Thursday, April 21, 2011

And Visions Of Jelly Beans Danced In Their Heads

We're going over to the in-law's house for Easter dinner, but first comes breakfast.  For breakfast after church we're coming home to have a nice intimate just-us-four family feast which will probably consist of pancakes (with boysenberry syrup), cheese eggs, tomato slices, and sausage.  We'll be skipping the biscuits because one carb per meal is enough what with all the Easter candy that will surely be consumed.  Did you hear that babe - there will be no biscuits!!!  We're usually more of a breakfast for dinner kind of family except for holidays.  On holidays we have a big breakfast, usually graze (snack on junk) through lunch, and then eat 'til we drop for dinner :)  Just keepin' it real!  Anyhow, with the kids in mind I wanted to put a little something special together for our breakfast table.  Nobody loves a nicely dressed table more than my daughter!

 I used glass plates over dinner plates and added a fun green striped paper underneath with an initial sticker in lieu of place cards.  I think glass plates are a staple just like white plates.  They can be dressed up in so many different ways.

I also used a scrap piece of orange gingham fabric and rolled the flatware into little carrots with green napkins stuffed in the top.  

My favorite part are the orange mercury glass votives (found in the Michaels dollar section) that I stuffed with floral foam and stuck in a white chocolate bunny pop and some faux greenery. 

Here's a closer look at the centerpiece using all items that I already had except for the candy and Easter grass.  

 An orange jelly bean carrot bouquet.  My daughter loves this!

Those Lindt chocolate hazelnut carrots are sooooo delicious!  It's like nutella on a stick - yum!

These were the only plastic eggs I decorated.  I just used a little puffy paint (circa 1980); do you remember that stuff?  I had quite a few of those foil wrapped Reeses eggs in there, and some critter ate them up before I got a chance to snap these photos!  

So what are your plans for Easter?  Are you a big breakfast peep or are you more of a brunch kind of peep?  And speaking of peeps, am I the only person on Earth that doesn't actually like Peeps?  I also don't like Cadbury eggs.  Am I weird?

** The glass domes, hurricane, beaded dinner plates, and table runner (which is actually two dish towels layered over each other) are all Willow House items.  To see more Willow House products click on the "Shop My Willow House Store" button on the sidebar.  

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  1. So pretty Carmel! You're inspiring me to get my act together about Easter - I've barely decorated at all. Your table looks so cute - I love the bunny centerpiece!

  2. your table looks so pretty. Love your napkin idea. Happy Easter! I'm a new follower! Janet

  3. I like the clear glass plate with initial on scrap paper. I am stealing that idea lol and your napkin idea. Very creative.

  4. What a pretty table!! I love all the green linens and ribbons and little carrots! ... What a great idea to use stickers under glass plates!

  5. Hi there, just found your it! Your Easter table is gorgeous and btw I do not like peeps or cadbury eggs either. I think they are cute and interesting but yuck! ;)

  6. Oh thank goodness Ang - I'm glad I'm not alone :)

  7. What cute decorating ideas, love your table! Have a great weekend,


  8. Carmel-It looks like you are very ready for Easter!
    Cute bunny holding the chalkboard!
    Happy Easter,

  9. Oh my gosh, this is just adorable!! I love the initials underneath the glass plates and the carrot silverware! You are SO creative!! I need to decorate more for holidays.

    Happy Easter! Y'alls breakfast sounds delicious!

  10. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! I invite you to visit my blog Katherine's Corner. The latest giveaway prize is a gorgeous dress. Hugs!


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