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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 8, 2009

Tablescape Thursday!

Hello everyone! Happy Easter to you all. We are having a family gathering this weekend, I am looking forward to this. It is always precious when we have all the generations together...we laugh and tell funny family stories...remember when...I just love it. We have a new niece, my mom's great grand daughter...she is so precious.

This idea is from Martha Stewart, she showed on her site this last week how to fold napkins to look like a floral concoction.





The china is again passed down from a grandmother to us. The candlesticks are picked up through the years from thrift stores. My silverware is a grouping of silver, again picked up at consignment stores and thrift stores over the years.












Next I made some bird's nests out of chow mein noodles. I found the recipe on the internet.

I like it because you mix chocolate with it (yummy)


drop little spoonfulls on waxed paper and smoosh it into nests... then you add little candies (I used blue m&m's) for the eggs.
Be sure to visit Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and see all the lovely Tables! It is worth the visit!

Yummy. We are ready for Easter. Hope you are and I hope you have a lovely BLESSED weekend in celebration!

blessings,


Debbie


Luke 24:6 "He is not here, but is RISEN!"

39 comments:

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I so agree how much fun it is to have all the family together. I love your gorgeous tablescape. Everything is just so lovely. I really like the napkins and all the candles and the pretty white flowers. Simply stunning. Hugs, Marty

Joan said...

That table is just beautiful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is all ready for your family gathering! Everything is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, what a wonderful table! Love that napkin folding!! The nest are just great! You should add this to Foodie Friday and give us the recipe!
Be a sweetie and Happy Easter,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those napkins are the neatest, leave it to Martha. Your table in blue's and white is so elegant and pretty. Cindy

Dream Mom said...

Oh, this was so pretty! Your napkin folded roses was the highlight of your table-they really stood out. Loved the bird nests-that is just too cute. Overall, really beautiful table!

SouthernGal said...

Beautiful, love the napkins. Happy and blessed Easter to you!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouternlife.com

Sue said...

You would make Martha Stewart proud with your napking folding skills!.....Have a wonderful Easter Sunday with your family...Sue.

terramisu said...

I have those same dishes and didn't know how to bring them out. I think it fitsin just beautifully!

I am a big fan of your blog! You have the best inspiration!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by for a visit and taking a peek at my Easter brunch tablescape! I really enjoyed reading your note and yes...we're really excited about our kids being baptized this Sunday!!! We are counting our blessings!!!

Well my friend, what an absolutely beautiful table you've set for your family Easter celebration!!! Your Grandmother's china is gorgeous...so exquisite!!! What a treasure to have! I just love your pretty soft blue and white table and that pretty vase of white flowers! Love the pretty blue beading that you added to your frenchy candleholders...gorgeous!!! I noticed when enlarging that photo (the close-up of the candleholder, that you have a little glass grape dish just like mine! I don't know...got excited!!! Hehe!

Well my friend, I know that I'm writing a book here and will try to make this short. But I just took the last half hour and read down through your blog...what a joy!!! And before I forget, I love your NEST letters project...so cute!!! Anyway, I am adding you to my list of "blog follows...so glad that I found you! I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you better...so very nice to meet you!

Have a blessed Easter with your family!!!
Chari

PAT said...

Very pretty table! The birds nest look delish!!

Martha said...

I love your tablescape. Love the little bird nests with the blue m and m's -- robin's eggs? Love your collected candlesticks!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Such a pretty table! I like how you wrapped the beaded garland around the candles. Those bird nests look pretty - they seem pretty easy to make! Cute napkins too!
Manuela

At Home With Amy said...

Debbie this is the most beautiful table setting I think you have done yet. Not that I didn't like your other ones but this one just really stands out to me. It looks so fresh and clean.

I may have to try making some of your birds nests. What a neat idea.

Have a Wonderful Easter.
AMY

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the napkins.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Kathleen Ellis said...

Beautiful! You did a fabulous job recreating the napkin roses! The littel chocolate bird nests are adorable!
Happy Easter!
;-D

southerninspiration said...

So pretty, Deb!!! It's all so springy!!

Suzanne

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

OMG, I could really eat some of those cookies. Your table is absolutely beautiful. Happy Easter!

Gabrielle Mader said...

great job on the tablescape and those nests look so yummy!!

Unknown said...

I love your table! Soft and serene with the white and then a pop of light blue. Beautiful. The rose bud napkins are fantastic. Your china reminds me of china that my mom had when I was growing up. We never ate of it - EVER!!! It was just stored away in a box. My sister has it now! I'm so glad you use yours!

Decor To Adore said...

I am not sure what I like better your floral napkins or the great birds nests. Well done!

Amy said...

Hi Debbie,
I love everything! I see that you also had your Grandmother's dishes. That makes the setting just that much more special. With my love of bird nests, I am definitely going to make some of your chocolate bird nest treats! You have a lovely blog! Amy

Sharon said...

Debbie,

The table is lovely and those nests are just too cute! I am going to have to make some soon :)

Chandy said...

What a great table! I love all the wonderful touches you added especially the chocolate nests! Yum! I'll try that!

Happy Thursday!

Painter's Place said...

Your table is so pretty. I love what you did to the napkins! Much to pretty to use. Happy Easter!

ellen b. said...

Debbie! I love this elegant table with the touches of blue. I also like what you did with the napkins!! He is Risen Indeed! Have a wonderful Easter!

Anonymous said...

your china is it princess ann or princess diane.i had a set like it years ago,the name was one or the other .it looked just like this.beautiful..ann

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great table. Looks so inviting. I love the how the napkins turned out. Enjoy your family gathering. And the birds nest treats look so yummy. I might have to give it a try.

Kammy said...

Very nice....cool napkins, love
the "birdnests" Have a wonderful
Easter with your family and thanks
for sharing ~ Hugs, Kammy

the voice of melody said...

What an elegant yet charming table! Those birds nest are very cute too. :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all so very lovely, so soft and dreamy looking!

Katherine

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Your table is so pretty. I particularly love your centerpieces. They're gorgeous! How clever to make flowers out of the linens!

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape! Your napkins are adorable folded like flowers. Happy Easter.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Debbie, I had to come by and see yeat another pretty tablescape. There is always something good to see when I stop by!

Great idea for the birds nests!!

But mostly I wanted to wish you a happy and blessed Easter with your family!!

hugs, Linda

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Debbie!! wow! what an Adorable recipe! and your table looks Gorgeous!! I love those white candle holders, they are a great find and look stunning!!

Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!! Hugs, Cynthia

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Debbie,

What a beautiful table setting! And those little nests are so cute! What a great idea! I hope you all have a wonderful time together this weekend and have a blessed Easter! :)

Tammy

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving a sweet comment. I was looking on your blog for a place to sign up to follow yours, but I don't see one. Maybe I'm blind, but anyway, I'm going to copy your link so that I getted updated when you enter a new post. Is it your birthday today or your daughter's. Anyway somebodies birthday is today, so have a happy day!

Kathy said...

Hello Debbie, your tablescape is stunning and the pop of the gorgeous blue napkins is perfect, hope you have a wonderful Easter with all your family, Kathy.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is so pretty and elegant! Love the napkin fold1