Welcome to the Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour, Easter edition hosted by the lovely Lory of Designthusiasm! If you are coming over from my dear friend Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs, welcome! Jennifer always has the most beautiful, elegant holiday tables and is definitely one I always look to for inspiration when these holiday events arrive each year! Thank you for stopping by to visit my Simple Easter Entertaining Ideas tour and don’t forget to check the bottom of my post for the full line up of bloggers for the entire week…such a great group that I am truly honored to be a part of!
Now I’d like to welcome you into my holiday dinging room. Affiliate links used in this post (read our full disclosure policy here).
Even though the calendar doesn’t say it, I think spring has already arrived here in Houston! I’ve already seen so many trees in full bloom mode and I couldn’t be more excited about more seasonal changes to come around the corner. For our family Easter, first and foremost, is always about our risen savior and knowing the arrival of everything fresh and new is symbolic of Him conquering the grave over 2000 years ago. We are so thankful that His sacrifice and the acceptance of Him as our savior affords us the divine benefit of being able to live eternally with our Father in heaven one day!
Something told me that this year was going to be a little different so I felt the need to forgo traditional Easter decor and to go with a bit more modern table decor, having a vintage vibe. I just love those little green egg holders (above) and couldn’t resist placing a small white rose bloom in each one. The green picks up on the hydrangea stems and the Alstroemeria leaves in my simple floral arrangement and brings some continuity and flow to my table.
I also love the texture and interest my strand of wood beads brings to the table. Something I’ve never used before in one of my tablescapes but I love the whimsy it incorporates into this setting. Never be afraid to try something different to set your table apart from the rest!
Another favorite detail are these cane rattan chargers! I lost most of my linens and other entertaining pieces I had previously during the Hurricane Harvey flood event last year so when I had to replace a lot of things to even get started on this table these charges instantly became my inspiration piece! They bring a ton of texture and personality to my table, and add a pop of warmth through color. These dishes have also become a personal new favorite and for day-to-day practical dishes, I really don’t think I’ve loved any dishes more. They are solid and have a unique quality to them for a simple white dish.
I also added these gorgeous navy and white striped fringe dinner napkins to my linen arsenal. They are even nice enough to use as a dish towel or place mat. I love it when smart shopping leads to using your purchases for multiple reasons! Both the cane chargers and the dinner napkins were my jumping off point for this tablescape.
Moving over to the bar cabinet is a simple dessert bar and some pretty faux stems (similar here) to give this spot a spring vibe. Just last week I did a full blog post sharing tips plus a round up of all of my favorite faux flowers, stems and house plants ( + tips)…you can catch that HERE.
A simple grocery store cake with 3 white roses added to the top of one of my favorite marble cake stands is all I needed to step up a basic dessert to make it holiday ready. This beautiful look literally took less than one minute to create (and the cake was super yummy to boot!).
- Bring continuity and flow to your table by using the same color or pattern more than once.
- Use textural pieces to add interest and personality to your table.
- Always start your table design (just like any other design you put together) with a jumping off point like I did with my chargers and dinner napkins.
- Add fresh blooms to the top of your desserts to dress them up, giving them a holiday look.
- Use unexpected decor on your table such as the woods beads I used or a scarf for a table runner – this will bring a whimsical quality to your table and add interest (conversation piece:).
I hope you’ve enjoyed my simple tips for modern Easter entertaining! Next up make sure to stop by to see my cute friend Heather of Setting For Four and then don’t forget to visit all of the other wonderful bloggers on the tour, which runs through the end of the week adding several new bloggers each day!
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