Cherry Blossoms

Before the cherry blossom season gets away from us, I wanted to slip this little post in under the wire. I’ve had these Royal Stafford cherry blossom dinner plates for years and have never used them for anything. It’s about time I remedy that!

Royal Stafford cherry blossom plates in a demure pink remind me of the opera I’ve been listening to the past couple of days: Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”. I’ve seen this opera in person at the Lyric here in downtown Kansas City, and it is magical! The natural choice of flatware here was this (faux) bamboo in the darker color that mirrors the stems in the cherry blossoms on the dinner plates.

I found this elegant yet simple gold tone pagoda candleholder at a local home furnishings boutique. Dipping into obscure shops really pays off sometimes!

My Mom had a pair of these that she picked up in her extensive travels. She still had the price tag on one of them, and I nearly fainted. They’re pretty, but still…!!! Geez, Mom…that’s a car payment!!!

Gold-rimmed stemware works well with the gold leafed chargers and pagodas.

These delicately blown glass vases are from Nell Hills a few years back. They are rice paper thin!

LOOK!!! A new bar cart!!! I put the mid-century cart in our library, and this smaller 3-tiered beauty from World Market is perfect for this corner!

The pink ceramic cake pedestal hails from Home Goods this year.

If you’d like to see a few more Asian-style tablescapes on this blog, check these out!

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Wildflower Easter

Here is the 3rd of 3 tablescapes I’m considering for Easter Sunday…and just in the nick of time! I’ll have to decide by Friday so that I can get the ball rolling! If YOU have a favorite of the last 3 posts, please drop me a comment to let me know which most tickles your fancy! I’ll combine your votes with those from my Instagram account for the final decision!

The inspiration for this tablescape came from my Mikasa Stone Craft dishes in mixed and matched hues of mauve, pistachio, cornflower, and green. SO MANY tablescaping opportunities with a mix!

The Mikasa plates and mugs are paired up with 222 Fifth Bunny Land bowls (Home Goods) that also have varied color checkerboard rims to mix and match.

Bright lavender napkins from LinenTablecloth.com sprout from each coffee mug, and the egg cups are filled with pastel M&Ms that mimic the melange of colors in the dishes and centerpiece.

The mix/match of dish colors at each place setting is unified with uniform white ceramic and rattan chargers, bamboo stainless flatware, napkins, egg cups, and glass cloches from Nell Hills in Kansas City, MO.

The “grass” centerpiece, purchased for a mere $10 at an estate sale some years ago, has been punched up with a variety of Spring “wildflowers” in colors that complement the dishes. You’ll notice the same daisies on the plates are in the centerpiece to tie it all together.

On the vitrine behind the dining table are colorful cupcakes (in cupcake cups and on a ceramic cake pedestal from Home Goods/TJ Maxx) with another small arrangement of daisies. (All flowers used in this post are faux for demonstration purposes. I’ll use the real deal for my Sunday tablescape!)

So…take a peek back at the other 2 entries – “Lettuce Talk About Easter” and “Artichoke Easter” – then let me know which is your favorite. I’ll post the winner!

Looking for more Easter tablescape inspiration? Look no further! See if one of these floats your boat!: