Dear Readers…the tablescape on this post was from last year but I just had to share it again as I love the gingham and pastels.
I love bunnies!
I love Gingham!
I love Easter and Spring and pastel colors.
And I had fun with this Easter Gingham tablescape, but then you know I always have fun playing with dishes.
You will notice that I have all of the above in my tablescape…perhaps more than I should have, but I couldn’t resist.
I found two pillow covers on sale at Pier 1 that I fell in love with…look at that face of the bunny with the flowers around her beautiful head.
OK, let me start from the beginning.
I started with a pale pink tablecloth.
Well, that is not true… because I actually started at Michael’s when I found these adorable Gingham salad plates in pink, blue, yellow and green.
I stood there debating if I wanted the plates in all one color of gingham or if I wanted all the colors.
You can see my indecision included all the colors.
The next step was napkins.
I knew I had a yellow gingham set of napkins at home, but when I put the pale yellow napkins next to the brighter pastels…it just didn’t look quite right.
So, I ran to my computer…ok, I walked to my computer and found a set of pastel napkins and thought I had hit the jackpot until I got them in the mail two days later.
As I opened the package I was beaming and smiling and laughing at how they matched the salad plates and…ok, you could say I was excited to uncover each color.
Until I reached the bottom napkin and it was not blue…it was purple.
I went back and looked at my order and in my haste to get the napkins delivered on time…I failed to notice that they were pink, yellow, green and purple.
Not a blue gingham in the stack.
After heaving a heavy sigh, I decided to use them all as they were.
Only, I would mix them up.
I didn’t place yellow with yellow etc.
I added different colors for the napkins and the salad plates and if I were a betting woman, I would bet you might not have noticed the difference.
The bunny napkin rings I found at Pier 1 about a month ago.
The blue stemmed glasses work great with the pink water glasses.
Anyway, I added a white dinner plate atop a white washed rope charger.
Then came the Gingham salad plate and atop that the Jadeite dessert plate and atop that….a small individual cake plate holding a bird’s nest and two speckled eggs.
The blue and white polka dot flatware seemed to say…Use me! Use me!
The Captain and I had been to Bob Evans Restaurant earlier in the week and I saw these cute little wax bottles that reminded me of my childhood years when I saved up my pennies and bought the wax bottles of sweet liquid.
The little bottles were more flat than round but I bought them impulsively and couldn’t wait to find an excuse to use them.
The Gingham tablescape was the perfect venue.
The cute white bunny in her gingham skirt that I had for several years, was perfect for my table.
As was the bunny egg hunt sign and other ceramic bunnies that I have used numerous times in Spring tablescapes here
You will also see various lambs and a basket of colored eggs.
The above bunny sports a double bow as I used Rafia and a green gingham ribbon.
There are Jadeite salt and pepper shakers at his feet.
I thought about making my napkins into bunny ears as the below tutorial from Better Homes & Gardens show. It is really quite easy to make, and I will make them for another tablescape.
If you haven’t seen this tutorial…check it out below. Easy Peasy and your children and grand children will love them and love helping you make them.
Have a great and Blessed day.
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