Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter possibilities

   This week, I'm throwing around some ideas for an Easter brunch. I will probably just be hosting my parents, brother and a couple family friends. The only 'new' thing on the table are the beautiful Russian egg paper boxes...details at the end of the post.

I used the blue and white quilted runner my mom made, with the matching napkins. The napkin rings were a gift from her also...on her last trip to Russia. 
I set the table with rattan chargers, Italian Countryside dinner plates, Denmark blue dinner plates, Saxony saucers by JB and an egg box. 
A friend asked about my dishes last week. Perhaps, it's a bit deceiving when I mix things up. I only have complete sets of Italian Countryside and my infamous Indies Blue. These Denmark Blue, for example, I have 4 plates. They were on clearance at TJMaxx and I thought they were pretty and I could mix them in with dishes I already have. The saucers, I have 4 of them also, no cups. I hope to get some tea cups, but I'm patient:) They were a great buy on eBay, so I'm holding out!
The glasses are my usual goblets and cobalt blue swirls. As opposed to last week's mix of blue glasses which I only have two of each.  I have 8 of each of these, but I've had them for almost 10 years.  The silverware is my grandmother's eclectic mix. 
I got out the Easter basket...this is at least 5 years old from Target. It's filled with plastic eggs and nestled in with two bunnies from my collection when I was little. The salt and pepper bunnies are from World Market last year and the birds are from Pier One. 
   I'm still looking at recipes, buy I know I'll be making salata de boeuf. It's a Romanian potato salad with carrots and peas and pickles. It really is amazing! I'll post the recipe soon! I finally got a new dutch oven, so I'll probably be making a pork roast. My mom and friends will also bring some lovely things to the table!
  Here are the egg paper boxes. I think she thought they'd all be blue and white...but surprise! surprise! The details are exquisite! Each box has a plastic shrink wrap like wrapper that you can boil on an egg to made it cover the shell. 
I'll probably make the eggs and put them in a pretty dish and use the boxes for candy!!

 I'm linking up!


14 comments:

Maria Elena said...

I just loooove your table! Beautiful! I am in the middle of making pillows and place mats that are almost the same pattern as your napkins! I love the soft blue color!

Marie Arden said...

Looks lovely blue and white is a classic. Enjoyed your blog

Alycia Nichols said...

OK...so I'm curious to see how to do that. I'm not understanding how you would boil the cellophane wrapper on the egg. I'll wait for your tutorial on that since I've never seen or hear of that before. It's an interesting concept! I know I love the colorful boxes!!! I'll also be interested in the recipe for the potato salad. Pickles, huh? Sweet? Dill? I'll wait for the recipe. You have my interest piqued!!!!! :-)

Suzanne Scarborough Melson said...

love the blue dishes...as I said, that is what my husband gave me for Christmas, found on ebay, he didn't think I needed them, but I said "it is Christmas!" Love the dishes and your Momma's napkins and runner! Loved the tabletop last week with the green too!

avalarue said...

I AM surprised! I really did think that all the egg wrappers were blue. Oh well. Who knows what I may find in France this summer. It had better be blue!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You've set a very pretty table and the boxes are just amazing! I'm sure everyone will love them:@)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your boxes are amazing! I've never seen them, but I think they will be a big hit at your table. All the blues and whites are beautiful. Linda

Sarah said...

Your table is delightful. Those little boxes are charming.

Marigene said...

You just can't beat blue and white...so pretty, Meredith.

Tanya@takesix said...

Meredith, I love the blue and white! A great table. Your egg boxes are so neat.

Kathleen said...

This will be perfect for an Easter Brunch! Those egg boxes are darling, and the menu sounds amazing! I like hearing what other nationalities serve as part of their tradition.
Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The egg boxes are so sweet! Your menu sounds wonderful! I'm visiting from Let's Dish.

Jacqueline said...

What a pretty table of blue and white. I just love it and your egg boxes are fantastic! I love that it had a surprise. You can keep these fabulous boxes for years.

Entertaining Women said...

Love the mix of Easter colors with your beautiful blue and white. The egg boxes will set me on a search. I've never seen anything like them! I'd want a dozen in each design! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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