Easter Table Inspiration
How I did it
I love to set a themed table for an occassion, and Easter is no exception. This year we have 16 family and friends coming for Sunday lunch and I wanted a soft pretty table. I don’t like to spend a huge amount of money buying different elements as I like to change things up every year. I have a selection of basic things that I can adapt to my different needs, and I scout around the house to see what else I can come up with. This is my Easter Table Inspiration for this year.
Don’t buy Cheap Linen
Firstly I started with a white table cloth. Note to self: Don’t buy cheap linen again. This was a cheap cloth that was used once before. After washing it, I couldn’t iron the creases out of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to get a new one before shooting photos of the table. Please forgive how ratty it looks.
So lets pretend that the table is laid with a beautifully pressed crisp, white linen cloth.
A Touch of Colour
Next I wanted to add a bit of colour down the centre of the table. Anyone who knows me would not be surprised that I don’t own a lot of coloured things. I had this wrapping paper which was the colour palette I was looking for.. so why not. It only has to last a couple of hours. It was unrolled and laid on top of the pristine white table cloth. Hmmmmm.
Ok, now what to add to the table runner. I had made some plaster eggs for the studio shop. The top was smashed and I added a bouquet of pink flowers, foraged from a friends garden. I placed each egg on a rustic wreath (I had from last year) that fitted perfectly.The green bunnies I had and I added a new pink bow to them. They were placed with a little bowl of vintage inspired decoupaged eggs.
Stick with the Classics
The china is classic white and platinum Wedgewood, which I got for a wedding present. Even though it was quite some time ago now, I don’t think it has dated at all. I have bits and pieces of other trendy settings that I can add interest with for different occasions, but I have to say that this simple elegant setting has served me very well.
Adding a Little Whimsy
A pink serviette wrapped with the cutest bunny napkin rings was placed on each plate. I usually like linen napkins and have dozens of white ones, but the table needed a splash of colour, on this occassion the good old paper ones will do the job. The flatware was polished and the glass ware sparkled.
At each place setting I added a ‘Happy Easter’ encaustic wax keepsake block and that completed the table.
As you can see, with a little imagination you don’t need to spend a fortune to put together a festive table that will set the mood for your guests.
The Nervous Cook
For those of you that aren’t aware, I am also know as ‘The Nervous Cook’. While I love to entertain and decorate, when it comes to the kitchen I’m not in my comfort zone.
I am capable as far as I have kept three sons and my husband alive, but I have always found cooking an unwanted chore. When it comes to cooking for others I always get worked up worrying that it won’t work out and we have to send out for pizzas. ( We have done that on more than on occasion). Over the years I have compiled a bank of recipes that even I haven’t stuffed up. They are all quick and easy. Some are featured on my website under blogs.
This Sunday’s lunch however I’m pulling out something new…. Fig and Prosciutto stuffed lamb. Eeeeck!!! I am serving it with a Pumpkin and Spinach salad and a potato salad, both of which I have made before. Some of the guests are bringing the dessert.
I’m feeling pretty comfortable about the lunch though, as everyone coming is aware of ‘The Nervous Cook’. Oh… did I mention that my eldest son Ryan will be home and he happens to be an excellent cook and should be able to divert any catastrophes before they happen and save us all from eating pizza.
Wish me luck, if all goes well, I will share the recipes with you next week.
Until then, have a happy and safe Easter.