Hey everyone! Hope y'all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We had such a great time. Some very good friends from Washington state spent the weekend with us, and some very good friends from Utah joined us for Easter day. The three of us ladies all graduated high school together, so it was a "mini-reunion!" We are all still married to our "originals," and all the hubbies get along really well, too.
I am so terrible about taking pictures during gatherings, so I made a point of taking a few of our table settings prior to our guests' arrival. Hope you don't mind if I share them.
We don't often eat in our dining room, but I'd love to change that; so I set our Easter table with my sweet MIL's china and silverware.
My simple centerpiece until the food arrived. I cut out some little bunny shapes, glued them together with a shish kabob skewer, & poked these little cuties into a couple of faux boxwood spheres & added a small white pompom bunny tail.
HERE is a post I did about this sweet china.
The toile runner, placemats & napkins were perfect. I've had this set for years and got them from Tuesday Morning -- they were made by Waverly.
Even 65+ people need to channel their inner child sometimes, and what better way than with bunnies hopping around & egg cups filled with jelly beans & Cadbury Eggs......yummy!
I found the little bunny cards on a free download HERE.
Our menu was Spiral Cut Ham from Costco (best we've ever had), rustic mashed potatoes, sweet baby green peas, rolls and THIS Super Lemon Bundt Cake. It was all so delicious!
Our Washington friends arrived on Saturday afternoon, so I had a simple meal planned -- Lasagne, fresh baby greens salad, Italian bread & Blueberry Crumble in mason jars -- which required a simple table setting.
Aren't these cute? I got the recipe HERE, but I left out the mint and topped them with Cool Whip.
I bought the tablerunners & cute striped napkins from World Market on sale.
The napkins & tablerunners work so well with all of my Fiestaware colors.
I'll be using these a lot!
And finally, some lovelies from TJ's.
I hope all of you had a great weekend and are getting your first week in April off to
a grand start!
Oh, Carol. Everything is just lovely. It is funny- when we do gatherings here at my house I rarely take pictures because I am always so busy. When we go somewhere else I get plenty of shots. You were smart to take all those "befores". I rarely even remember to do that! xo DianaReplyDelete
Everything looks wonderful! Your lemon bunt cake looks yummy too! I am the same way, once I get everything ready folks are usually arriving and I don't get pictures of the table settings.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Oh Carol, I'm so happy that you enjoyed time with your long time friends! That is such a wonderful testimony to have remained close for so very many years!! Your table setting are fun and I love those little bunny cards! Have a super week! Blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a great time. How nice to be able to enjoy your friends company during Easter. Love, love your table settings!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to spend Easter weekend! That china really is beautiful and I love those bunny cards!ReplyDelete
Your decor always looks so good! Do I spy Cadbury eggs in the cups?? Those are my fave! We don't eat in our dining room that often either. Actually, unless we have people over we don't eat at our breakfast table all that much. We eat at the island.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you had a lovely holiday weekend, Carol. Your table setting is so pretty! I also want to eat in my dining room more often, I think we should make a pact. :)ReplyDelete
Carol, you set the most festive tables! I am coming over!! ;)ReplyDelete
Your table looks so festive, and I love those crumbles in the mason jars -- great idea! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! :)ReplyDelete
You were a busy stager this past weekend with those gorgeous table settings!! I hope you made an extra blueberry dessert for me.ReplyDelete
Absolutely perfect Carol!!! I'm sure your Easter was a happy one!ReplyDelete
So pretty, you were a busy stager and you did good! Your Easter had to be great!ReplyDelete
Love the striped runners and napkins! Such pretty tablescapes!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful setting for an Easter feast, Carol. Your dinner dishes are so pretty and the napkins complement them perfectly!! So glad you got to see your friends from high school; what a treat!ReplyDelete
Hey Carol! I love the toile and that cute metal tray with the rooster is so cute! Hope you had a wonderful Easter :)ReplyDelete