We had a pleasant visit with the family and the weather couldn't have been better for our Easter party. It was 70 degrees and the only rain we saw came later on Monday.
I used my mother's fine china (Mikasa Remembrance) and
some Easter colored paper napkins. I forgot to bring my cloth ones.
I made up a center arrangement with things I brought down from my house and a couple of Mom's candlesticks
Mom used to be active in a ceramics class and made things like the bunny she gave me that I used in the garden cart. I surrounded it with more rabbits and chicks and as you can see even my green matts that I used at home.
We live 250 miles north and it's too much for the whole family to come to my house so I come down for the holidays.
I used faux eggs and seated this egg holder in a bed of excelsior in the woven nest.
I bought Mom some cut tulips. I found this pitcher on the hutch and since it was covered in flowers I had to use it!
I set up a mini station for punch and snacks on Mom's tea cart. I forgot to take a picture before anyone had started to use it. I used things from around her house.
A special surprise when one of my nephews showed up that we never get to see!
Greeted by everyone with big hugs!
My niece Jess made a lamb cake and she stuck a Happy Birthday on it for me.
(It was an add-in per my daughter's request- my birthday was in March)
His little ears didn't show up much in the picture I took but it was cute!
Mom's living room is combined with the dining. We had the table extended fully so it uses some extra floor space. My Mom's home stopped in time after my Dad passed in 1991. Other than some paint and carpet things haven't changed much.
I emptied the coffee table and re-did the layout. I added the runner and the lambs and put the grass and eggs in her crystal basket. I staged all the candle holders around and selected a few of her blue and white decorative accents to add to the vignette. She really liked the angle I created and the change with the candle holders so I think that might stick for a while.
I did something similar for Easter a year ago. You can see the link to that post "here"
On our way home we stopped in Frankenmuth, MI to have dinner at Zehnders. This was a display at a water fountain that's not running just yet.
The whole town is set up with a Bavarian theme.
This is the restaurant. Famous for their family style chicken dinners. You get so much food that you have more than enough for another meal from it with take-home.
These magnolia trees had started to bloom and the fragrance was wonderful! The air was just right and you could smell them as you walked by. What a perfect end to a nice warm and happy weekend!
I hope your Easter was great too- I sure needed it!
I will be joining
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