Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter's On Its Way

We are hosting my husband's family for Easter lunch this year and I wanted to set an extra-special table. Since tablescaping seems to be a newfound hobby, I can't let them down.

Welcome to Easter lunch.

I fell in love with the Bordallo Pinheiro dishes the first time I saw them. After my awesome thrifty find of the cabbage soup tureen and bowls (read about that here), I broke down and bought the green dinner plates and bowl at Ross. Couldn't stop there. Nooo-oh. I had to have the pink salad plates, too. As luck would have it, I found a great deal on them on eBay. They just arrived today (yes, I washed them before I put them out, thankyouverymuch).

In addition to the new plates and bowls, I purchased the placemats to accent the pink at JC Penny. I used our wedding crystal (Miller Rogaska, Soho Platinum) and flatware (Lenox Federal Platinum). We won't be having wine for lunch, but the table looked naked with just one glass.

I feel like now's the time to let you know that I DEEPLY regret not registering for real silver. I also kinda wish I didn't pick out crystal with a metallic rim, but I don't want to complain too much! At least we have it, right? For that I'm very thankful!

This is a better look at the pink plates.

I found these cute egg picks at Michaels. I alternated pink and green and stuck them in napkin pockets. Have you noticed the tablecloth? My grandmother crocheted it for us when we got married. She made it to fit our table perfectly. Guess we can never get a new table!

I had to include my bunny with his basket full of Easter joys! I placed him on some paper leaves and put some reproduction vintage eggs in his basket.

A view of Bunny's eggs.

I scattered my bunny tealights around the table.

My mom gave me this little crystal bunny. I put him at big bunny's feet.

Now that I have the table set, I need to plan my menu. Anything that requires the least amount of cooking sounds good to me!

Thank you for stopping by! If you're not coming from Susan's, please visit her at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!


  1. What a wonderful 'scape! I really like all your dishes, especially the pink plates! The large bunny makes a great centerpiece with the special eggs in his pack. I had to laugh that you said you've set the table and now have to think of a menu - that is totally me! Its too bad we have to cook to have people over to enjoy our tablescape! Good luck!


  2. Love the pink plates and the way to cute bunny

  3. Oh Erin, what a lovely table setting for your dear family! Good job! I love your Bordallo Pinheiro dishes and I especially love your sweet and precious rabbit!

  4. Ypur table is set wonderfully and that bunny is amazing.

  5. Lovely table. Always nice to see the crochet table clothes.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see the designer tablescapes Jane saw in NYC.

  6. I love your beautiful Easter table-your family are so lucky to be treated to such a pretty tablescape! Your plates are really gorgeous and bring a hint of Spring to the table.

    Best wishes,

  7. I got some pink cabbage leaf plates this year from eBay too! I adore pink and green together -- your table is quite pretty and sweet for Easter.

  8. Your table is just beautiful, your big bunny really sets the stage for a really fun Easter lunch, love all the pretty little touches, the large cabbage is the perfect scale for the rabbits food, love it...Phyllis

  9. Cute Easter table, love all the pink and green dishes.

  10. This is so pretty! I love your new pink plates! Great choice and a great find!

  11. What a beautiful Easter table. The lace tablecloth is phenomenal and the rabbit is super cute. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  12. Pretty table, Erin. I love the Pineherro dishes, too. Now I want some pink ones. :)
    I love your tablecloth.


  13. I had to come back and take another peek.. I really like your tablescape , with all the fun colors.
    your newest follower

  14. So cute. I love that little bunny with the egg backpack! {SWEET!}

    Blessings, Grace

  15. Such a delightful table. Wish I could be there to see it on Easter. The picks look so cute in the napkins.

  16. Hi Erin. Beautiful! Enjoy your time around the table with your family!