Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Preppy Pink & Green Spring / Easter Tablescape

Happy spring, and welcome to Panoply! Today I'm sharing a Preppy Pink & Green Spring / Easter tablescape with you. Whether your region is still waiting for the weather to shows signs of the new season, or you're more than a month of enjoying it already, I hope you'll be inspired.
Today's tablescape is among a cadre of table stylists I've organized for a spring tablescape blog hop.
The complete list of those participating will be found later in this post of mine, and you'll be able to hop directly to each one with the links provided. 

My tablescape began with a set of dessert plates purchased last year, a creation of Paige Gemmel. Her collections have been sold through various retail venues, most notably Anthropologie and Caspari. This Staffordshire-esque design was sold two ways - as a set of four bunnies, or as one in set of bunnies, dogs, monkeys, and lions. 
 I was able to find a set of four of the bunny plates, and later found a set of the matching napkin rings (source list provided further in my post).
Believe it or not, I was planning to go with a blue & white base of textiles and chargers on this tablescape, picking up on the chinoiserie flower pots in the plate design. While the blue & white made for a nice look, the preppy pink and green ultimately won out this time. The main reason why is pictured below - that quilt as tablecloth!
I absolutely loved this quilt when it was among a huge stash of quilts my Panoply sisters and I acquired last summer and divided among ourselves. Look at the detail of the appliqued dogwood flowers (upper right frame), the scalloped edges (lower right frame), and the overall hand work of the quilting. I just love quilts that are hand worked, and they are becoming a thing of the past. 

The dinner plate used today is part of my vintage Dorothy Draper for The Greenbrier Hotel signature rhododendron pattern. The pink matched perfectly with the dessert plate, and a set of pierced patterned, white luncheon plates sits between the pinks.
The rest of the tablescape came together rather simply, using items from my seasonal rotation of decor. Vintage items from estate sales include a bunny tureen, a MacKenzie-Childs fluted compote, a Blenko glass basket and eggstra special glass eggs (which I made at Blenko!), and some hand-painted stone eggs.
I also dressed the rest of the dining room a bit more for spring. The buffet across from the table has a large Italian majolica platter I bought at an estate sale last summer.
The bookcase to the left of this buffet is dressed with the Veronica Beard party plates I used for my St. Patrick's Day table, along with a few other seasonal decor items.
In complete transparency, I must tell you what I did soon after I completed my tablescape and had taken my photos.
I had just sold two quilts in our antique mall booth, and because it's perfect timing for the dogwood motif, I stripped the tabletop and took the quilt into our booth space the week before this post went live. Nothing is safe in my house when I do so much vintage shopping. I foster some things longer than others, but most everything is game for resale. (the quilt above mine belongs to my sister, also from that same stash acquired, with same motif, just a different color base).
Although I will re-use table elements to style various tablescapes through the seasons, something as unique and seasonally appealing as this quilt for tablecloth is not something I thought I would re-use. Unless it was for an actual bed, but that's a story for another day.....

I did, however, reset the table. But as you can see from the before and after photo below, the quilt made for a much nicer tablescape!
True to my style, the following is my list of sources used for my tablescape. There's no other motive in providing this list than to let you know how I source things, and to give you ideas for doing the same or similar.

