How to Create a Striking Easter Table

I love any excuse to get my favourite china, glassware and linens out and Easter is a great opportunity to go to town with the table settings and decorations.  A simple way to create a pretty centrepiece is to use a footed bowl (to give some height) planted with flowering Spring bulbs like narcissus and grape hyacinths.  Then, if you really want to go for it, you can add some Easter themed extras. Little nests filled with sweet, speckled mini eggs are pretty irresistible to all ages.

When it comes to china, I’m loving all things vegetable inspired at the moment. Whether its  Dodie Thayer’s vintage lettuce ware (or her reissued collection for Tory Birch), white cabbage leaf bowls from Daylesford, or antique Wedgwood majolica with its glossy green glaze, it’s perfect for a Spring celebration. The joy of this look is that it can be a bit mis-matched; old with new, different patterns and shapes all mixed together, it all just works.

This divine image is from D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens

Bunny Mellon’s swoon-worthy collection

Some of C.Z. Guest’s collection of vintage Dodie Thayer lettuce ware.

If you’re not ready to embrace the whole look, then below are some subtle ways to add some Spring greens to your table this Easter.


Fern Jug, Oka – £24


Green striped plate by Marie Daâge – £204 for 2


Small Belles Rives Tray by Rita Konig for The Lacquer Company – £174


Cabbage bowl, Daylesford – £15


Mottled enamel nibble bowl, Garden Trading Co. – £4.50


Fennel Vase by Daniel Reynolds for The New Craftsmen – £260


Daisy tumbler by Laguna B – £54


Artichoke plate and bowls set by Oka, £136 for 4 settings


Breakfast Cups by Marie Daâge, £280 for a set of two