Blue and White Easter Table

Blue and White Spring Easter Table

Last fall, I inherited some precious blue and white china and have been champing at the bit to bring the dinnerware out of the sideboard and put it on display in my dining room. I have been planning for it to make its spring/Easter debut since before I even knew what I was doing for my Christmas tablsescape. With many of my standard, faithful pieces I use in many of my table designs, and the addition of a few new pieces, I assembled what I think may resemble a tea party picnic hosted by Peter Cottontail. 

When you first enter our home, the meadow dining room is immediately to the right. Because our entry is small, I love being able to use the dining room for “impact” and impression upon entering through the front door.

Blue and White Easter Table with Eucalyptus Wreath

Like many of my tables, I keep the center as the focal point with the greatest height. I found this jar which coordinates with my dinnerware at my local HomeGoods. I have sourced two similar jars and the bottom of the post.

*Trying to hide in front of the eucalyptus wreath, you can still catch a glimpse of my ponytail- hi!

Blue and White Spring Easter Table with Eucalyptus Wreath

Blue and White Jar

To break up the blue and white a little, I added a salad plate from my Waterford Padova Collection china. Just as in my regular china, I love mixing patterns. I picked up these plastic, white doily chargers for a whopping $2 at Michaels. These linen, sky blue napkins are from Crate and Barrel. I usually swap out some of the neutrals I keep on hand, but I couldn’t resist this fresh, spring-y color!

Blue and white Spring Easter Table

For my teacup nests, I started with some natural grass from Michaels – for each cup, I pulled out a portion, rolled it into a ball, and hollowed it out with my thumbs until it resembled a nest. I then took a small, mossy nest (also from Michaels), and topped it with a few baby robin eggs from Pier 1.

Birds Nest and Eggs in Teacup at Easter Dining Place Setting

Blue and White Easter Spring Table Place Setting with Birds Nest

I love stretching a garland of sorts (usually created and dubbed ‘garland’ by myself) down the table and nestling accents within the garland. For this green garland, I used some stems from Michaels, cut off the stem part, and laid it lengthwise starting from the middle. I also bought some stems that resembled cattails and plucked off the white buds; I incorporated those into the greenery for a little extra natural element and contrast.

Blue and White Easter Table for Spring with World Market Linen Lydia Chairs

Easter Table with Bid Nests

I took a cue from my friend Tamara (citrineliving.com); when I couldn’t find a runner I liked or that was within budget, I decided to use a couple of curtain panels. She uses whatever material she has on hand to layer on her table and her results are always gorgeous! I haven’t even taken them to a seamstress to have the grommets cut off and hemmed, so I have them tucked underneath for now. I used the same IKEA table runners as I have in previous tables, also.

Blue and White Easter Table with bird nests

HomeGoods has really upped their blue and white game; I found this little pair of Ralph Lauren salt and pepper shakers and know I will have them for years to come.

Blue and White Ralph Lauren Salt and Pepper Shakers

Blue and White Jar on Dining Room Table Centerpiece

I am always switching out my pillows in my extra side chairs according to the season. While the green and gold came from Pier 1 last year, the gold beaded bunny pillow is new to their 2016 spring collection.

Pier 1 Bunny Pillow in Dining Room

Also new to their spring collection are these cute little bunnies I positioned on the buffet. Because they aren’t painted, they can pull of a more elegant look – well, as “elegant” as cute little bunnies can look haha.

Pier 1 Bunny Rabbits on Restoration Hardware Buffet

Blue Dining Room Restoration Hardware Buffet

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

I purchased this white tablecloth to fit the measurements of my table when my leaf extensions are in. As I mentioned above, I am not above folding and making do with what I have, so in addition to the curtain panels, I have also folded the edges of the long banquet tablecloth. I will also note, with the exception of Thanksgiving, I do not iron or steam my linens since I typically have so many “things” covering the creases. As much as I love creating new table looks, I despise that part of the process so I usually look for shortcuts.

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

I have created quite the candle holder collection and use them on all of my tables. One tip is that if I see some while I am out shopping, even if I don’t plan to use them on a table and want to get two at staggered heights, I will still get a pair of each to have the option to use them in a table later for symmetry.