Source List for Preppy Pink & Green Spring / Easter Tablescape

Vintage Quilt as Tablecloth, Dorothy Draper Greenbrier (Rhododendron) Dinner Plates, Blenko Clear Glass Basket, Bunny Tureen, MacKenzie-Childs Fluted Pedestal Compote (Stoke Gabriel), Hand painted & Alabaster Eggs - estate sales, auctions
MacKenzie-Childs Vase (Taylor Bearded Iris), Raffia Placemats - MacKenzie-Childs
White Flatware (Sophia) - Horchow
White Napkins - Crown Linen
White Pierced Luncheon Plates - Pier 1
Paige Gemmel Enamel Bunnies Dessert Plates, Napkin Rings - Jaye's Studio
Green Glassware - Dollar Tree
Tulips - Afloral
Without further ado, I hope you enjoy the rest of the spring table inspiration from all the bloggers listed below:
Home is Where the Boat Is - Cottontail Farms
Everyday Living - The Blessing of Easter
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - One Happy Bunny
Bleu Belle Interiors - Spring Brings Joy
Living With Thanksgiving - Easter Fun
Hyacinths for the Soul - Springtime Pleasures
Celebrating Everyday Life - How to Style an Elegant Easter Brunch Table
The Painted Apron - Carrots and Cottontails
My Thrift Store Addiction - Egg-cited for Spring Breakfast Table
Celebrate and Decorate - Spring Table Decor
Red Cottage Chronicles - Blue and White Tablescape for Spring
Thrifting Wonderland - Spring Forward Tablescape

I appreciate your visit today, and hope you'll leave a comment, letting me know you were here. I enjoy interacting with my readers, but please note if your comment publishes as anonymous, I have no way of knowing who you are, so please leave your name. 

47 comments:

  1. Rita, everything about this table speaks of spring to me. I absolutely adore those plates and napkin rings. Love the design! I may have to start a search for some of these. The quilt is special, it must be bittersweet to let it go to a new home. The pinks and greens are so perfect for spring. Thank you for organizing another wonderful blog hop. I'm eager to visit! Happy Spring!

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  2. Swoon Rita…I adore your preppy pink and green palette with your dogwood quilt as a tablecloth! How fortunate you are to come by such treasures in your antiquing business! Alas, I’m too much of a hoarder and wouldn’t be able to let that beautiful quilt go. I love the overhead shot of your table with the beautiful stitching details on the quilt. I’m not familiar with Paige Gemmel, such whimsy with the Dalmation-esque bunnies! Your MKC fluted compote makes a beautiful vessel for your collection of eggs and I love the sweet bunny tureen as well as your handsome majolica bunny platter. I’m still green with envy over your Jardins Du Monde plates. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table. Thanks so much for your hop organizing efforts, they are much appreciated! Happy Spring. ♥

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  3. What a great way to start Spring. I love the pink and green together, it's such a cheerful and inspiring color scheme! The bunny plates and matching napkin rings are amazing. They have such a Bunny WIlliam's in the Hamptons feel, and they work so perfectly. Can you tell I have been Youtubing her style lately?

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  4. Oh Rita! Your table is a stunning reflection of the spring season! Dogwood are my favourite trees, and that quilt is the perfect backdrop for your tablescape. The plates are darling and I love how you have tucked the cutlery into the napkin ring! I will be borrowing this idea. Your plate stack reminds me of a bloom bursting from the garden, with the green (leaves) coming first followed by the colourful blossoms!

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  5. Kari @ Me and My CaptainMarch 21, 2023 at 7:08 AM

    I love the preppy look Rita...and green and pink are two of my favorite colors. How lucky to find your matching napkin rings too...on another note...KU went down quickly too...boo hoo. Oh well maybe next year. Thanks for organizing this hop...sorry my url seemed wonky, I will have to contact my theme lady for more assistance. The post is published on my site but url weird. :(

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  6. Good morning, Rita. I love that gorgeous dogwood quilt and it is stunning used as the foundation to your table. I wouldn’t be able to part with it. The preppy look has always appealed to me, especially pink and green. Oh those Paige Gemmel plates and napkin rings are adorable and add a touch of whimsy which is perfect for spring. My RM informed me that the bunnies have been visiting our garden. They are cute on plates, but not eating my flowers! The MKC compote with your collection of eggs is a lovely centerpiece and the raffia placemats are the icing on the table. Thank you so much for organizing our hops. It is always a pleasure to join you at your table. Happy Spring!

