Wednesday

Let's Dish

This tablescape started out entirely different from how it ended up. Inspiration started with these napkins I bought for only $5.99 at TJ Maxx back in January. I even found a new pink tablecloth to go with some pink and green dishes I have. Pink tablecloth and these pretty pink plaid napkins, but the dishes didn't work, so I had to go to a Plan B and the pink tablecloth lost out!

Out comes the spring green tablecloth and different colors of dishes.
Our pale yellow Fiesta casual china topped with green petal shaped salad plates.
These cute little bunny napkin rings were from Hobby Lobby last year.

I still had problems getting this tablescape to come together. First I used this for the centerpiece:
I wasn't happy with it because it looks too ordinary, with just a basket filled with flowers.
Next I used the centerpiece from the breakfast nook table:
I added the jelly bean holder bunny on the left, and the candle on the right:

There's more pink to tie in with the napkins, but........

but, I still wasn't happy with it :-(

What do you think?

Next I fill the pretty little white ceramic basket with the spring flowers:


The ceramic basket makes it a little less ordinary:
I love the yellow bunny. I found it at Hobby Lobby one year, maybe last year? Anytime I see something yellow and adorable I usually have to buy it!!
Last night a friend came over and I asked her opinion and she chose this one, so it won.


What do you think? This one?

Or this one?

Or this one?

I guess the reason I'm so indecisive is because we have a family crisis going on now. My sister isn't expected to live. She was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago and has been in remission after chemo and radiation treatments, but it has returned as a brain tumor and they think it has spread all over her body. She was sent home from the hospital with Hospice care. She is in another state and we are trying to decide when to go there.

I linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish and Susan's Tablescape Thursday.

Thanks to Kathleen and Susan for hosting! Click on their names for lots of inspiration.

Happy Easter!
Katherine

14 comments:

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during these difficult days.
I actually like the very first centerpiece with the basket. It is simply wonderful and the bunny adds just the right touch. I love your pretty green dishes. I've never seen those before they are just fantastic! Sending you a friendly hug and many prayers!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Katherine Sweetie...
Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will be storming the heavens with prayers for your sister and your family. I know how stressful this can be, my niece graduated to heaven 2 years ago. Prayers and hugs dear friend.

I love your beautiful tablescape. The little Easter egg basket with the daffodils is my favorite. It says "SPRING" all over it.

Thank you for sharing. Busy hands sweet friend. You are in my prayers. Please keep us posted. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sarah said...

Katherine, I'm sad to hear the news about your sister. Know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
Your spring choices are all delightful. Sweet bunnies.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Katherine...I am so sorry about your sister. I hope you get to make the trip soon. Your table is lovely...all the ways.

LTD said...

So sorry about your sister, I am sending hugs and praying for you all!!!

My favorite is the one with the bunnies and daffodils. I adore them all but that one seems to stand out more to me. I think that it is the addition of the sweet bunnies.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Love the plaid and your napkin rings are too cute-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

Oh Katherine, I read the part about your sister with such a heavy heart. You know that I understand about sisters. I love mine so. I'm really and truly sorry to read that she is now on hospice. I hate cancer. My dad had lung cancer.

Your table is beautiful, and I'll borrow your napkins if my sister doesn't let me borrow hers. (Ha!)
I love all of the options, but I really love those daffodils the best I think.

I just caught up with email so I sent you one earlier this AM.

And now... I have updated my blogger dashboard, and nobody is coming up as if they have posted in months. UGH UGH UGH.

Wish I had not clicked "update". I wouldn't have seen this had I not "chased" it down.

Creations By Cindy said...

Praying for your sister and the family. Bless your heart...so hard to see a loved one so sick. I do adore your tablescape. Love the bunny napkin rings! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Pretty tablescape...I love the shades of green.

Marigene said...

Very pretty table...I like all of the centerpieces! You know my love of green, so the tablecloth would have been my choice!

I am so sorry about your sister's declining health. My mother had lung cancer at the age of 76...she lived a full life for another 10 years and died of CHF at the age of 89.

Kathleen said...

I vote for the egg, it is so pretty!
Lovely table, the pink plaid napkins are great!
I will pray for your sister, K, I know you are upset.
Thanks so much for linking up with Let's Dish!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a cute Easter post with those blooming flowers and bunnies!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice day.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Lovely table. Sorry about your family crisis. It so hard when they are far away. Prayers for you and your family.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

All three are quite lovely each in their own way. Pretty spring flowers and how darling those bunny napkin rings are. I'm so sorry to read about your dear sister. I know this was difficult news to get. Praying for comfort for your sister and all who love her.