Hope your Easter was wonderful!
Ours certainly was.
I am "hippity hopping" in to share a few pics
of my Easter tablescapes this year.
I showed you one I had planned on using a few posts ago -
but the day before Easter I received the final tally
and 12 peeps were expected for our luncheon -
so that earlier 4-top tablescape wasn't going to work this time!
I have a complete set for 12 in this pretty spring/summer
Noritake china, so I used it.
I try not to force the manly men of my family to eating off my
but since this is all kept upstairs in a china cabinet I chose it.
My broken toe and aching feet appreciated it at least.
I put cute chocolate carrot-shaped Lindt chocolate
candy favors at each place setting.
I used my hand-painted garden water goblets
on the kitchen tablescape.
I have only 8 Noritake teacups and saucers to this set
and I didn't think to set them out at the adult places
before I snapped these pics.
I wish I had, they're my favorite part of any china sets!
The above pics are in the kitchen, the below pics are from the dining room.
Sorry it was so dark and that I was in such a hurry.
I used gold chargers and gold flat ware in the dining room,
and green straw chargers and vintage silverplate in the kitchen.
I only have a set of 6 gold flatware.
I think I need to buy another set.
I think my husband would beg to differ. : - )
Regular chargers don't fit well on my slender kitchen table
when I have six place settings there - gets too crowded.
Easter feast was a bit of a pot luck:
Sweet Glazed ham with pineapple
Lasagna (hey, I married an Italian and so did my sister!)
Cheesy potatoes (because my family is Irish!)
Mixed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, squash)
Salad (youngest daughter brought - (w/ homemade croutons and dressing)
Dinner rolls and whipped butter
My sister had two big parties last weekend so I told her to just bring wine.
She always cooks something everytime I host, but I wasn't having it this time.
My brother's stroke has been MOST hard on her.
Just saying she needed a break! Took her some convincing, too.
My eldest daughter brought 2 yummy desserts -
a Boston Cream Pie and Key Lime Pie
I made a carrot cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting.
I snapped a pic of the feast table but I take crappy foodie pics, so I am not sharing, haha.
As it turned out, my daughter Katie brought me beautiful cut tulips
from her garden that I ended up using on my kitchen tablescape,
and my eldest daughter Evelyn brought me dark pink tulips
for my dining table, THEN my brother brought gorgeous Easter lilies!
I was overwhelmed by these generous blessings!
I just get so upset when I forget to get pics -
I wish I could share how perfect they looked on these tables...
much much better than what I had before they arrived!
I shall try and share pics of them in my next post at least,
before they lose their beauty.
Perhaps even for teatime. ♥
Anyway, Easter is such a wonderful joyous season.
I hope it lingers in our souls all year, as intended.
God bless each and every one of you!
As always, thank you for stopping by!