Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Brunch

Easter. A time of celebration. We don't usually have Easter at home, as there is always a family gathering. But I still enjoy setting my table in honor of this special day.

~"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy
and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you."
Psalms 5:11 ~

The Silver belonged to my BFF who passed away 6 years ago.

Her family did not want any of these pieces, so they passed them on to me.

~"Glory in his holy name: let the hearts of these who seek the Lord rejoice!"
1 Chronicles 16:10~

I always wanted dishes with sweet Scripture verses.

When I found these at Ross, my daughter and I were on the hunt to find enough pieces to complete the table.

~"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations,
'The Lord reigns!'" 1 Chronicles 16:31 ~

It was so much fun making the rosette napkins.

~Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say REJOICE. " Philippians 4:4 ~

~ "Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" Revelation 19:7 ~

This weekend we will be celebrating the Risen Savior. If it was not for the sacrifice HE made, we would be dead to sin, eternally. HE paid the price for the debt we owed.

We are all sinners, since we have all done wrong things. But God made a way for us to be forgiven so we can have eternal life in Heaven. All we have to do is recognize our sinfulness and accept that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when he died on the cross and rose again from the grave.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Have a blessed Easter!

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Willow said...

Your table looks lovely and how special to be given those silver pieces. I hope you have a Good Easter.

Marydon said...

Sweet Jocelyn ~ What a gorgeous set of dishes & exquisite table setting.

Without Him, we are nothing.

Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter, my precious friend ~

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Oh MY! Those dishes... I love them. And I am thankful our Father loved us so much He gave us his only son. I love your words, and the table setting is wonderful. I want to find some like THAT! Thank you - Alleluia! Alleluia!

Allie said...

Lovely, lovely table - how precious to set it with your friend's silver. Your scripture dishes are just wonderful! I am so loving this time of year, Resurrection Day is my favorite day of all - He is Risen indeed!

LouAnne said...

I love, love, love those dishes and your lovely tablescape! Beautiful job!

Donna Heber said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I just adore your silver pieces. So lovely.

sweet violets said...

Thank you for this beautiful homage to Easter....rejoice!!! hugs...cleo

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Gorgeous dishes. If it wasn't such a sin, I'd covet them!!

Shirley said...

Beautiful! I love your wonderful Scripture Verse Dinner settings. How nice to have a complete set too! Many Blessings and Happy Easter to you and your family.

Shirley said...

Dear Jocelyn, Just before I was about to exit your post a ray of sunshine caught my eye and I went back and enlarged each photo. Your table setting made me feel serene and happy. I could see glimps of sunlight in each photo that just made me feel good. Now, I have seen many photo's with sunlight, but this was a quiet soft light, different from the others. Just wanted you to know I truly enjoyed my visit.

xinex said...

This is so beautiful and so elegant, Jocelyn. Love the silverware, what a precious memento from your friend..Christine


Your table is the Best Easter table I've seen!
Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter!

Beth said...

Your table is lovely, Jocelyn. What a great testimony you shared!
Blessings, Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

Your table is lovely as it is set out for Easter with a special set of china.

Miss Char said...

Beautiful, beautiful table. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautifully set table! I think it is wonderful that you have your best friend's silver. You will always cherish it, I know! I love the scripture inspired china, beautiful! I am so happy to find you giving our Lord praise and honour throughout your post. Makes my heart glad! Thank you for sharing and may you and your loved ones have a very Happy Easter.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I have never seen dishes like that. I love them. I am going to keep my eyes open for them too. Have a blessed Easter as we celebrate our Savior and Lord. Martha

LadyV said...

A beautiful setting and a beautiful tribute to our Lord Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Easter.

Terri said...

You have set a beautiful Easter table! I love your white swirly tea cups. They are so lovely on your table. Your dishes too are fab, I saw them in a magazine just this past week.

Kathy said...

This is so very, very beautiful. What a sweet thing for you to be able to have your friend's dishes - a treasure for sure! Such a blessing,
Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,

Snap said...

What a beautiful table! And perfect for Easter.

Penny said...

What a beautiful Easter tablescape. Your dishes are lovely and you friends silver is the perfect accent.


Diann said...

This table is so lovely! Those new dishes are wonderful. And what a wonderful treasure to have from your friend! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

Princesa Nadie said...

Thank you for your Easter Tea

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful table setting *swoon* and such lovely scriptures thank you for sharing

Love Dawn xx

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautifully elegant Tablescape for Easter!! Those dishes are so unique and so lovely!!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful table setting and love the glasses! elegant looking! thanks for sharing!.


Oh my, this is just beautiful! Wow, your dishes with scriptures are so very unique, you're so lucky to own them and a full set! Beautiful silver you got from your friend, such nice memento to keep and to remember her by.
Thank you for coming by and leaving me such nice comments.
You have a blessed Easter along with your family.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely table filled with wonderful family treats passed down from family member to family member.

- The Tablescaper

vignette design said...

What a beautiful and elegant table! Love all your BFF's silver. It is such a wonderful remembrance of your dear friend. Happy Easter! ~Delores

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is the most appropriate and perfect Easter table I have ever seen!
Beautiful, filled with scripture and sparkling with silver.
God's word is the most lovely adornment on the table!

Entertaining Women said...

I pray that our mighty Father puts an additional BFF in your life. I lost my best friend, two closest friends are waiting for me to join them on a day of the Lord's choosing. So precious that you have her silver pieces; I know that they are treasures to you. Your scripture china is so special...can't believe that you found it at Ross. Great get! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Lovely serene table.

Marlis said...

Your table is lovely. I love the silver pieces and your china is perfection. How wonderful you posted all the scriptures. Happy Easter and many blessings. Come visit, I've got another giveaway going on.

SewCalGal said...

Spectacular table setting. Love it.
I hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter. I'll be thinking of you.


Pattie T. said...

What a lovely and unique table. I've never seen dishes like that before, but they are certainly appropriate for the season. Wish I could join you.

Scribbler said...

What a lovely table, especially for Easter, and the story about your friend is sweet too.

Alycia Nichols said...

Now THAT is a lovely tribute! May God bless you, your family, and the memory of your BFF this Easter holiday. Take care.