When I was at my mom’s house borrowing some LuRay for the spring tablescape I shared two weeks ago, there was one color I didn’t use – pink. But these plates are too pretty to not use, so I decided to create a quick and casual Easter tablescape. This blush and neutral Easter tablescape came together really quickly, using items I mostly had on hand. Below are also some tips for creating a casual and pulled together table setting.
Mixing Old & New
Don’t be afraid to mix newer pieces with vintage ones. While the blush plates are vintage, the brown and cream plates are my everyday China. The pattern is Nortake ColorWave in Chocolate. Since I didn’t have enough blush to do a six full place settings, I interspersed some other dinner and salad plates from the more modern set.
Use Different Shapes
When I registered for the Nortitake China, I picked out several different shapes. I have a mix of round and square dinner, appetizer and salad plates, along with bowls in varying sizes. Using different shapes can add visual interest. It’s definitely a more casual look, but it works for my dining room.
Symmetry is Your Friend
Since the plates and placemats are mismatched, I went more symmetrical on the centerpiece. One thing that I’m trying to do more of is buy in pairs. I found these cute bunnies at the flea market, and placed them at either end of the table.
Using two Ikea vases, I snipped some dusty miller (stolen from my yard). In the middle, I used a pretty ruffled silver bowl and filled with Easter eggs and some natural elements.
The Easter eggs are chalk painted from Dollar Tree. They aren’t perfect, but it was a super cost effective DIY!
Vary the Texture
The jute utensil holders are from World Market, and really set the tone for the more casual, rustic look. I used some more natural texture in the placemats (from Crate & Barrel) at the head chairs, along with the mentioned natural elements in the silver bowl. The pink placemats are Ikea and add a softer feel, along with the linen napkins (again from World Market).
And the fluffy dried hydrangea on the buffet provide yet another texture.
While we’re not actually hosting Easter brunch this year, it was still fun to create this table setting and use it for a few days. Are you hosting Easter? Do you go for a more formal look (which I also love) or is it a more casual affair?
Shared on Tablescape Thursdays