Creating a Low-Line, Simple Easter Centerpiece

Easter is one of the holidays for which I love to decorate the table.

The colors are fantastic, if choosing the pastels or even the bright vibrants colors of spring.

Last year I chose a unique vase.

Using red tulips and white roses and a little bit of greenery from the garden.

You really can’t get any simpler than that.

I was looking through some books for inspiration (do you ever do that?) and to be honest, it was a bit discouraging. Books have beautiful dinner parties with elaborate centerpieces. But I always wonder what the table would look like once the centerpiece was removed. (Naked.)

And wouldn’t the centerpiece need to be removed in order to talk to your guests across the table?

I love the simplicity of a small, low-line centerpiece, candles, and a wide open space where people feel like they have enough room to stretch out and look across the table and converse.

What size centerpiece do you prefer, and do you remove it from the table as your guests are seated?

3 comments on “Creating a Low-Line, Simple Easter Centerpiece”

  1. I must admit that sometimes I do like an elaborate centerpiece! If your guests are going to be seeing the table for a while before a meal (our home is very open concept), then I think a large centerpiece can be so pretty. Once the meal begins, I would remove it, but then your lovely serving dishes and the food are what makes the table pretty!

  2. True indeed. I love a collection of small centerpieces that you can keep on the table, and squeeze the food around (if you’re serving family style) or at least be able to see over if you’re serving a buffet. A table without flowers and candles, looks so very lonely, don’t you think? Love your bright vibrant color scheme from last year!

  3. Hi Sandy

    You’re right – the books always show these elaborate centerpieces that you can’t see over. I like your idea of simple low lying floral arrangements. One of the things I like to do is line up a row of small vases with seasonal flowers – crocuses or lily of the valley at this time of year.

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