Small ceramic bunny: Mine, as a child
Basket: Bunnies by the Bay, Washington
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We did, and I'll tell you all about it, but first, let me show you what The Captain and I had planned...
As you know from previous holidays, we don't normally have real dinners around the table at the Cottage. We have 'pretend' dinners, which means the table is set, pictures are taken, and then off we go to gather at someone else's home. So here are some pictures taken of this spring and Easter's make-believe tablescapes.
Pink and White china: Wood & Sons, England, ordered out of Spiegel catalog
Small cake plate: Bavaria
Milk glass sherbet cups
Silverware: Wm. Rogers, 1904
Now, skip ahead a few days and there is an important phone call. Our kids are coming for Easter!!
The Cottage is a buzz with joy and excitement. The kids don't want to put us out at the last minute, so they have offered to take us out for Easter dinner.
Are you kidding me?!! the table says.
To miss a chance for a real, live holiday dinner with beautiful, happy faces surrounding me? Not on your life!!
So get cracking, Mama!!
And that's exactly what Mama did...
Sister and Brother Bunny: Hobby Lobby
Table cloth: HomeGoods
Pink carnations: Courtesy of The Captain
Daffodils and camellias: Cottage garden
Napkins: Garage Sale
Bunny Napkin Rings: I made
Sparkle eggs: Dollar Store
Tin Chargers: A catalog item
Glasses: EBay and garage sale
Utensils: Ordered from Early American Life magazine back in the 1970 's.
Fruit salad: Recipe courtesy of the Pioneer Woman, Food Network
Corn bread muffins with honey butter
Carrot cupcakes with sour cream frosting
Also served but neglected to take pictures!!:
Pork tenderloin with honey, mustard and black pepper glaze
Grilled potatoes with cheese and bacon sprinklings
Green beans with tomatoes and onions
We had a wonderful time with Tim, Tami, Jake and Jacinda. They came up for Sunday only, which meant a long day of driving to and from for them, and they came bearing gifts for the spring garden...
These make me smile just looking at them
Bless their beautiful hearts and our life and our table couldn't be more full and more happy.
Teacup: "English Beauty"
Inquisitive little peeps: Dollar Store
and April's in the skies;
Look up with laughter
In your eyes."
I'm sharing today with: