It’s almost hard to believe that we will be celebrating yet another Easter without friends and family. A year ago, we were in the early part of our city’s pandemic lockdown and to cheer myself and my Instagram followers up, I ordered a ton of flowers from Fauchois Fleurs and set an elaborately decorated Easter table for four. Two weeks later, on the actual Easter weekend, I ordered an obscene amount of tulips and set another chic table for our Easter brunch. I’ll share that one here, next week, but for now, this is the first table I decorated for your inspiration. I’ll include a shopping list below to help you get a similar style.
The best way to make the most of a small yet stylish Easter table, is to mix and match your own plates and décor items that you already have on hand. Below, I list the items I usually incorporate in a tablescape and, hopefully, this will inspire you to bring some seasonal cheer to your own home.
I always start with a tablecloth or two to make a fancy or festive table. I usually find them at estate sales and antique or second-hand stores. In this case, I used an ivory hand-embroidered table cloth (a gift from my late grandmother) over a white Irish linen tablecloth. The cotton napkins are from an estate sale.
For the plates, I mixed a set of dinner plates from Anthropologie and my German “Baronesse” plates, cups and saucers that were my Mother’s. Silverware and crystal coupes add another level of fancy to the setting.
I used a collection of vases of various heights to draw the eye to the centre of the table. This is the fun part! Even if you don’t own a vase, you can still use varying sizes of bottles or glasses as vases. The English rabbit pitcher is a Facebook Marketplace find. I also incorporated some of my favourite porcelain knickknacks to add even more whimsy. Flowers are from Fauchois Fleurs.
I love candles and, to me, a table never feels complete without them. I chose votives since they are low and discreet, but they also match the turquoise of the Anthropologie plates.
I found the porcelain placeholders at an estate sale. I decided to paint each name on watercolor paper, but you could also use a dyed or chocolate egg as placeholder and write each person’s name on theirs.
Whenever I have guests over, I like to make them feel special by adding something small to their plate which is theirs to enjoy then or take home for later. For this setting, I baked individual braided bread loaves for each person. I also tied a few branches of florals with a paper ribbon, but you could use anything green. Even fresh herbs, like rosemary works nicely.
Similar Style Suggestions
Below are a list of items I found that can help you acquire a similar style for a fancy Easter table.
Anything from Montreal artist-ceramist Goye would make a lovely spring table. Find her creations on Etsy
Anthropologie always has fun tableware and linens. These bread plates in MINT are a nice shade for spring.
My champagne coupes are from The Bay. These are similar: Mikasa champagne saucers.
Or this set of 10 from Indigo.ca: Oui champagne coupe.
Flowers: Fauchois Fleurs
Candles: Bois & Cuir