This year is passing so incredibly fast so far, April is in just two days and Easter is right around the corner – so hard to believe, how did that happen?! The good thing is Spring is here and I’m excited to welcome you to the Easter edition of Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining blog tour! Our gracious host Lory, from Designthusiasm has once again gathered this fantastic group together to bring you the ultimate in Holiday tablescapes and entertaining! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be amongst so much talent… Everyone on the tour is linked at the bottom of my post, so you can click over to all of the amazing inspiration! Today I’ll be sharing a simple and elegant easter tablescape with you, and if you’re coming from my very talented friend Jen of Decor Gold Designs, welcome! Isn’t her table gorgeous? She never disappoints! If this is your first time here, I’m thrilled have you, and I hope you stay a while! I decided to go with a simple and somewhat traditional look for my Easter table, using some of my signature blue and white dishes, and ginger jars around the room to pull my color platette together. I recently shared this space decked out with a Spring decor theme of blue and white, and I wanted to carry the theme over to this Easter tablescape. If you missed that post, you can read all about it here.
I brought in fresh and faux florals, as well as greenery, mixed together with silver and aqua mercury glass accents. I even added my topiaries and white urns that I used in my kitchen this past Christmas – I don’t mind using them here, and I love that their shape brings a traditional and classic element.I recently just moved these upholstered nailhead trim stools into this space also – I’ve been searching (and searching!) for two Chinese chippendale chairs to add to this room, and I still haven’t found any yet! In the mean time, these are perfect for now, and what I love about them, is they show off the table from our entry.I love to use multiple layers of linens – mostly runners – for my tables. I talk about this often, and while I love a gorgeous tablecloth as well, I love the added texture, color and pattern that runners can bring.I went with a classic bird’s nest atop my blue and white dishes for each place setting – and each setting has a different plate, to break it up a little bit and bring a unique element to the table.
If you’re familiar with my decor, I have these all over the house and use them for a multitude of purposes such as holding jewelry, soap, trinkets, etc… I love to collect them, they’re useful for so many things, and I always love to use them on my different tablescapes as accents.The mercury glass egg sculptures (shown below) are beautiful – I love the mix of the different colors together and the soft aqua tones compliment the eggs beautifully.
I love how the etching on the silver one below gives added texture.I kept the arrangement classic and simple as well – something to add freshness to the table and help the other decor items that surround it shine. I wanted all of the pieces down the center of the table to be just as important as the centerpiece.
My Fleur De Lys glasses (these are actually plastic, but they’re perfect for this shoot!) echoe the urns for a little bit of added French flare, another nod to tradition.Below, you can see the linens much better. I actually used napkins as the base for all of the linens, and built up from there. The blue and grey runners are the same, and I added a soft gold edged runner for a little touch of warmth and to help the blue runner to stand out a little more – almost like a frame. I recently just picked up some faux Spring stems and mixed a few different types together for texture and variation of height.As I mentioned, the blue ginger jars are still here from my last dining room post, and I also kept the pillows and striped blanket, to keep it a little more casual and less formal feeling.
I love to use our dining room, but it is a tricky place to entertain in, since it’s so small. If I we have six or eight people here, we set up the kitchen island as a buffet and everyone will serve themselves. We’re pretty laid back and casual! If I want to be a little fancier (which is rare haha) we plate the food and serve everyone. Many times, we eat family style, with all of the platters on the table and a little bit of decor for the occasion.Nothing brings family and friends together like sharing a meal. Delicious food, great conversation and enjoying each other’s company and stories is what gathering for holidays (or any occasion for that matter) is all about.
I hope you get to create something special for your guests this Easter, and enjoy each other’s company over a beautiful table! Please be sure to stop over to see Kim from Sand and Sisal, who’s the next stop on our tour her coastal tables are always so beautiful. For more inspiration and gorgeous tables, everyone on the tour is listed below!
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