Setting the table
Congratulations to the winner of the teapot and teacup. The name is in the previous post, just scroll down. I used one of those random generators to find the number.
We had a quiet Easter with a very early dinner served so Christopher could study most of the day on campus.
I love using "great grandmother's china" every Easter, just as my mother-in-law did when she hosted Easter dinners. I love this china, especially in Spring. The flowers are from my back yard.
It's funny to me what a beautifully set table will do to make a Holiday special. My son had so much studying to do that he originally said he would have to eat leftovers in the evening instead of staying home for an Easter "dinner" (really a lunch).
I set the table with Great Grandmother's china and placed the platters and other serving dishes where they would be located. He changed his mind and studied in his room until dinner and then drove to campus for a quiet study room. (Oh, for the days when Spring break was still during Easter week.)
Tradition is lovely and when it involves food and a pretty table... even a young man will change his plans. The Easter bunny almost forgot to give him his basket. Yes, we do the "Easter bunny thing".
I'm so much like Miss Potter, I talk to inanimate objects and animals... the family has considered counseling but they figure it's harmless... or so they hope.
Although I saw a great quote on a church this week, "The Easter Bunny did not raise from the dead". Which put everything in balance. :)