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Our Easter table decor

I realize that I probably should have shared this with you before Easter. The truth is I was running around trying to get so many things ready and I just didn’t have time to plan my Easter table décor too far in advance of the Easter holiday.

What can you do, right?

However, I still wanted to share it with you so you could see how I decorated as we celebrated our first official holiday here at Sugar Maple Farmhouse.

We had a small group this year. Just my little family, my mom and my aunt. Some others didn’t want to make the trek, and some declined for unknown reasons. But, small certainly isn’t a negative unless you’re against having a lot of leftovers. 🙂

Easter table decor

Dinner traditions

Despite our small size, I was determined to make it feel similar to one of my large, extended family, traditional Easters. We usually have a few courses:

First comes the antipasto, which consists of Prosciutto, Mortadella, salami and other meats and cheeses. It also includes marinated artichoke hearts (my favorite!), marinated mushrooms and red peppers.

Second and third comes the pasta and salad. There’s always an argument among all the strong Italian women in my family about which one comes first.

Fourth is the main course and at Easter that usually consists of ham, lamb and about five or six sides for everyone to enjoy.

Lastly is dessert. There’s never a shortage of dessert at any holiday or party in my family. That’s exactly the way it should be if you ask me too. 🙂 Kevin disagrees and thinks I do too much, but I don’t hear him complaining when it comes time to actually eat it.

How we honored tradition

I stayed true to the number of courses here but tried to do it in a more relaxed way. Instead of a big, sit-down antipasto course where everyone is passing trays and plates I put together a cheese and charcuterie board for the four adults. (The kids ate goldfish, cheese and yogurt. My children are the pickiest eaters in the world.)

I did; however, stick to our pasta and salad course as my grandmother would like. I didn’t take photos of the courses because I was busy prepping and eating but I will try to remember to do that in the future. I made a sauce that everyone really loved so I’ll make sure I make it again and share it here.

For the main meal we served up ham, roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts and bacon (another family favorite) and a gorgeous loaf of bread from the Grand Rapids downtown market.

Perfect Easter table decor

Aside from the food, our Easter table décor was also on pretty adorable. My family doesn’t tend to go all out where décor is concerned, but I like to make things look festive.

That said, I haven’t hosted a lot of holidays, so I don’t have a lot of dish sets. Generally, I buy one or two dishes – and lots of those- because I pick them up for food photos and we have our really, over-the-top-fancy china.

I wanted to find something simple, festive and not crazy overpriced to help celebrate our day. I stopped by Williams Sonoma last Thursday and found the cutest set of  bunny plates.

 

A decor trick for everyone

I realize Williams Sonoma might be expensive for a lot of people. However, this is one of my décor tricks:

If you can find a little something from a higher-end store, and pay a little more for it, you can easily incorporate it with some pieces from an everyday store.

The bunny plates were a perfect touch because I knew they would look adorable on top of something more simple and still make a statement. You can find them here ON SALE now. See, there’s a bonus to writing this after the holiday!

I also selected three more items from Williams Sonoma for the Easter table décor.

Always check the clearance

The large plate under the bunny plate is also from WS. It is on clearance right now! I bought seven of them for $7 each and I am going to look for a few more to make a set of 12. The downside to the plate being on clearance is that you can’t get it online. You have to find it in stores.

The green table runner is actually my favorite color and is a gorgeous linen. It makes a spring table look beautiful. Since it isn’t marked just for Easter, this is something I can use throughout the rest of the spring and the summer. You can find it here.

Lastly, the bunny plates. are also from William Sonoma. I bought them in a cream color because I wanted something simple that I could use for multiple holidays. Think Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Christmas. They will really go well with any color palette you want to use.

Because they will go with everything, they are not on sale. But if you’re looking for pretty, spring blue ones, those are on sale. Other colors are also on sale right now.

As for my other items, they were all from Target or free!

The woven charger that the plates are on is from Target. I bought them to be a daily placement for our table. It’s thick and it is textured, and I love combining different textures when it comes to design and food too. It helps eye something to it for your eye.

The centerpiece is a couple pieces from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. I used faux Eucalyptus garland and then lengthened it and thickened it with these individual Eucalyptus stems.

