Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday- Pretty in Pink!


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of the blog, "Between Naps on the Porch". If you haven't already, be sure to check out the lovely tablescapes on her blog. There are so many good ideas and so many pretty things to see, that it is really a special treat!

This week, I created a lovely pink tablescape, perfect for a Sunday brunch. Let's see what we have around the house to create this table. As I have said before, most of us have everything we need to create a perfect tablescape, we just need to use the things we have in a different way. This week, I didn't purchase anything for my tablescape. I would have preferred getting some lovely pink tulips from Trader Joe's however I have a busy work schedule this week and I had to do my taxes.
The pretty pink and white plates were the inspiration for this week's tablescape. I purchased them about ten years ago at a wonderful little antique shop, that has since gone out of business. I didn't pay very much for it, probably less than $10, but I bought it for the pretty pink roses and pretty gold scalloped edging. It was made by O & EG and says Royal Austria on the back. O & EG stands for Oscar and Edgar Gutherz. The plate is not hand painted, nor is it signed on the front. The more expensive antique plates made by O & EG will be hand painted with the artist's signature on the front; estimated dates for this type of plate is 1899-1918. I love learning about the history of an item.
I started with a pink striped tablecloth that I had made from a duvet cover that I liked. I originally used this pattern in the guest room of my former home. I purchased an extra duvet cover and split it in half using one side for a table skirt and the other side to make drapery side panels. I topped the table with a battenburg lace table square. White Spode bone china is used and pretty pink rose petals complete the foundation of the table.
Upon closer inspection, you will notice my sweet little bunny, all dressed in her pretty Easter bonnet. This was the first gift I received from my former husband when we were dating. We were married fourteen years. I put her on a cake plate, surrounded her with a pink and green sugar coated wreath and some pink Easter grass. Pretty white birdies from Michael's add some texture to the table. I have one set above each plate setting. Pink candles offer a romantic touch to the brunch.Here is a closer look at our little lady.


Here is a picture of the tablescape from afar.

This vase is also an antique and I purchased it at the same little shop. I don't think it was an antique when I bought it however now it is over twenty years old. This vase was made by Seymour Mann for Jolie Fleurs Bone China, 1987; it is called, "Pink Roses". I loved the texture of the vase and the pretty roses. It is in perfect condition. I have seen it on one or two antique sites both in the pink and in yellow. As for antiques, I just buy things I like and if they happen to be worth something, that's great however I really just purchase things for their beauty.


I love this pretty little clock. It was a gift with purchase many years ago at Carson Pirie Scott. I still love the colors today.I pulled one of the chairs away from the table so you could see the pretty tablecloth. I loved long tablecloths-I think they make it look very elegant.


Now these sconces are one of my favorite things! Years ago, I was looking for some crystal sconces to go over my fireplace and I couldn't find anything I liked. I found these at a salvage place in Chicago called, "Salvage One". This was back in the days before they upgraded to a different facility. At the time I bought them, they were located in a dilapidated old building. They rescue old fixtures from buildings prior to tearing them down. I love things with history. These are made of brass and have such pretty crystals. Ironically, they look just perfect with my mirror. They are electric however I live in an apartment so they aren't hooked up. The shades are from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic collection; I purchased them a few years ago.




Here is a sweet little angel and a mother and baby bunny.


One last look at the table....


I hope you have enjoyed my "Pretty in Pink" table!

Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager. I operate a business called, "Dream Organizers"; my motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."

32 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

ooh I am first so I can sit and visit awhile! a beautiful table!

susan

Linda said...

Everything is so pretty. You really have some lovely pink things that you have accumultated, and I love the birdies from Michael's. Linda

ellen b said...

Oh this is very pretty and delicate. I really like Mr. Benjamin Bunny on the cake plate too!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This table is beautiful. So soft and sweet.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Very, very nice job ~ you've created a soft and beautiful look, which I just love.

Thank you for inviting us in to enjoy your gorgeous table, and acute attention to every detail ~ it's lovely.

