Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello again, Dear Ones, and it's time for another Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure you pop on over to see her so you can view more dishes and more properly set tables! Most of us participating are Dishaholics and we are not ashamed! ;)

Okay, on with the show!

First I would like to say I love taking pictures and I do seem to put lots of them on my posts. I hope you'll forgive me for being a little over the top! I just can't help myself. So that is my explanation for why I have so many pictures here today and other days. Am I forgiven? I surely do hope so!
Here is my table in the dining room all set up in all it's Easterness!
My table is draped with the sweetest plaid tablecloth and matching napkins in the softest of Easter egg colors. I'm using my little flatware from Ross with the different colored handles.
I think most of you have these Bordallo plates in green - I do too - but I'm using the yellow dinner plates today!
I'm also using the yellow Bordallo salad plates, too. See the cute little bunny and all of the carrots?
For my bread plate I'm using some sweet little plates with flowers and butterflies on them. I don't have any more of this pattern, wish I did, but where on earth would I put them? :)
Oh, and we can't forget the butter knife with the gray/green handles.
Here is a sweet little Bordallo pink cabbage bowl sitting so patiently waiting to be filled up with some blackberry cobbler! Yummy!

Now, Dear Ones, I'm going to brag a bit, okay!? Do you see this napkin? I folded it all by my tiny (well, maybe not too tiny) self! I saw a photo of this fold and my friend Justine said it was called an artichoke fold. I purchased a little napkin folding book and here it was! They called it a blossom fold. No matter what it's called - I think it's terrific! I'm good, right?
Look, the place in the center was just perfect for...
an Easter Egg! Isn't this wonderful!? I'm so proud of myself! Did I ever tell you how clever I am? You know I'm just kidding, sort of! :)
Okay, look at it just once more. Isn't it grand?
Well, maybe just one more look and I won't mention this napkin fold again. I'll calm down now.
I'm using my pink stemmed glasses. I got them at a thrift store and just love them. Can you love pink stemmed thrift store glasses? You bet your ice cubes you can! :)
It's so important to have salt and peppers on the table. These little bunnies are from Cracker Barrel.
So are these little chicks.
Now if you think there are not enough salt and peppers on the table, or the salt and peppers are just out of your reach, here's another set! Sweet little bunnies and I think they're having a nice conversation.
This is not a tea table, but this little couple was just too precious not to include. The bunny on the left is a sugar bowl and the other a creamer. Aren't they sweet all covered with roses?
Now this little cracker tray is one of my favorite items. This is from Fitz and Floyd and just so darling! I truly love this little cracker tray! You say, can you love cracker trays? You bet your peanut butter you can! :)
Just look at this face. Don't you just love his little bunnyness?
Little bunny is not alone and shares the tray with an owl friend.
But the cutest little surprise in the cracker tray is this little bunny poking his tiny head through the log. See that precious little face?
And have you ever seen a cuter cotton tail bunny bum before? Look at that little cotton ball tail.
A beautiful table should always have a centerpiece of some kind. I have a pretty Waterford crystal vase filled with roses. Now, Dear Ones, you know how I love my faux flowers, but today I have real honest to goodness, live blooms sitting with their tiny feet in the water! Can you believe it?
Oh, just smell the lovely fragrance...sniff sniff...devine.
Candles on the table always lend a little romance. Here I'm using my glass duet candlesticks with yellow candles.
This side has pink candles.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at my table filled with Easterness! I'm praying you all have a blessed Easter!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Come To The Table
Come to the table and savor the sight
The wine and the bread that was broken
And all have been welcomed to come if they might
Accept as their own these two tokens
The bread is His body, the wine is the blood
And the One who provides them is true
He freely offers, we freely receive
To accept and believe Him is all we must do
Come to the table and taste of the Glory
And savor the sorrow, He's dying tomorrow
The hand that is breaking the bread
Soon will be broken
And here at the table sit those who have loved you
One is a traitor and one will deny
And He's lived His life for them all
And for all be crucified
Come to the table He's prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast
Come to the table and see in His eyes
The love that the Father has spoken
And know you are welcome, whatever your crime
For every commandment you've broken
For He's come to love you and not to condemn
And He offers a pardon of peace
If you'll come to the table, you'll feel in your heart
The greatest forgiveness, the greatest release
Come to the table He's prepared for you
The bread of forgiveness, the wine of release
Come to the table and sit down beside Him
The Savior wants you to join in the feast
~sung by Michael Card


58 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it all. This is just so pretty. You have collected so many wonderful Easter things and you have them all displayed just beautifully. Hugs, Marty

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  2. You have so many beautiful things for you Easter tablescape. I love them all. Have a great week.

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  3. I just love those beautiful plates. And all of your cute little critters. Very pretty!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  4. Such a pretty Easter table! I love all your tabletop guests! Happy Easter!

