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A Pretty Easter Table Setting

Create a Pretty Easter Table Setting in just minutes with a few simple decor pieces.  And make a fresh carnation arrangement the star of your table!

I really enjoy Easter.  I love the promise of spring that it brings, I love the soft colours, the Easter eggs, the chocolate!, the food, and the gathering of friends and family around the table to celebrate.  It’s a lovely time of year.

A Pretty Easter Table Setting

I especially enjoy the big meals that come with Easter weekend!  From delicious brunches to Easter dinner, complete with ham, scalloped potatoes and all of the Easter desserts.  Next to Christmas, this is my favourite time of year for food!

A Pretty Easter Table Setting

These big meals also mean that I’m setting the table quite a few times.  And I don’t want to set just any table, I want to create a pretty celebration table setting.  One with fresh flowers, the special dishes and pretty linens.

A Pretty Easter Table Setting

But I also don’t want to make it complicated. I need to be able to put my table setting together in 15 minutes or less, because when I’m pulling the ham out of the oven and putting together all the last minutes side dishes, I do not have time to fuss with the table!  So I try to have an idea of how I’m going to decorate ahead of time…I will make the flower arrangement the day before and even fold the napkins.  It’s the little details.

How I put this Pretty Easter Table Setting together:

When I put together this Easter table, I really tried to keep it simple.  I have a set of white dishes that I use for all of my special dinners, which I layered on top of a new table runner and some pretty teal woven placemats that I found at Winners.  Then I added the cutest Bunny Napkins EVERRRRR!  You can see how I made those in another post here.  Hint…they’re SO easy and everyone will love them.

How to make a Bunny Napkin fold

But my favourite part of this table setting is the pink carnation and Easter egg arrangement that I made for the centrepiece!  Sometimes, the only decoration a table needs is a bouquet of flowers.

Years ago I pinned a white and yellow carnation arrangement from BHG, and I’ve been wanting to make it ever since.  This was the year.  I made mine pink and white to complement the teal accents I had for the table.  But quite honestly, the real reason I chose pink is because the pink carnations are what was available to me at the time.  That’s the best thing about this arrangement though, you can use any colour that you like!  Yellow is gorgeous, pink is pretty, white is lovely…the possibilities are endless!

Then I finished off the arrangement with some Easter eggs.  I chose not to decorate them with any dye because I thought the white was perfect.  But you could have some fun with the eggs…dye them any colour that matches your table setting, or use this arrangement to display the pretty eggs your kids decorated.  You just have to keep in mind that the dye will probably run because of the water in the dish for the flowers.  Arrangement Tip! If you want to display decorated eggs, lay them on the top layer of the arrangement like in the picture below, that way they won’t get wet.

How to Make a Simple and Pretty Carnation Flower Arrangement

This is such a simple arrangement for any time of year.  Just switch up the colours of the carnations to match the occasion!

To make this Easter arrangement you will need:

  • a shallow dish with sides (the one I used is a cake plate that is about 3/4 inch deep)
  • 2 bunches of carnations (mini or regular)
  • boiled Easter eggs (you can colour them, or leave them white)
  • water

Putting your Easter carnation arrangement together:

  • fill your dish about 1/2 full with water
  • place about 3 – 5 eggs in the centre of the dish
  • cut the stems of the carnations off just below the green receptacle and above the peduncle, as shown below (image from The Creation Wiki).  You want to keep the green nub in tact, as it is this piece that will be in the water in the dish.
  • place the carnations into the dish, around the eggs, keeping the flowers tight together
  • fill the dish until no spaces are open
  • water as needed

And here it is!  A gorgeous arrangement that is SO EASY to make!

A gorgeous egg and fresh pink carnation centerpiece arrangement.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.  It’s such a gorgeous centrepiece…and it smells amazing.  Carnations have the most soft and lovely sweet smell.  Don’t you think that carnations are such underrated flowers?!  I mean, just look at their soft petals.

A gorgeous egg and fresh pink carnation centerpiece arrangement.

With this arrangement at the centre of your Easter table, you don’t really need anything else.  I love the simplicity of it, yet it’s a showstopper.

Love this pretty pink flower arrangement for an Easter table setting!

Easter Table Decor Details

So that’s my Easter table setting.  A simple and sweet setting that can come together really quickly, especially if you make the arrangement and fold the napkins ahead of time.  I thought I’d also share the details of my table, in case you were interested in them for your own setting:

  • Placemats are Cynthia Rowley placemats that I bought at Winners/HomeSense
  • Teal shallow cake dish that I used for the flower arrangement is from Winners/HomeSense
  • White dishes are from Winners/HomeSense
  • White table runner is from Winners/HomeSense
  • White linen napkins are from Chapters/Indigo

Pretty Easter table setting!

