Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Barely Blue William Sonoma Bunny Table

First, I want to thank all those who took part in the challenge last week!  So many beautiful bird, egg or nest themed tables!  I enjoyed seeing your take on the challenge.

Don’t forget, the next one is May 14th.  The theme is wedding china, yours or your mom’s, gmom’s .  Dig it out, dust it off and do it up grand!  Give it a new spin.  Let’s see what you come up with!

I always ask dh want he thinks of my table.  Believe me, he walks by and doesn’t even look!  His response?  “kind of pale.”  He hasn’t heard about burlap , except to wrap the bushes in so the deer don’t eat them.  I haven’t gotten in to the burlap craze, honestly, it makes me itch, I think I am allergic to it. 

So here is my pale table!


I got these plates last year before Easter at the WS Outlet.  I think they were less than 10 dollars for four.  And then there is my coupon, lol!


They are joined by this PB sugar and creamer, which were also under 10 dollars for the set.

I set them on 2 cabbage plates, bunnies like cabbage I think, even without the corned beef.


A snowy white cut work table cloth to start.  I know it is snowy white cause I gave it an Easter cleaning with a mild clorox bath.

I used a natural string mat, CTS, 1.00, cut work plate from Horchow, the bunny plate, and a white egg cup and little white rippled saucer underneath, both from CTS.


The flatware is from Horchow.  The white butter domes are from CTS.

Little porcelain egg shaped bowls are from Villeroy and Boch Outlet.

Taller stem from clearance at CTS, 1.00 smaller are by Dansk, many years ago at the outlet that used to be here in Southampton.


The simple centerpiece is a PB Bunny filled with faux eggs and nestled into a PB charger, 2.00 at the outlet, with some baby’s breath.





Robin’s egg salt and peppers on a little tray from the Pfaltzgraff Clearance store, years ago.


I haven’t started the Easter baking yet, that will be Saturday.


Last year I made a Sour Cream Apple Pie. Recipe HERE


The Bunny whipped cream layer cake


And of course, the traditional eggs that I show you every year.  That’s because it is traditional, lol!

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I also show you the Babka dh makes every Easter, cause…well, you know, it is his tradition!


I’ll be back to show what I am making.  There will be 30 of us.

If I don’t see you, I wish you a very blessed Easter!


Thanks for stopping by!

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday

Diann and Linda for Thrifty Things Friday

Gollum for Foodie Friday


Let’s have a little Spring Table Tour next week.  Impromptu , I will put the link up at 7 on Wed.  A new, fresh SPRING table, no reruns please.  Just because… we woke up to everything ice covered this morning, so we must push winter out of here with a very SPRINGY table.  Do you want to?  It will be small, but fun!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Parade of Tables

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  When you are retired, everyday is a weekend.  I always get a kick out of retired people or people who don’t have a job they have to go to everyday, saying they are going on vacation!    I know, we all work, cook, clean, do laundry and garden, but working people do that as well as go to a job everydayI am very happy those days are in the past for me, I don’t know how I did it all!  Take a bow if you are still doing it!

Here are some Easter tables from the past…

Maybe you will get an idea for something you can use on your table.


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I think I hit all the colors!  My next table is going to be barely colorful!

Still making the rounds on the Bird/egg/nest challenge from Wed.  If you haven’t seen it, take a look!  SO many fine feathered entries!


Thanks for stopping by!

I am joining Seasonal Sunday

Inspire Me Tues

You’re Gonna Love It Tues

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birds~Eggs~Nests Table Challenge~ National Audubon Dishes~Let’s Dish!

Hello, Ladies!  Time for the monthly challenge here!

Before you link up, please read this.  If you took the challenge you must have included at least one of the above elements in your scape.

You have to link back to this party in your post or at the end, but not on a different page.  We all know no one goes to that page! : ()

Please be a follower to link up, and link to no more than 5 parties. ( I am stealing that from Share Your Cup at Jann’s, it is a good idea!)I have a hard time remembering to link to that many!

Please put your blog name first. 

Turn off your word ID if you have it, it takes up too much time to type the code in, so people leave without commenting.

The most important thing is, that if you link, you visit at least 5 entries.  We are not a huge party, I know I run from parties where there are a huge amount of links. And remember, only ONE link.

   I know you get many visits from this party, as that is the kind of gals who link here, we visit each other!  Linking and running is not their way!

My inspiration tonight came from Alma, The Tablescaper.

She gifted me with these lovely BIRD dishes, pink compotes, AND the little white linen coaster on it for my birthday.  There are 12 plates and 3 different bird designs.  You will see those in later posts.

She also gave me the beautiful cut work runner beneath the plate.

The centerpiece started with this white ceramic bird bath I got, a few years ago at Michael’s.
White roses and babies breath, with some greens from the yard.

Some natural colored faux eggs added.


I started with a rose colored cotton cloth, birds nest charger, white cloth doily from the .99 store, rose Pfaltzgraff Filigree plate, bird plate and pink compote.


Silver swan napkin ring, as birds flock together!  I got them on ebay.
I paired a pale pink linen napkin with a white one.


The flatware is Calypso by Towle via Cmas Tree Shops.  Pier One carries it too, but more $$$.

Silver egg cup holds a pink hard boiled egg.


Glassware is by Gorham, via Lenox Outlet.


These are the little linen coasters Alma gave me.  Aren’t they darling?  The birdie glasses were also from Alma, and they will fly into a later post.


I think that’s about everything.  The nest chargers were a find at the PB Outlet on one of the bargain hunting trips with Alma, , 2.00 each!   I used them in this table too.

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Now hop around to all the other entries that you can, and tell them a little BIRD sent you!


Thanks so much for stopping by, you are so tweet!
Don't forget to add a link back to this party, those who don't will be deleted, sorry! 


The May Let’s Dish Challenge is May 14th.  The theme is WEDDING CHINA, which was suggested by two ladies. It can be your wedding china, or if you are not married, your mom’s or gmom’s.
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday,
Diann and Linda for Thrifty Things Fri
Bev for Pink Saturday 


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