Sunday, April 1, 2012

Aqua and Orange for Easter


Here I go again with my favorite color - aqua but this time I am adding some orange in the mix. Please follow along, I make a few changes towards the end for this tablescape. It didn't start out to be an Easter tablescape but see what happens.


Take a look:


I bought the aqua chargers a few months ago at TJ Maxx and was thrilled to find them. 


The darker aqua stemware comes from a February post called "Is It Aqua or Turquoise." I thought the stemware would go perfect with this table sitting too. 

On another shopping trip to TJ Maxx, I found the large square platter that I am using as a centerpiece for my tablescape. This is how orange entered the picture. I was attracted to the platter and noticed that there was a bit of light blue on the leaves. It took me a few minutes but then thought of my aqua chargers and thought they could go together. 


The platter is beautiful with its orange, red, and yellow flowers and then the small amounts of blue on the leaves. It seems hard for your eyes to leave the oranges but when you look closely, you can see the blue on the leaves. 
The triple orange flower dish was sitting on the same table with the platter so I knew it was a go too. 


My birthday was last week and I had a little birthday money so I went on a shopping trip. I stopped in some of my favorite stores and had black plates on my mind and just couldn't find what I was looking for. The last place I stopped in was TJ Maxx, where I walked to the back of the store where the dishes are located, and there sitting on display where these light blue dishes with an orange, red and yellow design. 

That evening, I checked my email and there was an ad from Pier 1 advertising 20% off on napkins and placemats. Oh, I do need napkins to go with my new plates. The next day, I stopped in the store and found the orange napkins, the cute multi-colored napkin rings and also the blue placemats and matching napkins. I used both the orange and the blue napkins together to make the napkins very full, now the napkins seem almost ready to fly off the plates.


I always enjoy decorating my bread rack with a few pieces to go with my tablescape; I moved my two aqua canisters from the counter to the rack and had a reddish orangey vase that I sat on the top shelf.

There is tons of sunlight pouring in my kitchen windows, I have closed every blind, but there is another row of smaller windows above those so this shot has direct sun on the right side of the table. I do love the sunlight in my kitchen so I can't complain. 


Ok change of plans!

I have now decided that I like this tablescape in my kitchen well enough that I am going to use it for an Easter lunch on the Saturday before Easter Sunday. So that means I need to add some Easter pieces to the table. Gone with the orange dish and on with rabbits.
These two rabbits are Fitz and Floyd from the Spotted Bunny collection. Since I have orange napkins and the centerpiece platter with so much orange, I think these bunnies can hop right on the table.

The sun is setting and I am officially done with this tablescape, now an Easter Tablescape.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy

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56 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW Judy- you did a fabulous job with both of your tablescapes.

Your first one was absolutely spot on perfect in every detail - you have such a flair and talent for putting tablescapes together beautifully!

As for the bunnies, well they look completely right at home there - totally different look with little change! Marvelous!

WELL DONE!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is gorgeous love it all!! I was looking at the same napkin rings this past week.
You are true Tablescaper Judy. I love coming over and see your beautiful post. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Easter Tablescape, and have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Gina said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! There is just something about blue and orange, they go so well together. This table works well both ways too. Fantastic job!

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is a beautiful tablescape. I love orange, so I was attracted to it right off. Your touches of aqua/turquoise make it so much trendier! I also love, love, love those napkin rings.

Jo's This and That said...

Great Table! You are going to need to build a big kitchen for all your new dishes!Love your new table setting. Are your bunnies new? Love them! We are at the beach now, beautiful drive here.It is cool today, hope it will be warmer soon.The orange and blue are great together "complementary colors" Have a great week JoAnn,Check out my Easter table.

NixBlog said...

That's a very festive setting and especially well-suited for an Easter lunch!

jeanetteann said...

What a lovely table setting. I love those two colours together.
x

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. I am not an orange fan, but this is really spectacular. Love that aqua stemware!

- The Tablescaper

LDH said...

Hi Judy!

Aqua is one of my favorite colors and have the walls in my dining room painted that color. I would not had thought of using orange as an accent color but it looks gorgeous. You have made such a lovely table! It is really, really pretty!

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the beautiful table...adore the combination of the blue and orange...so fresh and beautiful...love it

Cindy said...

What beautiful dishes! And what great finds. I need to go shopping with you, LOL. Your table looks wonderful and the pictures are fantastic. Happy Easter.
XO Cindy

VaishVijay said...

Lovely table wares!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Aqua or turquoise? Love them both! Those poppies are so vibrant! ♥ 'em! New follower!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a bright and festive table! I'd feel so happy sitting down to it.

SmilingSally said...

Perfect! I love your new chargers, and Happy Birthday (a little late).

Happy Easter!
Happy Blue Monday, Judy.

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is my favorite color, awesome!! Love it!

Blue Monday

Joy said...

Looks so pretty and definitely Springish! Have a Happy Easter!!

Jenni said...

So gorgeous! I love the color combo, turq. or aqua is my personal fave and it looks great with the orange:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Love your new dishes!

Tricia said...

What a stunning color combo! I like aqua and orange separately, but hadn't thought to combine them. I used the same aqua napkins in my tablescape this week! I have the placemats, too, but used different ones this time. The TJ Maxx dishes are SO pretty!

julie - eab designs said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog today. I am in love with all of the details in your tablescape, not to mention the beautiful color combination. Thanks for all of the inspiration - back to take another look!

Maria Elena said...

