I believe the secret to styling magic is to always add an unexpected twist. For my Easter table, I wanted to create something very pretty, joyful, and almost playful using a mix of what I had on hand – my collection of antique Moss Rose plates and some newer finds. Exclusively using antique pieces can sometimes make the table setting feel too precious and formal, and as part of my entertaining mission is to make my table as welcoming as possible, mixing new with the old was definitely the best solution.
A trip or two to my local HomeGoods netted part of the solution – appliqued cotton kitchen towels. I dug through the hanging stacks until I found just the right mix of patterns. The beauty of these towels are that they’re colorful, larger in scale than the average napkin, and definitely too pretty for drying dishes.
As I placed each neatly folded towel on the left side of each place setting, I made sure there was enough breathing room so they would be clearly seen. If you find towels that are not available in a great variety of patterns – no worries – just double up on the patterns and be sure to spread them apart…no two of the same pattern next to each other.
Something as simple as pretty kitchen towels brings a note of freshness and happiness to the table any time of year.
(P.S. This set of pretty towels, as well as more special touches for the Easter table, will be available this weekend at our Hunt Club shop in the Fairfield County Antique and Design Center…hope to see you there!)