Springy Easter Table

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thank you so much for all the kind comments on the Rainbow Art Party! Babygirl is still talking about it, and I've almost polished off the cake (all six layers of it!). And thank you to those who reached out to be sure we were okay after the storms and tornadoes rolled through here Tuesday afternoon. It was a little hairy when I was trapped at work with golf-ball sized hail beating down, my daughter in lock-down at school, and my son home alone! Not a good feeling for a mama bear, but we were so fortunate to have missed the brunt of it all. My prayers are with those who weren't so lucky.

We're hosting my in-laws for Easter this weekend, so you know I jumped at the chance to create a tablescape! And even better is I created it with stuff I already owned...except the candy. I don't usually keep Peeps in stock.

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I went with fresh Spring colors for a clean and cheery feel. Green and blue dominate, with touches of soft pink and a pop of yellow in the centerpiece.

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The napkins are leftover fabric from this project, cut in to squares and washed to give them the frayed-edge. Easter makes me think of men in seersucker suits with bow-ties, so I turned the napkins sideways to resemble a Southern gentleman.

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The placecards are treat boxes from the Dollar Store, filled with pastel chocolate mints. The little flag is just cut paper taped to the handle.

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For the centerpiece, I stuck marshmallow Peeps on the end of skewers and inserted them in a glass vase with fresh magnolia stems. The vase is filled with floral moss to help everything stay in place. The stand is simply a glass plate perched atop a silver candlestick.

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I love to use my egg cups from this tablescape whenever possible, so this year they're filled with edible grass. I think they bring a fun quirk-factor to the table.

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I only have four of the green placemats, so I just balanced the other two place settings at either end of the table. I actually prefer to mix and match items and settings. I'd rather buy three different sets of four, than one set of 12. That gives you more options, and is more fun, when creating tablescapes.

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The drinking glasses have a sweet floral motif, perfect for Spring. They also belonged to my great-aunt so they lend an element of family sentiment and history.

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The table is set...but no menu is planned. I'm kind of hoping my mother-in-law covers that part. We'll be too busy chasing down Easter eggs and shoving back chocolate. What about you guys...are you hosting friends and family? Whipping up a fabulous lunch? Whatever the weekend has in store for you, I hope it's full of love! Happy Easter, lovebugs!

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  1. It's beautiful and very inviting, Cassie. So curious what the edible grass tastes like?!

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  2. It's lovely! You are so on top of everything....I need to get on Easter stuff.

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  3. Love the Easter table setting! The pops of color get me excited for warmer weather!

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  4. How Nice Cassie! Now I'm jealous :) This is so cute. We are doing reno in my parents house the whole Easter, not much time&room for Easter decoration :( Maybe I'll just keep looking you pics in order to get the Easter spirit!

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  5. Hi Cassie - I love the simple centerpiece of magnolia leaves and peeps. It's a good reminder that you don't have to spend a fortune for cute decorations...just look around your house/yard. Glad you guys are safe and hope you have a happy Easter!

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  6. so cute! love the peeps in the greenery- when I first saw it I thought it was flowers. LOL
    So glad to hear your family was ok during the storm-my sis in law & bro in law were hunkered down in their bathroom for hours, but they were ok. Have a Happy Easter.

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  7. I'm glad you all are okay. Your table looks absolutely lovely; you are so creative! I'm looking forward to going home to my parent's house for Easter. :)

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  8. You always make the sweetest tables and this one is no exception- perfect for Easter!!!!

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  9. Your table is beautiful and cheery and makes me want to host Easter just so I can set the table. We are meeting family for brunch at a restaurant so everyone is off the hook this year. Happy Easter!

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  10. so adorable! love the fabric for the napkins! Hey, we get to have Passover seder on Sat. night and Easter dinner on Sunday! I have a feeling we'll have lots of leftovers :o)

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  11. OH my goodness - those peeps peaking out are great! How clever the whole table is... Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day. Jalon

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  12. Super cute Cassie. LOVE the overhead shot!!!!! I am super behind over here. . still whipping out some spray paint. Oh, dear! ;)

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  13. What a fun tables cape! Love!!!

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  14. This tablesscape is adorable! Love the peeps and the napkins! And so glad you and your family are doing ok...that tornado was super scary!!

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  15. Beautiful!! I love the peeps in the arrangement. I have never, ever heard of edible grass. Where on earth do you get that???

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  16. So cute!! Love those placemats! Colors look great!!! I'm loving those peeps on sticks. I LOVE to eat them, but pretty much everyone else I know won't eat them! Happy Easter!

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  17. Thanks guys!! The edible grass is from (where else) Target! And it really doesn't taste like anything...kind of like paper that dissolves in your mouth. Yum.

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  18. LOVE your table Cassie! The peeps centerpiece is so cute! Your chairs are looking awesome by the way - love the contrast. Happy Easter!

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  19. Seriously...the peeps in the magnolia leaves were my favorite. And I hate peeps. Genius girl! I love when things you already have around the house go so well together. This tablescape is beautiful! Happy Easter! :)

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  20. I didn't study the first few pictures too closely, but thought, "What a cool yellow flower! Wonder what that is?" And then I got to the peeps pic, ha! Too cute. Beautiful table!

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  21. My favorite part? Edible grass, hands down! SO awesome...especially since you definitely couldn't leave those darling little egg cups off the table! And DANG, I really wish someone else was doing my Easter meal! (c:

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  22. Such a fun, festive table. You always rock the table settings!

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  23. Cassie, the peeps "peeping" out of the plant are crazy cute - I have to borrow that idea from you! Adorable....your table looks so pretty.
    Wishing you and your family a happy Easter!

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  24. Your table looks amazing! You don't even need food with a table that looks that good.

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  25. So darling! Where do you get edible grass? Love your ideas! Are you a party planner in another life??

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  26. Love the tablescape. Your bunnies on sticks make me want to try making peep totem poles. :-D

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  27. I love your table and I'm totally stealing your peep centerpiece idea! Happy Easter, glad you all are ok from those nasty storms!
    nancy
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