Each year we host an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt after church. In the past, my Easter tables have been pastel, or covered with green majolica “leaf” plates. Last year, I changed it up and with a French Country theme of Blue & White!
I know so many of you love Blue & White, it is always fresh, new and beautiful. This is last year’s post, slightly reworked, which I’m sharing again for all my new readers. I hope you don’t mind!- I’m working on an Easter tour this week, be sure to come back and see all the inspiration! Better yet, sign up to receive my blog in your email and never miss a post.
I used our FrenchGardenHouse Country Checked dishes for this table.
I couldn’t really find tablecloths that I loved in enough of a quantity to cover the buffet tables and the seating tables out in the garden, so I came up with a really good substitute.
I found long curtain panels on sale, and was excited to obtain enough for all our tables.
I use anything and everything that’s washable for tablecloths here at home. Do you? Even our kraft shipping paper gets used as a runner sometimes.
I love antiques, but my style is to combine antiques with quirky, fun pieces and elements to tell my own personal style story!
Inside each cafe au lait bowl, these French country wax nests are nestled in crinkly white paper shred, with a simple name tag at each place.
Name tags always elevate a table from good to better! It makes it more personal for your guests, and is such an easy thing to do.
I’m using my antique Mother of Pearl and Sterling flatware this time, the handles give a little gleam to the tables. The antique French compotier holds bright green eggs.
A little chalkboard lamb proclaims the reason we celebrate Easter.
I stacked the dessert plates on a French country blue checked cake plate. The preserved boxwood wreaths are so wonderful to use, in this case, one surrounds the dessert plates with a pop of green. My wax French country hen sits on top of the very first one, on shred.
I love elegant. I love antiques, but I never want our home to be stuffy. For me, it’s got to be fun too! And especially when our kids and grand babies come over, they love fun.
I want them to have plenty of memories to remember us by.
I’m not 100% sure what my legacy will be, but I hope that meaningful family holidays and celebrations will be amongst the things my family and friends remember me for!
My take on great entertaining and setting the scene: it has to have a lot of personality. a mix of antique and contemporary. it has to have a little quirk. and then, it has to be fun!
People respond to fun — a little whimsy goes a long way.
Thank you for letting me share a “vintage” post with you today. I hope you loved it! Please come back to see my Styled + Set Easter Inspiration tour Thursday.
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