Monday, March 18, 2013

An Easter Table

We aren't actually hosting Easter dinner this year, but when my husband brought home a large bunch of daffodils from HEB, they practically demanded that I set a festive Easter table.
I've been wanting to use the pretty Castleton Gloria china that Mama surprised me with last year, so I pulled it out of storage.  As you can see below, it has a thin robin's egg blue band inside the gold-trimmed scalloped edge and taupe roses in the center. 
The placemats and napkins from my Nashville sister work perfectly with this pattern.  This photo shows the "lizard" pattern in the placemat.  Belvedere is the silver pattern.
I added a single daffodil to my bud vase napkin rings to bring a little yellow to table level.
Couldn't resist this close-up!
To add a bit more yellow, as well as an Easter touch, I remembered some faux eggs I've had for several years, so added one to each coffee cup.
Then I remembered a couple of small nests I'd picked up when my mother and sisters and I visited Salado a few years ago, so I added those to the table, along with some eggs to match the placemats.
Here's what a placesetting looked like after I added crystal and silver.  I think these shades of blue and yellow play well together!
Here is a diner's view across the table:
Here are the stars of the show, the gorgeous daffodils:
Here's the table, set for four. 
Thank you for stopping by this week!  I will be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish and Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday, and you will see many pretty spring and Easter tables there.

36 comments:

  1. Your table is simply lovely, I love those dishes paired with the aqua and yellow, just o pretty and inviting...thanks for sharing your tablescape...

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  2. This is so gorgeous! You have such a great eye for design. Love the colors!

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  3. Tricia, those dishes are beautiful, and I love this blue and yellow together. So pretty. laurie

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  4. So pretty! I just love the aqua linens with your daffodils!

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  5. What a perfect color scheme for Easter and to set off the Castleton Gloria dishes. Those daffodils are the perfect sign of spring; too bad in Texas it's gone in a matter of minutes!

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  6. Love the colors that you used on this table! Aren't daisies and daffodils just the happiest flowers?? Your Castleton china is so pretty and I really like the texture of those placemats. Everything just speaks of spring - beautiful!

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  7. It couldn't possibly be lovelier, and it makes me want to go get some daffodils. I love the little flowers in your napkin rings and eggs too.

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  8. Oh the daisies and daffodils are gorgeous and I'm very inspired with this beautiful table, Tricia. Your Castleton china, SWOON!!! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  9. So, so pretty! Love the pale blue and those daffodils, oh my stars. Love it.

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  10. Tricia, your table is lovely...the colors are a beautiful combination..and the china..well, I love any floral dishes. You have set a marvelous table..
    Mona

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  11. Tricia. this is just so pretty. So festive and spring-y. The blue and yellow just makes everything come to life. I think I love those dishes every bit as much as you do. The eggs and nests certainly make the table happy. You are so lucky to have a husband that thinks to bring home flowers!! Happy Spring. xo marlis

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  12. Your daffies definitely call for a festival table! Beautiful paired with your aqua and floral dishes!

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  13. Tricia, those dishes are sooooooo beautiful! I have never seen that pattern. How sweet of your dear Mom to gift them to you. The touch of yellow from the daffodils is the right punch of color. Of course, those napkin rings are perfect.

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  14. Your table is just beautiful, Tricia! You are right, the daffies are the stars, but I love all your pretty touches of turquoise, which I happen to be crushing over right now! Your dishes are gorgeous!

    Carol

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  15. Beautiful table, love blue and yellow. Such pretty dishes. xo

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  16. Somehow Castleton is always glorious. This is scrumptious! I'd be sad that I wasn't having Easter at my table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  17. Gorgeous table, those placemats really bring out that little bit of aqua in the plates...really pretty china. A big bouquet of daffodils were the perfect centerpiece.

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  18. Soft turquoise is my new favorite color! Your table is a fresh breath of Spring!
    Jenna

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  19. So pretty. Love the china and the colors are magnificent.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. I love the colors. Beautiful dinnerware and the daffodils are gorgeous!...Christine

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  21. You really hooked it up, gal!!!!!! Go on with your bad self! :-) That china is super pretty (impeccable taste on your Mom's part!), and the blue rim is just a touch of the unexpected...something I crave! I'm glad you remembered that you had the little nests and eggs! They really help to flesh out your centerpiece!

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  22. Wow! Your table is so beautiful and elegant! I love the yellow and blue together!

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  23. This is just a stunning table! Love that china pattern and pairing it with the turquoise is brilliant! All your egg and nest touches make it springy and those daffodils...perfect!

    hugs, Linda

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  24. Oh ~ where do I begin? Lovely tablescape and beautiful soft colors. Such a perfect representation of the soft beauty of spring. I love your china too. Gorgeous!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. Such a beautiful table. Love the china and I see ;you are using one of my favorite colors of aqua/blue for the napkins and mat. The china sure is a great gift from your Mom and the daffodils are so gorgeous.

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  26. Tricia, your husband is a sweetheart! The yellow with this beautiful china is a perfect pairing. Love the Tiffany blue napkins and placemats. This is a gorgeous table! ~ Sarah

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  27. Very, very pretty, Trica! I love the color combination that you used and the china is to die for.

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  28. wow ...such an elegant table...the flowers and the plates everything looks so lovely.Egg in the middle so very cute.lovely share...thanks...:):)

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  29. How pretty! I love the way your bright colors photograph! A lovely combination. Thanks for your sweet visit too.

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  30. That table just sings, Spring! What a wonderful combination of colors. The china is gorgeous!
    Of course, daffodils make everyone smile!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  31. Just beautiful! I adore the band of robins egg blue around the china. Swoon!

    - Nan

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  32. Those plates are amazing. I love daffodils and turquoise, so this table appealed to me very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love this color scheme. They dishes are so beautiful and classic. The place mats and napkins work perfectly with the trim on the dishes. Those napkin rings are sooooooo versatile. LOL! Hugs, Ginger

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  34. Ooooh, I almost missed this table entirely. I'm so glad I didn't! What a great color combination -- totally unexpected. :-)

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  35. This is gorgeous! I am behind with my visiting!

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