A Quaint and Simple Easter Tablescape is what we will feast on for our holiday dinner. I’m a bit hesitant about leaving the white lace tablecloth on but that’s what washers are for, right? Even though I’m calling this quaint and simple, putting it together was anything but.
The only original piece from my initial conception is the lavender tablecloth which is the foundation of the tablescape. In my first version, I used sheer curtains with tiny violet flowers as an overlay. I’ve used them before but this time I wasn’t feeling them at all. I swapped them out for the white lacy tablecloth. So far, so good.
Then I tried a set out deep purple pillow covers as an underlay for the centerpiece, which was a white candelabra. That wasn’t working either so I ditched both of those ideas. I had my heart set on using a set of white dinnerware with a gray and bluish twig motif. Depending on how the light hits it, the bluish color looks purple. Or so I thought.
By this time, I was ready to call it a day and start from scratch. That was until I turned around and looked into my china cabinet. My gaze turned to my mother’s china and her silver tea service. Immediately I wondered how she would have put this table together.
For sure she would have used her September Song Bristol china. Momma was a firm believer that you should use your “good stuff” as often as you can. I hear ya Mom! The color palette in this china is neutral so I figured it would work well with the table linens. From there it all began to come together. From her set of china, I used the dinner plates, soup bowls, bread plate, and the teacup and saucer. Lilac acrylic chargers are the base of the stack.
I wrapped a lilac colored napkin around the dinner plate and placed the dinnerware on top. The iris colored goblets from Ross found their way to the table as well as my thrift store cut glass goblets. Faux mother of pearl cutlery was the perfect complement to my Quaint and Simple Easter Tablescape and I’m sure mom would have approved.
Using the silver tea pot to hold these flowers was a stretch but I went for it anyway and I’m happy that I did. To finish the centerpiece, I used a ribbed votive holder on each side, a ceramic bunny with violet flowers and one lilac Easter egg. When it was done, I was satisfied.
I wish you a blessed and Happy Easter and hope that your day is filled with love.
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