Sunday, April 17, 2011

Using Natural Elements for Easter!!

 If you have a yard you can create an Easter/Spring vignette.

Easter is a perfect time to look to Mother Nature for beautiful elements to use on your Easter table.

The array of greens and flowers is so abundant this time of year. I personally have always used natural elements on my table for Easter.

Here is a list of some of the elements I have used in the past.
  1. Scotch moss(I like this kind because it is a deep dark green)
  2. Wheat grass ( I get it at my grocery store)
  3. Ornamental Kale (Perfect when placed  by a bunny)
  4. Miniature carrots ( produce section)
  5. rocks or pebbles ( I use these to border or just place in moss to look like a garden scene)
  6. Different types of moss, baby tears or blue star ground cover.
  7. Margarite daisies are a favorite of mine to add in the grass.
  8. Tulips, daffodils and daisies.
I have a few images of tables or vignettes that have used natural elements for Easter. I hope these help inspire you!! Easter is only “7” days away!!! Time to get a move on!!!………..


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I love the simplicity of this arrangement. Several of these down the center of the table with some ivy trailing down the center  would be so simple to do. Basically twigs from the yard a little moss to make a nest. Ivy and a colored egg and you have all you need for a lovely table. Add votives in mass and it would be stunning.


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This is one of my favorites. This could be done on any table with stones from the yard. Just make sure you put down plastic to protect your table. This would look amazing if they had a few daffodils and some blue eggs laying among the moss and succulents. Love this!!!!


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This is wheat grass and they used faux flowers and eggs. I would use real flowers and real blown eggs. I like to use real whenever it is possible.


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Moss covered pots with grape hyacinth. Notice the darling checked cloth in periwinkle blue. The pop of chartreuse gives just the right pop.


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So simple and yet so sweet.


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Time to go outside and look around your yard!!! If you open up  to it, you will find all kinds of elements that you can incorporate in your Easter table setting.

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Using natural elements to create a Spring/Easter vignette!!


Kathysue

22 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, I love SO many of these tables!!!! Beautiful!

Sherri Cassara said...

Hi Kathysue, I love the one with the flagstone - very fun!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Great examples showcasing how to use natural elements, Kathysue! Love the moss idea. I actually have some!

Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm always in favor of using what you already own when holiday decorating. Not only do you save money, but you don't have to figure out where to store the new items.

xinex said...

These are so beautiful. They are all so simple yet such great ideas, full of creativeness...Christine

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I think these images are gorgeous. I copied the one of the wire basket with eggs in the bottom and the flowers out the top to send to a florist friend -- just beautiful, organic and fresh. I noticed you slipped your own dining room in there -- very very pretty my friend :) Can you imagine that I'm hosting Easter and I haven't even had the time to start thinking about it?? Yikes.

laxsupermom said...

Great ideas! I love the seedlings in the eggshells! So simple, yet such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Tote said...

You are so creative Kathysue. I still haven't decided for my table yet!

Susan

Privet and Holly said...

My wheat grass is up
and looking good.....
First year I have tried
it....so much fun!!
I love your inspiration
pics--just lovely : )
I know YOUR Easter
table will be so special!
xx Suzanne

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very cleaver and pretty ideas...thank you.(-:

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Such pretty images. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are going to be doing with your table.

pretty pink tulips said...

Love your ideas about kale and baby carrots....edible and Easter like!

Can't wait to see your pretty table!
xoxo Elizabeth

SHERRY HART said...

After all this Easter buildup...I keep thinking that your Easter table post is coming pretty soon :)

Linda Hartong said...

The eggs planted with seedlings bring back fond memories. My Mom used to do that. I have just decided to be the hostess for Easter. I better get out in my garden and start looking around. I also like the wheat grass idea. so sweet.

designchic said...

So much inspiration...love one that's edible and pretty!!

Marcus Design said...

Wow, I love this natural inspiration, Kathysue you have the BEST holiday posts in the world!! I always love the tablescapes and decorations you show use, how inspiring! Can't wait till Easter weekend :)
Nancy xo

Splendid Willow said...

Kathysue, lots of inspiration here!

I am going to copy the "Enjoy" party favor bags with chocolate eggs.

Hugs to you,

Mon

A Room For Everyone said...

I just love the egg tied with the purple ribbon, how beautiful. Rachaelxx

LiveLikeYou said...

If I only had the talent...I don't know but I'm useless with holiday decorations. I need you to come over to my house and give me a true tutorial. I can design a home but this kind if stuff I feel really lost and have no idea where to start!!!

Debby said...

Funny... I never would have thought to use eggs but they are so cute. I just know your tablescape will be to die for. If we were closer I'd be inviting myself over for some snapshots to blog about it! xo

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I know your Tablescape is going to be lovely sweet lady. I think all your centerpieces are Beautiful !! I love the using of eggs so cute~~~ Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog. I hope you can come join my Tablescape for Easter. I hope you have a Great Easter with your family sweet lady.
Diane

quintessence said...

So many charming examples. I just love the natural inspirational, especially the moss and stone!