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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Table Settings and Decorating Ideas / Join in the fun with Easter or Spring Table Settings
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    Join in the fun with Easter or Spring Table Settings

    Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:14 am
    Forum Host

    Did you say you have a pretty Spring tablescape to share?


    Have you decided how you’ll decorate your table for Easter?


    Do you need suggestions? Or do you have ideas to share?


    Well, you’ve come to the right place…Welcome to the Table Settings and Decorating Ideas forum where, for the month of April, we'll be showing off our dining tables or even our homes decorated for Easter or Spring...or both!


    Photos are always welcome or feel free to just jump in and join the conversation. All participants will receive a banner for their About Me page!

    Last edited by Dreamgoddess on Fri May 18, 2012 7:24 am, edited 1 time in total
    Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:43 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I just got some "new" china on craigslist and can't wait to use it on Easter. So very excited.
    Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:05 am
    Forum Host
    Oh, I love new china and would love to see what you got! What does it look like? Can you post a photo of it? Or if you know the pattern name, I can look it up. Have you decided how you're going to decorate your table?
    Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:07 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It is Noritake Reverie (green trim). It is an old pattern but I am going to freshen it up with rattan chargers and lime green napkins. I think I will use clear footed stemware and get some flowers that reflect the pattern in the plates. What's exciting is I got 101 pieces of this pattern for $50 on craigslist. All in perfect condition!
    Chef Cindee, CA
    Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:25 am Groupie
    oh my, what a delicate & lovely pattern, so perfect for spring/summer! would love to see a post of your Easter table. Wonderful CL find!

    Chef Cindee, CA
    Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:50 pm
    Forum Host

    Found a photo of your china on It's beautiful! The flowers look so delicate. I bet your table is going to be gorgeous!
    Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:34 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:26 pm Groupie
    Hope everyone had wonderful holidays. We are still in the midst of Passover so I thought I'd share photos of my Passover Seder table. The large drum-like box is our wood and silver Seder plate. The symbolic foods are arranged on top and the requisite 3 Matzahs are shelved inside. In addition, I set out small individual Seder plates for each guest. It is a busy holiday with much preparation, but I really enjoyed setting this table. Hope you like it!

    Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:19 pm
    Forum Host
    NiteOwl, what a gorgeous table! I'm so glad you shared it with us. I love your china and those silver goblets are stunning. What kind of flowers did you use in the vases?

    If you don't mind, would you please explain to me what a Seder plate is? I have never seen one of those before. Are the shelves glass?
    Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:22 pm Groupie
    Thanks! For the flowers, I wanted height so I just cut branches from some flowering trees near my house (I have no idea what they are)
    To explain the seder a bit: the Passover seder is a festive meal that commemorates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom on the way to the Promised Land and peoplehood as the Jewish nation.
    At the seder, the seder plate holds the symbolic foods that are used during the seder (some are eaten and some are just visual symbols) Briefly, they include a bitter vegetable (horseradish root) as a reminder of the bitterness of slavery, a shankbone and a roasted egg symbolizing the ancient Temple sacrifices, a brownish fruit mixture called haroset reminiscent of the mortar used by the slaves, and a green vegetable like parsley as a symbol of the springtime.
    The plate itself can be as plain or as decorative as one's personal taste and style. The variety is unlimited. As 3 matzahs are also part of the required food at the seder, our seder plate has 3 lucite shelves to hold the matzas.
    Hope this made sense and answered your questions -- I'm happy to answer any more!
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:03 am
    Forum Host
    NiteOwl, thank you for explaining this to me.

    I was hoping to get a spring table set to share, but RL has just gotten in the way. If inspiration hits today, I might just whip up a table setting.
    Fri May 18, 2012 7:39 am
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