Forsythia and Daffodils – Elegant Easter eggs and birds nest tablescape.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter! Easter is a time of new beginnings and a renewal of life and hope. For most of us, Easter encompasses bunny rabbits, eggs, and spring but it is much more. Decorations and interior design are a great way to show transitions in seasons, especially when you have a holiday to help mark it!

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I clipped few branches for my spring arrangement. Due to unseasonably cold conditions most of the blossoms were killed.
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Blue and white vase holds Forsythia blossoms

The first blossom to catch one’s eye during this season of budding life is Forsythia and Daffodils. They are both so vibrant and colorful. DSC_0186

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I have placed few Daffodils in a Watering Can. Daisy and Bella had to see what was in the Watering Can.
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For this holiday and celebration of Spring, I have created a vibrant Easter/Spring tablescape with fresh flowers, birds nest, and bunny candle holders.
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Golden charger laid the foundation for this table setting.
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My M&M center pieces was a good contrast for Kate Spade table runner
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Golden Birds nest

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I just couldn’t resist this kitchen towel set, he had to come home with me.

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They lied.

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Tables Details

                                             Table cloth                       Home goods

                                            Table runner                    Kate Spade Home goods

                                            Birds nest                           Pier 1 imports

                                           Bunny Candle holder       Pier 1 imports

                                          Bunny kitchen towel          Home goods 

                                        Golden  charger                      Home goods

Bunnies                                      Home goods & Walmart

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Bunnies and birdnest tablescape with edible centerpiece.

Easter is just few days away, let’s bring out the bunnies, fill the baskets with Easter eggs and spring blossoms. Set the table for brunch and beyond.

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Vase filled with M &M chocolate candy. Daffodils picked from my garden mixed with store brought Carnation flowers makes this center piece.
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I filled the container with M&M, inserted a small plastic cup (cup must be smaller than your vase) and twisted till the M&M covered the sides of the plastic cup and the cup is not visible. Carefully pour the cold water into the cup,then insert flowers into the cup.
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Ready for race in his pink truck.
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 Cousins!
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This pastel colored tablecloth lays the foundation for this table. Two rose gold bunnies strolled in with their cousins and took a the best seat.
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Fiona in her pretty Easter dress!
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Family getting ready for the photographer
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Here we go! All ready for picture taking:)

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Cup cakes!

Enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed this blog. Thank you all for visiting!! Tell your friends about my Easter tables-cape blog. If you have any questions, send me a message for more information. I would be more than happy to discuss my decorations and how I made my DIY creations!

 

Easter trees and spring decorations!

Now for some indoor decorations! I created a variation of spring and Easter trees!

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Blue and white Easter trees in my sunroom. Snow covered ground first day of spring.

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I created a blue and white tree by using a small Grand Handle Urn covered in moss as a base and Tulip Poplar branches as the ‘tree’. I adorned the tree with DIY Styrofoam eggs. I used chalk paint to create vibrant blue eggs and stark white branches. The overall look is both colorful and muted by the matte finish.

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Blue room  with blue and white tree!
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The bunny tree is adorned with decorative Easter bunny eggs. If you look closely, you will notice a picture on each egg

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My Precious Antique tree

Now onto my favorite tree, the Easter tree! It’s very special to me and I use it in almost all of my Easter decorations. I picked it up from MJ Designs (this was a craft store back in the 90’s) with my girls and we’ve decorated it each year. It has a bit of minor wear and tear but the memories attached to it are precious and priceless – I guess you can call it an antique! I  decorated the antique tree with silk eggs, simple and sweet.

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Bead studded multi color easter eggs adorns the dining room chandelier.

 

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Thanks a bunch everyone for visiting!! Tell your friends about my lovely Spring and Easter blog. Your comments are much appreciated.If you have any questions, send me a message for more information. I would be more than happy to discuss my decorations and how I made my DIY creations!

Love,

Liz Prakash

 

where did the spring go?

Hello all, after a short break I am back! I was on hiatus due to work obligations. For the past few months, I have been working on certifications for work and have reached a serendipitous break. I’m glad I was able to finish most of the certs but I have a few more to go! I have a bit more time on my plate and thought it would be a great time to put out a new blog post with spring and Easter decorations!

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Snow covered trees

It’s funny though, looking outside the window one wouldn’t know it was the first day of spring. Mother Nature surprised us with rain, sleet, and snow in one day! I grabbed my camera to capture a few pictures of the winter wonderland.

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Cardinal taking a break from pesky squirrels.

The Bronze Bunny is the main star of this snowy adventure! On the first day of spring Mr. Bronze wanted to play with his friends. He left his cozy home without a jacket or boots, hoping to be warmed by the sun. To his surprise the yard was covered in snow!

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Mr. Bronze
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Where are my friends?
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Looks like everyone is still in bed.

