It’s actually quite comical that I’m sharing this “Spring” tour & GIVEAWAY today because it is snowing like crazy and the kiddos almost had another snow day today. I think I might have things a little backwards you guys because it was warmer when I wrote about my Christmas designs 😯 . Well, the good news is, the cold Winter weather does give me more time to decorate inside (yippee). So, welcome to this year’s first tablescape. I’m calling it my “Thrifty Golden Easter Table”…
(If you spotted that pretty gold fire screen, stay tuned for that story Friday.)
Say what? You’re probably thinking, “Umm, Julie. That table does NOT look thrifty.” I totally agree. It doesn’t, but that’s the point. No one needs to know, although I really enjoy telling them anyway. Expensive things don’t impress me. What impresses me is beauty, and I don’t care how much it cost.
Okay, so…how did I create this beautiful golden Easter table on a budget? Lets start with the plates.
My youngest and I visited the thrift store a couple weeks ago and I usually start off at the plate section. I nearly lost my eye balls when this set was sitting there gently gazing at me with those golden lines of trim and pink roses. I was shocked to see on the sticker “$11.99 set of 12”. I quickly checked each piece and only found 1 tiny chip. I mean really tiny. Like who cares tiny.
I mean, $11.99? Someone made a mistake. Thank you, mistake maker.
When I got home I played with the plates and just couldn’t believe how beautiful they were. I knew they would make a beautiful tablescape (and we will be using them daily, too). So, make sure you check the plate section when you visit any resale/thrift store.
Okay, so I had the plates, but they were rather small, so I decided to DIY those gold “chargers” that are placed under the plates. Notice how they add depth and even a little vintage glam to the table? I really want to tell you right now how I made those, but I promised some folks that I would share that tutorial in our “Thrifty Style Team” series coming up on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. So, stay tuned for that simple DIY charger idea that anyone can do.
You won’t believe it, but I also found the champagne glasses that the pink eggs are in at the thrift store as well. In addition, I found the big ceramic bunny on the left, the silver candle holders, and the tiny gold salt & pepper shaker sets all at the thrift store. The pretty champagne glasses with the pink roses I inherited from my grandfather, the cloth napkins from my Mom (thank you, Mom), and the other bunnies I have collected over the years (see source list below).
There is 1 item that I did splurge on. SHH! Quiet. Lets whisper and my husband won’t even notice. He doesn’t care anyway.
Yep. The gold flatware. I’ve been stalking gold flatware for months now. I finally found the most beautiful set on line and my source is below. I am in love with how beautiful the set is. I can pass these babies down which make them so special. I think you might be able to see me in those forks. Hope not, lol.
Did I miss anything? Oh, the paper. I found that at the dollar store (along with the gold foil chocolate eggs) over by the wrapping paper. They have pastel colors, too. I should also tell you that I colored the pink eggs with just a little warm water and 2 drops of red food coloring. Boom, done.
Happy Spring everyone!
(Did you spy the blue sofa in that photo?)
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If you scroll down you will see all of the beautiful Spring time ideas created by many talented Bhome bloggers. You’ll also notice that we are giving away a free gift!
Don’t forget to enter to win April Cornell’s beautiful hostess set (1 tablecloth & 4 coordinating cloth napkins). To enter, visit April Cornell’s website HERE, then come back and tell me your favorite pattern in my comment section. That’s it…you are then entered. This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents excluding Quebec and where prohibited. Winner will be notified by e-mail. Good luck!
You can also CLICK HERE for another giveaway I am hosting!
Beautiful beautiful table Julie. Wow, you certainly scored on the dinnerware!! They were just waiting for you to give them a great home and glam them up!! Great find on those champagne glasses too!! I’d say a table that you certainly put together on a great budget looks like a million bucks!!! Can’t wait to see more of the fireplace screen! Have a great week!!
We are impressed, love the whole item, Great Work, love, Mom and Dad in NY
With my last name I should absolutely have those dishes! What a gorgeous find.
Greta’s Gate is my favorite. Blue and yellow combination is a weakness.
Such a pretty table. Thrift store finds are the best!
Julie I have to say you always have the prettiest tables for the holiday. Those dishes are a score!!!
I love thrift store dishes…and these are lovely. Hope you aren’t snowed in!
Hi Julie, what a nice surprise to find your post while taking short break from my purging and organizing in craft room. About doggoned time too, what a mess. Hubs going to make more shelves on walls out of part of old computer desk we took out of room.
Your table is exquisite Julie, what wonderful find in the dishes and tableware, love that gold, looks quite expensive sitting by your “new” dishes. Everything is very perfect, so glad you found dishes at good price, you have great eye.
Will look forward to hearing about gold chargers and new fire screen.
Such gorgeous merchandise on April Cornell, think Dandelion Dreams is my favorite. Our home is decorated cottage with light grey, aqua, coral and some light greens with coral in master bedroom.
