Wednesday, April 10, 2019

An Easter Tablescape ~ 10 on the 10th




Welcome to  this month's 10 on the 10th where 10 bloggers (and often a few more!) get together and share ideas with you on the 10th of the month for under $10.  This month is all about Easter ~ from adorable bunnies to lovely tablescapes and some fun Easter crafts to make!


Our cute image was created by Carol of
Bluesky at Home. Love the bunny!


My name is Barbara and I am your host this month ~ I so appreciate your stopping by! We have a fun blog party planned for you today and after you've visited here please pop on over to see what Cindy at County Road 407 is sharing ~ I know you'll love Cindy and her fun blog!




I am sharing  a first look at our new home with our dining room set for Easter. What I want to share with you today are these cool gold placemats I found after Christmas at Home Goods and they were just $6.00!

I thought they were perfect for an Easter tablescape with their lovely woven nest look!





Here I've paired these gilded placemats with some vintage serving trays I painted white a couple of years ago. As I was unpacking china from boxes this week, it was fun looking for china which would be good to go with this tablescape that said spring and Easter!

This set came straight from England in the early 2000's from my sister-in-law and my middle brother. They had shopped the seconds stores up in the Stoke-on-Trent potteries area. (My brother was stationed in England for four years with the USAF at RAF Molesworth, a tri-base area in northern England.)  These were a gift for Christmas and my birthday one year.



My tablescape today doesn't shout Easter with bunnies and such but is instead a gentle ode to spring ~ handmade tulip napkins; a fresh bouquet with soft yellow and white flowers; and the soft greens, blues, yellow and rust bands on Wedgwood's Queen's Ware "Sarah's Garden" plates and teapot.

The teacups are fresh with their roses and florals and are part of my extensive collection of vintage china. Many are now quite old and are just used for display.


Bunnies however do make an appearance in the hutch!

Somewhere in a few last kitchen boxes are a set of creamy white eggcups from my original Villeroy and Boch "Botanica" set. When I was an exchange student to Germany as a 19 year old, I carried these eggcups home in my carry-on bag.

Guess they will make an appearance later on. Too bad as they would have been perfect with these placemats!




This tablescape would be easy to recreate in your home with simply decorated tableware you may already own ~ part of the fun of setting a beautiful table! I hope this table setting has inspired you.
:)

Well that's it for me for today ~ I will share more of this table photo shoot soon. I want to thank you so much for stopping by! If you have enjoyed this post, I'd love it if you'd follow me here on my blog and/or on any of my social media sites, too.

Let's get this Easter party hopping along now with a visit to my friend Cindy at County Road 407.  Follow the links below to check out all of the wonderful posts shared by everyone in this month's 
10 on the 10th blog hop!


Thanks again and enjoy the tour...














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Happy hopping,

31 comments:

  1. Very pretty Barbara, your home is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! It is coming along. Just opened the last three boxes for the kitchen and dining room today (Thursday).

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  2. I love your placemats! I have a set in green and I'm sure that you are going to love yours as much as I love mine. Beautiful table!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I only have a few sets of placemats but I can already see that these will get lots of use. Your green ones sound fun!

      Happy hopping,
      Barb :)

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  3. The placemats are a great find! What a pretty table, so welcoming and pretty! Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy Easter to you, too, Patti!
      Thank you, I enjoyed creating this Easter table as it has been a long time since we've had a table big enough to seat the whole family. Looking forward to many more table settings here.

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. It's so fun to see you in your new home. Cute tablescape. I love the egg cups.

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    1. Hi Katie! Guess what... I found the egg cups later on Wednesday; they WERE unpacked but I had washed them and put them at the back of the upper shelf in our little china cabinet. Oh, well! ;) Thank you! We are enjoying being in our new home.

      Happy Easter to you,
      Barb :)

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  5. Barbara this may not be filled with bunnies but your dishes say spring with their colors.

    Seems you are settling in at the new place.

    Cindy

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    1. Hello Cindy, thank you, we are settling in! I am almost ready for company... Opened the last two kitchen boxes today and another load is in the dishwasher and the hand-drying items are resting along the sink doing the same.

      Looking forward to having you all over soon. Happy Easter to you!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  6. Barb, I love your Easter table! Those placemats are beautiful...I've seen them up close and personal and almost bought them myself. :-) Your teacups are gorgeous!! I can't wait to see more of your new home, I know you are so glad to be settled! Thank you so much for hosting this month! Have a great day! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Benita, this was a fun blog hop to host! We are settling in now that we've been in our house for a little over a month. Yoda, our Peke, is finally able to find me ~ that was the funniest part as he'd wander around looking for me from room to room.

