Do you feel it? Spring is in the air!
The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and I have set a tablescape to reflect this change in our seasons.
The Spring looking tablecloth is filled with pastel eggs…and I don’t know about you but I love dying eggs for Easter.
And then I love to place them around the house using them as decor after making a yummy egg salad with the extras.
Yes, Spring is in the air.
Of course I don’t want to forget the real reason we are celebrating Easter, He Is Risen.!!!
This was the exclamation from the two women at the tomb when they realized our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ had risen from the dead and that He lives again.
The term “is” versus “was” is so significant.
He is risen just as He said He would.
I would also like to take a moment to say our prayers and thoughts are with our blogger friend, Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. Hopefully, her husband is out of the hospital very soon and they will both be back here in their home in Florida.
I love that the crosses are pastel pink and pastel blue to go along with the pastel egg tablecloth.
Before we get too deep in the table description, I have heard it asked…why do you have tablescapes and blog hops?
It is not that we stylists are saying, this is the way one should set a pretty table for their family.
No my friends, if that is not something you enjoy doing, that is okay.
We are merely giving you ideas IF you are wanting to set an Easter table and don’t know where to begin….or perhaps you are just needing a finishing touch to your Easter or Spring table.
Rather, we are showing that you can use things from around your home, if you are thinking of doing something a little different than your everyday table setting.
Believe me, I have sat at many a table with mis-matched plates and glassware and enjoyed every minute….. if I was with special friends or family.
You see, paper plates and a potluck buffet style dinner is just fine…and have been some of the best meals I have ever shared.
When I was a newly wed, I would be shopping in discount stores and I would see cute seasonal plates or a bunny with a cart and thought, I have to buy that and take it home and put it……. hmmmm …where?
Many of us can relate to that and so we table stylists show you what you can do, if you so desire.
Actually, I have not bought anything new in a couple years.
My dishes and other items have been around for a long long time.
So if you are looking for suggestions, take a look at the other stylists and take a suggestion from each one and come up with your own design.
And if you do want to purchase something…the dollar store has a lot to offer….so your table does not have to be expensive.
So let’s start with my table setting.
I have changed my mind several times but finally came up with a simple basket of eggs because the rest of my table is pretty busy.
These cute bunny salad plates I purchased at Pier 1, have been hiding in my dish pantry for several years and I was happy to bring them to the party.
They sit atop a white charger that reminds me of a flower.
Aren’t they the sweetest little bunnies?
The same with the pastel bunny ear napkin rings.
I don’t remember where I purchased them, but I love the pastel colors.
The ears are pink, lavender, yellow and blue and tied up with raffia bows.
I love bringing them back out again.
The rings surround pretty pastel napkins….that I believe are from the Pioneer Woman’s collection from several years ago.
The pink and yellow egg houses are from Valerie Parhill….and I used them in this tablescape several years ago.
I also brought out the egg shaped ramekins (You remember the shamrock ramekins in this tablescape a few weeks ago)
They are all Temp-Tations by Tara.
I filled the ramekins with a bit of green grass and pastel egg candles.
The pink and gold flatware picks up the pink in the table cloth as well as the pink water tumblers.
I debated on the two different sets of salad plates and when the decision became “painful”…I chose to use both. LOL!
I placed them on the corners of the table; with the egg shaped ramekins just above them.
I love the little lambs.
And the little chicks are so cute…I think of new beginnings and of course Spring
You might have noticed the two sets of salt and peppers.
One set is a bunny (salt) holding the carrot (pepper) and the other set is two little bunny heads with floppy ears.
So if you are looking for ideas or inspiration…be sure to look in your cabinets or around your house to add to your table decor.
Or just bring out the paper plates and I will be the first in line at your table. LOL
Ecclesiastes 3: 1,2
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;…..”
Kari your table is just gorgeous and so INSPIRING!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
He is RISEN!
Thank you Laura and I wish you a Blessed Easter in your new kitchen. I hope I have not missed the final reveal. Bless you my friend.
Wonderful table…wonderful post. He is risen. Since last year when my father died with Covid it is difficult to celebrate anything… We usually gathered at my home. I pray god for more faith and courage. I pray God for gratitude and joy… He is good. Happy Easter. Thank you for sharing.
