My family had a lovely Easter gathering this year, and there were such pretty decorations for the table I just had to share. This is about the only time of year I’ll accept pastel colors (baby showers notwithstanding).
My mom made this sweet centerpiece from roses out of the garden (my dad’s pride and joy) and flowers from the snail vine:
After seeing this lovely tutorial for watercolor egg name settings (or place eggs, for lack of a better title), I decided to jimmy some for our table. Just minus the watercoloring, and we substituted custard cups with Easter basket grass since that’s what we had on hand. I wrote the names, and then my cousin Jenny came to the rescue with her awesome art skills and free handed different illustrations for each person’s egg. I am in awe of her work – done only with markers!
No shots of the food, because once the food was on the table you couldn’t keep back the vultures, but we served salmon (baked in foil with brown sugar, lemon slices and a bit of peri-peri spice), roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, beets, fresh rolls and salad. No ham this year, because it’s a major migraine trigger for my mom and I, as much as we hate to admit it.
Between dinner and the artichoke dip we all snacked on beforehand, no one had room for dessert! Poor mom got stuck with a whole angel food cake and boozey fruit. But I suppose if that’s the worst thing that happened, we’re doing okay. ;)