Monday, March 26, 2012

Mr. Rabbit

This is my 2011 Easter table. At that time I did not have a blog but did show my photos to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch and she so graciously posted them with a few words about my attempts. Some of you may have seen this table there but I thought I would republish it for others.

This charming fellow you will see through out the rest of this post and he made the perfect centerpiece to create around. I found him at Tuesday Morning a few years back.

Most everything for Easter 2011 centered around pink as pink is in my very best china.

This little set of salt and pepper shakers also came from Tuesday morning and happily followed Mr. Rabbit home to live at 509 Mulberry Street.

Scattered in and among crystal candle sticks and glittery eggs, is a blue painted egg candy box from one of my favorite places . . . See's Candy Shop.

I don't think there are many of us who don't follow Susan and this is my version of the sweet bunny fold napkins she taught us last year. So easy and so effective on an Easter table.

This is the pride and joy of my "china fleet", my Royal Albert, which was a present from my mother many years ago, a story in and of itself that I will share with you sometime.

Here again, Mr. Rabbit, with his precious cargo of Easter eggs. The tall flutes are special to me, a present from my father to my mother many years ago.

A parting shot of a bunny folded napkin on it's way to the table no doubt. Happy Easter everyone. Please come back soon. I have two Easter tables for 2012 that I would like to share with you.

We are joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Day of the Irish

Welcome everyone. Where I live there is snow on the ground but we cerebrated St. Patrick's Day.
Who knows, this lantern might have been used by St. Patrick to drive the snakes from Ireland, but only if he had a Pier One near by.

Ah yes, the green of the Irish and a touch of gold, for the gold at the end of the rainbow.

As we peak through the loops of shamrocks, we can see Irish Waterford Crystal that has been selected especially for this day.

Luck was on my side when I found one lonely shamrock plant at the grocery store to grace the table.

Beautiful shades of green bring this traditional Irish day into focus by all that are present. Lots of different textures should make any Irishman feel at home on his day.

The round mat is from Pier One, gold charger ~ Michael's, dinner plate is Italian Countryside ~ Mikasa, salad plate ~ Bordallo Pinheiro, butter plate ~ Pier One, and little ramekin Sur la table.

As I gaze across the table, I can't help but think what fun this was to put together as my first published tablescape.

All we need now is for dinner to be served.

Once dinner is finished, we will all enjoy a cup of Irish Coffee. Hope everyone enjoyed a Happy St. Patrick's Day.