I’ve mentioned before that I absolutely adore Easter decorations. There’s just something so fun and cheerful about them, and I think a big part of what makes them so appealing is that they are such a representation of spring. Don’t get me wrong, I love decorating for Christmas, but that gap between December and spring can really start to feel grey. When it’s finally time to start pulling out the cheerful hues and florals, I could not be more ready!
This year, we were busy most of Easter weekend tiling our bathroom and working in the yard, but we quickly pulled together this tablescape for a simple lunch at home that could really be used for most spring occasions.
Adam’s grandmother had recently given us some of her old placemats and fun patterned napkins that are different from what I normally gravitate towards but were a welcome addition to our table linens. That’s one of the fun things about receiving gifts like that from friends and family; it helps you bring in a piece of someone you love into your own home. The floral dishes belonged to Adam’s other grandmother and are so fun because they are all so different.
Our goal for this tablescape was to use things that gave us that joyful feeling of spring and Easter and to use things we loved and already had around the house, which meant we mixed some things together that we might not have normally. One of the things that resonated most with me when I heard Rita Konig speak a month or so ago was when she said that when we don’t try to make things look too perfect and use what’s already available to us, that’s often when we create the most interest and feeling of comfort. We’d also recently watched this table setting video, which had us inspired to do a bit more layering and playing around with color.
For the rest of the table we used our Anthropologie dinner plates as chargers, crystal iced beverage glasses, redbud branches snipped from our yard, my recently purchased and beloved bunny bowl with a potted daisy I’d recently been gifted, a light blue table runner from Seidenband, a farmhouse pitcher from Sheldon Ceramics, and a ceramic bunny I found last year at Target (you can never have enough bunnies).
It was a table that came together quickly but was one of my favorites in our house so far because of the special items used, the relaxed approach, and the color it brought to the space. Looking at these photos now, I’m loving how much the napkins speak to the rug. It’s always so fun to see spaces like a dining room transform throughout the seasons. Yay for spring!