Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Setting

I hope you dear friends had a blessed and joyous Easter!  We had a wonderful day, starting with a beautiful Mass celebrating His Resurrection, followed by a lovely family dinner at my Mom's.  Time spent with my family yesterday was precious.  Although I didn't host dinner, the four of us enjoyed a simple breakfast in our dining room:

     
A closer look at the blue & whites (my favorite color combo, as you may know)....

Some handmade touches added a special feel to the room.  I tied Easter tags from Ozma of Odds to each chair, along with some scrap fabric I tore to appear as tassels:

Several years ago I made seat covers for the dining chairs, as well as back covers for the 2 arm chairs.  They were fashioned using inspiration from Rachel Ashwell's 'Shabby Chic Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things' book.  I loved the look of Jennifer Lopez's restaurant, which Ms. Ashwell designed, so I took my cues from that chapter in the book: 

The pleated tablecloth was sewn from cloud blue Shabby Chic fabric I scored on Fabric.com after the unfortunate 'Shabby Chic' liquidation.  I'm so happy Ms. Ashwell has since returned renewed with Shabby Chic Couture! 

It's not all blue and white in here.  Other pastels found their way in...

I made the linings for these two Easter baskets belonging to our little cherubs.  They patiently awaited the Easter Bunny's arrival...


Easter cookies made with 'help' from my daughter:

I'll be linking to White Wednesday to share this (mostly) white dining room setting.  Hope to see you there!

17 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your dining room is oh so perfect ~ truly magazine worthy! I sooo love soft pastel blues. I recently purchased a robin's egg blue hall tree and it is my new fav color!

Your chandy, table linens and those sweet lined Easter baskets are all yummy. But oh, how I covet those chair linens!!!!

Happy White Wednesday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan! What a lovely table you set for your family! My favorite photo is the sconce on the chair...heavenly! I think I'll borrow it for my desktop!

Passionate for White said...

Perfectly soothing....

Pamela said...

Susan your dining room is so dreamy!!! I love that mirror too! Such a calm, romantic room!
Thanks for sharing!!

Alaina said...

What a beautiful table setting. I just love the colors in the room.

Kathy said...

Totally Stunning!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..all soooo gorgeous! i just love your design esthetic. so soothing...so serene..sooo lovely! that pale blue with the white is really speaking to me these days! And, kindred spirits that we are, i just recently made some seat AND back covers for my ding room chairs as well as part of my dining room "facelift." too funny! happy ww! we'll chat soon.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How beautiful Susan! I love it.

Happy WW,
Judy

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing,I live in Mass to and love your white decor ideas..beautiful post and blog..

Simply Me said...

Very Simple and very beautiful !! Have a Great Day !

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh yes!
this is the place I stop for my fix of beautious blue!!

love the gauze nest of pastel eggs:)
xo, Rosemary

Moogie said...

I love your lovely blog. I'm your newest follower.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

C'est ravissant! Love the restraint and use of blue here and there, very tasteful!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Sigh.........
Such beautiful eye candy! Your dining room is incredible Susan! What a treat to dine there.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Roselle said...

It's all so gorgeous! You are a talented seamstress and I envy you ;)
xo
Roselle

Sandi said...

Your home is so beautiful!! I used to love to sew...maybe I can take that up again soon.
Blessings~

Sandra said...

So pretty, I would love to win! I don't have a blog so I hope I win with this one chance. Love all your pics!

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