Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Simple Easter Supper

Vintage Dishes Not The Food!!

Let's set up for a simple supper with friends to usher in the Holy Week.

Let's get started with Bob's free flowers. 
You can read more about the free flowers HERE.
Perk up last weeks roses.
You can revive fading flowers by submerging them in cold water, If they are not too far gone.
I was able to reuse these from a dozen.
Choose a container.
This was a thrift store find many years ago.

Aren't they cute?

Oasis in a food container. Bunnies, have a hairline crack.
Now to set the table.
The Blue Onion pieces are used daily and will be moved.
The beaded runner is from Pier One after Easter Sale.
The flowers in the bunnies are last week's.
Finished centerpiece on milkglass cake plate.
See how nice the roses look. They are a week old.
Placemat Dillard's 70% off sale. Large dinner plate, Dollar Tree. Using for greater contrast.

Dinner plate Homer Laughlin. Wedding gift 1958. Vintage enough?

Bunny plate, Pier One, same sale.
He keeps giving me the eye! I think he's flirting with me. I think he is cute too!
Looks like an egg cup. Not, we will having fruit. Kim brought these to me in March.
The sterling is Wallace's "Waltz of Spring". Did any of you pick out a silver pattern when you were a senior in high school. In the 50's this was the custom. This is the pattern I chose when I was l8 years old. I didn't have the money to purchase any at the time. I forgot about it and years later decided to see if I could find it. Yep!! I found it. It is now discontinued and is vintage!
The blue tinted goblet was part of our 12 day's of Christmas gift. You can read about it here
Now let's just look around before our friends arrive.

Palm fronds to remember the Palm Sunday.

These little houses are part of a lighted village. This I am using what happened to be on the first floor.
No one in this house felt like bringing the boxes down.

My daughters will laugh when they see I had this much stuff already downstairs.
Most was acquired after last Easter.

Better view of the cake plate. 

This is Bob and me. He's sooooooo sweet! Most of the time.

HA, HA! THE YOKES ON YOU!!! These are salt and pepper shakers. HomeGoods, this year.

I have used these votives previously but I love the white and It goes well here. Dollar Tree finds.
I truly hope that you have enjoy helping me set the table. Please leave a comment, they are like colored Easter eggs.
Have a blessed Easter Week!
I am linking the following gracious hostesses and their wonderful parties.
Be sure to link back to them for more fun.


Donnie said...

What fun to go through this step by step. It is gorgeous and "I helped"

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks for the tips Miss Ginger on the roses. What a pretty pretty tabble! Happy Easter ( I got it right tonight)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I meant table, not tabble! LOL

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Perfect Easter setting. You make it very colorful and mix in lots of sentimental value as well. Great flatware. I picked mine too when I was 18 and still have it.
Smart way to revive your rosebuds that way in floating water!

Have a great Holy Week and a Happy Easter.

Lots of love,


Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Ginger, what a wonderfully inviting Easter tablescape! I've never seen your silver flatware pattern before, but I love it. Waltz of Spring ... how perfect! Happy Easter to you and yours.

Coloradolady said...

Well, I loved it all...but love those Homer Laughlin dishes!! Those are my favorite. Happy VTT!

Shirley said...

A beautiful Easter table! So colorful and springy. You and I have the same bunny centerpiece but used differently. I just LOVE your egg S&P shakers!!!

Debbie said...

It's so festive and pretty! I kept changing my mind as to a favorite part. I was just about settled on bunny who was giving you the eye when you gave a close up of the napkin ring.

THATS my favorite part.

It was wonderful all the way around, and I would love to sit at your Easter table.

Karen said...

Ginger this is whimsical and beautiful, I love those napkin cute. Its all around a gorgeous tablescape.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful sweet setting! I love the pattern of your wedding dishes...gorgeous!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

So very pretty and festive!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a beautiful job you did - your table looks so inviting and cheerful. I love your HL dishes. 1958 is the year I was born! Visiting from VTT and I hope you can stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi'.
Have a blessed Easter.

Kelsey said...

I love silver! I didn't know that the tradition was to pick it in high school. My grandmother's was started when she was a little girl. I always looked forward to picking my silver for my wedding. (I knew I would pick Francis the First since it would match the set I already had) but now a days every piece is so expensive I don't think people like to spend so much on just a spoon! Such a shame! Loved your post! Both of my grandmothers love dishes too!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Darling Darling Darling table Ginger... what a sweet and happy fun you create... so cute your bunnies bowl is in which you arranged flower .. so darling one... and how sweet the napkin holders are... And so your bunnies plate is... Really feel so happy and cheeerful after seeing your table ... And yes Thanks for the tips for roses...

mississippi artist said...

