And just like that, it will be Easter this weekend. I don’t know why this comes as a surprise because March seems to have been going on forever. However, despite the all consuming current crisis, mother nature is still doing her thing and spring is here. Obviously Easter this year will be different and we’ll be thinking of the loved ones we are separated from. Maybe we can’t spend Easter with the friends and family we were hoping to, but I hope you take time to sit down at the table with the ones you are isolated with or connect online. Whether you are a brunch or a roast lamb lunch person, whether you cook yourself or support a local restaurant by ordering in, a beautifully laid table will lift the spirits.

I am loving the colourful tableware that is around at the moment. Mirroring fashions current obsession with ice-cream and pastel colours these gorgeous hues will add an uplifting pop to your table. Perfect not only for right now, but also for celebrating once the social distancing bans are lifted. These colours will look great on a on a classic white tablecloth or wooden tabletop mixed in with white plates…..or fly your maximalist flag and mix with patterned dishes. Take a look below for my top picks for a colourful Easter tablescape.

`We are in lockdown, at anchor, in Portugal with no address to order things to. But the LSA Gem tumblers and Sophie Conran’s plates are definitely on my wish list.

NB I’m in no way affiliated with any of the brands mentioned here. Products are selected entirely on own merit.

Plates, Bowls, etc

Colourful Tablescaqpes: Sophie Conran's Coupe Plate
Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Coupe Plate 8.5 inch – £37 reduced from £57

Shake things up at the dining table Sophie Conran’s Colour Pop tableware. I love the way you can buy a mix of colours, but single colour sets are also available as are some rather fetching egg cups that are white on the outside and sunshine yellow inside. Porcelain with a tough varnish, good for everyday.

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Tablescapes: Pastel
Calm, Le Creuset – various prices

For a more serene, but still colourful, vibe try Le Creuset’s Calm collection. The full range includes plates, bowls, mugs, ramekins, spoons and, of course, petite casserole dishes in meringue, shell pink, sea salt and mist grey.

Flatware

Colourful Flatware
Cutipol Goa 24 piece Cutlery Set – £340

This attention grabbing, luxe cutlery comes in a range of different colours with silver or gold coloured heads.

Glassware

Colourful Glassware
LSA Gem Tumblers – 4 x 310ml £35, 4 x 510ml £40

Perfect for summer drinks in the garden….or on the deck of Lazy Kingfisher. Amara was selling these in their sale at £28 + £32. They have more on order if you can wait.

Linens

Colourful 
tablescapes: Linen
Lario Napkins Designers Guild x4 – £36

100% linen from Designers Guild. Table runners, placemats and napkins. Mix and match for a colourful vibe that suits you.

DIY Decorations

Colourful Tablescapes: Dyed Eggs
Image via Amara

Create your own Easter table decorations: hard boil the eggs, allow to cool, protect your surfaces, mix about 20 drops of food colouring with a teaspoon on vinegar and water in a mug – more drops will result in stronger colour – needs to be enough water to cover egg. Leave for about 5 minutes, turning to ensure even coverage. Remove with a slotted spoon and leave to dry. Leave as is or decorate as you wish.

Stripes

Colourful Tablescapes: Mugs
Cornish 16oz Mug, Cornishware – £16 each

Handcrafted in the UK Cornishware’s cheerful striped mugs will be a hit any day of the year. Available in a range of colours

Centrepiece

Colourful Tablescapes Centrepiece
Image via @jannelford

One easy way to add some Easter cheer, use a bunch spring flowers as a colourful centrepiece for your Easter table. For easy flower inspo follow @jannelford on Instagram.

Accessories

Spread some pastel love around your home with these cushions from John Lewis. I particularly love the chunky knit pouffe…..now, can I fit one on the boat?!

I hope this has inspired you to add a bit of colour to your table at the weekend. Try to take a break from the media doom and lean in to the joys of spring instead. Hit the keys below to share the love.

Stay Safe.

Lots of love

Anna XO💕

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