Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Denim Sort of Day

Do you ever designate a day or two at this time of the year to spend a moment to contemplate, reflect, reminisce or just rejuvenate your thoughts?  The upcoming Easter Holy Week, a week for some of us whose religious beliefs include the recognition of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, becomes a special and significant time of the year.  A time to concentrate on our convictions, priorities and renewed hope. 

With the winter holidays in the distant past and the warm and busy days of Spring unfolding ahead, it is a chance to have what I call "a denim sort of day".  It includes just what I mentioned above, a day or two to re-examine and reaffirm my faith, beliefs and once again revitalize my thoughts and plans for the path and direction I wish to maintain or change in my life.  It is a very personal day without distractions and worries to interfere in the process.  It is a tranquil duration of time during the Easter season for deep-thought which very much resembles participation in spiritual retreats in the past. 

Why do I call it a "denim sort of day"?  Think of the casualness of wearing a comfortable pair of denim blue jeans on a quiet day when one's schedule is not filled with busy tasks and you go about at your leisure.  A day to enjoy the sunrise and linger a bit more over a hot cup of coffee.   A day to ask yourself some serious and fundamental questions about life and find a moment to think hard over the answers.  It is the informal and unplanned moments of time to meditate in a calm and peaceful surroundings. A day which also includes an opportunity to be humble, thankful and full of gratitude too.

So to preserve and honor the ease of these sort of days that we all so definitely need,  I designed this week's simple tablescape around the idea of denim's relaxed, laid-back feeling and the nostalgia that comes from the vintage floral squared fabric and casual gingham.  I called it "A Denim Sort of Day Tablescape."  To also celebrate the Easter season, the tablescape includes my handmade denim place mats, denim Easter eggs and Easter chick and bunny butt sugar cookies for this week's participation in the Easter Tablescape Blog Hop 2019 hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate.  Join me and other designers for some beautiful Easter-themed tablescapes.  See the links below for the exquisite work of other designers beginning the week of Monday, April 1, 2019 through Friday, April 5, 2019.





























































(To get the instructions on how to make these adorable and easy denim Easter eggs, visit:  https://deavita.net/easter-decoration-ideas-denim-eggs.html.)































The following picture of the flatware pocket is a result of using the delightful sample of a flatware pocket from Cecilia's repurposed tablecloth at My Thrift Store Addiction Blog.  See her wonderful ideas and tutorial from her blog article The Good Shepherd Spring Tablescape and more at My Thrift Store Addiction Blog at:  https://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-good-shepherd-spring-tablescape.html.  Thank you Cecilia!




I hope you will agree after viewing the Denim Days tablescape photos that we all need to free ourselves from life's chaotic activities, rest and re-establish this simplistic connection to our inner self and our faith, especially as we approach the Easter holiday.  I hope this can inspire you to enjoy your "denim days".   Happy Easter to you all.


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Note:  In my last post I had a number of readers ask for the No Bake Pineapple and Coconut Cheesecake Recipe.  I apologize for forgetting to include it in last week's post, The Essence of Spring in Winter. So here it is:  https://www.pastiseru.club/2019/02/no-bake-pineapple-cream-dessert.html.   (If you missed the article and wish to read what it was all about, visit:  https://thelittleyellowcornerstore.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-essence-of-spring-in-winter.html).

Also the question was raised as to the name of the flowers pictured in this article too.  The tall purple type flower is actually a perennial called Camassia Esculenta or known as Indian Hyacinth and, of course, the picture of the deep purple flower surrounded by the yellow marigolds are Petunias.  The last photo is what I believe to be another perennial, Aromatic Aster.






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24 comments:

  1. Very pretty tablescape! I just love the color blue so all these shades mixed together make me smile.

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  2. I love this. The denim covered eggs are so unique! All the details, textures, colors look so good! Do you make those decorated cookies? They’re too cute to eat!

