With Easter less than one week away, I thought it was time to start thinking about the set-up for my Easter dinner table. When I start a decorating project, I don’t have a clear idea of how it will turn out. I start with one specific item or idea and it becomes a work in progress!
I decided to use white dinner plates and the smaller antique plates as a salad plate.
An adorable porcelain bunny on an antique green depression glass cake plate will serve as the centerpiece. Since I am using white as the base color for the table setting, I decided not to use a tablecloth or place mats. I like the contrast between the white dishes and decorations and the wood table and burlap table runner.
Four milk glass chicks will join the bunny.
I made the burlap table runner. It is reversible with burlap on one side and a calico checked print fabric on the other side.
The silver belonged to my husband’s great-grandmother. Richard and Edith Trigger lived on the farm on Grange Hall Road where we now live. The crystal glasses belonged to my dear mother-in-law.
Each piece of the silver is engraved with “T” for Trigger. This set is over 100 years and is in impeccable condition.
I needed a bit more color and then I remembered I had these colorful wooden eggs! As I said, my decorating style is a constant work in progress!!
It’s getting there! If you look closely, I believe you can see Murray in the background lounging in his chair and Baxter resting on the floor beside the chair. I still need to decide on the napkins, maybe bright yellow or pink! I would really like to use flowers as part of the table decorations. But I have a cantankerous cat who finds fresh flowers quite irresistible. I now have a good idea of how the table will look. Of course, I will need to add more seating as both of my sons, their wives, and grandchildren will be joining Murray and I for Easter dinner. It will be a glorious day attending Church, an Easter egg hunt at Church, dinner with the family, another Easter egg hunt, and celebrating my oldest granddaughter, Lainey’s 11th birthday. We are truly blessed.