I'll have to admit that for past Tablescape Thursdays I've relied on photos of tablescapes that I already had on hand. So this week marks a first for me. I actually created a table just for Tablescape Thursday when I set my dining room table for Easter dinner. And it's all for show. We will be traveling to Memphis to spend Easter with LBeau's mother and oldest sister.
I don't have a lot of pastels, so I had to work with what was on hand. I started with the Mikasa Italian Countryside dinner plates that LBeau picked out a few years ago when we were looking for a new set of everyday dishes. Then I added a salad plate in Kings Crown with cranberry flashing. I found these on eBay a few years ago and bought them because I thought they would look good mixed with my Old Britain Castles pink dishes.
The cranberry flashed goblets are also in the Kings Crown pattern. Kings Crown was produced by several different glass companies, including Tiffin and Indiana Glass.
The coffee cups are another eBay purchase. My mother has a set of dessert plates in this pattern, and after she gave me two to hang in a grouping of plates over my kitchen window, I started looking for more things in the same pattern. They are called Devon-Ware and were made by Ridgways in England.
The placemats are the only things I bought just for this table, but I think I will get a lot of use out of this green color. I have been reading about all of the great bargains some of you find at Ross, so I decided to head over there last week to see what I could discover. Would you believe that this was my first ever trip inside Ross, and it's less than five miles from my house!! In fact, I probably pass it every day.
These placemats came in a set of four for $3.99, a real bargain, so I bought two sets. I used them over a white tablecloth, because I didn't think they would show up well sitting directly on my dark cherry table. And, of course, I don't set many tables without my favorite Towle hotel stainless.
The Three French Hens are back and cooperated very nicely by laying these colorful eggs just in time for Easter.
Some of you may recognize these hurricanes from my Halloween tablescape that I did a few weeks ago. This time they are filled with small colorful eggs sitting on a bed of pink grass. You should have seen me trying to get the eggs out of their package and into the hurricane. They are made of styrofoam and had lots of static. No sooner would I get them into the hurricane than they would start flying back out and into their plastic container. It looked like one of those popping push toys that kids used to play with.