The Easter holiday is getting closer and closer and, although we will spend it among a few intimates and embraced by the warmth of our families, the table should be the great protagonist and enriched with themed details. From the colors of spring, to minimal decorations, which elegantly immerse everyone in the atmosphere of the festival. Here are the most beautiful ideas for this year’s Easter mise en place.
Easter mise en place: the classic shabby chic
When you think of how to set the table on Easter day, the first thing that comes to mind is spring, its colors and its feeling of freshness. One of the inspirations that goes for the most in the Easter period, in fact, is precisely the shabby chic style a bit ‘retro.
For those who love vintage and have hand-painted dinnerware, perhaps with decorations inspired by nature, the shabby chic mood is the perfect idea. In addition to the beautiful plate sets, a symbol of craftsmanship, can not miss runner embroidered, checked or with small dots on which rest floral centerpieces. Or simple tablecloths, with light colors such as cream or antique pink, but enriched by a hand-embroidered flounce.
The shabby chic inspiration in the Easter mise en place is a must have, but you must always be careful not to overdo it. In fact, if you opt for a jaunty and colorful tablecloth, do not add more color in the dishes or table centerpieces. The touch of color is essential, but as always remember that … too much is always wrong.
A minimal and sophisticated setting
The symbols of Easter are many, in addition to eggs, symbol of rebirth, we cannot fail to include the olive branch, symbol of peace. For an Easter mise en place with a minimal style, the olive tree has a fundamental role, that of decorating the table with refinement.
The minimal effect is guaranteed by soft colors such as white, cream, silver gray, or why not? the ultimate gray, one of the Pantone colors 2021. The plates and under plates in white porcelain, could be placed on a monochrome tablecloth, but also neutral and above each plate an olive branch or a finely decorated egg would be a placeholder.
If your table, on the other hand, is made of glass, it will be even easier to emphasize the colors of the plates and place cards, and in this case, eliminating the tablecloth, you can dare with some stronger shades. The family atmosphere is enriched with unique and refined details.
Easter mise en place: what if instead of lunch it was brunch?
Despite its English origin, the custom of brunch has now spread all over the world. It’s a meal that combines breakfast and lunch in a single moment, in fact the word brunch comes from the fusion of breakfast and lunch. You eat sweet and savory dishes, all served at the same time and the atmosphere is relaxed, just like during a breakfast.
Replacing Easter lunch with a brunch is for many families now a custom because the intimate and informal context gives that sense of welcome and warmth that only a family can transmit. Usually it is consumed between 11 and 13 and even in this case, however, the table must be well set.
Can not miss the American placemats, dessert plates but also larger ones to divide sweet and savory. All enriched by the colors of spring through floral centerpieces or a small Easter tree made of branches on which hang pretty decorated eggs.