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!



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... 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,

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.

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!