My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket.
Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~
So I set an Easter table for two, lakeside, with a floral Easter Basket~ filled with some annuals that can be repotted after Easter, along with a few eggs, butterflies, and a bunny tucked in as surprises~
My bunnies normally sit on my bookshelves and are happy to be outdoors~
A twin size quilt is the right size to cover my 42 inch round table and be turned so our legs aren’t hitting the cloth :-)
Lenox Butterfly Meadow Cloud is one of my favorite patterns. . .the embossed Butterflies are hard to see in the outdoor light but an appropriate symbol for the holiday. . .
I’m drawn to the simplicity of the white and the subtle pattern of the embossing and scalloped edges. I’ve picked up plates, one & two at a time, at Marshall’s & HomeGoods when I run across them~for three to six dollars a plate~ a price equivalent to my former Starbucks habit that I have traded for a dish habit instead :-) It’s doubly hard to resist since it’s listed at Replacements for $18 – $20 a plate.
The ends of the spirea branches are tucked in a plastic water bottle, for maximum water intake instead of tiny water picks, and anchored inside the basket with wire~ concealed with flowers & moss.
Flowers are spilling over from the basket, onto the quilt, and climbing up my Tracy Porter glasses~ a HomeGoods find several years ago. . .
A butterfly shaped egg dish is also from HomeGoods in Lenox Butterfly Meadow.