A Farm-to-Table Easter Tablescape That Will Wow Your Guests
March 15, 2016
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Easter really marks the beginning of spring for me. Blooms starting to pop up, spring dresses (if it's warm enough in your area!) and tablescapes sprinkled with so much lovely. Case in point? This darling setup from Bare Root Flora and Shannon Von Eschen. Can you even handle that wild centerpiece? And those pretty eggs front and center? We're sharing the DIY later today, so stay tuned!
From Shannon Von Eschen... Easter has long been one of my favorite holidays. I love the renewal it brings and the season it heralds—spring! Things are coming back to life and everything is fresh and green. And so this year I wanted to create something new, meaningful, and organic for my own Easter table, something beautiful and fresh with regard to my décor.
I was inspired by the tones of everyday, color-rich foods, fruits and herbs and aimed to start a new tradition of dying eggs completely naturally. I wanted to create something that wasn’t only pretty on the table but that was entirely edible.
The process was altogether enlightening, therapeutic, and beautiful...and though it was simple, it required lots of patience. So much of our everyday life is consumed by instant gratification and the fast-paced way of doing things. This project, however, forced me to slow down and appreciate the process, which can’t be hurried. I was totally giddy with pride at how some of these eggs actually turned out.
When it came to setting the table for Easter, I enlisted the help of my friend Robyn with Bare Root Flora. Using the eggs I'd dyed with fruits and botanical imprints as inspiration, she created something new, fresh, organic and alive for the table by weaving together a living runner of logs, blooming branches, and beautiful spring flowers.
She began by creating a base of skinny logs and then wove blooming branches, greens, and spring flowers such as hyacinth, anemone, tulip, whimsical clematis vines through the branches. To keep the flowers fresh so we could enjoy them all day, she tucked each stem into plastic water tubes and hid them among the branches and leaves.
She finished off our centerpiece by placing grapes, clippings, and some other dye elements I'd used for my eggs into the tablescape to bring it all together. She and I both wanted a very loose, casual, and organic look that could easily be achieved by anyone looking to create something special for their table. We both loved the end result!
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