Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Tablescape


A Warm Spring welcome to Red Couch Recipes!  Spring in Utah brings variable weather.  It was sunny at the first half of the day, and then it began to be cloudy and windy -- though at my table it was all about Spring and Easter.

Today I set this table at my friend Shannon's home.  Shannon is the hostess of a local television show, and today I visited her show and talked about tablescaping and about this Easter table, and Shannon made some homemade lemon curd and displayed her White Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Curd Eggs.   Let me tell you, I like the medium of blogging much better than television!  I just hope I didn't come across too flat on her show; it is hard to keep the conversation going.  It was a fun experience and Shannon is a great show host.  Sorry about the lighting -- it appears that television lighting was not so great with my camera.

Don't you just love sweets waiting for you to eat on a tablescape?  I love the colors of turqoise and brown hightlighted in this table.




We created this cute little centerpiece with the Peeps smushed up against the glass.  I just love this look.  The centerpiece is a bit tall, but it worked for our table of four.



The table features my turquoise and white footed bowls and parfait glasses that are perfect for Easter.


I love the plaid napkins with the polka dotted dishware.


A Peeps Nest Cake is waiting at the end of the table to be served up.


At the beginning of the photot shoot, these White Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Curd Nests Eggs were in the blue footed bowls.  After the end of the photo shoot, these eggs were quickly demolished by the camera crew and by her son and my daughter.  I will share with you the delicious recipe at a later date.  Thankfully, I was able to grab this egg from my daughter before she devoured it.  For my photo shoot, I quicly replaced the eggs with the chocolate bunnies for my own photo shoot. 


Thanks for letting you share my fun day!  Thanks for droping by my Red Couch!

Linked with the following parties:  Tablescape Thursday

26 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I wish I had seen you! I love the white flowers with the blue peeps...I LOVE Peeps! Such pretty dishes too. :)

Debbie said...

Well, Woohoo! I know a TV star now. I'm sure you did wonderfully and did NOT look fat. (Why do we women always think that?) The table looks so festive with the blues. I would love some dishes like that, and I will be waiting for the recipe and directions coming up next.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It sounds like you had a great adventure Joni-how fun! Your table is pretty and yep, I always love to be greeted by sweets at the table:@)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow Joni! You are now officially a "star!" Those bunnies in the vase are so cute and of course I love the white dishes. Sounds like so much fun! Linda

Jacqueline said...

I hope you recorded the show! I love the egg in the chocolate shell. Are you going to give the recipe for that too? The table turned out so pretty. I bought peeps to make a centerpiece but haven't gotten around to it yet. life gets going so quickly. Thanks for sharing your starring role day with us! I am sure you were great on TV.

anniebakes said...

LOVE LOVE the peep centerpiece!! you are so clever, anne

Barbara F. said...

That is so cool that you know the host of a television show. I wish we could all see it! Your table is great, I love the peeps in the vase, I have seen arrangements on Pinterest and wanted to try it. xo

Cindy said...

How exciting for you! I would be terrified! The table looks great, such wonderful ideas.

Jo's This and That said...

Love the dishes! Thanks for sharing your lovely table Joann

Kathleen said...

WOW! That's exciting. Love the dots and checks. I have a new party LET'S DISH! on Wed. nights. Come over and link this beauty up!

Style Sisters said...

Wow Joni! How exciting for you to be on TV!! What show was it? I wish I would've known I would have watched you! Although I am on vacation in California for a week...but I would have recorded it!! So excited for you.

Link up to Centerpiece Wednesday so more people can read about your TV appearance!

Karin :)

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sounds like the only thing missing from the shoot was your red couch! Your table is darling and I love the eggs with the mousse and lemon curd and your peeps centerpiece. How did I miss your Peeps Nest Cake? I've not been around till last night...sorry, it's adorable Joni!

Texas Tea Party said...

Beautiful table! Love the blue bunnies in the centerpiece. The blue and white polka dot dishes are so cute. Happy tea party! Pam

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations on your on-air appearance! It's always nice to be able to share your knowledge and love for something with the public. Television is a little different, but who knows what can come of it? You'll be famous!!!!! The tablescape, of course, is very pretty, and I want to just run away with those fabulous polka-dotted dishes!!! Both Rett and Kathleen will go nuts for those! Beautiful job!

Beansieleigh said...

Beautiful! LOVE the bunny vase centerpiece, and will definitely keep that one in mind for my own Easter dinner table!.. Funny, I just saw a polka-dot tablecloth I was thinking might be cute for Easter.. You may have just talked me into it! (0; Have a good night and a great weekend ahead! ~tina

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

How fun to do a TV show! Love your dinnerware. Very cute table. Looking forward to the recipe for the eggs.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How fun to be on a television show! I so agree, I'd much rather be behind the camera than in front of it. Can't wait for the white chocolate and lemon curd recipe - what a cute idea.

Maria said...

I love how you used Peeps to line your vase! Clever! I may borrow this idea! Nice job!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love your spring decor with those blooming flowers and cute Easter bunnies! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice day

Marigene said...

Cute table...love the brown and aqua. The centerpiece is adorable...

Entertaining Women said...

Absolutely charming...so many wonderful details. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

bj said...

This all sounds so fun.
Everything is just perfect...:)

Marlis said...

I am sure this was a fabulous experience for you.. And I'm sure you did absolutely fabulous. Your table is adorable. I love the chocolate bunnies! I have always loved blue and brown and this works so fabulous for Easter.. Congrats! xo marlis

Tricia said...

So glad you are getting recognition for your amazing creativity, Joni! This table is just full of wonderful ideas. Love the "egg" dessert, and the centerpiece, especially, but I can just see all the guests' faces light up when they spot their very own chocolate bunnies at their placesetting!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"How truly exciting this must have been"! You are such a natural and must have WOW-ed them...You always WOW me!!! Every detail is perfect as always AND your cake is "Delicious Fun"!!!
Happy Easter to you!!!
Big Hugs,
Donna

Sue said...

Gorgeous table! Blue, polka dots, chocolate...some of my favorite things!

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