Do you know my young friend, Gina, who writes the wonderful blog, "Random thoughts from an incoherent mind"? I absolutely adore her and her blog. If you have not read it, you can follow the link here. You will love her blog and how she can decorate a mantel!! When I was ready to write this Easter post, I truly had an incoherent mind with many random thoughts!
As I was pulling out china to plan my table, I decided that I would like to use my Bordallo Pinheiro
"Cabbage" chargers that I have been slowly collecting. Here is where the random thoughts began...
When I left home for college, I entered a school that had previously been an all girls' school. It started admitting boys who boarded the quarter (yep, we had quarters, then, instead of semesters!), before I arrived.
Traditions ran strong there and each class had a theme. I was in the "Royal" class and we had a sister class two years ahead us who were called the "Irish" class. Together, we formed the "Royal Irish" group. The other sister classes were the Elephants and the Thunderbirds, who became the "Thunderphants". These were the four designations and each freshman class fell into one of them and remained there, until graduation. My sister-in-law, who entered the school two years after I did, was part of the next Irish class - and so it went.
Back to my table - guess which colors our "Royal Irish" classes claimed! Purple (Royal) and green (Irish). So, I started thinking about my classmates and wondering if they might enjoy seeing a green and purple Easter tablescape. Random enough, so far???
After selecting these colors, I decided not to use too many typical Easter accessories, because I have a very sick grandson who will enter the hospital tomorrow, the day after I am typing this post. I am not sure what my Easter will be like this year and did not feel much like bunnies and chicks running all over my table. I am writing this a bit early, as I am headed out of town tomorrow to keep the other two grandchildren, while my daughter is with Carson at the hospital.
The wonderful reticulated salad plates on top pulled all of the colors together. I found them for a fantastic price at Maryland China online.
The other random mind issue was that I started thinking about the family in which I grew-up and all of the Easters that we shared. I dug out a few of old photos and thought I would share them with you.
Yours truly with my Easter basket. I look very proud!
My dad, my sister and me
My dad and my brother. I guess my mom was taking the photos!!
I remember how those times were, especially, happy. The Easter bunny came and we had new clothes to wear to church. One year, my mother ordered a fancy yellow dress for me from Rich's department store in Atlanta. I thought I was a princess, indeed. It came with a matching parasol - can you imagine?? Sadly, I have no photo of that - so wish that I did!! I'll bet most of you have similar good memories of past Easter mornings.
I guess this random mind had better get back to business!!
In addition to the Bordallo charger and the Thun salad plates, I used a purple JC Penney "Chateau" dinner plate.
Sferra lilac "Dusty" napkins and Laurie Gates purple flatware from Horchow were, also, part of the place setting.
Oh, how pretty, pretty this stemware is, but I could be prejudiced, since I have a definite obsession with Fostoria. If you are not aware of this, you can read all about this obsession here.
I did include one bunny in the post and I do want to wish all of you who celebrate Easter a very happy and, especially, a very healthy one!
P. S. I thought you some of you might remember my grandson and the guest tablescape that he did for Confessions of the Obsessed a few years ago - see it here. Get well soon, dear boy - Nana loves you!!
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday