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.  


  1. Very pretty! I love your tablecloth and napkins and your menu sounds yummy!

    Hope you have a great day!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. Your dining room is beautiful and the table's centerpiece is great with the bouquet in the silver pot. I love tea cart's they always get my attention in the antique stores. Your buffet with all the tempting desserts is perfect for Easter. Happy Tea Party!

  3. Your center piece is gorgeous! Love how beautiful everything looks!

  4. Except for the place cards that say happy easter your table could work for the entire spring season! It's so pretty and the menu sounds excellent! And the little bunny dish holding your hubby's favorite m&ms is adorable. I always like the bunnies--never can have enough of them! Linda

  5. A lovely setting and menu Tess, that's not late for Easter, it's early for the next!
    Best wishes
    Rose H

  6. What a lovely table for Easter! I love your dessert spread on your buffet, as well!

  7. Tess, it's great to see your post! Your brunch menu is wonderful, and your table is lovely as always. I'll be checking out the recipe for the truffles. I subscribe to Tea Time magazine and must have missed them!

  8. Sweet Mister would say that you're not the last to show your Easter table for this're just the first to show your Easter table for next year! Such a beautiful setting. I need to go find a recipe for Amaretto Sour Cream Cake...that makes my mouth water. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  9. Your Easter table is lovely. The menu sounds perfect. I have missed your posts. Happy Mother's day

  10. Lovely to see your smiling face today! This is a beautiful table and the menu sounds wonderful. Have you the recipe for the Amaretto cake? I would love to have it. Your green linens are soooo elegant.