An Easter Table is my favourite tablescape to do. The spring blooms demand pastel colours to compliment and yellows, pinks and blues that you probably haven’t seen all winter. Transitional seasons, spring and autumn, provide a sense of change and movement. An excitement for the promise of long summers or cold winters to come.
When Christ rose from the dead after being struck up on a cross to die, it sent a message. Whether or not you believe in Jesus or the bible, you can’t deny that Easter is a representation of hope. A sentiment we need now more than ever. As I am apart from my family for the first time ever at Easter, I’m reflecting on the hope that we need to surround ourselves with at the moment. I don’t think we’ve ever been faced with the fact that by standing just within a metre of our loved ones, we could pass on this deadly virus. For these strange and uncertain times, we need to remain strong and apart from our families and friends. To save lives.
So with a clear conscience in the knowledge that I am doing everything in my power to keep my family safe this Easter. I decided to make it an extra special one for Ben and I.
We’re going to the supermarket as infrequently as possible at the moment. So everything on the table had to be thrown together from things I found in the house. Our door wreath (gifted alongside a gorgeous Elizabeth Arden Package a while ago) came into its own as the centre piece to the table. A jug in the middle of it, filled with white flowers finished it perfectly.
Of course, we’re making as much use of the garden as we possibly can and not taking it for granted. So the table was set up in the dappled sunshine on the grass. A cream table cloth always makes things feel a little fancy. On top, my classic Table Chargers (similar) that I like to use in every tablescape.
I specifically bought these blue glass candlestick holders (similar) with Easter in mind. We used them the other day though and I hadn’t realised the candle had burnt all the way to the bottom. Unfortunately, it cracked the glass of one of them. I’ve managed to glue it back together using superglue however, so they’re still useable. I found them from my favourite second hand shop, The Vintage Trading Post, where I find so many lovely things for the home. Using a little elastic band (found around the asparagus in the fridge), I attached the Gypsophila for a whimsical touch.
Still obsessed with gold touches on the table, I haven’t deviated from our gold cutlery yet. I really think it warms up a table and elevates the look. Glasswear and plates finish the laying, with a splash of colour from the sliced lemons in the water. Blue and yellow are a classic Easter colour combination and always have such a happy look when combined.
Finally, to top off the table, I’ve included my Easter Bunny Napkins. Relatively easy to do and so effective and cute on the table. This takes the whole look from something sophisticated and beautiful, to something a little cheeky and fun.
A beautiful table requires a beautiful dress and as soon as I saw this dress from Chi Chi London, I knew it was my easter dress. Beautiful blush pink layered with ruffles, appliqué roses and intricate lace detailing combining into a stunning showstopper dress. As if I needed an excuse to put on a fancy dress!
If, like me, you’re away from your family this Easter, have a little fun with it. Set an Easter Table for yourself if you’re in Lockdown alone. Or if you’re with someone, surprise them with a fancy table. Enjoy a lovely meal, dressed in your finest. Think and talk about the things that you’re thankful for and schedule a family chat, all getting together online to have a meal together.
Wherever you are and whoever you’re with this Easter, I hope you have a fabulous time. Stay safe and well.