Hopping Towards Easter

Good Morning Lacquered Lifers! It’s that time of year again, time to start planning my Easter table. I was talking to someone the other day, and when I told them that Easter was my favorite holiday to host they looked a bit confused, and then I explained that Easter is the best because there is less stress and pressure associated with it than with other holidays. There is no specific set menu like Thanksgiving, and there isn’t the pressure of opening gifts like at Christmas. Easter is just a fun daytime meal with family and friends filled with pretty colors and the feeling of excitement that only the arrival of spring can bring. IMG_4212I had so much fun putting together my Easter table last year, and while I definitely plan on using elements of that table – I’m always on the lookout for new things to incorporate. On my radar right now? Some of my go to sources for table decoration. Up first? Linens.napkinI just discovered these wonderful Garden Gate napkins from Pomegranate Inc. Inspired by the garden club of Lexington, KY they will be perfect on your Easter table or at your next garden party!
napkin_set_bronteOver the years, my go to source for linens has been Roberta Roller Rabbit, and I really love this new pattern, Bronte.

eyelet tableclothFor a simple and rustic look for your Easter table, look no further than this Eyelet Tablecloth from Terrain. Allow your brightly colored Easter china to stand out! 
Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.17.53 AMAnd another goody from Roberta Roller Rabbit is the Larissa tablecloth – one of RRR’s less busy looks, I really like the different flowers and their colors. Looks like spring!

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Suite One: I’ll Take Two!

Suite OneGood Morning Lacquered Lifers. Thanks to Garden & Gun, I have just been introduced to the beautiful ceramics of Suite One Studio. Created by ceramicist Lindsay Emery out of North Carolina, these modern takes on traditional serving pieces have me swooning. You all know how I love a good piece of serve ware, (anything for entertaining!), and these are a wonderful change from many of the usual contemporary options. The Baroque Platter in Navy Brushstroke, seen above, takes it cues from antique silver platters, mimicking both the shape and the etchings along the edge. Keep an eye on the website, as many of the products are currently sold out – I definitely have my eye on a couple of these pieces and I am looking forward to her restocking. Below, a few more favorites. Suite One 5 Suite One 4 Suite One 2 Suite One 3

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Eternal Blooms on your Tabletop

Good Morning Lacquered Lifers! It has been a while since I posted on anything for the table, and last night I was looking at Terrain’s February new arrivals and fell head over heels for these floral taper holders. Featuring a columbine, a poppy, and a white flax, these candlesticks would make a great addition to any spring table. I say forget what the groundhog said, ignore the snow, and bring some of these guys home to put you in the mood for spring. Perhaps for an Easter table? Am I getting ahead of myself? Perhaps … it’s only February. But who can blame me when looking at these tapers? Each taper is different, representing the different blooms and leaves of each flower. Great in a matching pair, or a mismatched bunch, these versatile candlesticks are a must for any spring table. Now onto what china to use … Terrain6Terrain7ColumbineTerrain3White FlaxTerrain8Poppy

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