More Easter Table Setting Ideas

Here are a few more ideas that I have shared over the years for an Easter table setting:

Have an inspired day!

Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece

Make this Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece in minutes, with just a few simple supplies.  Perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving table setting!

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Last weekend we spent Thanksgiving with my Mom & Dad, and my sister and her family.  I always enjoy heading up to my parents place which is picturesquely situated on a lake in Northern Alberta.  And fall is my favourite time of year to visit, because all the trees are bright with coloured leaves, the kids can play in leaf piles…except this year.  This year we got 10+ cm of snow, which is actually early…I can’t remember a Thanksgiving in recent memory where we had so much snow!  You might have seen my picture on Instagram which is beautiful, but it felt really weird for Thanksgiving.  In fact it felt like we should be playing Christmas carols!

Even though it was snowing outside, it was cozy and all fall indoors.  My mom decorates for the seasons like I do, in fact I decorate my home because it’s what my Mom always did in our home growing up, and I just love it.  Mom had their home all beautifully decorated for Thanksgiving this year.  There were touches of fall everywhere, and so much of it was harvested from her own country yard…dried flowers, herbs and succulents brought in for the winter, it was beautiful.

Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece {A Pretty Life}

My most favourite decoration was the sedum candle centrepiece that my Mom created for the dinner table…I was immediately drawn to it’s random messy beautiful self.  Sedum spilling over the sides, in all different colours and textures.  It was lovely.

Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece {A Pretty Life}

Creating a Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece

Mom used an old Bundt pan as the container for this centrepiece.  She just replanted sedum from her yard, right into the tin, so it can still grow and flourish.  And because it’s a Bundt pan, the centre is open and perfectly suited for a candle.  Genius.  To display the centrepiece, Mom placed the pan onto a cake plate which elevated it to the perfect height for a dinner table.  If you like, you can also head over to see this arrangement on my Mom’s blog!

Fall Sedum Candle Centrepiece {A Pretty Life}

Isn’t it so pretty?  I just love how rustic it looks.  So if you have sedum left from the summer, this is a perfect way to display it for fall.  Simple and lovely.

Have an inspired day!

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An Easter Table Setting in Green and White

Setting a beautiful Easter Table Setting doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here’s a simple Green & White table setting idea!

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With Easter just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about your brunch and dinner table!  I like to have a pretty and festive table at all of the holidays, but I need it to be simple.  When you’re busy cooking and baking, sometimes the last thing you want to do is set the table, let alone decorate it.  But I like a decorated table, so I’ve just learned to keep things as simple as possible.  That means shopping around my own home for decorations.

Remember, making things pretty does not need to be complicated!  So I wanted to share some ideas with you, just so you can see how easy it is to put together a festive Easter table.  Last week I shared a Robin’s Egg Blue Table Setting, and a Pink & Yellow Table Setting, and today I wanted to share a simple and springy Green & White Table Setting.

An Easter Table Setting in Green and White

I bought these cute little white cardboard strawberry baskets at Michaels for less than $4, and to go with them I bought some green paper basket filler.  And because I had some of these fuzzy chicks in my home stash already I decided to use them, but if you have other trinkets or Easter candy use those!

An Easter Table Setting in Green and White

Really, what I’m learning is any little extra attention you give to your table, is enough.  The simplest things are noticed and appreciated…while it would be nice to have an elaborate table, it’s just not always feasible or affordable.

An Easter Table Setting in Green and White

Get creative and have fun with it!

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For more Easter table ideas, click on the images below!

A Robin’s Egg Blue Table

Robin's Egg Blue Easter Table Setting {A Pretty Life}

Pink & Yellow Easter Table

Pink & Yellow Easter Table

Easter Bunny Basket Table Setting

Easter Table Setting

Also to go with your table setting, here are some delicious Easter dinner ideas…just click on the titles for the recipes.

Easter Menu {A Pretty Life}

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Easter Menu

Have an inspired and delicious day!  Happy Easter!

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An Easter Table Setting in Robin’s Egg Blue

Setting a beautiful table for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here is an idea for a pretty Robin’s Egg Blue Easter Table Setting!

I’m getting so excited for Easter now that it’s March and the timing feels right to do some planning!  This year we’re having Easter at home, so I am dreaming up ways to decorate our dinner and brunch table.  Last week I showed you an idea for a Pink & Yellow Easter Table, and today I’m sharing an idea for a Robin’s Egg Blue Easter Table.

