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Monday, April 5, 2010

Edible Centerpiece

While looking for flowers at my local Fresh Market, I decided to use veggies for our Easter centerpiece...

1 LARGE basket...found at a garage sale for $1.00
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 bunch of spinach
1 bunch of radishes
1 bunch of carrots with green tops
2 bunches of green onions
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 dozen hard-boiled eggs, dyed with onion skins and blueberries
1 sweet onion
Total cost..........$12.00

(Flowers - $21 minimum!)

1 BEAUTIFUL Centerpiece...and salad for the rest of the week! Add some bunnies, candles, candies, and dishes, and the setting is complete!

Dishes: Crate and Barrel (coral)
Placemats: Home Goods...actually dishtowels
Napkins: Dillards (about 10 years ago)
Egg cups: Crate and Barrel (turned upside down to hold Cadbury eggs)
Bunnies: Home Goods and TJ Maxx
Candlesticks: Steinmart
Candles: Home Goods
Candies: Cadbury Eggs and Reese's Peanut Butter bunnies
Veggies: The Fresh Market (cost less than half of buying flowers...and it's edible!)

Company... My sons, their ladies and the dogs.....PRICELESS!

Smiles,
Jane

14 comments:

Maya said...

Jane, thanks so much for sharing your Cape Breton experience! I'd love to visit..., it's "just" a drive up the coast.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Beautiful table! Wish I'd been there...happy spring, Jane!

Pearl Maple said...

Nice table setting to celebrate Easter, looks like a lovely welcoming spot to sit and enjoy a meal.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great post Jane! Love the edible centerpiece! Sounds like you had a lovely Easter.

~ Tracy

Bama Belle said...

How adorable!! I love it. How very clever! I will have to do next year! PERFECT!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lovely edible centerpiece! Isn't fresh market just FULL of edible inspiration?!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful.....one of the prettiest I have ever seen

{ L } said...

Jane, this is a brilliant idea! I'm excited about it and I want to do one too now, lol. :)This is IDEAL for the springtime. Your mind is so creative. Beautiful table and it looks like we had similar placemats. ;)

How are things going with your artwork? You've been in my thoughts recently. <3

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

What a beautiful idea. Looks like a bunny brought it in. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Tricia said...

Great centerpiece! Very clever! I love your simple and elegant table.

Deanna said...

Dear One, This looks delicious!!!
God bless you real good,
d

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great idea! I love a centerpiece that you can eat later!

Rettabug said...

Jane, I am soooooo copying this centerpiece idea next year! What a beautiful display of nature's bounty.

Regarding my chutney post of today, Cathy has a fab photo of it poured over cream cheese on her blog, Wives With Knives.

http://thewiveswithknives.blogspot.com/2009/11/cranberry-tangerine-chutney.html


I should have mentioned that in my post & have gone back to edit & add that. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great centerpiece! Such a cheery tablescape!

Katherine