I have had a busy couple of weeks, and I am expecting to be absolutely swamped the next 2-3 weeks. Our church will be producing its annual Passion Play, and my husband and I have integral parts behind the scenes, which pretty much take every waking moment the next few weeks.
I hope that those of you near central Mississippi will join us. It is produced the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Easter. You can read more about it in my previous posts here, here, and here. It is an awesome and very moving production, and we do a great job for a bunch of amateurs, if I do say so myself.
All of this Easter activity that has gone on the past month and will continue for the next few weeks will limit my tablescaping and blogging time considerably. I really wanted to do a table for Kathleen’s challenge this week, Birds, Nests, and Eggs. I had this table somewhat planned in my head, although, as usual, it sort of evolved into more than my original thoughts.
I started with my favorite china, Noritake Reverie. I will never tire of this pattern that I picked out when we married, and the soft colors and pattern are beautiful and perfect for a spring-themed table. I decided to put the pastel yellow napkin between the dinner and the salad plates for a little contrast.
The Grosvenor silver was perfect with this place setting.
I decided to use my Dollar Tree flutes and everyday wine glasses for this table.
When I first read of Kathleen’s theme, I immediately thought of this beautiful Vietri Bowl that my son and daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas. A few days before, I had browsed the Dollar Tree with this tablescape in mind and had picked up some Easter grass and eggs.
I loved the way the bowl ended up looking and was perfect for the challenge.
I don’t have just a whole lot of bird things, but I did think of this love bird candy dish. David’s grandmother gave it to us when we married, and I added a little Easter grass and eggs to it as well. I liked the way it echoed the larger dish.
Then I had a decision to make. I wanted to continue adding some bird-themed items that I have, but their colors did not necessarily go with my pastel yellow and green color palette. As you can see, birds won out over colors, so I apologize ahead of time for the disjointed color scheme. I decided to put a bird item at each place. David’s grandmother collected glass birds, and we had given her this sweet little hummingbird, which David’s mom returned to me after her death. My photo does not do it justice; it is really pretty and has lovely detail.
This cute little china basket with birds on the handle is a very old one that I inherited from one of my female ancestors.
It was hard to get a good photo of the bottom, but I hope you can see that it originally cost ten cents!
This pitcher with this odd species of birds on it (I have no idea what they are) is one of my favorites. It belonged to my grandmother, and my daddy said that it always held molasses on their table when he was growing up. I love its delicate colors; the mark on the bottom says Germany.
I put these little cobalt blue birds at the last place. These also once belonged to David’s grandmother. Then for the last touch, I found the Dollar Tree eggs from last year, and put one on each plate.
Despite not following through with my original color scheme, I do like how the table turned out with birds and eggs throughout.
I also need to mention that the last couple of days have been unusually cool and rainy for this time of year. As a matter of fact, the 2 rivers near us are on flood watch, and we have flash flood warnings throughout the area.
Therefore, my normally dark dining room is even darker that usual, so I apologize ahead of time for the dark photos.
The pastel colors do lighten it up some, so I was glad about that.
I do have an Easter tablescape planned, and I should have time to do one at some point.
But if you notice that I am not blogging much, you know why. Remember our play in your prayers the next couple of weeks as we plan to tell the story of Jesus and His triumph over Satan, a story that we never tire of and have told every Easter for over 25 years!
He is not here; he has risen! Matthew 28:6
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