Thursday, April 19, 2012

Belated Easter Table

Things have been very hectic so posting has come to a standstill lately.  I didn't even post our Easter table last week.  We are still in the process of changing over systems at work so it will be a while before things are calm and running smoothly...

That being said, I am going to post our actual table for our Easter brunch.  Even thought things are busy, I am still visiting your lovely posts to see all of the pretty tables everyone has done.  I apologize for the tardiness of my Easter post.

I wanted to use a color I don't normally use(green).  Here is the long view of the table in done in pastels...

The place setting is simple because it is brunch and the menu didn't require a lot at each setting...

I wanted green linens and luckily was able to find them (THAT doesn't always happen!)

Matching napkins...

Name cards are held by Old Country Roses holders...

Bunnies are so necessary for their "cute" factor!

Every year we have a traditional Polish butter lamb.  Friends of my parents starting giving them one every Easter (many years ago) and we still do this each Easter.  My sister Lynne brought it...

This is our tea cart all dressed up for brunch.  Our table is small so we use this to accomodate some of the food...unfortunately there is only a back shot of it... HAVE to have dessert!

Strawberry mini cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting
and peanut m&ms which are my husband's favorite...

These little truffles were sooooo chocolate-y
and so easy! (recipe from Tea Time magazine)

And this is a sour cream Amaretto cake...and yes that is an Easter basket full of candy to the right

 Closer inspection for those interested...

Brunch was delicious (one of my favorite meals!)  Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of the meal  :-(

Fresh Fruit Salad
Spinach Egg Casserole
Parmesan potatoes
Bacon & Sausage Links
Turkey Bacon & Turkey Sausage Links
Asparagus spears
Fresh Home-made Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
Toasted Bagels
Strawberry Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Amaretto Cake
Mimosas and Coffee

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • Green damask cloth and napkins: Incredibly great deal on ebay
  • Val D'Or plates
  • Pink dessert dishes: ebay
  • Floral underplate for dessert dishes w/matching cake plate for the truffles: Noritake-a birthday gift from my sister L.
  • Silverplate coffee pot as a vase: Oneida silverplate that I bought at their outlet store a hundred years ago
  • The bunny is from Big Lots a few years ago (as well as the Easter things on the buffet)
  • Old Country Roses placecard holders: TJMaxx by great good luck!!
  • My favorite silver (plate): Reed and Barton "Rathmore"
  • Etched water glasses: ebay
  • Noritake dessert plates (on the buffet): ebay
  • Champagne flutes: ebay except my Brit and I always use the ones we used as toasting glasses at our wedding.  They were a gift from our close friend in Chicago (Thanks always Bill!)

Well..thank you for sticking it out through this whole post!  I hope to post some more as soon as time permits, but I will still visit because I love to see all of your beautiful and creative tables each week.

Be sure to visit Between Naps on the Porch...our hostess Susan's wonderful blog.  Her button is up on the right.