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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Combining Children's Book Day and Easter Tablescape

April 2nd is International Children's Book Day - a day set aside to inspire a love of reading in children and to call attention to the wealth and types of children's literature available. Since Easter falls on the following Sunday, Pat couldn't help but combine the two celebrations into one tablescape. 
Not your classic or traditional Easter colors......but very typical for Pat. 

Flatware is satin "Meridian" by Cambridge

Pat bought several sets of these accent plates a few years ago for a Christmas party she gave for her husband's Lions Club (a service organization that provides eye exams and glasses for those in need.) They are perfect for this week's theme.
"Peacock" Fiesta(ware) was introduced in 2005 and discontinued in 2014.
Fiesta(ware) "Paprika" was introduced in 2010 and discontinued in 2017. 
Pat found the antique gold chargers at Tuesday Morning four or five years ago

Glassware is "Espresso" by Lenox

Lots of popular middle-grade books here - nice to see that even well known authors (like James Patterson) have written series of books for younger people. My favorite in this stack are the "Enola Holmes" mysteries about Sherlock's much younger and very independent sister. 
Love this little guy - his peacock colored jacket was the inspiration for the color of the dinner plate

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Beige Tablecloth and Matching Napkins - from last year
Antique Gold Chargers - from Tuesday Morning four or five years ago
Charger (Chop Plate) and Matching Bread/Butter Plate - "Paprika" (2010-2017) Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Dinner Plate - "Peacock" (2005-2014) Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Accent Plates - "Easter Bunny" from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Flatware - Satin "Meridian" by Cambridge from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three years ago
Glassware - "Espresso" by Lenox a gift from Pat's daughter
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's several years ago
Candles - from Ross two years ago
Large Centerpiece Sisal Bunny - from Pier 1 two years ago
Glasses - left over from our "Harry Potter" tablescape [December 30, 2020]

Not exactly tablescaping stuff:
March is Middle Grade March 2021 for those who participate in the month long readathon on Booktube and Instagram to celebrate "the amazing category of books that many times we forget about as adults." It's so fun to be able to have an excuse to reread all of my favorite books as a child.  Of course, I have no excuse to the dozens of other middle grade books that I just bought.......

Check out Krista at Books and Jams [@BooksAndJams​] to learn all about it even though the event is almost over. 

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 


  1. I love the bunny plates and centerpiece! And the books, of course. I'll have to check into those for my granddaughter, I bet she'd love the Enola Holmes ones. Happy reading and Happy Easter!

  2. Beautiful Easter setting. Love the plates and the Bunny with the book. Happy Easter:)))

  3. Wonderful way to celebrate Easter and books!

  4. I love Enola Holmes, too. And, I also have the bunny accent plates that you use here. I adore them and the reason I bought them is that I've worn glasses since I was 4 years old and they just spoke to me. Plus, the attraction was that I could use a bright, darker color scheme, not just the usual pastels. Getting back to the books; I read and collect whatever pleases me, no matter what age category they place on it! There are wonderful children's books and middle-grade books! Much better literature than what you readily find for adults.

  5. Adorable. My grandniece and grandnephew are young blonde bookish kids with eye glasses. As adorable as your bunnies on the plates!