The star of our Easter table this year is the centerpiece. This holiday is bittersweet at our house. Last Easter I was in Florida having a steak from Outback Steakhouse, in styrofoam, on the patio at the rehab center with my parents. We knew at that point that my mom had cancer, but she was happily eating her meal and looking forward to going home and starting chemo. A few weeks later she was gone. My mother-in-law was having Easter with my husband's sister and her family here in Illinois. The flowers are from a larger bouquet that we had at the memorial service for my mother-in-law on Monday. When I look at the beauty in the flowers, I will remember the beautiful women who are still very much with us in spirit this year.
I made my arrangement in the vintage blue vase that some of you may remember from other tablescapes. It is one of a pair, my sister and I each have one. They were a wedding gift to our parents in the 40's. I loved the soft blue with the pale blue stemware and the pastels in the egg shaped placemats.
The table is casual this year. I have it set for 6, but there will only be 3 of us. My daughter is coming home for Mother's Day this year and working on Easter. I haven't decided if I will cook, or if we will go out to eat. Cooking for 3 isn't all that fun.
The dinner plates I've had for years. They are Crate and Barrel. The petal shaped salad plates are Walmart...plastic.
Pastel plaid napkins add to the softness of the table and are a resting place for Wm Rogers and Son silverplate flatware that I've used on many tables.
I filled a Lenox compote and a silver one with eggs in shades of blue-green. My moss rabbit seems to be trying to get to the huge foil wrapped eggs.
Vintage Easter postcards are a conversation piece on the table.
Candlelight brings a soft glow to the table.
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday
Please take time to visit her this week.
I'm certain the tables will be beautiful.