Last week I was inspired to do some early Easter decorating thanks to an incredibly thoughtful gift from a blog reader in Iowa, Nancy!
She mailed me this beautiful tea-themed table runner she'd made!
I immediately loved all the tea-themed prints, including one with teacups …
And one with tea names …
And one with tea bags and tea tags! How charming!
I also loved her elegant touch of a label on the back stating who made the piece, for whom, and the year. (Interestingly, my late mother's name was "Nancy Carolyn." It is quite intriguing to me, then, that I have come across so very many lovely Nancys in recent years!)
Inspired by Nancy's lovely gift, I pulled out some pink and pastel pieces and started experimenting. I found these tiny little bunnies at Tuesday Morning last year. I love the look of foil-wrapped chocolate Easter bunnies, and since these are purely for decor, I am not tempted to eat them!
The giant Easter chick was a T.J. Maxx find a few years back, I believe.
I don't have a heap of pink Depression glass, but I did have enough to pull together four mix-and-match place settings using linens in place of the pink placemats I discovered I do not own. (Now how did that happen, I wonder? I used to buy everything in pink!)
I have only one, and I definitely don't need to collect one more thing at this point in life, but this Sharon or Cabbage Rose design glass teacup is certainly pretty!
So I'm quite pleased with the new decor that Nancy has inspired, and if any of you would like to drop by for a cup of tea, the table's ready!