An Easter tablescape can rival fashion’s finery for the spotlight in the Easter parade. Dressed to impress not only applies to the fashions, but to Easter baskets and Easter tablescapes. To look upon a beautiful Easter tablescape as a work of art is no over exaggeration of the term. I’m featuring a two part series this week appropriately titled Easter Tablescape Ideas.
A centerpiece full of fresh flowers from nature’s floral department aka our own yards broadens the field for artistic interpretation. Begin with a vase, jar, tureen, pitcher, decorative coffee can- any type container that floats your boat or flower frog will do. Fern and magnolia leaves, camellias, hydrangea, knock out roses, palm fronds, daffodils, dogwood branches, bridal wreath spirea, azaleas and the flower of the season, lilies- all eggscellent (you knew it was coming!) centerpiece options. Inspiration lives in the great and colorful outdoors.
Never underestimate the decorative power of paint. Hobby Lobby makes a great point!
We see oodles of pictures showing lovely kitchen and dining rooms with dining tables polished and pristine. You won’t see one of our kitchen tabletop. It’s a working tabletop- one big catchall for house plans, design boards, material lists and shelter magazines. Now you know my little secret and why I am in total support of the statement, “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” Tablescapes usually take place on the dining room tabletop, but not this year. Why? The dining room chandelier is still sitting in the box waiting to be rewired…for the second time.
Dave the Builder stripped the new wiring as he was threading it through the center tube. He didn’t discover this very important development until he was in the process of hanging the chandelier and the wires sparked in Katy Perry style. You’re probably thinking it so I’ll address it. What’s the point of a tablescape post? Because I absolutely love sourcing and creating tablescape ideas. Here’s a preview of what I’m working on for Set the Tone and the Table: Easter Tablescape Ideas Part 2. Stay tuned!