Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I can't believe May Day is already here. I'm celebrating by doing something I've been waiting many months to do: tablescaping with flowers from my very own garden!

Outside features daffodils by Mother Nature~

Inside features daffodils by Vera~

Sentiment by Wordsworth~

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

This table features vintage Harlequin dinnerware with Oneida Deauville flatware, Rainbow footed tumblers, a contemporary Vera tablecloth, Crate & Barrel napkins and bud vase napkin rings from Maryland China.

My fellow tablescape Divas would also like to extend May Day greetings to you. Please visit Candy's Little Round Table to pick up your beautiful tussie-mussie; then head on over to Elaine's Dishing with Carafaye for a turn around the most charming May Pole!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm Ready!

Breakfast tea for one on Art Deco English pottery
Sapphire pendant from the Tower Collection
Nana's vintage rhinestone crown earrings
Alarm clock set for 4 am
Cell phone charged for calling other Divas

Of course I can probably get my Prince Charming to join me for a little early morning telly when I explain to him that real English scones are basically American biscuits and we have some leftover Easter ham to go with ours!

All best wishes to Catherine and William!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

You'll find other Easter goodies at Seasonal Sunday with The Tablescaper.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bunny's Eastertime Band

I found a pair of vintage postcards last weekend that inspired this tabletop concert by the Bunny's Eastertime Band. As soon as I found this card, I knew I wanted a whimsical Easter table featuring bunnies in action.

A few more flips through the vintage card album, and this card helped me chose the tablecloth for the bunny frolic.

The bleeding hearts in my garden are just baby shoots of green this week, but this fabulous Simtex vintage tablecloth with ferns, clematis and bleeding hearts from my friend Elaine is ready to host the rabbits.

How about a bunny rendition of "Easter Parade" for your dining pleasure? The tulips are dancing to the beat.

Yes, the placesettings also feature musical bunnies.

This tabletop features Fiesta dinnerware, Libbey stripe glassware, Williams Sonoma egg-shaped bunny ramekins, vintage cocktail napkins, wooden bunnies from the dollar store many years ago, and a ceramic jardiniere that we received as a wedding gift. The hard to find flatware is by Cambridge and is variously called "Dot Gingham" or Duplex "Happy." It was a gift from the Flatware Fairy!

After dinner the rabbits continued their party on our mantle.

I wonder what other Easter surprises this week will bring? I'm sharing these Easter festivities for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.