I love the fresh feeling that Easter brings as a holiday. Just as we love the sharp scent of pine in winter when we celebrate Christmas, I again turn to the garden for inspiration for my Easter table. All the pastel colors are allowed; for once it doesn't have to be black, black, black. Little girls cavort in the yard in their pink ruffled dresses and mary janes while the young men of the family, dressed unwillingly in seersucker suits, stuff themselves with chocolate and deviled eggs. Grownups drink killer bloody marys with lots of tabasco or semi-flat soda with lots of ice. My mother in law would poach a whole salmon and decorate it with cucumber slices, olives etc., etc for scales and eyes. A thing of beauty and delish to boot. Ham and cold asparagus and blocks of strong upstate cheddar graced her table.
Here are a few pictures of Easter celebrations that I thought you might like:
More Later-going to pick some daffodils for my centerpiece!