easter dinner for 18: shopping at IKEA

March 22, 2007 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

My Easter dinner theme is inspired around 2 little bird salt/pepper shakers I saw in a boutique in Beacon Hill. The salt shaker was white and the pepper shaker was turquoise. BAMM! my theme was born.

dinnerware from ikea

After reviewing what I’ve got at home and with idea story board in hand, it’s time to start shopping for the basics. Here’s the category of things I need:

  • Dinnerware for 18
  • Table Cloth
  • Place Cards
  • Centerpieces
  • Menu
  • Favors
  • Napkins
ikea curtains that i’m going to use for a table cloth

My first stop on my shopping trip is IKEA. There is no better place to start because of its low prices and item availability. The plates were easy to find and very reasonably priced. Next to the plates were these super cute turquoise egg cups that couldn’t be any more perfect. I wasn’t happy with their napkin and tablecloth selection, nothing really struck my fancy. I didn’t get inspired until we made our way into the textiles section of the store. There it was like a faithful friend… the curtains. IKEA curtains are a staple in many of my projects (bench cushion, 2 sets of curtains, table top cover and an office desk skirt). I found a great pair of turquoise panels that when sewn together will make a beautiful table cloth.


When I got home I immediately mixed what I already had and what I just bought into a “draft” table setting arrangement. My shopping list is now down to the following:

  • Place Cards
  • Centerpieces
  • Menu
  • Favors
  • Napkins

Entry filed under: easter, entertaining.

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