A Natural Approach: Decorating For Easter
It’s hard to believe, but Easter is just around the corner. What are your plans? Do you have an Easter Egg hunt with little ones? A big family dinner? Do you decorate your house? Or do you go low key and just enjoy a long weekend? However you choose to celebrate Easter, it is a time of year when newness is emerging. The bulbs are peeking through the earth and new leaves and buds are bursting forth. Let’s have a look at Easter decorating. How can you make your place special this Easter?
Tina and I are really loving anything natural these days. Easter can be a time of kitschy coloured eggs and cartoon bunnies, so we wanted to try a more natural approach to Easter decorating.
We have had a couple of nods in that direction recently. Tina was in Heather Ross’s Natural Eclectic Boutique recently and photographed a beautiful image of a bird’s nest and I was at my parents place on Sunday and my mom had a plate of quail eggs displayed on a pretty plate. Tina and I got talking and decided to do some Easter decorating the natural way.
Nature has its own unique palette and textures. Look how individual each of these eggs is. They are just beautiful on their own or could be used in a basket or moss bed or little bird’s nest.
Tina’s husband Graham found some old fence boards in an alley the other day and knew they would be a good for something. He carted home a few boards and as soon as we saw them we knew we wanted to decorate with them. I went and picked up some Quail eggs and a couple of birds nests, which were not hard to find at our local garden store. I went down to my storage locker and pulled out anything “Easter” but soon realized in my downsizing exercise I had given a lot of decorations away! Tina had some robin egg blue napkins that worked beautifully with some blue candles I picked up. Here is our starting point.
We used a white tablecloth and then placed the fence board down the centre of the table.
We randomly added the nests, eggs and other elements to get the natural and organic look we were after. We did try to ensure it looked balanced by stepping back, to see if we liked it.
We went through Tina’s cupboards and pulled out her best china by Royal Dalton, along with her everyday white china by Jasper Conran for Wedgewood, and silverware by Iittala. We used a couple of votive candles from Winners that just hit the right note and used her vintage-inspired cut glass glasses.
Finally we made name tags out of scraps of wood that I found at the garden store.
It came together quite quickly and in the end we were very happy with the table-scape.
We’d love to hear how you are decorating for Easter. Let us know. Drop us a line or comment on our blog post.