I don’t know about you, but I feel a little thrown off with how early Easter is this year, so getting my table setting all figured out, takes some of the pressure off.
But I am thinking getting to Easter early is a good thing too.
Keeping us focused on what is really important.
Keeping us focused on things being new, that there is always a chance to start a new journey.
Keeping us focused on time with family and friends.
Now, this table setting is a little more formal than I usually do – using a charger, vintage lace napkins, our wedding china, silver and crystal. I also used some more formal and traditional brass candlesticks.
But as a whole, for me it is all about pairing the casual with the formal. The casual on this table is the brass bunnies, dried lavender and the eyelet lace.
The contrast of the traditional side of the brass with a sweet little bunny is right in touch with my sense of humor.
And, there is just something about eyelet lace that says spring to me, warm weather ahead. In fact, I so excited to see it has made its way to all of this year’s spring clothes, you can be sure I will be wearing some if it.
And this is where my faux brass eggs ended up, down the center, and with a small slit cut in some of them to hold a place card.
And the dried lavender, besides smelling amazing allows my center display to stay awhile because it won’t wilt – and can be reused, always a plus.
The older I have gotten, the less I have felt the need for holidays to be grand and formal. I have realized more and more it is about relaxing and enjoying the day – as hard as that can sometimes be.
Strangely, I am actually feeling a little bit excited about planning the menu for Easter this year and I am considering trying some new things.
The good news is we already have a beautiful table to start from, so if my “experiments” go badly, at least the table will be pretty.
Do you have any secret family recipes you make for Easter? I would love some inspiration.
And if you need some more inspiration for tablescape ideas, head on over to Uncommon Designs, they are sharing Easter tables setting ideas each day this week along with some other crazy talented bloggers.
Thanks so much for reading!