A while ago I was asked to decorate a table for eight for a women's conference that was held last week. Because life has a way of laying waste to my grand plans I had no time on the day of the conference to actually go set up the table let alone attend the event. Good thing I have a husband that is secure in his masculinity. That's right, my unbelievably supportive husband set up my table for me! I got everything together the night before and we had a test run, though in all honesty, he probably didn't need my direction (he has a very proper grandmother who taught him where every fork, spoon, and salad plate goes)! Apparently they announced this good deed at the conference because I still have women calling to tell me that my husband's table was the best one there. I was sad that I couldn't be there and take pictures so I decided to recreate it at home - on a smaller scale.
Because the event was taking place so close to Easter I decided on a natural Easter theme. I used burlap fabric for a tablecloth (it adds so much texture!), seagrass woven chargers from Ikea, white china that Mr. gave me for Christmas a few years ago, my grandmothers silver, green cloth napkins, and topped each place setting with an egg.
For the centerpiece I used my antique Italian soup tureen and filled it with a yellow orchid, johnny-jump-ups, spanish moss, and more eggs. I didn't plant anything, I just placed the orchid in the middle, cut a six-pack of johnny-jump-ups apart and then placed those around the orchid. I stuffed plastic bags in all the spaces between and then topped it all with the spanish moss and nestled a few eggs on top. It took me approximately 15 minutes, and when the johnnys start to fade I'll just pop them out and plant them outside. Couldn't be easier!
Want to see more tablescapes? Check out Susan's Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch.