Monday, March 06, 2017

Early Easter Dinner Party (late lunch)

I invited some friends for a late lunch/early dinner on Sunday. I had bought flowers to match my tablecloth, but the centerpiece needed something else - so I got out all my Easter decor.  

Immediately, I remembered dealing with all this last year - as Moppet decided these were her personal playthings. She jumped up onto the sideboard and started trying to dislodge some eggs from the bowls. I sprayed her with the mist bottle - and she retreated. 

Last year, every time we left the house, we returned to find eggs, chicks and ducks all over the kitchen floor.

I was pleased with the way it all turned out, even though my green dishes don't really match or blend well with the table
cloth. As usual, I forgot to take photos of the foods:  pork tenderloin with cherry sauce, mac and cheese, asparagus, watermelon salad, hot bread and apple pie.   

The flower-painted glasses were a gift from a good friend, and they looked great with this cloth and the flowers. 
A close-up of the centerpiece. The pink Fenton vases (or my blue ones) always work well. They are very simple to do, but they pack a visual wallop!

We enjoyed our company (three members of the Day Family - Mel, Billy and Sandra) and we hope to see all of them again soon.  Those of you who know them know that they are the "salt of the earth". We are lucky and blessed to be in their acquaintance. 


Peggy Payne said...

I love the bright airy plaid!

kenju said...

Thanks, Peggy!

Granny Annie said...

I am assuming Moppet learned her lesson last year and left the decorations alone. It is so beautiful but all your arrangements are.

Celia said...

Gorgeous colors. I love the table linens, a promise of spring.

Pat said...

A lovely cheering table. Would lift anyone's spirits. Just what one needs at this time of year.

sage said...

Beautiful, but I am not ready for Easter, just yet! :)

kenju said...

When I got up this morning, all the chicks, ducks and eggs were scattered over the floor. I still haven't found all of them. I don't know if it is worth it to keep them out until Easter.