” If you see a rabbit laying little brown eggs, Don’t eat them, it’s not chocolate”.

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Earthy Easter Farmhouse Tablescape

Ahhhhh Easter… the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and joy.  It’s also a time for new beginnings as flowers start to bloom, grass starts to grow and the trees become abundant with greenery and beautiful blossoms.  The birds are singing, the weather is warming and everyone slowly comes out of their blessed ‘nests‘.  It always reminds me of the scene in the Wizard of Oz when the munchkins all start waking up and one by one come out of their tiny homes. Because Easter not only reminds me of rejoicing but of the beautiful touches of nature coming to life, I wanted to create a tablescape that was inspired by earthly items.

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I started by gathering up broken sticks, preferably ones with lots of crazy twigs sticking out.  I knew I had these pink egg nests left over from last year and I thought it would be really cool to hang them from the branches.

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I had a glass vase in my cabinet and knew I wanted to cover the twigs.  The idea of using eggs quickly came to mind, but the thought of using real ones against hard and jagged bark wasn’t sitting too well with me lol.  Instead, while shopping at Michael’s for burlap ribbon to wrap my napkins with, I found the cutest grey and white fake eggs on sale for $3.  They matched my kitchen perfectly and looked real & rustic.

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Once I found all the branches I added them to the vase and used twine to hang the nests at different levels.  I needed to add color to the branches so I hot glued some pink cherry blossoms to them.

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Next since I couldn’t use real eggs in the vase and I wanted to incorporate more earthy & natural elements, I snatched up these cute little buckets on sale for about $4 and added some Easter basket grass and real white & brown eggs on top.

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The table runner & white plates I already had from last year but I bought the wood grain chargers on sale for $2 a piece and the pink bunny plates for $3 a piece.  The burlap ribbon was on sale for $1 at Michael’s and since I already had the white napkins each place setting only cost me $6.  Not too shabby!  I also had the stemware and white bunny figurines but this cute white and pink egg garland was on sale at Home Goods for $4 and I just couldn’t pass it up.  I knew it would go great with the rest of the pink decor on my table.

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I threw my handmade pink blanket on my chair, added some cozy pillows and my handy dandy Farmchic sign that I DIY’d last year and my tablescape was in all of it’s Easter and Earthy glory.

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I hope you all enjoy this wonderful time with your family and friends.  May your Easter be full of love, laughter, joy and many blessings.  And may we always remember that just as in life, no how bad the winter is, Spring is sure to follow bringing us new life and new growth!

For more tablescape inspiration feel free to check out Valentine’s Day Tea Party.