When I was a kid, my mother always prepared beautiful Easter table settings. Panorama sugar egg candies, antique Victorian embossed postcards, paper mache eggs and other old-fashioned flourishes were arranged to form a stunning centerpiece. After the delicious meal (my mother is an excellent cook), we’d watch Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. While I’m nostalgic for the look my mother created, I may not go with a Victorian theme this year. I’m totally enchanted with the ideas I’ve found on HGTV.com, including this blue and yellow look. Here are five of my favorites. What decorating theme will you be using this year for Easter brunch?
If you’re tired of traditional pastel Easter hues, this color scheme of blue, yellow and white evokes the cheerful atmosphere of bluebird skies and lots of sunshine. Paper medallions make for an eye-catching background to the dessert table. The blue ruffle placemats, reminiscent of Easter bonnets, and ice-cold lemonade, served in mason jars, fit perfectly with the color scheme. (For adults, spike it with Maker’s Mark for refreshing Kentucky Lemonade.) And in my family, Easter brunch is incomplete if it doesn’t include deviled eggs and banana pudding. (We use Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies instead of Nilla wafers.)
Easy-to-create decorations like these colorful tissue pom-poms fill this dining room with a springy party atmosphere. Resembling giant floating flowers, they add a big boost of color and whimsy. I’m tickled by how fabulous inexpensive grocery store flowers like mums, daisies and carnations can look when arranged in small clusters. Another must try.
Patterned fabric carrots set the tone for this delightful orange-and-white polka dot theme tablescape by Courtney and Phronsie Dial of Pizzazzerie. The white tulips in milk glass vases add a sophisticated touch. And everyone will be happy to take home cute Easter baskets like these.
Like something out of a Beatrix Potter book, bone-white porcelain and crystal are accented by punches of pink to create this elegant Easter table design (on the left) by Rate My Space user Tablescapes. Rate My Space user Tamgypsy created this sophisticated place setting (on the right) starring tasty chocolate bunnies, brown eggs and a springy green color palette.
Natural elements like the robin’s egg wreath represent spring perfectly in this design by ALM Chandler of Her Royal Heinous. Pears placed in floral teacups offer an unexpected pop of green.