Welcome to Spring! In honor of the season, I am sharing a Whimsical Spring Tablescape. I so enjoyed putting this Easter table together because everything you see here is either a thrift store find, or is part of my family history; my grandmother, my mother, and even my nieces!
I always host both Easter and Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and Fall (it’s my favorite season), but am always just a teensy bit relieved when it’s Easter. Easter is a bit easier, most likely because there is no 18 lb. turkey roasting in my oven that is the highlight of the dinner. (No pressure there!) With Easter, the fare is lighter, a bit easier, and offers more flexibility.
Along those lines, the table setting is lighter and brighter with a little more whimsy. (Now, if I could just mix in a few pumpkins and some bittersweet….)
My Easter table here is full of color with Easter eggs, bunnies, candy and flowers. I started with a simple teal print tablecloth to set the tone for lighter colors.
I laid down the straw runner that I use year-round; it’s neutral, light, and I use it everywhere, all the time! The pattern is subtle yet helps define and give focus to the center area of the table setting.
The tray was a yard sale find, painted a light turquoise blue. I added a little raffia and some pastel colored and patterned eggs. I found these eggs at JoAnnes a few years back. I prefer their subtle colors; they are festive and pretty and tie in nicely with the teal print tablecloth and yellow napkins.
In the middle of the tray is the main attraction — Mr. Bunny! I picked up this charming little guy at a thrift shop, along with a set of matching vases (below). Clutching his stargazer lily, he rules over the table bringing a smile to everyone seated there. Accompanying him are his two little bunny buddies, who also came from a thrift shop!
Also from the thrift shop, I am using these bunny vases filled with spring flowers.
At each setting is a tiny little Easter miniature character. These belonged to my nieces when they were little (they are in their 20’s now). A few years back I was helping my brother with some decluttering and organizing. When we came across these miniature figurines, I asked if I could take them home, and he graciously let me have them.
The place settings are my standard ‘go to’; my grandmother’s Limoges plates, my mother’s wedding silver. These green water goblets are from Portugal and were also part of her wedding registry. I love the bubbles in the base.
And then a little dish at each place setting contains a “nest” of Easter candy nestled in a “basket” of raffia.
I hope this post helps feed your imagination and inspire you to do some creative Spring and Easter decorating.
From our home to yours
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