Wednesday, March 27, 2013

EASTER TABLE TWO WAYS


I took an unexpected little break from the blog this week.  Sometimes I feel like I just need to totally unplug...can anyone relate?  I did want to pop in today though to show you a few ideas if you are preparing to decorate a table for Easter this weekend.  

True to form for me, I used mostly what I had and kept it simple.  First up, option #1, sparkly and glam:


For the place settings, I pulled out my bird nests and eggs and used your favorite and mine...frog tape! to make name banners.


I lined the bottom of a mirrored tray with a fun piece of graphic wrapping paper to add some color.





I loaded the tray up with lots of candles and some clipped branches from the redbud tree in our yard.




Some smaller arrangements flank the mirrored tray with a pair of mossy garden birds.







Next, option #2, a colorful table for the kids (or those young at heart!):  


For the centerpiece, I used a cute grapevine rabbit from the thrift store with an arrangement of grocery store tulips.


He's sitting on a grassy type runner and colorful fabric folded to size.
 

For the place settings here I used a mixture of crystal candle holders and small candlewick glasses, filled them with spanish moss and laid a colorful egg on top.  Then, I used some scallop edged scissors to cut more pieces of frog tape, labeled with a paint pen, and just curled the strips on top of the egg.  


I borrowed an idea from a page I had torn out of an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine and stapled the ends of paint strips together to make napkin rings.  Paper napkins from Ikea tie the greens and blues together.







Are you having company for Easter dinner?  We're actually celebrating at my sister's house.  I'm taking the rest of the week off, too, but I have some great projects to show you next week!

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17 comments:

  1. both look awesome and suit your dining room beautifully! i am partial to the first setting- love all the pink with the green.

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  2. love both of them. so pretty and fun! have a wonderful Easter and break! know what you mean about unplugging. i will be unplugging next week.;)

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  3. Jennifer I LOVE them both!! We are having company...which means I better get my butt off this computer and start getting ready LOL!! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  4. I love, love, love the idea of using frog tape! Why didn't I think of that? You're very creative! I have to say, I'm in love with the fabric on the back of the chair in that last pic! Everything looks beautiful!

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  5. Both beautiful! I will never tire of those glamour shots of the backs of your chairs with the green hutch in background!!

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  6. So so gorgeous as usual Jennifer! I love that you can do any color floral arrangement and they work with your host chairs….red/pink/yellow. Your tables are always lovely and creative!

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  7. Both options are so pretty!
    Love the frog tape idea!

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  8. They both are so pretty! I LOVE your blog, thanks for all your hard work to bring us cool ideas...like the frog tape flags and adorable napkin holders..genius! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  9. I want to eat at that table! Love the tray with the candles and branches :) xo Kristin

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  10. How pretty! I love how colorful the table is, and LOVE those bright green candles! Beautiful, so great for spring! Happy Easter!

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  11. Both turned out beautiful, you did a marvelous job as usual.

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  12. Both look beautiful! I was working on my tables today -- one for adults, one for kids -- and wondering how I could work in some nests I have. I'm going to adapt your idea with the little flags in the nest because it's just looks darling! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. I like your table both ways! And that green cabinet as a backdrop is just so much fun! What a wonderful atmosphere to serve any meal in :)

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  14. They're SO pretty! It's so festive you could serve hot dogs and your guests would think it was gourmet! :) So jealous of your branches, ours are still brown! Enjoy your break!

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  15. Both are totally gorgeous! Love the green candles with the paper lined tray. I knew you'd find a way to use that bunny from the thrift store. :) Looks adorable! Anyone would feel special and very blessed to sit at your table.

    Enjoy your week! Can't wait to see what you found at IKEA. Hope that you and your loved ones have a blessed and very Happy Easter.

    xo
    Pat

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  16. Looks like a magazine! Very pretty and creative. Have a wonderful meaningful Easter.

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  17. Love the paint swatch napkin rings! And loooove the dining chair fabric.

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