My inspiration came from Pottery Barn.
I made a no-sew table runner out of burlap and love it. I made it wider than the standard runner. I just cut it, threw it in the washer and dryer and then trimmed what needed to be trimmed. (And I did iron it before putting it on the table...obviously, I need to do a better job!)
I found the ceramic duck at the Pottery Barn outlet. I wasn't sure about it, but then decided I like the departure from the traditional bunnies. The small glass vase came from The Christmas Tree Shops (clearance for $4.99!) and the tall one came from the Pottery Barn Outlet. I filled them with Spanish Moss, some twine covered eggs, and white wooden eggs.
I covered some hardback books to mimic the ones in the PB tablescape in order to gain some height for one of the vases.
I covered the book with modge podge and then added the scrapbook paper. I had to cover the front, then the back, and then the spine.
I then sanded away the extra paper from the edges.
I then used my walnut ink on the edges to "age" it even more. I finished up by tying the 2 books together with satin ribbon.
Now, here is where I am having the most difficulty...the place settings. I was really hoping to find some new Easter/Spring plates, but haven't had any luck. So I added green cloth napkins between the plate and salad plate to add some color. I found the metal buckets on clearance at Michael's for .50 cents and the faux grass was 50% off, so they were only $1.50 each. I need 4 more of these settings, so I am hoping my 2nd Michael's will have more.
I stopped there. I still need stemware and flatware. (I want to buy new flatware but haven't found what I love yet...any suggestions?)
Also, my biggest goal for Easter dinner:
PAINTING THIS TABLE!
I want to leave the top of the table and the seats of the chairs the stain they are while painting the rest of the table as well as the legs and backs of the chairs Benjamin Moore's Bone White. I am very, very nervous about this, but HAVE to do it. Have to. I am accepting any and all suggestions about painting furniture!
I think I need to add more...more what though?
Daffodils? In metal buckets? Or would that be too much metal?
I am now open for critiques, criticisms, etc...
This post is part of "Show Us What You're Workin' With" at Me and My Bucket and 'Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch.