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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Table Ideas

Isn't this a gorgeous Easter table? It is simple, yet elegant with the pristine white cloth.



I love to add individual floral arrangements to each setting. It is so personal and makes a great parting gift for your guests. This is also a good time to take out all of your springtime knick knacks and scatter them whimsically across the table.





Here is another great table setting idea. Provide each guest with their own chocolate rabbit. I know Martha probably made her own using antique molds, but my name is Laura and I bought mine at the Dollar Store. :)




A few posts ago I showed you how I tied Easter corsages to the backs of my chairs, but I liked this idea of small baskets filled with chocolates.





Do you have an Easter tree? We began the tradition while living in Germany. I have many wonderful eggs that I have collected and made. I love this look of simple branches in a enamel pitcher.




You can also try hanging eggs off of your chandelier.






I will be recreating a similar table for my Easter brunch. We'll be dyeing our eggs on Saturday. When will you do yours?




Since I need eggs for a breakfast casserole, I may carefully crack the shell, wash it out, nestle the shells in our silver napkin rings and add a pink tulip. You could also drill a hole in a plastic egg.





Our lunch will actually be shared with about 500 other people. Our church has a grand picnic every Easter. I like the idea of eating outside. Sort of a loaves and fishes theme.





Yet even paper plates can look special.




This is our Easter table. It is almost finished.





Here is a closeup of the sideboard. The bunnies are by Villeroy and Boch. I purchased them several years ago while living in Germany. They are surrounded by German paper mache eggs and antique postcards. See the cloche I made?


I printed out place cards on the computer. The silver was my great grandmother Lenora's and the crystal belonged to my Grandma Mary.



Here is a closeup my favorite Bunny Boy and Girl. They are from a few seasons ago by Katherine's Collection. They are filled with pillow mints.


The centerpiece is a feather tree by Bethany Lowe that I purchased on Ebay.




We collected the eggs while living overseas. My favorite is the hand painted lavender egg. It's cracked on the bottom, but I don't mind. The bunnies on the tray came from Cost Plus several years ago. Both have had repairs for broken ears.




A hummingbird update can be found one post below.

Have a glorious day!

43 comments :

Joyce said...

Everything is just beautiful! I especially like the feather tree. I've been wanting to get one of those and have not done it as yet. Yours look great. You did a very nice job of decorating for such a wonderful holiday!

philben5 said...

Goodmorning Laura! My name is Roxanne and I too will be buying my chocolate bunnies @ the Dollar General!:-) Love the ideas and can't wait to start in! I am always challenged with the fact of never knowing exactly how many are coming until it is time to eat. I just may try to make some calls and actually make them "commit". I so enjoy your insight you share with us! Please please never stop!
Blessings
Roxanne

The French Bear said...

Wow, I love it all, that's the loveliest table setting I've seen! I do love the red dishes too, but the polka dots are fabulous!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lorrie said...

Beautiful inspiration. We're going away for Easter so I'm not thinking about how to decorate and what to serve. I sort of miss it.

Enjoy spring and Easter hope!

Lorrie

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Laura you did it again. So beautiful, everything. Years ago we had an Easter tree when we lived in a old 1918 farm house. That house lent itself to all those romantic, vintage decorations. The kids were young & it was so special. My mother has always set a gorgeous Easter table & collects beautiful bunnies & eggs. What fun memories.
Wish you & your family Easter blessings. &heart;

Reachel Bagley, Stylist said...

Thanks for inspiring me, I'm now plotting my own Easter brunch.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

hey Laura so much pretty goodness....

Rue said...

Your table is every bit as beautiful as the ones you shared from the magazines and I like you even better than Martha anyway ;)

hugs,
rue

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful Laura. You inspire me to want to do the same. Unfortunately, I won't have a house full of family and friends but I think it's fun even for the two of us. Now where do I start?....

The White Bench said...

Fabulous, Laura!
I love all your treasures, especially the German ones.
Thanks for visiting, too, and for your sweet comments!
Monica.

