My dear readers….Easter is almost upon us and the activities at our church are many, after all, it is holy week. First Psalm Sunday, then Good Friday, (our pastor performs full immersion baptisms in the Caloosahatchie River and a potluck and service later at the Yacht Club) and then….on the third day….Sunrise Services/ Easter. He has risen! Shout Hosannna!
I have been planning our Easter menu and tablescape. So without further ado…I will point out a few of the pieces on my table, perhaps it will give you inspiration for your own Easter tablescape.
Since I have been touting Spring for the last few posts, I wanted my table to be charming and airy and full of blooming branches, reflecting all the beautiful things of the Spring Season.
I love the smell of Spring and the nesting of the birds outside in my Secret Garden. I enjoy hearing the birds sing in the early mornings as they flutter around building their nests and so it inspired me to use bird’s nests and apple/cherry blossoms for my table.
Of course, I do not have an apple tree or cherry tree in bloom, so I am using faux stems of white blossoms.
I filled two clear cylinder vases with delicately colored eggs of all sizes (I have been collecting eggs and branches for quite some time) and then I stuck the branches of the white blooms in the vases. I added a few more eggs to hide the stem ends. The branches are from Pottery Barn and Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. (see the vignette here)
I try to buy them on sale and most importantly, I want them to look as real as possible.
I also tucked a few bird’s nests on the table and on one of my mercury glass candlesticks. Doesn’t it look like a real birds nest hiding among the branches of white blossoms? Ok, well, kinda sorta! I love the varying heights of the other two mercury glass candlesticks, each sporting a short candle.
I also used round gray placemats down the center of the table, and placed bunny egg cups at each table setting. The bunny egg cups were so cute when I found them at World Market that I couldn’t resist buying them to replace the simple white egg cups I was originally going to use on the table.
Each place setting consists of two plates…a white dinner plate, a salad plate and a simple folded napkin. On top of the napkin, I placed another bird’s nest with yet another egg for each guest. After all, it is Easter and I love to dye eggs…I can’t imagine an Easter without dyed eggs. I know some people love the candy eggs or the plastic eggs filled with candy, but for me, I have to have white boiled eggs, dyed a pretty pale color. It is a ritual for me! It isn’t Easter without boiling and dyeing the eggs. And it isn’t Easter without bunnies!
I put cloth carrots into this bunny candy dish. I bought the orange cloth and burlap carrots at Pier 1 a couple weeks ago and the bunny candy dish I bought on-line last year.
I purposefully used two different patterns of white dinnerware for the dinner plate and the salad plate. I love to decorate with a few upscale touches mixed with a natural look. Simple, yet classic styling. I am not sure there is a title for that look…eclectic-farmhouse-shabby-chic? Anyway, the white dinner plates I bought at Pottery Barn Outlet several years ago and the salad plates I bought at Pier 1. The bubbled stemmed glasses are from Target…an on-line buy last year.
The salt and pepper bunny and carrot were a gift from a dear friend of mine….I just love how cute he is!
So now that my table is ready for Easter, I am going to share with you my planned Menu!
Have you planned your Easter dinner menu?
I hope you liked my tablescape and found a few ideas to use on your Easter table this year!
Please comment and share your plans, I would love to hear.