Friday, April 2, 2010

The Easter Table

Whether you are a celebrator of Easter or just a fan of Spring, there is no excuse like a sunny day for a get together. This weekend, as my family and I prepare to welcome a season of re-birth, I am looking for ideas for my breakfast and dinner table!


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Nothing says "Hello Spring!" like pulling up the shades, drawing back the curtains and letting the sunlight decorate the room.  This Sunday, I plan to allow the outdoors in with a little help from some squeaky clean windows and a few blossoms on my breakfast table.

 

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I love the idea of a layered table complete with charger, main course dish, and a fruit plate.  The tiny cup of blooms is just a token charm that says "I love you, please sit here!".




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What better centerpiece for Easter than a beautiful bowlful of eggs!  Love that.



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In my little Jewel Box Home, we don't have a separate dining area.  We feast on breakfast, lunch and dinner right at the good old kitchen table.  But I try my best to make it special for Easter dinner by formalizing things a bit.  Nothing says "Special Occasion" like freshly ironed linens to dress the dinner table.   



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I am a huge fan of flowers on the table.  Whether plucked from the flowering bush outside the front door or purchased at the neighborhood florist, my special tables feel naked without a blossom of some kind.  

 

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Bring the outdoors in with twigs and blooms with a few artificial eggs on a lovely springtime table runner.  Lovely!



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The simplest, yet most whimsical idea of all that I will definitely be borrowing for our Easter Feast is a purchased chocolate bunny with a little name card at each placesetting!  Won't my girls love that?

Hoppy Easter!

~Amber  

1 comment:

Eva B. said...

Gorgeous post! I am looking for Easter inspiration, and it looks like i found it! Beautiful.