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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our Easter Sunday Table

Today I thought I would share with you our Easter Sunday table.  I'm loving blues and greens and chose to keep with those colors.   There were 9 of us all together and I set places for eight.  Our young grandson usually sits in someone's lap.  

In the center of the table I placed a round white serving bowl that sits on a metal carrier.  In that I put an Easter rabbit, grass and pastel colored eggs.  The rabbit is so cute.  I have had it for several years. 
On the back of the rabbit is a glass vase to fill with flowers or greenery.  I chose a white daisy and some purple small flowers.   

For a tablecloth I relied again on my painters drop cloth.  I used blue placements purchased on clearance from Pier One.

I used white dishes that I have had forever, purchased at Wal-Mart. On top of those I used clear glass dishes for our salad plate.

The green napkins were a gift from a friend.  The silver was a gift from my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary.  I love to use these on special occasions!  The old-fashioned goblets were a gift from my Mom.

The napkin rings were a gift many, many years ago.  I haven't used them much as the initial is for my first name, not my last name.  Sorta odd I think!

For a fun touch and to add more color, I put these darling vintage aqua glass dishes my Mother recently gave me.  These were from her collection that she no longer was using.  At one time she had these hung on a wall along with some other plates.  It was very striking.  I believe they originally were to be used as coasters.  I placed them at each setting and filled them with Easter candy.

The first shots I took only had 3 pieces of candy.  Before the family arrived I added  more as seen in the picture above.

A bigger view of the table.

By the way, I hope to paint these cane-back chairs with white chalk paint soon!  Stay tuned to see the results.

Our Menu for the Day:

Spiral-sliced Ham
Fresh Aspargus
Macaroni and Cheese
Broccoli Oriental Salad
Peach Cobbler and Ice Cream
Easter Cupcakes

Can you say Yum?  My mouth is watering again just typing that!  I have to show you the cute cupcakes our daughter made.  And they are displayed so nicely on this cupcake holder!

And a close-up view.

It was beautiful day to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.  We began the day at church being inspired by stirring music and and an inspiration message.  We then had our family dinner followed by an Easter egg hunt for the grand children.  I thank God that He makes life sweet.  

How about you?  What was your Easter Sunday like? 

Thanks for stopping by!  I love to read your comments, so do share!  Libby~

I'm linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch 


  1. Beautiful tablescape, Libby, and delicious sounding menu!
    He is Risen Indeed!!

  2. Love that little bunny, Libby! He looks perfect in the bowl of eggs. Those blue dishes are gorgeous and they work so well with this tablescape.

  3. Beautiful. The colors are so pretty and airy.
    My mouth is watering for those cupcakes too. Looks like both our daughters made cupcakes thta day. ;)
    Glad you enjoyed your Easter.

  4. Your table is so pretty Libby. I look forward to hearing about your experience with chalk paint.

  5. Your table is just beautiful!! I am not usually a "blue" person but I love your color scheme. Those glass dishes from your mother are stunning!! Dinner sounds delicious. It sounds like a wonderful day!

  6. Love your table! I am usually not much of a blue person, but your table is beautiful. I love those blue glass plates your mother gave you! The color is amazing.

    Your dinner menu is making me hungry! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!