Easter is almost here and I’m gearing up for a fun get-together with family.
This year we’re planning a Saturday brunch with a fun [surprise] game.
To get in the holiday spirit, I wanted to share one of my favorite Easter tablescapes I’ve ever done.
I just love this vintage garden theme and I still get compliments on it frequently from people who attended the party, as well as my readers.
So in case you’re new here, this was my Easter table a couple of years ago.
This year, I’m planning something completely different.
Something out of the ordinary.
No pastels, no bunnies, no traditional Easter stuff.
April 8th, 2015
While shopping at one of my favorite home stores one day, I found some amazing vintage-looking cloth napkins. They only had a few of each style so I decided to buy one of each floral pattern and one of each solid color. The solids were reversible with two different colors so they seemed very versatile. When I got home with them I immediately thought ‘what was I thinking?’. What in the world am I going to do with these mismatched napkins? Then it hit me. Things don’t have to match to go well together. So I created an awesome vintage garden tablescape for Easter using the napkins and I am so impressed with how it turned out.
I started with a textured white tablecloth, then layered a natural material runner and weaved neutral-colored place mats. To the center I added greenery cuttings, vintage sorbet cups, distressed ceramic garden animals, and speckled eggs.
A large antique milk jug served as a flower vase. I just put the cut flowers in a mason jar and put the jar inside the jug. That way the flowers still get water but don’t damage the 70 year-old canister.
Small terra cotta clay pots filled with moss and dyed hard boiled eggs made adorable place card alternatives. Those great napkins were a perfect fit for the theme. I alternated patterned to solid napkins around the table and tied a cut tulip around them to add an elegant touch. (And because tulips are my favorite flower and I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them into party decor.)
I’ve created so many tablescapes over the years and by far, this one is my favorite. The classic design paired with vintage additions just looks so elegant and inviting. Perfect for spring brunches, Mother’s Day lunches, and Easter dinners. The design really opened my eyes to the notion that not everything has to match to be beautiful.
Have you ever created a tablescape with mismatched items?
Did you love it or hate it?