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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Welcome To Our Easter Table and An Easy DIY

A very Good Friday to you!


Recently my dear cousin Lynn sent me a big box of vintage linens. This wonderful vintage Wilendur blossom tablecloth was one of the treasures that was included.


I knew instantly that I wanted to use it as the starting point of my Easter table.


Keeping with the theme of pink and green some tulips I had planted last fall decided that they wanted to participate.


I simply dug them out of the ground and replanted the bulbs in my great grandmothers biscuit jar, minus the lid. A layer of Spanish moss on top helped to hide the soil.


Other family treasures included great grandmother Lenora’s silver and Grandma Mary’s crystal glasses, napkins and pressed glass plates. Setting the table brought back lovely memories of past Easter gatherings.


Over on a nearby counter are some yummy cookies, this years dyed egg offerings and a few wee baskets.


My kids have sadly outgrown the Easter egg hunt and it’s accompanying basket but I still like to do a little something special.


These wee baskets are easy to make. The base of the basket starts with small peat pots found at the dollar store. A vintage pipe cleaner is transformed into as a handle. (New pipe cleaners can also be used.)  Add in a few blossoms and assorted ribbons and trims to decorate.


Paint the peat pot with acrylic craft paint in the color of your choice, let dry. You can punch a hole on either side of the upper basket with a hand held paper punch. Thread the pipe cleaner through the holes to create the handle.


Hot glue on a bit of trim at the top of the basket. You can also add a rosette and vintage Easter image.


Add a few small flowers, a bit of lace and a bow.


Then just fill the basket with candy, nuts or small trinkets.


As I was making the baskets I thought back to the Easters when my children were small. Living in foreign countries our friends and neighbors became family. If you live nearby and are alone this Easter I would like to invite you to join our table. My email address can be found at the upper right hand of the page. Just click on the envelope symbol. There is a place for you here.


Wishing you and yours the glory of the hope which is Easter.

For God so loved the world that he gave.:

Have a beautiful weekend,


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Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Such a nice cousin to send you those linens! Your table is gorgeous and ready for celebrating! Happy Easter to you and your family.

Lorrie said...

A beautiful table, Laura, filled with memories and treasures from those you've loved. The little peat baskets are adorable. With the grandchildren, I'm back to creating Easter baskets and an egg hunt - such fun!

Happy Easter, Laura, to you and your family.

Rita C. said...

Beautiful Wilendur cloth, Laura, and all the other vintage elements. Love the little peat pots. Happy Easter, and what a generous gesture you've extended to those nearby.

Karena Albert said...

How lovely Laura, the table-linens, pink tulips and your special Easter basket! Have a wonderful holiday!

Featuring Artist Scott McBee


Oh Laura it's all so beautiful and full of memories from your loved ones and it always ensures the most lovely settings, specially at Easter time.
I love all the pastel softness throughout the entire spread, specially the pretty table topper. The Basket evokes so mush the spirit of spring blooms.
Happy Easter.


Beautiful table :) and cute favors.
Easter Blessings to you!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Beautiful table! Such a nice tribute to family treasures. I love your little peat baskets. So easy and sweet.

Leslie Harris said...

such a pretty table-- love those colors, so perfect for Spring, and the peat pot baskets are so creative too!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Oh gracious, where do I start... I love the beautiful vintage tablecloth! What a wonderful gift from your cousin! And the tulips are so pretty in the sweet biscuit jar! My very favorite though, is the precious little baskets! I would've never guessed they were peat pots, how ingenious! And you decorated them beautifully! I'll have to remember this idea for next year! I'll share them on my FB tomorrow morning! ...thanks so much for visiting and leaving the kind comment! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter! ... which reminds me, love the graphic for the verse at the end of your post! :) ~Rhonda

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Such a beautiful table Laura - that basket is so special!!

Manu said...

What s wonderful table and decorations.
Happy Easter

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh that tablecloth is a vintage treasure indeed ! Everything looks beautiful and elegant ! : )

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Gentle and beautiful table setting combined with such a precious basket!
Wishing you and the family a blessed Easter Sunday!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your table is gorgeous and filled with such wonderful family treasures. I adore your little baskets, so clever. I wish you and your family the most Blessed Easter.

Katie Mansfield said...

Your table is gorgeous. I love those tiny baskets. So stinking cute. I hope you have a blessed Easter, Laura.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Love everything about the table! What inspiration!!!!!!!
Happy Easter friend!

Laura said...

This is wonderful as only you can do Laura.
I love the tiny baskets. Our older children still need treats, right?
Happy Easter!

handmade by amalia said...

Such a happy, lovely post. I hope you're having a happy, lovely Easter.

Jeanie said...

Your table is so glorious, I'd love to sit there this very moment! That hibicus jar is perfect with the tablecloth!

I went on my peat pot binge a year or two ago and always bring them out! Yours are adorable!

Eilis said...

Love your tablecloth! Looks like you had a beautiful Easter.

Kiki Nakita said...


You're so creative! I especially like your heirloom tablecloth. I have a similar one, however the flowers were hand embroidered by my great-grandma.

Happy Resurrection Day!

Louise said...

It's all beautiful and the tablecloth is amazing I wonder if your children have any idea how unusual and special it is, I believe, to sit down at such lovely tables as you regularly create.

Marigene said...

What a beautiful vintage tablecloth and tablescape, Laura. I love the soft colors of spring.

Sheryl992 said...

Your table is very lovely and I loved the basket. You must be the nicest person on the planet since you invited anyone in the neighborhood (that you may not know) to Easter dinner. What a great thing to do! God will surely bless you!