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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Tablescape and Decor

by Heather


Normally I do a Monday post about fashion but I've spent the weekend moving winter clothes out of the upstairs closet and spring/summer clothes in along with summer purses, scarves, and shoes. I have to admit that I'm tired of clothes right now and the last thing I want to do is get prettied up and pose for pictures. I don't even like doing that on a good day so I'm going with Spring Decor instead. Moving home accessories around is my passion and it's something I do on a pretty regular basis. Some people move furniture; I just move the little things. It's much easier and I don't need any help :)

I think my brother and his wife are having Easter dinner this year (hey, it's almost here; we better decide soon!) but I still like to play around with possibilities. If I don't have Easter, maybe I can convince Sheila and Ann and their hubbies to join us for a spring dinner. Rack of lamb sounds good, doesn't it?

 The pink flowered Limoges china was handed down from Tom's grandmother. I've already told our niece, Betta, that it will be hers someday and she seemed happy to hear that. I've used pink and white striped towels as extra-large napkins and they're being held in place by white china bunny napkin rings. The flatware is Lunt Eloquence; clear crystal goblets are Fostoria Navarre paired with inexpensive pink wine glasses.   
I found the ring of bunnies when I was a trainee working with the crystal and china buyer for Dayton's (now Macy's) back in the 70's. I fell in love with it and still drag it out of storage for Easter every year. They're sitting atop a grass-covered wooden table from Pottery Barn.
This is one of my favorites rabbits; it's kind of scruffy-looking and sweet. The glass domed stand is from Sur La Table several years ago.
Tea and dessert will be served from the side table.
I have a small collection of bird cages with the largest ones residing high up on plant shelves. This is one of the mid-sized ones, filled for the spring season with a Pottery Barn bird, grass, twigs, and eggs.

Just in case you can't tell what these are (my husband looked at the picture and couldn't figure it out), they're pewter rabbit spreaders.
Those are Pottery Barn eggs spelling out "Happy Easter." The jug is a fairly recent purchase from Home Goods and the glass dome with wicker tray just arrived from Decor Steals.

Two dozen roses are only about $16 at Costco so I like to buy them every week or so. There's nothing as lovely as fresh flowers in the house. I need to get some rose bushes in the garden so I can just walk outside and pick them! I have them on the small round table right next to my seat in the family room so I can smell them while I'm typing this.
Ever since I saw lambs gamboling in the English countryside and Scottish highlands as a child, I've had an affinity for them. Mmmm, I say that and at the same time, I just wrote about having lamb for Easter dinner.  There's something wrong here...maybe I'll become a vegetarian.

This little sheep is being held captive in the second, smaller glass domed wicker tray from Decor Steals.  I got introduced to Decor Steals from someone else's blog and it's become fairly addictive. The prices are great and shipping is very reasonable. Two birdcages showed up on the doorstep a couple of days ago and are waiting to be incorporated into the decor. Any ideas?

Have a lovely week, everyone! The weather is glorious here so if you're on Spring Break, head to Arizona!

Love,
Heather

62 comments:

  1. Love all of your Spring touches - so sweet! I'm a fan of Decor Steals too. Thanks for stopping by today and for your delightful comment!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I enjoyed visiting your blog today!
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  2. Such pretty spring decorating! I love the nests and the eggs. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  3. Thank you, Danielle. It was fun to discover your blog!
    Heather

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  4. Wow, you did a fantastic job!!
    Jamie ~somuchbetterwithage.com

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  5. Such a great post....it's all so gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Christine, for the sweet comment.
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  6. I love each and every element in the design - it is a real feast for the eyes! I seriously need to climb into the attic and get my Easter decor down...
    Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  7. Hi Lisa, Thanks for the compliments! I checked out your blog and you're an incredibly talented baker. I'd like to take lessons from you. I also passed on your blog info to Ann, our resident baker and chef, and Sheila, who also enjoys cooking and baking. I like to eat cookies but I'm not a great baker. I am in awe of you!
    Heather

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  8. Heather, I'm your linky neighbor from WUW. Enjoyed seeing all your Easter things. I like to move things around too, but admit that I've not gotten around to pulling out my Easter things. Need to do that this week, or I'll miss my window. Also need to get busy on changing out my wardrobe for the new season. You are inspiring me to get onto both projects. Thanks. ~ Sarah

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    1. Sarah, I can see from your post today why you haven't had time to pull out your Easter things yet. Don't be too impressed about me changing out my wardrobe. The temps here will be in the 90s by the end of the week so it's a must-do in AZ. Thanks for visiting.
      Heather

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  9. All of your displays are just darling! Love all of your bunnies and those little lambs under the cheese dome are just precious! I need some little lambs! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you, Shelia. I love your bunnies that you featured in your Easter mantel post. So cute!
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  10. A cute way to show cups and saucers - under the dome! Thanks for sharing with Friends Sharing Tea!

