Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tablescape Thursday

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Today is Maundy Thursday  and a day to remember our Lord's last supper.  Last year our family commemorated this day by celebrating Passover which was the Old Testament feast that Our Lord Jesus celebrated that night with His disciples.  Not a sad day at all, Passover is a day of celebration and joy as the Israelites   praised God for delivering them out of the bondage of slavery.   Christians today can celebrate joyfully, too, as Jesus Christ came to deliver us from the bondage of sin!
  The Passover meal is known as the Seder.
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The Seder Plate  is used symbolically throughout the meal   hosting various ceremonial  foods,  but this is in addition to the beautiful meal one serves for dinner...
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My presentation of the seder plate..
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 Our table represented  all that was best of springtime... flowers from our garden!
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During the ceremony  the leader,  sips from four glasses of wine all representing the blood of redemption.
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To appreciate the sacrifice of our Lord and give honor and praise to Him  a lovely and best presentation is beneficial to help set the tone and the reverence of the meal.
I used my American Federal China in the Portland pattern  that I inherited from Lynn's family.   Using   family heirlooms  seems to keep traditions alive in these special family celebrations;  The wine glasses were  a set we purchased the first year of our marriage in Germany....  again, the tradition of something old and familiar....

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For this occasion I enjoyed using my Willow Tree angles as  table  sentinels reminding us of the special guest we felt was present during the evening...joining us, also,  for the meal were my mom and dad..
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While Lynn led the ceremonial readings
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Our meal   ....very Eastery, healthy, and tasty!
We ended our celebration with a candle vigil as we sang some wonderful hymns of praise and thanksgiving!
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2 comments:

  1. Your table is so very pretty and I love your dishes! I pray you have a very blessed weekend!

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  2. This table setting is just great! Thanks for sharing this! I like the video of the last supper as well!...Daniel

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