Instead of the simple, symmetrical lines I usually prefer, I tried something more whimsical, and, overcoming the testosterone that surrounds me, I went pink!
I bought these glass candy dishes from Lillian Vernon, a long, long time ago - at least 15 years ago . . .
They are tiny, but perfect for candy-coated sunflower seeds . . .
Remember the nests from Williams-Sonoma? They are making their second appearance, this time holding jelly beans . . .
The jelly bean colors were pure serendipity. The Jolly Ranchers jelly beans were, at first, a make-do substitute for the Jelly Bellies I'd bought earlier . . . and which my DH ate as soon as he discovered the stash! But the colors in this bag matched my theme . . . Sometimes, things seem come together so beautifully!
The tulips were placed in bud vases in two different heights to create interest, and it was still easy to see the person sitting on the opposite side . . .
The taller bud vases came from IKEA (79¢ each!) . . .
The smaller vases came from Crate and Barrel . . .
I bought the tablecloth and napkins at HomeGoods . . . The pink and green plaid was a strong design element that balanced the overall softness of the pink theme . . .
Later on, they glowed beautifully on the fireplace mantle. What a lovely green color!
Where do you go if you want the best seasonal - and reasonably priced - flowers? Trader Joe's of course!
The tulip-shaped Chardonnay glasses came from IKEA. At $1.99 each, who could resist?
Fresh Blueberry-Raspberry Muffins with Streusel topping . . . The napkin has a Reticello lace corner and is part of a tablecloth set given to us by my godmother on David's baptism.
What would Easter be without a butter lamb on the table . . . ?
I added the muffins and Quiche Lorraine, and a nice bottle of Chardonnay (I mean, it was dinner, right?)
Never surprise the kids while eating, or we get this . . .
And this . . .
Happy Easter to everyone!