Tablescape Tuesday: The Old Rugged Cross

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭18

As a follower of Jesus, Easter signifies more than just pastels, cute bunnies and plastic eggs. While those things are sweet and fun, (and I love to use them) there is much more to celebrate as we look to the event that all of history hinges on-the resurrection of Jesus Christ!  The days leading up to this death were ones of sorrow, grief, and agony.  But, there is good news-the best news-He is not dead, He is alive and he has defeated death!  Easter is a day that we gather as a family and fellowship around the table in our home!I chose a rustic cross as the centerpiece for this most
important celebration!
Butch has planted the rye grass in these small tins for many years.
Their pastel shades remind me of dyeing Easter eggs with my
Mother as a little girl!
 The cross is a new addition to my Easter collection!  So simple,
yet says so much!You have seen the creamy white china (charger, dinner plate,
cup and saucer) on Tablescape Tuesday quite often!  It is
“baroque” pattern by American Atelier.
 The bright green grass that was planted only ten days ago
symbolizes new life!

“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism
into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through
the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness
of life”

Romans 6:4
The embellished fabric eggs were placed in the cups at each place
setting.  Pretty pastels!
The tablecloth is a blue paisley print that provides a soft background! A simple and sweet setting! Small eggs were tucked into the grass.  I think we are going to have to
give the grass a haircut!Two pairs of candle stands add height to the table and ambiance
when the candles are lit!
The napkins are one of my “go-to’s” and the napkin rings
made by my friend, Joann have made another appearance
on Tablescape Tuesday!
 I am reminded of the old, rich hymn, the Old Rugged Cross
“…and I’ll cherish the Old Rugged Cross,
till my trophies at lat I lay down…

 …I will cling to the Old Rugged Cross, and exchange it
someday for a crown!…”May we celebrate our risen Lord, not only on Easter, but everyday!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

pam closing

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  1. Wilma says:

    Wonderful post ! The Old Rugged Cross is one of my favorite songs !
    Your tablescape is lovely.
    Yes, let’s celebrate He is Risen every day !

    Blessings to you,
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  2. Marsha says:

    I love the use of your rustic cross with an elegant setting. Your white dishes are absolutely gorgeous. Your cross really makes a statement and is a wonderful reminder of what Easter means. I was looking for the crown of thorns decor piece that Hobby Lobby carried and would make a nice decoration piece along side your type of cross, but they are all gone. Together, it would make a centerpiece that simply summarizes Jesus’s death and resurrection. Have a blessed Easter.

    • Marsha, thank you so much for reading and commenting with such gracious words. I found the cross at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, but they were sold out of most of their Easter decor! Wishing you a joyful Easter! Pam

  3. plutrell says:

    I grew up with my mother singing this hymn to me…it will always be special for many reasons. I love this table…and I really love the dishes…where are they from? Have a Blessed Easter and as always thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Pam says:

    Beautiful Easter tablescape! The rustic cross is perfect in your centerpiece! The grass in the pastel containers is a wonderful idea! Have a great Easter!


  5. Cindy says:

    I love your beautiful tablescape! It speaks such a sweetness. I love your rustic cross too. Yes our Lord is alive! Happy Easter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. lulu says:

    As I read your post I hear the hymn of the same name playing in my head. It is still one of my favorites though regretfully it is not one typically sung at my church. Your table is full of memory and one where new memories will be created. Enjoy.

  7. Stephanie says:

    We serve a LIVING Savior – Hallelujah! Beautiful tablescape, dear Pam. I love the grass and the fact that it represents new life. It’s always a joy to visit you. Thank you for faithfully linking up with Roses of Inspiration – I truly appreciate it. Hugs to you!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    What a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Easter! I love the grass in the pretty pails. I have planted grass for years, but didn’t get around to it this year. I love watching it grow and the pretty green is such a significant reminder of the renewal of life! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing with SYC.

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