Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Sunday Dinner

Are you tired of seeing tables set for Easter? I'm not! I have really enjoyed seeing all kinds of Easter tables -- whimsical, elegant, casual, formal, outdoor, or what-have you! I appreciate the inspiration from so many talented tablescapers and always look forward to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.

I've pulled out my "good stuff" for this table -- my wedding china, crystal, and silver chosen almost 40 years ago -- plus some newer finds.  Here's the view from the kitchen doorway. 
A little closer look:
The placesetting starts with some new placemats and napkins from Pier 1 in a pale shade of turquoise.  They look almost baby blue in these photos, for some reason.  The china, Lenox Windsong, includes flowers in the same shade.  The crystal is Lenox Moonspun (and is shared by several bloggers who married around the same time we did!), and the silver is Lunt Belvedere. 
Here's a diner's view:
The table is centered with candles and small arrangements of cream-colored roses and alstroemeria in silverplate julep cups. The roses were $7.99 a dozen this week at HEB, and I filled in with the alstroemeria for a "fluffier" look.  The roses opened up after I took these photos -- I was too impatient!
Here's a different angle:

Thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!


 

44 comments:

  1. Tricia,

    Just a lovely, elegant table. I think a lot of us chose Lenox.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    Carol

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  2. It's just beautiful, Tricia. You and I have the same crystal pattern. That's Moonspun, right? I don't have the sherbets. Love them.

    The roses in the little silver vase are pretty as is. I can only imagine how gorgeous they are all opened up.

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  3. Just lovely, Tricia! The whole tablescape is pretty but I love your napkins and placemats.
    Have a great day and Happy Easter!

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  4. Ms. Tricia,
    Your table is so elegant! that crystal is absolutely beautiful and no I could never get tired of looking at Easter "anything" :)
    Have a wonderful Easter!

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  5. This is so pretty. I love this Tricia!

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  6. So elegant. Awesome candlestick holders.

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. Very pretty blue table. Can't go wrong with that beautiful color.
    D

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  8. I love the blue -- makes me think of robins' eggs. Your julep cup arrangements add just the right amount of softness. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  9. Tricia,
    What a striking table. The blue with the china against the wood of the table make this a rich mix! So formal, traditional yet fresh! You got this just right!
    Yvonne

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  10. What a beautiful new header. Love the new placemats and how dressed up everything is. Joni

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  11. Tricia, that table is stunning. I love mint julip cups just for this reason. We must have been married around the same time, I remember looking at Windsong. It is certainly beautiful. Happy Easter and many blessings. Come visit, I've got another giveaway going on.

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  12. Yes, this table is stunning...it is my favorite of all the ones you have done. I love that light turquoise hue.
    Happy Easter, Tricia!

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  13. I totally love the colors of your table, it is so soothing and beautiful! Donna Tullis

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  14. Very elegant table. I like setting without table clothes the best! Your colors are beautiful.

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  15. Love your crystal! The turquoise blue is so soft and pretty and picks everything together beautifully.
    Beautiful china, everything is so elegant! Love it!
    Happy Easter and may God bless you and yours.
    FABBY

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  16. I LOVE flowers in julep cups. Honestly I am going to have to find some of those (but where???) because it's such a great look. Pairing the roses with the alstroemeria is lovely as well. Alstroemeria are one of my favorite flowers because they are so long lasting and enhance any bouquet. Very nice table here.

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  17. Such a pretty table, lovin' the blue and your flowers are beautiful! Happy Easter Tricia:@)

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  18. Easter is the best day for The Good Stuff! Your table is elegant as always, usable as always, and perfectly set, as always. Beautiful!

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  19. Enjoyed your lovely "Good Stuff"! The new linens are a sweet blue and accent your china so well. Have a wonderful Texas Easter, Tricia.

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  20. your china is BEAUTIFUL! I love the baby blue color you chose, certainly looks elegant. I love that a table can have so many different looks just by changing the place mat and napkins. All that silver with blue is just beautifully combined.

