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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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Set for Spring

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Seat for SpringThis year I decided on an (almost) monochromatic color scheme for my Easter table. Maybe because winter is so long, gray and dreary I’m in the mood for fresh, clean colors. So, white and buttery-yellow are perfect for the transition of winter-into-spring. 

For the napkin ring, I twisted a 24-inch thick chenille stem around a folded napkin. Bend the ends so it resembles bunny ears. Since this is a traditional table setting, lay the napkin next to the fork on the right side of the plate.

It’s all about presentation. Instead of the usual Easter basket, or messy grass, I rolled soft, white yarn into a nest shape and set it on a salad plate. A hard-boiled egg, dyed buttery-yellow, is safely nestled inside.

I love vintage stemware. A cut-glass champagne coupe adds a bit of glam to the table. Even kids like drinking juice from pretty glasses on special occasions. A little sprig of berries is wound around the stem for added texture. 

It wouldn’t be Easter without candy. I chose white chocolate bunnies and pale-yellow jelly beans to coordinate with the dishes. The beans are under a dome to help resist eating candy before dinner. It also makes a unique party favor.

Although I set this table for Easter, take away the bunny items and it can work for Mother’s Day brunch, or a warm weather dinner party, too!

Topics: Easter, Merri Cvetan, Easter decortating, Easter table, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Set for Spring

    This year I decided on an (almost) monochromatic color scheme for my Easter table. Maybe because winter is so long, gray and dreary I’m in the mood for fresh, clean colors. So, white and buttery-yellow are perfect for the transition of winter-into-spring.

  • Set for Spring
    For the napkin ring, I twisted a 24-inch thick chenille stem around a folded napkin. 
  • Set for Spring
    Bend the ends so it resembles bunny ears.
  • Set for Spring

    It’s all about presentation. Instead of the usual Easter basket, or messy grass, I rolled soft, white yarn into a nest shape and set it on a salad plate. A hard-boiled egg, dyed buttery-yellow, is safely nestled inside.

  • Set for Spring

    I love vintage stemware. A cut-glass champagne coupe adds a bit of glam to the table. Even kids like drinking juice from pretty glasses on special occasions. A little sprig of berries is wound around the stem for added texture.

  • Set for Spring

    It wouldn’t be Easter without candy. I chose white chocolate bunnies and pale-yellow jelly beans to coordinate with the dishes. The beans are under a dome to help resist eating candy before dinner. It also makes a unique party favor.