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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Is On The Horizon...


The inspiration for this week's tablescape arrived in the mail around the first week in March. My Vermont friend of 50 years, sent me a beautiful set of embroidered placemats and matching napkins, in my favorite color. I immediately knew they would be used for my Easter table. Thank you, again, Randee!

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Placemat and corner of the napkin.

The charger plate is Certified International found at TJMaxx.

The dinner plate is from TJMaxx and just has a B in a shield for the backstamp.

The salad plate is Alfred Meakin, pattern unknown.

The dessert plate is Wood & Son, Glenwood.

The maker and pattern of the water/iced tea/lemonade glass is unknown. The wine stem is Towle Leyland, circa 1982.

The green pearl handled flatware is a recent acquisition from World Market.

The green and yellow bunny napkin holders were from ARC Thrift Store.

The resin bunnies were a yard sale find last summer.


The tulips were from my daughter, Erin. The little white ceramic bunny was a thrift store find a few years ago.

The pretty plate rims.


Place setting. I used a different colored glass egg on each plate.

The entire luncheon table.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you leave a comment so that I know you have been here! Hope to see you again, soon.

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you Susan for hosting my favorite weekly meme.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always, a fabulous tablescape. I would be nervous eating at your beautiful tables! love, bbb

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

Beautiful!! Love the layering of the dishes and the colors -- wow!

Blondie's Journal said...

Marigene...this is just beautiful! Everything blends so perfectly, each and every plate so pretty! I adore your new napkins!! This must have been a fun table to set. I think it is my favorite!

XO,
Jane

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

It's a beautiful table, Marigene, and all the more special because of the gorgeous gift of an old friend! Just beautiful!

Barbara said...

Pastels are my favorite. This setting is lovely! BJ

Babs said...

Marigene, Your table is lovely and my favorite color, too. I love the placemats and combination of your plates. I especially like the green dessert plate.
I hope you have a lovely Easter,
Hugs,
Babs

Foley said...

Very pretty !!! Love all the different rims and the placemats/napkins..nice friend. The bunny napkin rings are too cute. Looks like you are all set!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We have a couple matching plate styles from TJ Maxx...so I love those! Your placemats and napkins are so pretty and I love that flatware! It is perfect with this beautiful spring tablescape.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the placemats and napkins! You layered just the right colors on them. Love the cute bunnies. Happy Easter! hugs, Linda

sm said...

beautiful shots

Diann said...

Very petty Easter table! Love the plates and linens! Everything looks wonderful.

Audra said...

Stunning...once again you have completely out done yourself. I love the white/green combination, I believe it would be perfect for St. Paddy's Day as well.

Lovely, simply lovely.

Well Done!

Tim Gronek said...

Another winning table. I love the green handles on the flatwear. The bunnies are so darn cute, and what a clever idea to place an egg on all the plates with a toothpick. Shows such creativity. Keep up the great work!!

Magic said...

Love that green!

Magic

Ilene said...

Marigene, what a sweet table setting!

Kathleen said...

Your new napkins and place mats are gorgeous! What a lovely gift! The table is so pretty! Love those green plates. So sweet of Erin to give you fresh tulips, so Springy!
Have a Happy Easter, Marigene!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new placemats and napkins are very pretty, love the green! Beautiful tulips and what cute bunnies-Happy Easter:@)

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Your Easter tablescape is stunning! I am smitten with your lop~ear bunny under the tulips! Thank you for such an inspiring post!
Fondly,
Pat

Marlis said...

Those placemats are extremely lovely. I love how you showed them off with this table. The dishes are so complementary. Happy Easter and many blessings. Come visit, I've got another giveaway going on.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I love the placemats and napkins that your friend sent to you. The green dishes from TJmaxx are very pretty and the dessert dishes and green flatware are to die for!

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, who made those glorious placemats? Some of the most beautiful that I've seen in a long time. They were the inspiration, but you wonderful eye for design brought about this beautifully balanced, serenely gorgeous tablescape. This may be my favorite of your tables to date. Thank you for sharing your marvelous design. Cherry Kay

Karin Sen Cankan said...

Love the table, so beautifully made.

Thank you for sharing.

Happy Easter

Love
Karin

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Friendships that are as long lasting as yours and Rndee's are a true blessing. What a thougtful gift from your dear friend. These delicate placemats and napkins look lovely as a part of your Easter table! Very pretty and soooo sentimental!
Yvonne

Sarah said...

Marigene, the linens are gorgeous and perfect for that stack of layered plates in green and white. Beautiful! Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

Beautiful table, MArigene! I love your transferware. What a pretty color and pattern. Your bunnies are very cute!....Christine

Rettabug said...

Beautiful, Marigene...just perfect with all those spring greens!
What a sweet friend to send you those gorgeous placemats & napkins!

You new green handled flatware is TDF...I want some!
Love how you've stacked the plates, too.
Very nicely done.

Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Rett

Debbie said...

I kept finding new favorites as I scrolled through this one. First, I fell in love with the linens that your friend sent you. Then, I was all about that salad plate. I loved that. Then the flatware popped up.

Just all the way around, I thought this was a beautiful table. The shot of the rims? Stunning.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the beauty of this table!

Diane said...

Very lovely table setting, as usual!! Love the plates and how they are layered. Happy Easter. Diane

The Tablescaper said...

Marigene:

This is such a beautiful table! How wonderful of your friend to send you those fine linens. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them in a color, and not just white or cream. They are extraordinary.

I love how you've layered your beautiful collection of whites and greens. Each layer is so interesting unto itself and when they are together - Just gorgeous!

Have a blessed Easter.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

It seems every time a see a new place setting it becomes my favorite, till next time. This gorgeous!!!!! Love anything with green, any shade!!!

Happy Easter!!!!

Sue -Phx

Scribbler said...

Such a lovely Spring table -- green and white always looks so fresh and new, just like Spring itself.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE those placemats, You are such a Lucky Girl! and THEN when you showed us that WONDERFUL "Wood&Son Glenwood" Plate, you sent me off in an on-line FRENZY!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that pattern...Thank you so much for introducing me to it and sharing such a gorgeous table!
Happy Easter to you and yours,
Hugs,
Donna

Designs on 47th Street said...

Sweet as can be! I love your soft spring colors and all the details you show. Pretty, pretty table!

Donna

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love embroidered table linens. I used to make these like crazy when I was in high school. Lovely table.

Designs By Pinky said...

BEAUTIFUL table! What a wonderful gift from your friend! I love the placemats and napkins. Your dishes are ALL beautiful, I love the EDGES, they add SO much interest! Happy Easter to you and yours! XO, Pinky

Meredith said...

What a beautiful setting. I love the layers you've used in your dishes...the colors are so subtle yet striking...beautiful linens. What a sweet gift!

Tricia said...

Oh, Marigene, your beloved GREEN is so lovely in this table! What exquisite linens! I loved the close-up shots of the embroidery. And tulips are always an elegant choice. Love it all!

Dianne said...

Love those linens! Your table is beautiful. I have those same green dishes from TJ, but mine have a name Home Essentials, on the back from China. Probably copies of your's! You mentioned that we might have the same drop leaf table; mine was my husband's grandmother's table. Both of my tables were from my husband's grandmother's on each side of the family. I have 4 leaves for the drop leaf so I can set a REALLY large table if I need to! thanks for you comments. Dianne

Texas Tea Party said...

Lovely table and the new linens are so pretty. The various green colors just make it a Spring and Easter feast for the eyes. The layers of plates is so pleasing!

Jane said...

What a table setting!! Very nice,such pretty colors. I am following your blog,you are welcome to follow mine as well.Blessings jane

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Marigene,

So good to hear from you thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely words.

Lots of love

Happy Easter

Karin

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Very pretty table setting what a wonderful friend to send such a beautiful gift.

Jacqueline said...

Those glass eggs on each place are just wonderful.

What pretty greens! I adore all of the textures and patterns and those lovely linens to set the mood. Did she hand embroider them? They are exquisite. Don't you just love TJ Maxx. I just went to an out of town store today (much better than ours!) I did contain myself to one set of bowls! Now where to put them!

Have a joyous Easter, and such a pretty table to eat it on.

Laura Wilkerson said...

Oh Ms. Marigene,
Your table setting is so beautiful....those placemats are to die for! Did your friend make those, I wonder and the glass eggs look so delicate.....just beautiful!
Have a wonderful Easter

Komali Nunna said...

Have a wonderful Easter, Marigene.

Annie said...

Just beautiful! I love the green handles on the flatwear but all of your plates and decorations are just beautiful. Happy Easter!

Splurgie said...

I love the green and white. Your fresh tulips really set it off. Love the green handled flatware.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love this tablescape...the green is a soothing shade..easy on the eyes. I could see relaxing and enjoying a meal at this elegant table. Beautiful!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hi there! What a gorgeous setting! I esp. love the dessert plates. I'm hoping if you remember, please tell me if you know the name of the flatware? Is it Cambridge by chance? Thanks for any help! I'm glad my search led me to your pretty blog!