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A Natural Approach: Decorating For Easter
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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.

eggsBird’s nest from Natural Eclectic Boutique

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.

quails eggsBrooke’s mom’s Quail eggs

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.

getting ready 3getting ready

We used a white tablecloth and then placed the fence board down the centre of the table.

board end mossboard2

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.

bunnyscape

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.

setting setting with bunny

Finally we made name tags out of scraps of wood that I found at the garden store.

dad 2bunny setting

It came together quite quickly and in the end we were very happy with the table-scape.

4 place setting

long view better

overhead shot

We’d love to hear how you are decorating for Easter. Let us know. Drop us a line or comment on our blog post.

 

 

 

9 Comments
  • Caitlin Cheevers
    March 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

    These are soooo cute! I especially love the wooden name tags because they could be reused for lots of holidays!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

    • tina
      March 30, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Hi Caitlin, Thanks for taking the time to look at our post! You are so right about the name tags, they are totally reusable. The nice things about using natural materials, like wood, is they are always in style. Tina xo

  • Christina
    March 30, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Looks like an amazing setup. Very beautiful!

    • tina
      March 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Christina. The setting is beautiful and very easy and quick to put together! We appreciate your feedback! xo

  • Maureen
    March 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Love this table setting! I have just started to plan for decorating, and your ideas are so beautiful, and really speak “Spring”. I am going to try to incorporate them into our celebration too. It is all the more appealing because it is so natural! Thank you ~

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