Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter, Yet Again

Got myself into some tabletop trouble today.  I blame it on jet lag.  Let me explain.  I thought I was supposed to help with inventory at Ten Thousand Villages.  Turns out, inventory was yesterday.  Oops. With time on my hands, I saw this as an opportunity to wander around Glen Ellyn.  I popped into Marcel's, a lovely cooking school / gourmet shop / cooking store and a wonderful new addition to downtown Glen Ellyn. It just so happens that the shop is filled with many, many gorgeous tabletop items.  It happened again.  My eye was suddenly caught by this Springy striped tablecloth.

I think it was the slightly out of the ordinary colors (melon, apple green, kiwi green, peach, plum and aqua) that made me look twice.  Hmmm...I really did need to set a second table for Easter.  And I really do like this cloth.  Sold.

I really did need these apple green napkins that match so well.

Oh...and these darling tapers.  I could not wait to get home and set the table!  A quick stop at trader Joe's for some flowers and I was ready.

I remembered these multicolored bamboo placemats that I found at Kohl's last summer and I simply fashioned them into a runner down the center of my table.  Now, time to layer.

I knew these pretty coral colored placemats from World Market would be a good addition to my collection.

Naturally, I grabbed my perfect plain white plates and set atop gold leaf(ish) chargers.  I'm so glad I decided to purchase these...

Fann coral salad plates on a recent trip to West Elm.  I simply rolled up my cheery green napkins and tucked them into...

...multi-colored napkin rings, again from Kohl's.  I just love a little bit of chocolate to finish off a great meal, so each of my guests will enjoy a sweet treat.

I have fond memories of eating jello with sliced bananas as a kid from these antique tiny parfait glasses.  I have not used them in years!

How delicious a mimosa will taste sipped from these mint green champagne flutes, old favorites of mine from Horchow.  Not until I took a close look did I notice that the blue and green stripes on these tapers are actually...

tiny strips of wax, carefully stuck on the hand rolled white tapers.  So cute.  I'm showing them off in these...

vintage lavender cut glass pineapple candle holders.

Finally, these deep purple tulips look beautiful in my  handpainted vase from Rosenthal.  I am just delighted with my Easter table.

Lucky for me that I had such a successful (albeit unplanned) trip to Marcel's today!


  1. Wow your table really pops with color. Beautiful!

    Jocelyn @

  2. This is magical! So well done. I'm so glad that you missed inventory and happened across inspiration in the form of this great tablecloth. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Easter! Cherry Kay

  3. Lots of beautiful color and I love that vase!

  4. Love this look - it's brighter, more cheerful and certainly more unique than the usual pastels! That tablecloth is amazing - good thing you bought it - somebody had to put it to good use. Fab table - enjoy and have fun!

  5. I love all the color! You have given me a couple of great ideas.

  6. OH yes!! This is so fun with all the fun color combinations! I would have bought the tablecloth too!! What fun candle sticks! Thanks again for linking up and sharing you always amazing ideas!!

  7. Everything is so pretty. Those tapers are wonderful. How cheerful your table is.

  8. What a fun and colorful table!

  9. So glad you had time to find so many pretty items. The tablecloth is my favorite! Happy tea party! Pam

  10. I really adore all the lovely colors on your table. The hand painted vase is pretty and perfect for the tulips. Beautiful!

  11. So different and pretty. Great colors. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays this Easter.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!