An Easter Table Setting in Robin's Egg Blue

I think this is my favourite Easter table colour scheme…I just love love the colour of Robin’s Egg Blue.  Not only that but Robin eggs are the quintessential sign of spring…I remember checking birds nests on the big gas tanks on my Grandparent’s farm with my Grandpa when we’d visit in the spring.  It was always so amazing to see the teeny tiny Robin eggs…these are such good memories for me, and because of these moments I have a fondness for Robin eggs.  I mean how can you not love a Robin egg?  The colour, the speckles…so pretty.

An Easter Table Setting in Robin's Egg Blue

This is the easiest table setting to make.  I bought a set of cardboard strawberry baskets in white from Michaels, and filled them up with the decorative Robin eggs, then I added a simple white & grey birch ribbon.  I love how the egg place setting matches so nicely with our dining table chairs, and the new napkins I found at Chapters.  So simple and pretty.

An Easter Table Setting in Robin's Egg Blue

The whole point of me sharing these table setting ideas is to show you how easy it is to set a beautiful Easter table.  We don’t need to complicate things with elaborate settings.  I know I often feel like I have to go big or go home, then I get overwhelmed at the thought and end up doing nothing, so instead I decided to embrace the simple.  You can shop your own Easter decor stash for ideas, or buy inexpensive embellishments from your local craft store.  It doesn’t take a lot to make a pretty table come together.

An Easter Table Setting in Robin's Egg Blue

Just have fun and enjoy putting together your table, because if you like what you are doing it shows!

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I can’t send you away without sharing some food ideas with you!  So to go with this table setting, here are some delicious Easter dinner ideas…just click on the titles for the recipes.

Easter Menu {A Pretty Life}

Easter Dinner Menu

Have an inspired day!

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

Setting a beautiful table for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here is a simple and cheery Easter Table Setting in pink & yellow to get you inspired!

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

I really love Easter.  Everything about it feels fresh and springy which is such a relief this time of year as winter hangs around.  Mind you we’ve been really lucky this year, and it’s felt more like spring than winter which is so nice.  The sunshine and warm wind has inspired me to break out the spring and Easter decor, and it’s got me thinking about Easter weekend.

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

We’re staying home for Easter this year, which I’m really looking forward to.  Even though it will be just the 5 of us for dinner, I still like to serve up a full delicious Easter menu, and set a festive table.  Holidays are the perfect time and excuse to turn up the notch on decor and serve up all.  the.  delicious.  food.

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

I’ve been dreaming up ideas for our table, and playing with different colours and textures, so over the next couple of days I’m going to share them with you!  Today I’m starting off with soft and pretty table decor, using traditional Easter pastel colours like yellow and pink.

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

While I was sifting through all of my Easter decor, I thought these pink and yellow speckled eggs would look so pretty on an Easter table.  Paired with in-season citrus fruit in the same colours, I made this simple centrepiece.  I know it’s not fancy or overly complicated, but that’s exactly why I love it.  I just don’t have the time or energy or budget to create a complicated Easter table, so I am determined to keep it simple and inexpensive, but beautiful.  Yes, it’s possible.

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

To complete the table, set out some spring tulips in mason jar vases.  Every table needs fresh flowers…so pretty!

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

I also thought it would be nice to give everyone a pretty little gift at each of their table settings.  I found these cute little polka dot envelopes at Michaels and filled them up with chocolate easter eggs (my favourite are the Eggies), then I added a little kraft paper doily and tied them up with yellow bakers twine.  I like howthey came together.  And if you wanted to personalize each gift, you could write your guests name on them.

An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

See, we don’t have to complicate things and stress over setting the perfect table!  The prettiest Easter table is possible with just a few simple decorations!

More Easter Table Setting Ideas

Robin's Egg Blue Easter Table

Robin’s Egg Blue Easter Table

Green and White Easter Table

Green and White Easter Table Setting

Easter Menu Ideas

To go with this table setting, here are some delicious Easter dinner ideas…just click on the titles for the recipes.

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Easter Menu

Have an inspired and delicious day!

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Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Setting a beautiful table at Christmas doesn’t have to be hard!  I’m sharing some simple Christmas Place Setting Ideas to make your table festive!

I find when I’m cooking a meal for a big holiday or gathering, I tend to overlook the table setting then I’m scrambling last minute to make the table look nice.  But I really like the table to look nice, so now I try to plan ahead of time.  And over the years I have realized that the table doesn’t have to be complicated to look beautiful, in fact the more simple you keep things, the better.  With just a few simple decorations your table can be beautifully set! All of these place settings took me just a few minutes to put together, they’re that easy!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

Use Gift Tags for table settings:

Gift tags are a great way to make a personalized place setting.  There are many options that are so cute already that there really is no need to make your own!  I used a gift tag for this setting and added a few of my favourite accessories of this season…bottle brush trees.

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

Cute and personal!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Simple bottle brush tree and name tag. So cute!

Bottle Brush Trees are great table decorations!

