In this post: As you prepare for spring entertaining, be inspired by these elegant Easter table decorations for a lovely holiday brunch.⇒
Happy Monday friends! Today I’ve got a nice surprise for you as we begin the spring round of Holiday Entertaining Blog Tours, this time focusing on inspiration for Easter. I’ve joined with 30+ talented bloggers to bring you this tour and will be hosting it on the blog all week. You can follow along in order or just click on the links at the bottom of the post. And since I’m the first stop on the tour, please join me for a look at my elegant but casual Easter table decorations. Enjoy the tour!
If you’re new to Designthusiasm or coming over from Erin’s lovely table at Sunny Side Up, let me take a minute to welcome you! As those who’ve been reading a while already know, my tables tend to be conceptual in nature, with a comfortable mix of casual and formal, as well as a touch of rebel thrown in (see flatware placement… ;-)).
I’ve been doing lots of pinks so far this spring, but for Easter I really wanted to build a table around robin’s egg blue. With greens and blues so on trend this year, it seemed the perfect time to play with this classic seasonal pairing. My table is centered around a nature theme with birds, eggs and nest motifs providing the foundation.
The Plate Stack
There’s always one visual that drives the design of my tables and it’s often a pattern from the top plate. This table is no exception with these wonderful bird plates playing that role. I’ve used them before and it’s often a challenge to make patterned plates look fresh and new, yet I’ve never used these with the other elements on this table. The textured cream dinner plate helps emphasize the bird plate, while the wood charger offers a rustic base to the entire presentation. (See source list at the bottom of the post).
From the plate stack I moved to the floral arrangements, always a key ingredient on any table I do (and perhaps my favorite). I went with simple hydrangeas in blue and green, served up in these beautiful chinoiserie vases. When I pick my color palette, I like to include varied shades of the tones to add a note of complexity to the tablescape.
The napkin cluster pairs an indigo linen hemstitch with a pale blue ruffled piece, gathered within a silver frog ring, another hint at the season at hand.
At the center of the table is a bit of a DIY still life, utilizing craft Easter eggs, mossy planters and different sized nests. The little wooden birds are again on the rugged side, keeping the tone more nature-minded than kitschy or cute.
For just a tiny hint of bling, I added vintage candlestick holders in brass and crystal, way more understated than what I usually do, but holiday festive nonetheless.
For stemware I used these indigo trestle goblets, again to add punch with a stronger blue.
My flatware is the same vintage set I use in pretty much all my settings as it works so well. I am on the lookout for some new options, but this lovely set is quite versatile.
One final note is the washed linen underpinning, a wonderful ruffled tablecloth that offers that casual elegance that I love so much. It truly captures the delightful mix of formal and casual that defines the modern French style I most identify with.
Easter Table Decorations Source List
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- Bird plates
- Cream dinner plates
- Wood scroll chargers
- Indigo linen napkins
- Blue ruffle napkins
- Frog napkin rings
- First Love flatware
- Blue goblets
- Chinoiserie vases
- Crystal drop candlesticks
- Linen ruffle tablecloth
- Craft Easter eggs
- Twig nests
- Moss planter
Thanks for visiting with me today for my spring planning! Please take some time to enjoy the other posts by clicking on the links below, and don’t forget to come back each day this week for more Holiday Entertaining Blog Tours! If you’d like to follow the tour in order, the next stop is Maison de Pax. You will love Rachel’s beautiful table in all soft calming whites!
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