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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

How to set the table for Easter on a budget

Searching for ideas on how to set your table for Easter this year?  We have some ideas for you that will also bring a vintage aesthetic to your table and will not break the bank.

Am I the only one who thought I had an extra week before Easter?  It snuck up on me this year.  I was happily going about my business this week and Mr. Vintage asks what we are doing Sunday, for Easter.  I just looked at him with the deer in head lights look... what are you talking about, we have another week... nope, it is this weekend... I am like wow!  How did that happen?  I completely lost track of time!  I had to throw together a table setting quick!  And all things I already had here at the house too!  😉

Do you see I keep a lot of items around through the seasons?  I do this for two reasons, I do not have the storage for new décor every season and two, I am cheap.  Ha!  You can add a new piece here and there for variety, but why keep changing décor every few months, just give it a make over when you get tired of it.  

If you remember, I had gold candles on the candlesticks at Christmas.  I purchased the boxwood balls and placed them on the candlesticks.  They will be able to stick around through fall when I will come up with something else.  

Do you remember the bush in the center of the table, click to read What I have in my online shopping cart?  I bought it, actually two!  I love them!  I cannot wait to get them outside, no watering, no trimming, and all I have to do is place them in a pot.  You do not even have to do this, it comes in it's own pot, but of course, I have an idea!

Here is a close up of our spring runner.  I loved the vintage aesthetic of the runner when I found it.  I am a sucker for anything that looks vintage.  I have had this one for many years and get it out every spring...

I left our placemats that we usually have on the table... and we have the chargers from our wedding that I reuse for holidays, so I added them to our table setting... then our everyday dishes... it's just going to be the two of us, so no reason to get real fancy... I have had the napkins for a while, they have bunnies all over them.  They do not match our table runner exactly, but they coordinate nicely.  I added these napkin rings too. 

Do you know I found that planter the bush is in for $3.00 in TJ Maxx's clearance section several years ago?  I love a bargain!

I played around with those napkins inside the potted plant changing it up.  I could not get it just as I wanted it... oh well, I threw in the towel.  Like I have said before, life isn't perfect... sometimes you just have to let it go.   

The glasses on our table came from a thrift store, they were $.39/piece!  Can you believe that?  They are monogrammed, you can find a deal on monogrammed dishes and glasses at thrift stores since it isn't something everyone will buy.  Most want their own initial etched on glasses.  

If you have the same friends and family come for the holidays every year, you could collect glasses with monograms on them of their first initial, no more mixing up glasses or wondering if you are drinking from your glass or not.  It would create interest since not everyone would have the same glass too.   

So really, the only new thing on our table is the faux bush and napkin rings.  Everything else has been collecting dust around here.  

You do not even need to collect all of the same pattern of dishes.  If you go thrifting, you can find all different dishes for your table and coordinate colors.  In my opinion, as long as you love them, that is the only thing that matters.  

I moved our buffet to another wall.  I love the picture Mr. Vintage and I picked up one day at Amish Country.  Sometimes I keep it up all year long, depends on my mood and what I want to hang on the wall.  It also lights up.  As you can see the diamonds made it into the glass candle holders with our decoupaged eggs.  You can click here to read Spring Decorating Idea if you missed it. 

Here is a close up of our bunny... it's a cookie jar that I picked up from an antique store.  It is actually from Cracker Barrel and I got it for a steal, $9.00!  The mirror ($5.00) that we use as a server sometimes was a project I did a while ago, you can click to read How to create a high end look if you would like to know more about it.  I also added pieces of eucalyptus to the mirror to add more interest to the server.      

So there you have a simple how to on decorating your table for Easter on a budget.  If you do not have spring table runners or tablecloths, let the kids get inventive.  Cut out simple bunnies and let them decorate the bunnies.  You can use them as place cards on the table, you can also make extra so each dish has a name card too.  Here is a link to free coloring pages if you have littles who enjoy coloring.  

Do you know I still enjoy coloring?  True story... I find it to be very calming.  I also read just smelling crayons lowers your blood pressure.  I would venture to say it has something to do with reminding us of simpler times... I know I enjoyed childhood, if only we could go back!  😄  

Are you looking for more ideas for after Easter dinner?  During Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, we decided this was a good time to purchase games.  We chose a few and we had a lot of fun playing games on the weekends and during the holidays.  It brings everyone together, of course, it was just Mr. Vintage and I, but we really enjoyed ourselves.  Did you know he is very competitive?  My goodness and he has to win every time!  Must be all of the sports he played over the years... 

I noticed there are many games, arts and crafts, and basket stuffers still available if you are searching for ideas.  You can have them delivered in two days, something I love since I am not a very patient person waiting for items to arrive.  You can click to see Easter Toys and Games.  And... we picked up some more balls for peanut....  he has to have something to keep him busy too for the holiday...    

Hope you found some inspiration for your holiday table!

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