Maristella, I hear you and pray for you at this difficult time in your life. When our loved ones go to be with the Lord, it hurts us who are left behind. But know that there is no suffering in Heaven. That awful Covid is/was such a horrible virus and took so many lives. Please keep praying for more faith and courage and I am praying that for you also. If you have followed me for a while, you know that God brought me through pancreatic cancer and I am now cancer free. There were days when I wanted to go home with the Lord as there was much pain and suffering during the two years of my illness. But God IS GOOD and brought me through this storm and made me a better person for it. Hugs and Blessings dear one and know that I care.
Debbie- Dabble says
What a charming and delightful Easter Tablescape!! LOVE those dishes! so sweet!! everything is so pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
thanks deb…It was so much fun to put together.
hugs right back at ya
Kari, you have so many cute pieces coming together for a wonderful Easter table. I love your adorable bunny plates, both the vintage set and the Pier 1 set!! And yes- I miss Pier 1 as well. I love that you have some Easter crosses that look appropriate on your table. Your pastel napkins look so cute in the bunny ear napkin rings. I hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration at this table and a happy spring!💜🐣🌷
Thx Ann for stopping by….stores are definitely changing since the pandemic…such a shame to lose Pier 1 and several others. Happy Easter to you and yours too. Hugs Kari
Such a pretty table with so much eye candy! I love the way you summed up our reason for styling tables. Most of my stash was either thrifted, on clearance, things I already had or from DT. Pier 1 is surely missed and whenever I see whimsical dishes I think of all the great deals I passed up when they were open. Yours is a table that I would love to linger at. Happy Easter and stay safe!
awe thx Sandra…I think everyone likes to set a pretty table but think “our” tables as out of reach but bloggers who thrift, such as yourself, have shown how easy it is for so little money. Happy Easter to you and yours.
Such wise words Kari! Some of my most memorable dinners have been eaten off paper plates balanced on my knee in the company of family and friends! I do however thoroughly enjoy your Easter table and your blend of scripture and whimsy. You have done so very tastefully indeed! I can see why you had a hard time choosing between the plates! They bunny plates especially caught my eye! Always a pleasure to share in the inspiration with you, and a very Happy Easter Season!
I never want to forget why we celebrate Easter Maureen…hence the scripture and pastel crosses. thank you for your kind comments Happy Easter to you and yours.
Rita C. says
Yesterday I saw a person complain on a Facebook page that an Easter table was all wrong because it was bunnies, eggs and carrots and should be crosses, crowns, etc. I rarely comment on public pages, but felt the need to. While her religious perspective was right, it is not wrong to convey Easter with elements from nature. The secular elements of nature in spring’s rebirth are reflective of the promise of life in Christ. I love how you’ve combined the two here. We all miss Pier 1, and those bunny plates are keepers, for sure. The cute little lamb and chicks remind me of children’s storybook illustrations. Your message of making table settings is genuine. I hope readers realize it takes little to no money to create a beautiful table, just a good amount of inspiration, and you, lady, are very inspiring. Thank you for being part of the table toppers in this hop!
You are so right Rita…. rebirth is reflective of the promise of life in Christ.
Thank you again for organizing this hop because they do show the inspiration that is out there and the many ways one can set a pretty table. It doesn’t matter if it is a DIY, thrifted or something store bought…it is the love behind the motivation that is important. I believe our families appreciate us wives and mothers and grandmothers when we take that extra step, (large or small).
Hugs my dear friend.
Thrifting Wonderland says
Kari, such a sweet table with lots of great Easter inspiration. Loved your thoughts on creating a special table for family and friends. You just need a little love to bring the whole thing together. Happy Easter!
thank you….love is what we should show our families and Happy Easter to you and yours.
Kari, your table makes me smile! You have such cute details from the little houses to the darling plates to your pretty colorful linens. Love the basket of colored eggs. This is all adorable! Happy Spring! Fun hopping with you.
Sarah, these hops are such fun aren’t they? Who doesn’t like to play with dishes? You can take the woman out of the little girl but you can’t take the little girl out of the woman. :).
Kari, Your table is adorable and there are so many pretty details to take in! I especially love your sweet bunny plates…I don’t remember seeing them at Pier 1. I so miss their stores. Your egg basket makes a beautiful and simple centerpiece. So happy to join you at the table and hop with you again. Happy Easter to you. ♥
thank you Mary…I have found so many boxes of salad plates, etc in my stash that I had almost forgotten …so imagine my delight 🙂 to see many are older and from the now-gone Pier 1. 🙁
Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter.
