Our Easter


Holidays are hard for people who have no family nearby. That includes us. This year we invited some friends who are in the same boat. And you know what? We had a great time! I made a simple meal- turkey breast, mashed potatoes, tossed salad and boiled brussel sprouts. For dessert my husband baked his famous angel food cake served with fresh raspberries and coffee. We ate, talked and laughed a lot. What did you do for the holiday?

(Photo of our dining room set for Easter lunch)

Easter Table Setting

Design Project-

Create a table setting for Easter breakfast.


List of supplies and sources-

Table cloth fabric- Waverly ‘Hen House

Napkin fabrics- assorted from Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts

Dishes- 1940’s ‘Universal Ballerina‘ in red

Glassware- William Sonoma

Centerpiece- antique metal egg basket, egg scale, rooster model

Flowers- Daisies

(Photo- Martha B.)

Note- This would be a fun idea for hanging over the table!

Related Nibs posts-

KidFile #22: Easter Centerpiece

StyleFile #28: Easy Easter Decorating

As a busy mom, I’m all for the words- fast and easy decorating. But it’s also nice to add colorful, fun and great looking. In the recent issue of Family Circle, I was pleasantly surprised by their article on Easter decorating. I was able to check off every word on my list!


Instead of pastels, Family Circle chose a more vibrant color scheme- fuschia, blue, lime green, yellow and lots of white. They did a white table cloth with doubled two-inch wide ribbons, white bowls with colored eggs, and bright pink plates.


I love this idea- yellow daffodils, white narcissus and pink tulips cut short and placed in white Japanese teacups.


An alternative to the paper chain-here it’s ribbon cut into strips and secured with double sided tape. Hang from a fireplace mantle, window, or door opening. The rabbit is from Smith and Hawken.


White card stock, colored paper and the pattern (available in the magazine) are all you need to create these fun eggs!

KidFile #9: Easter Rabbits

A fun collection of Easter rabbits for young children or the young at heart!


1. This green felt rabbit rug is available at Living & Giving.


2. Sweet ceramic rabbit mugs- from Smith and Hawken (via Design Mom)


3. A delightful hand hooked wool rabbit pillow – at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.


4. Cotton baby t-shirt by muttsywonder.


5. For your little “bunny”- knitted rabbit ears from All In Stitches.


6. Mr. Rabbit’s portrait is found at Berkley Illustration.


7. Hand-made felt rabbit crafted by Sheasy.


8. Polka-dot rabbit on monogrammed bib from PB Kids.


9. Metal garden rabbit from Vivaterra.


10. Copper rabbit cookie cutter at Kritters in the Mailbox.


11. The 1972 classic book Watership Down is a must read!


12. Our list would not be complete without Beatrix Potter’s tale of Peter Rabbit.