Spring is coming for us....and with it comes our first big traditional family holiday dinner of the year: Easter. Of course the menu selections are important. For many of us, ham is the main event, with deviled eggs, spring peas or asparagus. Perhaps you prefer a roasted chicken with roasted seasonal vegetables.
But just as important as your hot cross buns or carrot cake is your table's centerpiece - is your table themed and ready?
Whether you're keeping your meal small and low-key or big and over-the-top, we've got some positively delightful ideas for styling your table to fit your style. Many of these ideas rely on items you already have at home, or stop in and see what we've got that might add the perfect pop of fun or elegance to your dinner table.
Easter tables can go in several directions, from muted and natural to overblown and colorful. Most of us will mix in a few favorites from our childhood memories of spring: bunnies, eggs, and chicks, along with fresh tulips, buttercups and crocus flowers..
Once you've picked your theme and color scheme, go through your dishes and glassware and mix-and-match. Instead of setting a formal table, keep things interesting and unique by layering different patterns together along with linens that complement your color scheme.
Down the center o your table, break out your egg plate and other egg holders to contain the pastel eggs the Easter bunny hid for your children, and blend them with pitchers, troughs and baskets full of florals and greenery. It's a glorious celebration of the return of warmth and sun, so take advantage and let your creativity shine through.
As you can probably tell, we love Easter and spring, so we'll be putting together our own tablescapes for the holidays - stay tuned for pictures. And we'd love to see yours, too - comment below or join us on Facebook or Instagram to show off your beautiful Easter tabletops.
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!