When setting a table, the sweetest, simple touch can make a difference. What better time to get out Grandma’s dishes than for big family celebrations? Here are 8 easy ways to make your table special for Easter Sunday!
Pretty posies make for an old-fashioned welcome on a front door. Large blooms like peonies or lilacs can be tucked into water-filled vintage-style bottles, then wrapped in wide ribbon and secured to a wreath hanger.
A can’t-go-wrong mix of vintage and new tableware is always a fun and different way to serve up dinner...so go ahead and choose all your favorites.
Look for vintage-style seed packets next time you’re at the flea market or garden store. Cut a small hole in the top and bottom and thread onto short twigs. Poke down into tiny terra cotta pots and hold in place with a little potting soil. They’ll make great place markers or, when grouped together, a clever centerpiece!
Fill a few different sized jars with colorful jellybeans or pastel candies and then nestle a tea light inside for a warm glow. Works great with dried beans or rice too for a natural look.
Eggshell plantings take a little planning ahead, but what better way to welcome spring? Carefully empty the eggs into a bowl, being sure to leave most of the shell intact. A spoon tapped on top is an easy way to accomplish this. Once empty, rinse and dry the shells. Fill with a few spoonfuls of potting mix and they’ll be ready to sit in the center of your table.
Kids coming for dinner? Set up a separate table for them and use a sheet of butcher paper for the tablecloth. Place a bucket filled with markers, crayons and stickers in the middle...they’ll have a blast!
Use mini cookie cutters to cut toasted bread into charming shapes to serve alongside savory dips, spreads and salads. A fun way to cut cucumber slices too!
If you’re setting a long table for a big family gathering, several small centerpieces will break up the length. Tuck in mini baskets holding a colored egg or a bunny peeking out from behind candlesticks. A sprinkle of jelly beans down the center is a whimsical touch.