I know it’s a little early but I had a thought for a simple Easter lunch tablescape.
Actually – a nagging idea.
I needed to get it out of my head, and onto a table right away.
You see, I didn’t want to do your typical Easter tablescape with pastel colors. Or the rustic look. Or one that was filled with cute bunnies.
I wanted something a little different.
A simple Easter table with a “pop” of orange.
And I had this “tablecloth” that I really wanted to use. (More on my “tablecloth” down below in Step 1)
I wanted to create a tablescape using orange, grey, and cream colors.
Now, orange isn’t a very popular color, but it definitely can be pretty, bright, and cheery. Especially for Easter.
Plus, orange is the color of carrots. and bunnies love carrots – so why not use the color orange for my Easter tablescape?
And you know what – I think it turned out pretty darn good.
How to Create a Simple Easter Lunch Table Setting
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Step 1: Inspiration for your simple Easter lunch tablescape
Before you start working on your Easter tablescape, consider your inspiration.
What is inspiring you to create your table setting?
Is it Easter decor you already own? Maybe it’s a set of Easter salad plates you just bought. Or maybe it’s a beautiful floral bouquet you saw at the store.
Use that inspiration for the color scheme of your diy Easter table setting.
My Easter table setting was inspired by a grey and cream colored curtain that I found at my local thrift store.
Yep, I said curtain.
I used a curtain for my Easter tablecloth.
Did you know that curtains make fabulous tablecloths?
Well, you do now, lol!
And nobody will know unless I point it out.
Bonus ~ since I found this curtain at a thrift store, it cost just $4!
(FYI: There are 11 other alternatives to tablecloths that I share in a different post if you’re interested.)
Step 2: Create your Easter place setting
After you have determined if you will be using a tablecloth (or curtain, lol!), a table runner, or placemats, you need to put out your place settings.
The plates, glasses, and silverware are determined by the food you will be serving, along with the type of meal it will be.
A casual Easter lunch needs fewer items than a formal Easter dinner.
If you need a refresher on general table settings, check out my easy step-by-step guide: How to Set Your Dining Table from Everyday to Formal Meals.
My simple Easter tablescape is for a nice lunch.
First, I added round placemats to the table (found these at the thrift store, too).
Then I put a dinner plate and a salad plate on the placemat.
Because I had a salad plate, when I set out the silverware, I included a dinner fork and a salad fork.
Next, I added a wine glass.
And to finalize my Easter lunch place setting, I used adorable diy Easter egg napkin rings I had made and slipped in the napkins.
Aren’t the napkin rings cute!
And the pop of orange they provide ~ Love ’em!!
Step 3: Create a simple Easter centerpiece for your table
Your centerpiece will solidify and establish the theme of your tablescape.
Whether it’s simple or elaborate, it should complement your place settings and showcase your inspiration.
As I mentioned above, my inspiration was a grey and cream colored curtain.
I wanted my simple Easter centerpiece to have those colors, and for it to give a nod to Easter.
The centerpiece was also another place I could inject a pop of orange into the tablescape.
First I started with lace flower pots I had diy’d to match the tablecloth.
They were SUPER EASY to make and were a great way to upcycle crocheted doilies. You should check out the diy link below.
I decided that I wanted to use the pots as vases, but since they have holes in the bottom, I placed a small clear vase inside each pot to hold the water and flowers.
Then I added floral moss between the pot and vase. The moss helped keep the vase in place and added to the overall look of the table.
Next, I added beautiful orange tulips to the vases.
Aren’t they SO pretty!
I love how they drape.
Then to complete the look of my simple Easter lunch tablescape, I added Easter eggs I had painted to match my theme.
I put the Easter eggs around and in the lace flower pots.
They really pulled the whole look together, don’t you think?
Now, are you ready to create your own Easter lunch table setting?
Are you looking at your curtains in a different way?
Or maybe creating an orange colored tablescape?