Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Easter Fun


Today, I am joining twenty other bloggers for a Spring/Easter Tablescape Blog Hop sponsored by Rita@Panoply.
Our weather has been beautiful, so I set the table in my garden for the blog hop. Join me as we celebrate spring and Easter.

Thank you, Rita, for all you do organizing the tablescape hops! You do a fabulous job. 
White hydrangeas accented with pink carnations were arranged in a vintage basket borrowed from a dear friend and placed on a pastel stripe napkin for the centerpiece.

Spring has arrived in south Alabama. The azaleas, dogwoods, spirea, flowering trees, and  Lady Banks roses are all blooming.
I wish you could all be here and enjoy the beautiful weather in my garden.
Can you see my Pink Ruffle azalea behind the table?
Grace Tea Ware scalloped bunny plates with pretty pastel colors was found at Home Goods. I knew when I saw the bunny plates they would match my Paula Deen aqua plates. I was thankful to find floral napkins at Home Goods too, that brought out all the colors in the plates. 

This is a close-up of the Nicole Miller floral napkin with a rattan napkin ring. The napkin ring found at a local gift shop tied all the natural elements of rattan, bamboo, and water hyacinth together. 

The sweet pastel hand-tooled real eggs carved with beautiful designs were a birthday gift last year. They are so delicate.

Here is a close-up of the intricately designed eggs. They were such a sweet gift. I placed them in egg cups in several photos.

Natural elements are a major theme unifying this tablescape. Water hyacinth placemats, rattan centerpiece basket, napkin rings, rattan liners for the glasses, and bamboo cutlery are all-natural elements that give great texture to this spring table.

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After several days, some of the flowers began to wane. I broke down the centerpiece arrangement and placed it in smaller vases on my kitchen table to enjoy it longer.

"Our Lord has written the promise of Resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." Martin Luther.

It was the blue hour outside when I took this picture. I know you are wondering where I live because all our spring flowers arrived about two weeks early this year. Usually, in south Alabama, the azaleas open now and last until the end of the month. We had two weeks in late February and early March with highs in the 80s during the day, so everything bloomed earlier. The blooms are all gone now, and it has turned cooler. Monday night, it is forecast to be a low of 28. I guess this is the cool spell before Easter. Did you know the farmers say if the pecan trees have leafed out, there will not be any more cold weather? They have not leafed out yet. All my hydrangeas are full of leaves which is a concern. But, by Thursday, it is forecast to be a high of 80. 

Below, you will find the blogger's links to view their creative tablescapes. 
Home is Where the Boat Is - Cottontail Farms
Everyday Living - The Blessing of Easter
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - One Happy Bunny
Bleu Belle Interiors - Spring Brings Joy
Living With Thanksgiving - Easter Fun
Hyacinths for the Soul - Springtime Pleasures
Celebrating Everyday Life - How to Style an Elegant Easter Brunch Table
The Painted Apron - Carrots and Cottontails
My Thrift Store Addiction - Egg-cited for Spring Breakfast Table
Celebrate and Decorate - Spring Table Decor
Red Cottage Chronicles - Blue and White Tablescape for Spring
Thrifting Wonderland - Spring Forward Tablescape
Thank you for viewing my post today. I am grateful for your friendship and support. Reflecting on life's blessings, you are a great blessing to me. 
                                  Living thankfully,