WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY - "Dreaming of A White Easter"

Welcome to another TABLESCAPE THURSDAY!

One of this year's hottest spring trends is nature-inspired decor. Whether you are setting a table outside on your deck or preparing a beautiful centerpiece for a sit down dinner, pulling your inspiration from nature is a great place to start! Here's a peek at the candle garden that inspired me to create this week's table. Today the table is set for an Easter Brunch. I have suddenly fallen in love with all spring shades of green, white and cream so I've chosen a fresh, crisp palette of white and green for this brunch.

I started with a white damask tablecloth and my forever versatile IVORY dishes. By adding green goblets, green polkadot napkins and adorable green-glass bunny dishes I gave the white table a punch of springtime color.

For the centerpiece, I turned an ivory serving bowl upside down and placed a large Mercury Glass candle holder on top. I didn't have any Mercury Glass vases so I improvised by turning MG hurricanes into vases for a bouquet of White Peonies and variegated English Ivy.

I placed a grapevine wreath around the base of the up-side-down bowl and tucked in more English Ivy. My Grandmother's milk glass will make great serving pieces.

I found this "jumping bunny" at Pier 1 for just $2!

These little green bunnies are candy dishes. I picked these up at Target about 5 years ago while we still lived in Florida. I think I paid $2 for each one. They are perfect for hiding after dinner mints, chocolates or a hard-boiled egg.

Remember the white birds from last week? Well, they have come to perch on my Easter table. If you read my post on Tuesday then you will know that one of this year's hot decor items are bird motifs. The trend is Avian Chic. I picked these up on clearance at Target.

I love the combination of white, cream, and green with the silver mercury glass accents.

Cool, uncluttered and fresh.

Love this plate! It's a paper plate. I found these at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a package of 20. I will be using these sometime during the Easter weekend. You can't beat a pretty and disposable dish. Yeah! No clean-up.

You can't have an Easter brunch without a basket full of hardboiled eggs. These are white plastic but you can dress them up with sprigs of herbs and flowering tree branches.

You might have read in a previous post, but I have a "stash" of Easter decor that's gone MIA. Unfortunately, I will most likely find it around Halloween! :-(

Hope you've had fun looking around. Don't forget to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescape inspiration. Each week dozens of creative and inspired ladies and men post incredible tables for your viewing pleasure so be sure to stop by each one.


Friday I'll be sharing a "Cook's Corner" post featuring some of my families favorite Easter traditions. Stop by for mouthwatering recipes and a simple idea for arrangeing fresh cut flowers for your Easter table. Until then,

Happy Decorating!



PAT said...

Beautiful green and white table!!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Everything is really beautiful. I love the colors...it's all great!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the green and white. It's very fresh. I don't know if the bird on the table is a salt shaker, but it is very sweet. I've been hearing a lot about mercury glass lately and your vases are beautiful. Very fresh and crisp!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I agree that the white and green is so spring like! Darling tablescape...thanks for sharing!!

redsoxmom said...

Oh how pretty! Love the dots and all the little touches. The color combo is so fresh and lovely. Wonderful job, as always! Thanks for the explanations/directions, too.

ellen b. said...

Love the green and white. The polka dots are fabulous. You are a pro!

Martha said...

Love the green and white -- those little bunnies, the white birds. I have always been fond of birds but didn't know that I was "in style" with my Avian decor! Also love mercury glass -- so silvery and you don't have to polish!

Deb said...

This is so very beautiful and fresh! Deb

B said...

So elegant. I love the Mercury Glass, and I also love the way the green "pops" against the backdrop of white.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do hope you find your Easter stash so you can enjoy it! I just found something that I was looking for last fall -- oh well!

Kathy said...

Hello Alisa, your table oozes freshness and springtime, beautiful polka dot napkins and glassware. Kathy.

xinex said...

Alisa, your tablescape is very creative. I love it! Love the fresh colors!...Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful Alisa! You are so good at this! I always love to see what you come up with. Kristen

Kathy said...

I love whites and soft greens. Your table is charming. And what great paper plates!

Dream Mom said...

I really love the polka dot napkins, bunny and goblets. This is such a lovely and fresh table. All of your touches looked just great-the centerpiece with the MG.

Loved those paper plates and the basket of eggs. It's a nice touch from all of the typical pastel eggs for most Easter tablescapes.

Cyndi said...

I love the mercury glass,I just started a small collection earlier this year,you have inspired me to get it on my table...with the white and cream.If it turns out ok,I'll post it.Thanks for sharing.

~CC Catherine said...

Alisa, I LOVE Your SPRING Tablescape! The bunny topiary from Pier I is so fresh and looks great! I heard they were making the rounds this week! ;) The green/white polka dot napkins really added a whimsical interest to the table theme and the little green glass covered dishes are precious! GREAT JOB, as usual! ;) Yes, the next time I head to Charlotte, we'll do lunch or coffee, for sure! ;) ~CC Catherine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your table looks just beautiful boasting that lovely shade of green against your white dishes! Very spring and very inviting! Loved the little green bunnies!

Jewel Sauls said...

Everything is perfect - I love the color combination. The mercury glass is such a nice touch with the green and white. :D Jewel

Terri Steffes said...

Totally gorgeous!

I need to go and find those plates! I love your green glassware, too. Very pretty. I love how you walked us through your inspiration and how you designed from there... that is a great way to help those of us who are less creative understand how the creative process works! I have a tablescape thursday post, too, but I didn't link it due to becoming a private blog. Come and visit me if you'd like. Email me at steffes3@embarqmail.com

Domestic Designer said...