I used a bottle brush tree again for this place setting and added a simple kraft paper tag which looks great on the plaid cloth napkin (I found it at Chapters).

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Simple bottle brush tree and name tag. So cute!

Love.  This.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with a DIY Snow Glass Ornament

Make Individual Ornaments for each setting and give as gifts

Make glass ornament place cards.  I bought empty glass ornaments from Michaels, and filled them with fake snow, then tied on a little red ribbon and name tag.  Easiest ever.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with a DIY Snow Glass Ornament

So simple and cute…and your guests can even take the ornaments home with them!

Christmas Place Setting Idea

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that this place setting is my favourite…the checked plaid napkin and cracker…I can’t stand the cuteness.

Christmas Place Setting Idea

Add Fresh Evergreen Sprigs to your table

I added a fresh sprig of evergreen and some pine cones for a pop of colour, then finished it off with another adorable gift tag.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with pretty black velvet ribbon around the cutlery.

Use Pretty Ribbon for your place settings:

If a subtle look is more your style, this type of table setting might work for you.  I tied up the cutlery with some black velvet ribbon then added a little winter fruit decoration.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with pretty black velvet ribbon around the cutlery.

Just simple and pretty.

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

Make a Simple DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe for a centrepiece

And while we’re talking place settings I also wanted to share the simplest idea for a centrepiece to go with your table.  This DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe is the easiest craft I think I’ve ever made.  It’s so easy it’s almost embarrassing.  I just glued a bottle brush tree to the lid of a mason jar, added some fake snow and tied it up with some glittery white ribbon.  That’s it.  I like it.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

The fun thing about putting together a Christmas table whether it be for brunch, lunch or dinner, is that there really are no rules.  You can have each place setting match, or make each one different, just have fun with it and don’t stress.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Anyway, I guess the whole point of this post was to show you how easy it is to put together pretty place settings, no matter your taste.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Shop around your home to decorate!

Shop around your home and use gift tags you have in your wrapping stash, dress up every day napkins with sprigs of fresh greens or berries, add ornaments to the place setting as a small gift for your guests, use pretty holiday ribbons to add colour to the table, add decorative pillows to the chairs…it’s easy!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

I hope all of your holiday planning is going smoothly…this can be such a busy and hard time of year.  I try to remember to not put extra pressure on myself, so I hope you don’t as well!  xo

Have a Merry day!

Mixed Metallic Holiday Tablescape

I love to create beautiful and festive tablescapes for holiday gatherings!  But to be honest, this is not something I’ve always enjoyed.  In fact, I used to feel overwhelmed by the idea that everything had to be perfect, but when I realized that not only is perfection not realistic, it’s also just not necessary.  Setting a beautiful table for the holidays is actually very simple.  If you have boxes of Christmas decor and ornaments, you have a treasure trove of table decor!

Setting a table is the perfect time to be creative!  Feeling colourful?  Decorate with bright colours.  Feeling rustic? Decorate with natural materials.  Feeling shiny and bright? Decorate with mixed metallics!  Mixed metallics are hot in home decor right now so I thought it would be fun to put together a simple, but stylish and sleek tablescape that is beautiful for the whole holiday season including New Years!  I’m loving this mixed metallic look!

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

I started with a white linen tablecloth to create a simple and crisp backdrop for the rest of the decor.  Then I layered the plate settings with silver and gold Peacock Feather Sprays and napkin rings that I made.  The napkin rings are so easy to make!  I used silver glitter ribbon, and just wrapped neutral linen napkins with enough ribbon to hold the napkin tight, and then sealed the ribbon with a tiny bit of glue.

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

Then to keep with the mixed metallic theme, I made each of the plate settings a different metallic colour, alternating between silver and gold.

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

For the centerpiece I used a medium sized lantern and filled it with shatterproof ornaments in gold, silver and bronze.  Then I added battery operated candles in silver and gold glitter, and scattered extra gold, silver and bronze ornaments on the table to make it even more festive!

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

I love to carry over the look of a tablescape into other areas of my eating nook, like my vignette and china cabinet.  In the background on a small dresser/vignette in my eating nook, I filled another lantern with more shatterproof ornaments in gold, silver and bronze.  I also added a CANVAS gold glitter deer to the vignette and hung a glitter wreath in the window.  To complete the look you can add some special pieces to your table like silver heirloom platters, metallic candlesticks, or any dishes with a metallic finish to them.

Mixed Metallic Holiday Table {A Pretty Life}

Holiday table settings don’t have to be complicated!  Dress up your plate settings with simple napkin rings, or ornaments.  Add in some candles and special pieces you already have around your home, and your table is ready for the holidays!

Thank you for letting me share my holiday tablescape with you!  Have an inspired day!Signature

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