Sunday, April 24, 2011

~ Happy Easter ~


I'm preparing my table for our Easter dinner




I clipped some flowers from my yard



And then just put them in simple mason jars



The  antique silverware is a family heirloom passed down to me



The white scalloped plates and serving ware are my everyday dishes from TJ Maxx



I think everything is coming together nicely
Simple yet pretty
Now I just need to set the table with napkins etc and put some more flowers in old jars
I will also be adding some tea light candles for a soft glow



My sons made these adorable Easter cupcakes today

They are delicious ;)


I hope you have a beautiful day
xo,
Rachel

An Easter Prayer

by Helen Steiner Rice
God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing -

And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power -

And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,

And give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful
than man's often empty words

Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair -
'Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in His care'.

34 comments:

Anne Marie... said...

Happy Easter to you too Rachel

your table looks simple yet elegantly French...perfect

xo!
Anne Marie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You look as if you are ready...your table is lovely!
Beautiful Easter poem.
Happy Easter!
:)

Vintage Gal said...

Your Easter table is gorgeous ~ I wish you and yours a wonderful Easter holiday. ;-)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

PRETTY!!!! PTRETTY!!!!!PRETTY!!!
Happy Easter!
Kristin

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks beautiful, Rachel. I love all of your dishes and your table is going to look wonderful!
I love the poem, too.

Many blessings for a Happy Easter!

XO,
Jane

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful table, Rachel! Happy Easter!

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful table. I love all the sweet details. Happy Easter!
Heidi

ShabbyLife said...

Gorgeous, I love it!!

Happy Easter,
Lauralee

Heidi said...

Have a blessed Easter and your table looks divine....it's so full of eye candy....

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Beautiful table. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Tete said...

Happy Easter Day!
Hugs- Tete

Olive Cooper said...

I love the Rice poem. Happy Easter for He is Risen. Hugs♥Olive

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Just LoVeLy Rachel... Loving all that WHITE W/Flower accents... HaPPy EaSteR!*!*!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Happy Easter, sweet Rachel! I love the table your husband made for you, what a wonderful surprise. And your Easter setting...beautiful! I have those same plates from TJ Maxx and I love them!

~Shanon

Sofies Haus said...

awsome decoration and furniture!Hughs Anja

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Your table, the setting...my heart beats wildly! So sweet and pure to the eye. LOVE IT!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Cozy Little House said...

And there are those wonderful chairs you had the good sense to snap up! Your table is lovely!
Brenda

A Rosy Note said...

Your table looks beautiful Rachel! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Hugs ♥ Tricia

Desire Empire said...

Lovely Lovely. Enjoy your family get together.
Best Carolyn

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, love the mason jars with flowers and silverware! Beautiful table, Rachel!

Hope you had a happy Easter!
Hugs,
~Michelle

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Rachel! Love your table- it's so elegant and pretty! Happy Easter!

Allison said...

Your table is lovely, Rachel. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter. That is a beautiful Easter prayer.

d e l i g h t said...

Just found your blog this morning and so glad I did...I love it!! I am a new follower. I invite you to visit my blog.
Linda

Pattie said...

Simple and elegant...I love those dishes I have seen them at TJ Maxx. and your cupcake stand... LOVE IT.

Pattie

Lara said...

I love your new table, Rachel! It's fabulous! I think your husband needs to get on the blog & do a post on how he constructed that. I'd like to try & build one. Your white tiered stand is beautiful; I would really love to have something like that. Take care!
:) Lara

Jenni said...

Hi Rachel~

I hope you had a beautiful Easter with your family! I love the poem you posted as well. :)

Your home is so lovely! I always love looking at your pictures. :)

Have a wonderful Monday!

Blessings,
Jenni

About Vintage French Hen said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Your pictures are lovely as always! Marcia

Pristine Cristine said...

What a lovely Easter table-I bet all who attended enjoyed the beautiful presentation.

Cristine

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Hi Rachel! We had an absolute ball for Easter! It looks like yours was lovely as ever...I'm loving your new table ; ) It's simply divine!

Sunshine and Lavender said...

Your table looks beautiful!! Love the Easter poem.

Hope your Easter was beautiful!
~Alison

Karena said...

Rachel I am so enamored of your images and holiday decor, simply wondrous!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Your blog is so pretty. I just found you! I am adding you to my blog list. Lovely lovely easter table setting...the prettiest one I saw this easter. Your hubby is so creative! How sweet of him to build you that table.

All That Jazz said...

I knew you would pretty it up lovely! ;-)
Those cupcakes look yummy!!
Hope your Easter was joyous & that you enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday!
~xo/michelle~

Ann said...

That is so lovely and pretty...
French Perfect ♥