Judy, I just love your table! Everything is so beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur bunnies are incredible. How fabulous are they with their cheery colors. I love aqua and orange and this is just perfect. Your dishes are gorgeous also. Great tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

ellen b said...

Oh that is a fun combination! It really pops and is pleasing to my eye. Those rabbits fit in so well! Happy Easter...

Alycia Nichols said...

Right now I am so incredibly happy that I can hardly express myself. Judy, Judy, Judy...this is by far one of the most spectacular tables you have ever produced!!! This is magnificent!!! The colors are just fabulous! The COMBINATION of colors is gorgeous!!! The patterns are truly wonderful and happy!!! I would have given my pinky finger (or yours...whatever...doesn't matter...we can decide later if it comes up!) for those chargers...they're really beautiful!!! I love the double napkins with those super cool napkin rings! This is just seriously one of the coolest tables ever!!! I love the way you were able to so easily transform it from an "everyday" look to an Easter look with just the change of a few accessories, too. Bravo! B-R-A-V-O, Judy!!! Get all the way down with your bad self!!! :-) Have a Happy Easter!

Scribbler said...

Love this! You have my favorite napkins rings, I see! Unusual color combination, but it is so cheerful, it works, and the bunnies are definitely right at home.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm glad the Fitz and Floyd bunnies hopped onto the beautiful table! Love your new purchases, and belated birthday wishes to you!

debra valiante said...

Very pretty I would have never thought of using those colors but they look perfect for Easter especially with the bunnies. I just love the bunnies. I am your newest follower from the home happy home blog hop :)

Marlis said...

Love the colors!!! The table with the bunnies is adorable.. Well the bunnies are pretty spectacular themselves. I love your dishes.. the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Great table. Happy Easter, many blessings, xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Of course the bunnies love the orange--that's the color of their favorite food--carrots! You did a great job with the changeover. Isn't it amazing how a table can change in feeling with just a few switches? Happy Birthday too! I think dishes are a great present, especially a present to yourself. Linda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The blues and oranges together are just absolutely wonderful! Beautiful table!

Entertaining Women said...

I love every moment of this tablescape. The oranges and the aquas work so beautifully together, and I adore those Fitz & Floyd bunnies. Wow! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Another favorite combo of mine...blues/oranges...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Judy! I love how the bunnies slipped right in there as if they were in the original plan...or maybe they were! This is one of my all-time favorite tablescapes.
Happy Easter.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love the colors you used here! Such a pretty tablescape. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

This is one of my favorite tablescapes that I've ever seen! The combination of aqua and orange is so unexpected and stunning! It looks so FUN, FUN, FUN! And those bunnies just knew where they belonged!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the color combination.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Judy, I saw those dishes but they never appealed to me... now I want them... but they are gone. Love the bunnies.. Where can I find some?

Your table is beautiful.

Cynthia

Pattispress said...

I never would have thought to put those colors together, but it so works. Nice work. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Susan Hawthorne said...

Beautiful colors together! Beautiful table for Easter!

D @ The Shady Porch said...

What a beautiful table you set...I love orange and aqua together. You have the cutest centerpieces too. Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh how beautiful it all is! Love the Orange and Aqua together. Happy Easter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Marlee said...

I would not have thought of combining aqua with orange! Your tablescape is fabulous! Have a blessed Easter.

The French Hutch said...

Wow, I love the first tablescape with the aqua and orange. I can't believe how you transformed ti to an Easter theme. It is gorgeous. I love these colors and the bunnies for the centerpiece is delightful. I'm visiting over from TTP.
Happy Easter.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These colors are gorgeous! Not sure I would have put Aqua and Orange together but it is stunning! The bunnies are perfect also. Happy Easter! hugs, Linda

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is so beautiful. Your color combination and choice of tableware is just lovely!

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

Your table is so much fun. I love the colors you used and that you could change the theme so easily. If I had birthday money, I would buy dishes too. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bunnies really do take it over the top...beautiful! Love the pop of orange with the light blue. It's different and I LOVE it!

Dear Lillie said...

Beautiful! Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

Oh this is beautiful! I'm an "aquaholic" myself ;) so this setting absolutely SPEAKS to me! :) The dishes you chose with the darker aqua stemware is just gorgeous - it's so cheerful, energetic and elegant.

Diann said...

I LOVE this color combo! What a gorgeous table. It is so fun, cheerful and just pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us at TT. I hope you have a great day!

Kathleen said...

What great color combinations. It is so bright and cheerful! The bunnies fit in perfectly! Such a great table, your new dishes are beautiful.
Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish! Hope to see you tomorrow at 7!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Judy, this is just gorgeous, love these wonderful vibrant colors combined. What a fun Easter Tablescape, thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Very lovely tablescape. There colors you used look very fun!

I featured this tablescape on Take it on Tuesday this week! Grab a feature button! Thanks so much for linking up to Romance on a Dime!!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

This tablescape is so striking! The colors you used are real show stoppers...truly stunning!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

jmmonroe said...

I am not normally an orange fan but you have turned me into a orange lover!!! Who is your dinnerware by? Love it all esp. the bunnies but I collect and use all the time-The napkin rings made me squeal with joy-Striking!!!!!<3

Phyllis @Around the House said...

One of the prettiest tables I have seen in some time the colors are just so beautiful for this time of year, I just added those colors to my den and kitchen for some spring freshness...they are so perfect together...I have to go back and look at it again,,,love it