Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Brunch for the Grand-kidlets


Bright, happy colors abound here at The Gazebo House!


This table went through several changes, as you'll see,

but some of the photos were just too cute not to use anyway.

The centerpiece started out with the apothecary jar of eggs


but was later switched when I found this live geranium with lavender blossoms.

The cache pot that I have it in, matches the handles

on the hand painted Spring Carnival Ceramic baskets
on either side.


The soft, Monet-like pastel napkins went from the sides of the plates

to beneath them, once the polka-dot placemats were put into use.


Colorful plastic eggs currently sit in the egg cups

but will be replaced with decorated hard-boiled eggs with each child's name

as place cards
on Easter morning.


A wee bit of candy is on the main table
but not too much allowed until AFTER the meal.


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The white dinner plates are Oneida's Wicker

(a new service for 8 that I found while

shopping with my sister...$21 total!)

The white salad plates are Michael Lee's

favorite Gibson dishes from Big Lots.

The colorful "Happy Easter" plates are last year's purchase.


I found these two harlequin patterned ceramic baskets

called Spring Carnival

at two different places, on two different shopping trips.

They are FTD floral containers

but I'm going to use them to hold my

decorated Easter eggs.


I'm using my Mom's flatware, as it is lightweight &

easy for the children to handle.

It is Wm. A. Rogers Oneida Silverplate.

The pattern is Wildwood/Always from 1958.




Fresh OJ for everybody in

Napoleon Bee glasses & water or milk

in the American Whitehall tumblers.



Coffee, (for the adults) tea & dessert will be served from the side table.



Thanks to Yvonne (StoneGable) for the idea of coloring my sugar!


My glass basket, was an Avon collectable from years ago.

Thanks also to Vintage Sandy for the gift of the lovely quilted mug mats

that have helped to continue the lavender color theme.

They’re not just for mugs!!




May the blessings of Christ's sacrifice

fill your heart with grateful love

during this Easter season.

I'm joining Susan at

Between Naps on the Porch for her

Tablescape Thursday

as well as The Tablescaper for her

Seasonal Sunday meme.

Thank you, Ladies for hosting some of the best weekly parties in all of bloggerville!


  1. Rett,

    I would like to sit at the children's table this year!

    Just beautiful my friend.


  2. Rett, this is spectacular and what a memory maker for the kidlets!

  3. Beautiful table! Everything is so fresh and filled with Easter traditions. Your grand-kidlets are very lucky. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I completely LOVE it. It's pretty and festive and just makes me want to sit down on Easter morning and open a basket full of goodies.

    That's the way I felt as I was looking at it. I kept thinking that I'm ready for some KIDS around this place, too.

  5. Rett, what a happy table. Those grand-kidlets are going to be giggling and smiling as they sit around this table. Your new dishes were a wonderful find. Can't go wrong with white dishes. Love all the sweet details and that lavender geranium is one I've never seen. It's gorgeous. And lavender Jordan Almonds ~ well, every detail from the bunnies to the polka dots are making me wish I could hop on over Easter Sunday. ~ Sarah

  6. Rett, I can just hear the squeals of the children as they see their name on the eggs. This table is beyond fun, the colors and choice of little Easter bunnies is just the best. Enjoy the holiday and those children.

  7. Hi Rett! Oh, I love your glorious table for the children! It is so pretty, sweet and colorful! The addition of the fresh little blossoms just add the 'it'! :) Precious little ceramic baskets! Everything is wonderful!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Not many kids in today's world get to see the elegance that you always present for each special occasion. Bravo! They'll always remember it!

  9. Hi Rett, Can I be a kid at your table. Beautiful!! Have a wonderful Easter with you family.

  10. Cute, cute, cute! You can sit me at the kiddie table anytime! Looks like you're ready for Easter Rett, and I'm sure it will be a blast:@)

  11. Applause, applause! It looks wonderful, so cheerful! The kids will love it!
    Those lav and white check baskets are fabulous!
    Lav almonds, wow!
    Speaking of little candies, if you like Mounds try the new M an M's coconut! Yummy!
    Have a very blessed Easter, Rett, many blessings!
    Let the Easter eggs roll!

  12. Rett~ I kept looking and looking at this bright and happy table. There are so many wonderful details. YOu grandkids will be thrilled!
    I pray that you have many many years and blessings around your Easter table.
    Happy Easter my dear dear friend!

  13. Those are going to be some very happy and excited grandkids! This table is darling...I love every single element. The harlequin baskets will surely be seen many times, and the green polka dot place mats bring the whole tablescape to life, and I adore those egg cups! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your precious design. Cherry Kay

  14. I know the children will love this fun and festive table. From the polka dot placemats to the sweet little egg cups, it is all wonderful.


  15. Can I sit with the kids this year? Love everything about this table!
    Happy Easter, Rett.

  16. Add me to the kid's table, too! Love it!!

    Have a very blessed Easter!

  17. What a cute and cheerful table you have set. I wish I could see the looks on your grandchildren's faces when they see it.
    I love the addition of your mom's flatware and I must say, 1958 was a very good year :).
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  18. What a fun and festive table you have set for your grands Rett. I know they will love it. You have a knack of making things special, and I know that kids remember these things.
    I think your little harlequin baskets were a darling find, and suit your table beautifully. I am gathering inspiration for my table.
    Have a blessed Easter.

  19. Hi Rett! Not only would our little Daniel love this setting, but he will have a hard time convincing his Dads that they are sitting at the kids table. A wonderful table filled with the Spring and Easter spirit. Thank you for sharing.


  20. OMYGOODNESS...everything is just beautiful. I simply ADORE your green polka dot place mats and am pretty sure I MUST have some.
    You gave me a great idea for a centerpiece for my Easter table..I love the colored grass and beautiful plant. And, for the side table, I will also use colored plastic eggs in a pretty glass container..and..I have a brand new beautiful mug mat sent to me from Kathy's Cottage that I will use, just like you are using yours.
    So, IN OTHER WORDS, I am copying your cute self and all your cute things. :)))

  21. Here from the Seasonal Sunday love the wonderful setting here.. you are very talented!Happy Easter!

  22. Rett,

    I want to be a kid and come to your house! WOW! I'd be happy as an adult with this wonderful tablescape. Such wonderful memories for everyone. The geranium is an amazing color and perfect with your lavender theme. Happy Easter!

  23. What a lovely table. I love the polka dot placemats! And the geranium and the bunnies and the plates and just all of it! Happy Easter. Please come visit if you have a chance, I'm having a monogrammed napkin giveaway!

  24. What a lovely, festive and happy table! I love the vignette with those ceramic bunnies too. The harlequim plates are so pretty and unique! Your children are going to love it and have such fun that will keep in their memmories for ever, Rett! Love it!
    Happy Easter to you all.

  25. Rett:

    Your table is so full of life. The perfect way to celebrate Easter. Hope you are having a fabulous Easter. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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