I know you got to see a few glimpse’s of my dining room table dressed for Easter in our Spring Home Tour last week. On monday I shared how I made the vintage inspired egg place settings. So simple, but a huge impact! I mentioned in that post, how I always look to add layers, in any area I decorate. To me it just makes a space come alive. It takes it from flat and boring, to having dimension and interest.
Creating a tablescape is no different in my mind. I know, I know people get all wonky if there is too much stuff on the table. They say it isn’t practical or realistic. I leave my table decorated, and then when it’s time to sit down, I remove anything that is taking up too much space. A few items find a quick home on a ledge or buffet nearby, heck I’ve even put stuff down on the floor. But what I love, is seeing people’s faces when they walk in our dining room, and gasp out loud, because to me it shows them they were thought of, and that makes it all worth it!
I kept a few of the stemmed milk glass pieces on the table, and staggered them around the faux wood candlesticks I got from Kirklands. Lastly I sprinkled in a few mercury glass votives, because I love the sparkle they add to the table.
For the place settings, I started with my new favorite twig chargers from Painted Fox, then layered my white dinner plates (I picked up from Marshalls a few years back), pale yellow cotton napkins, then these vintage looking glass plates I got from girl Jen over at Migonis Home. She also gave me the lion face footed soup bowls. She got them from a store in New York that has since closed. Love her, and we totally share this common thread of love for decorating and entertaining. I was blessed by her sweet gifts, and they were just perfect for my Easter table.
I mentioned in my post on Monday, the inspiration for the place settings was the moss filled soup terrain I made for our buffet this spring. You can see it in the photos below in the background.
For the center of the table, I tri-folded a white table cloth to serve as a runner. Next I layered this kraft wrapping paper I picked up from Target back at Christmas time in their $1 bin section. The polka dot print reminded me of tiny easter eggs, fresh and simple for spring. To finish things off I layered sheet moss in the center, which my son quickly re-named as “grass”. My kids are always quick to compliment the way I decorate our house or anything new I do around here. I know they are only 4 and 5 but to hear their sweet little praises, or even see that they recognize how much it means to their mama, makes me want to hug their necks and give them all the candy they want! LOL 🙂
Well even though our yard is still covered in snow, I think it’s safe to say that Spring is finally here. At least on the blog it sure has arrived. In case you missed any of my “Spring” themed posts, you can catch up with them here:
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