I knew that today might be one of the few windows of time that I will get until after Easter, so I decided to go ahead and set my table. We have practice for our Passion Play Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and the performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We worked all week setting up everything, and David and crew went this morning to put up the scaffolding and run wires. We are exhausted, and it hasn’t even begun. Of course, it will all be over before we know it, and a lot of lives will be touched, so it’s all worth it!
I had already planned to use my Reverie china again and to focus on the pastel colors that are in the pattern. I needed to wash the tablecloth, so I chose white placemats from Dollar Tree and the pastel blue runner from Fred’s.
I love the soft colors in my Noritake china, and I was having a hard time deciding on what color to focus on. Last week I used my pale yellow napkins which pull out the yellow in the plates. I like that look a lot, but I also like these plates with pink, blue , and green.
Then I had a brainstorm! Why not use all of those colors? I have pastel napkins in all of those shades, plus my Easter napkin rings have those same shades in them.
So I put a different pastel napkin at each place setting in the Easter napkin rings.
I really like the playfulness of doing it that way, and I love all of the pastel shades on the table.
Of course, I used the Grosvenor silver again. I think that silver is just needed for this table. I also used all three sizes of my plates, and I like the way the rims look when they are layered.
I used my pink tulip-shaped goblets and all-purpose wine glasses.
For my table décor, I wanted to showcase the rest of my rabbit collection. You had already seen my pottery rabbits, so today I focused on those made of porcelain. I had purchased some Easter grass at Dollar Tree, so I put it in my silver baskets. I nestled my Gail Pittman rabbit in the pink Easter grass and dropped in a few glitter eggs.
I put yellow Easter grass in the oblong silver basket and placed a vintage pottery rabbit and a colorful Vicki Carroll one in it. I added a few eggs to their nest also.
I brought the sweet little rabbit plate back out and flanked it with a cute vintage bunny and a Beatrix Potter figurine. Of course, I had to sprinkle on the Easter grass for some interest.
My other Gail Pittman rabbit showed up on the other side of the basket. More Easter grass kept him from looking a little bare.
I still had a few rabbits left, so I had to come up with some ways to display them as well. I decided that a couple of the smaller ones in diameter could be elevated on my large candlesticks. The aqua one is Vicki Carroll and the other one is unmarked. So that the candlesticks wouldn’t look so bare along the base, I tossed around some Easter grass and used the glitter egg bouquet to give it a little more interest.
My milk glass bunny on a nest (a Martha Stewart reproduction made from the original molds) also got the Easter grass and glitter egg treatment.
My final rabbits are a pair that David purchased for me in an antique mall when my collecting rabbit phase what in high gear. Regular readers know that I have actually pared my rabbit collection down quite a bit. After running several of them through my booth at the flea market, I am now happy with the ones that I left and don’t plan on purchasing any more. These rabbits have the look of Staffordshire, so that is what I call them, even though they are probably just something manufactured in recent years. Of course, they had to get the grass and eggs as well to match the rest of the elements on the table.
I like how the table turned out, and I was pleased with the way I displayed the rabbits.
All of the pastel shades show up in my Reverie plates, and I like the colorful look of the table.
Not everything has to be “matchy-matchy,” as I call it. Variations in colors look great, as long as it all makes sense.
If you are in central MS next week, please come out to our Passion Play. It is a wonderful, moving experience, and a great way to celebrate the Easter season.
I covet your prayers for this wonderful ministry, and wish you all a joyous and glorious Passion Week and Easter celebration!
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:5-8