Today I am so excited to be joining the most amazing group of bloggers for the Styled + Set Blog Tour: Valentine’s Day Entertaining! This wonderful tour is hosted by Lory of Designthusiasm (thank you Lory!) and features 30 bloggers sharing decorating ideas and inspiration for Valentine’s Day. There will be 6 bloggers a day, for 5 days, so check back during the week to see all the inspiration! And if you are coming here from The French Garden House, welcome! I am so glad to have you here.
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!
Since spring isn’t quite like Christmas, with access to so many decor items, I tend to keep it pretty simple. I adore white flowers, and I try to have them as a focal point. I especially love the crisp green of the leaves mixed with the bright white flowers.
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.