The Easter table is a very special dinner at my home.
Dignified and joyous, Easter is my very favorite holiday. Pastels, crystal and silver with old family china. I love to set this dinner table and I love to share it with friends and family.
Silver trays are used as chargers, not one matches but they are lovely.
My great Aunt's china with all its wonderful colors that match my dining room and you cannot imagine the wonderful side dishes this china pattern has.... one day I must show you. For now, this is the teapot.
The Pottery Barn egg cloches
I will put surprise egg place cards under the cover, right now, I have a plastic egg in the cup.
They are so pretty...
I have this beautiful vintage cemetery basket. Wicker and filled with a tin liner. I love using it at Easter as it reminds us of the empty grave. I wanted the biggest peonies for the table. But sadly they are not in season. So I use a trick that lets me set a table well in advance.... silk flowers. I know but look how real they look?
The green hydragenas are almost the same color as the table. Silk flowers get a bad wrap but they let you get flowers that are out of season and you can reuse them in many other arrangements. Also I can set the centerpiece several weeks in advance. I could never do that with real flowers. I will add real flowers for the brunch table.
I also added a big soft pink bow and my favorite chocolate bunny at the center. He looks real too but he is just in charge of the table.
My everyday silver, I actually throw it in the dishwasher.
Little bunnies dot the table.... on the butter plate.
Or on the napkin. ..
I didn't have enough bunnies so the boys are getting pewter rings... sad but true.
This tablecloth is gorgeous and does set a wonderful base for the table.
Now we need a big gorgeous ham, all the children, Easter hats, smocked baby outfits and some friends and family.... Ready for dinner
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, Jann at Share your Cup Thursdays , Cuisine Kathleen and the Style Sisters.