Easter Table and Front Porch Décor

Treating you to lots of eye candy today to inspire your spring or Easter décor and entertaining!  From the welcome of spring blooms on our front porch to Easter around the house and at the table, there are ideas galore  to take away.  Enjoy!

An ice cream parlor chair repurposed into a planter greets visitors with a chalkboard welcome sign. Tutorial here.

Now to the table!  I mixed china patterns to keep the table relaxed. Pastel spring shades were layered together to create a light and fresh atmosphere with cheerful greens and pinks dominating.

Mixing casual rattan charger with mismatched but complimentary china keeps the table unfussy and vibrant.

A sweet surprise of Dove chocolates awaits each guest behind those adorable bunny place cards.  I cut my bunnies from French books for my French speaking guests.  Instructions follow.  This ribbon will make another appearance around the dessert!

Pink serviettes were placed under the charger and added a punch of color, picking up the pink of the cheese plates.  Bunnies and ceramic Easter eggs were strewn across a seasonal table runner.  It is esay to layer within tones  and this setting stays away from the boredom and formality of being too matchy-matchy.

I hosted a French conversation group with a Spring/Easter themed menu. Recipes for the charlotte and the soup will appear separately on the blog.  Similar quiche recipes can be found here, here and here.

A trio of cheerful pink ranunculae bouquets in pilsner glasses give the table height and drama and don’t block sightlines.

Check out how to make the easy bunny placecards with book pages:

You can make the bunny placecards in 2 ways:  rip out a book page from an old book.  Trace the bunny template directly on the page.  Cut out along the lines and glue the page on a piece of cardstock that you have traced the image on and also cut out.

I reduced the cutting work by using heavy card stock paper in the printer.  I photocopied 2 book pages on each page and printed 1 page at a time because of the thickness of the paper.  On the photocopied book pages I traced the bunny template and cut them out once. They were heavy enough to stand up on their own.  Using a hot pink sharpie, I defined the edges with colorful mini dots and wrote each guest’s name.  My guests loved the placecards!

Free bunny templates can be found Here.

To see these adorable bunny placecards used with ribbon, visit Stonegable’s chic Easter table in green, black and white, here.

The pièce de résistance was this charlotte aux fraises, an easy, make-ahead, no-bake dessert. Recipe here.

Wishing you a happy spring and fun entertaining!

10 thoughts on “Easter Table and Front Porch Décor

  1. Good golly, Miss Molly!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your porch and indoors are so beautifully decorated for the season! All those gorgeous fresh flowers!!! I’m both intrigued by and thoroughly jealous of your green thumb!!!

    Happy Easter to you!

    • Is this really the divine Miss A????? So good to hear from you Alycia. I think I was born with a trowel in one hand and a pair of pruners in the other! Working with fresh flowers is my happy place. Happy Easter to you and yours too! Xo

      Johanne Lamarche

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  2. You had me a ranunculi Johanne! Love the pink and those adorable bunny place cards! AND that Charlotte topped with a bloom and tied with a ribbon, swoon! You are all set for a delightful Easter!
    Jenna

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