Easter Tablescape


Our Easter tablescape this year was made up of antique plates from my sister-in-law’s grandmother.  The tablecloth was also hand embroidered by her. They were beautiful!  It was a mix-match of all different china and patterns, and the decorative napkins matched the colors of the plates.


The kid’s table was much simpler, but still had the pretty floral napkins and water goblets.  The tablecloth was from a grandmother and was hand embroidered.


Each place setting started with a pretty floral salad plate on top of a decorative napkin. This picture is one where we were in process.  The next picture will show the tea cups we added in which the colors of the tea cups matched the plate and napkin.  Even though they weren’t an exact match, the colors made a beautiful scene at the table.


Here is a picture of the compete table setting with water goblets, tea cups, and decorative plates. The little York peppermint patty’s were added as a whimsical touch.


For the little kid’s table setting, I didn’t have a plate small enough, but the little demitasse tea cup went perfectly with the colors! Fitting 16 people around the table usually means the little ones have a little spot in the middle!


Another table setting with the darker raspberry colors – and we found the color in a tea cup from my sister-in-law’s collection!


This table setting nis one of the few that we found a matching tea cup for.  The blues added a nice contrasting color to the tablescape.


These pretty pink roses, although faded somewhat, still made a beautiful place setting coupled with the pink decorative napkin.  I also like how it picked up the colors of the embroidered flowers on the tablecloth.


Robin’s Nest Tablescape


THese adorable birds nests plus the brightly colored eggs creates such a fun tablescape!  The bird salt and shaker were bought at Pier One on clearance and the birds nests were from Hobby Lobby.  With our Michigan winter weather dragging on so long, this was my one spot of Spring for weeks!




The table setting has all the elements of Spring: the brown for the tree trunks, the green for the leaves and the bird’s nest.  The little flowers around the setting are hard to see but they are wine charms and place setting holders.  They add a touch of color to round out the muted tones of the setting.


My hydrangea napkin rings fit beautifully with the plates and the ivory linen napkins offset the browns and greens of the place setting.  I love how the pink centerpiece flowers bring out the pink tablecloth under the lace overlay.



Subtle Hues of Spring

This beautiful tablescape comes to us from our guest contributor Pam Jones.  The dishware is Harkleroad as seen on the 1960’s TV series, Gidget.  I love the soft green and ivory colors!


This elegant tablescape is set off by flowered glasses and beautiful gold cutlery. Love that th green brings out the green leaves of the flowers on the water glasses.


This table setting is set against a backdrop of ivory napkins and chargers, bringing out the beautiful greens in these dishes!


This Harkleroad creamer and sugar set are one of a kind and are a throwback to the 1960’s.


Spring is Coming!

I couldn’t wait any longer even though the snow was still on the ground!  So, here is my first Spring tablescape!

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Combining pinks and greens makes this table pop with spring colors!


Green hydrangea napkin holders complete the look on the table setting.


I added some tulip buds to the center to remind me that the flowers of Spring are coming up soon! I alternated pink and green charges under the white plates for a touch of Spring color.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Valentines Day Tablescape

One of my favorite tables was this Valentine one from a couple years ago!  Love the red peony plates with the red chargers!  The sprinkles of Valentine hearts add a nice touch as well.  And, of course, the red roses are the touch of class for the table!


Vday Tablescape 1

Here is another take on Valentine’s Day dinner.  This time we added red dessert cups to the peony plates and a white cotton tablecloth gave a more casual scene.

Vday Tablescape 2

Here is a close up of the place setting.  The peony plates were my grandmother’s and so I love to put them out when I can.  The gold trim around the edge has faded, but they are still beautiful!

Vday Tablescape 3

Here is a close up of the center of the table – red and crystal are always a good pairing! Although you can’t see them well in the light, at a dinner, the little glimmer lights cast a beautiful glow to the table.