Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Going Green for Easter

I struggle with decorating for Easter.  I know part of it is because I don't much care for pastel colours and they don't go with the decor in my home. After seeing some great inspiration on various blogs, I decided to go in a different direction and created a more "natural" looking Easter Tablescape for 2011.

Thus, I was thrilled when I happened upon these little guys at a local grocery store.  I fell in love with their bronze colour and "natural" beauty!


Then I created a centerpiece that adds a bit of the TRUE meaning of Easter by using a cross placed on faux greenery under a cloche.


Keeping with my more natural theme, I used alternating brown and green napkins folded in the "Artichoke Fold" (directions found here on BNOTP) and placed faux eggs and some bits of greenery inside. I like the little "nest" this type of fold creates.

These were placed on alternating sage green and pale yellow dishes and brown "woven look" chargers. I used a sage green tablecloth and cream coloured runner.
Beside each place setting, an egg cup was used as a tealight holder and individual salt & peppers are at the ready.
My amber stemware went well with the colour scheme.
Flanking the centerpiece are my crystal pillar candle holders and vases filled with pebbles, faux greenery and tulips.
And here is how it all came together...





Random shots now of the tablescape both in daylight and by candlelight... feel free to scroll fast if you get bored but I wanted to post all my faves!




















Thanks for stopping by!  Sorry to have kept you so long....be sure to head over to Between Naps on The Porch for Tablescape Thursday on Wednesday evening/Thursday and see all the other Easter inspiration there!

32 comments:

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just a beautiful table right from the bunny to the place cards. I prefer the earth tones too. You did a wonderful job.

Carol

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You have certainly done an eggcellent job with this table setting.
Ok my joke was a little lame...lol




Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Nanna said...

beautiful! I love the colors, so soothing to the eye & just looks like the food would taste ummummm good!
Helen

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I like the colors! It just goes to show you can use different colors and still create a great look!
Well done, enjoy!
Cindy

A Hint of Home said...

It's stunning, Kristen! Beautifully done with all the browns and greens. Love the cloche and vases you used.
Happy Easter!

Pat said...

I absolutely love this absolutely gorgeous table!! Wonderful!

Barbara F. said...

I also love earthtones and pastels don't mix well in my home. I sneak some in once in a while, but not too much! Your table looks beautiful. Happy Easter to you and your family. xo,

tammylovesdishes said...

I love your artichoke folded napkins; they look amazing! I also like the cross under your cloche. Nice centerpiece. Beautiful table!
Tammy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just beautiful and elegant! I love your cloche and what you did with it. I love the color, why not, I don't think pastels are a must, this is great and very Ester-ie looking! Visit me directly at my blog FABBY'S LIVING as there was no way I could link to TST at BNOTP today, no matter what I tried! Thank you in advance. Have a very happy and blessed Easter.
FABBY

xinex said...

I love your cloche. The Reason for the season certainly deserves to be on a pedestal. I also love your bronze bunnies, so unusual. Gorgeous tablescape with pretty napkin folds with the eggs, so creative!...Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A gorgeous table, your colors are very soothing. Happy Easter:@)

Mary said...

I love your natural Easter table! Your napkin folds make the perfect nest for your eggs & placecards! Love your cross & nest under your cloche too for a centerpiece! Happy Easter~

Miss Char said...

Well this is a good example of thinking outside the box, your colors look rich and beautiful on your Easter table. I'm in love with your bunny and your napkin nests add to the overall look of your table. Thanks for sharing.

Love to decorate said...

Love the natural theme. Love how you put the cross as a focal point reminding us of the true meaning for Easter. Happy Easter
Blessings

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a beautiful and meaningful table. I love the cloche with the cross and the nest filled with eggs. What a profound statement it makes~ it speaks of the ultimat sacrifice of our LORD and the new birth because of His sacrifice. Next Easter I'm using your idea and make a cloche with these symbolic elements. Just stunning.
Each place setting is ready to meet your family and guests with a pretty vignette. The napkin fold and pretty eggs look so rich and earthy in those wonderful natural tones.
YOur Easter table is so unique and filled with meaning! Wonderful!
Yvonne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You did a great job with your natural Easter table! I'm glad to know that your beautiful napkin gold is called the Artichoke fold. Someone recently showed me how to do the fold and said that her 90 year old mother in Greece taught her. She did say that the folds make the perfect nest for Easter candy.

Love your cross & nest under your cloche too for a centerpiece! Happy Easter!

Connie said...

A very special Easter table. Thank you for giving the cross center stage.

Alycia Nichols said...

Well, smack me on the bottom and call me a newborn! Girlfriend!!! You knocked it out of the ballpark! The use of neutral colors to better fit in with your home's decor...genius! It still has a very Easter look about it and the subdued colors give it a very sophisticated look. I am bowled over! Hip, hip, hooray!!! I hope you and your family enjoy this Easter weekend. Take good care. Oh, and where are my manners? Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog this morning! Glad you liked the green! Bye!

LadyV said...

Scroll fast? No way. I enjoyed every photo.

Elegante, richly coloured and textured, Soothing, and beautiful. That's what your tablescape is.

Many blessings

Mary L said...

Lovely!!! My home has the same colors as yours and you just gave me some fabulous ideas for decorating. Thanks!! I am not a fan of pastels either and it is really difficult to decorate for Easter if one prefers more vibrant colors.
Happy Easter!

Mary L

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...it is so warm and welcoming. Your bunny is adorable.
Happy Easter!

Denise said...

My Goodness, you have certainly created a beautiful and creative Easter table!! It's so elegant. And I agree with you about the true meaning of Easter; your centerpiece is perfect. I really like your eggcups -- I've never seen any like that before and they make perfect votive holders. I hope you'll get a chance to visit my blog this week. I didn't get to post my Easter tablescape until this morning, but I am on Susan's TT waaay down at the bottom. Take care and have a very Blessed Easter.

Denise @ Forest Manor

Kathleen said...

DD, it is just beautiful! I do like pastels, but this natural look is just lovely! I love your cloche, and all your natural elements! The napkin fold is perfect!
Have a very blessed Easter!

Laura said...

Your table is simply beautiful. The cloche is so perfect and the picture of the table all lit up is just amazing!
Thanks so much for stopping by earlier :)
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Hi DD, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I love the natural theme of your tablescape. I am not a fan of pastels either, and so I really appreciate your originality. Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Tess said...

What beautiful, suble colors!! I love that tablecloth and your placecards are so pretty and perfect with your whole table design. Really a lovely table!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Very beautiful and elegant tablescape! I love all the great elements you have to create this gorgeous table. The cloche with the cross is the reason for Easter Sunday. I love the bronze bunnies, very unusual. The nest napkins are just adorable! Loving this. Thank you for coming, and for the lovely comments. I wanted to follow you, but I had already, I hope you had too.
Have a blessed Easter.
FABBY

Splurgie said...

Yours is one of the prettiest tables this year. The rabbits and the natural touches are lovely.

afternoon tea said...

I absolutely love your colour scheme. I'm not much of a pastel person either. I always find so much inspiration in your settings.
AT

michèle said...

Just beautiful...
I love your table !

Lori J said...

I LOVE this table. It is one of my FAVORITE!!
Lori @ http://jasminebrook.blogspot.com/

I am BRAND NEW to blogging and you are such an inspiration!
Thanks for being my FIRST follower :)

Cindy Rasley said...

Love your cross and nest in the cloche ! Nice job!