Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Bright, Colorful Easter

Easter doesn't have to be pastel. I found this mint-with-tag tablecloth in Vermont last weekend, and it's perfect for an Easter table that mixes bright, bold colors with Spring's softer hues.

The cloth is by Royal Art and the pattern is called Eton. I associate that name with an exclusive British boys' school, but I guess Royal Art felt it worked for these florals, too.

This tablescape features post-86 Fiesta dinnerware in white, shamrock, rose and scarlet paired with vintage Harlequin dinnerware in yellow. Last week's table was all about rabbits. This week the chicks have landed on my tabletop, and Harlequin yellow is a perfect match for their fluffy feathers!

The forsythia in the centerpiece is from our yard. The rest of the blossoms are from the farmstand. The smell of the hyacinths is wonderful!

Vintage Bakelite flatware, modern Libbey stripe glassware and napkins from Pier One complete this table.

Can you guess what these eggs are made of?

The colors also work well in candlelight.

I've been enjoying this tablecloth so much that I decided to give it a second 'scape using vintage Riviera dinnerware and a vintage lucite basket.

The basket is from Maine. I love how it looks with these contemporary napkin rings that I brought home from Bloomingdale's the last time I was in Manhattan.

I guess this is truly a town and country combination!

The flatware is Oneida Deauville silverplate.

The Art Deco design is very popular with collectors of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta, Harlequin and Riviera.

The basket is perfect for the holiday.

Thanks for stopping by for another Easter Tabletop Time. I'd love to know which table you prefer -the Fiesta and Harlequin with the floral arrangement or the Riviera with the lucite accents.

Please do visit all the lovely tables celebrating Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch.


  1. Love your spring colors and the little chicks peeking out from your floral arrangement are just precious!

  2. I just love the vintage tablecloth and all the vintage pieces. What a bright and cheerful table. The flowers are perfect! Happy Easter

    Miss Bloomers

  3. I agree completely that these bold colors say spring just as well as the pastels do. Bold is really more my preference--and since I have a cabinet of Fiestaware, you know I am going to vote for Fiesta and Harlequin! GREAT job pulling a lovely table together.

  4. I like bold colors too for've styled a BEAUTIFUL table!

  5. Love the bright colors. I have a few pieces of harlequin and I love it and would love more of it. Are the eggs chalk? Great idea if they are...see those everywhere. Love the tablecloth...bright colors....yes!

  6. I love the tablecloth, too. Also love the red vase you used in the centerpiece.

  7. Thanks, everyone! Yes, the eggs are made of chalk. I really like their texture-so much nicer than plastic!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

  8. I LOVE this great vintage inspired table! The vibrant colors are just gorgeous :)


  9. Beautiful vintage tablecloth...both tablescapes are favorite?...the one with the green dishes, of course! I love your forsythia with the little chicks hidden amongst the flowers.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  10. Thats spring pure. Vibrant colours. Very nice.

    Wish you a happy Easter.

  11. I love both of your colorful tables! That cloth is a wonderful find, and it sets off your dishes beautifully! Love that floral centerpiece especially -- such wonderful spring flowers!