Saturday, March 22, 2014

Easter Tablescape

I like to layer old and new when creating a seasonal tablescape. It let's me use some of my
collections and fun new things. I started with a newer pink tablecloth and
 layered on a vintage one in spring colors. The vintage tablecloths can
 be smaller,  so I use it on top at a diagonal for interest.

At each place setting, I used vintage milk glass serving trays as chargers with pink depression glass plates and pink French goblets. The beautifully simple silver was inherited from a dear old
 friend. It is fun to blend up collections. The napkins are Ikea and I love the birdies!
To add some fun, I made paper sack bunny favors (idea from Pinterest).
I even added a "cotton tail" on the back of each.
I put a few carrot chocolates here and there (I love cute treats). These were only a dollar for
 a netted bag of several at Target. Some fun decorations on the tree and voilĂ !
Oh, and you just have to have a few beautiful bunnies join the party!
Wishing you a fun time decorating your home and table
for Easter, Passover and springtime.

Monday, March 3, 2014

St Paddy's Day Collections

I thought I would take a moment to share a few of my favorite St Paddy's Day treasures
that I have collected through the years. The ceramic leprechaun above was made
and hand-painted by my Momma. He has been present every March
for most all my life. Isn't he handsome?

The Shamrock bone china is from an English company, Tuscan. My parents bought a small
tea set for me on a trip we made to Canada. Like most every pattern I ever pick, it was
quickly retired. It is so delicate and looks a bit like Shelley with the light green trim.
Irish porcelain has been a part of our family treasures as has Belleek. Just a few pieces
set out in March make St Patrick's Day more special with memories of family.
We do have the usual fun shamrocks, pots of gold  and newer
decorations but somehow these oldies are still goodies!