Precious table. I love the salt and pepper shakers and the napkin rings- they made me smile. Beautiful sterling too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! Lovin' your bunny planter and you did a great job with the arrangement! Happy Easter Ginger:@)

Miss Char said...

Ginger, I'm in love with this table. You've made me smile this morning with all your darling pieces. I'm going to be on the look out for a bunny centerpiece like yours. Thank you my friend for sharing your table and Happy Easter.

Deborah said...

That is such a pretty table. I adore the recycled centerpiece and your gorgeous spindle chairs.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

You are a SAVVY Granny! Thanks a lot.
Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!



Laura Wilkerson said...

What a cute table...the flowers are of course beautiful and I really like the bunny version of you and sweet Bob :)
Have a Happy Easter!

Scribbler said...

Every element is wonderful, and it all came together so well. I looove the napkin rings, which I think are the cutest I have seen this week.

And I sincerely understand about using what is on the ground floor, rather than searching upstairs. Just the week I found the box of St Pat's stuff that I was so mad about not locating in time for that table!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Beautiful Tablescapes with your lovely china for Easter!!! The napkins with the sweet bunnys would look good on my table also !! How long have you been using them ??
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape for Easter.

RSA Now said...

Gosh I love that bunny-flower centerpiece! I think that's what I'm going to be using for my Easter table ;)

Marigene said...

Cute, cute, cute table...
Happy Easter!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hello, Ginger! What an absolutely fun table!!! Those salt & pepper shakers are a hoot! I can just see my grandkids wanting to season everything with them "just because." I've been to your site before via Tablescape Thursdays, but another blogger told me I should definitely get in touch with you. My husband & I will be relocating to Savannah in a few weeks. We visited there a couple of weeks ago for about a 24 hour period, but that is it other than a quickie tourist tour back in 2004 when we were visiting Tybee Island. I could really use some guidance from someone who knows Savannah well. I probably sound like a big baby in saying this, but I have never lived away from home (Kansas City, MO area) in all of my 53 years. I am scared out of my wits!!! There is always a certain rhythm, a unique culture, a different mojo to every city or town. While I know it will take a while to get into step (because it's seems more often to be something you feel than something you learn), it sure would help to get a few pointers! I don't think I'm a "no comment reply." I'm on WordPress rather than Blogger, so I'm not sure how to check. I did go into my profile and it seems that people can reply. If you can't, however, would you mind just emailing me at I promise not to wear you out! :-) Thank you, and have a wonderful Easter weekend! said...

Oh I absolutely adore the bunny flower centrepiece, soooo cute! The table is lovely, I need to copy you!

Suzy xxx

Tricia said...

Just adorable, Ginger! And so pretty! I love the soft colors and those napkin rings are the cutest I've seen for Easter. Your friends will love sitting down to a meal at this festive table!

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Ginger:

I love this table. It is so full of detail. You do such a great job of mixing current and vintage. Gret tip about the roses. I've go to give it a try.

Hope you'll be at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jo said...

Hey!..Happy Easter to you and sweet Ole Bob.
You must have been a florist before you were a banker,you sure do set a pretty table with the most beautiful centerpiece.
Blessing to ya.

Tami said...

Hi!! Your table is just stunning!! Every piece is so sweet and special. Thank you for your visit today...and wishing you a lovely Easter weekend.
xoxoxo Tami

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your table is beautiful. I love it all! The little salt and pepper shakers are so cute and the flowers look so fresh...thanks for sharing the tip.
Happy Easter!

Tess said...

Such a beautiful many lovely pastels and your flowers are so pretty. I went back to read about the free flowers. What a charming story...your husband sounds like a dream!!!

Happy Easter!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter, what a wonderful post and lovely table setting, I so love the napkin rings! Too cute! Pinky Hugs Marilou

xinex said...

Your Easter table is so pretty with all the pastels and bunnies, Ginger. I love your sterling flatware....Christine

Sarah said...

Wow, Ginger! This is such a fun table. Love all the color and the cute bunny details. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous.

Hop on over sometime to meet my bunnies. ;-)
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love your post and of course had to help a little. (smile) I think I love Easter more than any other holiday because when I was young (the youngest in the family) my brothers and sisters really made me think there was an Easter Bunny (long story).... So it has always been my favorite.

