Thursday, April 4, 2013

Our Easter Table

The Easter season passed by so quickly
this is the first time I have been able to share
 my Easter tablescape with Blogland.

I went with an earthy, muted and natural table this time.

The skinny little bunny salt and pepper shakers were thrilled
to be asked back again this year!

We had to host in our eat-in kitchen because
we're having work done  in the formal dining room.
The grand piano is sitting where the dining table should be
so there was no getting around that arrangement this year!

Sorry about the lighting - no real time to fuss as there was much 
to do after church to get things ready for our dinner!

As things were baking, cooking and brewing I tried to capture some
pics before the guests were to arrive!

I am just glad I remembered to take them!

We had six this year: the two of us;
Eldest daughter and her husband plus
Youngest daughter and her new boyfriend.

(This is the first time he'd dined with us here.)

I ♥ my Williams-Sonoma bunny napkin rings.

They're discontinued-
 but would sure love to locate a few more!

Our menu:

Ham with sweet pineapple glaze and baked pineapples
Herbed turkey breast
Yams - carrots - green beans
Scalloped au Gratin Potatoes
Cranberry sauce (we eat it year 'round)
Deviled eggs (Youngest daughter made them this year)
Hot dinner rolls
Strawberry cheesecake
Coffee and tea

The table in the kitchen is  much smaller than the
large dining table we have so the centerpiece
had to be small and low.

This nest favorite did the trick perfectly.

Mismatched collections of old silverplate flatwear 
is one of my favorite looks on a holiday table.

Works as well with a casual table as it does with a formal setting.

After dinner we played Apples to Apples-
one of the most fun family games we play.

We did have a wonderful visit, and it was over
much too soon for my liking!

Round chargers: Pottery Barn
Square chargers: Home Goods
Dinner plates: Ateliere
Salad bunny plates: Hallmark seasonal 
Napkin rings bunny: Williams-Sonoma
Cups and Saucers: antique unmarked
Napkins: homemade
Place card holders: Hallmark many years ago
Leaded crystal candlestick holders: Mikasa

As always thank you for your visit!




  1. Your table is absolutely beautiful, Michele! It's both elegant and whimsical at the same time. The details...the bunny napkin rings, S & P's and place cards are such a nice spring touch. So happy you had a wonderful day!


  2. Your table looks so beautiufl. I love the soft colors and the mixed patterns of the flatware, so pretty. Your nest centerpiece is gorgeous, just the perfec thing for the table. It really looks lovely and the menu sounds soooooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

  3. Sweet! I love those bunny rings too! Love all the soft colors. Those are wonderful big windows in your kitchen. Wow! I'd love that much room for a table in my kitchen!

  4. Don't you love being able to pull out those once a year treasures to display on a table? Your "informal-eat in the kitchen" table was perfect! I confess I've not seen your formal tables as of yet, but this worked wonderfully! Cant wait to see more from you!

    Miss Mindy
    The Howell Blessings

  5. Beautiful, elegant, and soft table. I loved all of it.

  6. Congratulations! You set a wonderful table and created elegance with such a natural and casual touch that I'm sure the to-be son in love appreciated and will remember for years.
    Happy Easter!

    P.S. I run away from mismatched pieces and mixed patterns usually, but now I see I didn't know the right way to do it. Perfect! And the colors very soothing...

  7. A beautiful table and another recommendation for Apples to Apples. It's on my short list.

    How nice to have the newcomer at the table. I'm sure that he felt very much at home at that lovely table.

  8. Everything looks so beautiful Michele... menu sounds delicious... i'm sure it was a wonderful time...Mary

  9. Your table looks beautiful, Michele. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. How did you like the newest table member?;>) xo Diana

  10. So pretty and Springy looking, Michele! I love those napkin rings! I was looking for something like them {and place card holders}, but had no luck. My Easter table post is going up tomorrow, so I'm a little late to the parade myself. : )

  11. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape and everything looks so beautiful for Easter! and your menu sounds delicious. I also love your dishes sweet.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape " April Showers" I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  12. What a beautiful pastel the mismatched silver.

  13. I love the menu you served! Sounds like a wonderful day. I think your table setting was very pretty. I like all of the pastels you used.

  14. The table looks beautiful! You did a great job!
    I have Apples to Apples. We haven't played in a long time. I just bought another one someone said was good...too bad I can't remember the name, lol!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  15. Michele,
    your table is so pretty..I love having this much room in your kitchen.....we have NO room for a table in our kitchen...every meal is in the dining glad to meet you and find your I am happily following...thanks for visiting me..
    Love, Mona

  16. Hi Michelle,
    Love your beautiful and sweet spring table. I used a bird's nest too,
    this year.............

    We play apples to apples too, it is a fun game. this year we have a new
    grand daughter so she is our entertainment as we all fight to hold her.

    Lovely table hon, enjoyed it very much.
    Blessings, Nellie

  17. Hi,
    Wow, I adore the pastel dishes. It is so eye friendly, cozy and so lovable.

    I am envious of your kitchen. I have a petité house that I can't even put my side table.

    Love everything.

    Happy week-end ahead.
    /CC girl

  18. Oh Michele, your table looked gorgeous! I love the bunny napkin rings and the soft colored plates.

  19. A great spread, gorgeous tablewares, and I absolutely adore how you thoughtfully "source" everything for us. Thanks, Michele! It's the next best thing to being there. (And I will be on the lookout for those bunny napkin rings for you. I love to have "personal shopping" assignments on behalf of friends!)

  20. P.S. Thank you for enlightening me with the great comments on my Halle's Department Store post today! I *love* knowing all those great stories you shared, so thank you for sharing them!

  21. Hi Michele
    Your table for Easter was lovely with a menu of yummy food.

  22. your dishes are so pretty Michelle. I love the bunny plates and their pretty pastel colors. They look like candy. The birds nest made a lovely centerpiece.

  23. Your home is so lovely. You set such a beautiful table, you make everything look so pretty, always enjoy looking at your photos. Glad you had a nice Easter with your family.

  24. Beautiful table, Michele! I love the nest centerpiece, the pretty, soft color of the dishes, and the mismatched silver plate. Your menu sounds delicious. I need to get that game to play at our next family gathering. xo

  25. Michele,

    It is so pretty and I am so glad you shared it! I love the little bunnies!


  26. Lovely post and beautiful table setting.
    Thanks for your message about my email. I cannot for the life of me, figure out how to add it on the Contact Me. I do have my email listed on my blog on the right hand side bar.
    Appreciate you letting me know.

  27. Love the dishes and the table looked so good. So glad that your family could join you. Tanks so much for sharing your post. Have a wonderful weekend.

  28. Michele, this is a gorgeous table! I love the soft pastels and the layering of your plates. The nest is the perfect centerpiece for you my sweet friend! We love playing Apple to Apples too. I'm sure the new boyfriend felt right at home.

  29. Oh, Michele, your dinner table is really sweet! I love the pastels and those bunny plates are darling! The nest centerpiece is perfect for Easter and springtime. Just lovely, my friend! Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings and hugs,

  30. Gorgeous- and welcoming! Love the wicker chargers, Michele :)

  31. I'm glad you were still able to set a table and a beautiful one at that!!


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