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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 - "Fresh from the Bunny Trail"

Happy EASTER and happy Tablescape Thursday! I am confident that today's tablescape party is going to be chocked full of GREAT Easter and spring tables. I can't wait to visit each one! Make sure you visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for the full list of this week's participants. My table this week is "Fresh from the Bunny Trail". Let's take a look. A color palate of spring's best shades - leaf green, pink, pale yellow and creamy white - come together to form a soft spring-like table featuring bunnies, eggs, roses and ivy leaves.

This table is all about Mix 'n Match. Pulling out every dish boasting these colors, I set about layering pieces to mimic the colorful abundance of an English flower garden. A woven rattan charger gives a nod to the tight weave of child's Easter Basket and adds a natural texture to roughen up this sweet table a bit.

White damask table cloth paired with green polkadot napkins are just right with the various pink china patterns. A pink dish towel is folded and tucked around the charger before placing the dinner plate.

This setting features three different patterns. The dinner plate and the soup bowl are both by Nikko. The dinner plate is from the Blossom Time collection and the pattern is Summer Glade. The soup bowl is from the Precious pattern and was designed by Dana.

These adorable salad plates are from Portugal and are made by Bordallo Pinneiro. Can you see the little bunnies and carrots? Perfect for my EASTER table.

Here is a close up shot of the dinner plate. I only have four of them and was not able to find other pieces of the set. I am still looking however. I would love to have 6 more! These would be perfect to use at Mother's Day or a get together with your closest girl friends or a chic garden party.
To add a freshness to the table I sprinkled ivy leaves along the centerpiece and placed EASTER eggs colored in soft shades of yellow and cream among the leaves. A single ivy leaf was placed inside each soup bowl.

At the two ends, I featured a different place setting. Here the dinner plate and salad plate are from the Precious pattern by Nikko. I used a soup bowl from my Better Homes and Gardens IVORY pattern. Bread plates from the IVORY pattern was used at each placesetting.

The key to mixing china patterns is to closely edit your color scheme and combine patterns that don't compete with each other. Keeping your table linens uniform is a great way to add ease to the over all table and pull the look together.

Using both a clear and green glass goblet at each place is another way to add a cohesive look to your mix 'n match placesettings.

I LOVE, Love, love these little eggs! They are formed of metal medium-gauge wire and covered with soft green organza. A satin green polkadot ribbon ties it together and picks up the polkadot theme from the napkins. These little eggs are perfect for hiding away a little EASTER sweet treat.

I filled them with Reese's chocolate peanut butter cups! Yum! The kids want to eat the content of their eggs first! These would be perfect to hold place cards tucked among pastel EASTER grass.

I used a five-arm candle holder to display 3x4" pink pillars. Two faux rose swags are used at the base to form the floral arrangement and bunny statues flank each end.
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Easter Eggs, Chocolates, Bunnies and Flowers. Spring is finally here! Happy EASTER everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. If you haven't heard, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting a very special blog party on April 15th. Make sure you check out the details and if you have a pair of those infamous white birdies from Target then you won't want to miss the fun! Until then,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa














40 comments:

once in a blue moon... said...

very cute, i just love pink and green~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Alisa - just lovely, as usual. I love the combination of the three different patterns of china and plates. The wire mesh eggs are so cute. This is just a beautiful table. Thanks for sharing, Barb

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh...so pretty...love your mix of dishes (I have the Precious pattern, too!)The ivy leaves are a beautiful touch! Those eggs are adorable...what a great little treat! Alisa, you have put together another beautiful tablescape!
Happy Easter!
;-D

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, I love the colors!
Polka dots are so festive with the flowery plates..

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow! Alisa, I love your table. These are by far my favorite colors. I love how you have mixed and matched things. Just gorgeous. I love how you did your centerpiece and then the chargers underneath those beautiful plates. I always enjoy coming to your blog and seeing your fresh and lovely ideas. I hope your Easter weekend is wonderful.
Blessings,
Debbie

Dream Mom said...

Beautiful tablescape! I loved your centerpiece and then the additional color with the polka dot napkins and pink towels on the chargers.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Alisa, I always appreciate the details you share.

Your table is lovely ~ so pretty!

Melissa Lester said...

Your table looks so pretty! I think we love the same kinds of colors and themes. I get absolutely giddy with spring colors -- especially pink and green. And bunnies and flowers are abundant this time of year!

Chrsiti@A Southern Life said...

Beautiful! Happy, blessed Easter!

Sue said...

Hi Alisa....You would make Lilly Pulitzer proud...love the pink and green...Have a wonderful Easter...
Sue.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Alisa, As always your tablescape is superb! I love your dishes and the pillar candles down the center of the table in pink is precious! Happy Easter friend! ~CC Catherine

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your centerpiece and all of your pretty dishes. You've created a welcoming warm tablescape.

Domestic Designer said...

