I decided to do pastel colors for Easter when I found some capiz Easter eggs at Pottery Barn in pale pink, peach, aqua and blue. They also had some speckled ones which I added to the mix. I put all the eggs inside a glass dome I had from Restoration Hardware placed on top of a vintage silver mirror-topped dresser plateau by Reed & Barton.
Shown left is an aqua hemstitched napkin from Martha Stewart at Macy's with aqua stoned napkin ring from Kim Seybert.
Antique sterling is St.James by Tiffany [only made between 1898-1914].
Antique pedestal cake plate with aqua rim and hand painted flowers is Royal Crown Derby.
The orchid paisley embroidered tablecloth I made out of 8 yards of dressmaker's linen so I could wash it. 24" tall glass candlesticks are from Pottery Barn.
Easter is one of the rare times I use novelty items on the table. This glass lidded container bunny is from Williams-Sonoma. I wish I had purchased more of them as they no longer sell this size or pattern. It is 7" long and has eggs along the sides of the lid. I am not fond of the smaller ones they make now because they are not big enough to hold contents. I place a glass bunny at each place setting with little gifts inside designed for that specific guest's interests.
Also for the centerpiece, I am using two Bosphorous Pottery Barn vases filled with orchid and pink Hiacynths and orchid Roses.
I think the aqua theme brings out the pale color of the antique Swedish Rococo cabinet I brought back from Sweden last summer. I'm not sure where I got the egg wreath as I've had it for many years.
Stemware left to right: William Yeoward's "Pearl", Simon Pearce's air twist stem "Stratton" and vintage French white opaline from Portieux Vallerysthal.
For the plates, starting on the bottom is this orchid charger by French maker J. Seignolles in the Diplomate pattern.
Dinner plate is by French maker Bernardaud in their "Etoile" pattern.
Dessert plates are aqua bunny plates from Williams-Sonoma.
I am making an effort to keep my tables more simple and not put so much stuff in the center. I think too much stuff makes guests feel uncomfortable.
Green glass bunny placecard holders are also from Williams-Sonoma. Except for the eggs I purchased this year, most of my Easter items I have had for many years.
I like my tablecloths to go to the floor. One advantage when you make your own you can get the size you wish. I have a few of these nests with painted eggs.
Close up of the Swedish cabinet and egg wreath.
Hanging crystal clear candleholders are also from Pottery Barn. I am using four clear glass ones, two of each style.
One of the reasons I wanted to use the glass dome was because most of it is see through so guests can see each other.
If a mother can have a favorite child, these oval-back chairs I made for Swede Collection would be my favorites. They have eight-way tied springs for ultimate comfort during long dinner parties and the white fabric is soap and water washable. Love the elegant shape. You can see all the colors they are made in at www.swedefurniture.com under the seating category.
This is on the other side of the room. You can see the egg wreath in the mirror. The iron in this console was salvaged from an interior balcony railing of an opera theatre in New York. I love the angels riding the Nautilus shells and torches on the sides.
Here is where you are sitting. Enjoy.
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Tablescape Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Show and Tell Friday: http://romantichome.blogspot.com/