It is Monday afternoon and I'm turning the computer on for the first time in days. Yesterday, we had a wonderful time together with my son, daughter-in-law, Piper, and my daughter-in-law's parents (who have become good friends).
The meal was delicious and with three of us pitching in, there was a feast with minimal fuss. However, I am seriously resting for awhile since we combine much of our spring cleaning with getting ready for Easter each year.
That is because it is a time when I can get my husband's cleaning priorities in line with my priorities since company is coming. That is all I will say about that other than one needs to make hay while the sun is shining (so to speak). The house looks better than it has since the last Holiday get together.
This year I decided to keep things simple so I didn't use a tablecloth or cloth napkins. However, it is not Easter without my mother-in-law's mother's beautiful china. The photo only shows a few plates, the serving pieces were in the kitchen waiting to be filled with food. This is a Victorian set of dishes for twelve people and I have dishes stored that may have not been used since Queen Victoria's day... such as finger bowls. But I do not want to be the relative that sends the never used pieces to a thrift shop!
|Piper was dressed in her finest. There is a smudge of chocolate on her mouth from Easter eggs. ;)|
It has been cold so I was quite happy to find five small daffodils blooming near the back of the house. I will take what I can get with this crazy weather. We had an egg hunt for Piper after our meal and by the time everyone was leaving for home... it was snowing.
We ended up with six inches of snow and while it was lovely waking up to it this morning, I can't say it was welcome. Snow was so February and not April.
I will be back with a book review on Wednesday. I hope you had a blessed Easter!
Photos: Instagram (@coffeeteabooksandme)