Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Tablescapes 2017


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
ultra feminine tea partyish girlie pretty floral china,
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!


~Michele


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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful,
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

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  2. Your tables look so beautiful, Michele. Love the Noritake and your sweet, painted glasses. Your menu sounds delicious, too. Glad your Easter was filled with lovely blessings. Hugs xo Karen

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  3. My heart is going pitter patter over that gorgeous china, Michele! The painted goblets are so lovely, too, and both tables look so beautiful. I know you had a wonderful Easter, filled with family and blessings.

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  4. Your tablescape took my breath away, sweet friend, and oh, that menu has my mouth watering! I am with Kitty and my heart is going pitter patter over the gorgeous china {{smiles}}

    Love and hugs to you!

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  5. so pretty, I love those wonderful antique china settings! cute easy idea with the little "carrot" chocolate. glad you had a wonderful day!

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  6. Beautiful table, Michele and beautiful china! Love the pretty table runner, too. Your family must love coming to your home for Holidays.

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  7. What a pretty Easter table setting, Michele! Your scrumptious feast made my mouth water.

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  8. Beautiful! I love tablescape, and the menu was so mouthwatering..

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  9. Beautiful tablescape and I love the dishes, they are stunning. Sounds like a great menu with so many great dishes.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  10. I just told the guy guests -- three who hadn't been to our house before -- sorry, you just get pink when you come to dinner here!! I love your china. xo

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