Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape

Greetings Friends! Did you read today's title and think, "Whaaaat?"   I have made no secret of my affection for vintage postcards and I know some of you share my fondness for the lovely tokens of days past. Join me as I share how I used the inspiration to design my spring tablescape... 


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When Cecilia B and I visited Canton recently, our first stop was a delightful shop called Laurie Anna's Vintage Home.  I am really glad that Cecilia thought to go there before heading to Trade Days, as it truly was one of the highlights of our trip.  Let me tell you, every little detail was my cup of tea including the stacks of these gorgeous papers reminiscent of vintage postcards.  We oohed and ahhed and I gathered several with the intention of creating a special spring project, though truth be told, I didn't have anything specific in mind. Big surprise, right? ;) One was lovelier than the next and of course, now I wish I'd selected a few more.  Honestly, how sweet is this little lamb?


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table inspired by vintage postcards

I've been adding spring accents to my decor and decided to pull out pieces from my thrifted milk glass collection for my tablescape.  As I admired my new purchase, I laid a few of them on the table in the center to see how they would look as a sort of runner. It was only then that I realized they were place mat size.  After arranging the pretty papers around my dining table, call me crazy but I couldn't bear to cover them with dishes--and you know how much this girl loves her dishes! I created a simple centerpiece using a milk glass platter, a favorite bunny and chalk painted eggs nestled in shredded paper I'd received in a gift basket.  I found a vintage hankie from my collection that complemented the postcard mats.


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats

Vintage plates and napkins stacked on a milk glass cake stand...


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


....while flatware is displayed in another milk glass vessel.  Last year's Easter clearance yielded the charming glass eggs. One displays a metallic bird and 


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


the other a bunny.  


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


A lavender filled teacup and a pretty milk glass hen from my recent finds complete the table.


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with thrifted vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


A closer peek at each of the postcard papers....


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with thrifted vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite--


Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with thrifted vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


How about you? 



Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with thrifted vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


I'm happy with the pairing of the milk glass and postcard mats.  Spring has sprung!



Vintage Postcard Inspired Spring Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction Spring table setting created with thrifted vintage milk glass and postcard inspired placemats


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Did you catch something on the table I didn't mention? Stay tuned for the next...



See you then! 





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18 comments:

  1. So cute Cecilia! I love vintage images of Easter! I like your silver bunny in the glass egg, very cute! Your milk glass is pretty too!

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  2. Yes Cecilia ... I love the lamb and was waiting to see what you did with him ... now I have to wait. Your table looks so pretty. The place-card mats are so nice ... don't blame you for not covering them up.

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  3. So nostalgic and pretty! I would have wanted to buy all those "placemats" too!

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  4. Your new "placemats" are just beautiful, Cecilia, and I LOVE the glass eggs to death. The table looks lovely :)

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  5. What a great idea... placemats! They are all so sweet and the perfect backdrop for an Easter tablescape.

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  6. How elegant and fun at the same time! Love your finds!! :)

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  7. Love the tablescape. The papers are great. I was just at Canton last week. Is Laurie Annas a brick and morter shop or at First Monday? Looks like great stuff.

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  8. It's all just so lovely! I'm a fan of milk glass but have very little of my own. You were so creative to use the postcards as placements, genius! Looks like a perfect table for an Easter brunch:) xo Kathleen

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  9. Very, very pretty! Isn't it nice how you can purchase something and it becomes way more that you anticipated? You are so good at seeing things differently Cecilia. Enjoy your beautiful table :)

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  10. Now this is my kind of tablescape~ full of vintage goodness! I adore it.

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  11. I love your vintage postcards, Cecilia. The art is so beautiful. And those glass eggs are so great!

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  12. NO, I can't choose a favorite although the chick just might be close! Love how you used them - perfect! The whole table looks so wonderful- I love the milk glass. So now I'm wondering what you did with the lamb...:o)

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  13. This is so whimsical and charming! I love it, Cecelia!

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  14. Your table looks so lovely Cecilia! I love vintage postcards, and the place mats are so pretty and fun. Love the milk glass, and those glass eggs are wonderful!

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  15. I am so loving the milk glass! I have a weakness/fondness for it, too! Perfect pairing with your sweet, vintage Easter postcards! :) ~Rhonda

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  16. Cute ideas. I have found some scarves at thrift stores which I use as table runners! Can change when I want!

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  17. My favorite Easter tables scape this year, filled with my favorites, vintage glass and postcard images, so simply divine Cecilia!

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  18. How awesome that they are that large Cecilia! I love vintage postcards and your entire table is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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