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  5. What a gorgeously sweet and pretty table!!! Have a joyful Easter.
    :-) SherylCanadianGirl

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  6. It is all so prtty Shelia. I am trying so hard to get mine ready. You have the cutest bunny items. I love them all, but when you get tired of the cracker dish, just send it on over!!! That is way too cute! Happy Easter.

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping by my Easter tablescape and leaving such gracious comments. I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Oh, Shelia, you bet your ice cubes I love those pink glasses! Also the dishes, the napkin folding, and the cute little cracker tray - what a pretty Easter table you set! I hope you have a very happy Easter!

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  9. Miss Shelia, I loooove your tablescape! The bunnies are adorable and that napkin fold is fabulous!!!

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  10. Dear Shelia, Your table is stunning. I love all of the soft pastel colors. I just adore all of the sweet little bunnies. I have never seen a napkin folded like that. I love it! What a conversation piece for guests. Everything is just lovely! I hope you and your family have a very blessed and beautiful Easter ♥

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  11. Just the epitome of Easterness, LOL..
    I love it...all your bunnies are adorable..the pink glasses...everything!!!
    Have a blessed Easter..

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  12. cute table, you know i love the bunny dishes~ i can smell the roses. happy easter!

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  13. Hello my dear Sheila, thank you so much for your kind comments about Beth and my grandsons. I have been trying so hard to visit all of my friends and I still have a ways to go. I have truly missed you and I am so glad you are posting again. I was gone for four days and it seemed much longer than that.

    Now for your most beautiful tablescape. I love every bit of the lovely things you shared. Yes, we can love our things because they bring so much joy to our hearts and to others, like me! I smiled so much I believe I have a new wrinkle. We do not love wrinkles. LOL. Your napkin is a work of art, Your roses are gorgeous, and the photo of the rabbit's bum is sensational. So are you my friend.

    Love you...Jeanne

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  14. Just BEAUTIFUL Pickle love it all...you do set a pretty table girl..now those candle holders are to die for...You know I am thniking a making a trip to Tx to see Kyra maybe I'll stop by with my big purse and just say Hi!! May you have a great Easter dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. Sweet Sheila, YOU WENT ALL OUT...and the bunnies are lovin every minute of being shown off! They are all so adorable! I love the yellow plates! Your pink stemware needs to come to my place, HOW PRETTY! ;) You did fab, as usual! ;) ~CC Catherine Have a BLESSED Easter my friend! ;)

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  16. Those muted stripes in the tablecloth caught my eye...so soft and lovely. LOTS of bunnies! One cannot go wrong with BUNNIES! The pale pink gingham bow...so lovely with tiny birdies and bunnies beneath! Gorgeous! :)

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  17. I don't know which I enjoy more--looking or reading. Certainly not too many pictures with all the goodies you have! And if you need a place for more china, I think Gollum hides hers behind drapes :) Happy, Happy Easter and thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love your pretty colored flatware-it really makes a statement on your table. So many pretty dishes! And your roses, well, they looked and smelled wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Shelia - You really know what you're doing. Everything is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed each of your pictures. The roses are gorgeous. You just get better all the time.
    Sweetie

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  20. Shelia, I saw your name on the list and couldn't wait to see what you had done this time. I always love coming to your blog. It is always joyful and full of wonderful things. Have a blessed Easter!
    Debbie

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  21. You are a napkin folding genius. I'm very impressed! Love your table and all your little chicks and bunnies. It looks so happy. :)Nancy

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  22. Hi Sheila...you have such pretty items...I love the Fitz and Floyd....You have everything but the Bunny on a stick!! Happy Easter....Sue.

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  23. Hi Shelia! What sweet things you have and have put together on this table for us to enjoy! Happy Easter to you and yours!!

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  24. Hi Shelia~

    Well, I'm back from computer virus world....& lookie what I found here. The most adorable little treasures and oh, those plates!! DE-VINE! You forgot to call me to go shopping ( winks:)

    Hope all is well with you and I'll be back to get caught up on your blog.

    Big hugs~ J

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  25. Shelia, with that oh-so-cute table, yes you are forgiven for showing us a lot of pictures! I love it! The little bunnies, chicks and eggs are darling touches!

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  26. What a beautiful Tablescape Shelia. I love Fitz & Floyd too. All your pretty colors look so beautiful with all your accessories and linens. Happy Easter to you and your.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  27. Pretty & colorful Easter table, Shelia. I love that napkin fold and will definitely try it out!

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  28. What a beautiful table Shelia; I love everything! Please don't ever stop putting lots of pictures on your blog; the more the better.
    Happy Easter!

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  29. oooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Such beautiousness!! (yes, that's a new word!) I love the bunnies, the owl(?), candles, dishes...flowers....well, EVERYTHING!!