I won’t tell you what it’s like here in Western CO, Sorry about your extended Winter. We’ve lived in pretty cold in MT. with lots of snow.
Enjoy your wonderful table and rest of week.
How fun to have found fun dishes you can simply use. $12 for all those dishes?!! I feel like using my China for every day. My girls won’t want it. Why shouldn’t I enjoy it??? This looks fun with a mix of new, heirloom, and thrifted pieces plus a collection you’ve been adding to (rabbits!).
Your thrifted Easter table is lovely, Julie, and those plates…oh my goodness! You put everything together perfectly.
first, i am never that lucky to score such a find at the thrift store. so pretty. second, I did spy that beautiful sofa!
Thank you, Laura! Did you get one yet?
Such a beautiful table!
Such a lucky find!!
Hi Nancy…I couldn’t believe it. I was very lucky. I think they just put them out. You just never know. XO ~ Julie
Beautiful!! Love all the different textures and styles.
Thank you, Lesley! Have a great Wednesday~
I LOVE THE BASKET ROSE..
OMG Julie, your table setting is Gorgeous and such great thrift store findings. Me; I’m not quite as lucky.
Thank you for this giveaway opportunity. Me I love the Greta’s Garden Tablecloth from April Cornell’s website. Perfect color to go in my dining room.
Going to be in mid 60’s here today
HI Colleen, mid 60’s sounds like heaven right now! ~ Julie
You have such a great imagination and style. Well done!
Thank you, Erika!
Beautiful table 🙂 You are so creative!!!!
Julie I notice in the background your photo’s in the old window/door! Would love to here how you finished that item. I have 2 old windows that I want to work on if the weather ever warms up.
Hi Raylene, Here’s the story on that photo door! http://redheadcandecorate.com/2012/07/illuminated-photo-door/
Thank you for this chance! So many beautiful prints! I adore In Full Bloom Breakfast Oilcloth.
Love all the bunnies as well the overall tablescape. I need to try shopping at thrift stores. I agree about the gold flatware. It certainly perks up a table. Yours is beautiful.
Hi Julie, what a beautiful tablescape. It made me think spring is out there somewhere. We just got dumped with more snow and blisters winds. The beautiful gold silverware reminds me of holidays at my grandmothers when I was little, but we had to eat at the “kid” table, which didn’t have the beautiful gold silverware. Lol
I loved the red pattern on the table for the website, I love bold colors.
Thanks for sharing, just love all your projects.
I love pink roses and confessed plate addict! Your plates are so pretty, I can picture them in so many different tablescapes. Sending warming sunshine your way from So.Cal. Thanks for sharing Julie.
How about sending the temps too! 😉
I clicked the link for April Cornell site and everything she sells is so beautiful! I think I’m going to place an order and purchase the Clara Bedskirt from the Home Attic sale catagory.
Everything is so feminine and romantic looking! My husband happened to lean over my shoulder and said they were too girly looking.
By the way, I really enjoyed your Spring Easter table setting. It was so refreshing to see the day after the noreaster we had yesterday in the Northeast NY metro area.
I also like thrift shops and yard sales for unexpected treasures and prices.
Good luck, Mary! ~ Julie
So many beautiful designs, how to pick just one? I think I like the Tea Rose tablecloth the best, but also really love the one you feature and the Water Lilies (in blue).
This Easter table is so lovely! I loved everything from the table cloth to the the plates and little bunny figurines,so cute! It looks like a work of art and I would be proud to have guests come and have dinner,but secretly I wouldn’t like the table to be messed because I enjoy looking at it!
Yowza Julie everyone loves your Easter table!!!!! I think it’s the most eloquent dinning table EVER!! You are so right when you say “the cost doesn’t matter”. When we can find a real bargain it just ‘makes our day’. I love the thrift stores. As for the tablecloth giveaway…..thank you for the opportunity; they are all wonderful but I guess if I had to choose one, it would be the red Felicitys Flowers.
Wishing you and yours a beautiful, blessed Easter.
Hi Carol…Happy Easter to you, too! Now if we could just get the temps to warm up 😉
Love your table Julie! I think you must have some super luck finding all those thrift store goodies, nice job! Just wanted to pass along a tip, I had gold flatware that I ruined by using the dishwasher to clean them, hand wash them and they’ll look great for years!!
I really love the kashmere pattern, loving the purple color. Thank for the contest opportunity.
Great tip Kaycee! Thank you for letting me know!
Wow Julie, what a bargain find on those gorgeous plates… well done!
I love the whole table setting and the elegant feel of the gold features… oh, and that flatware is perfect. Hope Spring is just around the corner for you.
Hi Kerryanne, It is still so cold here, but hopefully soon!! Thank you for your kind words, have a great weekend~ Julie
Felicity’s Flowers is my favorite pattern from April Cornell’s web site. So many beautiful patterns to choose from.
Your spring tablescape is beautiful,
Thank you, Sally!
