Can you all believe that Easter is less than a week away? I was looking at the calendar in my phone for something else the other day and I went to see what that little dot was on Sunday and low and behold…Easter. Say what now? Que the panic. I’ve had an Easter table on my mind pretty much since January but, with Easter only a week away, I kicked it into high gear this past weekend and ran around like a crazy person getting everything I needed to make this table one for the books. And let me just say, I’m extremely pleased with the way everything came together and I hope you all think it is as beautiful as I do. So, I’ll quit yapping and let you all see what I came up with. Sorry in advance for the picture overload.
As I started thinking about what I wanted this table to look like, I knew that I wanted to create a table that was elegant, yet still felt comfortable. I don’t know about you all, but when I sit down to somebody’s table and they have laid out all of their finest china and crystal, I begin to feel a little intimidated. No elbows on the table, pinkies out, and so forth. So, I thought why not mix a little bit of casual, comfortable dining with fancy, “I only use that china one-a-year” kind of dining. I thought one great way to do this would be to use paper plates. I know what you’re thinking? Flimsy, plain, ugly, white, paper plates you use at bbqs? No! As I began searching, I found that there are so many great options out there that don’t look like you average bbq paper plate. I found the kraft paper plates that I used here
I found these plastic hobnail glasses at Walmart for less than $2 each and I knew they would be perfect for my Easter table. I try to avoid glassware whenever I can because I tend to break it. For the price, they are great quality, I can’t break them, and I know I’ll be getting plenty of use out of these babies.
How cute are these little “place cards”? I came up with this idea a while back and I’ve been looking forward to this Easter table setting just for the chance to finally execute what I’ve had in my head this whole time. I will admit, they didn’t turn out quite like I had imagined, but nonetheless, they’re still cute. I found the little baskets at Hobby Lobby in the floral section near all of the wedding stuff. They were originally silver, so I gave them a little touch of gold spray paint.
As for the flowers, I think they’re really the stars of this show. Where we live, the only place to get a half decent dozen roses is Kroger and lets face it, they’re no Trader Joes when it comes to their flower selection. This is why I chose to mix silk and live flowers in my arrangements. Most of the silk flowers I found at Hobby Lobby and some I scored on major sale last week at At Home (Garden Ridge). I almost opted to not get the brighter pink roses because of my pastel color palette, but I’m so glad I did because they really bring out the touches of brighter pink in the table runner.
Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope you all enjoyed my Easter table. It was so much fun to put it all together! Have a wonderful Tuesday!