Thursday, April 5, 2012

An Easter Tablescape With A Touch of Tartan


For my Easter table, I've been trying to come up with a way to sneak some tartan in, since National Tartan Day is tomorrow, and still have the table say Easter.

By adding the reticulated floral plate on top and a purple charger underneath of my Ralph Lauren plaid plate, it somehow worked!

I used my tried and true purple stemware.
The centerpiece containers are yellow.

The colors are more vibrant than the typical Easter pastels, which is what I like.
The flowers pick up all the colors in the place setting.

I love how candlelight makes the colors even more vibrant.


Beautiful cutwork linens from an estate sale keep it formal.

Yet the little Bordallo Pinheiro egg cups add a touch of whimsy which the granddaughters will love!

Each place setting has its own egg cup with egg candle.


Is it weird to add tartan to the Easter table?

You probably already know that I don't think so!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.



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43 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Delores!

Leave it to you to use plaid in an Easter tablescape! Just love the unexpected! I think it looks great because the colors bring it all together. I love those green candlesticks too (think I have mentioned that before) and the purple goblets are so beautiful.

Have a wonderful Easter!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Delores, your Easter tablescape is wonderful. The touch of tartan looks lovely as does that beautiful basket but most of all I love your amethyst stemware.

I hope you have a well deserved break this weekend and find time in between all your creativity and giving to relax.

Happy Easter.

Paul

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Exquisite Easter tablescape and so elegant, I love it! Your chargers, the RL tartan plates and your beautiful lace plates, make for a perfectly beautiful setting. Lovely basket centerpiece, along with your fabulous Amethyst flatware. I'm at Kathleen's, Let's Dish party. Have a blessed Easter Delores.
FABBY

Gina said...

Dear Delores, Your tablescape is one of the prettiest ever. Such a nice surprise t see the jewel-tone colors. Have a wonderful Easter Holiday.

Pat said...

I love the mix Delores. Gorgeous table and images!

Marlis said...

Swooning! Seriously. the table is perfect in all aspects. I love that it's not pastel and I love that you used Tartan. The table has an almost Ralph Lauren-ish quality to it with the florals and the plaids. It's stunning! Happy Easter, many blessings, xo marlis

Marlis said...

Question... who makes those lovely reticulated plates?? They are so beautiful..xo marlis

PURA VIDA said...

What a beautiful table. You just give me so many ideas! Sadly, we don't have an Easter crowd, we are always in someone else's crowd, but at other times...I can still use what I learn from you!

Kathysue said...

I would say you were very successful in creating another lovely table and it is so YOU!! Love that. Purple and yellow is so Eastery and adding the tartan is what makes it your special touch. Love it and YOU! Happy Easter my dear friend,
xo Kathysue

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely Beautiful Delores!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Delores!
LOVE the tartan touch for Easter! It works beautifully "AND" it "ALWAYS FITS" especially if it "Makes YOU stand back, observe, AND SMILE"! This made me smile too! LOVE those top plates, are they Italian??? I have some Cups and small dessert dishes that seem to have the same pattern...LOVE THEM! I didn't get to my tartan table this year, "I'll HAVE TO for next"!
Have a wonderful Easter Week,
Hugs,
Donna

Victoria said...

Your Easter table looks fabulous, Delores. We wouldn't expect anything less. All the colors work so well together and the tartan adds that unexpected edge.
Have a lovely holiday.
Best...Victoria

gme said...

Beautiful tablescape! I am not a fan of the Easter pastels either so I had looked forward to what you were going to do this year to give me some inspiration to get busy! Thank you Delores.

Janie's World said...

Your tablescape is stunning. I love those flowered plates. Your centerpiece is natural and the floral in the chairs adds to the table. LOVE!

Sarah said...

Delores, the tartan absolutely works! What a wonderful way to add a touch of tartan. I used my pastel plaid cloth on our table last year, and am trying to sneak in a bit of tartan this year. I'm running behind on setting a table for Easter, but hey I still have a few days! LOL
All the elegant plates topped with the reticulated plates make a gorgeous statement, and the centerpiece of the basket and side topiary is perfect. Love the whimsy of the chick egg cups with egg candles and that sweet little bee on the tapers. You are on top of the details!
Happy Easter and Happy Tartan Day tomorrow ~ Sarah

Karen said...

Hi Delores,
This is beautiful. I love the plaid and the coordination of the colors.
You always inspire me!
Karen

Karena said...

