A REFRESHING TAKE ON AN EASTER TRADITION
Spring is finally here which means warmer weather, bountiful garden goodies, and all the pretty flowers I can get my hands on. Inspired by all of this, I’ve decided to put together a neutral Easter tablescape that will allow fresh greenery and bright spring dishes to be the guests of honor.
A simple straw table runner serves as the perfect “basket-like” look for Easter and will also be a perfect addition to more table settings throughout the summer season as well as the seagrass woven glasses.
Over the past few years, I’ve been collecting bottles of all shapes and sizes. I find them handy when I need a bud vase or in this case an array of bud vases for a centerpiece. They also look pretty arranged at various heights all by themselves. You can reuse container bottles or scavenge for them in junk shops and on Etsy. I used dried eucalyptus branches I already had at the base and added white ranunculus blooms and buds to the bottles that I found at Whole Foods Market. The glass hurricane candle holders I’ve had for a while and are considered a staple for most tablescapes and gatherings, just ask Ina.
Always thinking of others is part of being the host or hostess of any gathering. Place pitchers/decanters of water or other beverages you are serving right on the table. This also allows you be present and enjoy your company rather than constantly spinning your wheels to keep your guest’s glasses full.
Lately, I’ve been looking for neutral staple pieces I can reuse instead of adding more clutter to our cabinets and household. This past November we ended up staying home for Thanksgiving. I wanted it to be special so I decided it was high time to update our dishware and actually have enough plates for our table which seats 6. I found some stoneware ivory dinner plates and grey salad plates at World Market. Since then, I’ve been loving how versatile they are for any occasion. If you would like to see my Thanksgiving tablescape you can do so by clicking here.
While on my adventure to finding new dinnerware, I also purchased a new set of flatware. I wanted something a little more on the rustic side and was so pleased when I found this twig-inspired set.
The bowls displayed here are newer. When I first purchased the stoneware plates I wasn’t sure I liked the bowls that matched so I held off until I found something that grabbed me. A few weeks ago, my Mom came to stay with us for the weekend. We have a little tradition of staying up late and sleeping in which is usually followed by brunch and shopping. While we were out I found the perfect bowls for my set and she immediately jumped at the idea of buying them for us even though I told her not to… Thanks, Mom!
The last final touches I added were the jadeite napkins to reflect the eucalyptus and a faux white fur cushion for the bench inspired by our visit to Malibu Farm while in California last September. I’d love to get a real sheepskin throw but until then I’ll have to settle for this one.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and that this post will give you some inspiration for your table! Please feel free to send me yours via my Instagram or in the comments below.
Cheers- Ashley Nicole