The sounds, scents, and sights that accompany spring beautification curb appeal, as well as inquires about my Easter table decor suggestions, signals spring is sprung.
Spring officially begins this Wednesday (March 20).
Easter will be here in thirty-two days.
Gardenistas and decoristas alike realize that’s a small window of time to plant and plan.
Emails and push notifications from home decor sites alert subscribers to what’s new in store for the Easter coming together of family and friends season. If you live in an area of the world that is retail deficient, ordering from online outlets opens up the retail world to you.
Keep in mind you have to allow ample time for sourcing, selecting, ordering, and arrival.
After a particularly disappointing shipping arrival time incident, I realized the importance of getting my decorating plan finalized and my holiday decor ordering done sooner rather than later.
Remember me telling you all about the bunny rabbit Dave the Builder found in one of our flower beds?
Cottontail instinctively knew when it was time for Dave to drive in the gate. He would sit in the driveway close to Dave’s parking spot waiting for Dave to come home. After the odd couple greeted each other, Cottontail would hop to it, following Dave into the house. He would wait ever so patiently at Dave’s feet for Dave to pick him up and hold him.
I include at least one rabbit themed piece of decor in my Easter table decor suggestions in honor of Cottontail.
It’s an Easter table decor suggestions must. Our pets touch our hearts and our home decorating choices.
As far as the rest of the look goes, I select pieces able to make the decorating transition from spring to summer.
Scrolling through the home section on the TJ Maxx website resulted in two super cute, super affordable bunny pieces. The first of two ideas is to use the Figural Bunny Cookie Jar by Arlington Designs as an ice bucket.
I’ll set up a beverage station on the dining room sideboard for our Easter luncheon. To implement the idea, first I’ll place a dinner plate or charger on top of a mirror placemat to protect the finish of the sideboard from water spots.
The cookie jar will sit in the middle of the plate. A thick layer of Easter grass or paper shreds placed around the bottom and sides (if need be) of the bunny will hide the plate-charger and the mirror placemat.
Complete the look by “hiding” decorative ceramic or plastic Easter eggs in the grass or shreds.
The cement bunny will be a two, two, two uses in one piece as Easter table decor now and spring into summer garden decor later.
The rainbow colors of these rock candy sticks remind me of the ones in the traditional Easter egg dye kits.
A glass of iced tea served with a rock candy stick adds an extra kick of sugar sweet swizzle and stir.
A tried and true idea in my Easter table decor suggestions bag of tricks is to use a vintage glass basket as a dish for garnishes or as a condiment bowl.
It’s makes a lovely presentation.
It is said that iced tea is the house wine of the South. We steep, sugar, and serve the stuff year round. Bridal and baby showers, brunches, luncheons, holiday dinners, and other celebratory general fancy-schmancy occasions call for upping the iced tea recipe game.
Governor’s Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch
3 family-size tea bags
2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 (33.8-oz.) bottle peach nectar
½ (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
½ cup Simple Sugar Syrup (see recipe below)
1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
Garnish: fresh peach wedges
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add tea bags and mint leaves. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
Discard tea bags and mint. Pour into a 1-gal. container; add peach nectar, lemonade concentrate, and Simple Sugar Syrup. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Pour chilled tea mixture into a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir in ginger ale and club soda just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Simple Sugar Syrup
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
This photo serves no purpose other than being just a pretty reminder of the in full bloom splendor of spring coming to a lawn, garden, planter, or centerpiece near you this Wednesday.
Fresh, faux, or a mixing of both, remarkably gorgeous flower arrangements need not be expensive. Some of the most impressive flower arrangements are simple in nature and elegant in statement.
Begin in your yard and garden, and build your arrangement from there.
Garden roses mixed with dusty miller, bridal wreath, fern fronds, and fresh seeded eucalyptus brings spring beauty to your dining table or sideboard.
Container ideas range from serving bowls and art pottery baskets to ornamental cabbages and decorative cement planters.
Easter Table Decor Suggestions:
Delicious desserts have become works of culinary art. Do your Easter desserts justice with an impressive plating presentation.
Included in my Easter table decor suggestions repertoire is the use of at least one vintage piece.
Vintage pieces possess charming features, distinguishing colors, and delicate patterns able to gracefully stand alone or easily mix with new traditional favorites.
I don’t always have the best luck when shopping the shelves at my favorite local treasure shop, but on my last visit I spied this darling figurine behind a piece that wouldn’t normally catch my eye.
The colors, condition, and price sold the piece, and it fits in perfectly with my Easter decorating theme.
These Easter table decor suggestions invite a simple yet elegant charm factor to the spring get-together and Easter celebration.