Setting a table could be one of my most favorite things. I think it's such a perfect way to make things really nice for guests and to make them feel so special in our home. It's also just fun to play around with different combinations of plates and flatware and napkins.
I'm a huge fan of anything grey, gold and white, and if you know me, I rarely use pastels. However, for Easter, I just had to pull out all the stops and added a few splashes of blue and pink to the mix. Oh and remember my post about Simple Spring Decor? Well, let's just say that if you happened to decorate your kitchen table for Spring, it will come in handy for your Easter Table decor. For my centerpiece, I simply rearranged the flowers I already had on my table for my spring decor and added a few taper candles and another tea light. And remember the branch of gorgeous pink blooms I put on my mantle? The petals were starting to fall off, so I gathered them and sprinkled them on the table (nature's confetti!). From there, I chose simple white plates (sidenote: I almost always choose simple white plates. It doesn't make the table too busy and it also lets the food take center stage), some baby blue napkins with gold napkin rings from Crate & Barrel, gold flatware from West Elm and our gold-rimmed glasses we found at an antique shop. And if you are wondering about the tablecloth, it's actually a king-sized linen sheet from Restoration Hardware (what!?). I'm a huge fan of oversized tablecloths and the way they puddle at the bottom, so this was the perfect solution! I also kind of love the wrinkly look, and the way this linen wrinkles is perfect in my opinion, so no need to iron (score!). I've also used it as a cool table runner or backdrop - the possibilities really are endless.
When it comes to table decor in my house, I like to make sure it's not intrusive so it's easy to converse from opposite sides of the table. In my opinion, hosting a gathering should ultimately be about creating a comfortable environment for good conversation and relationship building.