Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fun in Planning

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday ... our host is Susan of Between Naps on the Porch Blog. Click the image to see her beautiful blog and find links to all the wonderful tablescapes being shared this week!

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One of the most fun things for any dish lover to do is plan and shop for a new tablescape. I'm going to be using an ivory and cream color palette for Easter and I've been finding a few new pieces to go with the adorable salad and dinner plates I already have. The planning is SO MUCH FUN... as all of you dish lovers know! I shot a few photos and am gathering ideas right now. I'm trying to decide on a pretty little cake design for the cake stand. I've got napkins and napkin rings, and have to decide whether or not to do placemats or tablecloth. I will gladly welcome suggestions and can't wait to hear from all of you! I do have a tiny bit of grass/green color involved but only as a tiny accent... nothing I want to add in abundance. I do have one more piece, a pretty ivory iron work tea pot that I need to get out of storage, I'll be buying cream and ivory eggs to put into it for decoration. If I can't find them ... I'll just spray some ;) and store them in the fridge until the holiday.


Now to tell you about a few of my fun finds.... the napkins and rings are from Pier 1 and the napkin rings are only 99 cents right now in the clearance bin. I adore a good sale! The bunny is from Hobby Lobby... all the adorable little Easter bunnies in the 'statue' type section were half off. The cake stand was a real find at TJ Maxx and the fleur de lis ceramic oil bottle was from an adorable gift shop in town called "Sensations". The profits from this store go to a local charitable organization. Kali found the sweet little chicks in the cage at Pier 1 and thought they'd be super sweet on the bar. The girl is already helping find cute things for our table/decorations and is loving dishware at the ripe old age of four and a half! "Lolli, look at this how cute!" comes out of her mouth often when we're shopping!


I will share more information about the dishes as Easter comes closer and I set up table. I can't wait to see what all of you are planning for your Easter tables! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

27 comments:

ceekay said...

Your creams and whites are lovely. That little chippy bunny is so cute!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Katy,
all of the items you already gathered for your Easter table are just stunning. I can't wait to see the final product. I love the monogromatic look you are planning. Your pictures are simply stunning, I wish I had just half of your talent.
Happy Tablescape Thurday,
Tam

ellen b said...

Katy! I too love a good deal and you did very well. What fun your table is. Happy TT to you!!

xinex said...

Pretty dishes and pretty layering. Love the bunny!...Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, how beautiful your cream colored dishes and extra pretties are! I think you're tempting me to go to Pier One in the morning!
Be a sweeite,
Shelia :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I like your style with this tablescape. I love the little chicks. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Deb said...

Well you are really off to a great start! I will keep it tuned in for the big day. Everything so far is WONDERFUL! Deb

KBeau said...

You've gathered some wonderful things. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Happy Tablescaping!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy, this is just absolutely adorable! I can't get over how cute it is! And I'm in love with that bunny. I have some chicks that are similar, and mine are yellow. Just love everything you had here.

Happy Tablescape Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katy, I think I might have made a typo with your name! Sorry!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Can't wait to see your tablescape. This is all so pretty!

Petunia said...

How beautiful..and the bunny and little chicks in the cage? FAB!

Linda said...

It's all lovely, but that adorable bunny! He is precious! Linda

Dream Mom said...

I love the cream and white theme. Very sophisticated color palette and a nice change from all of the pastels at Easter. LOVE the chicks in the cage from Pier 1. They really add something to the table. I am looking forward to the finished product.

As for the placemat or tablecloth, I think the tablecloth sounds a bit more formal; I might enjoy the placemats more. I think something with some texture would be nice for the placemats since you are keeping the color scheme simple.

Happy Momma to Six Blessings said...

Think I need to score some of those napkin rings for myself. I hope you left me some. Is your #4 swimming today. I need to check out Cracker Barrel.

Southern Lady said...

Katy, I love your elegant color scheme and beautiful accessories ... and your photos are stunning.

I especially like those adorable little chicks in the cage. I haven't been to Pier One in years ... looks like I've been missing a lot!

I'm looking forward to browsing your blog and seeing more of your photos.

Sincerely,

Janie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful elements!! I can't wait to see your Easter table!

Janie's World said...

OOO, I can't wait to see it all put together! The palette is simple, but the textures are complex. So many to keep the eye interested. Love your bunny! You are teaching your granddaughter a wonderful tradition, tablescaping!!!

Chandy said...

Your idea sounds wonderful and those dishes are just gorgeous!Great share today, thanks! Happy TT!

Mary said...

I love a cream and white theme -- it really allows the food to be the star of the show. LOVE all those dishes, especially the little daisy ones! And I'm thinking a cake shaped like an Easter basket would be really cute on your cake stand... :)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great collecting. I seem to be doing a lot of that lately. Funny thing, my tablescape this week has those same napkin rings. I picked them up at Pier One here in Ontario Canada this week.

Kim Chalfant said...

You've got my hooked girl! I'll bet everything will look fabulous. Your photos of everything really got me anticipating the outcome. Can't wait for Easter.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I love the creamscape, and the bunny is just devine. Have fun!!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love the dishes ! The little chicks in the cage are just too cute .Adorable chippy bunny.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love how everything looks together. That is an adorable rabbit.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Love all the bargains you've found. What an eye you have! They all work so well together. Can't wait to see your table set!!