In this post: As you prepare for spring entertaining, be inspired by these elegant Easter table decorations for a lovely holiday brunch.⇒
Not all Easter tables are pastel.
Of course, you already know that, and yet over the years you’ve likely seen countless Easter tables that are exactly that color feeling. In fact, I’ve done plenty myself. Pastels can be quite lovely this time of year. But they are not the only way to go.
Instead, for this table, I decided I wanted to celebrate the woodsy side of spring. Little bits of nature are welcome at any time of year, but they are particularly resonant in springtime, when nature is reawakening.
So for today’s table, which is a part of a blog hop with some friends, I went in this somewhat different direction.
Easter Table Decorations
If you’re new to the blog you may not know, but 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 a lot of pink so far this spring, but for Easter I really wanted to build a table around robin’s egg blue. With greens and blues so popular these days, 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.
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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.
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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.
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