Now for some indoor decorations! I created a variation of spring and Easter trees.

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A colorful Easter tree is perched on my barn wood tray made by my handy hubby!
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Friends of Mr. Bronze 🙂

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Thank you all for visiting!! Tell your friends about my lovely Spring and Easter blog. If you have any questions, send me a message for more information. I would be more than happy to discuss my decorations and how I made my DIY creations! Stay tuned …more to follow.

Thanks a bunch

Liz Prakash

 

Valentine’s Day simple and easy dessert: served on polka dot cupcake stand.

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The dessert table set with  gold etched  champagne  glasses, dessert plated on polka dot cupcake stand. Tartan plaid  plates forms the base for this dessert setting .

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Red berry hearts and rose petals adorn this colorful table.dsc_0096

Dessert plate set on an hand embroidered table cloth.

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Raspberry chocolate wine ready to be served.

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Tea time after dessert

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Pink ruffled carnations along with red roses.

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Dessert table!
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Happy Valentines Day from Tableswearspearls

Valentine’s day table scape!

Chocolates that spell, “I LOVE YOU”, pink Carnations blossoms in a Kenilworth U.S.A. vintage pottery beverage carafe. Spode caramanian red and white dinner plates layered on pewter chargers make the foundation for this table. The table is scattered with hearts made of sparkling beads and red berries. 

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Chocolate box relays the message, “I Love you”.
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Hearts made of white beads and red berries adorn the plates.

 

Hidden surprise to follow!

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The Spode Archive Collection ‘RUINS’
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The Spode Archive Collection ‘PAGODA’
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The Spode Archive Collection ‘TROPHIES’
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Little cups filled with heart shaped candy and red & pink beads.
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Pink Carnations and red hearts fills up the vase.

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Champagne for two ❤
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Cheers my dear!
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❤ ❤ ❤
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Chocolates ,Champagne and candy hearts.
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Cheers to all my fiends!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Winter French Onion soup on a cold rainy day

For the past few days we have had on and off heavy rain and strong winds in the DMV area. Grey, wet, and gloomy looks like soup weather to me. I search my pantry for a can of soup, but to my surprise there is none! All I found were onions, chicken broth, and baguettes. These ingredients call for homemade French Onion Soup. I’m pressed for time with needing to put away Christmas decorations so I’ll fall back on one of my old recipes that is quick and easy (recipe to be listed at the end of the post).

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Even in a hurry I always set my table! This is my Onion soup plated with classic blue and white Johnson Brothers salad plate. I anchored the plates with my white Studio Nova soup bowl.Blue cotton napkins serve as a charger for the soup setting. Cheese melted beautifully on the baguettes form a lovely brown crust.

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Dark blue napkins complements the blue Johnson Brothers soup set. Mini  Dutch Oven  Cocottes are perfect to serve soup from oven to table.The baguettes were also the perfect size for the Mini Cocottes.

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Dipping sauce for the baguettes is easy and fast to make. Two tablespoon of extra virgin oil,add a pinch of Italian seasoning and red few red pepper flakes. Give it a good stir, ready to serve:)

 

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I had leftover baguettes which were lightly buttered and rubbed with fresh crushed garlic.
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Silver and Golden butter dish houses fresh garlic butter

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I accompanied the baguettes with Extra Virgin Olive oil dipping sauce.This dipping sauce is served in a white ceramic long handle sauce dish making it easy to handle.

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My rainy day French Onion soup  is served!

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The Nutcrackers waiting to be packed away! Each one of the Nutcracker is carefully wrapped in tissue paper placed safely in their container till next Xmas season.

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Village set and glass bulbs awaiting to be packed away.

 

Recipe for the French Onion Soup with a few variation from the traditional soup. Vegetarians can substitute vegetable broth. 

In this recipe I substituted beef broth with chicken broth

  Preparation time 15 minutes   cooking time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter  (I used 1tsp)
  2. 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  3. 4 cups sliced onions
  4. 4.cups beef broth (I used chicken broth)
  5. 1 teaspoon dried thyme (I used Italian seasoning)
  6. Dry Sherry 2 tablespoon (I used dry red wine)
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. French Bread 4 to 6 slices
  9. Provolone cheese 4 to 6 slices
  10. 2 slices Swiss cheese diced
  11. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a thick bottom stock pot 8 quart on low heat.Add onions and stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  2. Add broth, sherry and thyme. Add salt and pepper as needed. Let it simmer for 30 minutes on the stove top.
  3. Heat the oven broiler, Ladle soup into oven safe soup bowls,place bread on top. Layer with a slice of provolone cheese and half slice of swiss cheese.
  4. Place soup bowls on a baking sheet and leave it in the oven till cheese bubbles and browns. ( this happens in few seconds)
  5. Remove from oven and serve .  Soup is extremely hot.