Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Week

I made these little chicks over the weekend. 
They are small and cute. 
I found the pattern HERE.
Cute vintage card with bunny cookie cutter found at a garage sale. 
This is how my dining room table looks until I set it for Easter dinner.All pieces made by my Aunt Ruth.
Here is is ready for Sunday. I will point out everything I got and from where. You'll be amazed.
Table cloth-the only thing purchased from an antique store. I couldn't pass it up with that pretty applique and hand embroidery. It's layered over a white and pink cloth that was from a garage sale.
Pink plate found on Craigs list-she threw in 2 extras. Silverware-from my Mom.
These cottage plates-found at a garage sale. I had seen them the day before at an antique store with the tablecloth. Of course I had to go back for the tablecloth.
Napkins and duck napkin holders, thrift store. Small pink plates, Goodwill.
Salt and pepper, silver candy dish-thrift store. Candleholders-made by my Aunt Ruth.
Wine glasses-thrift store-I only had 3 for the longest time and finally found the 4th.
You can see I didn't spend much money to get a pretty Easter table. I love the hunt and waiting game to find the right stuff. We're having our usual ham, asparagus, potatoes au gratin, carrot salad and strawberry shortcake for dessert. It never changes. I love making and eating this meal.
Joining Tweak it Tuesday. I definitely tweaked that tablescape. Check out more ideas HERE. I hope you have a wonderful Easter week.


  1. Happy Easter!! Your table is lovely with all your special things!! You menu sounds very similar to what my family will enjoy!! Oh, and your little felt chicks are too cute!!


  2. Your tablescape is so pretty and festive. Love the mixing of your dishware and that table cloth is beautiful. Your menu sounds divine. Love your little felt chicks. So cute all lined up together. I wish Easter would linger a bit longer this year. Easter hugs!

  3. Your table and menu both sound PERFECT for Easter!! I really love your pretty pink depression glass plates and that gorgeous embroidered table linen. And I think strawberry shortcake would be wonderful for a large family gathering, and not take quite as much time to make as a cheesecake.... so maybe I need rethink my dessert plans.

  4. Your Easter table is wonderful! Such inspiration. I need to get my table ready. You have inspired to get started on my table. Thank you! We usually have a sheet cake with coconut frosting but strawberry shortcake sounds delicious! Happy Easter and have a wonderful day, Holly
    ps your chicks are adorable!

  5. Those chicks are adorable! You showed an incredible amount of creativity with this lovely tablescape! I'm inspired to get movin'.

  6. What a sweet and charming tablescape!! Reminds me of times gone by; must have been a joy to collect and set!

    Happy Easter!


  7. What a beautiful Easter tablescape! I love every part of it and those cottage plates are so sweet! I hope to run across some of those some day!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  8. I knew you'd be busy making something cute for Easter, and you didn't disappoint. I love your cute little chicks!! Your table looks enchanting with your pink thrifted finds, and the cottage plates are gorgeous!! I'm of to check out the tutorial for the sweet chicks. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

  9. Hi, Leslie!
    So glad you stopped by & left a comment! I'm your newest follower.
    Your Easter chicks are adorable! The tablescape is just right for Easter dinner.


  10. Love your Easter is so pretty!! Thanks again for coming by my blog earlier. I am your new follower, looking forward to your posts.


  11. Happy Easter Leslie. The chicks are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing the link. WOW I want to come eat with you at your pretty table. Your decorations are beautiful.

  12. Your table is darling Leslie! How wonderful to have Easter things made by your Aunt and I adore your embroidered cloth, so very sweet. And your chicks are so adorable! (I hope to get my feather tree out.)

    Well, I made it through the gathering of paperwork and making all the worksheets for my CPA and ended up with back strain - I do believe the two are connected. Ouch! And I figured out the other mess - the company used my SSN instead of the Trust ID number I gave them on the W-9. So this unnecessary trouble is all of their making. GRRRR

    I hope your holiday crafting and lovely table mean you've made it to the other side too!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  13. What lovely vignettes, and the chicks are so adorable (wish I could sew like that)! You are so ready for Easter, I bet it will be wonderful. Thanks for checking out my easter decor too!

  14. What a pretty table all ready for Easter. You're so lucky to have treasures that belonged to family members. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by.

  15. Happy Easter Leslie! I so enjoyed your previous post and all your wonderful decorations. Your table setting for Sunday is so lovely. What a tablecloth! Spring has surel\ey come to your part of the country! E

  16. Hi Leslie!
    What a beautifully decorated Easter table. I love that you are displaying treasures that loved ones have given you. Your table cloth is spectacular. Each place setting is lovely and speaks of Spring.
    Have a Happy Easter, my friend.
    Carolynn xoxo

  17. I love it Leslie!
    Those cottage plates, be still my heart!
    And the vintage tablecloth and all the other sweet touches, what a beautiful Easter table!
    Happy Easter,

  18. Oh, Leslie! I'm glad Schlomo's antics gave you a laugh...I didn't mention that I spent the afternoon cleaning up multi-colored hairballs.
    Bunny hugzzzzz,
    Carolynn xoxo

  19. Your table is just darling! love the tablecloth and your pink depression glass dishes. Everything is lovely and your little chickies you've made are just precious. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. Love your vintage tablecloth and plates. Cute cute decorations.

  21. Such sweet spring bits and I LOVE your felt birdies!! You are having fun! ;)

  22. Your table looks beautiful, but I am completely obsessed with the chicks you made...adorable!!

  23. Your chicks are so sweet and your table is set beautifully. I love old tablecloths like yours and those cottage plates are very pretty. Your Easter menu sounds delicious. Too bad we don't live close to each other, otherwise I might hint for an invite. LOL

  24. Your table is so pretty and spring-like. I love that tablecloth!

  25. Yummy and pretty. I luv your sweet tablecloth!

  26. Those little chicks are absolutely adorable! And your table is so lovely & pretty! Have a wonderful long weekend & Happy Easter! Angie xo

  27. Love your Easter table!!

    The tablecloth is beautiful and those plates are so charming!!

    Thanks so much for visiting!!

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!!


  28. Hi Leslie!
    Well we're like the walking dead over here ... I was so smug, I thought we'd made it through the flu season without succumbing, nuh uh! A classroom of fourth graders sneezing and coughing was too much and the husband brought it home. Dang dang dang! Easter dinner is looking like a can of soup or take out Chinese hahahhha. And Easter candy.
    My good news is my CPA sent the tax returns in the mail and we get a REFUND! Don't know how in the hoohah that happened but I'm celebrating. Hope you're victorious too.
    Wishing you and your dear ones a very Happy Easter!