March 29, 2013
Some of my Easter Decorations
On Easter, I plan on having twenty-one guests for dinner. Chef Pierre Schaedelin will once again provide his expertise in the kitchen. I will also be baking and cooking for the feast. I have a renewed passion for holidays now that I am a Grandmother of two, Jude and Truman. My long time housekeeper, Laura Acuna, has been busy decorating for the holiday. She has been finding all of my beloved Easter decorations from the past, and I have been having a great time finding new treasures to share with all of you. Happy, happy Easter!
1 A bit of Easter cheer on a demilune table in the entrance hall
2 Little woodland nests, chicks, and bunnies have appeared all throughout the house.
3 And of course, jellybeans! These ceramic berry baskets are perfect for candy.
4 The matching demilune table is also decorated.
5 A basket of fuzzy peeps
6 A feathery nest with hollow eggs
7 And more jelly beans
8 This woodland scene is arranged on another entrance hall table - lichen and moss-covered toad stools, ducks, and a Lionhead bunny.
9 A closeup of the little ducklings in their nest
10 A bunny conversation is taking place on the green marble-topped table.
11 These blue eggs were hollowed out and dyed to resemble robbins' eggs.
12 These eggs are polished stone and ceramic.
13 This gorgeous Easter basket and antique Peter rabbit are in the green parlor.
14 These hollow ostrich eggs are decorated with stickers and what looks like a chocolate bunny is actually made of a type of plastic.
15 In the bird room, Laura built some adorable nests in these tall wicker vases.
16 Simply charming!
17 A nest of hollow cardboard and tin eggs
18 The table centerpiece
19 These look like foil-covered chocolate bunnies, but they're actually made of ceramic and decorated with foil.
20 I love these bunnies!
21 Bartok is excited for Easter!
22 Finally, something you can eat! These clear candies, in the servery, are from Shane Confectionery. http://shanecandies.com/
23 More of that amazing clear candy is also displayed on pedestals.
24 The details are fabulous!
25 A tower of colorful jellybeans
26 Easter dinner will be served in the brown dining room. The long table is in the process of being set and decorated. Unfortunately, the table isn't long enough to accommodate twenty-one people.
27 Three will have to sit at this table.
28 The tables will be decorated with seasonal plants and flowers. Notice the giant pussy willow arrangement in the corner? I made two of them from pussy willows that I picked from the salix grove at the farm.
29 Laura set the table so nicely using antique linens and French ivory napkin rings. French ivory is faux ivory made from celluloid.
30 Malted eggs in clear glass
31 More nests in paper cabbage leaves set upon tall glass vases
32 More of those faux chocolate bunnies and antique chicks and bunnies
33 An egg inside a tall etched glass hurricane
34 There are many fun things to look at in this display.
35 An overview
36 Another charming nest
37 Pastel candy covered almonds
38 A very pretty glittered cardboard egg
39 And the mantlepiece decor
40 Antique stuffed bunnies, ceramic bunnies, and my collection of Ukrainian Easter eggs