Resurrection Sunday is my most important day of each year. And it is so appropriate that as Christ came back to life for you and for me, so each year our loving God gives us a world where the bareness of winter surrenders to spring and its own annual renewal of life. Trees unfurl their tender new leaves, and buds bless our world with hope for another year filled with the fragrances and the beauty of bountiful blooms in our gardens. Easter is a time for grateful hearts in celebration, so on Sunday evening, I was blessed to gather family and friends around our table for dinner. Tonight I set a table for ten in the dining room, Come on in and join us, please.
Our guests were asked to arrive at four o'clock for a dinner to begin at five. Remember, we still function on Toddler Standard Time. The grandkids needed to be through with dinner in time to head home for their early bedtimes.
A plethora of tulips and bunnies set the tone for our dinner this Easter.
When I opened the closet doors to the dining room tablecloths, this Williams Sonoma Spring Jacquard tablecloth immediately caught my eye.
I loved the way it paired with the Mottahedeh Cornflower Blue Lace charger. The blue in this plate is capable of taking your breath away. It is such a gorgeous color.
The Wedgwood/Coalport Countryware plate was used to serve dinner. The cabbage leaves just demanded a place on the table...
...After all, bunnies eat a whole bunch of cabbage! Plus the Juliska Bunny Collection...
...came in an assortment of delightful Easter egg colors. The bunnies made a second appearance during dessert... pecan pie, pralines, and fresh peaches with vanilla ice cream.
The clear Tiffin Elyse wine goblet was quietly elegant next to the Waterford Simply Pink and Blue goblets. I took advantage of the profusion of colors that make up the landscape of Easter to play with mix and match colors in the crystal.
With the addition of the Reed & Barton Grande Renaissance silver, the miniature salt and pepper, the Waterford Ballet Dot napkin, and the iced Easter cookie for a party favor, my place setting was complete.
Without a doubt, the star of the centerpiece design is the parade of tulips...
Arranging the tulips was a no brainer because of the quartet of Accent Decor's tulipiere. This vase is named the Rose Bowl in the Accent Decor catalog. I think the name comes from the look of the vase itself.
Bunnies here, bunnies there, bunnies bunnies everywhere...
Anyone want a carrot? The "petal" carrots found a home on the Wedgwood Patrician tureen and underplate.
Add a few Dollar Tree votives, and my centerpiece was complete.
Our family and friends would arrive soon. It would be a cherished time of celebrating with hearts full of thanksgiving for the incredible gift that Christ gave us with His sacrifice on the cross. He not only paid the price for my sins, He overcame death and in so doing, gave each and every one of us the opportunity to have access to almighty God. Now there's a reason to celebrate not only this day, but every day of the year. Hallelujah!
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