Delores it is gorgeous!! The yellows set off the rich colors in the place settings!

Happy Easter, I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!You will love them, they are very spiritual works of art...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sheila Irwin said...

Yay!! A tablescape... finally!:)

I've been missing them.... Happy Easter!!!

Polly said...

I've been following you for some time now, but this is the first time I've commented. You are fearless and so creative. Very inspiring. But inquiring minds want to know: What will you be serving up from that "new" kitchen that we're all dying to see. Happy Tartan Easter to you.

Alycia Nichols said...

I don't think it's the least bit weird to add a bit of tartan to an Easter tablescape!!! It's actually quite cool!!! This is absolutely gorgeous and will serve as an inspiration to a lot of people looking for a beautiful tablescape for their own Easter weekend entertaining. Truly, truly beautiful!!!

The enchanted home said...

Wow this is incredible. Your post makes me smile and it might be the first smile I have smiled in 3 days. Thanks for your supportive messages, I decided to visit some of my favorite blogs for a little much needed diversion and glad I came....your table is just magnificent!!! You truly are the master, I hope you will put out a book, I will surely buy it. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration.

savvycityfarmer said...

I don't see my name on any place card!


have a blessed day, my dear friend

did you get a new camera???

Linda said...

Delores your table is wonderful! The Tartan just adds so much interest...and I love it! The flowers are so beautiful with everything.

I'd like to do pretty tables when all of our family is together, but there are 20 of us...and sometimes more, and we often do buffet style and use disposable plates!

But when I have smaller groups I like to set a pretty table.

Enjoy your Easter!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks perfect to me. Have a wonderful Easter.

Brillante Interiors said...

Stunning! I had to Pin some images, too beautiful.First time at your blog and I will visit again soon.
Happy Tartan Easter!

kim said...

Your tablescapes are always so beautiful, I am now a new fan of tartan! Happy Easter!
kim

Babs said...

Delores, not only does tartan work for Easter...you just showed us how beautifully it works! Love the mix of your floral salad plates,the RL tartan ones with the purple cabbage plates. LOVE, LOVE the centerpiece with the yellow basket and ivy topiaries on either side. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.
Babs

Sheila said...

The tartan looks great! I truly believe you could put tartan with anything and it would only add to it and take nothing away. Happy Easter!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such an elegant table..the flowers are exquisite in that beautiful ceramic basketweave container...the colors are beautiful and magnificent in the candlelight...a truly stunning table!

Leslie Harris said...

I have to admit, I wouldn't have considered the tartan, but it looks great. It's refreshing to mix things up like that, great job.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Leslie Harris said...

I have to admit, I wouldn't have considered the tartan, but it looks great. It's refreshing to mix things up like that, great job.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Scribbler said...

The way you have put it together is not weird at all. I wish I could find some nice Tartan plates before next Christmas. I think it is my new mission! Beautiful table.

Victoria said...

love everything so creative this is definitely my favorite room I
adore the drapery panel fabric
with the wallpaper so classic you
have such a flair

Cindy said...

What a spectacular table. This table is my favorite so far! Love the mix of dishes, the ivy topiary and the floral centerpiece.

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful design. A set of the Luneville reticulated plates is definitely on my "someday" list. They are gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Stitchfork said...

So pretty and love the amethyst colored glassware!
Happy Easter!

Loretta said...

Such a magical tablescape...I adore the stemware! Thanks for sharing with all of us! Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs

Texas Tea Party said...

Glad I viewed your lovely tablescape! The idea of using the plaid plates is brillant and combined with the reticulated and purple plates is perfect. It is so much fun to see the detail and the center of your table is great with the flowers in the yellow basket and the green majolica candle holders. The balance of the colors is just right! Happy tea party! Pam

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

No, it is not weird...but Delores-FAB!!!!

for the love of a house said...

What a stunning table Delores! I adore the purple stemware and the "bee" climbing the beeswax candle- every detail is perfect! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter dinner at this beautifully set table!
xojoan

Lori Lucas said...

Your table is just drop dead gorgeous. How did you even think to try the plaid? Love it. Love it. Happy Easter. Lori Lucas

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love the touch of plaid and where did you find the egg shaped candles for your egg cups???
Love those.
Your setting and your dining room are so pretty. What a perfect setting.

xox
A

Judy Bigg said...

What a beautiful tablescape you have Delores, I can't stop scrolling up and down making sure I see every detail.s

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