Sunday, April 11, 2021

Our Easter Table

We spent Easter just the four of us. I wanted to really put a lot of thought and time into our table. I find that when there isn't company and I "don't have to" I really dig in and do even extra because I wanted to make it a really special celebration for our family. I looked for ideas online but ended up getting inspired all on my own. I found one piece at a time and really loved how it all came together. 

I chose to not do the normal spring time bunnies (yes, I still love that look) but wanted something 

R E A L L Y different for us this year. 

The photo below shows our dining room looking into the kitchen. 

We get a lot of morning sunshine in this room and I love the shadows it makes on the walls... dreamy... 

I chose to not cover the table with a table cloth. I love the look of the wood on our antique Hitchcock table. 

Hitchcock was the furniture craze of 1825. And the inventors and creators were from Connecticut. All of the furniture (best known for their chairs) was made in a factory in a small town on the river. We have visited it many times. Once for a Christmas Getaway and other times as well. (back here) (back here) (this post has my Christmas Hitchcock chair) I get a kick out of the fact that I don't follow any of the 2021 decorating crazes but I adore the decorating crazes from way back in 1825. 

When Anna first saw our Easter table when it was all done she said, "I love your Natural Classroom table". So true, ha! I've slowly transitioned my sweet fourth grade classroom into less color and more natural tones for a more peaceful environment. I suppose some of that is sweeping into our home as well. I love these natural woven large placemats. 

And I didn't use all of the flowery china that completes this set. I just wanted a Wedgewood white plate. 

I chose the pretty crystal water glasses and I used thin wooden crosses at each place setting. The ribbon I used represented the resurrection  - 

held by river stones to hold the cross to represent the stone that rolled away. 

How I love sunlight in this room and the shadows on the table and walls. The walls are a creamy white color with bright white trim - that, plus all of the wood makes me feel peaceful and happy. 

Usually Scott picks up flowers at Traders Joes for me when he goes on Thursday night after dropping Anna off at orchestra but I wanted a really specific look on the Easter table... and these from a local garden shop were just what I was looking for. 

Faux lambs ear greenery I tucked around the wooden candle base because He is the Lamb of God.

Wooden candle sticks because He was a carpenter. 

For God so loved the world ... John 3:16

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