Pretty spring tablescapes for your Easter celebration
Today I joined up with some Instagram and blogger friends to show you some pretty Spring tablescapes, which will give you some ideas for upcoming Easter celebrations or any special occasion you may have this Spring. I’ll take you through mine, and then at the end I will introduce you to my friends and send you to their sites so you can check out their beautiful tablescapes.
When I was asked to join up on this group project, I was nervous because, aside from Thanksgiving, most of my tablescapes aren’t too interesting. I mean, a plate, napkins and silverware with some kind of centerpiece. Knowing the bloggers I was joining was intimidating because they all have such creative ideas and I was feeling uninspired. But if any of you follow me on Instagram, I’ve had fun showing off all the bunnies I’ve collected over the years. So i decided to use them as a starting point and then the rest started to flow.
I am happy to say that I didn’t go out and buy everything new for this tablescape. I had all the components already, they were just ready to be used. The only thing I did buy was a set of wood coasters to add a little rustic touch, but those were less than $15 and aren’t a necessary purchase to replicate this table. I’ll take you through my tablescape and how I set it up.
We don’t have a formal dining room, but rather an open concept first floor so the kitchen, dining and family room are all open. When we bought this house, we purchased a long trestle table from Restoration Hardware. It’s reclaimed wood and is beautiful uncovered, which is how it normally stays. When we host a dinner, I add two leaves at each end to add 4 more seats and I cover the table to protect it from spills. Because it’s so long, it’s hard to find tablecloths that fit and drape it adequately. Enter my first idea - a drop cloth. Neutral in color, washable and less than $20. Plus I had an extra one around for doing a deconstructed chair. I ironed it and it fit perfectly on the table.
Once I had the drop cloth on and ironed, I found my centerpiece. Old books and a velvet bunny that I wanted for height. Choose something that’s fun and unexpected and gives you a focal point. After I added the centerpiece, I took all my flower stems out of a vase and laid them on the table to act like a garland. I then added more bunnies in between the flowers.
I already had some plates from World Market that I bought two Thanksgivings ago that I use for the kids’ table. (They still have them and they are on sale! HERE and HERE). I had four bunny plates I bought from Michael’s back in February so I alternated them in between the gray as a spot for the kids. Instead of using our regular silverware, I used a gold set that I bought last fall. The napkins are Hearth and Hand and are a light green, but they have in cream and pink too. The napkin rings are also gold and I bought them at HomeGoods last fall for Thankgiving. Really any plain plates would go with this setting, and a napkin could be just as pretty solid, striped or patterned.
The final touches were some wood coasters (I wanted to get some raw wood chargers but couldn’t find any inexpensive yet big enough). They added the rustic touch I wanted. The glasses I have had for years, and were a hand me down from my mom when she was cleaning out things at her house. The iridescent added a touch of softness and glam that I wanted on this table.
So if you have flowers or greens and some little bunnies sitting around, you can add to it any place setting and you have yourself a fun Easter or Spring tablescape. And as you can see from these pictures, just having a well set table but adding in some florals and objects can really make an interesting table and let your guests know that you cared to make a special dinner even more memorable and pretty.
I’m going to share more pictures and then I’ll meet you below so you can hop (yes I did it) over to their blogs and check out their gorgeous tablescapes.
Thanks for stopping by, and now onto my friends’ tablescapes. I met these kind, creative and inspiring women on Instagram and am always so thankful to be a part of these group projects. I would love for you to sign up for their blog notices as well as give them a follow and like out on Instagram.
Dori from This Full Life 5 has a beautiful tablescape that features my favorite jadeite plates. I love the green with the pink accents. And tulips always get me.
Laurel of Little Bit of Laurel has a beautiful table with tulips and greens. Her place settings are perfect. I love her napkins too. The white accents are just beautiful.
Shae of Sweet Southern Grace has wowed us with her beautiful table. That lavender is beautiful and how she has her pots as a centerpiece is so creative. I absolutely love it.
Dani of The Taborhood made a beautiful garland for her table and would look pretty with any style setting. I just love the look of this and I love the rabbits too!
Leslee (Morton _Salty_Shack) is one of my Instagram friends who doesn’t have a blog but joined in to show us this beautiful neutral tablescape. I just love it. And her chandelier is a wow.