Once again, Easter seems very early this year. It seems like we should be in floral dresses and light sweaters, but it is just as likely that we will be in winter coats and boots. But that doesn't mean we can't make it seem light and springy inside!
Sometimes I try to come up with something new for each season, but this year, I think I am going to turn to one of my favorites. A few years ago I create a vintage brass and lavender Easter tablescape and that is the direction I am going to this year as well.
By not stressing myself out with buying new things, and just using what I already have or already made, I will be able to enjoy the real purpose of the holiday so much more.
Keeping us focused on what is really important.
Keeping us focused on time with family and friends.
Now, this table setting is a little more formal than I usually do – using a charger, vintage lace napkins, our wedding china, silver and crystal. I also used some more formal and traditional brass candlesticks.
But as a whole, for me it is all about pairing the casual with the formal. The casual on this table is the brass bunnies, dried lavender and the eyelet lace.
The contrast of the traditional side of the brass with a sweet little bunny is right in touch with my sense of humor.
And, there is just something about eyelet lace that says spring to me, warm weather ahead. In fact, I so excited to see it has made its way to all of this year’s spring clothes, you can be sure I will be wearing some if it.
And this is where my faux brass eggs ended up, down the center, and with a small slit cut in some of them to hold a place card.
And the dried lavender, besides smelling amazing allows my center display to stay awhile because it won’t wilt – and can be reused, always a plus.
The older I have gotten, the less I have felt the need for holidays to be grand and formal. I have realized more and more it is about relaxing and enjoying the day – as hard as that can sometimes be.
Strangely, I am actually feeling a little bit excited about planning the menu for Easter this year and I am considering trying some new things.
The good news is we already have a beautiful table to start from, so if my “experiments” go badly, at least the table will be pretty.
Do you have any secret family recipes you make for Easter? I would love some inspiration.
Thanks so much for reading!