Apr 22, 2019

{Easter Tablescape and a Birthday}


I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter. We surely did. I wanted to share my Easter tablescape with you. Better than late than never right?


A dear, long time friend from church gifted me this 40 piece set of  beautiful dishes.  I love the colors.


I decided to use pink and white place-mats to go with the lavender and green.



The green table runner and green napkins gave the white a little pop.


Don't you just love the adorable little bunnies? I have a set of 8 of those and have had them for a few years. I have used them different ways but decided they would look adorable sitting inside the salad plate. 


 I have had this cute guy for a long time.


A friend of mine gave me this cutie some years ago. It held a candle but I think the egg looks so cute in it.  See the cute little egg salt and pepper shakers to the right? Too stinking cute.


I love how the colors meshed so well together. 


 This cute little snow bunny was gifted to me years ago as well.


Since this beautiful set of dishes had 40 pieces I decided instead of using them all on my table that I would place the dessert plates, coffee cups, and saucers on my................


You guessed it! Corner chair with my drawer! Y'all know I have been enjoying that spot!


Now I can grab what I need as they are right there by my dining room table. 




I have quite a few bunnies in my kitchen. Now I've got to put them up until another year. I may have to leave my pretty dishes out a little longer before changing things up though.


This girl was the first baby to make me a Nana! That was 15 years ago. Oh I remember that day as though it was yesterday. I witnessed this sweet girl come into this world and I cannot even begin to describe my emotions to you. I remember sitting in the hospital room holding her and shedding tears of joy.  She is a kind, humbled, respectful, talented, God loving young lady that I am proud to call my granddaughter


She got her learner's permit on her birthday. I can't wait for her to drive Nana around. Her mom told me that I might need to wait a while....until she gets better! LOL! 


She wanted a homemade vanilla cake with butter cream frosting and strawberries and that's exactly what she got. 

We had a great family night celebrating her birthday and then she went shopping the next day. 


We had a great Easter. A wonderful church service started our day out followed by dinner and then of course the annual Conner Family Easter egg hunt. The kids always enjoy each other and they always have so much fun.


  And my grandbabies got a little Easter gift from Nana and Papa. Yep, I am one of those Nana's that wants the grands to have a little something for every occasion. And they do! LOL!  Good thing I only have six! LOL! 


I hope that you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day. Our family sure did. 

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

P.S. Several of you have sent me a message asking me if I no longer used Instagram. Well, I still have my account but I deleted it from social media. To be honest, blogging and Facebook is about all that I can keep up with. Just can't stay on top of things like I used too.  LOL! 



 


60 comments:

  1. Your gifted dishes are absolutely gorgeous and how thoughtful of that dear friend to pass them on to you.
    You certainly created a lovely table scape with the colors you used, so very pretty.
    Congratulations to your granddaughter, those are exciting days when you begin to drive, and you will so enjoy having her drive you around, I love it!

    Your family is blesble to be able to gather together for special occasions.

    Have a beautiful week~

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I love those pretty dishes. Perfect for Spring, Easter and Mother's Day. Though I am thinking about doing another tablescape soon but just hate putting those pretties up. LOL! My granddaughter is nervous about her driving. These kids crack me up. Of course I was sitting in my papa's lap at a young age steering the car. LOL! My girls drove stick shifts at an early age. But, I am looking forward to her driving her Nana somewhere. WELL....Maybe! Ha!

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  2. Love those beautiful dishes Cindy. You sure are enjoying your corner chair and makes me want one to put somewhere! Oh the joy of getting your drivers permit. Joy and worry is what I always say. LOL! That cake looks delicious. Adorable picture of you and the girls. Our grands had a good time hunting Easter eggs and I sent you a picture by email.
    Connie Royals

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    1. I just looked at email and the picture is adorable. Love the outfits the kids had on. Yes I am enjoying that corner chair very much so with the drawer. Thinking what I might do with it next! LOL!

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  3. Your table looks beautiful, Cindy! Wasn't that so thoughtful of your friend to gift you the 80 piece set of dishes? That makes them even more special. Your 15 year old granddaughter is so precious. I know how you feel about those grands. I'm glad that you had a wonderful Easter with your family. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Kitty. I will treasure those dishes for a long time. Turning 15 and getting your DL permit is something. Mercy, another year and my oldest grand will be 16!

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  4. Cindy, I hope you had a blessed Easter with your family! LOVE your Easter table...so pretty! And that cake looks fabulous!!! Love the photos, you and your daughters are so beautiful! Love and hugs sweet friend!

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    1. We did have a wonderful Easter celebration Benita. Thank you for your sweet words.

