From Harvest Time to Spring Time, An Easter Transformation



I’m joining Susan’s Tablescape Thursday party.





 This is my grandmother’s china, you may remember seeing here.  It is Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers. I was inspired to bring it into spring time, when I ran across these striped placemats at Home Goods, a few months ago, that tied the pink together with the brown. I added som egg cups, flowers, and Easter goodies to help with the transformation.



 These glittery “Easter Greetings” postcards are available at World Market.




 I pulled this bunny, that normally functions as a bookend, over to the table. I love his distressed finish (I’m pretty sure it’s a him :-)









This stemware I’ve had for ages. . . I don’t remember the manufacturer, it came assorted in 4 colors. I love the bubbles in it.



This “chocolate” egg wreath was at A.C. Moore this spring.











 has this to say:


“The Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests.”



Read more about the Easter traditions of eggs, bunnies, and candy here.





These plum tree blossoms have been so pretty this spring . . . especially since not much else is blooming yet in my neck of the woods. I actually stole pruned these from a tree in the parking lot at Walgreens  . . . do you have pruning shears in your car too?











 I love the vintage-graphics on these reproduction postcards.











These ivy-printed napkins came in a 4-pack at Home Goods ($9.99!) and are Ralph Lauren. . . I’m on the lookout for another 4-pk!





These malted eggs are calling my name, but so far I have resisted temptation :-)





These flowers were in a bouquet at Trader Joe’s–they have the best looking fresh and seasonal flowers at great prices, if there is one near you.








Head over to the Porch for more inspiring tablescapes . . .

  21 comments for “From Harvest Time to Spring Time, An Easter Transformation

  1. March 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Love your sweet Easter table — everything looks so springey and the cards are adorable. Your pruned branches are so pretty with you tablescape.

  2. March 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Very pretty Easter table.

    I love the china pattern. Beautiful!

  3. March 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    VERY pretty and very inspiring. Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over (well, in less than 3 hours it will be over!!) I am hauling out the Easter decorations. One of my favorite holidays to decorate for. You’ve really inspired me to get on the ball! LOVELY!

  4. March 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Love your Table…So Pretty

  5. March 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    A Beautiful Easter Table, So Happy! Bella

  6. March 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    What a pretty and festive table! My mother had that china when I was a little girl. I love your bunny—he’s darling!

  7. March 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Hey, first time to your blog and I love it! I love your table and the colors. Wow, very creative and so beautiful. Love the bookend bunny that you used on the table. It all looks so gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. I love your blog too. Very nice.

  8. March 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

    This is such a gorgeous Easter table. Love the plates. I have a few of those myself!

  9. March 18, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Gasp! I think I love you and I just found your blog – tee hee. I love your attention to detail. You had me captured from the get go with the bunny and by the time I got to the raspberries and mint in the bowl I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

    And YES I do have an extra set of clippers in my car. I wrote a post about borrowing all my neighbor’s spring flowers last year. Glad I’m in good company! Have a blessed week.

  10. March 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Lovely Easter table…very pretty china. No, I don’t carry pruning shears in the car, but I may in the future!

  11. Tricia
    March 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Those pink and brown placemats are just perfect with your china to “springify” it! Your whole table is lovely — wonderful details!

  12. March 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Love your post!! The dishes, the candy, your bunnies, and are those real blossoms!! I am jealous.:)
    So pretty!!
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.Thanks!

  13. March 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Such an adorable Easter table. I love how you mix you beautiful collections and fresh flowers.

    Have a happy day.

  14. Laura
    March 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Love your china. Beautiful!

  15. March 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Wow, it looks so fantastic… the combination looks so springy, despite the china’s name. I love, love johnson bros, china. Love your blog. Your photography is fantastic.

  16. March 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I am borrowing a photo and linking to this post for my SFF Friday post. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks!

  17. March 19, 2010 at 1:19 am

    What a gorgeous table! I almost bought those same postcards, and have some of those dishes. Love all of your rabbits. Had to chuckle at how you assisted Walgreens with their landscaping! LOL! I’ve been known to ‘re-allocate’ a thing or two myself! :)

  18. March 19, 2010 at 2:24 am

    This post is ‘like along cool drink’ for a tablescape lovers.~ What pure visual delight! .., Wow, such detail, I must go back and just ‘drink in’ the details once more!..,

    Do pop by for a visit!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  19. March 19, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Beautifully designed table scape, so many pretty little details to admire.

  20. ellabee
    March 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I love your table setting vignettes but wish that you’d include one shot that gives an overview of the whole table.

  21. March 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    this is to cute I love the chocolate egg

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