Monday, March 6, 2023

Easter Inspiration in the French Country Dining Room

Hello Everyone, are you thinking ahead for Easter? I've been decorating for St. Patrick's Day, but it's time for also getting in gear for Easter. It's early this year and I'm looking through past posts to gather some ideas for this year. Here's a post from last year's Dining Room with some bunny fun!

Today I wanted to share the Dining Room decorated for Spring and Easter. Each season I seem to challenge myself with trying to find something different for a table centerpiece. I usually have my large metal Italian basket on the table, but this year for Easter I wanted a light and bright basket filled with tulips.

The dining table is big and heavy and dark, so I try to make this space as light and bright as possible. One of the ways I do that is by keeping a wide tablerunner on top. I love to change up the fabric prints throughout the seasons with corresponding color. I went looking for a new floral print for the Spring season a few weeks ago and found this wonderful large flower, brown background print. 

I have a little secret about tablerunners... I buy about 3 yards of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise, tucking in the selvedge and ironing it lengthwise. For a large table, that works; just fold over the extra fabric at each end. That's my "no-sew" tablerunner idea for a quick change up. Then if you want to use the fabric later for pillows or actually sew up a tablerunner you can easily do that. or not. I'm not crazy about sewing.

I have a vintage white wicker basket filled with those faux white tulips and my little French-y wagon on top. It's a large table so it can handle a large grouping as a centerpiece. I painted the wagon French Gray a few years ago to make it easier to coordinate with other neutral pieces. 

My big handsome guy, Mr. Bunns, is sharing the wagon with one of my ironstone tureens, a vintage bud vase, and a few vintage postcards. He has on a tie of pink polka dot ribbon to liven things up a bit. A piece of sheet moss cut to size makes a good "carpet" for my vignette pieces. 

My family washstand and antique mirror get a seasonal refresh several times a year. This year a homemade grapevine and ivy wreath adorn the mirror for some interest. And a few faux daffodils and tulips bring some Spring color. 

My little French Girl has a home here on the washstand. 
Her base had been broken years ago,
so she's sitting in a concrete antique urn.

My lamb tureen travels around the house, but can usually 
be found here for Spring. He's surrounded with a mossy, twiggy wreath.

The buffet has my white doughbowl with another tureen and a few Easter plates and vintage mini pitchers. The little velveteen rabbit is at home on the doughbowl too.

Staffordshire Shepherdess under a cloche.

I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, friends. It's warm and sunny today, the perfect time to get those decorating ideas rolling. I hope you'll come back Monday evening at 6 for All About Home, our fun Link Party, full of ideas and DIYS for Spring. Then Tuesday I'm a part of a Creative Easter Roundup, which has some gorgeous idea for tablescapes and decor. AND next Saturday a St. Patty's Day Hop full of fun with an Irish twist.

Did you catch my last post with the Holiday Cupboard?

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. Looks sweet Debra. With the great weather we are having this winter I not wait for Spring to arrive soon. Hugs and Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

    1. thanks Kris, we're having more warm days now than cold ones. I'm ready to see some green coming out!

  2. Debra, love your Easter decor. Spring is coming. You have some lovely pieces. The french little wagon is darling with your prized bunny. The wreath is lovely. Happy Sunday.

    1. Thankyou Linda, that little wagon has been such a fun piece for decorating!

  3. This is so darned pretty, Debra. And it's the perfect inspiration to get me to bring out my spring -- the bunnies, the pretty linens, the dishes. I have to say your table runner idea is perfect for this woman who doesn't have a sewing machine! Bravo. And thanks for coming by today!

  4. The no sew tablecloth is one of my favorite tricks as well!

  5. Always love your dining room table displays. Reminded me it's time to break out the sheep! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  6. Beautiful, Debra! I love your bunnies and the lamb too, and of course your flower arrangements are always lovely. Thanks for the inspiration, and hope you have a great week!

  7. Debra, your spring and Easter vignettes are all so lovely. You have some gorgeous vintage pieces and I love how you have displayed them all! I love love your sweet little wagon and your lamb tureen - its all beautiful. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creativity!

  8. Your dining room looks so fresh and lovely, Debra. I especially love your soup tureens. I was just looking at the two I have on my cabinet ledge, and remembering that I had three, and broke my favorite one while packing things away for the move. :-( So, it's fun to see yours! I'm delighted to be featuring your post at Tuesday Turn About this week! Pinned!

  9. Thanks for sharing your post with us Debra. I love your soft and fresh decorating for Spring. So very pretty. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty

  10. You've made your dining room really lovely for springtime. You've inspired me to get busy in my own home!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

  11. I love everything! So many pretty treasures for spring and of course I adore all the old postcards. Beautiful!

  12. This is so gorgeous and so spring-y! Visiting from the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.


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