Friday, April 22, 2011

Experimenting with Boxwoods (and setting the Easter table)

On the eve of The Baby Shower, I picked up three of these at Lowes for $3.33 each.   They're called Green Velvet Boxwoods and by the tag's account they are certainly outdoor plants.  Nevertheless, I planted them in pots and put them in my sun window.  They're supposed to get quite large - 3'x5', so either they'll eventually start to fail or I'll plant them outside.  But whatever I do, for the price of a small bouquet of flowers, I've had three lovely green plants to enjoy for a whole month.  They still seem to be doing alright, so...

 This weekend I'm using them as my centerpieces for our Easter celebration table.

I just threw all this on this morning, so I'll probably do some tweaking before Sunday. 

But the basics are there - my simple china from BB&B, glassware from both of our grandmothers...

Silver from my other grandma and wrinkled linen, of course.  Yes, it will be some extra work to hand-wash all this for 12, but if it's not worth it on Easter then when is it?

All set to celebrate!  Hope you have a lovely Easter.


  1. You've set a beautiful table. I LOVE anything green and boxwoods, indoors or out, are one of my favorites. So glad to find your blog, it's lovely. Would love to have you visit me sometime! I am a new follower. Happy Easter! :)

  2. It looks lovely. I just visited Williamsburg, Va and I am wanting boxwoods! Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

  3. I LOVED this post!!! Featured it tonight. :) Your photos are stunning! I think the boxwoods made for a fabulous addition.

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you had a lovely Easter! :)