Monday, March 27, 2023

Easter on the Farmtable and Vintage Ephemera

Hi Friends, I thought I'd share a quick refresh for Easter out on the farmtable, and a sweet little vintage card that reminds me of Easter graphics from when I was little in the late 50's. Yes, truly vintage!

I filled up my wooden ice cream bucket last month with faux narcissus, pussy willows, and some mossy sticks. I knew I would use that combination in the bucket for at least a couple of months during early Spring. I also changed up my table linens I was using as a layered runner that I had used during "winter". I changed it for a caramel colored grainsack on top of a nubby linen tablecloth folded in half lengthwise (one of my fun tablerunner hacks)

My very handsome Mr. Bunns is overseeing the vignette with his pastel polka dot necktie.  I think he may be eyeing the tulips. I read where rabbits eat the leaves, deer love the flower buds, and rodents eat the bulbs. A blooming tulip is indeed a small miracle.

Here's the little Birthday card that I found at a flea market years ago. Of course it has a lamb on it pulling a cart. Too cute to pass up for this March baby. Here is another grouping of the white real-touch tulips in an antique ironstone pitcher. I have these same tulips on the mantel in the hearth room.

I've found myself using the whitewashed breadboard as a base when using the ice cream bucket for a floral arrangement. It makes a seasonal vignette super easy as it corrals smaller pieces and gives a cohesive look.

Here's a look at last year's Easter Farmtable Vignette...

I wanted to share how easy it is to add a fun little tea towel into almost any vignette. And since Spring is here and Easter is in a couple of weeks, I thought a vignette with an old florist basket would be the perfect spot for a kitchen or table centerpiece display. I had this on the table, but it would work on your kitchen counter or island for a quick and easy nod to Easter. I have a few old "paper church fans" and thought this one was particularly appropriate for Easter.

One of my moss bunnies is here in the vintage floral basket with a spring-green organza ribbon. A linen bird towel and an old "cottage" tea towel are tucked in here. Using vintage wicker and  a small bouquet of faux tulips and spring flowers is in one of my ironstone pitchers. 

And two years ago I created a display using vintage dishes in seasonal decor. Bunns is hanging around that year too.

Most of us who love vintage also love to decorate with vintage dishes. I've always found antique and vintage dishes to be a wonderful way to add charm and color to any seasonal decor. When I started selling vintage items at fleas and vintage markets I fell hard for transferware, and really any vintage and antique china and dishes. Since then I started collecting bits and pieces of mostly transferware when I could find them; mostly when they were at an affordable price.

Here'a another post from that spring season on the farm table; A Touch of Spring in the Garden Room, where I used the vintage crate and a few other spring accessories, including a favorite contemporary garden book, In and Out of the Garden by Sara Midda.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
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  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. It is all beautiful and so full of Spring. Love it all. That little vintage lamb card is so sweet too. Happy Sunday Debra. Have a great start to the new week. Hugs. Kris

    1. thanks so much Kris. Hope you're having some warmer sunny weather this week! xoxo

  2. This is so pretty, Debra. I love the use of your ephemera. I have postcards I use but the sweet greeting cards are especially charming. It looks like spring has come to life here and I adore it!

    1. Thanks Jeanie, I think I've saved most of my cards, at least since adulthood. I just love the graphics from that time. Happy week!

  3. How unusual, for me, to see that vintage card. I have the exact same one, that I received for my birthday when I was 7 years old in 1946. I kept it all of these years, it is the only card I have from that time period, mailed to me from my Uncle, who lived in the "big" city of St.Paul, MN. (big city to me) Back in the day, it was a special occasion any day, for a child to get anything in the mail, and it still holds a special place in my heart. Times have changed, haven't they...

    1. Hi Bonnie, what a sweet and amazing "coincidence" of this being the same card you received. I checked for a date on the back and couldn't find one, no publishing markings either. Thanks so much for sharing this. Makes little pieces like this so special and precious. Happy Easter to you!

  4. Love this, I began a small collection of vintage linens recently. So much detail and care went into them, something I wish we saw more of today. Thank you for sharing Debra.

  5. What an incredible post. I really like it and enjoyed a lot. Thanks and keep sharing.


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