Linda Primmer says
Kari, such a sweet table. The egg basket makes for a lovely centerpiece. I used to have one. Love that you honor the real meaning of Easter. The sweet bunny faces are too cute for words, love the lambs. Those egg shaped houses are adorable. Pretty floral napkin in those cute bunny ear napkin rings. A sweet Easter table to celebrate with family. Always a pleasure to hop along with you.
Linda I treasure my many blogger friendships and all the inspiration they bring to the table (so to speak) And you my friend are at the top of my list as you have such inspirational ideas. Thanks for bringing them to these hops. Happy Easter
Ricki Treleaven says
I love your tablescape, and I love that there are religious aspects to it because where would we be without Easter? He is risen indeed! Pretty cross on your table. I also like your eggs and bunny theme. The tablecloth is lovely. I’ve been seeing some beautiful tablecloths on this hop! I also like the vintage look plates with the lambs and the chicks on them. CUTE!
thank you Ricki Jill….He is Risen and what joy for us.
I have a thing with tablecloths…I think I need an intervention. LOL Have a great and Blessed Easter.
Yes, He is risen! God is faithful and always keeps his promise 🙂
That was an interesting question from your readers about tablescapes and hops. We style makers just like to create. And when we use what we already have at home it makes it challenging and extra satisfying. Your pretty table is filled will spring colors and those bunny plates (so cute) plus all the other sweet items look ready to welcome spring. I so happy you are with us to share your talents, Kari!
I know Rachelle…I think some feel it is either too much effort or too expensive and I like to remind them…it doesn’t have to be either. Happy Easter.
How darling Kari! I love your Bunny plates along with your pastel tablecloth and all the Easter embellishments.
Such a beautiful table for Easter. Thank you Kari and Happy Tuesday!
thank you Nancy….I always appreciate your sweet comments. Happy Easter my friend.
Patti @ Pandora's Box says
Your bunny dishes are so cute, BUT I adore your bunny napkin rings – so sweet! Your centerpiece is very clever and unique. Have a wonderful Easter!
thank you Patti…..Happy Easter to you and yours
Jan Edmonds says
What a beautiful Easter table. Love the pastel egg tablecloth and how you used all those pretty colors in the crosses, flatware, glasses, and other accessories. The bunny plates are adorable.
Rock chalk, Jayhawk!
I know I am a little late in responding Jan, but I had family here last week and then of course I could not miss “the Dance” now could I?…. and be a true Jayhawk? So now we have one more game to play….and NC is a very good team. (After all, their former coach was at KU for 15 years, Always liked Roy Williams) but Coach Bill Self has done an amazing job of coaching year after year and has brought us to the final yet again. RCJH
Jan E says
Great historic win. Like Charles Barkley said they played that second half like the Jayhawks have played all year. Our daughter-in-law graduated from UNC, so she’s disappointed but happy for the rest of us.
Oh Jan, I have been walking on air all day long….I’m very tired as the game didn’t come on here in Florida until 9:20 pm and of course we had to watch til the very end… and then we watched all the hoop-la afterwards, so it was after 2:00 am before my head hit the pillow and then I was too excited to sleep. LOL
Yes it was quite a comeback and Sir Charles never doubted the Jayhawks for a minute. I have to admit I was a bit concerned when we were down 15 at the half (after coming out like a house on fire!) BUT I never gave up and I felt that Coach Self would give the team more motivation in the locker room and they did come back second half with a determination to win. And they were amazing. I am so proud of them.
Your daughter-in-law can hold her head up proudly, because Hubert Davis did a wonderful job of coaching the Tar-Heels from a team on the bubble, (before the tournament,) to a final four and Championship game.
Something really funny…you know the Midwest rarely catches any love from the sports analysts, etc…and we really don’t mind running under the radar…however, this morning while asking our “Alexa” what the weather forecast for the day would be…I also asked her who won the NCAA Tournament last night…and she said: “I don’t know the answer to that, but UNC and Kansas played a college basketball game.” and the Captain joked, “We don’t get any respect from Alexa either!” LOL
Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Karins Kottage says
I love it all! I miss pier 1! They always had the best seasonal table decor. Your bunny plates are just so sweet! Great job on creating such a beautiful tablescape. Always fun to join you in the blog hop.
