As you may have gathered, I am a big fan of an Easter table and, whilst I do like a tasteful pastel and grey look, one should not forget that there are often children in the mix at Easter, and I think it’s fair to say that kids are not great arbiters of taste. Colour, and chocolate go down well in any combination, so I think in this case the bolder the better…I’ve designed this tabletop around these great geometric plates from Sainsbury’s Home’s Helsinki collection.
Pound shops are great places to pick up big packs of fluffy chicks, and Tiger is great for all sorts of Easter accessories – that’s where I found the roll of fake turf to use as a runner down the centre of the table.
Easter is, of course, all about re-birth – and baby animals, so Lindt’s wonderful chocolate bunnies seemed an obvious choice.
Flower-wise I went for classic yellow baby narcissi, which I picked up from Columbia Road Flower market – six pots for a fiver, and which can be planted out in the garden for next year once they’ve stopped flowering.
For the Easter Egg tree I simply took my secateurs out to the garden and lopped off three thin branches, which I stuck into an old vintage glass decanter filled with water. One added bonus has been that the branches have continued to flourish, and now have unfurled green leaves appearing.
Sainsbury’s Home Helsinki Dinner Plate £4.25, & Wooden Bunnies
MADE.com Dayton 16 Piece Cutlery Set Brushed Finish, £65
John Lewis – Fine Tablecloth, White, £40
Easter Eggs Hanging Decorations
Similar Available here. A dozen for £4.95
Marks & Spencer
Gold Swiss Chocolate Praline Eggs £3 & Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs
Tiger Fake Grass
Poundland Yellow Fluffy Chickens
Lindt – Gold Bunnies
With thanks to Lindt for the chocolate bunnies
All Sainsbury’s Home and MADE.com products were borrowed and returned for this story
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