Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Celebration

We hosted family and friends for lunch on Easter, giving me the perfect excuse to set a pretty table (or three.) I had found the damask tablecloth ages ago at Home Goods, and the same store came through with napkins in turquoise and yellow at the eleventh hour, too. The birdhouse was a birthday gift from ma cousine Kinsey. I placed it on a cake pedestal atop some moss, along with some Robin's Egg candies.

Fellow serveware geeks will appreciate the beauty of the individual butter crocks I found on clearance at Sur La Table for $2.29.

The bunny statues were originally from Home Goods, too, but were even more of a steal from Goodwill!
I filled galvanized pails from the dollar aisle at Target with begonias from the local farm stand, replacing the original turquoise ribbon with yellow dotted ribbon from Michaels. Place cards were flowers cut from cardstock scraps (See? It's not hoarding; it's planning ahead!) with a Sizzix die. Turquoise ribbon from Michaels made the perfect narrow runner to tie the white tablecloths to the damask one.

The eggs were gorgeous but inedible, so rather than risk an unpleasant surprise for a dinner guest, I placed them (in the compote I found at the thrift shop for $4) at the front door. Favors for each child bought time until the Egg Hunt began, allowing the adults to finish eating. We had such a sunny Easter celebration, and I can't wait to do it again next year!


Happiness is... said...

Absolutely a wonderful celebration. Relaxed. Coordinated. You're my party hero.

So love the gift of having you as my dear friend. Who knew that it would be the best part of moving to Maryland? Only God.


Aunt Jenny Jen

The Salty Dogs said...

Without your help, Jenny Jen, it would have been a relaxed, coordinated affair with no food. Thanks as always!

xo back at ya!

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