I hope you'll have time to come visit and for breakfast in my garden! :) ~m.

Mama said...

Such a soft and pretty tablescape, I love your collections, we have to do taxes this weekend too. Kathy.

prof en retraite said...

Beautiful tablescape! you did a wonderful job of shopping your home! Gorgeous plates!...Debbie

Martha said...

A beautiful table -- Your pink things are really pretty.

Linda said...

I am really so sorry about your sister! I know you must miss her a lot. Linda

Deb said...

This is sooooooo beautiful and dainty. Looks like a princess should be entertaining at this table. Deb

B said...

You've created a beautiful table, using my favorite color scheme - pink with green. Everything looks so fresh and springy. Gorgeous!

xinex said...

Lovely table! I love the lace overlay on your striped tablecloth. Love the pretty plates and all the accessories. I also love your gold mirror on the wall!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your spring table looks so pretty and inviting!

Kathy said...

What a sweet pink table!
xo...Kathy

Claudie said...

You have my absolutely favorite color going on at your table tonight.
I love bunnies and Easter
Happy TT
Love Claudie
xo

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Very pretty. I see those Target S&P shakers.

Domestic Designer said...

You did a beautiful job! I really like the way you made your tablecloth! Very creative. Have a great day!

Dream Mom said...

Karen, the birdies are just decorative and are from Michael's. I haven't purchased the Target ones everyone else seems to have!

Janie's World said...

You did a terrific job shopping the house!!! I love your centerpiece. Beautiful!

LdyDy said...

What a pretty table! So inviting. Loved your tablecloth....pulls it all together!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh, your pink and white table looks like the beautiful confections of a French pastry chef! It is delectable! I love the rose petals and the lace over the pink and white stripe cloth. The dishes are gorgeous but what I loved the most is that magnificent mirror on your dining room wall. That is truly fabulous!!! Smiles.
Alisa

carolinajewel said...

Your table is indeed "Pretty in Pink!" I love the tablecloth and the Battenburg Lace topper. Everything is just perfect. :D Jewel

Candy said...

Pretty in pink today...love the delicate flowers on the vase.
Blessings, Candy

Maryrose said...

Very pretty, I love the pink. The duvet was a terrific idea. Thanks for the peek,
Maryrose

Katy said...

Lovely table... thanks for sharing! ~Katy

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Your bunny is adorable. Love the pink and white stripes. I have dishes that have pink and white strips around the edges that I love so this really caught my eye. Beautiful!

Mrs. G said...

Beautiful classic tablescape. I love the textured egg with the pink and green roses on top. Everything looks so pretty.
Hugs,
Sue

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a pretty table! I love your creative use of your lovely things -- and I really like that centerpiece. So very Easter-y. Sweet post ... just charming. Thanks! Cass

Chari said...

Hello my friend...

So glad that you stopped by and took a peek at my "Brume de Rose" tablescape...thank you for the kind comments!!!

Girl, I just adore this pretty table you set today! And you're absolutely right about shopping our homes for such things...most of the time we have what we need...just need to be creative! And speaking of creative...I just love the idea that you used a duvet to make this beautiful table covering...I love the long length...it looks so elegant! And...that beautiful lace cloth...ahhhh! Love the layering effect and topped with all of the soft pink rose petals was so very perfect!!! Your place setting is gorgeous! Love all of your pretties, especially the bunnies! Hehe! I see that you have the brother and sister to my little birds too! Hehe!!! Well done, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mary said...

Oh, how pretty! I love to see a collection of things like this -- things that obviously spoke to your heart as you collected them over the years... Beautiful!

Cathy Erickson said...

You have so many pretty things and you put them together nicely. I love the crystal wall scones and the shades are perfect for them. The pink & white table cloth is crisp and fresh, but still soft with the lace topper, excellent! Cathy

villa extra said...

It is just lovely!! I which I could be there and see it for real...this bunny in the middel is absolutely gorgeous!!Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

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