Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Annalee Easter-Tablescape Thursday

I told you in a past post about my collection of Annalee Dolls. I got my first one from my grandmother when I was a child and for several years they were something I couldn't get enough of. I rarely put them out for holidays anymore. But you know how it is...blogging makes us dig out all of our old treasures. They used to be very hard to find, but now I see them often at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods. Most of my Annalee's are Christmas related, but I have a few Easter ones that I thought I'd share with you today.

I thought carrot plates were well-suited to a table full of rabbits. The placemats and napkins are from Macy's. The flatware is my every day stainless. It is hard to see that there is a vintage crystal salad plate on top of the carrot plate. The carrot plates are the pattern Fresh Vegetables by Tabletops Unlimited. I found them and their siblings (tomato, eggplant and corn) in my in-laws garage on cleaning day. The crystal I've had several years.

Without the salad plate.

There is an Annalee duck all decked out in her Easter bonnet.

We also have the strawberry bunnies.

A little Annalee lamb is hiding under the tulips.

My husbad just happened to bring me carrot colored tulips on Monday.

All Annalee dolls have handpainted faces. This bunny has a slightly evil look!
My candlelight shots just weren't working on this tablescape.

A little boy bunny is wrapped around the stemware.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Please go see her and all the wonderful table settings that are linked from her page.


Julie said...

Love your Table...So Pretty

Jeanette said...

Your tanle is lovely but you are right, Annalee has a wicked look!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Those dolls are fabulous! I have never seen those before. Beautiful table:-)

Jenglamgirl said...

I think its all super duper springy darling! JUST LOVE IT! the one Annalee doll in red and white doesn't look evil! Maybe the one in pink was jealous of her... ha! LOVE IT! jgg

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your table Sue! Those plates are just so cute and the bunnies add so much whimsy!
Very Fun! Cindy

Style Sisters said...

Cute plates! Darling doll. My mom had some like that she used for Christmas. Very cute.


Sandra said...

Hi Sue. Those dolls are precious. I've never seen those dolls before. I think the evil looking one was just mad. Maybe she didn't have enough sleep? ;)

Mimi said...

I love your table, cute the fabulous dolls.

Holly said...

I never knew what those dolls were called...I am pretty sure we (as in my mom and dad) have a Christmas one somewhere. I really like the carrot plates. Your table is very happy and springy...except the candlelight pic make the bunny look evil (I wouldn't have thought that if you wouldn't have said it about his face - sorry!)

Patty Benedict said... you know I also collect Annalee dolls BUT mine are Halloween. I gave my 3 Easter ones to my daughter Annie so she can start her own Annalee collection!Wonderful spring posting!!!!
Bugs & hisses

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
How lovely that you still have your Annalee doll that your grandmother gave you.. or are these the replacements.. either way.. it must bring back wonderful memories for you... they certainly brighten up your easter table.. take care.. xx Julie

Sue said...

I like it, the dolls, the dishes, and the carrot colored tulips. All my table has on it is dust.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The little bunnies are so cute and what a gorgeous tablescape Love the dishes. Everything is just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. P. said...

Sue...I just love those carrot plates. What a darling table :)


Red Couch Recipes said...

I used to crave Annalee dolls; especially the Christmas carolers. I love your carrot plates. Joni

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful tablescape Sue! I love that you were able to incorporate your sweet dolls into it, and those tulips are just gorgeous!

Kat :)

dee dee said...

What a sweet Easter Table! I've never heard of the Annalee dolls before, but your collection is amazing! (Even the evil bunny!)
Beautiful tulips!
Dee Dee

Sherry said...

So cute. Love the dolls. Yes, blogging has had a lot of my treasures out and they got cleaned!!LOL Love the carrot plates also.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, everything about your adorable table makes me smile. It is just so full of joy. I love it.

Barb ♥

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love it Sue! You and your slightly evil looking bunny! :)

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
The plates are perfect with all the bunnies you've featured. I know almost nothing about doll collecting, but the Annalees sound interesting.

Thank you for your visit and the kind comment you left for me. It's always a pleasure to hear from you.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Torie Jayne said...

Great tablescape, I love the carrot plates! Have a sweet day!

Kathleen said...

You are so right about blogging making us drag out our treasures. I never heard of Anna lee till I saw them in blogland, and now I spot them in HG and other places.
Blogging is so educational! What a great Easter setting, so cute..
Those AL are wonderful!

Patriotic Mom said...

Sue, what cute faces on those Annalee dolls. I don't think I have ever seen them before. Very cute tablescape! Joan