Easter is one of those holidays marked by a wide variety of celebrations. Here in the south, folks tend to go all out with Easter hams and formal gatherings. Growing up in California, we always celebrated Easter with a backyard barbecue. As a newly-transplanted southerner, our Easter celebration this year will probably fall somewhere in between those two extremes. Yours, too? If so, you might have interest in this idea for a simple and casual spring table setting. Something like this would be perfect for a small gathering or an informal brunch. A centerpiece and table setting like the one I’m sharing today comes together fairly inexpensively and requires only about ten minutes of your time to set up.
We have two dining tables in our home. The one pictured above is located in the breakfast nook, just off the kitchen. It’s where our small family eats 99.9% of the time. It’s a small table for a small space, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Dressing this space up for the season is a fun way to celebrate while still maintaining a simple and casual spring table.
Because the table is relatively small, I limit the breadth of the centerpiece. This one is really no larger than the chargers I used at each place setting. Because it’s relatively tall and thin, it still makes a statement without being overwhelming.
The ceramic bunny I used here is 18″ tall. I love the neutral tone and rustic finish, but I felt like it needed some softening. I accomplished that by nestling him on a bed of reindeer moss.
The eggs add both whimsy and gentle pops of color. I intentionally allow the reindeer moss to be the one bright element on this table. The neutral tone of the bunny, the light pastel eggs and even the table settings play a more supporting role, as far as color goes.
The faux Easter eggs I used for this centerpiece were purchased at Michael’s last season, but I’ve seen similar ones there this year.
To keep things simple, I opted to use my everyday white dishes for the place settings on this simple and casual spring table. I did, however, want it to be festive, so I layered on a smaller salad plate with a cute (but still neutral!) little bunny.
I love that there are two different versions of the bunny: one sitting and one standing. The bunny plates came from Hobby Lobby.
I went with seagrass chargers for this table because I love the texture and color they add.
You can also add color and/or texture by layering pillows or throw blankets on dining chairs like I did here.
I also styled our more formal dining room table for spring and I’ll be sharing that soon. In the meantime, I hope this simple and casual spring table inspired you to freshen up a small space in your home!