Sunday, March 31, 2013


H A P P Y   E A S T E R !
I doubted this post was going to go up for awhile there.
I have been so sick this week...I couldn't bring myself to finish my dining room decor for Easter.
The buffet had been decorated for days but I still had some other things to add to the table.
Last weekend I'd bought moss and twig wreaths to use as charges.
But I never got around to getting napkins.
I'd seen some I wanted but thought I'd wait to see if I found something better.
Well, seeing as I didn't leave the house this week...this is as far as I got.
I do love getting all my majolica out in the spring!
The colors are so right at this time of year.
I never tire of the majolica begonia leaves.
And although I have quite a few...I want a few more.
Eggs nestled nicely into a cupcake stand.
I found sheets of moss at a local antique mall for a runner.
Moss from the Dollar Tree went inside the cupcake stand.
Who knew Dollar Tree had such cheap moss?
It's not the highest quality but it will work in most instances.
Twig wreaths also from Dollar Tree became chargers. 
I've started to buy charges countless times over the last year and then put them back because they just seem so ho hum. 
I'm still looking for the perfect ones.
The dishes are my Johnson Brothers's Richmond White with Luray Pastels on top of that and then topped with these pretty decorative plates that hung on the wall in my past homes.
They never made it to the wall here...not sure why...
Maybe they will yet.
There are four different ones....I didn't take a photo of the fourth.
Etruscan begonia leaf dish. I can't get enough of these.
Love this majolica plate too.
All the colors I like to use in my house.
The large bunny is by United Design. A company that manufactured stone figures 
for years here in Oklahoma.
My sister worked for this company and knew I wanted this large bunny.
She grabbed it for me on an employee sale day.
I cherish him because of this. 
I think it's going to be a quiet Easter for me this year.
Just Mom and I...I think. 
Oh...yes...and the weenies.

I hope you have a lovely one.

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Pondside said...

I hope you feel better very soon. Despite being ill you made your house look beautiful - way ahead of me!

Deb said...

It all looks so beautiful and inviting. I love the bunnies, the beautiful plates, your center-piece. It is all so gorgeous. I hope by now you are feeling better. Have a lovely Easter with your mom. hugs, Deb

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hope you're feeling better, Nita. I think your dining room looks so pretty! I love it. And I love your begonia majolica plates, too. What a neat collection!

Easter blessings!
Ricki Jill

Shelia said...

Hi Nita! What a beautiful display! I love everything you've done and your dishes are so pretty!
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

An Urban Cottage said...

Finished or not, it certainly looks like Easter to me. Very pretty.

I hope you're feeling better!

xo Steve


Oh my goodness Nita, your display is amazing, I love everything, as all is beautiful! It sure looks like spring and like Easter at your neck of the woods, honey! I love your pretty dishes. Hope you feel better soon. Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

Debra Oliver said...

Nita, hope you feel better by tomorrow! You have such a wonderful collection of Majolica. I don't think I'd seen it before. xoxo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Everything looks so pretty Nita...I hope you feel better soon.~Hugs, Patti

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Both your dresser and your dining table look just beautiful! Love the bunny. Happy Easter!!

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Beautiful! I really like the wreaths as chargers. So pretty with the plates. Happy Easter!

Kit said...

Everything looks wonderful! You have a lovely Easter. Get well. Kit

Connie said...

That big bunny is something special! Hope you have a nice Easter and are feeling better soon.

Allison said...

It is gorgeous Nita. You did a beautiful job. I love that big bunny! He is special. I hope you are feeling better and have a Happy Easter. Mine will be quiet this year as well.

TiKiMOOSE said...

Wonderful display Nita!
You have a Happy Easter!
Your pal,

Sarah Krouse said...

i love majolica, but the old stuff is always sooo expensive! i'm envious of your beautiful collection ;) and your idea of using twig wreaths as chargers is just brilliant! what a perfect organic touch for the spring table. {feel better soon!}

Cynthia Myers said...

Easter colors are definitely you!
So pretty.
I love the moss and twig wreaths, what a great idea.
Just lovely.
Have a Happy Easter!
xoxo - Cindi

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I doubt if I was sick I could pull this beautiful display together! You did a lovely arrangement, the table settings and hutch are beautiful. I hope you are feeling better soon, it's a nasty one. Happy Easter you you, your Mom and the weenies too. Patty/BC

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Nita! Love your table, dishes and all the spring touches! The twig chargers are great...what a great the Dollar Store!

Miss Bloomers

Sonia said...

P.S. Hope you are feeling better!!
Miss Bloomers

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your talent for design really shows here Nita! It's simply beautiful with the garden feeling you created combining the moss twig wreaths softly dyed eggs and the stunning majolica collection! You are way ahead of me, I did get the table cleared off and have purple tulips in a crystal vase sitting in the middle of the table waiting for me to conjure up a bit of Easter magic tomorrow!!! Wish me luck!

CeCe said...

I am so very sorry you have been sick...Both my husband and I had the crud, one after another but are both better now. Nita, I am just always in awe at your posts and beauty. You make everything seem so effortless. Thank you for the Easter treat. So hope you are really on the mend and will be able to enjoy all the beauty you created.

srpprcrftr said...

For somebody that's been so ill you did such a bang up job of decorating. How you did it who knows but hope you'll be recovering very soon and you can enjoy the day tomorrow Easter Sunday.
Take good care of yourself first of all.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's a lovely Easter room: both the table and the dresser are gorgeous. Your mom and the weenies are so lucky to spend Easter there. I hope you're feeling better.

Tara Dillard said...

I could spend a full hour with you just standing at the buffet.

Asking questions, picking some of the pieces up.

About your bunnies....

as a mentor said, "You're no bunny till some bunny loves you."

Get well.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

Miss Kitty said...

Well, girl, at least you got most of your Easter things out even though you were sick...they all look lovely. My Easter things are still in the attic...not much sense in getting them down now...I'll just enjoy looking at all your lovelies! Love your majolica plates!!! Happy Easter to you, your mom, and the weenies.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Just a beautiful display! No one does it better than you! I didn't know those plates were call begonia leaves but darn, now I really want some. I hope you are on the mend today! Have a lovely Easter with your sweet momma, dear blog friend!
xoxoxo, Andrea

Shannon Fox said...

Better late then never right? I sure looks beautiful, and it's more then I did this year ;) Hope you, your mom and the weenies have a wonderful Easter day!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just gorgeous Nita. Hope you are feeling much better.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Feel better sweet Nita!
Your buffet and table look amazing! I did not get my act together this year. We were gone for a week, just got back and the kids are not in town so it has been a very, very low key holiday around here.

Your majolica is perfect.
Happy Easter!
Hope next week you are back to 100%.


Patti Willey said...

The Majolica looks terrific! I love that side board, you're lucky to have it! said...

So so pretty Nita. Love your buffet. Happy Easter! I hope you are feeling 100% SOON .

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

The majolica is beautiful in your Easter vignette! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Linda Young said...

Your Majolicaware collection is fantastic! Your table and buffet and hutch looks so beautiful and those plates are so pretty! Hope you had a joy-filled Easter! Your newest follower, Linda

Laurel Stephens said...

It looks like you had a lovely Easter! I found you via a potting bench pin on Pinterest this morning, and I'm still trying to figure out how your sweet blog has sneaked by my attention until now. I REALLY love your style. I'm so glad I found you today and am looking forward to seeing a lot more. Have a great week!

Cindy said...

Your dishes are all gorgeous! I love the colours that you use, they are always in style.
Your decor is lovely, I'm glad you got that much finished. I hope you're feeling better today.
Hugs, cindy

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Sherry Hahn said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining me Nita!

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