It’s almost Easter! I am hoping the sunshine got the memo that it’s early this year and it comes out to play for the special holiday. I love Easter. It’s so full of vibrant colors, family gatherings, great food, and so many fun festivities. We have so much planned for it this year. We have egg hunts, Easter crafts and already a whole lot of Easter baking has been going on than we are off to Ireland for a week to see family and friends. I can’t wait for it all.
I am a huge fan of tablescapes and for each holiday I like to decorate our dining room table. It not only looks festive but it really gets me into the holiday spirit whatever occasion I am decorating for. If you haven’t seen my previous tablscapes you can see Thanksgiving, and Christmas here. I did set out to do Valentine’s Day but we were all ill sadly. Don’t worry I won’t miss it the next time around. But you can also catch our lovely Sunday breakfast tablescape here too. Sundays are holidays too, right! Well, you see, you don’t really need a holiday for an excuse to decorate the table.
For my Easter Tablescape this year, I went for a vibrant mix of colors that would pop off my white table cloth. I bought five various “fat quarters” from a fabric shop that were so cheap and folded them in half to put underneath the plates and let one side hang off the table. The fifth fat quarter I fold in half and half again creating a long piece of fabric for the center. This one had lovely Easter Eggs on it. The great thing about fat quarters is that you can use them for napkins, centerpieces, placemats and so much more, on a tablescape. They are worth every penny to buy coordinating sets. I have a whole basket of these on hand because they are great for food styling, flat lay backgrounds and more. I always make sure when I buy anything for a tablescape that it is useful in a variety of ways.
I wanted to use my new Next dinnerware and silverware sets so I really needed to add a lot of color as everything was white. These dishes are stunning and probably my favorite set and same goes for these gorgeous silverware too. They were originally for my Valentine’s Day tablescape but the beautiful swirled details made it perfect for Easter too.
Now that I had the bases for my tablescape i.e. color scheme, dishes, and silverware, it was time to decorate. I started with yellow fresh tulips. What says Easter more than tulips? I got a bag of plastic easter eggs, mini chicks, and Easter foam confetti from Hobbycraft and some Easter crackers from Tesco. I added a Happy Easter foil balloon to the tulips that was also from Tesco for £1.
This cute little bunny usually is in my back room and I have a trio set from Laura Ashley from awhile ago. I love incorporating what I have around the house into my tablescapes as I am decorating. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot to create a holiday tablescape. Think of picture frames, candles, votives, faux flowers, real flowers, vases, and other home accessories you have around that you can tie in. These are free and you can just put them back when you are finished celebrating. I did this with the purple tulip candle holder you see here as well as the brown jumping bunny. This saved money and time as I just walked around the house seeing what would fit with my Easter theme.
I used old dessert glasses that I also got from Next awhile ago. These work great for puddings, ice creams and even drinking glasses. I love the floral detail and they match with the dishes and silverware lovely, I think. When I set up a tablescape I love using a variety of glassware. Sometimes the setting calls for a small, short glass and other times it called for maybe a tall, skinny glass. I go to charity shops all the time and look for sets of two or four of those amazing colored glasses too. Those make great brunch tablescape glassware. You can use them to drink out of or use them in the center for vases and focal points of your theme.
It’s fun to set the table for a few weeks surrounding the upcoming holiday or event. Sometimes I even go all out for just a Sunday breakfast. The kids absolutely love it. It’s like having a tea party or celebration for them all the time. Our table is constantly being set up with fun things.
*This is not a review and I wasn’t sent any items above, I just want to share my love for these items and my Easter Tablescape creation.