With Spring officially here, the garden is in bloom and I’m ready for Easter! Are you? I’m excited to share with you this cheerful and vibrant outdoor tablescape filled with assorted blooms and bunnies. The blue and lavender tones against the bright green areca palms are just lovely. The weather is nice and breezy, typical of spring in south Florida. This is a great time of year and a wonderful setting for a Palm Sunday or Easter brunch. Below I’m sharing my tips and sourcing information so you can draw inspiration to create your own special tablescape.
When Sandra Lee hosted Semi-Homemade on HGTV she always had a stunning tablescape at the end of every show. I would need a warehouse to store all her items, but I have limited space so most of my tablescapes are created by mixing and matching pieces I own. And for the record, I own more than I should, but less than I want.
I knew I wanted to use this blue and white buffalo plaid tablecloth as my starting point. Not all tables need a tablecloth or a table runner for that matter, but this one did. My outdoor patio table has a clear glass top that has seen better days and this tablecloth covered the imperfections and created the perfect backdrop. Do you have an inspiration item or color scheme? Pastels and bunnies are always a great choice for Easter, but you are only limited to your imagination.
I quickly gathered around the house and garden items I wanted to include on my table such as the essex bunny from the garden and two white pitchers from storage. Don’t limit yourself to items normally stored in the kitchen. You may have a beautiful tray or basket in a bathroom holding towels or soaps, they could hold candies or dyed eggs. Take a look around the house before you go shopping.
When I started thinking of the place setting and my options, I chose a galvanized iron windmill charger for two reasons – it picks up on the grey tones from the rabbit and it contrasts with all the delicate colors and flowers adding an industrial touch. Over the charger I set my plain white dinner plate with a melamine painted dessert/salad plate on top. I love this cute rabbit peeking through the flowers and the colors and florals on the plate. The essex rabbit sits inside a small floral wreath with candy carrot umbrellas around the rabbit. I added the kissing pink bunnies because they are too cute for words.
A small wire basket covered in an embroidered tea towel is the perfect vehicle for my Jordan Marsh’s Legendary Blueberry Muffins. They are the best muffin recipe I’ve ever made (and I’ve made my share) or enjoyed to date. A perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch. Don’t you want to reach out and grab one?
I drew inspiration from the florals and colors on the plates and paired them with these beautiful floral napkins in blue and lavender hues. A simple clear crystal napkin holder with a natural tulip was the finishing touch. Stainless steel flatware complements the chargers and essex rabbit and brings the look together. A vintage sugar bowl with pink chocolate covered pretzels adds a pop of color to the table while a baby chick disguised as a bunny and the cycling bunny adds a touch of whimsy.
Blue and white glasses repeat the colors on the tablecloth. I love vintage glasses and their intricate designs. They add visual texture and interest to any table. The milk glass hobnail pitcher holds the tulips while a plain farmhouse pitcher holds white and green assorted flowers – all the flowers are from my local grocery store, Publix.
This tablescape is one that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. I hope you enjoyed my tablescape and draw inspiration for your own table. What are you planning this Easter? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
Blue & white buffalo plaid gingham check tablecloth by Roostery
Essex Rabbit from Pier 1 Imports, similar one by Pottery Barn
Floral easter wreath from Pier 1 Imports, similar one can be found at any craft store
Spring Bloom napkins from Williams Sonoma, currently sold out
Clear crystal napkin rings from Amazon
White dinner plates, Pier 1 Imports, discontinued
Bunny melamine dessert/salad plates, HomeGoods a few years ago
Baby chick with bunny ears, many years ago from the Dollar Store, discontinued
Pressed glass vintage open sugar bowl, antique store
Romantic blue glasses by Bormioli, from Macys but can also be sourced on Amazon and other places
Cape Cod vintage pressed glass, from antique stores, eBay and Goodwill
Cycling bunny from Pier 1 Imports, discontinued