    ;-)

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  30. What a pretty Easter table and what a fabulous napkin fold!!!! I love your tablecloth and napkins and the pink and yellow candles. Happy Easter! :D Jewel

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  31. What a cute tablescape and love all the bunnies. The colors are pretty too and so springlike. Love the yellow and pink candles!

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  32. What a really lovely table and I love the pink cabbage bowls and all your "bunny-ness".

    Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

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  33. What a pretty table. The napkin fold is very impressive. I love that you have so many pics to show all the little details - like the little bunny tail. Beautiful!

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  34. Hi Sheila, Your tablescape is soooo pretty, and the napkin fold is outstanding! Love all your descriptions, your posts are always fun to read. Kristen

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  35. Hi Shelia! This is truly lovely! There are so many things I love about your table, the candle holders, the centerpiece, the plates, but most of all the napkins! You've really out done yourself with that one! Deb

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  36. Shelia, what a 'delicate' and beautiful table. I love all the surprises everywhere. Totally wonderful, sweet pea!!

    Have a blessed Easter.

    Barb

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  37. Just beautiful as always, Shelia! I'm very impressed by your amazing napkin-folding skills! :)

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  38. Love your table Sheila,of course you know I always do ! The cracker tray is adorable !

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  39. Shelia, there just isn't any way you could post too many pictures of this lovely tablescape! Everything on that table is so pretty, but I'm really coveting that cracker dish! That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I especially love the rabbit inside it! Your napkin folding abilities are SOOOOO impressive! All I'm ever able to do is bunch a napkin up and stick it through a napkin ring, and I've studied those books with napkin folding tips! Great tablescape. laurie

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  40. Your table is so sweet and adorable! I love that little bunny jumping through the log, he is so cute. Your dishes are wonderful!

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  41. Your Easter tablescape is just FABULOUS! I LOVE each and every thing about it!!!! Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!

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  42. everything,everything is stupendous.glorious,lovely,perfect.but.......my fav is that little cracker dish.if that isn't the sweetest litle thing i have ever-----seen.and his little bunny tail.my goodness.it's just too much.love it...Ann

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  43. I love your clever napkin fold!! Perfect for Easter. The whole table is charming - can I stop by and just gaze at it???? Have a blessed Easter. Sally

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  44. Mirror, mirror on the wall...who IS the cleverest of them all??? What? S-H-E-I-L-A Oh, my! that napkin folding is some of the cleverest in the land!

    Love your bunnies...Fitz & Floyd is one of my favorites when it comes to bunnies!

    Happy Easter...thanks for the treat!
    ;-D

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  45. Beautiful as always. I just love all those bunnies.

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  46. I am speechless Sheila! You really should be an interior decorator my friend. You're a classy lady who has an artful eye for decor and you do it all with a warm and loving heart. It's not just decorating...it's a production...with much emotion...building up to the very moment Easter arrives....like a great symphony or opera! Bravo!:)

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  47. You did it again! The napkins are darling. You're all ready for company, but I can't seem to find your address.

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  48. Oh my gosh I just love the napkins! That is the neatest thing I have ever seen! The candle holders are sooo pretty!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  49. Very, very pretty table settings. The dishes are marvelous, and the little bunnies and owl are such a whimsical touch. Love it!
    ♥, Susan

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  50. Very pretty Easter table. Like your little touches and the colors.
    Linda Q

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  51. Sheila, I thought you might find this interesting - the other day I had written myself a note to come back to your site and again look at something. HOWEVER - I learned that I had missed writing down one letter in your blog address name - you are "note songS" - I had missed the final "S" - go to "notesong" and you will instantly see how I knew I had the wrong site :-p

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  52. This is just the cutest, most adorable tablescape! Hmmm, I can't pick a favorite item, maybe the sugar and creamer! Love the bunny in the log too!

    Katherine

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  53. You are just too cute & so is your Easter table. You are so clever in your posts. I love the bunny hiding in the log the best.

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  54. Love your tablescape. Your artichoke napkin fold can go one step further, if you reach under and pull the triangles up that are in between the corners, you will have a tulip. "Happy Easter" Deb

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  55. Such a pretty tablescape! Love the napkins, and the floral centerpiece is wonderful! Wow!

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  56. * HOLY GUACAMOLE! WHERE have "I" been to have missed all this??? Sweetie, this is TOOOOOOOOO WONDERFUL!!!~~~ I DELIGHTED in looking @ EVERY pic, & your bunny collection is the sweetest ever!!! And REAL FLOWERS? ~ WOW! You outdid yourself, and it sure does make a difference how YOU see (n' smell!) the table, huh??? ABSOLUTELY LOVE it all~~~ obviously put together with lots of love and great fun to do, too, right??? BIGGGGEST KUDOS EVVVVVER!!!! THANK YOU for a MOST FAB TREAT!!! Happies of Easter weekends to you, too!!! XO Linda *

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  57. Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

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  58. Love your setting, cool napkin folding, love the dishes...
    Hugs and Happy Easter~ Kammy

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