Sunday, April 24, 2011

An Easter Tea

H a p p y   E a s t e r ! ! !
I decided to set my dining room table for Easter even though I'm actually eating out.
Yes, reservations at a fabulous restaurant in town. 
But I couldn't resist to set the table because I have the perfect dishes for Easter 
and have never had them out in this house. 
I'd been saving them for use on the table after it was painted white.
These dishes are LuRay Pastels. They were manufactured from 1938 to 1962.
I've collected them for a long time and have at least a set of 8 as a mixed set...
two pink, two yellow, two blue, two green of everything plus extras of quite a lot
and lots of serving pieces.

I have egg cups too but couldn't find the yellow one in my cabinet today.
Besides...eggs don't really go with tea.
It does make the perfect Easter table although I don't think it compares to what
Pottery Barn came up with.
All of this is so perfect from the willow charges to the little bunnies and egg shaped plates.
This gives me something to strive for next year.

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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I prefer your tulips and your dishes! Have a wonderful brunch tomorrow on Easter!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pictures! I adore your pastel plates!!!!

Have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Pottery Barn can set a table all right, I love the name holders and the pastel glassware too. Your set is so pretty, I have a feeling we will be seeing it again! have a nice dinner tomorrow!

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing.. Happy Easter~


Love Lu-Ray! I have a few pieces also. They are so "happy" and pretty!
Your table looks lovely.

Sharon said...

Oh, I think a chocolate egg served in an eggcup would work for Easter tea! Lovely setting, Nita.

Life in a 320 square foot home said...

You are too funny - I think you would be a hoot to hang out with...."Besides...eggs don't really go with tea"

Enjoy your dinner!


Lovely tablescape and so cheery with such colorful china, I love it! Chocolate Easter eggs go with whatever at Easter time, love the name hlder and those pastel glasses, terrific! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter.

Olive Cooper said...

The pastel china is gorgeous Nita. There is no telling how many people and hours PB takes to set up that scape. Happy Easter♥

The enchanted home said...

Your setting is literally right out of a magazine out Martha! So all the beautiful pastels..truly gorgeous! Happy Easter to you too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Snap said...

Eggs and tea ... two of my favorite things!!!! :D :D :D The LuRay pastels really are nice for springtime and Easter. Happy Easter!


I like yours WAY better than PB. So beautiful!


oldblackcatboo said...

Oh, I love your pastel dishes!
My sister collects Fiestaware which is the totally flip side of your pastels. And I collect Candlewick, another completely different style. I love a beautifully set table and yours is GORGEOUS!
Yes, Pottery Barn is stunning but it's Pottery Barn! Oh well...LOL!
Happy Easter!
XOXO - Cindi

"Create Beauty" said...

So beautiful! Friends and family are coming over to celebrate my birthday today, I am now inspired to set a beautiful springtime table for the occassion! (to me this is much more fun than cooking.... it's all about the decorating!!!!!)

"Visiting" your home is like a breath of fresh springtime air...
(breathing deeply here.... ahhhhhh!)

~ Violet

AshTreeCottage said...

What a charming table!! Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous Easter!

Susan and Bentley

Allison said...

I think your table is lovely, Nita. Such pretty pastel dishes and a fun collection you have started. Happy Easter!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love those delicate little glasses in all the pastel colors. Your table is just lovely. Happy Easter!

Katalin said...


Cat & Cricket said...

Happy Easter!
I want it all!

Cindy said...

I beg to differ, dear lady. Yours appears to be a beloved collection found over time, PB's looks brand new and TOO perfect. I really enjoy seeing what you put together.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Denise said...

Happy Easter to you! Your table looks beautiful. Hope that your dinner out was yummy.

The Tablescaper said...

Before this Easter, I had never heard of Lu-Ray and now I've seen it on several tables. It's magnificent. Your table is wonderful. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cozy Little House said...

Yep, we all love PB, but I love yours better!

Vicki V @ said...

I love,love,love Lu-ray dishes! I wish I could find a stash somewhere!

TiKiMOOSE said...

Happy Easter!!!
Okay I did it! Check out my first Ozark blog post
let me know what you think!
Your pal,

Melissa said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Malena said...

Actually it does compare to Pottery Barn's! I love the Lu Ray. I have that pink sugar bowl, but I can't remember if there's a lid. I'll buy things w/o the lids, and sometimes find the lids elsewhere. If it's pink, I'll buy it.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Pretty dishes! I've enjoyed catching up on all of your Easter decor posts. Nita style! Love it!

Marydon said...

Mita, you vignettes & decor is exquisite. Love the bright colors & pastels ... your centerpiece is brilliant.

Have a beautiful week ~

Vintage Home said...


Linda Hartong said...

How lovely.

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