Have a wonderful week and a blessed Easter!!

Hugs & Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Beverly said...

Your table looks so pretty. I love that gorgeous runner.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter, Savannah Granny. I am so glad you joined us today.

Emily said...

I am so happy to meet you. Your table is Spring Perfect, and so charming. Your little bunny container "jumped" right out at me, so cute. Love how you mixed colors and shapes. Its all so pretty. Thanks for stopping in to visit, and I plan to visit you often......I'm your newest follower.
Easter Blessings

The French Hutch

Dee said...


I love how you dressed your table.
Every tip is greatly appreciated.

Your new follower

Kim said...

Gorgeous tablescape - you are truly gifted. I'm dying to visit Savannah. I'm a huge Paula Deen fan! Your blog is so delightful and I'm thrilled to have found it. I'm your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit sometime.
Have a blessed Easter.

Carol said...

Great colors! Great stories!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Heather Ozee said...

Hi Sweet Georgia Girl! I came upon your site through Purple Chocolate. I'm a Georgia girl too! I live in McDonough, just south of Atlanta. I spent about 6 months in Savannah in College, at the School of Visual Arts. That's a lovely table scape. And you did a fabulous job on the arrangement! Have a Happy Easter.


Cottage Touch said...

OMGosh Thank you for sharing your Easter Bliss..Happy Easter and Pink Saturday!

Marydon said...

Ginger, you bunny centerpiece is fabulous & your table setting is so warm & inviting. Just lovely ...

Have a beautiful & happy Easter

Diann said...

Oh Ginger! this is the most adorable and cutest Easter table! I love everything about it! I just bought a set of four of the pink HL dinner plates. Now I know how old they are! LOL They are just so pretty. They will be in my tablescape next week. thank you for joining TTF! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

Abramyan Avenue said...

What an absolutely beautiful tablescape! So festive!! I love it! I am especially in love with your napkin holders. They are too too cute!
Hope you've had a great weekend!

Love the Decor! said...

what a beautiful table. Hope your Easter was blessed!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ginger, this is fun AND beautiful at the same time! Love the soft colors you used. That centerpiece looks gorgeous, and I've never seen that unique and beautiful flatware pattern. I think you already had a great eye when you were a Sr. in H.S.! What cute napkin rings, and those bunny plates are just adorable. I also like the way you added the palm leaves to the table. Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie
P.S. You asked about my climbing rose bush. I've always just called them Tea Roses, but commenters were calling them Lady Banks Roses, so maybe that's what they are. I do enjoy them so much. Glad you like them too.

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY table... hope you had a wonderful holiday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, this is some major ADORABLENESS! Oh, how CUTE!

Glad you had a nice Easter (read the other post), and I can see why if this is your table. It's precious!


Sheila :-)

Kathleen said...

Your table is so pretty! I love the napkin rings and fruit cups!
Hope you had a joyous Easter.

Sunny said...

Hi! The two bunnies on the napkin rings, so sweet. You and your beau! Als I got the purple jimmies in Amish country, next time i'll get extra and you can have some. Have a nice weekend! Sunny109

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful tablescape and I love your silverware pattern...that is so neat that you were able to find this pattern years later!

I thought I already had been following you! But thought I would check to be sure...oops! Anywhoo...following you now at #272 :o)

Blessings & Aloha!


Oh Ginger, this was so much fun to go thru every photo, I just love this entire tablescape! You have such beautiful elements for Easter decor. I totally love your bunny centerpiece with the flowers, gorgeous choice of flatware, the plates are so pretty and the napkin rings seals the look of this pretty, happy and cheerful table. Love it!


Thank you for coming by Ginger and for liking my dishes. We had a ceramic factory; my hubby sold it 3 yrs. ago and we made about 14-15 designs. I have posts with three patterns before this one. Yep, I was inspired in the Ecuadorian native indian women's embroidered cloting, skirts and blouses and even the men's shirts. I always write about the inspiration source in my posts. Thank you for asking.

Alycia Nichols said...

Thanks for sending us back to remember this beauty! I remember this was right around the time I was preparing to leave Kansas City!!! Man, I left a long comment!!!!!! :-)

Candy S said...

I love this Easter table. Thank you for giving me some Easter inspiration this morning! I saw this on Pinterest and had to come to visit! (I pinned almost all of the pics)

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