Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Easter Tablescape in Shades of Blue & Green


I had started planning this year's Easter tablescape much earlier in the season before there was any talk of self isolation and social distancing due to the corona virus.  I had in mind that I'd be having my parents and other family members over.  Now all that has changed of course and I'll be sharing my actual Easter tablescape for TWO in an upcoming post but here's a look at what I had envisioned for this year's Easter celebration.




My inspiration began with this set of salad plates from Pier 1 that I purchased prior to all our Canadian Pier 1 stores announcement that they were closing.  :(

Secondly, I knew I wanted to incorporate two of these blue table runners I got at Ikea earlier this year.

The greenery placemats on the runner and under the charger are also by Pier 1 and added a spring-like vibe to the place settings.

The salad plates came in a set of 4 with each plate being a little different but all similar in colour and design.

I paired them with some aqua coloured dinner plates I already owned.

Little nests filled with eggs were placed in some glass appetizer bowls and set on top of the salad plate.

Forks were tucked inside the napkin rings above the napkins.

I used coordinated but slightly different coloured napkins throughout the table. A faux blossom stem was an added embellishment.

My acrylic knife rests were brought out for this special occasion tablescape.

Placecards were printed from the computer and arranged at each place setting.

I chose to use my etched butterfly stemware as it is so perfect for spring.

A white birdcage filled with greenery and a faux candle was elevated on a riser and became the centerpiece.

A little birdie was placed on each side of the birdcage.

Arranged along the length of the table, eucalyptus and blossom stems provide a hiding place for some little bunnies.

I placed the bunnies so that guests on both sides of the table could enjoy them.





Coordinating coloured eggs were tucked in here and there.

An overview of the table...

...with a side view







Have your plans for Easter dinner changed?

These are difficult days and we all need to do our part by staying home and self isolating in order to prevent the spread of this terrible virus so I am prepared to adapt even if it means that the Easter celebration looks a bit different this year. 


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Take care my friends!

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Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Modern on Monticello
Funtastic Friday and Well Wishes at Two Chicks and a Mom
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Friday, March 27, 2020

Bunnies and Carrots Easter Decor

The self-isolation we've been practicing with the global pandemic of Covid-19 has allowed me the time to focus on a lot of spring/Easter decorating around the house which I'll take as a bonus in these difficult days.  If you've been following me on Istagram and checking out my videos in my stories there, you will have already seen a lot of the Easter decorating I've done around the house. If not, here's a look now at how I decorated the sideboard area of our kitchen.  



 I've gone with a carrots and bunnies theme and decorated with an orange and green colour scheme.

I started with this end and incorporated a large green vase filled with spring blossoms as a backdrop.

A basket of carrots and some terracotta pots create a garden like atmosphere for Mr Bunny.


Of course, I have to add some dishes! A stack of green and white plates along with...

...a couple of copper mugs and spoons fit the colour scheme perfectly.

I hung a burlap shopping bag on the cabinet door...

...and arranged some greenery to hang over the edge as if there were some carrots in there.

In the corner, I placed a white crate on a stool and filled it with a bunny pillow and some greenery in pots.

While this is definitely NOT the time to "gather", I am happy with how this sign above the sideboard turned out. It was a recycle project in which Mr Delight painted an old wood sign we no longer loved and it took on a shiplap look. 


 I got the little wooden "gather" sign on Amazon, painted it black and attached it with window putty so that it is removable. 

A small nail was placed in the middle below the "gather" so I can hang wreaths as in this case where I've also incorporated a few faux carrots.

Here's the display on the opposite end of the sideboard.

Faux candles were embellished with some carrot napkin rings and a bunch of carrots were placed under a cloche beside this cute wooden bunny. Little pots of grass-like greenery and a boxwood "tree" create the garden vibe on this side.

He sits beside a terracotta pot filled with napkins and forks.

This is the view along the side wall as you walk into our kitchen.

Easter will no doubt look different for us this year in these days of social distancing and self isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic. There won't be any company invited for Easter dinner or anyone stopping by to see my decorations but that makes me doubly happy to be able to share them with you here!

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Stay healthy!
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Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Modern on Monticello
Funtastic Friday and Well Wishes at Two Chicks and a Mom
You're the Star - Home Feature at Kippi at Home