Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Easter Table

Tablescape Thursday-Easter Table in Blue














Hubby carved the ham.








































Tablescape Thursday-Easter Table

Another Thursday-another tablescape! Many thanks to Susan from Between Naps On the Front Porch for being our hostess.

My tablescape this week is my Easter table last year. There were just five of us for dinner, but I always cook something for everyone. We had a traditional Easter ham, stir-fry vegetables, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit & of course-dessert! Dessert was a marvelous confection for the Dingeldein Bakery-my favorite bakery. It was a yellow cake with chocolate butter cream frosting with a bright orange tiger lily made from marzipan. My mom also made some great egg-shaped sugar cookies.


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Love blue, as you can tell! I used my everyday shadow-print tulip dishes. I spotted them years ago at TJ Maxx and my in-laws surprised me with them for our anniversary.

I also used my robin’s egg blue cased glass goblets. We filled paper mache egg halves with a gathered net buddle of candy at every place setting. My centerpiece was a quick put-together. I used a clear hurricane; put a small candle cup in the middle surrounded by excelsior & filled it with paper mache eggs. I sat a pillar candle on top of the candle cup to give it height. I found the wreath candle ring at Marshall’s. Surrounding the wreath are my little Lefton bunnies another gift from my mother-in-law. My mom brought the little rabbit place card holders. Easter is always a good time to use my spring-y Fitz & Floyd pieces like the platter & rabbit tea pot. My mom gave me an F & F candy dish as an Easter gift. The Endless summer Hydrangea was an Easter gift from my dad. We later planted it in the urn in the backyard-mom got one too! Hubby carved the ham and helped serve and clean up!

Yes that cauliflower is purple! I bought the orange variety too-just for fun! Everyone loves my stir-fry veggies. If I am in a hurry, I steam them slightly first. I then add a tablespoon olive oil to my skillet, toss in the veggies & about 2 tablespoons of Newman’s Own Original Recipe Salad Dressing & a teaspoon of Italian seasonings. I stir fry until my onion has just started to crisp at the edges and the other veggies are fork tender. That salad dressing is a staple in my kitchen-I also use it to marinate chicken.

Happy Tablescape Thursday, the bunny is on his way!















Hydrangea planted in the back yard.
Cheers!
Kate

15 comments:

Wanda said...

A very lovely table, I loved the cake and the hydrangea. The food sounds so yummie.

abeachcottage said...

what a lovely table for a gathering, gorgeous hydrangea too...

happy tablescaping!

Sarah

Martha said...

I love anything blue -- lovely table. And what a pretty hydrangea. You can control their color when you grow them in a pot so much better. A good menu as well. And love all your bunnies!

Lee Laurie said...

How pretty! I love it all! The cake was beautiful and I bet delicious too! Your dining room is gorgeous!

the wild raspberry said...

a lovely setting...the cake looks delicious.
i just love hydrangeas...
chasity

susan said...

I am in love with the bunny teapot!! I can't wait for the hyndrangeas to start blooming!

Chandy said...

I love it! What a gorgeous blue table! And the food is oh so yummy-licious!

Domestic Designer said...

I love the blue. I also love the bunny teapot...so cute! Have a great day!

Janie's World said...

Everything looks lovely! The blue hydrangea is beautiful.

Mama said...

Beautiful, love all your colours, your tablescape, the food, your flowers, your garden (stunning) and those bunnies are adorable. Happy TT, Kathy.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

pretty table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the bunny pitcher! I have a thing for bunnies lately & I always have a thing for pitchers. The hydrangea is fabulous. Great tablescape.

Cass @ That Old House said...

The bunnies ... what can I say? They are so darling.

Very pretty table and ummmm that cake! Lovely setting, lovely meal to celebrate Easter.

Cass

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely table, Kate! That blue is one of my favorite colors, and the cake and food looks delicious!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful table...love that color blue! Your china is so pretty and I love the adorable bunny pitcher! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tablescape...complete with yummy food!:-) Susan