straw purse, the lace eggs really added the perfect touches to the flower arrangement for Easter. The green and white toile tablecloth (drapery panel) is a gorgeous backdrop for the cabbage chargers and the Wedgwood creamware.

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  10. What a beautiful table Nancy! I love the teacups! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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