Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Blessings

                                                                Easter Blessings
                       I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter. We had our family for dinner so with a
                       big family it works good to have the little ones sitting at their own little tables
                       so I set this one up with a Peter Rabbit theme.
                                                          Love these plates!

                                Did you notice the vintage Easter tablecloth ~ perfect!
                            The little chairs got a fresh coat of paint as well as the dresser behind it,
                            just in time for Easter.

After dinner the little ones enjoyed an
Easter egg hunt indoors but ran off
some energy outdoors too.

                                                           Easter vignette.
                     I thought I should show you one of my projects this week ~ this dresser
                     is one we have had for many years but it was creamy white before.
                     I painted it Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore and put a dark wax
                    from Annie Sloan on it. I think I need to play with the wax on it
                    a bit more but still I am pleased with it.
                                                 One of our tables set for Easter......not fancy but we
                                                 enjoyed our meal and time together. We usually have
                                                 a roast beef and ham dinner but decided on a turkey
                                                 dinner this year as everyone likes turkey best.

                                    The library is used as a ding area when everyone comes
                                     for a meal ~ we move out the small round table and put
                                     this plain folding table in it's place and haul our extra
                                     chairs up from the basement.

                                                         Tulips and roses for these bouquets.

           It was a lovely Easter but I must admit it is early to bed for me tonight!

                    There is one more day left to enter my giveaway for my Afternoon Tea
                    book just leave a comment here if you haven't already.

                                                                         Thank you for visiting,



Kathy said...

Lovely table settings! I love the Peter Rabbit theme for the children's table. Do you have your food set up buffet style? Or serve it family style? I'm always trying to figure out the better ways to manage larger groups for meals.

Janet of Maisonvogue said...

Just beautiful Carolyn ...I have been thinking for a while now to introduce Peter Rabbit to my Pillow designs and I think now that you have inspired me to make some and see how they sell ...Peter rabbit has such cute characters ...
Only 4 of us at our house for Easter but it was wonderful ...all the finery came out and a feast was prepared and eaten
Thank you for such a lovely special Easter posting

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
It was family style but when we do pot luck it is buffet style.It does get tricky to get it all served while it is still hot

Have a lovely week,


Beautiful post with a gorgeous tablescape and lovely hutch filled with wonderful blue and whites! I love your Peter rabbits theme for the children, like a story book...I'm sure ALL your guests loved to spent Easter at your house!
Happy Easter and a lovely week ahead.

sarah said...

It's all so beautiful and welcoming.

mariondee-designs said...

Just beautiful Carolyn.. and yes I did notice the Easter tablecloth, actually it was the first thing I noticed! take care, Maryann

hansundgrete said...

Hello Carolyn,
the dishes for children with
Beatrix Potter design looks so nice.
I think it's fine, to have the
family for dinner at festive season.
I remember my childhood.
I'm one of nine brothers and sisters and it was always so nice.
Have a nice time, Olga

Anonymous said...

witam jak zwykle przepiekne dekoracje a dom urzadzony przecudownie pozdrawiam z polski puck woj pomorskie uwielbiam tu zagladac

Kasia Piekarz said...

Pięknie u Ciebie, jak zawsze, Carolyn!! Wspaniale aranżujesz. Zawsze tak romantycznie i świeżo:)))
Życzę Tobie i Twojej rodzinie Wesołego Alleluja!!

carol jane said...

That was the first thing I noticed The pretty vintage tablecloth! Your tables are so lovely. Looks like your day was filled with joy!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The Peter Rabbit table must have been so appealing to the children. It certainly is to me!


Katherines Corner said...

Such a beautiful setting to celebrate Easter. Hugs!

Donna Bianca said...

Dear Carolyn, beautiful as usual! I love the Peter Rabbit’s theme for the little ones, and the elegance of your tablescapes: the polka dot tablecloth is delicious! I also prepare two different tables: if you wont to see them and give me your opinion, it would be an honor for me. Greetings from an Italian follower

Pamela Gordon said...

It all looks so beautiful, Carolyn. I love your sweet Easter/spring decor. The vintage Easter tablecloth is just perfect. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

Alessandra said...

Your table settings are very romantic.Happy Easter!

Denise Blankenship said...

Your home is beautiful! I love everything!

Daniela said...

My dear Carolyn, the children's corner was really adorable, with the presence of the lovely Peter Rabbit, and the "adult's area" well, I have no words to espress the charm you're always are able to instill in everything you create, thank you for this all !
In the hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter I wish you a beautiful new week

Jen Ham said...

As lovely as always! xo Jen

Jessica said...

My little boys love Peter Rabbit! We have those same little PR plates. :-)My 7 month old baby's nursery is Peter Rabbit themed. ;-)