This week I'm getting the jump on Easter a little bit with a tablescape for an Easter brunch! I wanted to use the beautiful pink tulips from my last post, so I hope you won't mind my being a little early!
Baby Kitty is suffering from a case of jet lag, having just returned from his golfing jaunt in Scotland, so our own Miss Kitty has agreed to step in as our co-hostess this week! Please welcome her as she is a behind-the-scenes kind of gal in our corporation and generally shies away from the spotlight!
Since this will be a casual Easter brunch, I have set the table in the breakfast area. I am not using a tablecloth this week...a little unusual for me...because I decided that I like the contrast of the pink and white against the dark wood of the table. It almost looks like icing on a big chocolate Easter egg!! lol
Also, I wanted to use my new white-washed rattan chargers that I showed you on Metamorphosis Monday! I think they look sort of like an Easter basket, don't you? The plates were sale finds at TJ Maxx. You'll get a closer look at them in just a moment. I am using my "gold" flatware from Target to match the little gold ribbons on the plates.
My favorites are the doily plates from Pier 1! You will see that there are four different plates in the set. I am also using some Easter egg napkin rings that I found at a flea market...only $1.50 for four of them! They are also all different, so each person gets his or her own special place setting! I am showing you my favorite first. Maybe this will be my place!! lol
Here is another with a purple egg with little roses. Do you see that the doily plate is different? Hmmm...this one might be my favorite! Now you can see the design of the dinner plates a little better. I love the gold trim!
Here is yet another doily plate with a little yellow egg. Hmmm..maybe I like this egg best! The doily plate looks a little less girly. Maybe I'll let this be my grandson's place!
And here is the last one with its little pink egg and still another doily plate! What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I can't make up my mind!!
As a centerpiece, I am using pink tulips in a swirled pink glass vase. I have added this bunny that I found at Marshalls. I love the fabric lining his big floppy ears!
Here's a close-up of his funny little face. Isn't he cute?
I also added a glittery egg that I found at Michael's and finished it off with some springy-looking ribbon that I found in the sale aisle!
I am also using my pink depression glass creamer, sugar bowl and marmalade jar again. I am usually not a pink person, but I seem to be buying a lot of it lately!
Here is a little artichoke candle holder that I have repurposed as an egg cup! I added a little bow to the egg. I love the little bunny and chickie salt and pepper shakers. My sister gave them to me several years ago!
Here is another egg in its artichoke egg cup. I tied the bow a little differently.
I placed the little bunny shakers and all of the other little extras on the salad/dessert plates that match the dinner plates to keep them from getting lost on the table. They seem to have a little more presence sitting on the plates. I love these bunnies...very inexpensive from Publix several years ago.
And there you have my Easter brunch! I hope you enjoyed it! Please be sure to visit Susan and continue your tour de tablescapes!!