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Wednesday, March 18, 2020


I have no idea what Easter is going to look like this year, I expect quite different than what we're used to.  I do know three things though... on April 12 we'll still be celebrating Jesus' resurrection, He'll still be alive and in control of all things, and we'll still be having a holiday meal together!  Today I'm sharing my bright and cheery Easter table, and although I've had plans with a group of friends for weeks to do a cabbage ware Easter table hop, we discussed whether or not we should still post in light of the seriousness of our current world situation.  We ultimately decided to proceed in hopes that we will bring a bright spot of joy and beauty to your day in the midst of so much uncertainty, fear, and unease.  That will be my plan going forward, as well.  I'll continue to post projects and ideas to hopefully bring you inspiration (since we all have plenty of time at home to finally tackle some of those DIY wish lists, right?) and encouragement through these difficult days.  Please know that in doing so I'm not discounting or dismissing the seriousness of the situation going on around us at all, merely trying to continue some sense of normalcy in the midst of it and maybe offer a few minutes of distraction.  OK, now that I've shared my heart with you about that... let's move on to pretty things!

As I mentioned, I have a friend on Instagram, Michele, who loves to thrift and has gathered quite a collection of cabbage ware dishes.  She rounded up a group of fellow cabbage dish lovers on IG- including me- and invited us all to do an Easter Table hop using our favorite cabbage pieces.  I'll link to everyone who is participating at the end of the post so you can see 8 other stunning Easter table ideas today too!

The majority of my collection is green Bordallo Pinheiro pieces in a variety of styles, but I have several cabbage style pieces mixed in including a few saucers, several sizes of bowls and quite a few serving pieces.  I didn't use those on my table today but often use them on a buffet serving line in the kitchen for guests.

I knew I would use many of my green dishes on the table, and decided on a bright color palette of yellow, turquoise, and hot pink mixed in with them.  For the centerpiece, I used my DIY candelabra that I made using this tutorial (with a few of my own modifications) several years ago.  A pair of milk glass vases holds yellow tulips and hot pink roses are tucked in a yellow cabbage pitcher.

I mentioned in my Spring Bedroom Refresh post last week that I'm loving mixing in some bright yellow for the season, and several weeks ago I scored a set of vintage yellow cabbage ware dishes on Facebook Marketplace.  It even came with 10 matching stems with the cabbage pattern pressed into the glass.

It also had tons of serving pieces, including this darling little S&P set.

A couple of weeks ago I shared the tiny little Opaline cordial glasses I got.  I knew they would be darling filled with mini jelly beans on my Easter table!

I always pull out these tiny lamb salt cellars for Easter, if for no other reason than they just look cute and are unusual.  

I put together some simple DIY napkin rings for the table, or rather I did one and then recruited my daughter to make the rest!  Yay for teamwork!  It is simply a ring cut from a cardboard wrapping paper tube (cut slightly smaller than the width of the ribbon), a strip of ribbon glued on, then this darling carrot from Hobby Lobby hot glued on top.  Couldn't be easier!

My kids are actually on Spring Break this week, with another certain two weeks of online classes or canceled school coming up.  Annnnnd,  it's been gloomy, cold and raining all week so far.  This table has certainly brightened things up around here!

I'm still enjoying the new look of the Dining Room, I can't believe it's been just over a year since it got a makeover!

I hope you're encouraged to set a pretty table one of these days while you likely have some extra time at home.  Easter or not, have some fun and brighten a meal for your family!

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I have collected all of my pieces from various places over the last 20 years probably, but Ebay and Etsy are always good sources to keep an eye on.  I even see pieces pop up on my local Facebook Marketplace sometimes!

You will not want to miss the other tables in our hop today.  I'm linking here to each participant on Instagram.  You can view by clicking even if you're not on IG! (They'll be posting through the morning, check back if you don't see their table yet!  Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you Jennifer, for the bright spot in my day. Your table is so beautiful and like the robins...a sign of Spring. Here in Michigan, our daffodils and hyacinths are up and waiting for a nice warm day to bloom. It takes a little longer here in snow country...haha. I always look forward to your posts!

    1. Well we’ve still been cold this week, supposed to freeze one night this weekend! Enjoying one glorious day of warm sunshine today though. Thanks so much for your kind comment and take care! ❤️

  2. Jen, gorgeous as always! Consideration re the Easter/spring napkin rings I made years ago. Pier 1 had basically same napkin rings (larger flower) that were made for less. Took 1 inch PVC pipe and cut in 3/4 inch pieces. Starting from the outside hot glued the start of wrapping ribbon around the pipe and hot glued its end inside. Took a silk flower, snipped off at the back and hot glued it on the outside. It almost looks like a large ring when placed on your finger! ** Your creativity is always welcomed and is possibly the diversion we need! Living outside Chicago, it's hard to imagine it's not just my area or my state that is going through this, it's all 50 states. I tease my friends we will have the cleanest homes in town, and more so importantly remembering 'this too, shall pass.'

    1. Those sound darling, I bet they look fantastic on a table! Yes, the scale of this is just mind boggling. Take care! 💕

  3. Thank you, Jennifer, for making the decision to continue to post and celebrate the joy and beauty and color of this amazing world He has given us! I always look forward to your posts for a dose of eye candy and inspiration and you never disappoint. Your are much appreciated😘

    1. Thank you for that kind response. I’m so glad that a “silly” thing like decorating can lighten our moods and spirits so much! ❤️ Take care!

  4. Love your posts. Keep them coming. They make everyone happy! Thanks!

  5. I love the color palette so much! Jennifer, are you familiar with Mikasa Bone China Kutani Bird pattern? It has the yellow you've recently added to your decor. And it has a bit of that Chinoiserie feel :)


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