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Setting the table and the mood

I love to entertain. One of my favorite activities associated with having people over is setting the mood and the table. I have a large collection of china and glassware my husband and I have collected over the years. For special holidays I like to pull out all the stops. This year for Easter we had 12 people plus my two year old granddaughter for dinner. We chose to use our dining room for dinner but offer the food on a buffet. 

The table turned out great. I used spring as my inspiration and incorporated some traditional Easter touches to bring a little tradition to the table.Easter table 2012

I chose white roses, pink carnations, creamy hydrandeas and green and white fillers from Wegman's to make the arrangements.  Several pussy willows to illustrate spring renewal were also included. I inserted a 12" cylinder glass vase inside a taller glass urn to create height and drama. To hide the stems, I inserted green and pink Easter grass. The effect was lovely. I also added a few decorated eggs and grass style rabbits. Traditional brass candle sticks completed the look.Flowers, rabbits and eggs.




The final touches were Waterford Campion china, Mikasa glassware and sterling siver flatware. Each place setting had a name card. The dinner was a success, the table lovely and everyone enjoyed themselves. Isn't that the real meaning of living a simple but extraordinary life?