It’s a tradition for us to eat outside on Easter, every year, if the weather is nice enough. We have hosted backyard dinners, egg hunt parties, picnics on the lawn, you name it! We love to go hear the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s annual Easter concert at Lee Park, and then come home to a lovely dinner in our own back yard. For Tablescape Thursday, I decided to do a test run of the table I’d like to set for our Easter dinner.
Even though it was not the prettiest of mornings, I was anxious to get outside and spend some time in the fresh air. And oh, the joy of having natural light to photograph by! I had almost forgotten how wonderful the natural light is. Although I’m sure you can tell by these photos, it was so incredibly overcast and dark, at moments it seemed more like a blustery fall day than spring.
Of course it’s sunny now, after I took everything back inside, as the weatherman had previously said it would be raining by now. It would have been nice to at least be able to eat lunch out here. Oh well, we’ll just keep our fingers crossed for Easter day.
These pretty branches were borrowed from my neighbor’s Bradford Pear tree. They have a really lovely fragrance.
These were a dark brass. I’m so glad that I painted them!
My parents’ wedding dishes, Metlox Pink Lady. I used these in a cute kitchen tablescape last year, too. Aren’t the cups such a pretty shape?
I now know that this pattern is French Rose, thanks to sweet Marigene at Mimi In the Middle of Nowhere, who emailed and told me what it is! I’m still looking for more, Marigene, thank you again!
It suits us that this table says Easter, without overdoing the Easter part. Makes me start dreaming of Honeybaked ham, scalloped potatoes and asparagus. Some creamed spinach would be really nice too, although I’m the only one in this house who would eat it! Fine with me, really, because I love the stuff.
If I could remember where I found these rabbits, I would tell you, but I can’t. The birdie salt and peppers did come from Pier One. All other items are either vintage, or came from estate sales or thrift stores.
If you’re looking for Easter table inspiration, you’ll find plenty at Between Naps on the Porch for today’s Tablescape Thursday.
Have fun planning your Easter dinner!