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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Table #1



I found this cute tablecloth a few months ago and had to have it. It is very large so I am going to cut it down and use some of the extra for napkins. The center is filled with a cabbage patch. The green striped napkins are held with a rattan napkin ring.





I started with woven chargers and layered with Bordallo Pinheiro bunny plates that I have had for a long time. On top of the dinner plate is a brown and white salad plate (which we will use as a dinner plate) and finally a brown bowl/underplate that the salad will be served in. I have used these versatile little bowls for everything from soup, to salad, to individual pot pies to desserts.





The glassware is Noritake Provincial iced tea glass in a true brown.



The flatware is the pattern I grew up with, International Silver Gracious, circa 1939


The salad dressing will be served in my newly acquired Red Cliff sauce server. I have the matching tureen.




The centerpiece is a simple wood compote with a chunky candle.


The rim shot.





The photos are kind of so-so this week...I am blaming it on the overcast weather on Tuesday and this morning the sun was out, but for some reason this table didn't photo well...maybe it is the colors?

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Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Centerpiece Wednesday/The Style Sisters
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper
Masterpiece Monday/Boggieboard Cottage

Make It Pretty Monday/The Dedicated House

Easter tablecloth-Savers $4.99 less 50%
Napkins-Savers $1.99
Napkin rings-World Market
Woven chargers-Goodwill $1.99 each
Bordallo Pinheiro bunny plates-TJMaxx several years ago
Brown edge salad plates-Goodwill 
Brown Boston Warehouse soup bowl/underplate-Savers $1.99 each
Flatware-eBay
Wood compote-Goodwill
Candle-Alco
White pitcher-Goodwill
Red Cliff sauce server-eBay
Clear glass dish with Hershey kisses-have had forever

48 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I just love those green plates with the bunnies, so so cute...paired with the tablecloth and the rust brown dishes, wow the whole thing is very inviting...love the green napkins too...I love doing Easter tablescapes too,

Kathe said...

Oh Marigene! I love that tablecloth to pieces. It is just darling!! Your rim shot is perfect. I think your photos are terrific :-) Happy sunny day friend!

Anonymous said...

This is a really earthy table setting.....I like the nice browns and greens together...
love you,
Jude

Blondie's Journal said...

Your new tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for your pretty dishes, Marigene. I think this is a winner after seeing the shot of all the rims together. I love the simple centerpiece, too!

XO,
Jane

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
The center of that tablecloth as seen in your last photo is so whimsical...perfect for Easter and bunnies!!! I adore your choice of dinnerware! Brown and green compliment each other, so nicely! Lovely stemware!!!
Happy Spring, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Marsha said...

You find the best bargains! I love that tablecloth, such a fun pattern for Easter and I know your grands will love it. Great table.

A Toile Tale said...

I could never have passed on that table cloth. It is just devine!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Tricia said...

Oh, that tablecloth is darling! I can see why it had to come home with you! I like the way you used solid colors and textures to let the cloth's design be the star of the show! I will look forward to Easter Table #2!

Marlis said...

I am in love with that tablecloth!!! It's so darling. Love the cabbage patch and the bunnies. Your dishes go so well with it. So pretty.. Happy Spring.. xo marlis

kitty said...

Oh my goodness Marigene, that tablecloth is wonderful. I can see why you had to have it. Your stack of dishes coordinates so well and I love the brown stemware.

Pat@BPM said...

I love the earthiness of this table,Marigene. The colors and textures are wonderful.

The tablecloth is wonderful!

Barbara F. said...

Marigene, I love the bunny plates, love the green and brown theme, and that table cloth is wonderful. Great tablescape. xo

Kathleen said...

That IS a darling tablecloth! Great table, Mr. McGreggor would love eating there, don't tell Peter he is on the menu!
Great colors and the napkins are sweet!
You are first linked again, good girl! Thanks so much!

Entertaining Women said...

Lot's of great eye candy here...the tablecloth is charming; it almost tells a story. I can imagine lots of conversation at this table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tablescape as always. I really love the brown bowls. bbb

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, I have never seen such a cute Easter tablecloth in my whole entire life! Love this whole table!

The Tablescaper said...

Love this! The tablecloth is wonderful. I can so see why you had to do it. It works so well with the bunny plates.

