When I think of Easter, spring, flowers, gardens, fresh air and happy colour palettes come to mind, so that was my inspiration when it came to styling our table.
With that, I chose to decorate the Pottery Barn stand with a gorgeous mix of flowers. I had the best time shopping for the flowers, I don't often buy fresh blooms from the flower shoppe (grocery store blooms are pretty much my thing), so any excuse to go all out is fine by me!
Now, the great thing about going with a spring themed table is that the stores are full of spring blooms, both potted and cut. I can not get enough of either. I flanked the centrepiece with potted hyacinths, which I placed in serving platters (serving platters are my new "go to" for plants, seriously!) and then I used some decorative moss to cover some of the dirt. I chose to place some potted light purple flowers in silverware at either end of the table (I bought just one and divided it into two).
I topped the purple tablecloth (which is fabric that I bought by the metre at our local fabric store for super cheap, best option!) with a runner (also fabric from the fabric store. I layered some blush pink sheer fabric over grey cotton) and the most vibrant shade of green chargers.
Pink straws in crystal glasses and pink votives finished off the table!
Now, wondering how the flowers stayed put on the tiered stand? Here's what I did:
I bought a brick of floral foam (the kind that you can wet) and divided it into even pieces. I figured out that I needed five. I didn't want water to get on the stand, so I wrapped each piece in foil after I soaked the foam in water.
Tada! For the flowers, I chose my colour palette (primarily white with pops of pink). I then selected large flowers for the focal point and then smaller flowers and greenery to fill in the gaps. I once again used moss to cover the foam and any empty spots. The flowers have lasted for several days and the stand is dry. Job done!
What are your plans for decorating the table for Easter? And honestly, please tell me that I'm not the only one who can't resist the deliciousness of those chocolate eggs!
tiered stand c/o pottery barn
pink straws c/o omiyage
green chargers from walmart
fabric for runner and tablecloth from fabricland
moss from michaels
serving platters from homesense