It's a "Two-fer!"

Hey everyone, and Happy Easter to one and all!  I hope that whatever your Easter day plans might be, big or small, that it will be a joyous occasion.  Ours is going to be very small this year with just The Man and I.  Even though it is only going to be the two of us, I decided to do a "pretend" Easter table in the dining room and a small "for real" table-for-two in our breakfast room.  Fair warning, lots of pics!

You have to know I've been wanting to use our newly acquired china, which you can read all about HERE,  and decided an Easter table would be the perfect venue.  So, without further ado.....TA-DA!

A bird's-eye view!

I used my rattan chargers & then a plain white plate as the base for the china.

These napkins are machine-embroidered and were a gift to me when I was serving as
President of a women's organization.  Pretty good match to the china, huh?

Tea tastes especially good in these delicate little cups.

The silver pattern is Victoria Rose.

Sugar and cream, anyone?

I just love these sweet little nesting bunny dolls!

This dropcloth tablecloth that I made seems to work for both formal and semi-fomal table settings.

The tablerunner is a favorite and was purchased at Pier 1 on sale a few years ago.

The sweet teapot is 40+ years old, and I just love the colors and the shape.  The little white bird salt & pepper shakers are from Pier 1 several years ago.  I've never had egg cups (gasp!) & found these at World Market a couple of days ago for 50% off!

Mr. Bunny, in his book-page nest, just hopped over here from the entry table -- always wants to be the "center of attention!"

An evening view!

Now for our breakfast room "table for two!"

I decided to use my Fiesta Ware china in more of the pastel colors and keep this very informal.  I used the matching placemats to the dining room tablerunner on top of another dropcloth tablecloth and added my chalkboard chargers with a "Hoppy Easter & Bunny Trail" message.  I just love mixing and matching the colors -- so fun and very cheerful!  I used blue napkins in some cute little natural fiber bunny napkin rings from World Market (50% off).  I switched out the faux plant in the little brown bunny for a vase of paper cupcake liner flowers that I had made for my "Momma Cave."  If you want to see that room, go HERE and/or HERE.

Okay, I'm taking pity on you by creating this collage instead of doing all these photos individually!  See how sweet I am?  I know, I know, it's the same number of pics but doesn't really seem like it.  Or does it?  In case you are feeling famished, go have a Cadbury Creme Egg!
Hoppy Easter!

I truly appreciate that you stopped by and hope you will leave me a comment so that I know you were here.  If I've been remiss in visiting your blog, please let me know so I can make amends.  I do try really hard to keep up, but "life happens" and some times I fail miserably.....lol!  Hope you have a wonderful Easter and a great start to a lovely new month tomorrow, but don't be "April Fooled!"

I love to party with these fine bloggers:
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for Budget Decorating Party
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Carol,
And hoppy Easter to you too! I love your Easter table ...did you do it just for us? It is so pretty and festive!
It was just me and my husband today so we had an informal lunch too.



allisamazing said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I especially love the delicate teacups! Happy Easter.

JafraNorma said...

Love the china and decorations! You are so talented my friend! Happy Easter to you. It was just Ray and I for lunch so it was off to Mimi's!

Now a nap!!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Fun to make a tablescape and fun to use new china! Hope you had a happy Easter!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Lovely dishes.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

love your beautiful dish and the napkins that coordinate with them, they are so beautiful, I am glad you have so many of the great pieces that go with the set...also loved the chargers on the table, the ones that were painted with chalk paint...

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I really like that drop cloth tablecloth! You're a very talented seamstress. I can't even sew on a button. My hubby gets all the sewing jobs around here. Ha! He even recovered a reclining wing chair! I've never seen chalkboard chargers, but I love the idea of being able to write different things on them. Very pretty tables!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Carol! I love your china and it looks so pretty on your decorated table. I going to read the post about your dishes now...

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Joani said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Maria Elena said...

Carol, your table looks so gorgeous! The napkins are so pretty and they match perfectly with the dishes. Very pretty! Come link up at this week's party! Love to have you!

chateau chic said...

Your table all set for Easter is beautiful with your lovely china!!
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Mary Alice

Pat said...

The Victoria Rose is gorgeous! Wonderful Easter table.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is so pretty, I love it and of course I love your china. Hugs,Marty

CJ Foss said...

Wow. I'm inspired to blog again and link up to all these fun parties that you've identified. I want to go back and read your blog story of how you acquired your new vintage china. I have some of this pattern but haven't used it in a while. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring. ~CJ

Dawn said...

It is all so pretty, I love the pink flowers on your china. You set a wonderful Easter table girl. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Carol said...

Thank you so much, Pat! I absolutely agree!

Carol said...

Thank you so much, Norma!

Okay, I'm puzzled -- are you living in Tempe or are you still in Yuma? Maybe you just go back to Yuma often. We've been here in Gilbert for 18 months and haven't gone back to Yuma once!


Carol said...

Thank you very much!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The bunny in the bookpage wreath is so cute! Both tables are lovely!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The first table is gorgeous and your china is so pretty. The second table is very happy, I love the colour you chose and the "Easter" charger.

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous set-up Carol! I also love the kids table! too cute! I have yet to show my Easter set-up come Saturday. :-)

Melissa Skidmore said...

I love your Easter tables! The kid table is so cute! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your set of dishes was my grandmothers pattern. when she died she only had 3 dinner plates left , my youngest sister has collected the entire set because she fell in love with it, we run antique stores for a couple years and ebay until she had every piece availableLOL

your table is lovely and your matching napkins

Carol said...

Thank you, Vel! Actually, the table you referred to as the "kids'" table was the one hubby and I used. Had to chuckle.....we are so in denial that we are the age we are, so being at the kids' table was totally appropriate!


Carol said...

Thank you, Melissa! That "kids'" table was actually for hubby and I......but that's okay, we truly don't know our age!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love your dishes and those egg cups are so sweet!!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So happy to have you join your beautiful tablescape at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


Oh Carol, what a gorgeous table setting, the dishes are very beautiful, I just love them! Loving the cute egg cups and tea cups..ok, love it all! Enjoy your weekend.

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