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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Hop To It! Easter Dinner!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Blue Easter dishesAfter a long, cold winter I’m so excited for spring! I’m also looking forward to Easter dinner with the family. I always volunteer to set the table, that way it gets me out of cooking. I’m really into indigo this month so instead of decorating with traditional spring colors like pink and green, I planned a table setting in blue.

I found a set of eight two-tone blue salad plates at Goodwill (99₵ each). They paired perfectly with my traditional and dainty dinnerware. I could have laid the table with a white cloth, but instead I decided to shake things up even more with orange.

The bunny napkin fold is easy to do and will be the star at each place setting.

Step 1: Fold the napkin diagonally to form a triangle. The point should be on the bottom.

Step 2: Gently fold up the napkin, starting with the point.

Step 3: Turn the napkin on its side and fold it in half.

Step 4: Tie a piece of ribbon at the half-way point. Bend the ears to look like a bunny.

Bunny napkin fold

Easter table settingChampagne coupe candleholderI used dyed eggs (in blue, of course), but you can use large plastic eggs filled with treats.

For a little atmosphere, I used cut-crystal champagne coupes as candle holders. This set of eight was a real score at Goodwill. They ring when the rim is gently tapped!

Washi Tape Candle VotiveI put mini-blue candles in tea light votives. That wasn’t enough, so I wrapped blue-patterned Washi tape around the votive cups. Everything on the table is color coordinated.

The only thing this non-traditional table needs is flowers, good food and family.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, Easter decor, Easter decortating, Easter dinner table