Cheer up your home with a beautifully laid spring-like table - embrace the art of tablescaping! Here's what we're coveting for our table this Easter.
Not long before we can have friends and family inside round the same table, but sadly that doesn’t include Easter, so I plan to go all out with some cheerful spring tablescaping to bring some colour inside.
Last year I had a go, above, inspired by florist Willow Crossley who has a real knack for combining flowers with pretty bits for the table. Here’s what I’ve bought / am coveting this year to bring it all together.
Striped linen napkins
These pretty pastel striped napkins are linen and made by Falmouth based Poppy and Honesty, who have a divine range of Liberty bed linens too. I’ve opted for four matching napkins in striped Easter Egg like shades which I plan to tie round eggs like bunny ears, but you could mix and match, or go the whole hog and get the tablecloth too.
I picked up these pastel candles from the Duchy of Cornwall nursery as well as some pretty Easter egg decorations, as inspired by my Danish friends I often light candles at breakfast. If you don’t have any suitable branches for an Easter tree, they also have some very realistic magnolia blossom branches, which makes a nice centrepiece.
£1 each for the candles, £22 per stem for the blossom
Behold, a decoration that you can then eat! These gorgeous looking biscuits by St Kew based Sugar Mamma are handmade to order (last day today for Easter orders, but also perfect for parties and picnics) and come in a range of bespoke designs.
From £2, depending on size and quantity
Make like one of Cornwall’s swanky hotels and cafes with a stripy update to your tableware. My cups, egg cups and jug are all by Cornishware – the classic is blue, but also comes in red and recently re-launched yellow, as well as pastel colours if you want to go all out with a different colour for each place setting.
Wild gorseflower egg
It’s not an Easter table without at least one chocolate egg, and we’re coveting this limited edition, hand crafted chocolate egg from Chocolarder: no plastic, just four ingredients and completely slavery free! Plucked by hand from the prickly hedgerows that line the local Cornish coastal path, these small yellow flowers are a right pain in the fingers to harvest, but the warm coconutty scent they add to the 50% milk chocolate for a unique flavour makes it all worthwhile.
The Easter tree might be good for hanging the kids egg decorations on but you probably don’t want it front and centre on the table, not least because you won’t be able to see over it. What you need are locally grown flowers in cheerful Easter shades – like these Cornish grown beauties by St Agnes based Love & Honor. Pick up a bunch in Trunk Deli.
Beach clean placemats
We have the coasters that match these placemats, made from sustainable Cork + Recycled EVA Plastic saved from our oceans. Pretty and bring some interesting pattern to the table, while doing good at the same time. Win/win. From new Fowey shop, Liga.
£22 for a set of four
Looking for something for the little people that’s not chocolate but is still on theme and will look beautiful on the table? They will love to open the this bunny suitcase from Jo & Co, with an adorable little bunny doll inside, crafted from cotton and wearing a sweet gingham dress. She even comes with a striped tote bag and felt carrots!