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  21. Love the color blue with silver. Pretty dishes similar to mine only not lenox. Very grown up and elegant.

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  22. Tricia...
    This is soooooooooooo lovely. The color scheme is so pretty! I love all of your wedding pieces. The mint julep arrangements are gorgeous. This certainly is a wonderful easter table!

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  23. Hi, Miss Tricia! This is a beautiful table, and it looks like you put much thought and care into it. I have always liked hues of blue with silver. It has such a calming effect. You did a wonderful job with the flowers, too!!! Happy, happy Easter to you and yours!

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  24. Lovely table, Tricia. Very soothing color scheme.

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  26. I really like that the rich brown of your lovely dining table becomes a color component in your tablescape with the blues and creams of your beautiful china and linens! Don't you just love silver mint Julep cups? I've used mine for years...for everything but Mint Juleps. :-) Thank you for sharing your elegant design. Cherry Kay

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  27. Not me! I never tire of seeing beautiful tables. Your Easter setting is beautiful with that soft blue and delicate china.
    Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

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  28. Hi Tricia,

    This table is sooo elegant! It's just lovely. I really love the soft aqua and creamy white combined with your silver. I always admire your pretty sterling flatware. Hopefully I'll get some one day. The mint julep cups are one of my favorites; they do make great vases for a formal table. I hope you'll get a chance to visit my blog this week. I didn't get to post my Easter tablescape until this morning, but I am on Susan's TT waaay down at the bottom. Take care and have a Blessed Easter.

    Denise @ Forest Manor

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  29. So very pretty! I love your mint julep cups. I think they make the best vases too! Happy Easter!

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  30. Nothing dull or dutiful about that table - very pretty! Love your blog name too.
    Happy Easter!
    xo Cathy

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  31. Very pretty table setting. I really like your placemats and napkins. Also love the flowers in the julep cups! Beautiful.
    Tammy

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  32. Just beautiful, Tricia, very classic and elegant!

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  33. Wow! That shade of blue is GORGEOUS! You really created a pretty, pretty table. I love your dishes with the accent of blue. Nice job, Tricia.

    Donna

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  34. Tricia, the blue mats and napkins are such a beautiful springtime color and sets off your place settings beautifully. Your photos of "our" Moonspun crystal sure turned out prettier than my photos. I love the flowers in the pretty mint julep cups. I need to get my mint julep cups out. I forget about them. laurie

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  35. Trisha -- thanks for your sweet visit. Your tabletop blues are so pretty -- perfect for a beautiful Easter dinner.

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  36. Trica, This is such a beautiful table. I love the blue. Your china and sterling are so beautiful. I have not seen that crystal before but it is breathtaking. I love the design. Is that etched? Just beautiful.
    I know you have been having bad weather. I hope all is well with you and your family. I keep thinking about all my blog friends who are in harm's way. This storm seems ongoing. My prayers are with you. Hugs, Ginger

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  37. Tricia, a lovely and elegant table. Thanks for letting me know that you received the napkin rings. I hope you enjoy them!

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  38. What a beautiful EAster table - so elegant and so pretty!

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  39. Your table is beautiful. Tricia, so elegant with the silver candelabra and the vases with beautiful flowers...Christine

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  40. So elegant ! I love this table...

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  41. I just think your roses in the mint julep cups look so elegant with your beautiful wedding china, Tricia! Very classy & elegant!

    I smile every time I see your blog title! ;-)

    fondly,
    Rett

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  42. Hi Tricia

    Where are you? what an elegant tablescape it is
    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

    I am sure you will be glad if you come to me and played with flowers of your choice at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  43. Hi Tricia, how ARE YOU? I love this post you've done, the dishes are just so gorgeous! Hope you come over and visit, I'm missing you! Have a wonderful week.
    Love
    FABBY

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