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

I love your dining room set up!

Joy said...

Your decor never fails to astound me. I think there ought to be a home decor publication or coffee table book {a la Martha} called Living Laura!

Muthering Heights said...

I love the flowers you have in each place setting. They look lovely!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Very pretty. I like how you gave each of your guests a tulip on their plate.

alice said...

Drilling a hole in eggs is a genius idea! I love the look!

Carrie said...

I love your table. I didn't think of using a runner. Oh, such a good idea! I will need to get my from the linen closet.

Allidink said...

Awww, the little bunny boy and girl are so cute! Everything looks so nice on your table! :) Those bunnies from Germany are really neat! I've never seen ones like those.

All the best,
Allison

Shana said...

Love the chocolate bunny placesetting. So simple yet so cool. And very economical - especially from the dollar store. :)

Linda said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Love the look of your Easter table and all of the ideas.

We're traveling today and tomorrow, so I'll barely have time to get things ready on Saturday as we're having a family get-together on Saturday as well at my parents' house next door. But somehow it will all come together. I did finish up the Easter baskets today and have had my decorations up for a while now. I'll try to make the table a pretty scene on Sunday.

Charli and me said...

Everything is just beautiful. I love the little Easter tree. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Jill Elaine said...

great photos! thanks for sharing!
Jill

Shimmy Mom said...

Love the ideas! Yours all look so cute. You look like you are completely ready. I hope that you have a Wonderful Easter!

*hugs*

Liz said...

But of course you have a lovely table! We are going to the in-laws for Easter dinner this year... Kinda miss the whole table scape thing. :(

I will definitely stop by on Friday:)

~Liz

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Laura! It is all completely lovely. Happy Easter to you and yours. Warmly, Cathy

Jen said...

Dear Laura,
I am so glad your name is Laura and not Martha! I love your easter pics - so many fabulous ideas. Outside eating is glorious - I hope you will share the picnic of 500.
The best treasures are the ones you collect and find along the highway of life, arent they? Ooh the fluffy tree is so adorable especially nestling in the straw. Clever, clever Laura. Happy Choclatey Easter!

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Sweet Laura:

I just adore the little tree with all of your lovely treasures. Everything looks so pretty!

Happy Bunny Day!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Cynthia said...

Laura,
You are so talented and your table is stunning! Cindy

Velvet and Linen said...

I always love visiting you, Laura.
This post, like all of your posts, is filled with ways to infuse our lives with beauty.
Thank you for sharing your vision of the world with us.

xo
Brooke

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Laura, this turned out beautiful I love how you made it look special for your family. Hope your Easter is blessed.
Debbie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Easter!

Deb said...

Such lovely ideas and a lovely table of your own! Deb

Chandy said...

All the pictures look great! I love it!

Condo Blues said...

My Mom used to make an Easter tree with a tree branch and colored eggs. I think her eggs where plastic but cut her some slack - she had a baby and a toddler in the house who coudn't keep their hands off her Easter decorations. Not that I'm admitting to anything....

Linda/"Mom" said...

* What a joy to read and view, Laura... just soooo lovely! Thank you! Linda *

Draffin Bears said...

Your table looks fabulous Laura and I just love all your treasures.

Have a happy Easter with your family and friends.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lady Dorothy said...

Your table is beautiful! Thank you for all the inspiring ideas. I needed a couple of new ones!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful blog you have. It is gorgeous!
Happy Easter! I will return..
Mona

DEB said...

Love all your great ideas. Such a pretty table.Really like the idea of the tulip in the egg, in the napkin ring. "Happy Easter". Deb

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Table , Laura..
A blessed Easter..

Maryrose said...

Everything is lovely. Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Maryrose

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your Easter table & all the other inspirations that you showed us. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It means a lot to me. Have a very Happy Easter!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT ideas! Happy Easter!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a pretty Easter Table! And lovely inspirations