Monday, April 7, 2014

Planning for Easter

This table is something of a dry run for Easter.  We may have as many as ten around the table this year, as our son and his family are moving to the Austin area the week before Easter.  I will finally have all my chicks in one state -- yay!

I knew I wanted to use the pretty Castleton Gloria china that my mother surprised me with two years ago.  You can read the story of that surprise here.  Gloria has a thin robin's egg blue band around the rim, so I pulled out these coordinating placemats, which were a gift from my sister.
I also wanted to use these cute dessert plates, as well as some pastel gingham napkins, all from Pier 1 this year. I added egg cups in colors to match the napkins and some paper mache eggs I've had for years.  Here's the pink version . . .
the lavender version . . .
the green version . . .
and the yellow version.  I was pleased with how well all the different pastels worked with the robin's egg blue. 
 For a simple centerpiece, I pulled out two nests and added robin's egg blue eggs.  (Is that redundant?)
For Easter dinner, I will remove the candles and add fresh flowers, more placesettings and real eggs in the egg cups as placecards.  And the grands might "need" a chocolate bunny at their places, don't you agree?
Thanks for stopping by!  I will be linking to the party at Cuisine Kathleen, so hop on over to see other tables featuring eggs, birds, and/or nests!






29 comments:

  1. The final version is sure to be amazing, Tricia! I love the coordinating pastels, the egg cups and especially the checked napkins. You're going to knock this one out of the ball park, again. Your favorite grandson might like a baseball in his egg cup, in addition to a chocolate bunny!

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  2. Beautiful dishes and I love the egg cups. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon at 3:00 PM. http://www.astrollthrulife.net. Hope to see you there.

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  3. Trisha, this is a beautiful table for celebrating Easter. Your new dishes are so elegant. What a sweet beaded edge! Your little dessert plates compliment the dinner plates and are a perfect match to the placemats from your sister. Cute idea to use real eggs as placecards, and chocolate bunnies are definitely an important addition. I'd put one at everyone's plate. When it comes to chocolate bunnies, don't discriminate! ;-)

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  4. Tricia, this is so pretty! I adore the china, especially, those blue salad plates! I am so excited for you that your family will soon all be together in one state - yeah!!!

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  5. So pretty...I LOVE, LOVE those plates..anything with a flower. :-)
    I know you will be so happy to have everyone close to you...
    love, Mona

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  6. What a start for Easter, love the egg cups. Come visit my Easter table.

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  7. Very nicely done! I like how the placemats pull out that bit of color on the plates. The eggs are a cute accent and I love those blue plates and the mix of gingham napkins! I hope your Easter table will be blessed with a full family affair!

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  8. This is a great color combination for your Easter table. Very nice...

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  9. Those aqua dishes are stunning, and I love how you varied the other colors with the linens. Your Easter table is just going to be beautiful!
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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  10. Beautiful table, Tricia...the salad/dessert plates are such a wonderful shade of aqua...they match your placemats perfectly. I keep forgetting to use my egg cups, maybe next week!
    Have a wonderful week.

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  11. Love your china and so cute the way you used the other colors with it. Very stunning!

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  12. Tricia, I do think the robin's egg blue and the pastels are wonderful together. I'll take a chocolate bunny at my place too, even though I'm all grown up. :) Be sure to take a picture of the final version for us, with the fresh flowers and eggs. So happy for you that your chicks will be all together soon. Linda

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  13. Love this color scheme...so pretty! Great table.

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  14. How nice to have your family all together soon, Tricia. Your table is so beautiful. Love the plates and egg cups and the eggs too. Everything is beautifully put together....Christine

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  15. Tricia, I'm keeping my grandkids and finally got a minute while they are napping. Glad for you your kids will be in the same state. I would love that too. They are in for a treat to sit at your Easter table.
    I love your thoughts on planning your table and I like the different patterns of pastel napkins, eggs and egg cups. So cute and makes me smile. I enjoyed visiting with you. Have a blessed Easter.

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  16. No doubt the grandkids will "need" a chocolate bunny and a few Peeps at their place settings! How nice that you finally have everyone right there close at hand! I know that has to bring you a lot of comfort and joy.

    I like the way you mixed the pastels all around the table. This provides a great tutorial to those who may not have all matching plates or whatever on how to make it work. You did a terrific job with it! Pulling out the tiny blue strip in the rim was the perfect way to bring color to the table in a way that just made everything work in a domino effect!

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  17. Your table is lovely! I love those aqua dessert plates but I REALLY love the china your mother gave you! They can be used so many different ways! Oh, the possibilities!! Those colorful egg cups are so cute, too! Great table!

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  18. What a gorgeous table! The dishes are stunning, both styles, specially the china your sweet mother surprised you with...how awesome! I love the cute egg cups, they seem perfect for Easter as you have it! Beautiful, I love it all!
    FABBY

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  19. The Gloria is such a gorgeous pattern. I know that you must be so excited to have all your chicks back in your Texas nest! The tables cape will surely be a hit! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

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  20. Congrats on having your family so close again. There is nothing like family.

    I do hope you'll share this at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  21. I love the way you coordinated the different colors of gingham napkins and the egg cups, neat idea! Those dessert plates are beautiful! Nice job!

    Katherine

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  22. This is a lovely Easter table. I love the gingham napkins, they are so perfect for an Easter. The aqua salad plates are a delightful addition for a fresh Spring color. Adding chocolate bunnies to the place settings are so much fun for the children (even long after they are grown in my family).

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  23. Love those colors, so cheerful! The plates are gorgeous! So happy your chicks are coming home to roost!
    Great dry run, T! Thanks for taking the challenge!

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  24. I love how you have used the gingham napkins to match up with the egg cups. Subtle but cute! Enjoy your Easter with your family.

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  25. The final version is just beautiful! And how wonderful to have your family near.

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  26. They all look good but I think my favorite is the yellow! A very pretty Easter table! Love your dishes!

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  27. Tricia, it's so pretty. I love the mixture of pastels, with the blue tying it all together. How wonderful that everyone is going to be in the same state! You are going to be one happy grandmother! Yes, I'm sure the grands "need" a chocolate bunny! laurie

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  28. This is such a lovely table, Tricia! I adore those sweet turquoise dessert plates!

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  29. I miss Texas! Lucky duck, living in Austin.

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