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A Neutral Easter Tablescape Inspired by Books

Neutral Easter Tablescape inspired by booksHello dear friends!  Today I’ll again be joining my talented table stylist friends for an Easter tablescape blog hop.  If you’re stopping by from a visit with Sandra from Sweet Sensations, welcome!  Many thanks to the lovely Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for coordinating these blog hops.  For my table, I decided to create a neutral Easter tablescape with just a few pops of Spring color.ironstone china, a birdcage and book cage eggs on a Neutral Easter TablescapeOn one of my recent treasure hunting jaunts, I scored a lot of old books.  As I was thinking of a way to incorporate them into a book themed tablescape, I got the idea to make decoupaged book page eggs.  I had a bag full of plastic eggs in the basement left over from my daughter’s Easter egg hunts.  I cut up some newspaper strips and glued them to the eggs with mod podge.  It was a very easy (and therapeutic) craft!book page eggs atop a concrete planter filled with mossTo keep the table neutral, I stuck with my drop cloth tablecloth.  As a runner, I used an old board that I plan to make into a sign for my antique booth.  I like how rustic it looks!Neutral Easter Tablescape inspired by booksFor the place settings I used green match stick placemats with small ironstone platters and ironstone mugs.  I added some of my other ironstone pieces to the table for visual interest.place setting with a green matchstick placemat and an ironstone platter I wrapped the linen napkins into a simple triangle and tucked the flatware inside.fork, knife and spoon tucked inside of a white linen napkinI got crafty again and made little pots of book page roses for each place setting.book page rose inside a small flower potFor some color, I placed a bouquet of faux flowers into a blush creamer that sits atop a book stack inside of the bird cage.bird cage with a faux floral arrangement insideI again brought out my darling sugar and creamer set with the chips and crazing.  You may remember them from my Spring tablescape.vintage cream colored sugar and creamerMy concrete bunny spent the Winter in the potting shed.  He hopped onto the table for this tablescape, but he’ll be taking up residence in the garden soon!  His favorite spot is in my mailbox garden.concrete bunnySpeaking of bunnies, I couldn’t set an Easter table without chocolate bunnies.  So I put a book page cone into each mug and added some excelsior moss.  Then I unwrapped Lindt milk chocolate bunnies and tucked them inside.chocolate bunny tucked inside a book page cone in a mug I just love Easter.  The smell of Easter lillies, wearing a new dress to church, brunch with kielbasa, pears and hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies & colored eggs.  These are some of my fondest Easter memories from childhood.  What are yours?Neutral Easter Tablescape inspired by booksI hope you enjoyed by Neutral Easter Tablescape!  If you prefer color, check out my Blue and Yellow Easter Tablescape.

Now it’s time to head on over to the other blogs for lots of eye candy and inspiration.  Next on the hop is Benita from Chasing Quaintness.



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  1. Rebecca, I love your tablescape and how you incorporated your books! The eggs, flowers, and cones are all so creative and fun! As always, your stoneware pieces are just beautiful. Happy Easter, my friend!

  2. What a beautiful book-page themed table, Rebecca! I love the neutral look you went with against the book page accents. It’s such a peaceful, serene setting – almost like that of a spring morning. So fun hopping with you and Happy Easter!

  3. There are so many cute elements you have created on your beautiful Easter table! Love all the different ways you incorporated the book pages. I have a friend who is an English teacher – you made me think of her with your theme – she would go crazy over this table!
    Very pretty!! Have a wonderful Easter!

  4. I love the vintage look to your lovely table. I think the thing I love the best is the book page covered eggs, but those are right in there with the book page flowers tucked into your little aged flower pot. The cones with the chocolate bunnies are another sweet touch. That vintage looking bunny is perfect, too! Thank you so much for joining in another hop and sharing your beautiful tablescape!

    1. Thank you Chloe! And thank you again for putting these hops together…we all appreciate everything you do to make them happen.

  5. Rebecca, you are a crafter extraordinaire! I love your eggs and roses that you hand-crafted. Your birdcage centerpiece looks so pretty on your lovely Easter table. It is a joy to hop with you this week! Happy Easter!

  6. Rebecca, I love the idea of using books in your tablescape. It adds a sweet, nostalgic feel. The bird cage centerpiece with the flowers inside is a great idea. I love the old chippy bunnies and the chippy candlesticks. My favorite may be the chocolate bunnies wrapped in the book page and cup. I noticed the book page says “trans fat”. That’s funny with chocolate.

    1. Haha! So funny you noticed that, Carol. The book I used for the cones and roses was about vegan living. I once tried to go vegan, but realized I can’t live without cheese and ice cream!

  7. I love Mod Podge and decoupage too Rebecca, to me it’s a form of magic! I love all the creative elements you’ve woven into your unique tablescape…it’s Spring, Easter, and sort of like a story [from the books and pages] rolled into one, so so pretty!

  8. What a unique and beautiful take on Easter! Somewhere in my stash, there is a bottle of Mod Podge waiting to be used, thank you for the inspiration. From the books to the birdcage and the chocolate bunnies in a cone, everything about your table is perfectly placed. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  9. Rebecca, I love your unique twist on Easter by adding your book theme to it. It is so exciting to see something unexpected like your book print eggs, chocolate candy holders and roses. Your use of rustic and garden items really worked well with the look of books. Your pop of color of green and lavender gave it that special detail too. Your candlesticks and birdcage are the perfect choice with your ironstone. So incredibly lovely. Happy Easter to you!

    1. Thank you Marsha! I really enjoyed making the book page crafts and putting this table together. Happy Easter to you too!

  10. Rebecca, I love your use of book pages in creating the eggs, roses in pots and chocolate bunny favors. You’ve inspired me to keep an eye out for old Beatrix Potter story books to cover eggs to go with my collection of vintage figurines for next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Ohh, what a great idea Debbee! I’ll keep my eye out for Beatrix Potter books for you when I’m out thrifting!

  11. Rebecca, I appreciate all your craftiness ! I enjoyed hearing how it was therapeutic for you. I thought enthusiasm was contagious but I’m still waiting for crafting patience!!!!
    Your tablescape was very creative and I love your stoneware pieces.

    1. Thanks Bonnie! I’m in my happy place when I’m crafting, painting and sewing. Making mistakes is just part of the process!

  12. I have to agree with Mary on the decoupage of anything….I can’t seem to duplicate it and my eggs would look like a two year old did them. Your table is lovely and you used items from around your home which is eveen better. Your paint drop cloth is perfect tablecloth. I actually used drop cloths for outdoor curtains on my lanai and they get so many compliments. It is always fun table hopping with you Rebecca.

    1. Thanks Kari! I’m planning to make drop cloth curtains for the dining room at some point. The pink ones we have came with the house but they’re not my taste. Maybe by the next hop I’ll get them done!

  13. I love your craftiness and sweet little pots of book page roses and eggs Rebecca! I’ve tried to decoupage Easter eggs with napkins and paper strips but don’t have the patience for it so I end up with a sticky mess. Love your pretty birdcage centerpiece too for your neutral Easter table. Happy to be hopping with your this week ♥

    1. Thank you Mary! I enjoyed making them. For some reason, I even like the smell of Mod Podge! Happy Easter!

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