Easter is right around the corner and my holiday preparations are in full swing. As I mentioned in my post on Spring Cheesescaping, this is the first major holiday where I will be hosting my family for dinner. In preparation for this hostessing first, I wanted to create a beautiful table setting that is both festive and elegant.
In order to create an elegant yet festive look, this tablescape required a mix of both formal and informal tableware. A few examples of how I achieved this balance include:
- Framing my formal china with my everyday dinner plates
- Topping my simple white tablecloth with beautiful gold placemats
- Pairing my everyday green goblets with my formal crystal wine glasses.
In addition to sharing my formal/informal pairings, here is a breakdown of everything I used to create this Easter tablescape:
- Placemats: Chilewich Gold Pressed Dahlia Placemats
- Dinner Plates: Pillivuyt Basketweave Dinner Plates
- Accent Plates: Bernardaud Constance Salad Plates
- Napkins: Kim Seybert Meander Embroidered Napkins
- Napkin Rings: Brass Napkin Rings
- Steak Knives: Laguiole Ivory Steak Knives
- Water Glasses: Villeroy & Boch Boston Goblets (Green)
- Wine Glasses: William Yeoward Fanny Wine Goblets
- Place Card Holders: Target Threshold Bunny Placecard Holders
- Nests: Touch of Nature Wild Grass Nest
- Glitter Eggs: Boston International Green Glitter Eggs
- Bud Vases: Libbey Adorn Hurricane Vases
- Votives: Tiffany & Co. Rock Cut Votives
- Brass Tray: Barreveld International Iron Round Tray
Lilies and Easter go together like peanut butter and jelly! Even though I am not using white Easter lilies on this table, it still seemed very fitting to opt for bright pink calla lilies to add a pop of Spring color. To finish the look, I divided a dozen bright pink roses into four small glass bud vases and placed them around the table. The addition of the roses created a substantial presence for the color pink so that it didn't seem completely random in the sea of green, white and gold.
My Easter Dilemma
I would like to think that my Easter Tablescape has been finalized, but there is one small detail that has been preventing me from moving on to the next task on my Easter Prep Checklist.
As part of my process for creating a tablescape, I switch in and out a bunch of different table accessories before finding the perfect look. Typically this is a fairly effective process, but this time it backfired. One of my biggest challenges with this tablescape has been trying to determine whether or not I should include my rattan chargers. They tie in beautifully to this scape because of the dried grass birds nests, but for the life of me I cannot make a decision because I like both looks. If you have any thoughts on whether or not I should use the chargers for dinner this weekend, please leave a comment. I would greatly appreciate any/all suggestions as I am totally stumped!
Even if you can't decide whether or not I should incorporate the rattan chargers, I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday filled with family, memorable moments and maybe even a little tablescaping of your own.