Monday, March 17, 2014

Set Your Table With Flair--Easter in the Countryside

Hello!  Thank you so much for visiting! 

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!  :)
I hope you enjoy the post.

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.  



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.


 To view the tutorial how to make these, visit the post in my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here


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. 




Shown here. 


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.


All set!  



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
Flutes, generic
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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26 comments:

  1. The earthy tones of this Spring Easter setting is so elegant, and your centerpieces and nests are darling accents. I will have to look at your craft blog next!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Pat!!

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  2. First, if you don't wrap up and ship that fabulous settee to me right away, I'm not sure what I'll do! My GOODNESS...that thing is GORGEOUS!!! I just can't say enough about it! I just have to gush over it a minute and then perhaps the fact that I don't own it won't haunt my dreams! :-)

    On to your beautiful table.....FABULOUS! The unexpected hues are JUST what make this the perfect Easter tablescape! The French-iness of it all is great! One simply cannot go wrong with toile, and you used it in a way that is knockin' my socks off! SERIOUSLY pretty and subtle...as pretty as they come!

    GREAT post! I hope you are enjoying this tease of Spring. Have a great week!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so much Alycia!! You are a doll! The bench is handmade by me....you can visit my tutorial in the archives. :)

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  3. Your beautiful table is so refreshingly unexpected. I love the french vibe!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline....the setting would go great with your gorgeous cupboard! :)

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  4. Wonderful table. It would be great to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  5. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  6. What a cute spring table...love the little nests you have created.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  7. Love this table, and I love that it wasn't typical spring colors. I have some twiggy rings like yours and love them, too!

    Great job!
    xo

    Sheila

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! As always, so nice to hear from you. :)

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  8. Beautiful....love all of the elements on your table, especially those bird nests.

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  9. You did a beautiful job on this table, and I just love the bunny vignettes! It makes me want to put out bunnies all over the house, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing this at the History & Home Link Party this week! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Thank you for having me, and have fun with your new build!! :)

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  10. I like the toile tablecloth. I think I will try something similar, maybe blue toile. I'm very tempted to eat part of your bunny vignette. Cadbury eggs...sigh.

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    1. XD
      Thank you for the laugh! Cadbury eggs are good in a bad way, right? So glad you enjoyed the post....thank you for stopping in. :)))

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  11. I love this tablescape and the mood you've created. I love the adorable centerpieces too. They are perfect for this table.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate the feedback! ❤❤

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  12. I LOVE this table! It is so unexpected for an Easter celebration, but so successful!! I love your tablecloth and your centerpiece vignettes. All your choices make for a beautifully staged setting. Well done! Rosie @ the Magic Hutch

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  13. An absolutely beautiful French table setting! Thank you! Jane Flora Doora

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