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  5. Love your table setting....those dishes are just so pretty. I love purple so its a given i like those. Nice job. Grands and children so pretty. Happy bday to the 16 yr old holding that permit...YIKES! haha....

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    1. Thanks Pam. She turned 15. Girl, in another year my oldest will be 16! Time slow down.

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  6. I love those dishes! They are so pretty, and perfect for Easter! Wow! What a special friend to give you such a nice gift. Loved your whole Easter tablescape. So pretty and festive. And I love all your family together...you have such wonderful times together, you are blessed to have them all so close by. Congratulations on your granddaughter's 15th birthday and driver's permit! What fun days are ahead for all of you!! God bless you and thank you for sharing all the beauty with us.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words . The dishes has b en so meaningful to me . In more ways than i could even begin to explain . My seeet granddaughter is truly a sweet gal .

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  7. What a beautiful Easter-themed table setting. I'm loving the mix of elegant dishes and whimsical bunnies.

    Happy Belated Birthday to your granddaughter! I'm sure that she'll love the freedom of driving.

    I can relate to your Instagram woes. I joined Instagram in Dec 2017--primarily to follow my online friends who switched over from Blogger to Instagram--and have only posted 2 photos. I still use it to follow friends, but I'm too lazy to upload my own images.

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    1. Thank you Margie .you are so sweet . Girl i can’t keep up with everything . So I’m having to decide what’s important to me . Of course that could change but honestly i have same friends on fb that i do Instagram . And for me , it’s not priority right now . That may change in near further when i have more time but not right now .

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  8. Cindy,
    What a charming tablescape and a lovely display on your chair....
    The dishes are so pretty!!! Happy Birthday to the Birthday girl!! Glad you had a wonderful Easter!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much . I’m loving those dishes so much so that i am truly having to think about redoing that table ! Lol !

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  9. Lovely table scape! I'm ashamed to say that I didn't even do a tablescape. I just used my white dishes and it was all rather plain. Shame on me!!! Our meal was delicious but that was grilled steaks, potato casserole, salad, bread and lemon cake. Have a great week Cindy!

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  10. Your sweet grand girl is so pretty. I bet she's excited to be driving. Cindy, you just amaze me with your decorating talents and how awesome you are to your family.... and your energy! That cake ... just wow! Will you adopt me? Hope you have a great week! Love you, Friend!

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    1. Thank you ❤️ I’m not so sure about the energy some days 😂

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  11. Love your beautiful dishes and tablescape! What a wonderful gift and they are perfect for Spring and even summer. Hope you use them often this season. It looks like you had a great Easter (and birthday) celebration! We visited my family last weekend and J’s family this weekend. Everyone was at my MIL’s house including all of her grands and great grands. What a fun time, a great weather! Happy birthday to your oldest grand girl and congrats of the learner’s permit! She is really growing up!! Happy week, dear Cindy! Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda . Sounds like your family had a big group for Easter celebration too. What fun for your MIL having all of her grands and great grands together . Seeet memories . ❤️

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  12. Your tablescape is just beautiful, Cindy. Those dishes are to die for! Absolutely beautiful. Happy Birthday to your first grandgirl!

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    1. Thank you . Yes , i May need to leave those pretty dishes out a little while longer .

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  13. Cindy, 80 piece set of dishes is amazing and they are lovely as is your tablescape! I love all of your bunnies hopping around, they are so sweet! Happy birthday to your beautiful granddaughter! Your Easter looks perfect and fun with your family! Hugs sweet friend! ❤️

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    1. Thank you Pam . Those pretty dishes has surely made me smile .

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  14. Those dishes are gorgeous! Perfect for Easter. Your tables capes always amaze me! Beautiful family. I'm glad you had such a lovely Easter.

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    1. Thanks Melanie . I’m enjoying the tablescape very much .

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  15. Oh my...what a wonderful friend that was to have gifted you with such a GORGEOUS set of dishes! They look just perfect for your beautiful Easter table scape...so springy and the colors are perfect together! As always, I enjoy seeing the pics you share of your precious family...and isn't it amazing how fast the grandkids grow up? I cannot believe out first is 20! We need to get to TN before those younger one get too old...they need to stay little just a while longer! Hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend!

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    1. Thanks my friend . I love those pretty dishes but more the precious friend that gifted them to me . Yes those grands grown up too fast . Time waits on no one ❤️

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  16. I love your table decorations and it looks like you had a wonderful Easter. Happy birthday to your granddaughter! Getting a permit is so exciting! :) That birthday cake looks delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

    Love Ashley

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    1. Thank you Ashley. I appreciate your sweet comments. Will send you a message on recipe.