Lovely tablescape! Love your color scheme. Have a blessed Easter.

ellen b said...

Oh what loveliness! I think pink and green is still one of my favorite combinations! You did a fabulous job putting all of this together. I like how you mixed the plates. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Barb said...

Alisa,
Waht an aboslutley gorgeous table.
I love the pinks and greens and yellows and they are all mixed so well.

My very favorite are the dinner plates.
Those flowers are so beautiful.

Blessings and thank you for sharing.

Barbara
Jean

Mrs. G said...

Your dishes are beautiful. The centerpiece with all the pink candles on the low frame with the roses is so good for conversation across the table and lovely as well, perfect. The way you put the pink fabric over the rattan mats adds a nice pop of color and softens the placesetting so well, genious. Love the organza eggs and the polka dot napkins. Really beautiful tablescape.
Happy Easter to you and your lucky family that gets to enjoy dining at your gorgeous table.
Hugs,
Sue

Candy said...

Love the way the pink pops up from your table and hope you find more of those gorgeous dinner plates. I am a fan of mix and unmatch so your table strikes a chord with me.
Happy Easter Blessings, Candy

Chari said...

Good morning, my friend...

Girl, you have certainly outdone yourself with this fabulous Easter tablescape! I know, I know...I say that with each tablescape that you do! Hehe!!! You're such a talented lady and everything you touch just turns out beautifully!!!

I really do think that green and pink are one of my most favorite color combinations! I used the same colors in my Easter brunch tablescape as well! Love your placesettings and those dishes...ohhh my goodness!!! They are definitely patterns that if I saw them...I would buy them! And...I love how you mixed and matched everything! Alisa, it's all soooo very pretty! The table centerpiece...absolutely gorgeous! Love your candleholder with all of the pretty pink candles and all of the ivy that you mixed into it!!! Fabulous, my friend!!!

Sending you and your family my very best wishes and blessing for a wonderful Easter!
Chari

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table, Alisa!!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the idea of the leaves, really nice.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Alisa, Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my tablescape. I absolutly LOVE yours! The china is gorgeous and the candle centerpice is just perfect. I love everything about this! Kristen

Deb said...

Oh so very pretty! I love the colors you used, you're right these colors are wonderful for Easter! Great idea to put in the egg filled with goodies. Great table! Deb

kimmcl said...

Beautiful Alisa! I especially love the polka-dot napkins. And the way you describe your TS - such "panache"! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Blessed Easter my friend!
Kim

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Alisa, ~WOW~ :)
Again your gorgeous tablescape just blows me away with it's beauty. You are truly one of the most talented tablescapers in Blogland!

I love the darling Pink bunny plates and the amazing centerpiece. The little Green eggs are just adorable. Love the polka dotted ribbon.

Have an enjoyable and blessed Easter with your family.
~Melissa :)

Janie's World said...

Everything is so soft, serene and elegant! I love the little eggs with the treats in them!

Chandy said...

What a great table! I especially love that Nikko Precious. I have a set for 8! I love all the wonderful touches you added!

Happy Thursday!

Susan S. said...

What a great color combination! It looks great!

ann said...

everything is done to sheer perfection.you cannot do better than this.congrats...ann

Linda said...

So pretty as always but I love the greens with pinks , layers and little touches. Lovely!
Happy Easter!
Linda Q

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Another fabulous tablescape. I love the colors & I love how you mixed it up with the dinnerware. I'd love to sit down at your table & have a meal.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I can't get enough pink and green - this is lovely!

Miss Janice said...

I just love the pinks and greens and it's all so springy! Lovely!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the pink and green theme, too! So pretty!

Sandra said...

OMgosh, I love your table setting! You did a great job!
Sincerely,
Sandra

The Stylish House said...

Alisa,
This is a lovely tablescape. You have pulled together soft and beautiful colors. I want to wish you, and your family a wonderful Easter. All my best...~Cathy~

Mama said...

Hello Alisa, I am late for TT this week but did not want to miss your table, your choice of colours is so perfect and your centerpiece with those gorgeous pink candles is perfect too. I am drooling over those gorgeous dishes, wishing you a blessed Easter, Kathy.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Alisa, the "casually elegant, soft beauty" of this is enchanting! What a most lovely table, especially w/ your color choices~~~~ simply DIVINE! I SOOOO ENJOY sitting down to a beautiful, thoughtfully set table & then enjoying good company n' conversation ~~~ You definitely got this "just right", and I'm so glad you shared! Warmest Easter wishes, Linda *

Our Back Porch said...

Oh I love pink and green and this is just splendid! I love those little wire eggs too! Just wanted to wish you and your precious family a blessed Resurrection Day. He Is Risen!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Alisa... what a lovely table! And such great attention to detail!

Here's wishing you a very Happy Easter filled with many blessings...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Carolina Mama said...

Love your Easter table. I never did get over pink and green so I think it looks terrific.

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