I was thinking about what would make a beautiful Easter table this year, and for some reason, wild grapevines and bare branches spoke to me. I guess it’s because Connecticut Country House is surrounded by nature, nestled in the woods, with an abundance of moss, that these simple elements combined, would lend the perfect outdoorsy vibe to our freshly relocated dining room.

Once the theme was settled upon, to visualize spacing, I established each place setting with a grapevine placemat that had just a little touch of faux moss and clover. Having every woodsy characteristic that I could hope for, I practically swooned when I found these at Pier 1!

Twiggy baskets from Terrain, simply filled with early spring bloomers: grape hyacinth, pansies, and sweet violas, were then placed down the center of the table.

Here and there, I tucked in small and medium grapevine nests with moss liners from Michaels, into which I had placed either delicately dyed tartan Easter eggs, or charming speckled malted eggs from Castle Hill Chocolate.

Once the woodland theme foundation was set, I layered my white, Country French, scalloped edged dinner plates and robin’s egg blue salad plates, all HomeGoods finds, on top of the placemats.

Bundles of silverware, swaddled in pastel plaid napkins, echo the soft colors and pattern of the tartan eggs, save on space, and give the table an outdoorsy picnic look. When tied together with our Nora Murphy Country House original FREE downloadable spring gift tags, they also serve as perfect place cards.

The finishing touch to top off each place setting, are fuzzy, bright, Kermit The Frog green, faux moss bunnies from my local nursery, Shakespeare’s Garden. An Easter tradition, bunnies are always an adorable addition to the table.

To see a how I set this table with Scot Haney for a segment on WFSB-3’s Better Connecticut, click here.

Join in the fun and see how mesmerizing and simple it is to dye plaid eggs for Easter, by clicking here to join Scot and I in the kitchen of Connecticut Country House.

For simple to create Sweet n’ Wild Baskets, for decorating or gift giving, click here to see the segment.

Have fun and “go wild” this Easter!

Love, Nora



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