Every celebration entails a bit of work, but I always enjoy gathering my family around a beautiful table to experience all the joys of the holiday. Easter this year was celebrated on our front porch with a handful of family members. The space if light-filled and beautiful.
To set the scene, we gathered daffodils and forsythia from the yard and purchased flats of pansies from the garden center. Yellow and pink were the theme and we used mid-century pink and yellow dishware from Iroquois Pottery. Yellow akro agate plant pots were filled with pansies in both pink and yellow.
Michelle and Jenny pondered how to cut the cake, (above).
Jenny's Dad and our older daughter Michelle enjoyed every bit of the day, and my mother always brings Oscar to the table. Jenny's Easter basket featured a vintage candy box filled with spring socks.
My homemade coconut cake was made with pastry cream icing flavored with light coconut milk from the Thai food section of the grocery store. It is a family favorite and the crowning glory of the meal!
We sent everyone home with left-overs but saved a few pieces of the coconut cake for later.
Did you make a special Easter dessert?