Easter time and Spring are intertwined in my mind and an Easter table filled with bright colors brings out the happy kid in all of us. Let’s deconstruct this tablescape to study how it all goes together.
See the magnificently-colored flowers in the blue pitcher? Those are ranunculus. (If there is a plural version of the word, I have no idea what it is, but I do know that they come in the most fabulous colors and I have, thus far, had absolutely no luck growing my own. With the aid of our mad plant scientist Robert in New Harmony, we hope to crack the code this year!) As you can imagine, with those long lasting blooms as our centerpiece, our color scheme almost created itself. I tried several different vases, but the contrast between the blue worked best. Blue is nice as a vase choice because your flowers will contrast, not blend. Plus, we got the tie-in with the table runner, the vase, and the plates, creating visual harmony.
The quilted table runner was from Spring Fling in New Harmony, Indiana — a gift from my SIL, Ellen. The hot pink placemats are easy care plastic, so they rinse off in the sink, which makes them a great choice for outside. See the aged-looking turquoise plates? They are from Pier 1 — and they are very sturdy melamine/plastic of some kind. Until you pick them up, you don’t have a clue that they are not breakable. The lime green bowls, little bunny dishes, margarita glasses, and napkin rings also came from Pier 1.
If I could remember where I got the various bunnies, I would tell you. Alas, their origin is lost to the ages, as is the source for the lucite flatware. The eggs in the tall vases, however, came from an estate sale! Many of them are real eggshells with the innards blown out, lovingly decorated, with dates on some of them going back two decades. I am so glad someone has the patience for such endeavors and I hope to safeguard them for many decades to come.
Wishing you a gorgeous day when you can create and enjoy your own easter table al fresco!
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