A Garden-Inspired Easter Lunch
Easter is the perfect time of year to invigorate your table with flowers and all things spring. On this very special Good Friday, I wanted to share some tips (and sources you can purchase to create a similar look) to make your table setting garden-inspired like mine and add some wow-factor to your table!
As I mentioned in my last blog post for my more casual, Easter brunch setting, I almost always love to start with my centerpiece. Year-round, I keep my collection of blue and white porcelain vases and white ginger jars on my table, and I have simply added in lavender-colored flowers (tulips, hydrangea, and hyacinth), greenery (rosemary and nandina), budding branches, and green and lavender ceramic eggs that I found at my local Homegoods - all things that signify new life! This year, I bought potted tulips and hydrangeas - this keeps the flowers looking fresh if you do the table a good deal ahead of time, and you can also plant them in your garden afterwards as I plan to do! Better yet, you could even give them as parting gifts to your friends or family as they leave.
To go along with my garden theme, I decided that I didn't want to go overly formal with my place settings, so instead of using my good china, I kept it looking pretty in my china cabinet, and used my white beaded dinnerware, "Everyday White", by Fitz and Floyd. I love layers, so I added in my stainless steel chargers as well as my braided water hyacinth placemats to bring in even more nature into the place setting.
Again, not to go to formal, I left my fancy glasses in the china cabinet and opted for my tad bit more casual bubble glass goblets. I love how the bubbles allude to water, bringing in more of the garden inspiration!
The flatware is not to be forgotten, and again, it can always be something you already have! I love my beaded flatware (Vintage Jewel by Lenox) and that it's so classic and timeless. It goes with just about anything!
Last, but not least, I used my hemstitched white linen placemats and napkins - they always go with anything! Instead of a napkin ring, I opted to tie my napkins with just a simple sisal twine and tucked in boxwood and azalea buds as an added touch.
That about sums it up! I hope you all have a very Happy Easter and don't forget the reason we celebrate new life this time of year. It's because He gave His life for us!
Jesus said, “I lay down my life, No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.” - John 10:17-18