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Elegant Easter Tablescape

If you are planning on entertaining this Easter then you are going to love this Easter tablescape brought to us by our contributor Alice from Styled-It.  Your guests will be in awe!

The Easter tablescape is inspired by the subtle reminders of spring and new beginnings. This muted pastel palette with earthy undertones has a simple casual elegance that makes celebrations beautiful yet relaxed.

This tutorial includes detailed step by step direction to complete the look for your Easter table.

Elegant Easter Tablescape

The tutorial is divided into three parts
1. Tableware

2 .Centerpiece and table decor

3 Paper goods

Part 1: Tableware

Materials used:

  • Tablecloth
  • 18″ napkins
  • Vintage chargers
  • Cream colored dinner plates
  • Top plate
  • Wine or water goblets
  • Flatware

Easter Tablescape PreparationFor this tablescape I used a vintage metal charger that was just perfect for this look. These were purchased at Sur La Table.

I chose cream colored ceramic plates with an embossed trim. I also used 2 two different plate patterns. I prefer to combine white linen with cream dishes for a more natural look. All white is often too stark and all cream can have a lackluster effect.

I used a white linen tablecloth that was laundered and line dried (not ironed) for a more weathered look. Chargers where aligned with the edge of the table.

Plates were placed on top of chargers.


Place top plate on top of dinner plate – I used a pale slate blue glazed ceramic plate for color.


I used 18” matching linen napkins also line dried – not ironed. Fold napkin in half as shown in illustration #1

Next bring over a 1 ½” cuff from center crease, and smooth down with your hand to keep the fold in place. This will make a pocket to insert a menu card.

Next carefully holding the pocket in place fold napkin in half again crosswise.

Fold napkin crosswise one more time. You now have a folded napkin that you can insert a menu into it. Depending on the size of your menu card you may need to adjust the cuff width of your napkin.

Easter Tablescape Menu

Prepare your menu card – I used the “Our Table” printable collection from the Olice Etsy store.

Insert card in pocket and place napkin and menu card on top of each plate

Easter tablecape preparation

Place silverware and wine or water goblets on table. Remember “knife right” and forks to the left.

Part 2: Centerpiece and Table décor

Materials used:

• An earthy 10″-12” tall vase with an opening of at least 5″
• 10-12 Brown thin branches or twigs 16”- 18” in length
• 1 dozen stems of pink spray roses
• 1 dozen pale champagne carnations- I used the “Vintage” variety
• Green moss
• Scissors
• Floral tape
• White egg cup or small white vase
• Fresh brown eggs or faux eggs, I used Gourd Nest Eggs for a more earthy touch

Flowers for Easter Tablescape

Rinse all flowers, layout on a flat surface then fill a vase with water and insert twigs in a free form style.

Trim together 3 carnations with slightly different lengths and secure together using floral tape. Make sure to keep the bottom of the stems even thus keeping the height variations at the flower heads – this will give your flowers a more natural uncontrived appearance.

The tallest flower should be approx. 3”-4” inches from the rim of vase and the shortest should be level with the rim. Make 3 of these bundles. This will leave 3 remaining single carnations; cut these in slightly varying heights as well.

Next place the 3 taped bundles in the vase perimeter, spacing them out evenly. Lastly add the 3 single carnations in between the carnations to fill in open spaces. Make sure arrangement remains loose for a natural feel.

Divide spray roses into 3 bunches of 4 stems each. Cut the first bunch approximately the same height as the carnations and cut the second bunch approximately 3”-4” inches taller than the carnations.

Trim the last bunch of spray roses to be slightly taller than branches. Do not tape together as you will insert each of these as individual stems. Spray roses have several flowers per stem; therefore it’s important to measure height by using the tallest flower on the stem as a guide.

Easter flowers

Tuck the moss around the perimeter of the vase, using enough moss to create a cascading effect as shown.

Place the shortest bunch of Spray rose stems individually around the perimeter of vase tucking in between carnation bundles.

Place the second bunch (middle height) in the vase midway from the rim to the center of the vase in a circular fashion in-between branches leaving space in between flowers.

Add the last (tall) bunch in the center area of the vase. Now you can make adjustments to your arrangement if needed. Set arrangement in center of table.

Moss styling

You will need an egg, a cup and moss for each place setting.

Tuck moss liberally in egg cup leaving plenty of moss hanging over edges and insert an egg in the cup making sure it is sitting in the cup.

These will each be placed on the top right hand side of each place setting.

Part 3: Party Goods

Materials needed:

  • Menu cards
  • Place cards
  • Small paper boxes
  • Favor for boxes
  • Raffia
  • Green moss
  • Scissors
  • Banner – Optional
  • Ribbon or raffia for hanging banner – Optional
  • Tape

Name cards for an Easter table

Place a special favor in each favor box. I like to use seasonal artisan chocolates. Attach place cards with guest name on top of each box and secure with tape.

Wrap raffia around each box making sure not to cover guest name.  Secure with a bow and tuck in a piece of moss.

Now place the little favor/place card to the bottom right of each place setting, slightly angled and resting on edge of charger.

Easter tablescape

Easter banner

Using a banner is optional but can add a bit of whimsy to a holiday table- I used a coordinating banner from the “Our Table” collection from the Olice  shop on Etsy.

Easter Invitation

Set the tone with a coordinating invitation. I used the “Our Table” collection invite.

Easter tablescape

Easter flowers

You’re now ready to enjoy a beautiful Easter celebration!

Are you planning on hosting an Easter celebration this year?  I would love to hear what you have planned.  Please share below.

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9 Responses to Elegant Easter Tablescape

  1. Marina March 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    It looks really beautiful and creative 🙂 Love it!

  2. Shirley Wood March 31, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Very beautiful and elegant Easter setting. Stopping by from Monday Madness.

    • Catherine Holt March 31, 2015 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks Shirley. Alice has done a wonderful job of incorporating elegance with relaxing and oh so pretty 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

    • Alice Nielsen March 31, 2015 at 11:32 am #

      Thank you Shirley! Glad you like it.

  3. Elaine April 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

    • Alice Nielsen April 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Thank you Elaine! I really enjoyed putting this tablescape tutorial together!

  4. Sharon Rowe April 5, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    This is absolutely beautiful and the directions are perfect, I can’t wait to try some of these ideas. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂

    • Alice Nielsen April 5, 2015 at 2:03 am #

      Thank you Sharon! Good to hear that it’s easy to follow!

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