Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Blessings

We are told to let our light shine, 

and if it does,

we won't need to tell anybody it does.

Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining

they just shine.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Sale & A Peek at my Easter Table

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” 

Come check out all the new transferware items I've added for Spring and save 15% off ANY purchase at Nancy's Daily Dish.


Visit Nancy's Daily Dish and use this discount code at checkout: Bunny 
Not applicable to prior purchases.

  Don't forget to shop the line of 
Jewelry as well because everything is 50% off with the discount code: JEWELRY. 

I'm working on my Easter tablescape now, so I'll see you back here again in a few days!
Here's a sneak peak at the pretty plates I found for my table~