Are you guys ready for the Easter holiday weekend? I thought it would be fun to share our colorful Easter tablescape with you today. We still have a few things to do but our plans are coming together pretty well.
I was looking through my dresses the other day thinking about all those years my mom had to take the three of us girls shopping for Easter dresses. We were always decked out in lots of ruffles and lace with layers of crinolines, matching socks and monograms all over. I swear it’s a wonder we even made into church because we were super prissy. One of us is still pretty prissy but I’m not going to say which one ha ha!
The night before the Easter Bunny came to our house, my mom would line us all up in the kitchen and roll our hair in socks. Did you guys ever do that to your hair? My mom said that she used to roll her hair with empty orange juice cans back in the day. We used to die laughing thinking about how crazy it must have been to try and sleep with cans in your hair. Now the littles laugh at us every time we talk about sleeping with socks in our hair! In our defense those socks did produce some pretty rocking Nellie Olson style waves.
Easter is one of our favorite holidays to spend as a family and I know it is for so many of you too. We love being together and hanging out, sharing recipes, makeup tips and celebrating sweet memories with each other. If you’re from the South (or secretly want to be), you already know the importance of gathering around the table and sharing an Easter meal together.
Now I know some people go all out with the Easter décor. My mom is one of those people. She has bunnies and carrots and flowers and lots of spring colors all over. Everywhere you look it’s seriously gorgeous.
But if you don’t have time for all of that don’t fret, ok? I know we’ve all been busy with spring break, standardized tests, aging parents, babies that don’t sleep through the night, bosses that text work notes at midnight. Life just gets nuts sometimes, right?
Our lives have been a little crazy lately too so we can totally relate. Our goal in creating this colorful Easter tablescape was to use some of the same elements we used in our spring tablescape. You can check that out here if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet. We know sometimes with a busy schedule we want something that can be easily transitioned from one holiday to the next without a lot of fuss, expense or time. Can I get an amen?
You may recognize these moss placemats from the spring tablescape. You can find out how to make them here in literally minutes.
This pink Haviland pattern is similar to the green Haviland pattern I used in that same tablescape. Swapping out the green pattern for the pink pattern while keeping the moss placemat and the white ironstone plate the same way a simple way to change things up without a lot of effort.
The green depression glass bowls were a gift from my Granny many years ago. I filled them with inexpensive raffia and the DIY Robin Eggs from yesterday’s post.
Aren’t these chicken napkin rings cute? They remind me of ironstone.
I picked up these pale pink napkins at a thrift store last month. The color is perfect for spring and garden parties throughout the year.
We made these jadeite inspired cupcake stands in early March and we use them all the time now! It feels like having a bit farmhouse charm on the table and in the kitchen.
I found this crock at the Renninger’s Extravaganza a few years ago and filled it with hydrangeas and clippings from around the property.
This arrangement turned out like my hair…totally wild…
…which is a gentle reminder to work with what you have.
Remember this pillow from the spring inspired entry?
As you guys know I’m usually a neutrals girl meaning most everything in our home bathed in shades of white, gray, linen and woodgrain.
That being said we’re kind of enjoying all of this spring color inside the house lately. I think the Easter Bunny is going to feel right at home. Although, I probably won’t be sleeping with my hair in socks the night before he arrives.Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.