Me too Karin…such inspiration in all these tables. Something for everyone for sure.
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight says
All the bunnies are so darn cute! I so enjoy how they enliven your table. Everything goes so well together, announcing that spring is indeed in the air — and can be on your table! Happy Easter!
Happy Easter right back at ya Sandra…Spring is definitely in the air here in Florida.
Sandy Marshall says
I always love your blogs. Your table settings bring back memories of my grandmother’s special table settings. She was like you and my sister followed in her footsteps and does everything for the holidays. I took after my mother in only doing a little decorating of the table. lol I love other people’s table settings though. I loved the scriptures you added at the end. Have a blessed Easter and spring, and stay healthy.
Right back at you my friend. I had family from Kansas here last week and I am just getting around to responding to these comments. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I wish you and Ron a Happy Easter.
the Painted Apron says
So darling Kari, especially those pastel crosses! You have so many cute bunny plates and cheerful Easter pretties! I love the cute bunny ears napkin rings and happy feel your table exudes… I remember dying Easter eggs was one of the highlights of the year, right up there with Christmas and Halloween. I wish you a blessed and very Happy Easter 🐇🌷
I see you will not be spending Easter at the beach, but all the restoration after the hurricane looks great. Have a wonderful and Happy Easter with your family my dear friend.
the Painted Apron says
Thanks so much Kari, we are so happy to finally be back to normal!
Everyday Living says
Kari, the pastel blue and pink crosses are so lovely placed upon the egg tablecloth. The basket of eggs centerpiece, I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the bunny resting in a terracotta pot. Bunnies have been in abundance in our garden the past two years and we have already seen a couple of baby bunnies with their mom this year. They are cute, but they can also wreak havoc! The pink and gold flatware is so pretty set against your cloth as are the egg houses. There are so many delightful details to your beautiful table. It is always a treat to hop with you 💗
thank you my dear sweet friend. God has Blessed me with an abundance of blogger friends and table hoppers. And you are right, the “hoppers” on the table are much nicer than the little bunnies in Mr. McGregor’s garden. LOL Blessings always
Hi Kari, I love your pretty crosses and those adorable bunny plates are so cute! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
thank you Cecilia…I always appreciate your pinning. God Bless you
Kari, your tablescape captured my heart. I immediately fell in love with your lamb and bunny plates. Not only are they whimsical, but they have so much of a retro, nostalgic feel. I was immediately taken back to my childhood days when I seen your table. I love your Valerie Parnell Easter Egg Houses. So adorable and goes perfectly with all of the other egg pieces, including your lovely tablecloth. A set table, for me, is all about creating a memory and you certainly achieved that here. All of the love and fun that went into Easter for my children came rushing back, What a warm and wonderful feeling. Enjoy all of the fun that will be created at this magical table at Easter. God’s blessings to you and your family. Happy Easter.
thank you Marsha….it warmed my heart one year when my twins had moved away and came back home for Easter and one of the first things they asked for…”where is the little tree branch you always decorate with little Easter eggs?” They remembered and they cared. I am truly Blessed. Happy Easter my friend.
Thank you Maria. Have a Blessed Easter.
Bonnie Morgan says
Kari, So many darling pieces I don’t know where to start! I think the egg basket as your centerpiece was ingenious! Your collections of pretty pastel crosses, egg houses, napkin rings, great tablecloth and napkins, darling plates and charger like a flower was so clever the way you styled everything.
Great job with your photography too.
Thanks for the beautiful scriptures and true meaning of Easter.
May you and your family enjoy a beautiful time of sharing around your sweet and pretty table.
Thanks Bonnie …it was an eclectic table but so fun to put together. I am sure you and your family will be enjoying a wonderful dinner with lots of family time.
Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people as their world and lives have been turned upside down…they are in my daily prayers.
Marie Boling says
So many pretty spring ideas 🌷🥰It’s good to see you are back to feeling like doing your these things.
John was diagnosed with lung cancer in December & has undergone chemo & radiation treatments. Very fatigued
Oh Marie, I am so sorry to hear that. I will add him (and you) to our prayers. I went through chemo and radiation for almost 10 months before my surgery and it really took a toll on my body so I know what he is going through. Please keep in touch and thank you for stopping by. Special hugs to you my friend.