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Pretty table, Marigene. We used the same Bordallo Pinheiro dinner plates today. I love your table cloth...Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Hooray that you found the Red Cliff sauce server to go with your tureen!!! That's terrific! You put together a heck of a table, and the colors all have that woodsy feel. I like woodsy! I'm glad you are able to sew because that's a great solution to the oversized tablecloth without compromising the center design! The sunshine has just been weird lately. Today was super sunny and was probably great for photography, but I had nothing to photograph. We will probably not SEE the sun again for quite some time now according to the weather guessers, so I hope you got your fill of it today! Have a good weekend, and stay warm!!!

Dianne said...

The tablecloth is so cute, it's like a story on your table. The bunny plates are perfect with it. I love it all. Dianne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The tablecloth is so adorable! I love the plate stack. Browns and greens look great together!
hugs, Linda

Mary said...

Marigene~ What a WONDERFUL tablecloth! I love the gardening bunnies and veggies growing on it and the price~ Oh Emm Gee! I adore those BP plates, I found some salad ones at Tuesday Morning a while back :)

Diane said...

That tablecloth was such a "find"! It is adorable and I really like your creative idea of using part of it for napkins. I have those same bunny plates and have never used them in a post - I love how you used yours. Brown is my favorite color, so I am "into" this table - lol!!

Ruthie Miller said...

I think your table photographed just fine. The tablecloth is absolutely fabulous!!! How smart not to pass on if even if it was too big. I will keep that in mind.
All the layering looks great.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE the tablecloth! Can't believe you're going to cut it!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful! Love all the layers!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I have that same tablecloth! I've used it every Easter for several years. I love those Bordallo bunny plates. Pretty Easter scape. laurie

AshTreeCottage said...

I am crazy in love with your bunny plates!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Marigene! You KNOW how I love the Red Cliff sauce server...fabulous! I am forever on the lookoout for more pieces! :-) And the Bordallo bunny plates are just precious! Have a greast weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Olga said...

Beautiful table setting. The table cloth is lovely, and the plates are really cute.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

How cute is that tablecloth? Your green bunny plates are a perfect match. No one will care what they are eating...they will be so busy looking at the bunnies!

Susan Jackson said...

I love your table and especially your tablecloth. Soo cute. I just found your blog and love it. Thanks for visiting mine. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

Susan Jackson said...

I love your table and especially your tablecloth. Soo cute. I just found your blog and love it. Thanks for visiting mine. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

Pattie T. said...

I love everything about this table, the non-traditional colors, those darling bunny plates, the tablecloth. It is such a refreshing change from all of the pastels.

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Thanks for your sweet comment and visit today!!! I was to go to a Prayer Breakfast this morning, but sleet and freezing rain detoured my plans!!! Stay safe during Virgil's furry...3 ~ 5 inches predicted for our area on this side of the Prairie!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Crystal Grandeur said...



Lovely setting Margine.the color combination is striking.beautiful print of table cloth and pretty serving plates...Love..sujatha...:):)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your new tablecloth! The color combination are perfect for your garden look.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Oh I love the cloth and the sauce server. Beautiful table as always!

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
The tablecloth is absolutely fabulous!!!I love everything about this table, the non-traditional colors, those darling bunny plates, the tablecloth. It is such a refreshing change from all of the pastels colors we all use for Easter. I also love the layering of your dishes sweet. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.
XXOO Diane

Jann Olson said...

So beautiful! I especially love the green bunny plates and the woven chargers. Happy to be a new follower.
hugs,
Jann

Bonnie said...

Cute table. I love the Bordallo Pinheiro plates. I think I missed out when they were more readily available.

Your tablecloth is darling. What a great conversation piece.

Sue said...

I have those bunny plates....they are too cute. The tablecloth is adorable...very 1950's...and that wooden pedestal bowl you have...I got that as a shower gift back in 1970!!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, Love that tablecloth!!!! Great dishes, love the brown and green and the bunny plates are so sweet. Great tablescape for Easter!
Easter Blessings!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That tablecloth is soooo cute!! Seriously cute!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Would love it if you would share this sweet post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link if you want to check it put. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/03/make-it-pretty-monday-week-42.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Your tablecloth is adorable! You did a great job showing that everything doesn't have to be pastel to have a gorgeous Easter table. Have a blessed Easter!

Lulu said...

Great job putting together a variety of elements and making them all work. Good idea to,use extra cloth for napkins.

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