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

Birds Nest Place Setting

My grandmother had the most gorgeous collection of blue and white pieces in general. I love the classic sophistication and intricacy of the pattern and look forward to incorporating more of it into my decor. While you can’t see just how delicate this dinnerware is, it is so incredibly precious and I am grateful to have received it. I don’t know if Great Aunt Dort or my grandmother ever envisioned bird nests in their sweet little tea cups, but it proves how timeless design can be incorporated in so many different visions.

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

Blue and White Spring Easter Dining Room

If you have missed any of my previous table looks, you can check them out under the “TABLESCAPES” tab at the top of the page. I have’t decided just yet what my next tablescape will be, but I can guarantee, I will likely post a new look as soon as the sun has set on Easter Sunday.

 

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33 Comments

  1. 2.15.16
    Keila said:

    Kelley!!!! THIS is my favorite table of yours,this far! The chinoiserie is stunning and the robin eggs in the teacups are everything! That’s it, sista! You’ve inspired me!

    • 2.15.16

      K!! Wow, thank you so much!! I have been dying to bring out the blue and white- so glad I did!! xoxo

  2. 2.15.16
    Sue said:

    So pretty! I love how you layer everything so beautifully. The salt and pepper shakers look great and I LOVE those pillows; the green and gold is gorgeous and the gold bunny one is too cute! The table looks great with your pictures on the wall. I’ll be pulling out the Easter decor this weekend.

    • 2.16.16

      Sue, thank you! I’m glad you are joining in on the early-ish Easter decorating! 😉

  3. 2.15.16
    Bree said:

    Absolutely beautiful as always Kelley!! And how special that you inherited those fabulous pieces from your grandmother! And I have been eyeing some of those adorable pieces at pier 1 myself? Bravo to another amazing table scape?

    • 2.16.16

      Bree, thank you! And thank you for always being such a support.

  4. 2.16.16
    Joni King said:

    Absolutely beautiful! Now, I’m ready for Spring! Love your colors and “Spring” theme! Kelley Nan – you have hit another one out of the park! I love it!

    • 2.16.16

      Joni, thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you SOON! 😉 xo

  5. 2.16.16
    Sue said:

    I also have blue and white China .Thanks for the inspiration ! Beautiful !!

  6. 2.16.16
    Ashley said:

    Where did you find the eucalyptus stems and wreath? I love!

    • 2.16.16

      Hi, Ashley! They both came from HomeGoods, but I linked to a similar eucalyptus wreath and plant in the “Shop This Post” at the very bottom. I hope that helps!

  7. 2.16.16
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    I (and Peter Cottontail) love this special Spring “spread”. Everything is so unique, fesh and fun!

    • 2.17.16

      Haha! Thank you! So fun having you to brainstorm with.

  8. 3.1.16
    Monica said:

    This is so beautiful ..I pinned a few photos love how used the greenery, silver and blue and white for your Easter Decor…that is just a win win all around. I never knew Michael’s sold chargers…i need to visit that store again.

    • 3.2.16

      Monica, thank you so much! I was surprised when saw that too; they have a variety so definitely worth a visit!

  9. 3.3.16
    Christine said:

    Gorgeous table. Love the texture and color scheme you used! I need to go find my bird nests and pull them out and figure out how to use them.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    • 3.3.16

      Christine, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words! Yes, pull those nests out! 😉

  10. 3.3.16

    Oh, what a gorgeous, gorgeous table and a sublime room, too! Just beautiful.

    • 3.4.16

      Thank you so very much! I love blue and white for spring 😉

  11. 3.10.16

    Gorgeous photos of your beautiful dining room! Your house is just amazing! It’s lovely to see how you’ve incorporated the Chinese dishware in your tablesetting. As a child, I never thought much of them… though my mom would remind us to handle them with care. Now I’ve grown to love how those dots are semi-transparent, and yes, their intricacy.

    • 3.10.16

      I absolutely love that you are familiar with these, and yes, their transparency! I grew up thinking the same thing- now, I LOVE THEM. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

  12. 3.20.16
    Ashley said:

    I love all your tablescape posts! This one in particular is beautiful and perfect timing as I am currently preparing my table for Easter! Thank you so much for the tips, pics and for linking the items! As a newlywed (going through the holidays/hosting for the first time) this post was super helpful! Thanks again and Happy Easter!

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