Friday, March 11, 2016

Hoppin Down a Trail of Easter Tables - Texas Bluebonnet Blog Hop

Welcome to the 

Texas Bluebonnet Blog Hop

With The The Lone Star Sisters

We invite you to join us for some springtime inspiration.

Only 16 days till Easter!

Easter comes at the end of March this year.

Though I much prefer to celebrate Easter in April,

I can't deny that our springtime weather

has me thinking of bunnies and beautiful flowers.

A Friend's Easter Mantel

I plan to host a small dinner party 

with girlfriends the week before Easter,

and we will also host an Easter Sunday brunch.

As I often do for inspiration, I pulled up my 

photo files of celebrations past.

Come along for a hop down the trail of a few

Easter tables set here at Hyacinths in past years.

~ Easter 2015 ~

Redbud blooms and an antique chippy iron 

rabbit were the centerpiece for last year's Easter table.

Soft pink linens, our MacKenzie-Childs pottery,

and some fun new bunny plates

filled out the table for Easter Brunch 2015.

Stop by here for a look at all the fun details.

While the new bunny plates and 

Ambiance Vintage Garden chargers

layered beautifully with the MacKenzie-Childs plates,

I also set the table with simple woven chargers 

under each plate for our casual everyday meals.

For the centerpiece, Mr. Chippy Bunny 

was paired with an antique French Jardiniere

filled with purple hyacinths and a collection

of hand painted eggs tucked in among the grass.

~ Easter 2013 ~

This table focused on textures and the colors of

fresh spring greens along with the

rich earth tones of the soil.

It was a refreshing change for me since I typically

use our MacKenzie-Childs dishes which are

a variety of pretty pastel shades.

Click here to view the complete post.

~ Easter 2012 ~

We hosted a group here for 

brunch outside on our terrace in 2012.

As you can see, this was definitely a pastel affair.

It was a perfect spring morning, 

and "Hen and Chicks" was the theme.

I chose to use succulents instead of spring flowers,

because I wanted to use "hen-and-chicks",

a succulent that I fondly remember 

growing in both my mother's and grandmother's gardens.

You can view the complete post here.

~ 2011 ~

Once again, pastels were the color of the day for

an alfresco setting of a spring luncheon.

Petite bunny creamers filled with flowers

did double duty at each place setting as they 

served as both a napkin holder and a

party favor for each guest. 

Click here to read the entire post.  

This post includes specific information about 

the various patterns of MacKenzie-Childs Taylor ceramics.

~ Easter 2009 ~

I had to hop way back into the archives for this one,

and I apologize for the less than stellar photos.

my thought is this table might offer a bit of inspiration in its

simplicity and the use of the pussy willow branches

with Easter ornaments instead of fresh flowers.

You can view the complete post here.

~ Easy Party Favor ~

If you like to send guests home with a party favor,

Johanna Parker's springtime tussie-mussie is easy to make.  

I filled mine with Easter candies, but you could

fill them with flowers or some small gift.  

The directions and pattern can be found here.

A friend's Tray of Bunnies

What are your plans for Easter 2016?

Will you host an Easter brunch or lunch?  

Please share your plans and ideas.

I'm always looking for new inspiration.

I'm linking this post to  Easter Inspirations Linky Party by My Little Inspirations

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