Ah, it’s officially the first of spring. At least that’s what the calendar says. Here in the Northwest it’s 44 degrees, very windy and cloudbursts in between sun breaks. Oh joy.

But as I was out and about, I saw tons of happy yellow daffodils, hyacinth’s with their sweet fragrance, and the beautiful pink flowers of Japanese cherry trees. All in almost full bloom. So, weather be damned, spring is here at long last!

With spring, comes Easter. For me, Easter not only has religious meaning, but it truly heralds the arrival of this beautiful season.

The children in my family always have an Easter egg hunt, no matter the weather. They could care less how wet they become. It’s all about the hunt for the brightly colored eggs and who can find the most to fill their little wicker baskets.

Then there’s the traditional Easter dinner. For us, the menu is always the same: baked ham with a brown sugar glaze, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, home-made biscuits, and all manner of different salads and desserts. My mouth is watering as I write this.

Most of all, it’s a day celebrated with family, love, laughter and sharing; a feast for all of our senses.

As with all holiday dinners, most of us take extra care with our dinner table. I swear the food tastes better when combined with a beautifully arranged table that celebrates the holiday.

These photos share some ideas that you may like to include this Easter. Except for the sterling silver flatware, they are not expensive and are easily found. Enjoy.

Clip long branches and twigs to include in your large vase, and then hang these eggshell ornaments from them.
contemporary tabletop by Etsy

by Etsy »
Butterflies are very special to me, and these butterfly place cards are very original and unforgettable.
This Basketweave place setting by Pillivuyt is perfect for an Easter tablescape. If you don’t need all of the pieces, just the dinner and salad plates will be plenty.
White cake stands work well throughout the tablescape for serving portions of the meal, displaying arrangements and, of course, serving dessert. These beautiful white cake stands from Martha Stewart have a traditional yet updated style.
Round rattan chargers make classic white china pop on the table while still keeping with a natural tablescape feel.
Easter is definitely an occasion to polish your silverware for the table. “Old Master” is a favorite family pattern, but simpler lines will work well too.
This pewter cake knife is sure to become an heirloom piece in your family.
Add a nod to the Easter bunny with these bunny salad plates. The edging is the perfect pairing to the Basketweave dinner plates.
Easter desserts are always a special event. From light coconut cake to raspberry sorbet, it’s always a great reason to celebrate.
You can never go wrong serving a meal in beautiful white stoneware.
These insulated serving bowls and trays are perfect for serving chilled dishes, salads and such.
Whether you use these to serve each person their very own pastel-colored egg or plant a bit of wheatgrass in them to use as a place card holder, these pewter egg cups are great for an Easter tablescape.

Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Nancy


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