Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Setting a table for Easter

There's nothing prettier than a spring tablescape, so I thought I would show you some of my favorites that can be used for any occasion this time of year.

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I know we generally think of pastels for spring, but even the more non-traditional peachy/orange tones give a feeling of the season as well. 
This table started with a vintage tablecloth, and I added plaid napkins and vintage silverplated flatware to the iconic Franciscan Ivy pattern.

I actually created these small arrangements in silver punch cups for Balsam Mountain Preserve, but reused them at home for another pretty table.

Wet floral foam held the arrangements securely in the cups.

The dinnerware is vintage Noritake Chandova, and I used a vintage silk sari to bring out the hot pinks and also make the setting feel a little more modern.

One of my favorite things to do is skip the cut flowers and buy potted plants then cut the flowers off, which is exactly what I did to these hydrangeas. There were no hot pink hydrangeas here, so I bought the entire plant and replanted it. 

This very simple table is all about the hot pink, with a Chinese silk runner.

One of my favorite spring tables is this one with different colors all mixed together.

The plates were gifts with sacks of flour when my grandfather had his country store. Each features a different flower.

I used woven placemats from Crate and Barrel and love how the texture offsets the fine linens, silver and crystal.

Another thing I love to do is use cordials or any small glass or cup for florals. This little Fostoria Argus cordial with a sprig of hydrangea really takes this table up a notch. 

Those little details, but easy to execute, can really make a difference. 

Of course a vintage pattern with pretty flowers is always perfect for spring. Here, I used Franciscan Desert Rose along with Fostoria Moonstone and set a pretty al fresco table with garden flowers.

I mixed a sterling and mother of pearl Landers, Frary and Clark knife with Wallace Louvre.

Simple is always great any time of year, and this white Pfaltzgraf Heritage really lets the colors embroidered in the vintage linens shine. An old ammo box holds garden flowers.

Mixing patterns will give you so many more possibilities, and here, the Franciscan Ivy and Desert Rose patterns combine for a beautiful green and pink spring table.

Wood chargers and bamboo napkin rings add an organic touch to this setting.

Lilacs are always a spring favorite, and here I've used vintage lilac plates and an antique chocolate set.

A little egg cup is perfect to hold a wee sprig of lilac, so think outside the box when choosing containers for flowers. Here I've also used silver creamers and sugar bowls.
Battenburg lace placemats are mixed with burlap, again for a more modern and relaxed look.

Although we have snow on the ground here in the western North Carolina mountains, spring is on the way, and just looking at these tables makes me excited for a new season. How about you? Are y'all excited about spring? 


  1. Love the tablescapes. So pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Oh my, Anita. These are such beautiful tables. You had me hooked from the start of this post and I couldn't look away. I can't even say which one I like best. They are all beautiful.

  3. Beautiful tablescapes. Your blog is always soul lifting.

  4. These are all so lovely! You are very talented.

  5. So pretty! Inspired by every one of these tables!