Happy Easter Friends! I’m so excited for spring and warm weather and the holiday season. Jesus, empty tombs, Easter bunnies and all. Easter also means my turn to host the holiday. You see, we split the major holiday’s up in our family and each try to host one event. Easter is all mine. I’m here this week getting down to the nitty gritty of hosting and figured we could talk about a farmhouse tablescape.\
This concept of making a table more of an art is nothing new. I’ve dipped my toes in the table world but nothing full blown. I wasn’t even sure what went into making a great table. Like why the need for seating tags and why was I so weirdly attracted to this? So I set out to make up a fun farmhouse tablescape and share with you all the elements you need to recreate this yourself.
A beautiful table is usually made up of
two three elements: a great foundation (aka table,) an awesome middle and then workable place settings.
A Great Foundation
To begin your fabulous host-worthy farmhouse tablescape, you have to start with a table. There are some really great tables out there, and some awesome table makeovers. Think about your space and your family needs before jumping in the car or on Craigslist. How many place settings will you normally need. Is your space small, large or wide? I love a great French-Farmhouse round table, but a round table would never work in my narrow dining space. A great rectangular two-toned table with a bench on one side does.
An Awesome Middle
The second piece I bring in is an awesome centerpiece. My table center is my blank canvas. I love mixing and matching things up here. It’s where all the fun gets to be had. This part sets the tone for your tables theme be it seasonal, feminine and floral or as I have here today, Farmhouse.
The first piece you want to add is some sort of table covering. Here I’ve used a table runner. Then I added some classic farmhouse staples like vintage books, white iron stone vase and cotton stems. When you add your pieces in, you want to layer. Give items dimension by adding something underneath. Like the book that I stacked the vase on. It’s also a good idea to try and create a triangle with your items. This ensures your table has symmetry and is visually pleasing to your eye.
A Workable Place Setting
The last part of a fantastic tablescape is your place settings. Again, you are wanting a layered look. Grab some fabulous chargers or layer your plates and napkins. A couple of really great ideas for this can be a unique charger like a piece of wood or some box wood. Then layer on any fun china you have on hand or grab some mix-matched china at your local thrift store.
Top off your place setting with something fun for a place card. Here I just used some wooden sphere’s and tucked in a piece of cardstock. The point of a great Farmhouse table is that it isn’t a matching set and it is utilizing things you already have on hand.
I’ve seen some gorgeous and inspiring tablescapes this week as spring and Easter approach. It really got me thinking about the basics of a table and dissecting it’s pieces. I hope this leaves you with a little bit of understand on how to create your own table and hopefully when you host your next dinner, you leave your guests drooling over your table. Have a great holiday my friends.
To check out other Farmhouse Hacks, visit [this page.] I have also included below some great staples to add to your farmhouse table.