Friday, March 15, 2013

It Is Time To Get Serious!!

   



It is official, it is time to get serious about Easter plans.

Have you decided what you are going to do for a centerpiece for your Easter table yet?

If not, I think this post might just be what  you need to get inspired.

When I start thinking of a tablescape for a Holiday or special occasion, I always begin with color combinations.

I am going to give you several different color combinations to help inspire your own creativity. 

These might not be the colors you always think of using for Easter. Maybe not the traditional pastels we all think of at this time of year, but still beautiful.


Cobalt blue and deep purple are gorgeous together and I think a bit unexpected for Easter, but I can see this on a crisp white table cloth, can’t you?


This is another combination using purples and blues, but this time with eggs and flowers. Love the spattering of paint on the eggs.

Speaking of cobalt, let’s add a touch of turquoise to our cobalt and see what we get out of the mix……..


On this table the entire center piece is done in different shades of cobalt. 

They chose to add a touch of turquoise in the stemware. I love using all of one color of flower in an arrangement. It always makes such a beautiful statement.

I am going to remember this idea:
By adding a colored glass to an all one color centerpiece you will get a  dramatic look!

So simple and so pretty, again using a darker blue with a mix of green and turquoise. Who knew colored foil eggs could look so pretty.

T
urquoise with an addition of lavender is such a pretty combination for Easter. Love the simplicity of the bunny silhouette used as a place card.


How about varying your colors in an almost ombre affect using yellowy gold to  bright greens. Napkins are another way to add color to your tables.

Now let’s see what kind of centerpiece would work with this colorful array of napkins……..



Simple and easy is the name of the game here, and look how pretty this looks with the stack of napkins in the above image.


This one would work well with the stacked napkins in the above image.

When I think of Easter I almost always will think of the color yellow. 



How about mixing it up a little bit and add a touch of black to the mix for something unexpected.

Speaking of black how about an all black and white Easter table? Can that be done!! Yes indeed it can if you use some of these ideas……..

After all today we are looking at color combinations that are a wee bit different than what we would normally use.


How sweet is this idea, it looks like the mother hen left a few of her soft feathers to cushion the egg in the cup. Love this look.


By getting creative with a black marker you can really have some fun inventing new looks for the traditional Easter egg.


This is one of my all time favorite uses of black and white on Easter eggs.

We have talked about different combinations of colors, but how about just using eggs in their own natural color made by nature?

Don’t you just love when you go to the grocery store and they have a carton full of beautiful brown eggs?

How about using the natural color that nature has provided with a touch of soft turquoise…….


By using a chalk pin you can decorate natural brown eggs with Easter sayings and images.


So simple, So pretty!

Today I wanted to show you some different colors combinations used for Easter. There are so many more, just let your imagination take over and see what you can come up with.

If you need a little more inspiration be sure and visit my Easter Pinterest board, HERE! I have 470 images to look at on this years Easter board.

I also have a board for last years inspiration, HERE! It is all about soft blues and white.

What color combination will you be using on your Easter table this year?

 

19 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That first centerpiece is leaving me speechless. If that doesn't say spring, nothing does.

5th and State said...

no easter table here, this landscape girl with do with a nap as the season keeps me hopping! i can however drool over these killer examples!
can't wait to see your table girlfriend!
xx
debra

Sally Hammond said...

You are so inspiring! I don't do an Easter table because we're all at someone else's house, but I love to think about what I might do! Love the kalidescope of napkins!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You are amazing!
I have never seen the idea with the natural brown eggs. That's very clever and smart.
Of course, the black and white grabbed me! Never have seen that color combination for Easter!
All in all you are a genius!

nannykim said...

well, now I have not heard about chalk pins!! I love that idea for the brown eggs.

Sarah said...

Kathy, you find the best images. Wow, there is so much inspiration here I don't know where to start. Makes me want to set half a dozen tables. Love the first image with the white tulips and the hyacinths. Oh how I wish I had that arrangement sitting on my sideboard or in my living room. Will have to recreate this one for sure. That said, all the others are fab too. Especially like the mix of egg cups and compotes filled with flowers and jelly beans. Darling idea. Will copy that one too.
Like I said, wish I wee setting half a dozen Easter tables.

Merlin said...

Decisions, decisions... those silouettes were super!! franki

Simone said...

What lovely inspirations, I think the chalked eggs are very clever, so simple yet effective. Off to check out your pinterest collection!

Leslie said...

Hi Kathysue,

Such pretty Easter inspiration! I will be using tulips.. not sure what colors yet:) My post this weeks has lots of purple tulips! They are everywhere here in Seattle. The chalk eggs are so cute. I like the black and white! It's fun to do something a little different every now and then.

Have a nice weekend!

leslie

Sue said...

Wow! I'm in love with the deep purple and blue combinations. I may try that one with the white tablecloth as you suggested. The chalk pins I've never heard of before and I definitely want to try that craft out for sure! Thanks Kathy Sue for such an inspiring post! Sue @betwixthomeandschool.blogspot.com

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Wow....so many creative ideas...love the first centerpiece..

A dream house for Trish said...

You always get me excited about these occassions kathysue, great inspiration!!!

Cheryl said...

Kathysue,
I am inundated with beauty! Your blog and your Pinterest Pages are AMAZING.... now, to actually DO something about it!!! ;-)
Thank you! You seriously do have an incredible eye!
~Cheryl

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Kathysue - OMG!! That first photo / arrangement: DIVINE!!! I wouldn't leave the house.....be very happy staring at it all day :)
Have a wonderful St Patrick's weekend ~
Loi

The enchanted home said...

OMG those eggs are AMAZING!! If we are here for Easter, I am going to do a blue and white (surprise surprise) theme with bunnies.....lots of tulips and hydrangeas. But first need to figure out our Easter plans. Love all this beautiful inspiration!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Wow! So many darling ideas! That black and white bunny is the BEST! Thanks for the inspiration:) Lisa

Melinda said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I get excited about special occasions when I see your pretty images and inspiration. They always get me in the mood.

Melinda said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I get excited about special occasions when I see your pretty images and inspiration. They always get me in the mood.

Shalini Ganguli said...

Speechless.