      Glad you like the teacups ~ there's just a few more to share... ;)
      Happy Easter hugs to you,
      Barb :)

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  7. What a gorgeous spring tablescape! I adore the bunnies in the hutch shadowbox.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I was excited to find those Easter cards as they were meant to be sent to my kids last year but never got sent... As you can imagine, I have quite a collection of unsent cards over the years, Lol! I do get them out eventually. ;)

      Happy Easter to you,
      Barb :)

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  8. You dining room looks very nice. What a lovely Spring table.

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    1. Thank you, Thelma! Our dining room is mostly done. I opened the last few boxes of china, tin serving plates/chargers, and teapots here today (Thursday). It feels good to be only six weeks in and the inside of the house is mostly put away.

      Happy Easter to you,
      Barb :)

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  9. Barbara you've set a beautiful table just waiting for me to come over, sit, chat and have more of your fabulous cakes! Hint hint. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. HI Cindy! I'm almost ready!! Laura sent me a note saying she'd come help unpack ~ I wrote back that the living room needs rescuing next! Just unpacked the last kitchen/dining room china today. Creating boxes to send the kids and another donation and garage sale box... I actually baked a pumpkin bread into a cake two days ago ~ it's good!

      Happy Easter hugs,
      Barb :)

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  10. I am loving seeing how you are making your new house a home! Your tablescape is lovely, and I just love that little bunny in the shabby frame on the hutch!

    Thank you so much for inviting to join this fun hop. Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy you could join us, Amber, thank you! <3 I appreciate your sweet comments about my table. I do enjoy setting a pretty table for family and friends, always have. A friend I haven't seen in years just found me through IG and she said she remembered when we went to the Costa Mesa Mall in California to meet Sarah, the Duchess of York, who signed the teapot in this table setting.

      This was a fun 10 on the 10th, for sure! Thanks again and happy Easter to you, too,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  11. Your placemats do remind me of a nest, and those teacups are beautiful. How sweet of your brother and sister-in-law to find them for you. I look forward to more posts as you continue to unpack!

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I actually only have two teacups and saucers that go with the Wedgwood china my brother and his wife sent me. Recently a friend, whom I met through our girls when they were in kindergarten, got in touch with me and she is now reading my posts. She says she remembers when we got this Wedgwood teapot set when we went to see Sarah, Duchess of York, when Sarah was spokesperson for Wedgwood and Macy's. Because of the teapot set, that's what led my brother and his wife to pick up the plates for me.

      This set has many happy memories filled with love. Thanks again for your sweet thoughts and I look forward to sharing more lovelies with you soon.

      Happy Easter to you,
      Barb :)

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  12. I love those placemats (and the whole thing, for that matter!) I bought blue ones like that at home goods not long ago! Very pretty china -- it all looks lovely.

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    1. Hello Jeanie, you found blue ones?! They'd be perfect for any patriotic holiday! I really like these gold placemats and I can see them used quite a lot. I'm glad you like this tablescape ~ it was fun to create and I look forward to this Saturday morning and a nice breakfast for Hubby. It'll be the first time we've really sat at this table in quite a while...

      Happy Easter to you,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  13. Barbara, I know you must be so excited to finally be in your new home and decorate it for Easter. Thank you for hosting this month and sharing a pretty tablescape.

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    1. Hello Carol, I'm sorry! I saw your message the other day and just didn't get back to you. Thank you!! We are enjoying our new home and things are getting put away. Happy to have hosted this month and I look forward to inviting you over soon. <3

      Happy Easter,
      Barb :)

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  14. We are happy to be in our new home, thank you, Carol! This home has a few challenges but overall we are really happy with the home we bought. :) Will work on having the Lone Star Ladies over soon!

    Happy Easter to you,
    Barb :)

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  15. Congratulations on your new home Barb! You are going to have so much fun decorating. Your tablescape is lovely!!

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    1. Hello Michelle, thank you for your sweet comments about our new home!! We are enjoying it and slowly everything is finding a home within! ;) I had a couple of friends over yesterday for the first time and now I am more inspired to get around to decorating a bit.

      Hope you have a wonderful Easter,
      Barb :)

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  16. That is a lovely tablescape Barbara. And so is your dining room set with the beautiful chairs and the pretty upholstered fabric on them. As you can see my eye always goes to the furniture. I hope you are settling in and enjoy your first Easter in your new home.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I love furniture, too. These French style caned chairs came from a local second-hand store in Murrieta and I think I've had them almost 15 years now?? I bought the 2" foam and cut out the pads myself, then sewed reversible covers for each one using old Martha Stewart floral fabric and another red print on the reverse... I need to do a post about that, now that I am thinking about that. The house is coming along. :)

      Happy Easter to you,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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Hugs,
Barb :)

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