Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Tablescape

Every Easter for several years, I have always served dinner on my
Royal Albert Serenity dishes.

Although this year I have decided to go a different route with my actual Easter table setting,
I thought I would nevertheless pull out the pretty pink dishes and get a little creative.
I blended them in with Easter pastels, along with some rustic and vintage touches.

When I started decorating the house for the Easter holiday last week,
I combined the pastel with my vintage treasures throughout the house.
So I when I did this tablescape, I just carry through with this theme.
Old, new and pastel.

I set the table with a pink runner.  The china sits on rustic wooden chargers.
Actually the wooden chargers are a Thanksgiving theme, but who's going to notice anyway.
I have all kinds of themes going on for this Easter tablescape!

Aren't they the prettiest dishes.  Had them since I was 17 years old.
And every time I pull them out of the china cabinet, their beauty still catches my breath.
Never gets old.

For the centrepiece, sitting on a vintage silver serving tray,
I gathered together Mr. Peter Cottontail and
surrounded him with some of natures rustic twine, mossy thingy ma jigs.
Threw in a few pastel eggs, made him feel he was right at home in the woods.

Look at all the chocolate on the table.
I write this post five days after I finished the tablescape, and the chocolates are still here.
Must be losing my touch.

I always have so much fun putting together a tablescape.
This one took me two days to finish.
Doesn't really matter if things match.  But somehow, it stills flows together naturally.
Symmetrically.  New, old and pastel.

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  1. I have a real emotional connection to Royal Nanna used to collect it as my Grandad's name was Albert. When she died, I inherited her Royal Albert clock and a salt and pepper pot. I really would love to collect all of the other pieces too! Your set is so pretty - love that it is pink!

  2. Diane, your table is just beautiful! I love the natural things along with the big wrapped chocolate bunny. :)

    Thanks for your sweet comment today. It is hard when our kids grow up, isn't it? We want them to be happy and independent but it's tough to let go. Sigh....

  3. It's a very beautiful table setting, Diane.

  4. Those are very pretty dishes and I like the rustic combination you created with them! Beautifully executed! Loving the foil wrapped Easter bunny!

  5. Your table looks lovely Diane! I am hosting dinner for my husband's family and I am having 35 for needless to say we are using "Chinet"!!
    Hope you have a great Easter!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  6. Lovely table setting for Easter and yes, the RA china takes my breath away too...gorgeous! Love your pretty things in the hutch too, and your centerpiece with the cute big bunny!

  7. Oh my those dishes are gorgeous! xo Jen

  8. Your table looks beautiful and I totally agree - your dishes are lovely. Easter at your house must be so nice! Lucky family.

  9. So beautiful and delicate. I am in love with those dishes. Happy Easter.

  10. I love your Royal Albert plates and sihes and it's a great combination with the colourful eggs.

  11. A beautiful table! You Royal Albert plates are works of art and an exquisite combination of color, pattern and shape (love the ruffled border!!). You've done them proud with this lovely tablescape. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch