Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Table Scape 2012

This is the first holiday that we will celebrate without all the kids at home.
So, I am setting a table for 4 instead of our usual 6.
I am going to need a little time to get used to this idea.
My husband keeps reminding me that this is a good thing.
I have to focus on counting our blessings instead of the headcount at the table.
I have to focus on our blessings.

Anyway, on to the tablescape.
I am starting with this adorable table cloth.  
My Mom made it from a piece of fabric.

Next on is the place mats.   

The place settings take up a lot of space on the table.

Next we add the dinner plate and the salade plate.

I am using my Noritake Tahoe china that we received as wedding presents when we got married.  
I love the tone on tone delicate floral pattern. 

Pale pink glasses and a water pitcher go on next.

I am serving lamb, so I am adding some steak knives to the table.  
I put the napkins on the plate to save space.  
On top of that is my quickie little place markers. 
I made little nests out of raffia and shot glasses.  
I added a sweet little green or cream egg to the glass.  
I will add a little tag later and tuck it into the raffia nest.

I love these sweet little favors.

Here is the table complete with the centerpiece. 
I love how it turned out.  
I'll show you how I made the centerpiece next. 

I started with a container that would fit the space.  
I am using the oval serving dish that matches the china.  
I also grabbed some more raffia, a silk hydrangea, dried eucalyptus and a few more farm fresh eggs.  
I love buying eggs straight from a farmer...and they come in amazing Easter colors.
I found a local farmer on Craig's List.

I love these colors.
They are so natural and beautiful.

I started with a little raffia in the bottom of the bowl. 

Next I grabbed some raffia and wrapped it around my fingers until it made a cute little nest shape. 
I added three nests because you always want to work in odd numbers.  
I can be very obedient.

Then I filled the little nests and added a couple more eggs for extra color.

I thought the flower added a springy touch.
Is springy a word? 

I cut some of the eucalyptus berries to add to the arrangement.  
I love the color of the berries next to the beautiful eggs. 


It's perfect for our little table. 

I hope you have a Joyous Easter Celebration.   

I am linking this to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, Easter Link Party at Dear Lillie and Thrifty Tablescape at The Thrifty Groove.


  1. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful - I love its colors and composition.

    VERY well done.

    First thing I did when I saw your pretty plaid tablescloth your mom made you is think you should share that with the Tartan Parade linky party! I see plaid and can't stop myself now, haha.

    Have a joyous weekend. 4 or 6, it's all good. There is much to celebrate.


    1. Thank you for your kind words, Michele. I will check out the Tartan Parade for sure. What a good idea. :-)

  2. Oooh, oooh, oooh...LOVE those cute little shot glass nests!!! You did a really terrific job with those, and they really stand out as stars of the table! Great job with the centerpiece, too. I like the way you created the raffia nests by simply looping the raffia around your fingers, and the seeded eucalyptus is a terrific added tough. The colors of the eggs your chose keeps the palette naturally soft and soothing. Beautiful china pattern!!! Tone-on-tone is always so pretty! Last, but certainly not least, is that gorgeous pale pink stemware that I would give my eye teeth for. They just whisper pink, and that makes them seem even more delicate. Very pretty!!! I hope you and your family enjoy your Easter weekend. I know your absent children will be there in spirit with you all!

  3. I love your napkins and your Tablescape is delightful :)

  4. Very pretty. I love your table and the eggs are perfect nestled in the raffia. We have an egg ranch and have tons
    of brown eggs, but I told my hubby I need green eggs please! I may just have to order the chicks myself! Anyhoo...your table
    is just perfect. Loved all of it.
    Blessings, and Happy Easter.

  5. Very cute table and centerpiece. Your mom made you a beautiful tablecloth. Thanks so much for visiting!

  6. This is such a sweet Easter tablescape! I love it! I host a monthly "Thrifty Tablescape" Linky party the first Saturday of each month. This month's party is Saturday April 7. I would love for you to share this tablescape with us at the party! Have a wonderful Easter!

  7. It looks great! I love all you table ideas.

  8. Very your tablecloth. I am suffering from the emptyish table myself and I know it is hard but it does get better over time. Hope you have a great Easter. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Heather! We are at the same party at Dear Lille's. I love your soft pink glasses and also your pretty tulip napkins. Have a Happy Easter! Denise english purple ribbon blogspot

  10. I love the soft greens mixed with the neutral colors. Everything is lovely!

  11. Lovely Easter tablescape with your plaid tablecloth and pink goblets, and very pretty centerpiece. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my place.

  12. I love it all. Love that green color and I really adore the way you represented your centerpiece~ I must pin this. It is all beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Thank you for sharing this with us at TT. I hope you have a great day!

  14. A beautiful tablescape! I especially love the raffia with the eggs. This was our first holiday without everyone at home as well, so I know how you were feeling. But you are right, we have to remember to count our blessings and look forward to the next holiday we can all be together.

  15. What a beautiful tablescape! Happy Easter!