With Easter fast approaching I thought I’d show you, in bite sized chunks, what I’m doing in my home to get ready for this delicious looking celebration. I say delicious looking because I really love the colours that are about at this time of year. I have some hyacinths coming up in my garden that are a very similar colour to the pink in the picture above. And the willow tree by the pond is finally getting its lime green hue before it bursts forth with the green it will keep for the rest of the Spring and Summer.
With that in mind, and because my family are coming for lunch on Easter Monday, I have decided to work on an Easter table that incorporates the colours that occur naturally at this time. And over the next few days I’ll take you through exactly how I’ve done it.
Today I’m showing off the place settings that I’ve made.
A very simple idea and something that anybody can do and to great effect as well!
- Starting with white crockery – always a cracking place to start as food looks great on it
- Adding a side plate in a colour that sits brilliantly within the overall effect that one is aiming for. In this case Powder Blue in colour
- Placing a tiny basket on to the side plate filled with something, anything, that will give a clue as to what is in store for the guests you have invited. I’ve filled my baskets with Quails eggs as one of the dishes on the menu contains them. You could of course fill the baskets with chocolate eggs or another tiny gift.
- The basket itself has been trimmed with a simple but bold flower and finishes it off well.
But how do the guests know where they are sitting? There is nothing wrong with having traditional place setting cards on display but these decorated tags are just as effective.
- Taking a simple parcel tag, decorate it with a vintage Easter image
- Add a tie to the top as the string they come threaded with is nothing short of ugly
- Write the name of the guest on to the back of the tag
Here’s another one. Using yellow in the shade of the plate (yellow is a SUPER Easter colour) and of course Bunnies have to appear at some point, so I’ve popped one on to the place tag.
Bunnies are appearing everywhere around these parts. Most notably at the sides of the country roads surrounding my house. If you are a bunny and you live near my house I’d like to give you two pieces of advice.
- Please stay away from my raised beds as the peas and the salad have now been planted and if I see any of you near them, nibbling them as they grow, I can’t be responsible for my actions. Although I think the rabbit proof fencing my brother recently installed will keep the furry (and undeniably cute) brats out. I’ll show you how it all looks in a couple of days. I’m very excited about this area of the garden and intend to live in it ALL SUMMER LONG with my two new babies.
- My second piece of advice for the bunnies is this – If you hang out at the side of the road then please don’t leap out in front of my car. As I don’t want to kill myself or another driver coming the opposite way then I will absolutely have to keep driving in a straight line and will invariably squash you. I have never killed anything on the roads, to my knowledge, although I was in the car when a deer ran out and hit the windscreen as Robert drove us out to get some supper. But if I had to kill a bunny, and a very tiny one, at this stage in my pregnancy I really don’t think I would ever get over the grief of it all. Grey’s Anatomy should officially be made illegal for all pregnant women to watch as even when all the cast are happy and getting along it sends me down the route of “OMG, life is just so astounding, look at the beauty of it all” and the ‘Sofa Sobbing’ begins in earnest.
Speaking of Sofa Sobbing, I’ll be back tomorrow with the latest installment of my Pregnancy Diary…………………..FUN!
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