Monday, March 17, 2014
Set Your Table With Flair--Easter in the Countryside
When I was a younger woman, I wanted a life in the fast lane. As age (and wisdom, frankly) crept in, my ideals completely changed. Life is better slow-paced; taking the time to breathe it all in, reflect, savor every moment, enjoy a lazy reverie, or to smell the roses, so to speak. In this setting, my goal was to emulate that feel with a setting you might find in a country farmhouse or a quaint cottage in the French countryside. Aaaah, a girl can dream! :)
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I began my setting with this tablecloth. For me, nothing says French country like toile, and I loved the rustic appeal of the cream and brown.
To view the tutorial how to make these, visit the post in my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here.
I placed these dark brown espresso placemats next.
Next, came these cream plates (if you read my blog, you may have seen these before, ha ha; but I love them because they are so versatile).
On top of the cream plates, I placed dark brown saucers.
At each setting, I placed one of my pre-made nests.
The corresponding coffee cups came next,
followed by a small clear flute.
At each setting, I placed a tan napkin adorned with one of these rustic napkin holders, and casually-set flatware.
Next, I placed two pre-made vignettes (ornaments) in the center of the table.
To view the tutorial about how to make these, visit the post on my blog The Crafting Table here. In each ornament basket, I added mini Cadbury speckled robin's eggs.
Finally, in the middle of the table between the two vignette ornaments, I set clear candlesticks with cream colored tapers.
Here are a few closeups of the setting:
From my collection:
Cream plates and coffee cups, Ralph Lauren Whipstitch Collection
Brown saucers, generic, Tai Pan Trading
Flatware, Ralph Lauren Beacon Collection
Napkins, Bistro, HomeGoods
Placemats, generic, HomeGoods
Tablecloth, Waverly, from Ross
Napkin holders, found at my local thrift
Tapers and candlesticks, generic
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