My very first Cloche party attempt and an Easter tablescape
Although I have shown you this glass container and wreath in a previous post I have never really tried to make an arrangement of my own before. Therefore, I was very excited to learn about the cloche party being held here in blog land on April second. Even though I don't actually own a cloche I thought my glass container would do. After deciding I would join the party I realized it was being held on Good Friday and I typically don't post or use my computer during the holy hours. I will be shutting down my computer on Wednesday evening and I won't be back on it until after Easter.
I will leave the cloche party information on my sidebar though in case any one would still like to participate along with a picture of my arrangement.
My arrangement was actually very simple to make. I just set a ceramic bunny on a styrofoam block in the center of the glass and covered the block with some multicolored Easter grass. Then I added a nest, a few eggs and several jelly beans. I think it turned out rather cute.
Almost everything I used for my Easter tablescape were things I already had. I did purchase the bunny plates on sale at Kroger's. Instead of the usual napkin rings I thought it would be fun to paint wooden flowers and set them on my napkins. After I finished painting the flowers I added a different type of foam art to each one. I think I will be able to find lots of other ways to use these flowers during the spring and summer seasons. The Easter eggs sitting on the table are the ones I painted and decorated last week.
I am getting a lot of use out of my little photo birds. In addition to tablescapes I use them as decorations on my mantel. I recently have been making my own seasonal place cards. Sometimes I will add best wishes, part of a song, or part of a poem to them. After I'm finished I insert them into the clip on the top of the bird instead of using a photo.
This little bunny dish is one of my favorite candy dishes.
I have very old silver candlesticks that I absolutely love. Even though they show a little wear and tear I think they are still beautiful. I use them all of the time. My tea lights are in the shapes of tulips and they look very spring and festive when lit.
Do you remember those little plastic candy baskets that you could get back in the sixties? Well, I just loved them! I used them for so many different things. Unfortunately I don't think any one makes them any more. I found these tea light holders in several different colors at Hallmarks about six years ago. For some reason they remind me of those plastic baskets. In addition to using them as tea lights I also use them as candy baskets.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my arrangement and tablescape.
Now I'm off to make some carrots.
"What about me! Aren't you going to show them my Easter outfit?"
"Oh, that's right, but Charli I thought you didn't like your Easter outfit?"
"Well I do like my dress but I don't think I like my hat."
"Charli you are so fussy!"
I hope all of you have had a good day ♥
Are you all set for Easter? I would love to hear from you.
With warmest regards, Carol