My florals were just simple daisies and carnations in soft pastels from a local flower shop. I added baby’s breath for softness and to keep the mason jars (which I had) feeling a little more farmhouse-like. I also used some simple twine that I had around the jars and used that same twine as a napkin tie.

Lastly, I decided to add some of our eggs. We use white and brown eggs this year and I love how the brown eggs turned out. Such pretty and more natural colors than the vibrant ones you usually get with the white eggs.

I can’t wait until next year when we have our own eggs!

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32 Comments

  1. Alli Smith

    I love everything about your tablescape! Those bunny dishes are so pretty. I have Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit dishes for my kids’ table and they were a big hit.

  2. Amber Myers

    I just love this! I wish I had the patience to set up a table like this but alas, I do not. I appreciate seeing it when I go to other homes though. My Mom set up her table nicely when we went!

  3. Liz Mays

    This was such a pretty setup. Really great work with the eucalyptus and Easter eggs. I love that look.

  4. Jeanette

    That is absolutely lovely! You should come and do my decorating in my house. You obviously have a talent for it.

  5. Brandy

    Loving your Easter decor. I love the table and would have felt very at home eating with you

  6. Melissa Chapman

    T.hat was a spectacular table with the eggs, a nice runner, flowers and the bunny plates. I have never been to a great Easter dinner but this one looks special.

  7. Ashley

    Love the Peter Rabbit esque plates and the mix of eggs and greenery on the table runner. So cute

  8. cait

    oh my gosh this is so adorable- i love the peter rabbit plates and all the eggs and greenery everywhere- so festive yet so simple! def taking notes for next years easter party!

  9. Tasheena

    Your Easter table decor is so pretty. Love the mixture of different prints and textures. Your rabbit plates are so adorable.

  10. Amy Desrosiers

    This is the prettiest Easter Tablescape ever! I love how pretty the natural colors and elements pair together.

  11. Nikka Shae

    I so love your whole table set up! I love those flowers and bunny plates!

  12. Kathy

    That whole set up is so beautiful. I’m loving those plates a lot. They’re so darn cute!

  13. Roch

    Your dining setup looks very beautiful. It’s like one that we see in elegant restaurants and cafes. So nice!

  14. Romy Schorr

    That is the most beautiful Easter table I have ever seen. I really like the Peter Rabbit plates!

  15. Dennis Littley

    Those plates are pretty adorable. Such a festive and beautiful Easter table! I think my wife would really like this.

  16. K. Elizabeth

    Those bunny plates are just the cutest!! Your Easter tablescape looks so beautiful but still family-friendly. We didn’t set up our Easter tablescape this year. However, I’m definitely looking forward to picking this tradition back up for next year.

  17. Stefani Tolson

    Those are the CUTEST plates! I love the idea of having plates that are perfect for Easter.

  18. Catalina

    This is such a beautiful decor idea! So so cute and elegant!

  19. Marina

    I love everything! The table is fresh and simple at the same time x

  20. This is really amazing!! I love everything you did here! Thank you so much for the tips!

  21. Jennifer

    That is a super cute Easter table setting! I love the bunny plates.

  22. Lisa Favre

    Your Easter tablescape is absolutely stunning and so inspiring! I wish my decor skills could be half as great as yours!

  23. Theresa

    Your farmhouse blog is looking so nice! I like your ideas for setting up a beautiful spring table.

  24. Amberly

    It’s so festive and pretty! I love the pops of color from the eggs!

  25. Sherry

    Your table looks wonderful. I am in love with the bunny plates. I need to get my hands on some.

  26. Ruth I

    Interesting to know these traditions and tips. I love your table set up.

  27. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love those bunny plates! I have a friend who recently “adopted” a rabbit and she would love to have a set of plates like that. I like how you set up your dinner table. So pretty!

  28. Keikilani

    This is the cutest table setting for Easter! I love those bunny plates.

  29. holly

    Oh what a gorgeous Easter Table. I love Peter Rabbit!!

  30. Rachel

    This Easter tablescape is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything abou tit!

  31. Lisa Marie Heath

    I absolutely love your tablescape! Those plates are absolutely adorable, especially the bunny who looks like he’s peeking over the plate

  32. Kiwi

    Wow how chic is this. I love this traditional but modern glam decor of a Easter dinner decor!


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