My Easter Tabletop

I {finally} took the time to deck out my dining room table!
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I started with an idea in my head, and tried attempted to tie it in with my other decor. I have been decorating with strong/darker colors my whole life {{um..I'm only 27!}}. So anyways, I did a little searching through my cupboards and china cabinets and this is the things I came up with. {Also ended up rearranging and decorating the dining room hutch and entire living room}.

I take all my own photos. I know absolutely pretty much next to zero about photography. All I know is some most people probably have a much nicer camera then mine. So I'm apologizing ahead of time for what these looked like. I was pretty excited about how it came out, I hope you can see or get some glimpse of what I see in real life on the computer screen!!

If you are reading this and know something about cameras, maybe you can help me out by letting me know what a decent camera is. I don't have a clue. What I'm using is a Canon something that cost me around 160 buckaroos 3 years ago.

OKAY!!! Back to what this is all about!!

Okay this fabric kinda kicked off the whole thing {not to mention my dining room table and chairs are black}. Along with white tulips. With it being easter and all, I pretty much edited my idea in my brain as I went.

Table Runner was made up of a strip of the lightest burlap I had on hand.

I also had the anthropologie white and black mugs along with the alphabet glass balls and a few other black and whites:

See how I used that B & W toile?? I 'stacked' a strip on top of my ivory/white cloth napkins.

{{Sorry about the white glare...I think I committed a big photography sin with improper lighting.}}

{{you can find this awesome He Has Risen download from Dear Lillie here}}

The newly rearranged china cabinet in the dining room...yes that piece on the second shelf is authentic milk glass!! I LOVE it!

This next photo is a close up of the top of the piano in the living room.
I attempted to do paper mache eggs {in one of the apothecary glass jars} with tissue paper from Walmart...they have some awesome black and white/ivory tissue in the gift wrap aisle for only 1.00!!

I also could resist sneaking these photos in:

Taken today...she was trying to help me rearrange furniture...

I know I posted a similar picture, but I found this one on my camera..the previous was taken with my phone. I love the snuggling pose!

Thank you for letting me post Tricia @ A Rosy Note!!
If you haven't checked her blog out, you should! She has great talent with photography!
I need to take the time to see the tips she posts about taking photos!

I hope you all have a blessed Easter!!


  1. Beautiful table! You are so creative. I love the burlap with the b&w toile and the touches of green.

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  3. When I am a millionaire, I will hire you to come redecorate my entire house!!! You have such great ideas!

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  5. Oh, your Easter decorating is so pretty! I love those mugs from too and the downloads from Dear Lillie. She has such a beautiful blog, doesn't she?

    I'm sure your camera is fine, your photos are very nice...maybe you just need to know a few tricks. When I take pictures, I always take them in the morning or towards the end of the day when the light is really nice and glowy and I try to arrange my things near a window because I never...that's right...never use the flash. I think lighting makes a huge difference.

    Thanks for sharing your post at my party! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter :)



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