Tablescape “Monday”: New Life

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.
This he set aside, nailing it to the cross”
Colossians 2:13-14

As we enter Holy Week, we are faced with two events that changed all of history…the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Our thoughts and attention are focused on his brutal death on Good Friday, and shifted over to the one thing that gives us life…the resurrection of Jesus Christ, where sin is forever defeated!  It seems as though creation rejoices with us as we look around to see the Bradford Pear trees exploding with white blooms, the forsythia’s golden stems of sunshine, and the daffodil’s happy faces!  As these things bring forth beauty and new life to our earth, may the new life we have been given in Christ be pleasing as we offer ourselves back to Him!

I love the bright sunny color of the forsythia and wanted to use it on a tablescape before the blooms were gone!


The focal point of the setting is a rustic cross that I placed on a wood slice!


The border of the salad plate repeats the yellow of the forsythia!


A rustic bark napkin ring!

The water hyacinth placements added texture to the tablescape!

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

The Details:
Dinner Plates – Johnson Bros. “Willow”
Placemats/Salad Plates – Tuesday Morning
Stemware –
Flatware – Cambridge
Wood Slice – TJ Maxx
Cross/Vases – Hobby Lobby

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  1. Randy Hogue says:

    Luv ur pics & comments Pam. You’re very gifted. Speaking of new life; 138 saved in meetings last week in Maryland!

  2. Cindy says:

    Just Beautiful! Praise Jesus Christ! The true meaning of Easter! So hard to really comprehend what he endured to save all of us! Thank you Jesus ! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter celebration! Cindy

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thank you, Cindy and all glory, honor, and praise belongs to Him! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter!

  3. Kim says:

    I kept trying to get here yesterday, and I’m so glad I finally made it over. I love your tablescape and everything it represents! Your yellow-rimmed salad plates are gorgeous with the Forsythia! I wish you a blessed Easter week.

  4. Carole says:

    What an inspiration your blog is. If everyone could realize that there would be no christmas without an Easter for He was born only so He could die for us. Thank you so much for the scriptures you send out everyday

    • Everyday Living says:

      Carole, what encouraging words this morning! Thank you for taking the time to comment! Wishing for you and yours a beautiful celebration of our resurrected Lord and Savior!

  5. Spring is definitely in bloom at your house Pam! I LOVE the bright forsythia with those gorgeous yellow rimmed plates. Your rustic cross on the wood slice with moss is the perfect centerpiece for Easter week~

    • Everyday Living says:

      Judy, thanks so much! I really wanted the cross to be the centerpiece, after all it is central to all of history and eternity! Happy Easter!

  6. FABBY says:

    Beautiful table which represent what the spirit of Lent is all about… and yet is elegant and the pops of yellow from the plates and flower makes it a happy setting.
    I love the cross and all your added rustic elements.
    Have a serene Good Friday and a happy Easter of Resurrection.

  7. Laura says:

    You continue to amaze us with your beautiful tablescapes.
    Have a blessed Easter.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us all at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are so glad you are here!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Katie, thank you for your gracious words. My dining room has been red for 12 years, and I probably will lighten it up in the next few months, but I have really enjoyed it! I just love color!

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