Thanksgiving at the Junction

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Easter in the Junction!

Well the forsythia has finally bloomed, and there are buds on the trees. I guess all that rain and snow was a good thing. Can Easter be far behind? Not here in The Junction!
My plan for this Easter family celebration began in December when my Dear Patient Hubby gave me 8 of the most beautiful dishes as a Christmas gift. As soon as I saw them, I knew I would use them for our Easter table. They did not have bunnies, nor were they really pastel, but for some reason, I knew I was going to use them as a jumping of point for my Easter tablescape.
I had also been inspired by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to use a moss 'tablecloth' and the Easter 'naturescape' idea took on a life of it's own.

I started with a moss runner.

I found this at Michaels

Not very attractive here, but I was hopeful.

Once rolled out on top of a light blue tablecloth,
it was a little messy. I would recommend having
a Dustbuster on hand!

I also picked up two packages of the
12x12 sheet moss
to cover and fill in

 I chose this as my centerpiece because
it has an antique finish that
appeals to me.

The 12x12 sheet moss was used to cover the
bottoms of the candleholders

And I even filled the candle holder tops with it
to add a cushion for the candles

The little birds on the candleholders
 also look as if they have
some age to them

These little placemats remind me
of Easter Bonnets!

Finally -  here is the pattern of the
Christmas gift dishes

Here is a full view of the placesetting

These soup bowls are not part of the set my
Husband gave me but I thought they
were a perfect compliment to them

The interior pattern of the soup bowl

The pewter napkin rings
also have a spring bird resting on a branch

To the right of the placesetting, is an egg in cup
placecard holder and blue egg shaped
salt and pepper shakers to the left are from
The Christmas Tree Shop

A closeup of the Easter naturescape

Not to be left out, the buffet is also
set for the celebration

I thought Mr.and Mrs. Rabbit
deserved a closeup

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today.
I wish you a blessed holiday.
This week I will be linking to
Tablescape Thursday
Seasonal Sundays
Click on the links to the right
to view other blogs
celebrating the season


  1. Oh your table is wonderful! I love the moss runner.. absolutely wonderful for a table.. I think i'm off to shopping at lunch today. Your dishes are perfect for this table and the pieces you chose just set the perfect scene. Absolutely loving your table! Gorgeous. Good luck on the give away.

  2. Your table is just perfectly adorable! I love the moss runner and you decorated so lovely!!

  3. Love those dishes! I wish I would have seen that moss runner last year! I used spagnum moss all the way down the center of the table, and I had to keep the hand vac handy to pick up the strays!
    Lovely table!

  4. This Easter table is fabulous...the centerpiece is a child's delight, bunnies, birds, eggs, and even grass! Beautiful dishes, love the robin's egg blue throughout your table. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are adorable...

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks like an ad for Fitz and Floyd!

  6. Oh, this is SO pretty and spring-y! You really showed off your new bird plates to perfection, and with the bunnies and other Easter elements, it's going to amaze your Easter dinner guests. Just gorgeous, with the soft blues and greens!

  7. Without a doubt, this is one of my favorites from the whole week. I'm having trouble making comments and blog hopping so I'm reallllly slow getting around.

    I love the moss and the birds and bunnies theme.
    Those bird dishes are wonderful, and I think the egg cup is the perfect touch.

    You do wonderful tables!!

  8. Love your Easter decor! Particularly the sideboard. Great to have you as part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Well, I just lved your entire table! those dishes are just gorgeous!!

  10. I love your Easter table! I am loving all the bunnies!! Those bird plates are to die for!! Everything is so gorgeous!

  11. I just fell in love with Mr. & Mrs. Rabbit! Your layered dishes are beautiful!


  12. Very cute table! I have the moss and those same blue egg cups whose color I just adore! Very festive, cute Easter table!


    Sheila :-)

  13. Oh my...what a pretty table. I love the moss runner, it pulls everything together. Such a lovley interpretation of a theme. Your bird dishes are georgous, I adore anything that has a natural element. Very nice indeed!

  14. I really, really like the moss runner and the way you have decorated the centerpiece. Everything goes so nicely together: the moss, the bunnies, the bird plates. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your tablescapes.

  15. Love so many things, your sweet bunny centerpiece, the darling egg cup inside the bowl and the way they are stacked, the adorable birdie napkin rings, the bird plates, your sideboard and the blue mugs...shall I go on?
    Love it all!

  16. What a stunning tablescape! Lovely colourful blog:)


  17. So adorable! Those bird plates really send me. I had no idea Michael's had moss runners like that. Well, you've done a superb job here. It makes me wish that I was the one hosting Easter this year...almost! ;-)