Thursday, March 12, 2009

Easter Collection Centerpiece ... "Tablescape Thursday"

This is the 29th Edition of "Tablescape Thursday," so graciously hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure you stop by Susan's elegant blog to see her St. Patrick's Day Tea Party.

Thank you, Susan, for taking the time to be our hostess.

My tablescape for today features a collection of Easter decorations and ornaments, most of which are from our daughter's and son's Easter baskets when they were little. They are now being enjoyed by our granddaughter Avery.

{ You can click on the photos to enlarge them, if you'd like }

This old bunny cookie jar has held many a cookie through the years ...

Our son (with the help of his teachers) made this little cross in Sunday School when he was little (he's 35 now!)

This is a closeup of my sideboard vignette ...

Thank you for taking the time to visit me. I'm looking forward to seeing all of today's tablescapes, and I'm sure I will be inspired by your imaginations and creativity.

Sincerely,

28 comments:

Martha said...

What a neat collection to bring out every year -- I'm sure your children enjoyed it and your grandchild, too.

Kitty Scraps said...

You have such a lovely dining room! And your tablescape is precious, especially love your bigger bunny cookie jar *smiles*

If you do make a sign be sure to post a picture so I can see *smiles*

Dixie said...

Janie... looks like you're all ready for Easter! gotta love those bunnies!
hugs. Dixie

Katy said...

Wow what a fabulous collection! I'm sure they're a hit at Easter time! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

bj said...

I love every bit of your Easter collection...especially the little cross! Thanks, Janie, for sharing.
xo bj

The White Bench said...

Soooo cute!! You are truly ready for Easter!
Thanks for sharing, you made me smile!
Monica.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, this is a delightful collection, and your dining room looks lovely! Love everything you do!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Eater just makes me smile and taking a look at all of your pretties just made my day!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a wonderful Easter collection. Your table centerpiece is delightful - love the buffet also.

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,
Your wonderful 'memory' Easter collection is lovely. The little Easter treasures are things our little ones would love now. I can imagine the excitment on Avery's face when she see's them.
Isn't it surprising at how fast the years go by?
Our oldest son is 36 and I am stumped to when that happened? ;-)!!!!

I loved it all! You always do everything with such class.
(Avery looked adorable in your post.)

Beth

ellen b said...

Hi Janie! Look at all your seet Easter goodies!! I love your table and dining room and sideboard too. How sweet that you still have that cross from your son's sunday school days!

Chandy said...

Janie, thanks for a great idea! I have so many Easter things that I don't get to use since we seem to move only on summers and the Easter table is the first thing to get voted out.

Great table you have there today, thanks! Happy TT!

Janie's World said...

Hi Janie,
I don't know about you, but I very seldom come across anybody with that name! (My name is Janie too!)

I love your adorable Easter collection and that sweet cross is heavenly. I think it is amazing that you still have it!

Janie G

Bo said...

Hi Janie...Your tablescape made me smile...it is just precious & especially the cross your son made for you...You decorate so beautifully! ;-) Bo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Janie, I love this!! It's absolutely wonderful!

Mary said...

what a terrific collection -- so much fun!!! Your dining room is beautiful, too!

Utah Grammie said...

You have one of the most beautiful blogs I've been to! I came by way of the White Bench and I am so glad I did! I'll be back!

Candy said...

Sweet collection, love the little row of yellow chicks. And the grass reed cross, what a treasure.
Hoppy Day, Candy

Susan said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday

Susan

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a delightful idea...you've got quite a collection of memories there!
Have a fabulous weekend!
;-D

Melissa Wertz said...

Fun collection! And you have it displayed very well.

Kim Chalfant said...

Adorable collection. My favorite is the cute bunny cookie jar.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Janie,
I want some of these beautiful Easter ornaments, they are so precious, and to have all those memories to go with them!! And the sideboard, what a beautiful display. I so enjoyed lingering here thank you for sharing.
Blessing,
Sue

LdyDy said...

What a whimsical collection you have! Lovely centerpiece display!

Deb said...

Hey Jamie,
Where did you find the cross? I love it.

Deb

Sincerely Yours said...

Oh Janie! This is absolutely adorable! How great you saved everything! I just love those little chicks!!! What a fun and springy decor! Everything goes in your dining room! Love your elegant sideboard too! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Pinky said...

HI Janie! I swear I remember this WONDERFUL collection from RMS! Am I right???? I love it all, so wonderful of you to save all these precious things! LOVE the bunny bank! Please stop over to Susan's...I did my FIRST TT!!! Thanks, Pinky

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful collection of memories! I love the little chicks! Your dining room is lovely.