Sunday, March 31, 2019

Easter Bunny Blues Tablescape

I am definitely not blue about Easter being on it's way,
it is just that my Easter table is blue this year!
While I fell in love with these adorable bunny Easter plates, that inspiration for my table turned out to be a bit trickier than I thought.  

I wanted to create a table worthy of Chloe Crabtree's wonderful  Easter Tablescape Blog Hop that starts today and runs through Friday.  Chloe has assembled a wonderful group of table stylist that will be sharing their tables this week.  The links to all of the talented participants are at the end of this post and will be updated daily.

I found these cute bunny dishes at HomeGoods.  They caught my eye right away.
But what I didn't realize is that the colors were not your typical Easter colors and it was difficult to find items that actually looked good with these cute dishes.

 The blues are more of a cornflower blue and the greens were definitely a blue green.  Many of the items I tried to put with these dishes just didn't go.
So I decided to go with white tulips, some blueish toned greenery, white twigs, and blue eggs.

 I got crafty and colored the eggs by taking some of my Stampin' Up ink, a paint brush, water and a few stamps.  The ink color is called Blueberry Bushel,  once I diluted it with some water, it started to look good.  These eggs are the faux white decorative eggs that do not open up, I purchased them at Walmart last year after Easter on clearance. 
 I played around with several different stamps, stamping right on the egg, and then washing out the design a bit with more water, trying to give it a bit of watercolor look to them.
Some of the eggs I did a bit of a plaid lines to them to try to copy the napkins.  This was an easy and fun process.   I think I may try to do some more in different colors and try to mix colors as well.
I was actually going to put candles in the little distressed candle stick holders until I stuck some of the eggs on them and liked that better than the candles!

Then I felt my Easter table needed some Easter goodies. 
Luckily, I had just seen my friend, Chris Slogar from Buckeye Inklings, do a video on how to make these cute little baskets.
They are easy to make - here is a link to her simple instructions!  Chris made her's out of gingham paper while I made mine out of Gray Granite card stock that I ran through the Basket Weave embossing folder to give it that weaved look. I made my handle just a bit wider and shorter, then I just embellished the front with an Easter sentiment and a few die cut flowers.
Thank God that my favorite chocolates of all time - Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Carmel is wrapped in the perfect color blue for  my Easter basket!! I could not have planned that one any better!!
Like my bunny hopping across the table, be sure to hop on over to all the other wonderful blogs this week to see all of the fabulous Easter table inspiration.  Here are all the blogs participating:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Follow the Yellow Brick Home | My Family Thyme

Again, I will be updating the links to each of these blogs throughout the week.
I would like to give a shout out to Chloe for putting these fun hops together for all of us to enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed my Easter Bunny blues now that you know that I am only referring to the color and not the feeling!  We will be celebrating our Easter dinner at my daughter's house, it will be the first time all of my kids will be together again since Christmas, and the added bonus of my almost 3 year old grandson, who is talking up a storm these days.  He keeps us entertained!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday and that the weather turns springlike where ever you are!


Sources:
Tablecloth - Target last summer
Placemats - Kirklands last week - used my Birthday coupon!!
Flatware - HomeGoods years ago
Chargers - Olde Time Pottery years ago
Grey dinner plates - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek OH -years ago - still carry them
Blue Floral Plate, Bunny Plates and Napkins - HomeGoods about a month ago
Stemware - Marshalls - years ago
White Bunnies - Target several years ago


I have linked up to:
Metamorphic Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

My mother was a fabulously talented sewer and I inherited her love for fabric. In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name. I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

28 comments:

  1. Ann, this seems the year of blue Easter, I choose a blue theme too! Your bunnies plates are the perfect whimsical touch on a light blue tablescape. Love it!

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  2. Ann, I love the blue and white color palate of your table --- it's beautiful! You would never guess it was a struggle to put together. I'm always impressed by your crafting talent too; creating thise gorgeous eggs for one. I'd never have guessed you made the baskets too! Pinned.

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  3. Ann, the blue is perfect for your little bunny plates. The eggs are amazing as well as beautiful. You did good girl! I would sit at your table any day of the week and be pleased as blue punch. The Easter baskets are so clever and I thought you had purchased them. Lovely Easter Table.

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  4. Ann, I started smiling right away when I opened your post. I love your table. Those bunny plates are adorable and your tablescape is cleverly full of a variety of textures that please the eye.
    You did a great job with the eggs and it sounds like you have an enjoyable time doing them. I love the napkins and floral plates.
    Have a lovely Easter with your family.

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  5. Ann, I adore the blue theme and you’ve mixed the colors and patterns beautifully. The little baskets are precious. I’ll have to look how you made them. Painting the eggs with gel ink is a great idea. I love to do that too. Love the dishes and the gingham napkins. The flower centerpiece is gorgeous.

