My female In-Laws are all amazing Southern cooks. My Mom being from diverse Detroit, Michigan and travelling the world is excellent at creating a deliciously cultured palette. One would think with so many wonderful influences in my life, at age 30 I'd be pretty good too but I'm not. I like to think I'm just better at making things pretty. That's why I'm so excited about this Easter Sunday. My Mom is flying in to spend it with us and I'm putting her to work in the kitchen!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! To go with our delicious meal I created this tablescape using some of THE prettiest faux flowers I have ever seen. Like, seriously friends I am in love with these and they look SO SO real!!
I mean come on, you have to admit it. If I hadn't have told you, would you be able to guess they weren't real?
I wanted this table to be pretty, organic, a little bit rustic, and totally spring. I wanted it to feel like I had brought the garden inside. I did this by creating five smaller arrangements. I used a variety of short urns ranging from zinc to the prettiest mint green ceramic to real marble. Mixing the different vessels added so much texture. I filled each vessel with a mixture of the same flowers to keep it cohesive. I used anemones, gardenias, tulips, garden roses, peonies and spray roses all in white from none other than my very favorite, AFLORAL. I mixed in seeded eucalyptus with my faux greenery to really put it over the top. I can get eucalyptus most days from my local grocery store flower department for cheap. Create the illusion of being totally fresh by mixing in a few of these elements from your local florist or floral department. I also used my new favorite faux greenery, clematis vine, blackberry stems, fern clippings, and sedum branches.
You can find these gorgeous metal urns and antique tray at AFLORAL as well. I naturally died these hard boiled eggs using fresh produce like blueberries and red onion!
Can we just talk about these grain sack napkins from Returning Grace (on Etsy) for a sec? I mixed them with my pretty formal china, depression glass, antique tea cups, and vintage flatware for elegant yet rustic casual vibes. I really like the tiniest bit of pattern the napkins bring in and I love the way this setting came together with all the different layers.
I also incorporated little finger bowls and trays of fresh berries and hard boiled eggs. They are not only fun for snacking but add the perfect organic-y garden touch.
I hope you found this post inspiring!!