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  7. I lost my comment scrolling back to enjoy more of your table so I am starting over!
    Rita, your table is charming. That quilt is a heirloom piece that I think you should keep! It would be so lovely to set your table up in your booth. It would receive raves and be different! I thought you did a good job of photographing your table,too. Love your tulips for your centerpiece. The fluted MKC compote full of pretty eggs is lovely and your plate stack is delightful and creative. The pink and green is so springlike and perfect for Easter. As always your commentary makes your post intriguing and I always learn something from you.
    Thank you for all you do to make the hops fun for everyone.

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  8. This is lovely Rita, I adore pink and green and the beautiful quilt is so perfect, it really makes everything pop! I love the Antro plates, so unique and the combo of your favorite MacKenzie-Childs, Benko and vintage pieces is fantastic. The Majolica bunny plate on your sideboard is so sweet and the yellow tulips are a perfect centerpiece. You have captured Spring and Easter with your beautiful table! Thank you so much for being our hostess with the mostest!
    Jenna

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  9. Such a gorgeous table! The color combination is so pretty and the quilt is fabulous. Who wouldn't want to enjoy a meal at such a beautiful table?

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  10. Pretty table, and fun collection of bunnies. Interesting idea to put the flatware in the napkin ring, that's a great idea for something different.

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  11. I'm very fond of preppy pink and green and this just hits the spot. I love your sweet pink-edged bunny plates. They're darling and just really set off your lovely table! Three cheers. Happy spring!

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  12. Rita, pink and green is such a happy color combo. Love all your plates and those quilts are gorgeous. It's great to use them together. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  13. Rita, you've outdone yourself this month! That quilt is gorgeous and provides the perfect color palette for your sweet dishes! Thanks for hosting us and happy spring--pinned!

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  14. Rita, absolutely love the way you used the quilt in your table setting. Your placemats, china and accessories compliment the table covering perfectly. I'm a big fan of quilts and love wen they can be used in creative ways. Pink and green is a great combination. Thanks for hosting the party. Have a lovely week.
    Lynne

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  15. Rita, I love the inspiration you provide today with so much attention to detail. I also love you shared the buffet and bookcase to see how you continue the theme. I want to use one of my quilts like you used a quilt as a replacement for a cloth. Funny, I was organizing my quilts in the closet and pulled one to bring downstairs for the exact same thing! My family is coming in for the weekend and I want to set a pretty spring table setting. A gorgeous stack and I adore the plates and matching rings. Lovely.......

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  16. Rita, That quilt is gorgeous as is aqua one. What a wonderful find. I couldn't part with it as it is so unusual with lots of beautiful hand work. Of course, that's because linens are a weakness of mine as are dishes! πŸ˜‚ Your plates are stunning! What terrific finds. You really scored with the napkin rings too. Both tablescapes are outstanding. Love the stone eggs in your MC dish. The Blenko basket and eggs are pretty too. What a fantastic Spring table! The pink and green theme is so light and fresh looking. Great job! Clara ❤️

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  17. Rita, your table is absolutely stunning! I love the preppy combination of pink and green because it reminds me of my daughter's sorority. The quilt is so pretty, and I love the MacKenzie-Childs Stoke Gabriel compote with the Easter eggs in it. What a darling idea that I will probably copy! I think your blue and white textiles would be pretty too...I'd like to see that, hint, hint! The other Easter and spring touches in your room are pretty, too. Thank-you for hosting the hop. I always look forward to them!

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  18. Your table and the decorations are simply delightful! I love the pink and green combination. It's one of my favorites! Fonda

    I wasn't able to comment using my Google account for some reason, so you can't reply as you usually do. Oh, well... So, I tried another method listed.

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  19. Darling table, Rita! I love the preppy pink and green combo.

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  20. LOVE that quilt and your entire table. You made me realize I NEED more quilts. And dishes. And napkin rings. And napkins! It's all adorable and so festive. I wore pink and green ALL the time in high school. Good times.