You are so inventive, I think it’s from being a native of Buffalo! Keep up the good work, don’t retire yet!
Hi Terry! Thanks for stopping by!! We are too young to retire ? Although it’s coming quick!! XO
Tablescape is beautiful! I love the April Cornell Victorian Rose tablecloth.
So many I love, but the one I’d get the most use from is the Playful Paisley Tablecloth. Love your tablescape, beautiful.
My fav April Cornell pattern is the colorful Fiesta Stripe! And I Love your Spring/Easter Tablescape!
Provence Seersucker tablecloths was my favorite. It’s colors are very soft and springy! Loving your newsletter daily! I look so forward to see what you do next, it’s always something different!! Thank you, Gale
Thank you, Gale! I’m so happy to know you look forward to the letter. 😉
Love the gold chargers.
Like the new line either Peony or Mum
Thank you, Linda! Still can’t believe they were a dollar. They will come in handy at Christmas time.~ Julie
Wow, it’s hard to believe this fabulous table is thrift store finds. The table setting is adorable. What a find with the fanstatic plate setting. You truly found a steal!
It truly was, Ivory! Thanks for stopping over today!
Definitely the Fiesta Stripe. Will look brilliant with my Fiesta dishes. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Wow, you are a girl after my own heart with all the thrift store shopping and resourcefulness you have!!
Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by! ~ Julie
Greta’s gate is my favorite. Thank you.
Good luck! ~ Julie
The new rose dishes and glassware are so pretty. Your family will enjoy this table setting for Easter.
Your table is beautiful! Thank for all of the great tips and ideas. Greta’s Garden and Folklore…..Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Happy Easter!
I like the Wildflowers tablecloth.
Love the April Cornell website and really love the Willa Rose tablecloth! Hope your weather is warming up.
BEAUTIFUL Spring Time Easter table. WOW !! So FUN !!
I see a trip to my local thrift storvAND the dollar store !! –thank you for the idea !! OH –and our craft store for white dyeable plastic eggs !!
Hi Linda! Wanted you to know that the pink eggs were real eggs. Thank you for your kind words!
Beautifully created tablescape! The thrifted dishes were quite the find. The eggs in the stemware are cute! You have a beautiful home.
Love the table. Can wait to pull out ALLLLL my Easter stuff.
I have never heard of this company.
I can decide on which linen. So I will say linens and play it safe
Your table setting is beautiful The pattern I like from April Cornell’s collection is Beautiful Blooms.
Felicity’s Flowers! April Cornell had lots of beautiful patterns!
I inherited set of vintage China from FIL when cleaning out his house and very vintage looking but see now how lovely they can be in a beautiful tablescape!
Julie, your table scape is breathtakingly beautiful. I love it. Your plates find, they are beauty at an excellent price. Keep warm
I always need a touch of blue around me so Friendly is my April Cornell choice. Love, love, LOVE how you help me decorate without breaking the bank!
My favorite pattern was Vivian table cloth. I’m a sucker for anything with floral patterns. ?
Wow Julie, your tablescape is fabulous. I love the cute little bunnies, the eggs, the pink roses, and your great plate set find, they are lovely. You always take my breath away with your creative designs. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful table scape! If you tire of those lovely rose dishes, please send them to me!!! The Prairie Crochet table cloth would look gorgeous with my blue rose china (I really need it)!
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Your table looks amazing and I would have never guessed that it was thrifted. BTW – the furry bunny looks real from behind in the photo…lol.
Such a beautiful spring/Easter setting! So inviting. I had a hard time picking a favorite, but I think I’ve finally decided on the Marion tablecloth–white with red floral.
Julie, this is one of your prettiest posts of EVER. I absolutely love it. Yes, the gold flatware was an essential splurge.
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Love your Easter tablescape! It’s nice to see a collection of Easter bunnies, eggs, and such on the table, and I like how the gold rims of your dishes are picked up by the gold chargers. April Cornell designs are some of my favourites, and I really like “Rainforest Orchid”, which is taken from one of her watercolours.
Gretas Garden is my favorite.Actually I love them all.
I must check out!
Love your Easter table! My favorite tablecloth napkin set is La Vie En Rose.
Ooooo I must check that out!
Hi Julie: Happy Easter Monday to you all.
This was such a great email this time, so much to read and look at. Everything was wonderful. I save all your recipes and hope to make some of them soon. I do some thrift store shopping and would love to find some dishes like the ones you found, so pretty. When it comes to the gold cutlery, we do have to splurge sometimes, right? Oh yes I think I saw you in the forks!
We are having very cold weather in B.C. some snow in the mountains, but not here. Like you said, you get a lot of indoor stuff done.
Stay warm and Spring is just around the corner.
Hello my friend, Bette! OMG, you saw me in the forks? Did I have Amy PJ’s on? lol. It snowed 3 inches today in SE Michigan. I am craving a cool cocktail on the beach!!! Thank you for checking in…I love your messages. Take care~