Easter is here! So, we thought you’d appreciate a little help getting ready for this family holiday! Whether you own your home or rent, are married or single, with tons of kids or empty-nesters, we’ve got some fantastic ideas for your Easter Table! And, you’ll find that most of these you can transition to your table all year long.

Simple Elegance

By: Susanna Spell, New Song Home Blogging Team

For this “Simple Elegance” table, Susanna simply used what she had to create a place setting that reflects this Spring season! This table includes a collection of a few quality, unique pieces that can be used for many years. Plus, if you have limited storage space and budget, this will allow you to repurpose, repurpose, repurpose!

To begin, she used everyday white dinner/salad plates, silverware, napkins and stemware (most of which were gifts when we she got married), along with some small varied shaped robin’s egg blue appetizer accent plates, courtesy of Ross (a great store to find houseware items ‘on the cheap!’). The placemats are handmade napkins that Susanna repurposed – they were handmade by her grandmother over 60 years ago, and the the floral etched glass bowl used as a “nest” for centerpiece of eggs and twig spheres also belonged to her. The twig spheres are from Target on clearance, and have been used in the Spell home in many different ways over the years! The eggs are simply some farm fresh eggs right out of the fridge, and the candles are just some simple glass votive holders accumulated through the years. Using simple but elegant items will create an uncomplicated table that is welcoming, comfortable and easy to put together in a few minutes!

{All photos courtesy of Sophia Maxwell Photography}

Casual Hospitality

By: Jeannie Print, New Song Women Home Blogging Team

For this “Casual Hospitality” table, like Susanna, Jeannie set out to arrange her Easter table using the “use what you have” principle. Her “new decor” cash flow is limited, and with all the bright and beautiful forsythia and daffodils blooming, she was sure she could set a lovely table on a bare bones budget. For the centerpiece, she used a crystal bowl and filled it with small jelly jars to make her own makeshift “flower frog” [a “flower frog” is a device used to arrange flowers]. She picked up some colorful flowers for $10 at Kroger, and arranged those in the jars within the bowl. Then, she cut forsythia from her yard to fill out the arrangement. A friend let her cut some daffodils from their yard to add an extra spring pop to the table. She has a set of pink marble eggs that she purchased on a trip out west years ago that she loves to pull out each Easter, which are reminiscent of the Easter eggs she decorated as a child … without all the work, of course! The woven placemats are from Ikea, and their fun texture and natural color make them versatile for spring and summer tables. The “Spring Blossom” dishes are from Pearl River Market in NYC (where she visited years ago). For the napkins, Jeannie turned to her fabric closet and found a blue and white pattern that was the right type of fabric. She simply cut four 20x20 inch napkins, and with a quick trip through the serger, she had four newly hemmed cloth napkins to finish off the table. [Tip: if you don’t sew, just use pinking sheers to cut the edges of the napkins so they don’t fray.] This Easter table setting is a great reflection of the casual hospitality, and it only cost $10!

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{All photos courtesy of Sophia Maxwell Photography}

Bright + Bold

By: Ronda Waters, New Song Women Editor

Bright florals and bold prints are what make this Easter table! Start with contrasting black & white as the base, then add some shine and color. Ronda used a basic white table cloth overlayed with a black & white chevron print table runner. [Tip: if you’re looking for a table runner and can’t find something you love, head over to the curtain aisle and substitute a curtain panel as a table runner!] The mercury glass vases are from a discount wedding supply website, and you can find similar vases at Save-On-Crafts online. The colorful hydrangeas are from the floral aisle at Walmart, costing a mere $3 per stem. The candles and clear glass candle holders are from Hobby Lobby (remember, Hobby Lobby monthly does a rotating 50% schedule in each department, or you can take advantage of their 40% coupon here).  The larger white candle holders are from Ronda’s mother-in-law. The blue egg salt & pepper shakers are from Cracker Barrel (they sell seasonal salt & pepper shakers for $0.99). The blue & green hydrangea napkins are from Old Time Pottery on sale. The white eggs are craft eggs from Dollar Tree (yep, just $1) and are placed atop silver napkin rings from Bed, Bath & Beyond on clearance. The chinaware is Vera Wang’s “Flirt” from Wedgewood, which was given as wedding gifts when Ronda got married. And, last but not least, Ronda simply cut strips of cardstock and wrote “He Is Risen” on them for each place setting. This tablescape was inspired by Ronda’s love for hydrangeas and mercury glass!

{All photos courtesy of Sophia Maxwell Photography}

For more inspiration for your Easter or seasonal tablescapes, come on over to our Pinterest page here! And, you’ll want to visit us again next month for our Kids Room Series!