Easter is one of my favorite holidays to entertain friends and family at home. It's a celebration of spring, the season of rejuvenation and re-birth. This year there will be 10 of us for dinner. I plan on making Sheet Pan Salmon with Mushrooms and Bok Choy instead of lamb or a ham.
If you've been following this blog, you may have read my other tablescape posts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I always use my trusty simple linen table cloth as the base for a colorful, holiday-specific centerpiece. Here's what I'm doing for this year's Easter table.
Nick and I have collected antique Rookwood Pottery vases for many years. I love using them to dress up my dinner table. Here I fill them with spring tulips to make a simple but lovely centerpiece. I am partial to masses of the same flower, in vases, as well as, in my garden (more on that in a later post!). The different jewel tones make a fresh display, but I've also done all one color.
When setting a table for a dinner party I always keep the center piece low. This allows everyone to see each other and creates an easy atmosphere for conversation. That's the reason that I stick to votive candles in decorative dishes, instead of using tall candle holders. Funny story...I was at a dinner party many years ago and the hosts created this elaborate centerpiece with tall candle holders and very tall vases filled with flowers. You could only see and speak to the guests on either side of you. So odd... I suggested we move the flowers to another table so we could all see each other. Well! Let's just say it didn't go over too well...Maybe that's why I was never invited again?? Haa!
I am certainly not afraid of color!
Fun glasses. I definitely like using fun glasses!
Well, thanks for tuning in. We hope you all have a lovely spring. Hope to see you soon! Ciao!