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It’s Easter, and barring any Easter cold snap, snow, or other bizarre Easter weather, Easter can mean the first picnic of the year.  And why not?  Spring has sprung, the family has gathered, and everyone is already outside for the egg hunt.  A picnic can be the perfect answer for what to do for Easter dinner.

SONY DSCAs I was prepping for this year’s picnic, I was stumped about where to have this important event.  In my mind, I kept thinking of this wonderful hidden place with low-hung, shady branches and green grass.  A picnic should be… a destination, somewhere idyllic, somewhere perfect.  I actually prayed, “God, please show me where to set up for this picnic” as I would go out day after day hoping that something drastic might have changed in my landscape… as if I would somehow stumble upon this wonderful secret garden of a place that I had not found before.

Even though my prayer was silly, God answered as He always does… because He cares about what’s on my mind… and what’s on yours. He reminded me not to get caught up in the little things, but to stick to what’s important and that home is a destination.  No matter how attractive other places may look, no destination has as much appeal as a home where He is allowed to be present as the loving Father that He is.

SONY DSCSo this year’s Easter picnic is on my porch, a place that says home to me probably more than any other.  I want you to know that what’s important to me this Easter week is indeed our home, our family, and all who enter through our doors.  And I have a very humbled heart because our sins really are removed as far as the east is from the west, never to be remembered. 

Thank you, Heavenly Father, that sin no longer is and never will be an issue between you and I simply because of your Son’s sacrifice.  Thank you for Easter and and all that your Son’s sacrifice has provided.  Amen.

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Enjoy more Easter table below!


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Sometimes we picnic on the ground, and sometimes we do a little more. This year, I decided to set a table outside just like I would inside. From the topiaries to the artichokes in the little terra cotta pots, spring’s green is found in our garden-inspired table.

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SONY DSCI may have gotten a little carried away snapping pictures of the centerpiece, but I truly love it. The little bows echo the center table cloth, and the bird’s nest and little bunny keep to our garden theme. Sorry, little bunny, that you have to be in the cloche, but we can’t have you hopping around our Easter table.

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SONY DSCGarden and home are found in the details. Tiny flowers line the silverware. Handmade doilies are underneath the plates; a quilt covers the table and songbirds light for just a moment on the napkins. I mixed my stoneware with china in keeping with the “mix and match” of the rest of the table.

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Mixing and matching the glassware gives the table some interest. Another benefit is if you don't have enough pieces to finish out a setting, that doesn't mean you can't have a great table. Simply mix in something else and create a pattern with your layout.Mixing and matching the glassware gives the table some interest. Another benefit is if you don’t have enough pieces to finish out a setting, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great table. Simply mix in something else and create a pattern with your layout.

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Last but not least, pale peach flowers in antique bottles mark each place setting and herald the good news of Easter with chalkboard tags tied with twine.

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The real meaning of Easter stands out in the tablescape of this garden-inspired Easter/spring picnic.

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