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12 Simple and elegant ideas for your Easter Table

Simple and elegant ideas for your Easter table. Image via Larry Ratt.

Simple and elegant ideas for your Easter table. Image via Larry Ratt.

I've never been an over-the-top person when it comes to holiday decor - I think this applies to most aspects of my life. I believe that less is more - and that modest ideas can be subtle yet make a statement, simple yet sophisticated. I love to use what I already have in my home and in my backyard. And I believe in keeping things simple. The fewer the steps needed, the better, as most of us simply do not have time to be running all over the place. In fact you can find everything you'll need for your Easter table at the grocery store.

As you do your food shopping, in addition to picking up eggs and food coloring, think about picking up some Jelly Beans, pastel m&ms, mini pastel foil eggs, vegetables like radishes, carrots, artichokes, clementines, ribbon, twine, candles, flowers, from the florist or grocery store. A few basic items can add brighten up any table, Easter or otherwise. Additionally, bring some branches from outdoors, and mix up your teacups, plates, napkins and silverware to add some layers and variety to your table. Use what you have and give old items new use and meaning, whether you're repurposing old jam jars, (Bonne Maman are the best!) or vases, pitchers or terra cotta planters and combine them with vintage items that have been passed down. Whether your centerpiece is a lavish bouquet of flowers, or a simple chocolate Easter Bunny - your table can be so easily put together from a trip to the grocery store as well as things you already have at home. I love mixing old and new. 

A few simple branches can be brought inside and forced open and added to your Easter table, or anywhere in your home for a touch of Spring. It takes roughly 5-7 day for flowers to appear. If you're short on time or don't have flowering bushes, simple silk flowers can be glued on to to bare branches to create an illusion of spring. Image via Better Homes and Gardens. 

A few simple branches can be brought inside and forced open and added to your Easter table, or anywhere in your home for a touch of Spring. It takes roughly 5-7 day for flowers to appear. If you're short on time or don't have flowering bushes, simple silk flowers can be glued on to to bare branches to create an illusion of spring. Image via Better Homes and Gardens

Simple yellow tulips and twigs dress up this Easter table without too much fuss. Idea via 30s Magazine.  

Simple yellow tulips and twigs dress up this Easter table without too much fuss. Idea via 30s Magazine.  

The folks at Better Homes and Gardens show us how to keep it simple with two colors that will give your table a simple and sophisticated look. 

The folks at Better Homes and Gardens show us how to keep it simple with two colors that will give your table a simple and sophisticated look. 

Place your tulips in a basket for a look that is a little bit unexpected and rustic. Dress it up with silver or mercury glass. White is never out of season. Image via Pottery Barn.

Place your tulips in a basket for a look that is a little bit unexpected and rustic. Dress it up with silver or mercury glass. White is never out of season. Image via Pottery Barn.

Here's a little DYI tip I love. Add some elegance to your table by spray painting inexpensive plastic eggs with stone or metallic spray paint. Idea and image via Pottery Barn. 

Here's a little DYI tip I love. Add some elegance to your table by spray painting inexpensive plastic eggs with stone or metallic spray paint. Idea and image via Pottery Barn

Camille Styles shows us that an Easter brunch table can be bright, vibrant and rustic. Images via Rob Gullixson.  

Camille Styles shows us that an Easter brunch table can be bright, vibrant and rustic. Images via Rob Gullixson.  

Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, and a simple blue and white color theme make for a beautiful and relaxing Easter breakfast table. Image via Arhitekturaplus.

Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, and a simple blue and white color theme make for a beautiful and relaxing Easter breakfast table. Image via Arhitekturaplus.

I love this casual springtime creation made from greens and carrots by Karin Lidbeck-Brent. perfect for any Easter table, or buffet. Image via Our Cozy Home. 

I love this casual springtime creation made from greens and carrots by Karin Lidbeck-Brent. perfect for any Easter table, or buffet. Image via Our Cozy Home

Group antique teacups together and fill them with mini chocolate eggs. You can place these on your Easter brunch or dinner table, coffee or side tables. Image via My Luscious Life.  

Group antique teacups together and fill them with mini chocolate eggs. You can place these on your Easter brunch or dinner table, coffee or side tables. Image via My Luscious Life.  

A simple orange tulip adds a perfect splash of color for those wanting a brighter table setting. Image via Jessica Gordon Ryan

A simple orange tulip adds a perfect splash of color for those wanting a brighter table setting. Image via Jessica Gordon Ryan

Not all Easter tables are decorated with egg. Nor are all of them pastel. A bowlful of blood oranges and clementines, along with the orange tulips, from my local grocery store, will make any table happy and cheery. (Tablecloth is a curtain panel from HomeGoods, large charger is vintage Portsmouth by Royal Stafford, blue and white plate from Goodwill, antique linen napkin and antique silver and bakelite fish service passed down from my grandmother.

Not all Easter tables are decorated with egg. Nor are all of them pastel. A bowlful of blood oranges and clementines, along with the orange tulips, from my local grocery store, will make any table happy and cheery. (Tablecloth is a curtain panel from HomeGoods, large charger is vintage Portsmouth by Royal Stafford, blue and white plate from Goodwill, antique linen napkin and antique silver and bakelite fish service passed down from my grandmother.

A vintage brandy snifter (passed down from my grandmother) filled with jelly beans adds a cheerful vibe to each place setting.

A vintage brandy snifter (passed down from my grandmother) filled with jelly beans adds a cheerful vibe to each place setting.

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