When we finally get to sit down to Easter "dinner" at our house, it will be after months planning and intense musical rehearsals, which will have culminated in a 1 1/2 hour long celebration service at our church. We will be exhilarated and exhausted at the same time, so as much as I want our lunch to be special, it also needs to be simple. I really wanted to do something "fancy," but I kept leaning toward simple, and that's what I went with.
I chose cream Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates to go with the pink runner I made from antique Chinese silk.
I found a pink hydrangea plant for $12 at Walmart and scooped it up with plans to plant what's left when it warms up a bit.
I simply cut the blooms and stuck them in wet floral foam in this vintage brass and crystal punch bowl.
Damask napkins were passed down through the family and quietly complete the all-white place settings.
Vintage silver-plated flatware, Oneida "Meadowbrook," is a quiet and elegant reminder of my grandmother.
The Fostoria "Heritage" water glasses were a Christmas gift from my mother this past year.
Brass candle sticks I remember from my grandmother's table.
Just a simple setting for us to enjoy as a family...
...because, ultimately, Easter is not about a fancy table -- or bunnies or colored eggs. It's about hope -- and the victory of life over death. And for that, I could not be more thankful.
I'll be joining: