With spring upon us and Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share an example of a simple and easy spring tablescape. I don’t know about you, but if I’m busy planning and preparing a meal, I don’t want to worry about setting an elaborate table – but I do want a pretty space for my guests to enjoy their meal.
So I set out to create a table setting that only used items I could grab at the grocery store and/or items I already had at home. I knew I wanted a table that was layered with natural elements and lots of texture, and I also knew I wanted to use a lot of white and green accents.
This was seriously the easiest tablescape and I think it turned out beautifully. Here is what I did: I grabbed six artichokes (one for each setting) and a couple bunches of white tulips from the grocery store. Everything else I had on hand.
I started by laying a burlap table runner down the center of the table, and then moved to the flowers. My initial thought was that I would do two vases filled with tulips – one tall and one short, but my tall vase was too tall for the tulips and my short vase felt too small on its own. I spotted a glass pitcher over on one of the shelves and it turned out to hold both bunches perfectly. For a little added height I grabbed a wood slice I was currently using in another part of the house and placed it under the pitcher.
I placed a wicker charger for each setting and layered one dinner plate, a napkin, and a salad plate on top. I trimmed the stem from each artichoke and placed one on each salad plate.
I wanted to use my paisley napkins, but I only have four, so I added in two of my brown napkins -one at each end of the table – sometimes you just need to work with what you have!
Every table needs a little candlelight, so I used a few vintage tart tins to hold tea lights in the center of the table.
Add in your glasses and silverware and you’re done!
If you wanted placeholders, the simplest of tags does the trick…
See the penny? The cashier at the grocery store told me if I put a penny in with the tulips it will keep them standing straight. Thought it would be worth a try! 🙂
What do you think of my simple spring table? Is this something you would try for your next brunch or dinner? Let me know in the comments below!