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  3. Your Denim covered eggs are adorable. I never would have thought of using denim for Easter but you pulled it off. I too was wondering about the cookies...they are beautiful.

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  4. I am sitting here in denim as I type, having a denim sort of day!! I relate to your table, oh so well! I always feel more creative when I throw on my denim shirt and jeans. Love, love, love your flowered light denim tablecloth and flatware pockets!! The cookies are adorable! Have a wonderful Easter!🐣

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  5. Your Easter table is gorgeous! I love the denim theme, and I adore blue. The eggs you created are precious! It is always so much fun to be on these hops with you! Happy Spring!!!

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  6. Wonderful reflections about Easter. I'm amazed with your Easter eggs and napkins that you made.
    Your table looks festive but serene and your view is lovely. Those Easter cookies are adorable.

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  7. You definitely have a creative way to use denim in multiple ways to make a pretty Easter tablescape. Great ideas with many possibilities.

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  8. I don't know which of these ideas, I love the most...the eggs, cookies or the napkin pouches...great ideas, ty

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  9. Hi Marsha, I love how your flatware pockets turned out. Thanks for the shout-out! Happy to be joining you in the hop this week! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  10. I must admit I would have never thought of using denim for Easter, but it's totally delightful and the eggs are really cute! I can tell you had much fun putting this all together! The cookies are amazing! Total Easter fun!!
    Jenna

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  11. I like that you thought outside the box for Easter and used denim which turned out so lovely! The eggs are amazing as are the cookies! It was so fun to sit at your table this morning and to hop with you this week!

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  12. Your table with all of the denim elements is so unique for Easter, but does a great job of conveying the Easter feeling. I was touched by your story of taking the time to reflect and regroup as a "denim sort of day". I took that time on a recent cruise to take the time for reflection, it was good for the soul. Thank you for joining us again for another hop!

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  13. What a fun, unique and clever Easter table! Those denim eggs are really cute! You are one talented lady!

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  14. Marsha, denim is such a unique theme for Easter, and you've set a casual and inviting table that's as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans! I love the pitcher full of baby's breath and how you've displayed the yummy treats in a galvanized pan. And the DIY denim eggs are the perfect touch for the Easter and denim theme. Thanks for including the link for the no-bake pineapple dessert. I definitely want to try it out! It's a pleasure hopping with you. Happy Easter!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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  15. What a sweet take on an Easter table with great focus on what really matters. I adore your layering of patterns and love those little flatware pockets. Lovely job - a Blessed Easter to you!

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  16. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog post.

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  17. Adorable denim table for Easter Marsha! I’m loving that chick egg holder and sweet hatching chick cookies...too cute to eat! As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you, Happy April ♥

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  18. What a beautiful mix of blues and the denim eggs are definitely a standout. I think it's time I get handy with a needle and thread to make some flatware pockets. Enjoy the holiday!

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  19. Your table is so pretty! I love those denim eggs and the mix of blues! I made flatware pockets out of the actual pockets on blue jeans...it looks pretty and gives the table a little something different! Those cookies are just too cute! Hugs!

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  20. I love your denim table. And your "denim day" description. And the idea of setting aside a day for prayer and reflection before Easter Week.

    Pinned it! :)

    Blessings,
    Babychaser

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  21. I love all things denim! Your table is lovely and the touch of whimsy is just right too. Your cutlery pockets are so cute!The setting in front of the windows is so pretty. I like the egg stand too, so creative to cover the eggs in denim as well. It is lovely to be on the hop with you. Hugs and God bless.

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  22. Marsha, what a lovely table. The denim eggs are so creative and different. Love how you think. Love the flatware pockets. The egg hatching cookies are darling. Too cute Marsha. Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  23. It may be called casual, but there’s nothing casual about the obvious amount of effort and love that went into putting this together. ❤️

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  24. Your denim tablescape is lovely! The denim eggs are so creative and fun, and the cookies look adorable! The flatware pockets are so clever. I am so happy to be on this blog hop with you.

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