I am so excited for the upcoming Easter holiday. Mainly because we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus christ, but also because this is the first occasion you really see the epitome of the Spring season in bloom. Those barren trees are finally starting to bud with light and pretty petals. We also begin to see pastel colors in abundance; overflowing with shades of blush, lilac, mint and powder blues. The evidence of spring is no doubt permeating the runways, trickling down to our wardrobes. We’ve searched for the perfect Easter outfit, and with the endless commercials and advertising, that doesn’t seem to be much of an issue. Now that you’ve selected your Sunday best outfit,how are you going to bring the same liveliness of spring into your homes before you’re guests arrive. Creating a tablescape for your guests to swoon over is the perfect solution.
Easter is the perfect opportunity for me to “Springily” my home. I don’t switch out pillows and drapery too often, but you guys know I LOOOOVVEE a good ole’ tablescape. Even though I was not hosting dinner, entering into one of my favorite stores Homegoods, always gives me a good excuse to create. Here was my process in adorning the perfect Easter tablescape.
I always start with one piece to spark inspiration.This can be an item, theme or color. In this case, it started with these gorgeous scalloped edge plates. I loved the feminine silhouette and the trim of blush and gold added a little bit of glam. This was my starting point.
Next I looked for napkins. In my opinion, I feel that people always consider napkins an afterthought, usually selecting a neutral color to finish the table. I thought why not go bold; so I chose these bright and very springy floral napkins which had lots of colors to play off of. Now I am usually nota fan of things that are too “Themey” ; which is kind of ironic because I love to style by theme. But what I mean is, I don’t like to purchase things I can’t use in another setting. For this occasion, it means no bunny rabbits or easter egg printed plates and decor( Instead a little white porcelain bunny I reuse each year bought in the Easter theme). If your like me and like to change up each year, you most likely would not reuse the same pieces again. The plate and napkin selections I chose can easily transition into other table settings; which means more bang for your buck.
Now that I had the base, I just needed to accessorize to make it pop. I purchased rose gold flatware in lieu of my usual gold; which also highlights the blush trim of the plate. I layered my plates with metallic placemats underneath to pump up the glam factor. On top, clear milk glass bowls which I already owned. I purchased pink milk glass goblets to compliment the bowls, but not be too matchy matchy, and layered a mint striped tablecloth underneath to add a preppy touch.
Now every table needs an unexpected element; for me it was my blue chinoiserie jar. I have a few of these that sit idle on my etagere just for decoration. I thought, why not use it as a vase and fill it with gorgeous pink blooms. The pattern was the right pop of cobalt blue to compliment the napkins and pop against all the pink elements. It added a vintage flair and married the juxtaposition of modern, prep and glam. I must say I am in love.
So I think I achieved my goal of achieving the perfect tablescape that is not only suitable for Easter, but can be used for any other Spring festivities. When thinking about your next holiday tablescape, try starting with a piece that you love that will inspire the rest of your vision. Think about complimentary colors and don’t be afraid to mix it up! Hope you enjoy a great Resurrection Sunday!