I like pink, but I just don’t have a lot of it in my house because I lean towards the reds and corals instead. So when I was trying to come up with some pretty table decor for Easter, well, I was a bit stumped at my lack of pastel decor…until I remembered my obsession with aqua. 😉 And then it just all came together pretty quickly!
My husband had so sweetly come home with a bouquet of hot pink tulips on the first day of spring, so of course I had to include those, along with some daffodils from our yard. (Yay for sweet husband, flowers, AND spring!) The aqua additions in the bouquet are faux flowers and a sparkly butterfly that I used from a previous event.
And I don’t have a lot of different china patterns, so I’m gonna be honest here…for special events, I often get super cute paper plate and napkin sets. (You can totally recycle those paper plates, too – just scrape the food scraps off afterwards and toss them in your blue bin.) These two sets came from Wal-mart and I love, love how much fresh color they bring to the table, especially when you alternate them and switch up the napkins.
To add something special, you can totally put paper plates on placemats for extra layering and texture. The addition of real silverware, my blue Mason jars to drink from, and yellow striped paper straws also give this casual table more substance.
When I visited my friend Stacey’s house at Christmas, I noticed that she had a red plaid scarf posing as a table runner and I thought, “What a perfectly clever idea! Why haven’t I thought of that before???” Especially since I have an, um, ridiculously huge – I mean, totally appropriate – selection of scarves! I do have several table runners, but my decor world just got a whole lot bigger when I realized my scarves can pull double-duty! =) Yours can, too. Except for the infinity ones…I’m not sure those would work so well. 😉
The best part of springtime, in my opinion, is that the world comes back to life again! After a winter of leafless branches, brown grass, and a sad-looking landscape, it always makes my heart happy to see those cheerful yellow daffodils popping up beside the pinks and purples of hyacinths and phlox. I have a feeling that our spring season is full of sweet reminders from God that life comes after death. We’re reminded that we die to sin when we choose to submit to Him and obey the gospel. We’re called to a complete rebirth in Him – an abundant, beautiful, brand new life, full of spiritual fruit that we start to bear as we learn to follow Jesus’ example. It’s a gorgeous and meaningful analogy – and I thought it was so very appropriate to include some live plants in this tablescape.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism
into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his,
we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
We know that our old self was crucified with him
in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing,
so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
For one who has died has been set free from sin.
Now if we have died with Christ,
we believe that we will also live with him.
The light purple is phlox from our yard…if you don’t have any, please plant some this year. It would make my LIFE if every hillside was completely spilling over with phlox! 😉 It spreads every year and it’s just one of my very favorites! Another favorite of mine is this dark purple ajuga, also from our flower bed. It’s a ground cover that spreads every year, too. =)
This little jar holds wild violets and wild grape hyacinths, both from our yard. I always try to rescue some before Jeremy mows the yard for the first time every spring. 😉
This sweet pink mug holds creeping thyme…
What’s Easter without some eggs? These are simple malted eggs – they were a great size and speckled just right. 😉 They look super cute in a couple of my teacups. I totally love this Royal Albert New Country Roses Polka Blue teacup that my sisters-in-law and mother in law brought back from a tea shop in Canada!
And this might be my favorite part of the whole Easter tablescape. (But don’t hold me to that – it’s too hard to decide!)
I didn’t dye Easter eggs – those bigger eggs are actually faux chalkboard eggs! (again – Walmart) But I didn’t have time to draw designs on them. But I actually thought it would be a cute idea for each guest to design an egg. 😉 The egg cups are from Wal-mart also.
Perfectly set for a lovely Easter dinner – or springtime tea party! =) Speaking of food, our new Mango Alyssa has a lovely Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake recipe to use for Easter or any springtime get-together! Check it out!
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