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Easter Tables Three Ways

Our award winning Head of Design, Inge offers some gorgeous ideas to help spruce up your Easter tables this coming Sunday.


If you can’t get outside for an egg hunt this Easter, bring

the magic inside instead. Here are our tips for creating a table of whimsical  delight guaranteed to make your kids feel special.

  • Play with scale – use miniature versions of everything to give an Alice in Wonderland sense of magic.

  • Get the good stuff out, the stuff you don’t use everyday, your kids are worth it.

  • Use vintage shot glasses for fresh squeezed OJ.

  • Use espresso cups for sweet honey tea or hot chocolate.

  • Use vintage butter knives and cake forks to keep the scale going.

  • Make eggshell baskets & fill them with moss or grass and mini speckled eggs.

  • Use little individual bud vases for foraged blossoms or spring daffs.

  • Light tiny candles, which always bring a sense of magic & occasion to a table.

  • Get your kids to help you create a centrepiece with bunnies, or eggs, and use cake stands to give them height & drama.

  • Use soft cotton tea towels as oversized napkins and twirl them to make holders for your eggshell baskets.


If you have a more grown up Easter Sunday lunch in mind, this table uses an elegant palette of natural colours and grown up greens along with sustainable natural materials such as linen, potted plants, foraged flowers and fresh herbs.

  • I’ve used one of my Babylonstoren printed linen tablecloths as a base for my colour palette, you can do the same with a piece of fabric, a linen sheet or your favourite table cloth.

  • I’ve also swapped all the kitchen cushions for matching colours.

  • Once you have your base, layer up plates and bowls using crockery that matches the colour palette, in this case green & natural / neutral with pops of yellow.

  • Use linen or cotton napkins to layer up the textures.

  • Make a centrepiece of greens with some pops of accent colours. I’ve used mini pots of hebe in a Rowen & Wren brass planter, then added individual stems of gypsophila and foraged daffs for a pop of yellow.

  • Add fresh green herbs to your empty plates or bowls for decoration. I’ve used fresh picked bay which smells gorgeous.

  • I’ve upped the wow factor by using my collection of green glassware. The tumblers are recycled glass from Refound Objects.

  • For a final touch I’ve added these mustard IKEA tealight holders.



Not doing a full Easter Sunday lunch as you’re in stay at home mode? This five minute table set-up is special enough for an Easter brunch, but casual enough to wear your pj’s if you want to.

  • The ‘tablecloth’ is a Dassie Artisan throw that I’ve flung diagonally over my kitchen table.

  • I’ve layered quirky figleaf side plates and espresso cups from Oka, with beautiful soft linen tea towels from IKEA as napkins.

  • I’ve added my old rose etched glass champagne flutes, because Mimosas are an Easter brunch requirement, aren’t they?

  • To finish off I’ve popped some of my ever generous sweet viburnum in a collection of vintage bottles just because they are so pretty.

Now if someone else makes the coffee and poached eggs I’ll be good to go.

Don’t forget to snap a pic of your Easter table to share with us on our Facebook Group, #BBKind, we’d love to see them in all their glory.

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