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A Bright Good Friday

April 9, 2012

I know that when it comes to decorating for Easter, pastel colors are usually the chosen colors. I saw these place mats for outdoor dining at Bed Bath and Beyond and I thought, why not use them indoors for Easter? The bright and assorted colored place mats and napkins were sold together…how clever! I already had these sparkly bright Easter eggs on my table and Jose picked up fresh flowers for me on Friday. Everything matched perfectly without me looking for the perfect match!

Our lovely neighbors invited us over for Easter lunch so our only guest this weekend was our good friend Kinsey. She came over on Friday and Jose and I made a Good Friday salmon dinner. But just like everything else on my table falling into place, a sweet new friend Yeni stopped by earlier to deliver these awesome carrot cake chicks she made for our family! Not only were they delicious but they also made our table even more festive for our dinner with Kinsey!

I couldn’t stop photographing these cuties!

If you look closely you will see the short wine glasses (acrylic!!) that I bought at Crate and Barrel for outdoor use as well. I thought I would use them for the boys for our dinner on Friday without worrying about broken glass plus…I knew Diego would feel very mature drinking from one!

This all came together as I was starting to plan for outdoor dining. The weather was so nice so early that I thought I should get a few things to start eating at our table outside. Well…since I was raised in Chicago I should have known that the weather can change quickly, so eating in on Friday was a must. I was so inspired by the bright hues of these place mats that I really couldn’t wait for the weather to cooperate so I could use them! Sometimes inspiration for your home starts off with just one simple item! And honestly, nothing makes me happier than eating a great meal in a beautiful room with my family.

I hope you all had a bright Easter weekend!
Your friend,

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  • Reply Nancy April 10, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Amazing table, very inviting, one day I hope I could learn from you on decorating and planing, those chicks are so adorable i wish i could have one…. On the other hand, thank God this year I did not have to any of that, frank’s aunt and uncle invite us over for lunch and everything was very delicious. And after that, we went over our dear friends house Laurita and Luis, she is and amazing pastry chef, and I was so looking forward to enjoy Some of her famous cakes and cupcakes, it was a beautiful evening but most of all because I got to spend nice quality time with friends and beautiful cousin Carol.

  • Reply Jenny April 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful. Can you get the recipe for the chicks please?

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Jenny! I’ll ask her! xoxo

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