It's my favorite time of year to set the table -- the Easter dinner table. I love picking out flowers, coordinating the napkins, choosing china and crystal -- it's the only time of the year that I do a "tablescape". This year, I found inspiration early, in an email from Jenny Hobick, advertising her spring collection.
Image from www.jennysteffens.com
I just love that centerpiece. The crisp, fluffy white hydrangeas against the bright daffodils, along with the texture of the wicker wrapped vase. Once I'd decided on the centerpiece, the rest fell into place.
After a few years of using some of my more casual dishes and vintage glasses, I decided to come back to our wedding china and crystal. The white and silver look so pretty in contrast to the yellow.
To balance out the formality of the china, I used my large glass hurricanes with chunky candles and a wire wrapped pottery container that I got years ago from Southern Living at Home (I miss that company. Loved their stuff.) I also included (on Hope's advice :) ) the mossy mini chick and bunny that I picked up last year.
For the final touch, I pulled out my Cricut and made placecards using their Tablescapes Spring & Summer images (free this week!) and a gorgeous calligraphy font that I found online.
We are having a very traditional Easter menu this year -- Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, Crescent Rolls and the Butterfly Cake that Hope & I make every year. Glenn's aunt, uncle & cousins will be in town, so they are coming over in the afternoon for cake and an egg hunt.
I hope that I'll be able to post more in the next few weeks. I have found some inexpensive sources for blue and white porcelain that I want to share and more!