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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

EDIBLE EASTER BASKET CENTERPIECE

My camera is in the shop...so I decided to do a repeat. This post is from Easter 2010. This year, I plan to recreate the edible centerpiece. It cost much less than the flowers...and it's usable!

While looking for flowers at my local Fresh Market, I decided to use colorful, fresh 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...made from dishtowels, cut in half and stitch
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!

For dessert, we will be having the Hill family tradition...Cupcakes or Easter Bunny "Nest" Cake using Great-Ma's (my Momma) marshmallow bunnies. You can see the tutorial here: 


Smiles,
Jane



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5 comments:

Desire Empire said...

What a great idea Jane.

Glad you liked my surf board chalk board over at Mayas.

My Google friends connect is not working so no doubt you haven't been notified of my posts lately. Haven't seen you for ages.

Just wanted to wish you a fabulous and safe Easter.
Carolyn xx

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely...and geez, are you organized!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love flowers...but, I love veggies too and this is gorgeous! What a creative idea and practical too:)

becky said...

You made an Egg Salad :)

{ L } said...

This is worth repeating! It is entirely unique and so pretty!