Friday, April 3, 2015

Set Your Table With Flair--Subtle and Sweet Easter Tablescape

Hello, it almost Easter Sunday, can you believe it?  Are you planning your menu?  A sweet Easter-egg hunt for your little ones or grands?  Or do you prefer to keep things low-key and enjoy family with a simple activity such as coloring eggs?  We alternate through the years, but most of the time, we are low-key yet traditional.  I usually apply the same idea when I set the table for holidays as well.  I absolutely love traditional holiday decorating, and typically it doesn't matter to me whether or not the table actually coincides with the décor in the house.  For this year's Easter table, I have decided to step away from that practice and set a table with the soft, cool colors reflected in my home.  I hope you enjoy the post!

The tablescape began on my dining table, sans tablecloth, with a white and blue scrolled runner placed in the center of the table.  I opted not to use placemats, choosing to set fleur-de-lis plates in a soft shade of blue as a foundation.

The coordinating salad plate

is followed by a simple white saucer

and whimsical little grey plates with bunny motifs.

Crystal is placed at each setting to capture light.

It isn't traditional, but I really want to showcase the prettiness of the plates, so the flatware is placed to the right of the setting on top of sweet little crocheted-edge tea towels, and held together with pewter napkin holders.

Concrete grey bunnies who have been visiting us in the kitchen

become the centerpiece of the table,

along with low-height arrangements of soft-petalled flowers.

The delicate ruffled edges of the flowers almost look like cabbages, don't they?

Completed tablescape

Closeup of the centerpiece.  Hello there, Mr. Cottontail!  The addition of these little guys brings just the right amount of whimsy to a very traditional table.

A couple more shots

Have a lovely weekend!  
From my collection:
Soft blue fleur-de-lis plates, TaiPan Trading
White saucers, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Rabbit motif saucers, Spode Delamere Rural Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Stemware, Godinger Dublin Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Flatware, Wallace Silversmiths Antique Baroque Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Runner, HomeGoods
Crochet-edge tea towels, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Pewter napkin holders, Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Serving dishes used as vases, Ralph Lauren Whipstitch Collection
Faux flowers, Michael's Crafts
Bunnies, Target

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  1. This tabescape is BEAUTIFUL. You have combined your plates to perfection. They look stunning. The runner and centerpiece is perfectly lovely with the table. Have a wonderful Easter.

  2. Stunning and elegant! I just love the softness and relaxed feel created by the very soft tones~ beautiful!

  3. A very elegant table. I love the soft color palette. Very welcoming and beautiful.

    Wishing you and your family a happy Easter.


    1. Thank you, sweetie. God bless you and your family, and have a lovely Easter!

  4. Lovely tablescape! Thank you for sharing. Found you through Feathered Nest Friday's. :)
    Happy Thursday evening!
    Barb at French Country Cottage