Maybe it was the flowering cherry tree outside our dining room window, or maybe I just wanted to set a sweet and simple table this year.
The menu was roast ham with pineapple glaze, a composed salad consisting of fresh beets, asparagus, cucumbers and hard boiled eggs over lettuce and radishes with a mustard vinaigrette, potatoes mashed with sour cream and chives, and a big challah bread. I dressed the table with a crystal bowl filled with Emu eggs for a little whimsy, and my daughter brought us the beautiful flowers in the Cellini Craft vintage hammered aluminum vase. The table settings, Myott Royal Mail dinner dishes and Kent English pale pink salad plates. The place mats were purchased at Marshall's a few years ago...they are pale pink leather.
So, maybe it was the flowering cherry tree, or maybe it was the dogwoods in bloom....something out there is definitely inspiring me. The lilacs (this is where my knees go a little weak) are all blooming now, and oh how heavenly they smell!
There is lettuce waiting to be picked already and the chives for the potatoes we had at Easter dinner, came from the veggie garden in our backyard. One funny thing I noticed today, in the Japanese Tomato ring that we started last year, the ring that helped produce a banner yield of butternut squash, well, look at the center picture in the mosaic. There is a very robust pea plant growing there right now...a volunteer! If you would like to read the post about the tomato ring, you can click here. It will tell you about the ring, and give you a link to where I found the information.