Friday, April 14, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Cottontale a redo on 2014 Tablescape.

Sometimes you have to make decisions that don't make you very happy at all.  That is the way I felt about selling my sweet daffodil and bunny Easter dinnerware.  But I do have my memories.......

Perhaps you may remember way back in April 2014 a post of mine called Here Comes Peter Cottontail.
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I was so tickled to use the Daffodil and Bunny plates that I had found sometime before that at a garage sale.  I loved those bunny plates.  We continued to use those plates for Spring table settings right up until this year. 

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I started to sell off my tablescaping stash last year. Most of my Fall dinnerware and a bit of the Christmas has already been sold. All of my Easter plates are now gone with the exception of my cabbage plates and egg shaped dessert plates that I intend to keep.  I still have so much to sell and yes each item I sell makes me a bit sad as I pack them up and ship them out. 

Enough of that... Lets take a look at Peter Cottontail's tablescape.  (Spoiler alert - Lots of pictures).  There was a bounty of bunnies on this happy Easter table setting.

There were small bunnies
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 There were garden bunnies.
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There were fat bunnies.
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There were long and skinny bunnies.
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There were white bunnies and brown bunnies.
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There was a bunny on a basket.
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And a bunny in a cage.
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Even a bunny Peter Cottontail Tea Set

There were many Clothtique types of bunnies across the tablescape doing all kinds of Easter bunny chores.

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Most of all a tablescape is about the dinnerware,  glassware, and flatware.

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Yes I am sad that I will not ever set another table with these happy festive bunny plates but it is so very good to know they are going to a new home with young children.  They are making memories for another family this Easter Season.

Hop Along Mr. Cottontail,  Hop along that long and winding Bunny Trail.  Happy trails to you,  until we meet again.

Happy Easter to all........






Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shamrocks and Roses 2016 Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape

It is that time of year again.  Cuisine Kathleen's Annual Saint Patrick's Day Crawl is today.  I wait each year to see what kind of wonderful recipes, decor, and tablescapes will be created in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.  This year I decided not to buy anything new and to use things that I already had.  Really I had the table all set up and ready until I went to Goodwill on the way home last night.  Oh My .....  I found a set of the prettiest green and yellow basket weave plaid or check pattern plates I had ever seen.  With my earned discount coupon I ended up paying $.65 cents each.  Well back to ground zero digging into boxes at my storage unit to find the shamrock bowls I knew I had late in the evening last night.  My Revised tablescape follows.....
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RICHARD GINORI MANIFATTURA DI LAVENO dinner plates sit upon Lenox charger plates and  shamrock shaped salad bowls top the stack.
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A hand embroidered tablecloth in fresh spring colors.
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Lovely lasses dance with the wee lads and leprechauns
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An old friend (my favorite lucky leprechaun) stands in a bed of faux green roses that are nestled into an old basket that has been spray painted with Rust-oleum's Oregano green  paint.
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Leprechaun's are playing all around the table.
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Now, Just in case you are not tired of Saint Patrick's Day Tablescapes here is a link to my other tablescape celebrating Saint Patrick's Day *Meet Jimmy Joe at Our Saint Patrick's Day Party* .

Here are a couple of pictures of the Doll Party.
Plum Creek Place Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape and Decor

Plum Creek Place Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape and Decor

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sunny Yellow and Blue Tablescape

A few weeks back I was Visiting Susie's Cake Plates and Other Treasures and loving the blue and yellow tablescape that she had posted.  A blue and yellow tablescape can always make my eyes sparkle especially when I had been thinking of a sunny blue and yellow tablescape too.  By coincidence I had placed a very bright tablecloth in a bold yellow and cobalt blue onto the breakfast table the day before reading Susie's post.  I was inspired to get into gear and get this tablescape done.  After digging around in the garage a set of yellowish charger plates were found along with a set of golden yellow handled flatware.  A set of sunflower plates, some cheerful spring like glassware and a few cobalt blue accent pieces were dug out of the back of the cabinets and the boxes stored under the stairs and in the garage.  It took a couple of days to pull together but the result was worth it.

A
bright
and
very
cheerful
tablescape
in
the
early
morning
sunshine.



Yellow flower shape charger plates
by Furio.



























Happy sunflower plates by Farberware
Tablecloth by Poupees Yolande



Pretty floral stemware, maker unknown.

The yellow flatware was bought new at Marc's (our local closeout store).
The cut flowers were bought at the supermarket.
Everything else was thrifted.

Have a wonderful week!
Candy

I will be sharing at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday