This year I decided we would have Easter Brunch instead of Easter Dinner.
The timing worked better for our family, and it was a nice change.
I served a nameless egg casserole. Nameless because I didn't have a recipe. I used a rectangle glass baking dish, and first put a layer of whipped potatoes, melted butter and panko crumbs which served as a crust. Next I layered slices of Canadian Bacon, whipped eggs and grated cheese. I baked it at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, and the family reviews were good.
I also served oven-roasted asparagus spears, biscuits with butter and fig preserveres and a fruit salad with mango, papaya and pineapple chunks.
The Easter table is always my favorite. I love the soft pastel colors I tend to use in my Spring tablescapes.
This year I used a pale yellow tablecloth which I purchased several years ago at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The napkins are a baby gingham of mixed pastels which I found at Pier One, and the napkins are overlayed with a sheer cover I found at Carolina Pottery a few years ago. I also used two Battenburg Lace napkins under the centerpiece.
The chargers are also from Pier One, and I believe they are available again this year. The dinner plate is White Centura which I chose as my informal dishes when we got married over 42 years ago. The top plate is Fire King Jadite in the Alice pattern which was produced in the 1940s. The white lotus bowls must be close to 40 years old, and I purchased them at World Bazaar in Fort Lauderdale.
I decided to use my mother's sterling flatware. The pattern is Formality, and she got it when she married in 1950. I have always loved the delicate simplicity of this pattern.
And, do you see my new dragonfly napkin rings? I have been wanting some for years, and I just didn't want to pay the amount on the price tag. The week prior to Easter I happen to find these in Tuesday Morning. The only problem was the beads for the bodies were black and dark purple. No problem. I used my silverleaf marker, and now they are just what I wanted. I also found those little wood carrots when I was in Tuesday Morning.
You may remember my glasses. My cousin painted the flowers on them for me over twenty years ago. They are a go to favorite for me.
And, those darling pastel ceramic mini-baskets I first saw at On Sutton Place. Ann said she found them at Kroger, so I headed my car in that direction. I really wanted six of the white, but they only had two of each color. That worked for me, and I think they are so cute. The jelly beans were a big hit, too.
I decided to use the same centerpiece I already had on the table, and just surrounded it by some pretty daisies and fun egg-filled nests.
We had a wonderful Easter. It is my favorite holiday.
Now, I have to wait another year to wear my Easter bonnet.
I hope your day was joy filled, too.
A special thank you to Susan for hosting these wonderful