Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: A Shabby Chic Easter

This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son.  And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. 
John 3:16 (The Message)

With Easter quickly approaching, I decided to share a few pics of last year's "Shabby Chic Easter" tables. 

I'll start with the table in my formal dining. 

I used a cream color tablecloth to set a neutral background, but there seemed like there needed to be a little more "oomph" to it.  So I layered a sheet of green tulle (left over from the baby shower I had hosted) over the top, scrunched up here & there.  I like the extra sheen & color it added.

The fairly simple centerpiece consisted of a couple of shabby chic bird cages (one containing a nest & the other eggs) & some fresh flowers scattererd around the table.  (I didn't have small glass vases, so I actually used ice cream dishes!)

A scrolled iron charger grounds each place setting. 
Cream, pale yellow, & light green dishes are mixed together, & a bird's nest rests in the bowl.

I used my clear, acrylic flatware (that you've seen so many times!).

And because my little 4 year old nephew was coming, this place setting got some special "kiddie-size" flatware, too.  (It's actually a little appetizer fork & spoon).

A small cream colored bird cage, holding a tealight candle, also adorns each place setting.

The silver-rimmed goblet holds a sage green napkin & place card, tied with raffia, along with a faux egg.
{Click here for a little tutorial on the place cards.}

For my second table, in my breakfast nook, I used my bird's nest chargers, followed by the same green,  yellow, & cream dishes, again rotating the order of the colors at each place setting.  (I have to admit, looking back now, this table desperately needed a tablecloth!).
  A sage green napkin is adorned with a bird cage napkin ring (each one is a little different), while the acrylic flatware rests casually in the bowl.

A glass goblet with white polkadots contains a few faux eggs & the place card.

Because there was no room for a centerpiece, only a set of bunny salt & pepper shakers sits in the middle.....

 .....but a shabby chic pitcher serves as a side piece, holding a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Table #1:
scrolled iron chargers - Gracious Goods/Horchow
yellow & green dishes - Isabella Collection/JC Penney
cream dishes - Chris Madden/JC Penney
acrylic flatware - Walmart
silver rimmed goblets - Dillards
bird cage tealight holders & bird cages - Michael's

Table #2:
bird nest chargers & bird cage napkin rings- Pottery Barn
dishes & flatware  - same as table #1
polka dot goblets - Target
pitcher - Garden Ridge
salt & pepper shakers - Hobby Lobby

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm linking with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday, How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday, A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, All Things Heart & Home for All Things Inspired, & The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.  Be sure to check them out & be inspired!

Stop back by next Thursday, when I reveal this year's Easter "vintage-inspired" tablescape!