Hello friends and welcome back!
It’s hard to believe Easter will be here in just a few short weeks. It is one of my favorite holidays because it is a reminder of Christ’s unconditional love for us. This year is particularly special because my daughters will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion a couple weeks after. We are keeping things pretty casual around here, in preparation for such big day. More to come on that.
Towards the end of last year’s fall, I came across some beautiful maiden hair fern bushes and have been champing at the bit to put them on display. Living in Minnesota, there is not much of Spring until late April so I knew this would be the perfect answer while I wait on mother nature to do its magic. With pieces that I use in many of my tablescapes and a couple new ones, I put together what I think an easter luncheon under a tree may resemble.
music imaginary birds chirping and let’s get on this tour; shall we?
I am rarely drawn to yellow colored items but I just couldn’t pass this runner up. Thankfully, its price is reasonable so if I changed my mind on it later, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. At times, one must try new things and I am glad I did.
The fern branches dictated the design for this table so I kept them as the focal point. To create the main centerpiece, I put floral foam into a medium height white vase I already had on hand and stuck the branches inside the foam. To add more pizzazz to the table, I created mini flower arrangements using white alstroemeria and mums and placed one on each side of the main centerpiece. For a final spring touch, I added two ceramic white bunnies – aren’t they darling with their golden ears?
For the place settings, I used white embossed edge chargers, our everyday Mikasa dishes and threw in a folded black napkin for some contrast. In lieu of a traditional egg cup or bird nests, I flipped our wooden napkin rings to their sides and voila! Rustic egg holders. I like the simplicity of it and it is always a bonus when a decor item serves at least two purposes. To break up the yellow and gray, my
assistants girls decided on this green – teal-ish color for the eggs. I would tell you which colors were mixed to obtain this shade but they are keeping it top secret. The wooden handle of the flatware provided the additional touch needed to obtain the rustic feel I was going for.
Last but not least the obligatory shot of the chandelier reflection in the spoon:)
To get this look
I sure hope you enjoyed it and was able to take some inspiration from it for your own table this year.Please let me know if you have any questions and as always, thanks for stopping by!!
Have a happy and blessed Easter this year!
A bientot, Victoria