I have a bit of a split personality when it comes to accessorizing.

I love traditional and fancy, but I also love touches of rustic and vintage.

Who says you can’t showcase it all?

Atta Girl Says Easter Dining Room Table with China and Mason Jars

For my Easter table, I’m serving up comfort and class, mixing blue Mason jars, a simple muslin table runner and casual floral arrangements with fine crystal, china and silver.

This is my dining room version of Sharon Stone’s famous Gap/Vera Wang Oscars ensemble.

If jeans and heels can go together, than so can silver and Mason jars.

So, here’s my Easter dining room, where High meets low, traditional meets farmhouse, sparkle meets rustic, vintage meets modern, and heirloom meets new.

Easter Table Setting Silver and Vintage with Natural Elements

The centerpiece of the table is a large lazy Susan that I painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Grain Sack. The lazy Susan is chipped and distressed, and it makes a perfect platform for an arrangement of blue and green Mason jars and bottles filled with casual grocery store flowers.

Easter Table and Buffet

Natural elements, like a bee’s skep, ceramic birds in nests and moss-covered decorative balls round out the display.

Easter Table Bird in Nest

The table has fancy elements, too, like a vintage crystal cruet set, a hammered silver water pitcher and two candelabras.

Easter Eggs Under Cloche

My Wedgwood Queen’s Lace china, topped with Kate Spade Belle Park accent plates by Lenox, sit atop silver chargers. Each place setting is marked with a handmade decoupaged storybook Easter egg featuring images from my favorite children’s Easter book, “The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes.”

Gorham Chantilly silverware with Kate Spade Belle Park China

I pulled out the real silver, Chantilly by Gorham. I also set the stable with some vintage juice glasses that belonged to my grandmother, along with my wedding crystal, Vera Wang Classic by Wedgwood.

(Aside: when I was getting married, I encountered many people who thought that modern brides wouldn’t want to register for china, silver and crystal because such trappings are rarely used. But even then, I knew I was a modern woman with a foothold in the past. I knew that I would use my china, crystal and silver. Maybe not everyday, but I knew I would use it, and I have. And I picked patterns that I thought were classic — perhaps a touch traditional — and that I knew I would love for decades. So far, I think I chose wisely. My choices have proven very versatile and they still reflect my style.)

Atta Girl Says Easter Dining Room Table with China and Mason Jars

I extended the same high-low look from the dining room to the buffet in the foyer.

Easter Buffet

It is dressed for Easter, too, decorated with a mix of natural, vintage, traditional and glitzy items.

Mercury Glass Candle Sticks with bird's nests

Flameless candles nest in faux bird’s nests atop mercury glass candlesticks. Moss, papier mache egg and a bird in a nest adorn a verdigris colored planter.

Pottery Barn Wicker Demijohn Basket Makeover

My mercury glass Easter egg tree, which I made using LED lights, faux floral branches and a rattan wine carafe that was a thrift store find, is the centerpiece of the buffet, flanked by my vintage McCoy and Roseville pottery.

Ostrich Egg in Terrarium Easter Decor

An ostrich egg, a souvenir from a visit to an ostrich farm, rests atop a bed of shredded wood excelsior in a verdigris terrarium.

Want more Easter inspiration?

Be sure to check out my other Easter decorating projects, Easter crafts and delicious Easter recipes.

Stop back by later this week, too, because I’ll be sharing more of my Easter decor this year. Plus one of my very talented blogging friends is showing off her Easter decorations in a guest post.

Linking up to Savvy Southern Style 


  1. Hi Amy,
    I love the expression you used to describe yourself-“a modern woman with a foothold in the past.” The mix of the glitz with the rustic really works on your table and buffet. Love the Roseville and McCoy pottery on your buffet, too. Have a great week!
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  2. Your table looks fabulous Amy and I LOVE LOVE your blue buffet!
    Stopped over from WUW.

  3. Amy, Your Easter table is FAB! I, too, tend to use a mixture of traditional, vintage, with an added touch of modern. Kinda have to say my style is “quirky and fun” for the most part. Those Kate Spade plates are so pretty. You had me at blue…… Happy Easter and thanks once again for popping over to my FB page. :-) Sue
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  4. I love to mix fancy with rustic or less formal, and you’ve done it extremely well. Your table and buffet are lovely all dressed up for Easter.
    Mary Alice
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  5. Lovely and VERY creative. I like the juxtaposition of all the great textures. Great photography too.

  6. I think we are kindred spirits! This is a wonderful mix of old and new, vintage and shiny. Exactly how a space should look when you decorate with things you love. I do the same thing. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Happy Easter!
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  7. Amazing! so pretty!

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