Sunday, March 29, 2015

Some ideas about how to set your Easter table !


I’m so glad Easter is coming!
I love the colours and the light, the fresh spring air scented with the aroma of orange and lemon blooms. I adore the return to the country, the open windows, the flowers and the warmth of family and friends gatherings in the village.
 It gives me great pleasure to welcome my loved ones, family and friends to my house, while the place smells of freshly cooked food and deserts and a beautifully set table is awaiting us on the veranda.
I always try to find some time, in between preparations for Easter day -which in Greece is celebrated with a big, traditional feast- to decorate my Easter table in a colourful, fun and welcoming way. The guests like this a lot and it makes the whole atmosphere more festive and lovely. I also try to make something that they can keep and take back home. Everybody likes a little gift, even if this is a bar of chocolate, a paper butterfly or a handmade napkin ring.
Today I will give you some ideas about how to decorate your table without spending almost any money, using things that you have at home or that you can make yourselves. You can use decorations that you already have and present them on the table, in a ‘new’ way. You can also find some small decorative items at super markets and arts and crafts shops, at very low prices.
So here we are. Welcome to my Easter table!!!
Do you want to have a look?
While browsing  a big toy and home store the other day , I came across these tiny nests , in packages of six and I thought that they will be a pretty addition to my table , if I added in some chocolate eggs , feathers and colourful wooden eggs and put them on my guests plates. They can take them home to remember our day together!!



Tiny felt flowers and marigolds, red tulips and ladybirds, can be used along with some ribbon or raffia and /or fresh flowers to decorate a  paper napkin. It is important to use matching colours and the final outcome will not let you down. You can also tell your guests that they can take the felt decorations with them at the end of the meal. They will like the idea!



You can make similar decorations yourselves using  some felt in the shape you like. Let your imagination free and you will create  little ‘miracles’!
Use old egg cups on your plates and put in either a real dyed egg or a plastic one in pretty pastel colours. Add some chocolate eggs and your plate is ready!!

It is better not to make a big centerpiece for your table as this usually hinders the vision of the people sitting opposite and take up a lot of space. Opt  for smaller items that you can use in twos or threes along the table.
I have used a  little aluminum  pot which I filled with yellow feathers and some  marigolds . Instead of using the pots along the table, you can place them next to each plate to put the paper napkin and  cutlery inside. These can also serve as gifts for the guests.


Another idea is to use a chick shaped plate as your centerpiece and fill it in with chocolate eggs, tiny wooden rabbits , chicks , ladybirds and feathers . It will add colour and it costs almost nothing to make.
 Flowers are a must for your table. I have used a hyacinth in a pink coloured pot which I embellished with some felt flowers and a tiny wooden peg.

Name tags add a more personal touch to the table. You can use paper tags which you can decorate with some washi tape or tiny blackboards!



Use a wooden box for the bread and the cutlery . Add a felt ladybird for some extra colour. 
Make a quirky garland, using   cardboard rabbits joined together  with ribbon  . Hung it on a wall or place it along your table. You can also use cardboard cut outs, like rabbits, butterflies, flowers , birds  and some ribbon or raffia to decorate plain plate mats!

 I hope you like my ideas and give them a try!
We celebrate Easter on the 12th of April and there are still some ideas waiting to come out to you before Easter Sunday. But for those of you who celebrate on the 5thHappy Easter and enjoy your holidays with the people you love!!!



Till next time,
Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


10 comments:

  1. I'm keen on colors and yes, your ideas are inspiring indeed!
    Happy new week Tina!
    Olympia

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    1. Thank you Olympia!
      Have a nice week.
      Tina

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  2. Ooooohhhh you succeed to be inspiring ..... so so beautiful and fresh !!! Thanks !!! Have a lovely week ahead ...

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  3. Thank you so much , Geraldine!
    Enjoy the new week.
    Best wishes,
    Tina

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  4. Beautiful pictures and very nice ideas. All these things are very cute. You are fantastic!! Have a nice week.
    Patricia

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    1. Thank you so much , Particia.
      I'm glad you like my ideas.
      Best regards,
      Tina

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  5. Very beautiful photos and great decoration ideas.I love your little duck.
    Happy Easter!
    Margot.

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    1. Thank you dear.Happy Easter !
      Tina xxxxxx

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  6. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I'm really glad you find my ideas useful to you.
      Have a nice week.
      Tina

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