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  21. Rita such a beautiful, bright table in spring colors! I love and envy your revolving inventory of vintage and other finds --- especially that quilt used as a tablecloth, MC pieces, and round rabbit platter on the sideboard. The center plates are really special and something I've never seen before.

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  22. Rita this is such a gorgeous tablescape for spring. The pretty quilt makes the perfect backdrop, and I adore the pink and green color combination. The plate stack is so lovely, and the sweet bunny plates and matching napkin rings make an adorable addition. I spotted that cute bunny tureen first thing. He is just the perfect guest for your spring table. Your chinoiserie buffet is beautiful! That was another prettie that I spied in your dining room along with the Italian Majolica platter. Wishing you a happy spring! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

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  23. Rita, although the pretty quilt is a wonderful foundation for your tablescape, I was irresistibly drawn to the lovely plate stack. The pink bunny plate is so unusual and the white plate is such an unexpected counterpoint. Altogether lovely! I've not seen quilts done the way this one was. Thanks again for organizing us for the hop!

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  24. Oh my, Rita, I’m swooning over that gorgeous quilt!! It is the perfect backdrop for your pretty table. I keep think the Franciscan Desert Rose would look pretty on it as well. I was especially drawn to that gorgeous bunny platter, too. You get to acquire so many beautiful things through your antique business, keep them
    If you wish, or resale them. Happy Spring! 🌷🐰🌷

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  25. Rita, I'm in agreement with everyone else here in that quilt is a stunner! You do find the most unique items on your excursions. The plate stack is beautiful and looks like it was made to order for the quilt - love the color palette. I haven't seen those bunny plates before with the matching napkin rings - they are both adorable. Your collection of bunny tureen, eggs, and majolica plate is perfect on the table and I love the yellow tulips. I'm sure anyone would be delighted to sit at such an enticing table! Thank you for hosting this fantastic spring hop!

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  26. Rita, your table captured my heart. I absolutely love the floral quilt. It works beautifully with your dinnerware, especially your gorgeous bunny salad plates and matching napkin rings. Definitely, it spells Spring and Easter. The pink and green combo really complements the plates. And your Majolica bunny plate on your buffet is a work of art. It is so beautifully displayed and is such an elegant Easter decor piece. I also love the McK-Childs piece too. It is so playful. It works all together so well. The person who purchased that lovely quilt has inherited a treasure. Happy Easter to you and your family, Rita!

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  27. Rita, I am so glad the pink won out over the blue!! I love this combination!!! The quilt is absolutely beautiful and you have complimented it perfectly with you vintage pink plates. It all just exudes spring and gives off such a happy energy!! I can’t help but wonder- did the quilt sell yet!?! You just need to post your photo next to it!! Have a wonderful Easter and a Happy Spring!!🌷🌼🌱

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous, Rita. So you know how much I love the pink and green combo. That quilt is the epitome of "aaaaahhhhhh" and shows off your beautiful pink rabbit plates so well. And that bunny tureen is just too cute! Hope you're having a wonderful week full of sunshine and green stuff peeking out!

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  29. Rita, your table is so pretty with that dogwood quilt. That makes for a perfect backdrop for your lovely dishes. Your plate stack is gorgeous with those Paige Gemmel plates and napkin rings. The green raffia placemats are perfect. I love how you mixed and matched. The pink and green table is so perfect for spring and Easter. I am so sorry I missed out on this Easter Spring tablescape blog hop. Kauai was a lovely getaway.

