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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Elegant Easter

The table this week was inspired by the DIFFA Easter masterpiece designed by Eddie Ross a few years ago.  I love working with blue and white and his DIFFA table is one of my all time favorites.  I have followed Eddie for several years and love the way he mixes patterns, colors and styles together to create magical tables and rooms.  His work is very inspiring and I always look forward to his next creation.  My table may not be as grand or magical as Eddie's, but I love sitting at it at night and enjoying the sparkly eggs and the elegant blue and white mix of patterns by candlelight.  I hope you will enjoy it too and have a blessed Easter holiday.  

Elegant blue & white Easter tablescape. 

The place setting pattern name is Dynasty.  

I used a blue and white egg inside my antique cobalt blue champagne glasses.   Information on how to make the eggs are at the end of the post.   

My inspiration table by Eddie Ross. 
This is the table designed by Eddie Ross for a DIFFA event in Kansas City.  I love everything about this table.  

I enjoyed making the eggs for the centerpiece.   I looked locally for a larger tree like Eddie's,  but no luck.  I found the Manzanita Tree made by Balsa Circle on Amazon last week. 

A few of the eggs I made for the tree.  I used a royal blue Sharpie to hand paint the Iris egg and the design on the lower right.    The eggs are plastic.  The egg on the top right does have real egg shell applied to it using Mod Podge then painted and glittered.   I love the texture.  

I wish I could get a good twilight photo. The tree is so sparkly at night. 

I sketched the Iris place cards using a Sharpie and colored pencils.  

The antique cobalt blue champagne glass is the perfect size to hold the blue and white glittered egg. 

The crystal napkin rings were my Mother's.  

A few of the table accessories.   The cobalt vases holding the lily's are antique from my Grandmother's.  The  Bunny Williams Dog Salt & Pepper Cellar was a great find at the Ballard Designs Outlet.  In England the front pail is used to serve dry mustard, but I added a few light blue Jordan almonds. I added my antique salt spoons from Ecuador that I purchased many years ago.    The blue and white egg plate is a thrift shop find.  

The light blue glass egg in the center is a tall candy dish.  The smaller eggs are part of my Joan Rivers Classics tabletop collection from many years ago.  

The Joan Rivers Classics Collections tabletop eggs.  I cannot recall the year I purchased the eggs, but it's been a good while.  I'm a huge fan of Faberge.   Joan had a large collection of Faberge pieces and made replicas for QVC.    The Lilies of the Valley egg is my favorite.    

I made the tablecloth using fabric found at a new Ballard Designs Outlet here in Margate, FL.   I loved the vibrant color and print so much I purchased a yard to make charger plate covers.     

To make the decoupage eggs you will need eggs (I used white plastic), Mod Podge and cocktail napkins. I found this pretty blue and white at Tuesday Morning. 

1. Paper cocktail or dinner napkins
2. Open up the napkin
3 & 4  Most are two-ply so pull apart and discard the back portion. 

1. Cut out the design that you will apply to the egg.  Make sure you trim off all excess paper so the paper be as flat as possible.
2 & 3. Apply Mod Podge to the egg.
4. Then add the cut out design and smooth with fingers then add another coat of Mod Podge. 

I love the blue & white eggs.  I used a glossy Mod Podge so they shine, but I wanted a little more sparkle so I added clear glitter. 

The finished egg. 

I made two colors of glitter eggs.   I love glitter, but really do not like the mess that comes along with it.   The finished product is worth the excess glitter flying through the air.  

Have a Happy Easter!  

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  1. Your Easter table is gorgeous. I love blue & white in home decor. Your eggs turned out beautifully! Everything is really lovely for an Easter dinner.

    1. Thank you so much Carol. Have a lovely holiday!

  2. When I saw the pictures but had not even read the headline, I thought, "how elegant". You obviously accomplished the goal by setting an elegant table. I am so very impressed with your drawings of the iris, painting and drawing is not one of my talents! Thanks you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. Thank you Chloe. This was a fun table to plan. Thank you for hosting Celebrate Your Story! Have a lovely holiday!

  3. Catherine, this is so stunning! I love the blue and white with Easter!

    1. Thank you Jenn! I really wanted something different this year and really admired the DIFFA table that Eddie Ross designed. I'm a huge fan of blue, white and yellow and love to tablescape and decorate with those colors. Happy Easter!

  4. I do love blue and white, and your Easter table is stunning! I love all the eggs you mod podged and glittered, etc. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you Joy! I enjoyed making the eggs, but that glitter is everywhere.. UGH! I have a feeling I will be picking it out of my Karastan rug for a long time to come. Have a Happy Easter!

  5. Oh you are a girl after my heart with that gorgeous blue and white Easter tablescape. All the detail in this tablescape is amazing. The eggs you made for your Easter Tree centerpiece are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

    1. Thank you Sharon! I love decorating with blue and white. I'm not ready to take the table down this week. Thinking I'll remove the centerpiece and add a little yellow to it for another few days. Thanks for hosting Vintage Charm. :)

  6. Catherine,
    Blue is my favorite color. Your tablescape is the most delightful sprinkle of blue, white and sparkle. Thank you for sharing your creativity with TADA this week.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

    1. Thank you so much Karen. I'm partial to blue myself. :) Thank you for hosting TADA!

  7. Looks like you have an all out blast! Love the eggs you did with the napkins. I wish I had a Ballards outlet! WoW~ Your table was magnificent. Thank you for joining us at TADA! This week