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Easter Table Ideas

March 16, 2018

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and I love to plan a special lunch and tablescape. As I started thinking through what I would put together for our table this year, I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas with you, and show you how to incorporate the last few DIY projects we shared on the blog—like these paper flowers and aged pots.

Using the aged pots with paper flowers DIY (link to post here) as a centerpiece option is unique and fun for the kids. If you’re short on time or not up for a project, fresh tulips from the supermarket in clear vases are an easy way to tie in spring.

One detail that is always a hit is personalizing each setting with a place card. It seems no matter how many times the kids sit in their exact same seats, they always feel extra special when they see their name written across a place card. This year I’m using these tags we shared in a DIY blog last week (link here). I love how dainty they look (and how simple they are to make). To create layers, incorporate chargers or a nest at each setting.

Just like with design, I love the blend of old and new, so I have my antique staples in my cabinet like my silverware, pink and green glasses, and napkin rings that I like to mix in with new elements like clean linens, dishes, and a fresh centerpiece.

My collection of pewter napkin rings and silverware are all different and nothing matches, but that’s actually why I like them so much. They bring in a lot of character, and I love that balance next to the white dishes and linen napkins.

I hope these ideas will give you inspiration for your spring tablescape or Easter lunch. It always feels exciting to me when spring comes back around and I’m able to dress up my table with pretty details like these.

Comment below and let me know what your favorite Easter traditions are—I’d love to hear them. Have a happy Easter, friends!

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  • Georgetta
    6:03 am, April 19, 2018
    Love all the elements! You are so inspiring.
  • Melody
    6:54 am, April 5, 2018
    I have those same pink glasses. They were a wedding present from my husbands aunt who sold home interior. They are home interior, circa 1986.
  • Linda
    4:46 pm, April 3, 2018
    Quick question with well wishes......Where did you get those pink and green glasses please - love those! Thank you for all your shows over the years, they were so great and fun watching your kids grow up - glad you are going to have time for your family - enjoy your life - you guys worked hard and deserve it (Shorty too - he was my favorite person with you guys) - also, you know you started the best designs/ideas (farmhouse/shiplap, etc.) - everyone loves it because of you guys Hope we can make it from Atlanta to Waco one day - we would like to see everything. Thanxx again -- good wishes for your family (and Shorty, and his). Sad to see the show end but very happy for you guys, totally understand!
    • Melody
      6:57 am, April 5, 2018
      The pink glasses are Home Interior. Home interior was a "home party" business. It was big when I was growing up in the 70-80's. We were given the glasses as a wedding present in 1986.
  • Suzanne Powers
    4:10 pm, April 3, 2018
    As you have shown above a beautifully set table at Easter was something to look forward to by my family. I love how you have mixed the glassware and the rustic look of the accessories. My favorite and so practical. Less is truly more. Thank you for the beautiful inspirationimages!
  • Cate Keller
    3:22 pm, March 31, 2018
    I began collecting Havilland china 20yrs ago. This beautiful American and French China has been around for over a century, and has even been enjoyed at the White House. So when I first began collecting from antique stores, I was trying to find the same pattern but when that did not happen I decided to collect multiple Havilland designs, and all these pieces have only a scalloped edge in common I love nothing more than setting my table, over a freshly pressed antique table cloth, with each place setting different from the other, my table is pure artistic elegance that consistently draws compliments.
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