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  11. Thank you, Bernideen. It was nice to share with your teatime blog.
    Heather

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  12. Wow,your Easter decor is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks, Marty. It's always fun to link up with you and see what everyone's been doing!
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  13. Hi Heather - so glad you stopped by Blue Creek HOme! I love all of your cute bunnies, but the sheep are what makes my heart flutter! Yours are precious - love them under the cloches.
    Rhonda

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    1. Love your sheep, too, Rhonda. Thanks for dropping by!
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  14. Love it all, the bunnies, lambs and especially your spreaders!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. Thank you, Cindy. I've had those spreaders a long time and I'm always happy to bring them out in the spring.
    Heather

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  16. You have some really sweet Easter decorations. Your table centrepiece is wonderful and I love the old china sitting on the rattan chargers. Beautiful! Pamela

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  17. This is just a delight!so many lovely touches -found you through Bernideen's party- love the charming little animals and those lambs!- I gave up meat for that very reason- lol-

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    1. Thank you, Christine. It is hard to eat lamb after admiring them, isn't it?
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  18. Love the bunnies, birdcages and cloches! What a pretty display! Thanks for linking to Thursday Tea Things And Talk!
    Ruth

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    1. My pleasure to link to your Thursday Tea Things. You have a lovely blog full of pretty pictures!
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  19. That is such a pretty tablescape, Heather, and whimsical at the same time! I adore all of your different bunnies and the use of the birdcages. I'm an AZ desert rat, too, and will have to check out that gas station! Our son is a chef and is always interested in different approaches to food, and he lives in North Scottsdale.

    Your blog looks like fun, and I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to check it out further!

    Carol

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    1. Nice to meet our newest follower! Thanks for leaving the kind comments, Carol. I'm sure you and your son will enjoy a visit to the gas station. I checked out your blog and I'm very envious of your incredible crafts room. Very inspiring! Please stay in touch.
      Heather

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  20. It feels like spring here! I am hosting a giveaway on my blog. I hope you'll stop by and enter.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Hi Laura, I did stop by and enter your giveaway. Great little linen towels from Pottery Barn. Hope I win :)
      Heather

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  21. All of your Easter decorations look absolutely beautiful! love all the fresh natural touches to everything. Wonderful job creating all this fun Easter! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Diann, for your warm comments. Always a pleasure to link up with TTF.
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  22. Your vignettes are so cute. The bunnies, sheep, and eggs all say Spring is here! I adore the black and white sheep under the cloche. Love the teacups n saucers under the cloche too. Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you, Sandi. Your Rose Chintz Cottage blog is beautiful!
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  23. I am in love with your Spring vignettes and I am drooling over your bird cages (my absolute weakness). I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at our WIW Linky party. It's still open. I hope you can join us!

    Paula, your newest follower
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Paula,
      Thanks for becoming our newest follower! I was able to link up with your blog.
      Heather

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  24. Just love your Easter decorations! The moss makes everything feel so festive and spring-like. The Easter egg topiary trees are fantastic too! Happy Creating, Catherine (new follower)

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    1. Welcome to our newest follower by a couple of hours! And thank you for your kind comments.
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  25. This is gorgeous! Love it all and it makes me antsy for spring.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  26. How cute is this!!!! Thank you so much for linking up to www.onemoretime events.com welcome!
    Tammy

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  27. Heather, I am a bit jealous of your warm weather as it is cold and dreary here in pa.! I love all your pretty Spring touches. I like Decor Steals too. Love the little table with the grass on it too and of course I am a sucker for ANY cloche! Happy Spring!!! XO, Pinky

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    1. Thank you, Pinky. I'm into cloches these days, too, and wondering how I decorated before them?!
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  28. It's all so sweet and perfect!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Bentley is adorable!
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  29. What a lovely tablescape! All of your Easter accents are just wonderful! LOVE the birdcage and all of the sweet birds and bunnies! So festive and perfect for the season!

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    1. Thank you, Shenita, for your lovely comments!
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  30. Heather everything is just lovely. I love the ring of rabbits and the cage with the bird on top. Thanks so much for joining us again at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Thanks, Peggy, Always fun to join in the fun at Transformed Tuesday!
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  31. Love it! It has been so warm here, I didn't even put away our spring/summer clothes - it is a chore - LOVE your tablescape and decor - the bunnies are so precious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. Always fun to connect with you at Home and Garden Thursday.
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  32. Oh my gosh Heather, let's not talk about Decor Steals. Ever since I found it I have ordered so much. I loved the domes on the wicker stands. Forced myself to pass because I have SO many cloches. Love your sweet table decor. I too have a passion for decorating. It's just so darn fun! I am wanting some lambs to go on a primitive cupboard that will go in our basement. We are in the process of finishing it. Painting now. Would love to find some similar to yours. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, it's so nice to read your comments. Your warm personality just shines through. I feel as though we've become friends!
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  33. Oh my everything is already for Spring and Easter for sure! You have given me a lot of great ideas. Thanx for partying at THT!

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  34. Heather, Congrats! You'll be featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays for this wonderful Easter tablescape. Love it!


    Jody

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  35. Thank you so much, Jody! It's quite an honor to be featured on your blog, Rooted in Thyme.
    Heather

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  36. So pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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    1. Thank you, Danielle, Always fun to join your party.
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