5 Ways to Nail Your Spring Table This Easter
Easter is coming up quick this weekend, but it’s not too late to turn up the decor for your spring celebration! These five additions to your tablescape will be sure to impress your guests.
The spring table you see here was a collaborative shoot inspired by PIE. Of all the wonderful things. I only have a mild (OK it was bad) obsession with baking pies. The lovely Kirsten, from Kirsten Smith Photography, was inspired by the thought of delicious spring baked goods on a table, decked out in pretty spring tones and vintage composition. The primary focus of this design was to create something that was fresh and elegant, but completely attainable on a budget. Together with Rogue Petal Co. and a few other creatives, we put together this gem of a spring display at the beautiful Overhills Mansion in Catonsville, MD.
Styling by: Marcie from Celebrating Love by Marcie !
1 . Faux Florals
I just had to start with my favorite thing… One more win for team faux! The flowers in our shoot were all faux, aside from those styled on that stunning cake centerpiece (shout out Allie from Bramble Baking Co.).
When you’re prepping for a gathering, there always seem to be a million and one things to do with SO LITTLE time. If you want to save yourself some time on the day of, pop over to a local craft store for artificial stems. You can do it as far in advance as you’d like because, hey remember… they last forever. Plus you can keep them just like the other decor elements for future table spreads.
2 . Vintage-Style Vases
The options are endless with the vases you choose to put them in. The best part is, the theme here is mix-matched so you don’t need a set! For the shoot, I scoped vintage, colored glass vases from 2nd hand stores. Unique vases are often easy finds when it comes to thrifting! I also snagged the pink bud vases from the Target dollar section for $1 each and the little green vases from Hobby Lobby for $2 (link below).
Don’t have time to thrift? You can find pretty bud and regular sized vases like these online:
Set of 7 decorative bud vases from Amazon
Tall pink hobnail jar from Hobby Lobby
Clear green glass jar from Hobby Lobby
Green carved glass bottle from Hobby Lobby
3 . Dessert Centerpiece
Hey, we all know that your mother-in-law makes the meanest carrot cake you’ve ever had. And if you love to bake, you can make it the focus of your table spread! However, sometimes it’s okay to seek out the skills of a local baker because you ain’t got time for all that.
Insert: Allie from Bramble Baking Co. who made the delicious citrus and thyme cake with lemon curd and meringue buttercream (long title, absolutely worth the mention). I am telling you, it was both a gorgeous component to the table (as seen by photographic evidence here) and absolutely flawless in taste. I felt like I was on the Great British Baking Show—queue Mary Berry! She decorated the cake with a bright lemon curd on top and then added the fresh flowers. This can be done with fresh or faux flowers on any dessert you choose as the centerpiece.
4 . Colored Candlesticks
Tapered candlesticks take the table decor to the next level. I am not a stylist or party planner, so candlesticks on the table wasn’t something that I had thought of prior to the styled shoot. When Marcie added them to the mix it was immediately apparent how much they added to both the elegance and balance of the table. The green tied in other green elements that were on the table and evened the height to the level of the cake on the stand. You can also try mix-matched candlestick heights and colors. Candlesticks and holders are an easy and cheap find, too! You can get colored candlesticks to fit your palette at many places like here on Amazon. You can find wooden candlestick holders like the ones we used here, but don’t feel confined to wood as a material (the options are endless).
5 . Add Textiles
OH, textiles… one of my favorite (of many) splurges at Home Goods and Target (and other home decor stores). I swear if I bring home another textured hand towel, my husband will probably divorce me… Do not underestimate the power of pretty linens!
To add to your tablescape find prints and textures that are similar colors to the primary palette. Marcie found a cream, stitched table runner with hints of yellow here—it was a perfect match. Then at each of the settings she added a cloth napkin with a floral print. Also, use colors that match your chosen palette. It adds layers to the design and this is your opportunity to incorporate patterns you like.
If you’re feeling the floral pattern, here are some pretty finds: