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?
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.
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.
Natural elements, like a bee’s skep, ceramic birds in nests and moss-covered decorative balls round out the display.
The table has fancy elements, too, like a vintage crystal cruet set, a hammered silver water pitcher and two candelabras.
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.”
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.)
I extended the same high-low look from the dining room to the buffet in the foyer.
It is dressed for Easter, too, decorated with a mix of natural, vintage, traditional and glitzy items.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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