Happy Monday to you! Today is a special post as this is my first holiday tour of the season! I’m joining six other amazing bloggers to bring you a French Christmas Tour, hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm. Many of the bloggers I’m joining today are people I was reading before I even started a blog. They are immensely talented, with gorgeous photography and styling, so be sure to scroll to the bottom and visit all of their posts!
The other day I realized I had been so busy all summer that I hadn’t done a tablescape since July 4th! I do usually like to toy around with tablescape ideas at least a couple of times a month. Not only for fun, but also so that when we entertain I have something prepared beforehand. I adore doing them; it’s kind of a fun, creative outlet for me.
When I posted my Memorial Day table last month I had mentioned that I would like to try something a little different for my Independence Day tablescape. Though I did end up changing it up a little more than I planned (I didn’t want to bore everyone!) I don’t usually go too crazy with the “theme” stuff because I think it can get a little overwhelming. I like it to feel fresh and patriotic, while still being uncluttered.
Every year I bring out the red, white, and blue decorations right before Memorial Day, and I usually keep them out through July 4th. I treat the whole month as a “patriotic” season! Also, since we usually have people over for one or the other of these holidays, I wanted to put together a patriotic tablescape that could work for either one. I love the crispness of red, white and blue, and of course I want to honor the holiday, but I also didn’t want to go too overboard. So, I included a few flags, but not too many, and concentrated on the combination of colors. I may do something a little more decorated for the 4th, but for this weekend, I wanted to keep it simple. Perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day or even just a summer bbq!
Though I loved my neutral Easter table I played around with last week, I knew I would probably want to do something a little more traditional for the actual holiday. So today I’m sharing my classic Easter tablescape!
We are hosting Easter brunch this year, and because there will be kids, grandparents, and the like here, the more typical pastels are playing a part. Of course, I did put my own spin on it! I love the “earthier” pastels and that’s what I played off of. I used some of the items from the table from last week, but then I let my bunny salad plates set the tone, and I went from there.
I know Easter and spring tablescapes traditionally use soft pastels and sweet colors, and I love those, but this year I really wanted to do a neutral Easter table. Then when I found some white embossed bunny plates, I knew it was meant to be!
I’ve used whites, soft neutrals, greys, and silver and I love the way it turned out! I’m not sure if I will use this for our actual Easter brunch (I may go with the more traditional pastels for that) but I do love the change of pace.