Beautiful! Love the green and white...classic.

A Hint of Home said...

I love the freshness that your table presents. The adorable napkins with the goblets bring in the right amout of color. Your accessories are too cute.
Hope you find your decorations that are MIA.

Katy said...

Everything is so very fresh and clean looking. Love the bunnies you have on the table, So very cute! Great photos toO! ~Katy

Melanie said...

Pretty & Fresh!

Chandy said...

I love it! What a gorgeous table! And the paper plate is oh so pretty!

Maryrose said...

What a pretty table. I love the way that green looks with the white., especially the little bunnies on the plates.
When you find your MIA spring things you can do a special spring post at Halloween ;)
Love everything as usual and I look forward to peeking back often.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Alisa, when you said dreaming of a White Easter I had to hold my breath...I was hoping it didn't have anything to do with snow!!
phew there was no snow just beautiful white table settings.
Love your new look for Easter...I just love everything about Easter, could you tell?
Happy TT
Love Claudie
P.S. I would visit more often Alisa, but I do not use my blogger acc. If you could, would you check your "Choose an identity" and show the drop down list that would include URL/Name? Much appreciated.

Robyn said...

everything is beautiful! love the mercury glass. what pattern are those ivory dishes? love them!

Kim said...

Hi Alisa! You have put together such a darling tablescape. I adore those polka-dot napkins. Thanks for sharing! Btw, not sure if you ever got around to sending that catalog but I never got one. I'd still love to see one though. Thanks so much! Kim

Ashley ~ said...

I love these colors*! Looks so clean, crisp, and SPRING*!!!


Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Beautiful!! It all SINGS Spring.

(I can't believe those pretty plates are paper!)

Thank you for inviting us for a peek. :)

Bo said...

Hi Alisa...so nice to meet you & thanks for your kind comments on my tablescape...but now that I see yours, I want to rake mine in the trash & start over...LOL! I adore the color green you have used...& your versatile ivory dishes are beautiful. I'm adding you to my blog list right this minute so I can come back often to visit & learn... ;-) Bo

Unknown said...

green and white are so refreshing, I love the color combination
your paper plates are the cat's meow - how cool is that!
I love to mix paper with glass, silver, whatever,
happy twirls,

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...


I just adore your table! It is so fresh and clean! SPring like. I love it. I also love you rblog. I am signing up as a follower.
Nice to meet you! I love new friends!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table..love the polka dot napkins... and the green glasses are the perfect shade of green (that I love)Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your table!! I love the colors and the bunny candy dishes are too cute. I love, love, love the bunny paper plates. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby as I want some. I hope you find your MIA Easter decor. I just found some missing Valentine decor the other night while looking for my Easter decor. I'm trying to put everything in color coordinated boxes so I will know just from the color of the box what holiday decorations I will find in them.

Free Art Printables said...

Lovely tablescape! jen

Sue said...

What a beautiful fresh green Easter tablescape. This gives me all kinds of ideas for the guest house.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a refreshing table, all decked out in crisp green and white. Lovely!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Alisa,
This table is simply stunning! You are amazingly talented at tablescaping.

Love all the fresh crisp whites with the greens.
So lovely.

Those have to be the prettiest paper plates I have ever seen.
How precious!

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Alisa...

Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my "Brume de Rose" tablescape and for your sweet comment! I am so honored that you decided to follow my blog...okay no pressure there! hehe! I've been following your blog and enjoying all of your fabulous posts for awhile now...I am really so humbled! I do hope that I won't disappoint! Hehe!

Well my friend, you always set the most fabulous tables...you are "Queen of the tablescapes"! I just adore your Easter in white table! There's nothing more elegant than white and silver! Adding the touches of Spring green is so perfect! Beautifully done!!!

Thank you again, Alisa...
Warmest wishes,

Mary said...

I ADORE your fresh white and green color scheme! Elegant, yet fresh -- I love it!

a quiet life said...

your table looks super, i love green and white. the little rabbits on the plates are so cute too. fresh and fun, thanks, you always do great table~

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Your table is just beautiful! I have a slight obsession for green too.
I especially love the green goblets on your table. ~Athella

Miss Janice said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the dotted napkins, the china, and the crystal. Love the vases as well, and the hopping bunny. This is really cute!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I love your tablescape!!! The green and white is so lovely and fresh. The little bunny dishes on the plates are adorable!!! I love them. I'm heading out to Hobby Lobby right now to grab a set of the bunny plates. Too sweet!!!
Have a great weekend.

The Bloom Girls said...

The table is just lovely! The green and white is so clean and fresh looking and the tiny bunny candy dishes at each place setting is so charming!

Have a fabulous Week!

Blessings to you and yours!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

This is such a lovely tablescape. I love the color combo, and I absolutely adore using those little bunny candy dishes on your place settings-so clever of you. laurie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Alisa~
I am never disappointed when I stop by your place! Another beautiful tablescape...so fresh and clean!
I've been away for a week and am trying to catch up visiting my favorite blogs...yours is always a treat!
Happy Spring!

Maria said...

Would you mind sharing where you got your gorgeous green goblets? I've been looking but can't seem to find them anywhere.

Unknown said...

I know this is 2014, but this is one of the prettiest easter/spring tablescapes I have seen. I found the link on pinterest. It is my inspiration for this year!



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