Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Breakfast for the Grands

I haven't been organized enough to link to Marty's Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life in a long time, but this week I finally have something to share.

My inspiration for this tablescape was a set of orange-checked napkins I picked up on sale at a Sur la Table recently.  I decided to set an Easter breakfast table with my two grandchildren in mind.  The table is set for three, in part because I bought only three of the polka dotted plates at Target a year or two ago.  (I know, The Tablescaper would be horrified!)
The highlight of the placesettings for the grandchildren, is, of course, the candy-filled "carrot"!
Other elements include a green placemat, white plate as charger, and dotted melamine plate, plus our everyday stainless, the checked napkin, and a plastic goblet.  I found only two of the goblets at Tuesday Morning, but they are made exactly like my blue Villeroy and Boch "My Garden" glasses, and I was surprised to pick them up and discover they were plastic.  I wish I could find more of these for outdoor use! 
Here's a closer look at the centerpiece.  My daughter gave me the cute little chicks last year.  I set them in a nest of shredded paper along with some faux eggs.  As you can see, the eggs have begun to hatch, and the chicks are starting to explore their new world!
Another view of the escaping chicks:
Unfortunately, we won't be with our grandchildren this Easter, but I promise to save the "carrots" for them!
Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you'll leave a comment before you visit more fun table tops at Marty's A Stroll Thru Life!



16 comments:

  1. Oh this is so pretty. Love the candy carrots, how wonderful are they. The chicks are so cute and the one escaping is so fun. Love the use of the polka dots and checks together. Great tablescape. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  2. This is so fun. I too have several sets that are missing pieces...which is exactly why they were on sale to begin with. Lol.
    I love those cello bags for every occasion. They seem to fit in everywhere.

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  3. Cute table, Tricia! The little chicks are adorable.

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  4. Tricia, the centerpiece is adorable and the chicks could not possibly be cuter! ♥O

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  5. Your table looks so pretty, Tricia. I love the carrot filled candies, so cute!...Christine

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  6. Hey, I'm with the grandkids Tricia....my first eye contact was with the candy. I love the green plates and the orange napkins go perfect with the orange on the carrots. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi Tricia! Oh, this table is darling! I love the candy carrots! How clever! Your dishes are so springy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Your candy filled carrot bags are wonderful! Perfect for grsnkids. The orange checked napkins really set the stage for this darling tablescape. ~Susie

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  9. Love those polka dots! Such a cute table. And no, The Tablescaper doesn't mind if I only buy 4, but for her, it must be 12! :)
    Have a blessed Easter, Tricia!

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  10. Love those polka dot plates! Looks so Springy and Easter...hope you and yours have a glorious Easter...Picket

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  11. Hi lovely lady. I also love the polka dot plates so sweet. I hope you and your family have a Great Easter sweet lady. I just post my new Easter Tablescapes. I hope you can take a look.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  12. Hi lovely lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Easter Tablescapes so sweet of you.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  13. Oh wow I love the polka dot dishes! So sweet. Everything look so charming.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  14. Beautiful table! Loved the candy carrots:)
    Have a wonderful day ..

    Sanghamitra.
    http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

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  15. I know the grands must be smiling while dining at this table. Really cute, Tricia! ~ Sarah

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