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  30. Hello, Rita!!! First, I want to thank you again for inviting me to be part of this wonderful group of ladies! I'm having a wonderful time exploring the tablescapes and seeing so many lovely settings! Second, I LOVE your quilt as a tablecloth - it's beautiful! And I love how you are "fostering" items - that's such a happy way to look at it. My collections can get rather unwieldy so I relate to the need to "thin the herd" from time to time - LOL! It can be so hard to pick what to release back into the wild, though!! LOL!!! How fortunate you are to have a booth with your sisters!!! I am smitten with your Chinoiserie bunny plates and how lucky that you came upon the napkin rings too! They are very striking together and made your table look so fresh and sophisticated!! Just beautiful!!! Thank you again for allowing me a seat at your table - it's so refreshing and fun! xoxo, Jennifer from CelebratingEverydayLife.com

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  31. What a beautiful table! The preppy pink and green palette with your stunning dogwood quilt as a tablecloth is what spring should look like on the table! Such a layered and interesting table setting, there is so much beauty to look at. I always love seeing your creative and inspirational table settings. Thank you! xo Lidy

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  32. I am back from a short trip to southern Florida to entertain my husband's clients and can finally sit down and enjoy visiting all of the tablescapes! Of course I am starting here with you dear Rita, and thank you once again for carrying on this tradition! It is always such a joy for me to see how each person interprets the season or holiday through table decor. Now, your quilt is fantastic! Or should I say "was" fantastic? LOL. It is wonderful that you have a place to sell some of these things after getting to use them! I love using alternatives to tablecloths! One of the best things about using a quilt is that you don't have to iron it like a tablecloth! Both your dinner plates and your salad plates are lovely and just perfect for the season! The MacKenzie Childs vessel is beautiful! Happy spring and happy Easter!

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  33. Dorothy Draper? Yes! I love pink and green. And chinoiserie. Love this! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  34. I always enjoy seeing the unique plates you have added to your collection, and those chinoiserie flower pots in the plate design are darling. And those matching napkin rings. Love your theme of preppy pink and green, and your dogwood quilt. Soon my 40 year old dogwood tree will be in bloom. Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

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  35. Rita, that quilt is gorgeous and makes the perfect base for your lovely pink and green tableware! The speckled bunny plates are so unique and I love how you have the matching napkin rings. Of course, I'm crazy about the vintage bunny tureen, too. Thanks for organizing another fun blog hop. Happy Spring!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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  36. Oh that quilt! What an gorgeous backdrop for your beautiful table. I hope whoever bought it in the end saw your post and was inspired to use it in the same way. I have to say though, your table looked amazing with the runner too.

    This post reminded me of a mistake I made a few years ago. I wanted to put a teacup with a pansy at everyone's place setting. I stopped at a thrift shop and bought 8 of the prettiest little teacups that were just perfect. I was in a hurry and not really paying attention to the fact that they were part of set. The next morning I went back because I remembered there had been a teapot that matched and I thought it would make a cute centerpiece. The whole set was gone and that's when it hit me that I ruined someone's Easter table! I had the teacups they needed. So I put them up on the Nextdoor app and thankfully she saw them. I gave her the teacups, bought some mismatched others, and I enjoyed Easter so much more knowing those teacups were where they needed to be! Perhaps it's the same with your quilt! The end! Happy Spring Rita!

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  37. Rita... pardon moi while I catch my breath. I think that your pink and green table is my very favorite of all time. Every detail is absolutely darling. Those bunny plates have stolen my heart. Thank you for brightening my Monday! Have a great week.

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  38. I don't think I have ever seen matching plates and napkin rings like yours - they are so pretty. Your table certainly bring spring alive with such pretty colors. Love the compote, too. Happy Spring!

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  39. Wonderful post Rita, I love the pink trimmed plates

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  40. I absolutely love that you used your quilt as a tablecloth! All the gorgeous colors and patterns are so pretty for Easter and spring.

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  41. So lovely, Rita! The quilt really tied things together, although the table looks lovely without it, too! Happy Easter!

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  42. Pink and green is a favorite classic pairing for me. Just lovely.
    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  43. Rita-you are so talented and each and every one of your table settings are beautiful. I love it all, the dinner plates, flowers, bunnies and colorful eggs and all displayed on such a magnificent quilt. Happy Spring!

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  44. Pink and green is a favorite classic pairing for me. Just lovely.

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