I have a friend who doesn't cook...well she can, but cooking is kinda an "adventure" for her. She has a nice collection of china...various patterns and all of them are so pretty. I remember she once said, "I might not cook much, but I can get something at the store, bring it home and make it look good on my plates."
She is one of the smartest ladies I know and she is well-versed on a large number of topics. And her memory-wow-amazing!
So here's the story:
Years ago, my friend was making a lamb cake using a pan similar to the one above. The cake was going to be used as the centerpiece for her Easter table. She had a friend over--"because I would never have made a cake alone." So they were working together to make the cake and realized (when she took a sample) that they forgot to add the sugar to the cake. So, they made a second cake. When they were taking the cake out of the pan, the lamb's head fell OFF!
She told me that they ended up icing the PAN and using it as the centerpiece!! She said they tied the pans together with a string and then they iced it. She said when they finished with the lamb's ears, it looked like George Washington!
So here's how I made my centerpiece.
I decided to start this project late in the afternoon, so I wasn't really interested in going to the store. You can buy moss-covered wreaths in most craft stores, but I had these items on hand and I decided to use them instead. I decided to press in the sharp edges my foam wreath--you can see how much softer the edges look now. I just pushed in the edges with my fingers. Then, I hot-glued the sheet moss to the wreath. It was pretty easy to cover. The moss shed a bit, so I was glad I did this step outside.
Then, it was time begin my Easter table design.
This is a hydra pick.
You can fill it with water and then put small flowers or greenery in the small hole. You can add flowers to spots that might prove to be problematic without the hydra pick. I picked a few azaleas, some violas and a couple of sprigs of a kimberly fern to add some color to my wreath.
I got out this piece of hand-made lace.
I'm not sure who made it, but I would guess it was my grandmother.
I know she knew how to tat.
I used a burlap charger and added my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf plates. Yes, I think I got them with the encouragement of my friend who likes china, but who doesn't cook too often. I added napkins with wicker napkin rings. I used vintage silver-plate flatware. I know I bought the silver-plate with a friend who doesn't cook too often..... It's always nice to have friends that understand that you just want things you really don't need :)
Here's a final look at the place setting.
Dear sweet little lamb--you make me smile for so many reasons.
I wish you all a joyful Easter season!
HE HAS RISEN!
HE HAS RISEN!
Sources: chargers (Hobby Lobby), plates (Williams-Sonoma), napkins (Belk), napkin rings (Target)
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