Easter Plans, Prep and Pastels

Recently I was interviewed for an interior design and decorating publication.  One of the questions asked was how would I describe my design style.

Traditional with a classic twist answers the question.

Confused?

Allow me to clarify with a visual explanation starring the Easter egg.

Featured in our Easter 2015 plans, prep and pastels is a selection of the traditional plastic pastel Easter egg.

Easter-egg-hunt-centerpiece

The following two impressive examples of interior design, decorating, home decor and home furnishings illustrate the new traditional with a classic twist Easter egg point.

pink-green-dining-roomHouse Beautiful

Pretty makes the perfect dinner guest.

Horchow-dining-roomHorchow

Our Easter Sunday dinner menu is almost finalized.  Numerous do you/will you eat ________  phone calls have been made to the picky eaters collective.

Dave the Builder submits his requests early in the menu planning stages, our son specifies his desire for his favorite dishes to at least make one plated appearance during his visit home, and the youngest nephew wants only one thing- my Vanilla Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce.

It’s almost a side dish at this point, and I no longer regard it as the star of the dessert table.

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I guess I should be more selective with the way I frame the topic of dessert with The Places In The Home gang.  The look Dave the Builder and my mother had on their faces when I informed them we will be going naked for dessert was priceless.

Naked cake, silly.

This naked cake recipe from Just Destiny is right up my alley.

It’s easy, made from the box and the can, and a delicious excuse to feature fresh flowers.  Destiny advises bakers and cake decorators not to get caught up in perfection.

I like her style.

naked-cake

Smart and savvy diy projects always catch me eye.

These terracotta pot napkin rings from Cottage at the Crossroads will set a stylishly spring is here table.  The tutorial for this project is easy to follow and the materials list is not expensive.

Click here for all the how-to information.

terracotta-napkin-rings

I’m contemplating making up a few how does your garden grow themed favor baskets.

A quick trip to the dollar store will provide the essentials- individual packets of assorted seeds, garden gloves, gardening tools and couple of packs of mini terracotta pots.

A cute print out of the terracotta pot napkin ring tutorial will complete the baskets.

Easter 2015 Plans, Prep and PastelsDollar Tree 

All colors are fair game for Easter decorating.   I love using pastel colors in my Easter decorating color scheme, and a soft and serene shade of pale blue is simply one of the best.

Eggshell-blue-paint-colorsBetter Homes and Gardens

Speaking of an Easter decorating and tablescaping dollar store run and the color blue…

We need another set of plates in our kitchen cupboard like we need a another set of plates in our kitchen cupboard.

Can you say obsessed?

Simple and understated dinner plates have their place on our Easter dinner table.  I prefer to let the crystal, linens, flatware and centerpiece live out loud.

I am one of the last Southern hostess holdouts when it comes to monogramming the vintage linen dinner napkins my mother brought me back from her last trip to Tennessee.  I’m still on the fence about committing this particular set of napkins to a permanent applique and color choice.

Thank goodness for hemstitch cocktail napkins.

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The jury is still out on Martha Stewart’s getting bunny with it napkin fold decision for Easter 2015 plans, prep and pastels tablescape.

bunny-fold-napkinMartha Stewart

It’s got the look, and the men of our family, including our adult son and two nephews, have absolutely no qualms voicing their wishes and requests for traditional holiday menus and decorations.

I kid you not, these men like the details.

I’m in the memories business, and far be it from me to buck with the traditional practices of all things house that make a home.

Be it ever so humble…

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