I had a completely different tablescape in mind earlier today, but when I finally got around to doing the table, I totally changed my mind. Does that ever happen to any of you other tablescapers out there? Lately it seems to be happening me a lot. I also hadn’t really planned to do an Easter table quite yet, but, as you can see, I changed my mind about that, too. I will eventually do the table that I originally had planned plus maybe even another Easter table as well, so I decided that it would be ok to start Easter décor a little early.
Does Easter have to be all pastels and soft colors? When I spied my Peter’s Pottery rabbits this morning, I thought that I really wanted to feature them on a table. Those rabbits would look better with earthy colors, so I thought of The Friendly Village. Why not? Surely the inhabitants of The Friendly Village celebrate Easter!
I chose the square salad plates for the top layer and decided to put my spring green napkin between the two plates. I purchased these from The Napkin Lady a while back, and I think that the color is perfect for both spring and lightening up the neutral colors of the china.
Then I topped off the plate stack with this great little bowl. It is a raised rabbit and carrot design in a cabbage leaf. I just love this little set of bowls. They will be great for soup or salad. My mother-in-law found them at a garage sale a while back, and I have been anxiously awaiting a good time to showcase them. Well, today’s the day! I think they look really good with the neutral colors of the plates.
I still have a few blooms in my yard, and, of course, I wanted to use them as well. I counted all of the bouquets in my last few posts and this is number 21! That’s right; I have used 21 bouquets of flowers in my recent décor. After the 9 vases that I filled last week, I can finally tell that there are fewer blooms in my yard. I do still have some blooming, however. I predict a good 3 or 4 more bouquets before they are spent. Anyway, I stuck the flowers that I picked today in the Friendly Village teapot, and I love how bright and cheerful they are.
I had two extra napkins and decided to use them as a table runner. I wanted the green to stand out against the white, plus I liked the green color as a back drop to the pottery.
My Peter’s Pottery rabbits look great on the green, and they are flanking a cute little Easter plate, another yard sale find that my mother-in-law gave me.
On the other side of the bouquet is my Peter’s Pottery covered candy dish and a couple of larger rabbits. My husband gave me these years ago at Easter, and I think they are probably the ones that started the rabbit collection.
To finish out the place setting, I chose my Present Time flatware since this is a casual table. I used my green Dollar General glasses and the flower-power tumblers were a yard sale find back when I first started tablescaping. I thought the neutral colors and retro design were fun for this table.
So this is my first Easter table for 2014, and I am quite pleased with it.
I have a couple of updates on my flea market sales. I took the Jade Moon dishes up there a week or so ago. When I went to work last Saturday, I noticed that they had sold. I looked up my account on the computer, and they had sold the afternoon after I had taken them up there that morning. Wow! I never expected them to sell that quickly.
While I was working on Saturday, a young couple bought another set of dishes from my booth. It was a partial set that I had actually put up there last spring, but it had never sold. Finally, I took it home in the fall and just put it back out about a month ago. I reduced the price because I was so ready to get rid of it. They were thrilled with it and glad to snap it up at that price, which was still a profit for me, just a smaller one than I had originally hoped.
It is quite unusual for me to sell 2 sets in a week, so I am really stoked about it. I have 3 other sets in my booth right now, 2 of which have been sitting there for a while, plus some extra plates. I am hoping that my streak continues and that these will sell soon!
My last update for you is about my Antiques Appraisal class. I received my second test today, another 100! I am so happy. We leave Friday to head up to TN to visit my son and his wife. My parents are going with us. I hope that everyone has a great weekend and that you get to visit your friends and family as well!