Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hippity-Hop Easter's On Its Way

Hippity-Hop Easter's On Its way!

Aestas, the work of artist Marc Burckhardt, 

hangs in our stairway and was the 

inspiration for my Easter table.

I set the table with the feel of the 

fresh greens of spring and the

warm earth tones of the soil.

A few of my Easter bunnies finally

hopped out of storage and settled into

a grassy meadow down the center of my dining table.

I wanted the rich wood of the table to set the stage, 

then layered the Pottery Barn chicken wire chargers 

on top of lattice motif linen placemats in a spring green.

I nestled Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage Leaf chargers 

into the chicken wire pieces for some added green.

White dinner plates in Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 

were the perfect choice to pick up the woven design 

in the center of the salad plates of Limoges by Laure Japy.

 ~ Marche Aux Herbes ~

I topped it all with a bowl of grass 

and a natural egg, long the symbol of new life.

Talisman, by Christophe, was my choice of flatware.

The stack is a nod to the 

layers of one's spring garden.

I like the textures that the stack offers - 

the cross hatch lattice of the linen, 

the wire of the chargers,

the nubby cabbage leaf, and the 

basket weave on the dinner and salad plates.

Vintage linens in soft yellow are presented curled 

into tall stems of soft green glass.

They remind me of the happy 

yellow daffodils popping up in the garden.

We'll have Easter brunch out with friends, 

but can enjoy our spring table for meals here at home.

And Remember .   .   .

"You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those choc'late bunnies
That he's hiding ev'rywhere."
From Peter Cottontail by Beatrix Potter

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Every Christmas and through the winter, we receive boxes of fresh citrus fruits with the oranges and grapefruits nestled into nests of shredded green paper.  I put the packing boxes out for recycle pickup, but the soft shredded paper goes into plastic bags to be used in spring Easter baskets.

Happy Easter to each of you!

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