“Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage”: 2014 Easter Lunch

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

…6:00 Easter Sunday afternoon…

Wow, I am tired!  The Easter lunch preparations began weeks ago, but “in earnest” on Friday. Twenty some wonderful family and friends to feed.  That’s when the cooking started…with the annual Easter Coconut Cake!  (if you would like the recipe, see last year’s Easter post from Chestnut Cottage!)  It is yummy, easy, and so moist!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

I sometimes like to take a break from cooking and do some of my flower arranging.  So, I started with tulips!  Several tuliperes  to fill… which certainly have a mind of their own!  But these must  be “conquered”!  I enjoy getting my great room ready with lots of flowers, as I have one of my three tables in this room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Lots more cooking, but before that, I always set my tables so I can enjoy them!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

This table is in the kitchen and the next is the one I mentioned in the great room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Flowers on the tables are always fun at Easter, and oh how I love the smell of freshly dug moss!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

The young people on my guest list seems to love eating at their table in the master bedroom!  Chestnut Cottage seems to have a nice flow on these occasions…one table in the kitchen, one in the great room, and one in the master bedroom off the great room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Lots more cooking, and then the last of the cooking was to do my lemon curd tarts on Sunday morning.  I prefer to make them the day I serve them, so they are nice and fresh.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

And one must have some chocolate favors and no one is too old for an Easter basket!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

After a big lunch of the following menu, I am ready for a nice long nap…as in all night!

Hope your Easter was filled with joy…and lots of good chocolate!

Enjoy!

xo Kathryn

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8 Responses to “Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage”: 2014 Easter Lunch

  1. Luke says:

    It wouldn’t be Easter without faith, family, and fabulous food. I don’t think that one can have an authentic Southern menu for Easter without ham, deviled eggs, and coconut cake. I hope you had some help with the clean up after all that cooking:) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Janice Honeycutt says:

    Kathy, as always, you have outdone yourself again. I can just taste all the food and smell the flowers. Everything is so beautiful that you do. I admire you so much. And I love you Girl! Jan

  3. Kathryn says:

    Oh Jan, thanks so much for your support and love! And I love you also!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I agree Luke! And yes, I had lots of help with the clean up and not a word of complaint that NOTHING could go in the dishwasher! Hope you had a great Easter!

  5. franki says:

    You know…I don’t even mind doing those “dishes” by hand…it’s time for remembering! I KNOW that coconut cake is delish!! 🙂 Just glad to have my kiddos home for Easter after spring break in Mexico during the earthquake! franki

  6. Luke says:

    Now that’s love-a family that works together to create a special event. I had a wonderful Easter with lots of great memories with family created, Kathryn. Doing all the prep work and cleaning with family can be just as memorable as the even itself. I love that nothing of yours went in the dishwasher! Some of my fondest holiday memories are the time spent late into the night hand-washing and drying my family’s best dinnerware with my dad.

  7. Moira Welch says:

    Kathryn, is the crystal with the thistle pattern from Edinburgh Crystal?

  8. Kathryn says:

    Yes, the crystal is a combination of William Yeoward “Pearl” and “Thistle” from Edinburgh Crystal.

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