Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vintage Country Easter Table

I love the soft colors of an Easter celebration. Mint greens and pale pinks work wonderfully with crisp whites, and look so cheery together.

Everything on the table is also vintage from the bottom up. Or top down! Whichever way you want to look at it. Starting with a quilt as a tablecloth. I decided to cue all the colors from there.

White and cream plates with just a touch of leafy green keep the elements soft. I've mixed the flatware to keep it interesting.

I was thrilled to be able to set up on the patio to catch the late afternoon light. It was a beautiful warm spring day.

The roses and tulips are holding up pretty good, and I've enjoyed seeing them in my zinc flower bucket and ironstone pitcher all week. I went to PB today and was inspired once again by how BIG the elements on their tables are and decided to imitate that.

A tall centerpiece works well outdoors anyway, and I wanted to use lots of garden elements.

I've also made a big statement with the favors using large peat pots with vintage lace napkins and speckled eggs in the center of the place setting.

Vintage glassware is Fostoria Americana.

I have a couple chippy screen doors leaning in the patio that I use for display everywhere. They give a cozy country cottage feel wherever they are.

A few extra ironstone pitchers round out the centerpiece and hold the linen napkins.

Bird's-eye view!

The paper rose placecards are actually Wallies wallpaper embellishments from the craft store.

Here they are laid together on the table. There are tons of things you can do with them.

My vintage quilt comes out mostly on holidays. I used it on the table at Christmas too.

A pewter lidded jam/mustard pot is a gift from dear friends, and perfect for an Easter table.

Here it is to scale with my new vintage silver and mother of pearl shakers.

I tried really hard to capture the texture and sheen for you, but didn't quite get it!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek!
I hope your Easter is wonderful!


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  1. Beautiful! Timely too.... I was trying my hand at bunny folds for napkins - FAIL. So I see your vintage cutouts, and thinkI'm gonna print out some vintage bunny faces and lay them on top of a traditional fold.


  2. Love the full bird's-eye view! You always put together the most beautiful vignettes and tablescapes!

  3. Love everything about that table! You know how in love with ironstone I am and the colors of the quilt are so softening. I'm crazy about me the white wrought iron table and chairs. So sweet!

  4. Hi J,
    Your table is perfect top to bottom and bottom to top:-) All the details! Love the peat pots on the plates... delightful!! The glassware has a basketweave feel, just perfect! The flowers (Mmmm) the sun, I may have to pack my bags and come for a visit :-)

  5. Lovely Easter table setting. The colors are so soft. That quilt is beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter celebration! :)

  6. that green on the quilt is so beautiful! Love all the elements, gotta love those peat pots, too. I can spot one a mile away! Now, J, I want to know how you managed the "bird's eye view" shot!! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend, xoxo

  7. This is so pretty--what a sweet setting!

  8. Just gorgeous, Jacqueline. You do the best come have a seat displays.

  9. Jacquelin I adore it all I have been looking for vintage Ironstone Pitcher (with your tulips, ahhh) I wish you a blessed Easter.

    I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway! (from Artie of Color Outside the Lines))You will love it!

    Art by Karena

  10. This is a truly stunning Easter table, Jacqueline.

    VERY well done, ma'am!

    Joyous Easter blessings to you and yours!

  11. Everything is so lovely and the screen door is the perfect backdrop.

  12. I have been lurking around your blog for a while now and your photography is amazing. Today I love your favors so cute and the wallies are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Beautiful Jacqueline!
    Oh how I wish I could set up an Easter table outside too, but after a period of warm and sunny days in March since April it's back to the cold days over here and Easter is promising to be even colder than Christmas this year argh
    Nevertheless I wish you a very happy Easter celebration!
    Carola x

  14. Jacqueline: I wondered how pretty your show and tell for Easter would be and I wasn't disappointed! Happy Easter to you and your family..Judy

  15. I love the use of soft colors for Easter. What a beautiful table you have set! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  16. Qué preciosidad de mesa, me ha encantado, elegante y romántica.
    Saludos desde España. Paloma.

  17. What a beautiful table you created and that chippy door is the perfect backdrop!
    Happy Easter to you!

  18. Oh wow! SO much beauty on this little table. What an inspiration you are.

  19. You really have the knack and beautiful things to put together. I had picked up a pack of six peat pots knowning I would use them for something other than planting in. They would have been perfect on the little outdoor table setting I did! Maybe next year. Your American pattern stemware is perfect for your setting, too.


  20. what a delightful table setting! so sweet and refreshing! Joyeuse Paques! ;)

  21. Such a gorgeous table. Love the quilt, and the centerpiece is beautiful. Happy Easter!

  22. Simply stunning! What a very beautiful Easter table setting, love the chippy door. I could so enjoy a warm spring breeze, sipping tea at that lovely table. Happy Easter my friend. Diane

  23. You have set such a beautiful table. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  24. It looks just beautiful.


  25. It would be so nice to be able to eat outdoors again and of course I love tour tablescape too. The quilt is lovely.

    Have a wonderful Easter!


  26. Beautiful! I can imagine myself sitting it!

  27. Beautiful! Although we've probably seen a few of these elements before, it's always seems brand new. I especially LOVE the wrought iron chair. Easter Blessings.

  28. It's all pretty as a picture! I love the zinc pot with the roses in the mix... it's wonderful, and those roses are the best color. You've made me curious to go over to Pottery Barn and see their table settings, and the scale of things they are using, so that's exactly what i'm gonna go do!


  29. So beautiful and so nice to be able to dine outdoors. I love the soft colours and the antique quilt. We are to get a good snowfall for Easter day apparently. :( No dining outdoors for a while yet! Have a blessed Easter! Hugs, Pamela

  30. Jacqueline,
    I love that quilt used as a tablecloth! The garden elements are tranquil and calming. Pink & green hued accessories are always inspirational here on the Prairie! Have a blessed Easter, dear friend!

  31. As I was reading your post, I was thinking, I need to ask her about her glassware, and just then I saw you wrote what it was!

    I love your table. It's so beautiful and the colors are perfect for Easter!

    Loribeth @

  32. This is wonderful. Happy Easter to you and your family. I love the quilt as a table cloth.

  33. Can you come to NY and set my Easter table?? I have the Vintage:)
    Beautiful for Easter and Spring!!
    Have a wonderful Easter,
    xxx Liz

  34. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!! Oh how I would LOVE to be able to set a table outside!! Still so cold and wet and dark. And thanks for the sweet Holly Pond note--it cheered my day immensely!! Happy Easter! Kay

  35. You live amongst such beauty and a sense of elegance. Loved it all.
    Whoever is coming to your house for an Easter dinner, has a treat in store for them for sure!!!

  36. You have created not only a beautiful table but an experience, beautiful, just beautiful. I love the use of the quilt (I would never be brave enough to risk a quilt!) and your Ironstone and Fostoria. Truthfully I love it all and have serious table envy.

  37. Hi Jacqueline,
    This table is beautiful. I love the idea of using your vintage quilt as a table covering too. All of your pieces look wonderful together. I wish I was going to be sitting at this Easter table on Sunday. It's simply grand!

    Happy Easter to you!!

    Danielle xo

  38. I love it! All of it! I'll have to show this to my husband because he thought I was crazy putting a quilt on our table one time! He will see it's done in good taste...all the time! LOL

  39. Just beautiful Jacqueline,

    How wonderful you have set your table.
    The idea of a quilted spread. Who would have thought.
    The rose paper cards.. super.
    You certainly have a wonderful gift for decoration.
    Wishing you and your family a
    blessed holy Easter.

  40. What a pretty scene you've set there. It looks perfect for spring. I wish it would be nice enough here to eat outside on Easter day :)

  41. Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!!
    Love your Easter decor it is so sweet and I love the touch of green and pink you used with your whites.
    So Pretty
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  42. Beautiful beautiful table decoration. Hope you're having a happy Easter...

    Jo x
    Eliza Interiors & Design

  43. Love the Easter tablescape and the pewter lidded jam pot top with the rabbit.

  44. beautiful and what a gorgeous setting! Love the quilt and the beautiful Wedgwood china. The lidded jam/mustard pot is adorable. What a find and what sweet friends to give such a wonderful gift. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  45. Jacqueline, this is totally delightful. I could make a "meal" on these images. Each one is delicious! You know I adore your style, but this particular post is really, really special.
    Happy Easter ~ Sarah

  46. Oh Jacqueline! Every detail is scrumptious! I could sit there all day long! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday, we are featuring it this week!


  47. A beautiful Easter table, Jacqueline! And how lucky you were to enjoy being outdoors on your patio. Those little S&P shakers would make wonderful vases for some violets. I hope you had a beautiful day.

  48. My favorite colors together, pink, green and white. That bunny mustard jar is sweet. Love love American fostoria Happy Easter


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