Hi Friends! It’s hard to believe Easter is less than a few weeks away! Weren’t we just taking down our Christmas decorations?! I know we’re all relieved that spring officially arrives on Saturday. Just the thought of spring seems like it’s breathing new life into all of us after the year we’ve had! I just finished planning my Easter tablescape and I thought I would share with all of you because minus the little bunnies, it’s a great easy tablescape that you can easily replicate and pull together for any spring (or summer!) occasion.
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First, let’s start with the place settings. I always like to start with water hyacinth placemats for texture. I then layered on these Nantucket Basket dinner plates and salad plates. I love using white plates in tablescapes for a couple of reasons. One, it makes the table look clean and bright, but it also allows the beautiful holiday or special occasion foods to be the focus. I love these Nantucket plates in particular though because of the basket weave design that adds yet another source of texture to the table. They also make me think fondly of the memories we’ve made on this gorgeous little island just off the coast, here in Massachusetts. If you’ve never been to Nantucket, it’s truly a special place!
While I picked these particular cloth napkins up at HomeGoods, I’ve linked some others below that would be perfect for an Easter or spring tablescape. Last, I used these gorgeous hand painted oyster shell napkin rings that my friend Jen from Ostrica The Oyster Co. makes and sells in her Etsy shop. She also makes gorgeous sea glass decorative beads with these oysters affixed to them so definitely check out her shop!
I placed this $18, ribbed blue and white table runner in the center of the table. A vase of fresh tulips is a must in my book for an Easter tablescape but faux florals work too! HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homesense all have tons of affordable Easter decor, which is where I picked up a couple of these white porcelain bunnies. However, I’ve linked a few options below that can be ordered online if you don’t have any of these stores nearby. Next, layer on some candles and/or lanterns in different sizes and colors for interest. Of course, no Easter table would be complete without a pretty bowl of jelly beans or Cadbury Mini eggs! Little known fact about me – Cadbury Mini Eggs are my absolute favorite candy. Easter candy apparently arrived in stores in December so that’s what my husband put in my Christmas stocking! LOL!
I also love incorporating a pretty cake stand for some height if you have room on your table. While I used one here for cupcakes, I also love plating fruits, muffins, breads, mini charcuteries, etc. on them too!
I know some people get a little intimidated by the thought of setting a holiday table, but my motto is keep it simple! White plates are timeless and work year-round so once you invest in them, you don’t need to go out and buy plates for every season or holiday. If I had to pick just two items to include in the center of a table, it would be flowers and candles. Fresh flowers are inexpensive (I picked this bunch up for $10 at my local florist), and faux flowers have gotten SO much better over the years! Flowers of any type add instant beauty and freshness, while candles are perfect for adding ambiance.
I hope you were able to pull some ideas from this blog post for your own home, and if you have questions about creating a tablescape, I’d love to hear them! You can leave them in the comments below, or feel free to DM me on Instagram!