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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Easter Vignette

 

Easter. A time of rebirth. A time of growth. Easter.

Celebrate Easter throughout your home.

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I love this little print. There is something about it that just draws me in. I think it must be the coloring. I picked it up many years ago at a tag sale. It used to grace my laundry room. I only recently realized that it’s a page from a calendar. I don’t really care where it’s from or it’s lack of financial worth. It brings me joy.

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- Alma, The Tablescaper

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sparkling Easter Tablescape

 

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,

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so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

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that it made you want to throw

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open all the windows in the house

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indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

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a day when the cool brick paths

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and the garden bursting with peonies

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seemed so etched in sunlight

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that you felt like taking

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a hammer to the glass paperweight

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on the living room end table,

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releasing the inhabitants

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from their snow-covered cottage

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so they could walk out,

holding hands and squinting

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into this larger dome of blue and white,

well, today is just that kind of day.*

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* Today by Billy Collins

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Display - Seasonal Sunday # 198

I have a good friend who is always moving her furniture around her home. I rarely do that. Once I find a place for furniture it tends to stay there, but I do like to change the look of my home. I feel it keeps things fresh. With Easter almost here, it provided a perfect excuse to rearrange and decorate my corner cabinet in my dining room. If you're a regular reader of The Tablescaper, you know I frequently change out my corner cabinet. There are certain spots in our home that lend themselves to being changed out for the season. Some areas are easier to change out than others. One of my favorite spots to change out is the corner cabinet in my dining room. I can very easily get an entirely different look and feel by changing out the corner cabinet. While you could change out every area of your home, try to find one that you change regularly. It will make the process less daunting. You’ll love the fresh look.

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The display is not cluttered or complicated, but a fresh look to reflect the season. Plus why let all of those wonderful dishes sit in boxes? LOL! Pull them out and enjoy them!

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The bunny pitcher and egg cups were on one of my Easter Tables and now are residing in the corner cabinet.

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As were this bunny bowl and the white salad plates.

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And the bunny casserole, but everything takes on a new look when set against the pink Bordallo Pinheiro bunny plates.

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Love the edging of cabbages on this Bordallo Pinheiro small platter.

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Sweet little bunny spoons sent to me by Sarah of Hyacinths for Your Soul a couple of years ago.

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A little juxta-positioning of color.

What changes have you made in your home décor in anticipation of Easter?

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New York City Lights - Oh, the PLACES I’ve been! #51

New York City lights so bright
We can lose ourselves
And start a new life
Run away and leave tonight

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rustic Rabbits Tablescape

 

Are bunny rabbits hopping onto your Easter tablescape? There are so many ways to decorate your Easter table, but I keep finding bunnies hopping onto mine. Last week’s Easter tablescape (click HERE) was filled with lots of white bunnies and vibrant colors. This week’s Easter tablescape has lots of bunnies too, but a bit more on the rustic and natural side. If you’re looking for ideas of how to set your Easter tablescape be sure to hop on over to my side bar where many are just a click away.

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Most years my egg topiaries (from a day-after-Easter sale at Pier One) grace my mantel but this year they are taking center stage on my table.

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Of course I’m decorating my tablescape with candy. Love how egglike these candies look!

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The speckle on these goblets (a HomeGoods purchase) make me think of speckled eggs.

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The palest pastels against the dark twigs is so compelling.

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A shabby chic touch of ruffles gathered in a twig napkin ring.

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And now to peel the layers of the onion.

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These darling egg shaped salad plates come in four different scenes. Lucky for me, last year Kathleen picked them up for me at a super sale just before Easter. Their twiggy edges are what inspired this table.

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Rustic Rabbits Easter Tablescape - The Tablescaper17I was searching for a long time for a solid pink plate of just the right shade of pink. The minute I saw these I scooped them up! The wonderfully twiggy chargers were purchased on a day of fun shopping with Kathleen at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

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I’ll be hopping with my eggs and nests over to Cuisine Kathleen’s Birds, Eggs and Nest Table Challenge.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Instagram Hop

Instagram is so fun. I’m so happy to be co-hosting a weekly hop for you to link up and meet new instafriends! Follow the simple steps below and have fun!