Monday, April 5, 2010

The Glory of Easter allows Hope to Blossom

Easter tablescaping in a red dining room can be tricky . . .

but my Blue Willow, which is at ease in any season, takes on the challenge.

making a graceful entrance,

to create a comfortable, understated,


Easter breakfast.

(Guess you noticed I changed the vase holding the forsythia to my $1.50 thrifted bunny pitcher half-way through the pics. That's what happens when one finds treasures in the off-season and nearly forgets them when the moment of their big reveal arrives.)

I liked the way the blue willow and Mr. Rabbit on the mantle were peeking through the forsythia. The yellow forsythia also corresponds to the yellow salad plate layer in the tablesetting. (Does one really use salad plates for breakfast? Yes, if it completes the tablescape, one does. Though I'm sure you seasoned tablescapers know what to call the plate layer during the breakfast meal.)

Not to be outdone by the blue willow, the daffodils and the hyacinth stepped into the spotlight outside on Easter morning as well.


  1. I love the bunny pitcher with the forsythia! What a pretty table! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

  2. How great to see real people sitting at the table! A rarity ... not a museum photo tablescape. They're all smiling so the food must be good.

  3. Beautiful blue and white table...nice to "meet" your lovely family.

  4. I agree with Splurge! I always adore the real tablesetting.

    Maybe, once in a while with the whimsical settings but real thing is the best. Awesome.

    Happy TT

  5. So pretty! LOVE the forsythia in the bunny pitcher! I also have a red dining room, so know what you mean, but your blue and white tablescape looks great in there!

  6. I just love blue and white mixed with yellow and red...these are my living room colors, too. You have done a fantastic job. :) Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Easter. Happy Spring!
    PS-I just became your newest follower, I hope to see more blue willow, my favorite!!

  7. Your flowers are magnificent! Thanks for sharing your lovely blue willow table.

  8. Beautiful bunny pitcher, dining room (I love the red walls) tablesetting, family and blooms!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Miss Bloomers

  9. Blue and white goes with everything! Love it with the forsythia yellow!
    A beautiful table!

  10. Forsythia and bunnies and toile! Absolutely wonderful choices!

  11. You overcame the red wall challenge beautifully! Love all the blue!

  12. This is so pretty and your blue and white certainly stood up to the challenge! Love the forsythia with the bunnie.

  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love all your beautiful flowers and especially the forsythia, I have a few here and just LOVE when they bloom! :)

  14. I've been going through some of your older posts. You have a gorgeous home! I'm so glad I found you.

  15. Thank you for visiting me and your kind words.I see we both like toile and flowers!

    Take care,


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