This simple Easter tablescape requires very little time to set up. All you need is a few potted plants, a basket, a table runner and some Easter eggs of course!
When people see my tablescapes, they often tend to say things like, “It's so lovely . . . I would never be able to create something like that myself” or “I bet it took you ages, I just don't have the time”. Well, for all those people who think setting an elegant table is only for pros or for people with oodles of free time and nothing better to do – this one is for you!
A simple Easter Tablescape
What you'll need:
- A table runner
- Place sets
- Your usual crockery (The one I used here is from Depot_online.) Available in Germany and Austria.
- A lined basket
- Potted bulbs or flowers (How many you use depends on the size of your table). I used the lovely 'Persian buttercup' (Ranunculus asiaticus).
- Plant Pots
- Eggs for around the table
A simple Easter Tablescape
How to set it up:
Make sure your table is clean before you start.
Lay the table runner down the middle of the table.
Fill the lined basket with potted flowers.
Fill in around the edges with eggshells (I used white).
Place the basket in the middle of the table.
Next, add the place sets for each setting. These will act as placeholders for your plates so you know where to add the decoration. Don't add the plates and glasses yet though – you'll do that last of all.
Pop some smaller flowering plants into ceramic plant pots and distribute along the table. The number of plants you use will depend on the length of your table. If your table is short or round you may not need extra plants at all.
Add some candles and candlesticks in between the flowers.
Take your Easter eggs and drop them haphazardly around the table.
Now you can bring out your plates, glasses and cutlery and set each place.
Place some of the eggshells inside the bowl (If you are using one).
You now have a simple Easter tablescape to show off to your guests.
My tablescape is pretty in white this year but of course, you can make yours any colour you like. Here are some other options using the same crockery:
The beauty of this simple Easter Tablescape is that you can set it up the day before so that on the big day, you only need to concentrate on cooking. If you know you're going to be baking over Easter, buy white eggs if you can and keep the eggshells for your tablescape - rinse them out before using 😉
Use this tablescape as a 'template' to use all year long. You'll be surprised how, changing out the types of plants you use throughout the seasons, will give your table a whole new look – even when you're basically doing the exact same thing each time. Just like the simple summer tablescape in the photo below.
When your guests arrive and you hear them say “It's so lovely . . . I would never be able to create something like that” or “I bet it took you ages, I just don't have the time”, just point them in my direction and together we'll start spreading the love 😉