Create the ultimate spring tablescape

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Lucy Scott,-Senior Editor

Set the scene for Easter celebrations with linen and natural textures mixed with themed crockery

Whether you regard Easter as a traditional religious holiday or merely an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast (or both), there’s no doubt that the four-day break is something to celebrate. It’s the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and family and enjoy a feast together.


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Dress up your tableware with a simple napkin trick

This Easter we’re putting OTT on pause in favour of a simple theme, mixing existing tableware with new textures. Opt for a linen tablecloth as a base – any wrinkles are part of the charm – and add a woven placemat to each place setting, with super-simple everyday crockery dressed up with a linen napkin. Try a napkin knot, tucking in a fresh herb sprig or a flower – it’s easy to do, just tie on the diagonal. Those who are more adventurous can attempt a bunny-ear napkin. 

Add wooden platters and serving bowls and go old-school with dinner candles in modern glass holders. Finish with a splash of spring colour with vases of tulips and daffodils dotted around in simple ceramic vases.

Make it a ‘serve yourself’ meal

There’s nothing better than a big sharing-style serve-yourself meal. Encourage your family and friends to tuck in with side bowls, sauce jugs and roasting tins that look fantastic taken from straight from the oven to the table. Don’t forget the serving spoons – and always have a few spare forks and spoons to hand.

Give your pudding a chance to shine

From traditional marzipan-covered simnel cakes to modern masterpieces worthy of The Great British Bake Off, cakes have long been the centrepieces of Easter celebrations. Serve your Easter bake on a cake stand and don’t forget cake or pastry forks, a cake slice and side plates. 



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