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  17. Hugs and blessings to you ,sweet Cindy! What a lovely Easter you had. That photo of the group ready to hunt eggs is priceless. That cake is beautiful and I can taste how delicious it is. Happy Birthday to your sweet 15 year old. She is so pretty!
    Your new china is beautiful! Love the colors! Your table is very pretty and all your bunnies are so sweet. I know having new dishes made you feel special and I am so glad. What a sweet friend.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. The kids have a good time. We split the kids up. Big kids from little kids. Makes it easier for the kids. And we do two prize eggs. One for each group and needless to say the prize eggs has money in them. The birthday grandgirl actually found the big kid prize egg this year. $34. YEP...think I might be a big kid next year! I love the dishes too. I am showing pictures to my friend that gifted them to me tonight at church as she is not on social media. Thanks so much for coming by Bonnie.

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  18. Hi Cindy, I love your tablescape and how you decorated with all the bunnies. The dishes are gorgeous! I have never seen that pattern before. Your granddaughter looks like a very sweet girl. It's always a little scary when they start to drive, more so for us though lol. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Thank you Kelly . I had never seen that pattern before . Love them . Yeah , can’t believe i have a grandchild old enough to drive .😳

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  19. I love all your pretty Easter decorations; and how generous of your friend to give you such a large and lovely set of dishes.
    Your grand daughter is a sweetie. Belated birthday wishes to her.

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  20. Hi ! I just popped over from Susies (She Junks) blog. I love your tablescape! Theses dishes are gorgeous ! I’m
    envious of your chair! That is adorable !!!

    Nice to meet you!

    Blessings
    Gert

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    1. Thanks Gert. I have truly enjoyed my corner chair.

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  21. That's a delightful tablescape, Cindy! And happy birthday to your granddaughter. I've never been on Facebook and find Instagram so much easier without all the bickering I hear goes on with Facebook. All the things I heard from my friends who are on FB made me stay away. Lol. Glad you had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! xo

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes you are right about less drama on Instagram. LOL! I don't get into all the drama. But I do enjoy keeping up with family and friends. Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend.

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  22. All your Easter things are so cute Cindy! I love the pretty pink and purple pastel palette for your Easter table. What fun to have an annual Easter egg hunt with your grands, that's what grandparents are for, spoiling them!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. The kids do enjoy hunting eggs together. With cash prize eggs I think I might become a kid again! LOL!

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  23. What a beautiful table. That china set is incredible..80 pieces? Wow!!!! I love little bunnies for Easter decorating too. How smart to use your cute chair set up for the extra pieces. Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter. Getting her permit already!!! That is exciting! Your Easter celebration always looks like fun!

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    1. Yes, 80 pieces and I have surely enjoyed using them. Matter of fact, showed the sweet friend that gave them to them a picture last night at church. Loved your travel tips and hacks. Thanks for sharing them.

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  24. Hey Cindy .. You surely had a beautiful tablescape for Easter ...Your china is beautiful. ... How wonderful to have such a huge collection that is big enough for your whole family, grandbabies and maybe even a few friends( ha Ha) You are just the best grandma, keeping all the traditions going...Love those little Easter bags from Nana and Papa.... A family Easter egg hunt is so special and will be remembered forever in their hearts....Congratulations to your pretty grand-daughter getting her permit...That's such exciting news!!! You always have the best family pictures...Thanks for sharing the happiness.... Have a blessed week-end, Dear Lady. ...HUGS

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  25. Your tablescape is very pretty. Oh, that cake! Looks perfect!

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  26. Sorry to be so late responding to your beautiful Easter post! I love your tablescape and loved seeing all of your happy family together and enjoying the beautiful Easter celebration!! Happy Birthday to your sweet grand-daughter and much love to you, sweet friend!

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  27. What a beautiful Easter at your home. That set of dishes is GORGEOUS....just absolutely beautiful. Could you please put me in the will for those in case I outlive you? LOL
    Your family pictures are wonderful. I hope you have a really great week. xo Diana

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    1. I’m still enjoying those beautiful dishes . I would gladly share my dishes with you friend .❤️ So glad you stopped by to see me .😊

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  28. Hi Cindy, I enjoyed your pictures. I miss doing a table for Easter because we do to my son's house. You have a beautiful family! I made bags for my grands and I give it to them after the egg hunt. I added pictures on my blog too. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks Susan . I know you all had fun at the egg hunt . Will be popping by to see your pictures .

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  29. Oh my, you are truly a wonderful Nana. In fact, right now while reading your post..It got me so excited to be one. Lovely photos with your family..have a great week.

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  30. Very beautiful table for Easter. Lovely photos with your family. Hugs.

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  31. Those dishes are so pretty. Kudos to your friend for gifting those dishes. Love your precious Easter table. The family is so happy. You are indeed blessed. Many blessings dear Cindy.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy