Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crystal & Burlap Easter Table

For this year's Easter table, I stayed in my comfort zone, forgoing the usual pastels in favour of a more neutral look.  I've combined burlap with crystal for what I am calling
      "rustic-elegance". 

Hope you enjoy seeing the details - i.e. lots of pics!



 
 Here is the basis of the "elegant" part of  the
"rustic-elegance" theme; two crystal tealight lamps from Partylite years ago. 


The "rustic" additions are the burlap runner which criss-crosses the table as well as the burlap daisy napkin rings (Home Hardware at Christmas- they actually have clips on back so are clipped to raffia tie). A couple of nests and lots of raffia ribbon add to the look.
 



The rustic and the elegance combine for my
       Crystal & Burlap Easter Tablescape.
 
The centerpiece was created using two apothecary jars; one filled with pussy willows and raffia and the other with eggs on a nest of raffia. A rugged cross is added to remind us of the true meaning of Easter.
 
 
The dish "stack" with a bowl that looks like an Easter lily to me. (Pier 1 a few years back)
 
I  recently picked up 6 of these "crystal" candy dishes at a local grocery store for $1 each.  I dressed them up with a name tag and some raffia ribbon and set them inside the "lily" bowls.
 

Lift the lid and there is a little treat for my guests - some Easter chocolates on a bed of raffia.
 
 
 
Some floral shaped tealight holders create a glow at each place setting.
 
 
This brown decorative birdie adds another rustic element to the table.
 
 
 
Photo-editing effect

 
 
A full view of the dining room with the sideboard (you can see the sideboard details here).
 
 
Some evening views ...

 

 
 
 
I love lingering at the table after dinner is finished, conversing and relaxing by candlelight.
 
I'm still working out the details of the menu with my mom (might even be order-in Chinese food like last year! Loved that! Saves time and no one has to work!) but I'm definitely looking forward to spending time around this table with our family on Easter.
 
 
 
Thanks for visiting!
Hope the Easter Bunny brings you a few treats...
 
...and that you have a Blessed Easter rejoicing in the knowledge that Christ is Risen!
He is risen indeed!
Alleluia!
 Happy Easter!

I will be linking this post to these terrific blog parties:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Fridays at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day Saturday at Natasha in Oz
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


Monday, April 14, 2014

Rustic Easter Decor on the Sideboard

Next up in my Easter decorating is the sideboard in the dining room.  I went with a brown/white, slightly  rustic look which will coordinate with my Easter tablescape (coming soon!).
 
I started by putting a white bunny, birdie and artichoke-type candleholder inside a mini-suitcase. A bird nest and some raffia are added to fill the spaces and create a more rustic look.
 
The view from the other side.
Some natural coloured faux eggs and raffia were placed inside a tall glass vase.
 
A burlap daisy flower that has a clip on the back was attached to some twine and tied around the vase.
 
 
 
I placed a white floral wreath on the mirror over the sideboard.
 
 
Beside the sideboard, my new "chippy paint" tall vase and candleholders sit on a table. My faux "budding leaves" branches fill the vase. Two whimsical white bunnies add an Easter touch to the display.
 
 
 
My sister-in-law recently gave me these cute egg-rimmed votive holders for my birthday.  I thought they looked cute on top of the tall candleholders and with the bunnies below.
 
Did you notice these two nests in the branches? (Another gift from my SiL)
 
 
On the bottom of the table, I've placed a basket of faux hydrangea and greenery.
 
In the other corner beside the sideboard, is a smaller "chippy paint" vase with some faux greenery.  This adorable bunny, also a gift from my SiL (does she know me, or what?) watches over a little collection of Easter eggs.
 
This white & brown, slightly rustic décor is a departure from the usual pastel tones one expects at Easter but it is one I feel more comfortable with.
Thanks for stopping by! 
Please check back soon to see my Easter tablescape!
 
I'll be linking this post to these terrific blog parties:
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tutorials & Tips Link Party at Home Stories A to Z
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Tell Fridays at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Fridays at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day Saturday at Natasha in Oz
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easy Easter Centerpiece



Are you running out of time to create a centerpiece for your Easter table?
Here's a simple solution.
I created this easy centerpiece using three large cylinder vases but you could use smaller ones.
 
 
 It is pretty self-explanatory by looking at the pics but here's a few more pointers to show you what I used to create this look.
As mentioned, you need 3 cylinder vases.
Here are the other items used:

 

 
 
 
If you don't have any candleholders that would work for inside the vases, you could just place some smaller candles around the outside of the vases instead.
 
 
I have collected the many foil-covered-chocolate-eggs over the years (i.e. they are no longer good to eat and are for decorative purposes only) and have used them in various ways at Easter.
Here's an example from way back where I filled some vases for my mantel with the eggs.
 
I hope I've helped you come up with an idea for your Easter centerpiece using cylinder vases and Easter eggs.
I'll be linking this post to these terrific blog parties:
Say G'day Saturday at Natasha in Oz
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter and Spring Decor 2014


Thanks for stopping by to see my Easter and Spring décor.  Hope you enjoy seeing a few bunnies here and there!
 
First up is the décor on the end table to the right of the loveseat.
 
I added some spring blossoms to the lighted branches in the vase with my birch pieces.
 
A cream coloured bunny sits next to some books with boxwood on top.
 
The opposite end table displays a brown bunny under a copper coloured vase containing three spring-looking orbs.
A round black tray on the coffee table is filled with a bronze-toned rabbit, boxwood, a nest and a Partylite candle.
 
 
On top of the stereo cabinet, I've placed an Easter wreath on the mirror and a small yellow tote-box filled with tulips.
 
 
This side table's vignette is composed of a burlap vase filled with blossoms and grasses, a handy lidded-box where I keep my keys and sunglasses and a little birdie candleholder.
 
In the pic above, you see that the space beneath the table is filled with a small case (that matches the lidded-box on top) and a basket of extra throws and pillows.
 
 
A brown basket filled with faux tulips and greenery sits beside this inquisitive bunny on a table beside our front windows where we eat our breakfasts and lunches.
 
One of my green "love" pillows is placed in front of another spring-themed pillow on our brown leather loveseat.
 
In the kitchen, this tray vignette sits on the corner of the island and consists of a teapot with sugar/creamer, a vase of tulips (gift from Mr. Delight) and small white bunny.
 
Mr. Delight also gifted me with these pussy willows he gathered for me on the last day of skiing at our local ski resort.
I've placed them in a tray on the kitchen table with a hurricane candleholder on top of a stack of white plates and added a white birdie.
Back in the living room, here's a  couple of "total room" views.
 
If you'd like to see close-ups of the décor on the stand (étagère) in the corner in the pic above, click here.
 
You can see the close-up details of my Spring Mantel by clicking here.
 
Thank you so much for visiting!
 
I will be linking this post to these terrific blogs:
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design