Creating a Beautiful Easter Tablescape on a Budget

Good morning, sweet friends! I am so sorry that I was absent from blogging last week. Unfortunately, my two youngest children were a bit under the weather.  On Monday, I took Caroline to the doctor with strep throat and a sinus infection. Then on Tuesday, I took Reid to the doctor. It seems that had he had contracted his sister’s strep throat. On Saturday, I was back at the doctor with Caroline. Bless her heart, she had the flu, too. So needless to say, they needed their Momma’s love and care.  When my babies are sick, their wish is my command.  I just hate it when they feel bad, and I would do anything if I could be sick for them.

On a happier note, Easter is only days away. I am so excited! My family is coming to visit, and my house will be filled with the ones I love. Today, I want to help you to set a beautiful Easter table simply and on a budget. Setting a beautiful table doesn’t have to be difficult or cost a fortune. With a few simple tips and tricks, you too can set an elegant and pretty table for your Easter guests.


The first thing I like to start with, when I am building a tablescape, are the linens. You can choose to use a pretty tablecloth, placemats, or both. Today, there are so many wonderful places to shop to find affordable table linens. I often frequent Tuesday Morning, HomeGoods, or T.J. Maxx when I am looking to purchase pretty linens. For this tablescape, I chose to use placemats. They are by Lenox and are the Butterfly Meadow pattern. I found them at Tuesday Morning.

The next item I add to my tablescapes are the charger plates. You can find them at your local craft store or discount chain store. You don’t have to add a charger plate. They just add a nice touch to the table.

Next, I add the plates. If I could give one important tip in tablescaping, it would be for you to own an off white or white set of dishes. You can do so much with a neutral set of dishes. You can change the entire look of a tablescape just by changing the linens or adding a different patterned salad plate to the plate stack.

The next addition gracing the table are pretty yellow napkins. I found these napkins at HomeGoods. The napkin rings, I already had on hand. I purchased them last Summer at Sur La Table.  If you don’t have napkin rings, think outside of the box. Use pretty ribbon instead. It is inexpensive and adds a beautiful color and pattern to your table.

Next, add flatware and simple ice tea goblets to the placesetting.

Lastly, add a focal point to your table with a centerpiece.  I simply used a blue vase with simple white flowers I purchased at the grocery store. You may also have some beautiful blooms in your own garden that could adorn your table.  Flanking the centerpiece, I chose to use some candle holders and cream colored candlesticks that I had on hand.

If you can believe it, I found these candlesticks at an antique mall for only $6 for the set. So don’t be afraid to shop antique malls, estate sales, consignment shops, and tag sales to find items for your table. You never know what you will find.


With just a little thought and a few tips and tricks, you too can create a beautiful table.







Thank you so much for joining me today! I will be absent from blogging for the rest of the week. Since my family will be here later in the week, I have lots to do. I hope that you have a very happy and blessed Easter. Have a wonderful day, friends!!!


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  1. Great tips! I love using ribbon as napkin holders! Have a Happy aEaster!

  2. Light blue and yellow are perfect together: such a nice choise for an Easter tablescape ?

  3. Shannon, you included great tips,for Tablescaping! Your Easter table is just beautiful with those Lenox placemats in soft shades of blue and white with the yellow napkins and blue napkin rings. And you topped it off with a blue vase of pretty spring flowers. Your family will feel so special sitting at your lovely table! Happy Easter, sweet friend!

  4. I love the combination of blue and yellow, although I have never used it myself. I seem to gravitate more towards greens and reds for some reason.

  5. It’s interesting to see how different people think about setting a table. I never know where mine are going to begin! Enjoy family time.

  6. I LOVE blue and yellow. Simple gorgeous! Happy Easter!

  7. Hi Shannon, Perfect colors! The DIY presentation is fantastic. Beautiful table!

  8. Simple elegance…always appropriate! Thanks for reminding us that we don’t have to purchase new things. Using what we already have can be wonderful for creating more of those special memories! I’m sorry your two have been sick – and hope you don’t come down with it, too. Take care, and I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend. He is risen! Hallelujah!

  9. What a joy it would be to have a seat at this beautiful table. I love the soft floral pattern of the placemats and the color of the vase. Your tips are so useful and you make tablescaping look effortless. I hope your babies are feeling better and enjoy the time with your family. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and have a Happy Easter.

  10. this is so PRETTY Shannon! I am crazy about the soft blue and yellow! I hope everyone was well and enjoyed a wonderful Easter in this beautiful setting!

  11. Hope you had a great Easter and hope that the family is feeling better too! So love the table…beautifiul as always Shannon!

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