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  6. Ann, I am so happy to see you use the color blue for Easter. Your mix of various patterns really make the statement for the entire tablescape. I have something similar to your floral print cornflower blue plates and do find it difficult to match it, but you did such a wonderful job finding the perfect pieces, especially the adorable bunny plates. It was a great choice. Even the detailed "watercolor" eggs make the table look like the beautifully canvas painting. Enjoy your time with your family at Easter. Easter blessings to you.

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  7. Ann, your tablescape is absolutely beautiful. It made me smile this morning. You know I adore blue, and your plate stack is so pretty. The blue chintz plates combined with the adorable bunny plates is perfect. The centerpiece you created is gorgeous. There is just something so elegant about white tulips. It is always fun blog hopping with you! Happy Spring!!!

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  8. I love your Easter blues Ann, and especially your watercolor eggs, they look sooo pretty! You made everything blend like magic, soft and sweet and perfect for your white wood bunnies! Have a wonderful time at your Easter gathering!
    Jenna

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  9. Aww, your bunny plates are so sweet! Happy to be joining you for the hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  10. I love your blue themed Easter. It's absolutely stunning!

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  11. Your table is so cute! Love the blue egg accents. You did a very good job on them. The dish mix turned out perfect and I love the small plaid napkins!

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  12. Ann, I love blue anytime, anywhere and your table is beautiful. The bunny plates are so cute, and you did a great job creating exactly what you needed. The eggs are so lovely and so is your basket. I have to say I also love the Ghirardelli chocolates and keep a little stash on hand! It is a pleasure to hop with you this week. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  13. Love the eggs. It's all very pretty. But I hope you remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season. :o)

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  14. Ann, such a charming Easetr tablescape. Love the blue. Tulips are such a beautiful flower to celebrate spring. I so admire your skills at stamping. They add personalized touches to your table. The eggs turned out beautiful. A pleasure to join you.

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  15. Ann, I love cornflower blue! The bunny plates are adorable and I love how you paired them with the blue floral plates and the blue and white checked napkins. The diy eggs are lovely and I agree that they look better than candles on top of the candlesticks. I also love your placemats and flatware...there are so many nice little details on this table. As always, it's a pleasure hopping with you. Happy Easter!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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  16. Your bunny plates are so sweet, and I can see that you had to get creative with the colors. Many times I have thought I was going one direction styling a table and ended up a completely different way. You coordinated it perfectly. I love the blue color on your eggs, I should have you come and try to get me the perfect blue on my walls!

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  17. Adorable Easter Blues Ann! I would have never guessed you struggled to pull you pretty Easter table together but I can relate! My Floral Meadow plates were merchandised with a blue tablecloth and blue accents at WS but I couldn’t find the right blues without their beautiful but pricey linens. You’re so clever to create that adorable Easter basket and paint your eggs! As always it’s a pleasure to hop with you this week. ♥

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  18. Ann, what a beautiful table! I can imagine how difficult it would have been to match up the cornflower blue but it is such a pretty color for Easter and you pulled it off wonderfully! Your DIY eggs turned out so lovely. So fun hopping with you - thanks for all of the inspiration and a Happy Easter to you!

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  19. Ann, I love everything about your tablescape! You always do such a wonderful job of putting together such nice elements. Enjoy your Easter with your family. It's so hard to get everyone together these days.

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  20. The blues in your table are a beautiful change of pace and the Easter feeling is very prevalent. Everything here works well together and I wish you a Happy Easter.

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  21. Nice post. I really enjoy reading it. Very instructive, keep on writing.Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Ann you set a lovely table. I like the blue colors so much! Everything is so pretty the plates are perfect for your lovely table too. It is a pleasure to be part of the hop with you. Hugs

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  23. Lovely tablescape. The blue is very soothing and those plates are adorable and certainly set the mood. Love how you decorated the eggs. Thanks for the idea. xo- maryjo

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  24. Love all the blue! Those plates are just adorable! It is all gorgeous! Hugs!

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  25. I love your table, Ann! The blue is beautiful and those bunny plates are so sweet. Your DIY eggs are just lovely! I am so happy to be on this blog hop with you!

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  26. Oh Ann, this setting is bluetiful!!!! I love it! Those eggs are amazing! I am really into blue right now so I am crushing on this table. Just gorgeous!

    So happy to join you on this hop. Happy Easter!

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  27. Ann, you table is stunning! Everything from the plates to the napkins to the floral centerpiece! Love it all. They have plates similar to the blue floral one at our local HomeSense right now and after seeing your table I think I need to go back and buy them!

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