Thursday, March 21, 2013
Which came First - the Chicken or the Egg?
Drum roll, please! A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about my latest obsession, Chanticleer, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. You can read all about it HERE. I did not show you what I bought that day, because I wanted to unveil it (sounds a bit grand, doesn't it!) on this blog. Well, it is time to meet my Bethany Lowe Jester Chick!
He was the "one" thing that I could not leave behind, when I left that shop! He called out to me (I know you have had the same experience in a store!!). I just could not imagine my Easter table without him this year. Fortunately, I had already purchased a pastel tablecloth from Boscov's, which I had plan to use and my Jester worked perfectly with it.
Since pastels would rule the day, I pulled out various pastel china - Fitz and Floyd "Carissa Paisley" blue dinner plates, JC Penney "Coventry" large pink salad plates, and JC Penney "Pearl" yellow salad plates.
I love all of the designs on the rims of the plates - they add so much texture to the place setting.
For even more texture, I added napkin rings that look like they are made from tiny Easter eggs and Watson "Bridal Flower" sterling silver.
Just look at the gorgeous flowers on this pattern! Bridal Flower was made by Watson around 1910. It is one of my very favorites.
The glassware that I chose consisted of a tumbler in the "Hazel Dot" pattern in the capri color by Hazel-Atlas and an unknown pattern with a twisted stem. This pattern is listed on Replacements, as Unknown Pattern #7091, although, I purchased them on eBay. I bought the stemware to use on a particular table that I was planning at the time (two years ago!), but I have never done the table and have never used the glasses. Do you ever do that? I still "plan" on doing the other table - maybe, it will get done this year????
On top of the plates, I placed a Mikasa ruffled dessert bowl and built a nest inside from brown basket filler. Pink, yellow, and blue glitter eggs sit on top, until we actually dye real eggs for Easter.
For the centerpiece, of course, I used Mr. Jester Chick and surrounded him with two "egg" garlands that I bought on sale at TJ Maxx, I think, after Easter last year. I, also, added two pink votives.
At night, Mr. Chick watches over the candle very carefully - he is, after all, made from papier mache!!
I think that this fantastic chick may be my new best friend. I just adore him and hope that my grandchildren do, too, since they have not met him, yet. After all, Easter parties are really for the children, aren't they?
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