Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Recap


I'm sure you all had a busy Easter Sunday. Mine was busy too. It started with Sunday morning Mass then we had Easter Brunch at the condo.


I had the good folks at Pondview Florist in Winchester fill my Harney Tea tin with a spring arrangement to match the tablecloth. White tulips with one blue hydrangea. They did a great job!

The tablecloth was a recent purchase at an estate sale. The photo doesn't do it justice.  It is a lovely shade of pink and definitely from the 50's


My sister made a couscous salad with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and lemon juice.  It was yummy!


I made overnight baked french toast. I make it for Easter and my Wimbledon Breakfast.


A mix of old and new at each place setting. New plates used as chargers and the smaller plate is vintage and was purchased at Brissonte in North Reading.



For dessert, we had a chocolate Easter Egg cake.  It was filled with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse layers. Delish!


Next, my sister and I went to the nursing home to visit my Mom and to take her to the dessert buffet. We didn't eat much. I had a few chocolate dipped strawberries.


They do a really nice job with variety and presentation. The residents at the nursing home looked like  they enjoyed it.


Too bad I wasn't hungry. I would have enjoyed the key lime pie or the caramel cheesecake.



I changed the entire tablesetting for the evening crowd.  I had friends coming over for dessert and coffee and tea.  This time I used a white tablecloth with the lavender table runner with the little LED lights running down the center.

Everyone got a Lindt chocolate bunny to take home. I am so OCD that I replaced all the ribbons on the bunnies' necks.  They came with red ribbons but that would clash with the purples and pastels of the tablescape.  So I used white and pastel colored ribbons instead.


Here's another view of the floral arrangement with tea tin. The beautiful sugar pot was a gift from my friends Mary and Don.



Yes, I did stand on a chair for this shot. I wanted you to have an aerial view of the table and of the lit runner. I wasn't sure I would like it but I do like the white plates on the white tablecloth. Another estate sale find.



Linen napkins from Pier One and violet china was purchased at various antique stores.


Petit fours in pastel colors. These would be so beautiful on a tea tray. I found these at La Patisserie in Winchester.

My friends all brought desserts.  Mary made a cream cheese pie and lemon cookies. Ellie brought brownies on a 100 year old plate that was her mother's. Debbi brought pistachio salad and flowers.

I also made up a fruit and cheese plate to offset all the sweets.  We had multigrain flatbread, water crackers and Triscuits plus red and green grapes for color and herbed goat cheese, a sharp white cheddar and a wedge of brie.

With all that entertaining yesterday, it was tough to get up for work this morning. I was a little tired but it was worth it. I had such a wonderful time with friends and family.

8 comments:

Deb said...

Your tables looked beautiful. I like the idea of using the large plate under the small. It looks very pretty. Deb

Salmagundi said...

What a busy day! But, it looks like it was worth it - what beautiful tables. Sally

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How beautiful both your tables were. I don't blame you for changing the ribbon on the rabbits, the red would have clashed. The menu for everything sounded delicious.

Donna said...

Elaine, everything looks so beautiful - and delicious! Your table decor is fantastic. And the couscous salad sounds so good. Something I've never tried before but after seeing it and reading the ingredients I think I must make a couscous salad myself! Can you believe they're saying 80's this weekend? Crazy New England!... Donna

Kay Ellen said...

Wow Elaine~~~what a beautiful meal and pretty details!

I hope you had a blessed Easter! It sure went by quickly!

xo
Kay

Sue said...

I have that exact same tea tin!! and I would have done the same thing with the ribbons around the bunnies neck....red would have clashed...And I was impressed with that dessert table at your Mom's nursing home...it looked fabulous...

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh my what a beautiful Easter table and lovely food you had. It all looked so beautiful even the cute little chocolate bunnies with their new ribbons :) Your vintage tablecloth caught my eye. Looks so pretty. Have a happy week.

Young at Heart said...

wow......what an increadable feast.....love that egg shaped cake!!

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